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Cal Fire Plans Training Burn For Long Ranch

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) will conduct a vegetation management training burn on Friday, June 28 on the Long Ranch located on Old Highway near Yaqui Gulch. The training will consist of burning 38 acres of annual grass, oak woodland and sparse brush. The purpose of the burn is to train firefighting personnel in firing strategies ...

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Yosemite Songwriting Showcase At Music On The Green

MARIPOSA — The Yosemite Songwriting Retreat showcase is slated for Music on the Green on Friday June 28, and on June 29 there will be no music in the Art Park as the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra performs in Wawona that night. The Yosemite Songwriting showcase will feature performances by retreat founders Gail Dreifus (Meltwater Bridge Band), Adam Burns (Burnsy, Bootstrap ...

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Mt. Bullion Crew Clears ‘Fire Fuel’ Around Oakhurst Community Center

OAKHURST — The Mt. Bullion Fire Crew is conducting a weed abatement and fire-safety operation this week around the Oakhurst Community Center and Oakhurst Little League fields. The two-day (June 25-26) operation is being supervised by Captain Gordon Dulcich. During Tuesday’s cleanup at the OCC, the fire crew was called away twice. “They had to drop all of their weed ...

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Caltrans Upgrades Highway Drainage In Ferguson Fire Scar

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Caltrans is repairing two culverts on State Route 140 in Mariposa County with funds from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. Caltrans says this project will fix two locations in the area of the Ferguson Fire scar, west of the Yosemite National Park entrance, where Incline Road meets SR-140. The ...

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‘Visions Of The Stone Monkeys’ Yosemite Climbing Culture Talk

MARIPOSA — The speaker series surrounding A History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley continues at the Mariposa Museum with climber and photographer Dean Fidelman on Friday, June 21 at 6 pm. Featuring artifacts from iconic first climbing ascents in Yosemite Valley, the Mariposa Museum and History Center and Yosemite Climbing Association installed A History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley in ...

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Blue Skies Trio And Green Machine Headline Outdoor Concerts

Written by Andy Roberts – MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council presents another fine weekend of concerts this Friday and Saturday evenings, featuring the Blue Skies Trio with vocalist Amy Duke on Friday, June 21 and the California reggae jam staple Green Machine on Saturday, June 22. Inspired by the classic piano-bass-drum trios and small Jazz combos of the ...

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Public’s Help Sought To Locate Missing Youth

UPDATE: June 17, 2019 — Sources say Skyler has been located. No further information is available at this time. MARIPOSA — The National Center for Missing & Exploited children is seeking the public’s help in the search for a missing Mariposa youth. Skyler Riggins-Willey, 16, was reported missing from Mariposa on Monday, June 3. Skyler is a white male with ...

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Summit On Access Challenges For Rural Healthcare Patients

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A recent nationwide poll found one out of every four people living in rural areas couldn’t get the health care they needed, and about a quarter of those said the reason was that their health care location was too far or difficult to get to. The implications of the situation are troubling. Rural communities are often home ...

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Vegetation Fire Near Bootjack

MARIPOSA — Crews are currently at scene of a vegetation fire in the Bootjack area of Mariposa. Just after 12:30 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the scene of the fire in the 5100 block of Oak Grove Road. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about 5 acres, burning in grass and oak woodland with a slow-to-moderate rate ...

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Free Master Gardeners Workshop On Milkweeds And Monarchs

MARIPOSA — Every year, researchers and citizen scientists gather at known locations in the monarch migration pattern to count the monarch adults as well as the eggs and cats found on native milkweed. You may think the release of monarchs would be a tremendous boon to the declining global population of this bright and colorful species. This is far from ...

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