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Over the Garden Fence: Spring Garden Daydreams

Image of a large assortment of vegetables.

By Michele Nowak-Sharkey, Master Gardener of Mariposa County In the winter months, more time is spent inside than outside when it comes to the garden. Although there are still things do such as pruning and mulching, the dreaming part of gardening is reserved for the colder, precipitation-filled days of the year. However, before being swayed to purchase dozens of seed ...

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Mariposa Named Finalist for USA Today 10Best

MARIPOSA–The charming town of Mariposa, Ca. is in the national spotlight again for a cultural scene that residents and returning visitors alike know is among the best in the United States. On Monday, January 23, Mariposa was named as one of 20 finalists for the 2023 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award in the category of Best Small-Town Cultural ...

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47 Grave Sites Vandalized

MARIPOSA–On January 15th, 2023,  The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of possible vandalism at the Mariposa Cemetery. Upon investigation, a total of 47 grave sites were identified as being damaged as well as multiple gravesite decorations such as angels and vases. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office is still evaluating the cost of repairing or replacing the damaged headstones. ...

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New Sierra Tel Directory Showcases a Bit of Midpines History

Image of the Midpines Food and Gas Store.

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Sierra Tel, serving both Eastern Madera County and Mariposa County, announces that its 2023 telephone directory recounts the long history of Midpines Food and Gas. The directory story briefly recounts the times gone by of the 1926 Carstens building, located at the intersection of Carsten’s Road and Highway 140 in Midpines, that is now Midpines Food and ...

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Mariposa Arts Council Seeks Input on New Installations

Image of people working on a mural.

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Arts Council and the County Planning Department invite the public to review and share feedback on initial concepts for Mariposa County’s Caltrans’ Clean California public art project. Located in the town of Mariposa, this project entails two gateway features located at the southern and northern intersections of Highway 140 and Highway 49 and two murals. The ...

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Shelter In Place Order Issued In Mariposa County

Mariposa County—The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has issued a shelter-in-place order for areas of Mariposa County that were impacted by the Oak Fire last summer. The order came through their everbridge emergency alert system at approximately 10:30 am on Monday, January 9th, 2023, during another onslaught of winter weather for the area. The order is as follows: A shelter-in-place order ...

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The Mariposa Yosemite Symphony Orchestra Returns!

MYSO’s now-legendary 2016 concert atop 7,200-foot Glacier Point, Yosemite NP’s official commemoration of the centenary of the National Park Service (A National Park Service Photo by Al Golub;)

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Yosemite Symphony Orchestra (MYSO), formerly the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra, returns to live public performances this April, following a three-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic. The concerts (specific April weekend to be announced) will be offered as a 7 p.m. Saturday evening event in the Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa County High School, and a Sunday matinee ...

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Rock Slide Closes Entrance To Yosemite

EL PORTAL–Officials for Yosemite National Park are reporting that a significant rockfall occurred at approximately 9:00 am this morning on the El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140 inside Yosemite National Park). This has closed the road from the park boundary in El Portal to the intersection of the Big Oak Flat Road. There is no access to Yosemite Valley ...

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Flood Watch Issued For Tuesday December 27, 2022

HANFORD–The National Weather Service Hanford Office has issued a Flood  Watch for the Mariposa Madera Foothills, Mariposa, Madera, and the Lower Sierra Yosemite Valley. This includes the cities of Coarsegold, Mariposa, Yosemite Valley, Oakhurst, Fish Camp, Bass Lake, North Fork, and El Portal. The Flood Watch is in effect from 4:00AM PST, Tuesday, December 27, 2022 through Tuesday evening. WHAT: ...

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Deputy Involved Shooting In Mariposa

MARIPOSA–The Mariposa County Sherriff’s Office (MCSO) is reporting an officer involved shooting took place earlier today. At approximately 11:00am this morning MCSO posted on their Facebook page that there was Law Enforcement Activity in the area of Frank Wilson Rd and that there was no threat to the public, however, to please avoid the area. At the time, The First ...

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