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Everyone loves a parade

Photos by Nicole W. Little The annual Merry Mountain Christmas Parade took place last Saturday evening in Mariposa. Each year, the parade highlights the importance of community as well as shopping locally to support the merchants. At left is the entry from Mariposa County 4-H. The group is celebrating 70 years in Mariposa County and various activities and events are […]

When can we use splashers and flappers for duck hunting?


A spinning wing decoy at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is shown. CDFW photo by Peter TiraQuestion: I’m fairly new to waterfowl hunting and had a quick question: When are decoy splashers, as well as decoys that flap (not spin), allowed? (Alejandro) Answer: Welcome to the wonderful world of waterfowl hunting! There are few things in the outdoors as stirring as […]

Get outdoors to celebrate Miner’s Christmas in Columbia

Several activities are planned at the Miner’s Christmas in Columbia State Historic Park. Submitted photosStep back in time to experience the Christmas season in an 1850s mining town. Listen to the local miners spin yarns around a campfire, while sipping hot cider or coffee and taking in the aroma of roasting chestnuts. Spend time making 1850s Christmas crafts as the […]


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