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Electronica DJ Amber Leigh And The Jespersons On The Green

By Andy Roberts — MARIPOSA — In a first-of-its-kind Music on the Green performance, DJ Amber Leigh will play Fri. Aug. 9, and on Sat. Aug. 10 marks the return of one of Mariposa’s most favorite groups, The Jespersons. Amber Leigh, originally from Mariposa, started out in electronic music as a vinyl turntablist in 1999. Since then she has performed ...

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Party To Make A Difference: CASA’s Summer Fun Street Fair

MARIPOSA — Join friends and neighbors on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 4 to 9 p.m. for the third year of Mariposa’s Summer Fun Street Fair as the community gathers downtown to make a difference in the lives of local children. You’re almost guaranteed to have a lot of good community fun while doing so. Last year’s event was a huge ...

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66,713 Hours One At A Time: Mariposa Master Gardener Awards

MARIPOSA — The UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County honors 70 dedicated, UC-trained volunteers who provide research-based information to home gardeners and landscapers. Volunteers are recognized annually for hours of dedicated service in their community. Michele Minniear and Kathi Whitson achieved 100 service hours. Amanda Grissom, Bob Labozetta and Linette St. Vrain have dedicated more than 250 volunteer hours. Melinda ...

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Dirty Red Barn And Tom Vandenavond On The Green

By Andy Roberts — MARIPOSA — Dirty Red Barn from Sonoma County makes their debut at Music on the Green on Friday, Aug. 2 — a rock ‘n folk band playing originals and classic covers. They’ve got Dave Brouillette on guitar and vocals, Ben Becker on upright bass and guitar, Sean Parnell on harmonica and vocals, and multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Johnson ...

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The Growing Connection Between Radio And Gardening

By Jeanne-Ann Pine — I now wear two hats proudly. I have been involved with our local community radio, KRYZ for over three years and last May I graduated from the UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa. Both have been exceptional experiences. And somewhere along the way I was able to start a blend of these two interests and now they ...

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Memorial Highway To Honor Fallen Firefigher Braden Varney

MARIPOSA — A four-mile stretch of State Route 140 will soon be renamed in honor of Braden Varney, the Cal Fire firefighter from Mariposa who lost his life last summer while battling the Ferguson Fire. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 47 (ACR 47) was introduced by Assemblyman Frank Bigelow to honor Varney, who was killed in July 2018 when the bulldozer he ...

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Post-Ferguson Fire Construction On Highway 140 Complete

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Caltrans recently completed a $5.4 million project rehabilitating eastbound and westbound Highway 140 (SR-140) in the area of the Ferguson Fire scar. Caltrans says the work was needed after the Ferguson Fire burned through the region during the summer of 2018. The project included replacing 17 culverts (underwater drainage systems) and performing 12 miles worth of hazardous ...

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Soul Galaxy, Mike Hammer And The Nails On The Green

By Andy Roberts — MARIPOSA — Blues and rock are themes of this weekend’s free outdoor community concerts in downtown Mariposa at the Art Park. Friday, July 26 marks the return of Soul Galaxy to Music on the Green. Soul Galaxy is a blues rock outfit based out of Mariposa featuring Northern California guitar phenom Tim Hagar and Los Angeles ...

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Crews Nearing Total Containment On Valley Fire

CATHEYS VALLEY – The Valley Fire, burning along Old Highway in Mariposa County, is now 80 percent contained at a new estimate of 155 acres. UPDATE: The Valley Fire is now 100 percent contained at 149 acres. The fire was reported at about noon on Sunday, July 19, near the address of 3043 Old Highway and quickly spread to over ...

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Vegetation Fire Closes Old Highway In Catheys Valley Area

CATHEYS VALLEY – Crews are on scene of a vegetation fire in the Catheys Valley area along Old Highway. To allow firefighters to access the area and for the safety of the public, Old Highway was closed for several hours between White Rock and School House. The fire was reported by several callers at about noon today near the address ...

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