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Over the Garden Fence: Starting Spring Seeds

By Brian David (Mariposa Master Gardener) —  February and March are months to try a spring garden. Spring gardening is a tango with fluctuating temperatures. You may need to combine starting seed indoors with direct outdoor seeding. Spring (cool season) vegetable seeds include several nutrient dense vegetables often planted at the end of summer for fall gardens. Cool weather vegetables ...

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Snowshoeing from Chinquapin to Monroe Meadow aka Badger Pass aka Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area

First snowshoe adventure of the season in March? Yes indeed, and we sure weren’t going to waste anytime getting our snowshoes on that snow. We just didn’t know when Mother Nature would take that opportunity away from us. A good workout, gaining 1,000 feet in elevation in 2 1/2 miles, but we also received a wonderful surprise when we arrived ...

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Winery-Sage: A Match Made In Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day usually conjures up images of Irish Whiskey, Guinness or green beer (bizarre tradition by the way – sticking food coloring in your beer so that it becomes a radioactive green). If you think that St. Patrick’s Day is only about drinking (probably not too far from the truth for many of our readers – yes, you know ...

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Wonderful Wildland Firefighters Auction Pays Off

OAKHURST — The Wildland Firefighter Foundation’s first-ever local auction sparked a series of bids to help families of those injured or killed in the line of duty. With nine individuals on the auction block along with some high-value gift baskets, the nonprofit organization raised $2,665 for the cause. “Everyone had a great time,” says event organizer Erin Capuchino, adding absolute ...

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Time for Minarets Baseball!

By Mary Uribe and Maisy Fronteras —  O’NEALS — Baseball season is in full swing and the Minarets baseball team has hit the ground running. The players have been working hard and practicing throughout the year with Fall Ball and winter practices. ​The team is three games into the season and Mustangs are currently at 3-0. On Thursday, Feb. 22, the ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Mar. 4

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018. Coarsegold domestic disturbance On Monday, Feb. 26 at 5:27 a.m. deputies were dispatched to Sioux Road for a domestic disturbance. Investigation revealed subjects were in a verbal argument only and no physical altercation occurred. Incident was ...

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Winery-Sage: Field Trip To Oak Farm Vineyards

Editor’s note: We catch up with our friends Karen and Ken Geiszler of Winery-Sage.com as they continue their wine-tasting adventure in Lodi (Winery-sage: Stuck On Wine Tasting In Lodi). Our tasting trip started with a visit to the Lodi Winegrape Commission, a great facility with a knowledgeable staff and a broad selection of Lodi wines. If you have time for only ...

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Local Mariposa Artists Featured At Public Reception

Submitted by Cara Goger – MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to the opening reception recognizing the work of local painter, John Tomsick, and ceramic artist Phyllis Becker, on Thursday, Mar. 8, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery located in historic downtown Mariposa. Light refreshments will be served. Both Becker and Tomsick have ...

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Mustang Matt Emphasizes Trust And Respect In Horsemanship

COARSEGOLD — The Sierra Freepackers, the local Back Country Horsemen of California unit, together with the YLP Equestrian Center in Coarsegold, proudly hosted Mustang Matt. Mustang Matt is a clinician who emphasizes trust, respect and balanced horsemanship, and organizers say, “boy, did he deliver!” A special tip of the hat to Laurie Wagoner for her exceptional efforts toward putting this ...

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