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Mariposa Museum Offering Free Admission During Holiday Sale

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Museum & History Center will be having their annual Holiday Extravaganza beginning Sunday November 29 and occurring every Sunday until December 20. Winter hours are 9am – 4pm daily with free admission. Come do your Christmas shopping, with lots of great gift ideas. Choose from a nice selection of books and gorgeous jewelry, many made by ...

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Oakhurst Sunrise Rotary’s Fundraiser: Online Auction for Holiday Shopping

OAKHURST – Sunrise Rotary is having an ONLINE AUCTION that will run through Dec. 12, 2020 with a total of $12,000 in products.  The opening bids have been made very competitive and we hope you will have a lot of fun helping us earn funds for our mountain community. Click here for the website and start bidding: Members of ...

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Scouts Christmas Tree Sale Coming Soon to North Fork Library

Image of the North Fork Scouts working at their Christmas tree sale.

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Scout Fund’s annual Christmas Tree Sale will begin on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the North Fork Library parking lot. Fresh, locally-grown red fir (silver tip), in a variety of sizes through at least 16 ft., will be available. Tree sales will begin at 9 a.m. on Dec. 5 and continue daily until sold out.  ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Tioga Road Aspens

Image of aspen trees from Virtual Yosmite.

For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to With oncoming winter weather and expected snows, Tioga Road was finally closed for the season this past week. Depending on the length and depth of winter snows ahead, it will likely reopen in May or June of next year. When it is open, traveling eastward down Tioga Road from Tioga Pass ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Six Winter Vegetables

Image of plant seedlings emerging from the snow.

By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) It’s cold outside now, but there are still options for the ambitious vegetable gardener. Consider planting these six winter vegetables. Winter lettuce selections include hardy varieties that grow easily throughout the cold months here. Direct sow lettuce seeds from mid-August to mid-September. Beyond those dates, you can sow seeds indoors in seedling trays ...

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Hiking Through Snowy Merced Grove

I can’t resist the way that snow looks contrasted with Giant Sequoias, so I headed up to Merced Grove for a half day. Yosemite National Park has 3 Giant Sequoia Groves and some say that Merced Grove is the least visited. It was a very nice hike down the historic Old Coulterville Road to check out the 20 or so ...

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Fresno Art Museum to Close Again, Due to COVID-19

Image of the front of the Fresno Art Museum.

FRESNO — In light of the recent developments with COVID-19 cases and in accordance with the State of California and Fresno County health mandates, the Fresno Art Museum is again closed to the public. FAM hopes that Fresno County will return to the Red Tier soon and they will be able to reopen on Dec. 10, 2020. In the spirit ...

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Virtual Yosemite: First Snows of the Season at Yosemite Valley’s Leidig Meadow

Image of Leidig Meadow in Yosemite Valley

For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to The first snow of the season in Yosemite can sometimes arrive while fall colors are still on display. Such was the case this first weekend of November, 2020, as seen above in a view from Leidig Meadow. The snow beautifully highlights the textures of the granite peaks surrounding Yosemite Valley, while ...

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Hiking to Conness Lakes Before Tioga Road Closed

A storm was on the way that would close Tioga Road but would it close for a short period or for the season? I wasn’t about to miss the opportunity to visit some of the higher country in the Tioga Pass area while I could get there so I headed up to the glacial fed Conness Lakes as they were ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Speeding Kills Bears

Image of a "Speeding Kills Bears" sign in Yosemite.

For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to Every year, Yosemite puts up “Speeding Kills Bears” signs to mark where bears have been hit or killed by vehicles in the park. Most spots change year-to-year as new incidents occur, but others mark repeated accident locations. In 2019, the park designated several new Wildlife Protection Zones and clocked the speed ...

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