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Local Ski School Seeking Volunteer Instructors

Picture of people skiing

MADERA COUNTY — Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) is looking for volunteer ski and snowboard instructors to teach snow sports to our local area grade school students. MASS is currently about to embark on their 53rd year providing ski and snowboard instruction to eligible students from grades four through six. Volunteer instructors do not need to be expert skiers or ...

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The History Mystery #81

Picture of old lumber mill

Article submitted by Don Grove This photograph of a lumber mill was in the collection of Jesse Love, which is housed in the archive library of the Sierra Historical Sites Association. He was a long-time resident of the area, and once worked at the Sugar Pine lumber mill. He noted on the photo that this was not Sugar Pine, but ...

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CAL FIRE Burn Permits Not Required in Mariposa County Beginning Friday

MARIPOSA – CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) will lift the burn permit requirement in Mariposa County on Friday (Dec. 6) at 8 a.m., according to a news release issued by the agency Tuesday. After the burn permit requirement is lifted, CAL FIRE burn permits will NOT be required in Mariposa County and open burning will be allowed on so-called “Permissive ...

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YARTS Offers Free Tickets for Mariposa County Residents

YOSEMITE – The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) is offering up to four roundtrip tickets to Yosemite National Park to all Mariposa County households on days when regular service is provided. The tickets are free and are available while supplies last or until June 30, 2020. In addition, a child under 12 may ride for free with a ticketed ...

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Pet of the Week: Leon the Dog

Hi everybody! I'm Leon!

Hi there, I’m Leon! You met Bella last week…I am her best buddy. As you can see, I am ready, willing, and able to give you lots of hugs and kisses. Mom is in assisted living and we are outside in a kennel. And yes, it’s very cold! Brrrrrr! Please call 559-683-1266 if you have a place in your heart ...

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Branches Bookstore Hosting Launch Party Tomorrow for New Book by Locals Harsha and Nickerson

Launch party tomorrow at Branches

OAKHURST — A new book is out by local poet Jeannie O. Harsha and photographer Tricia Nickerson. Harsha and Nickerson have combined their respective talents as well as their shared passion for nature into a photo/poetry book titled Wandering Off: Nature’s Notable Nourishments. A book launch is scheduled at Branches Book Store in Oakhurst (near Vons) for Saturday, Nov. 30. ...

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Winter Weather Blankets Mountain Area

NORTH FORK — Mountain area residents awoke Wednesday morning to a chilly, wintry landscape, with the season’s first dusting of snow creating challenging travel conditions but a scenic backdrop for the Thanksgiving holiday. Residents in the North Fork and O’Neals area reported more than an inch of the fluffy white stuff had fallen overnight but as Wednesday morning dawned, the ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Getting Your Perennial Vegetables Through the Winter

Artichokes

By Bob Labozetta, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa MARIPOSA COUNTY — Perennial vegetables like artichokes, asparagus, rhubarb, and horseradish need protection to survive the freezing temperatures of winter that occur in our area. Artichokes may be hardy down to USDA Zone 6 and asparagus down to Zone 4, but they do need care before cold winter temperatures set in. For artichokes, ...

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