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Play it Forward initiative helps youth ball players



A new Mariposa Safe Families initiative aims to put bats, gloves and other gear in the hands of baseball players who need it most. Named Play it Forward, the program invites families to donate new or gently used sports equipment that will then be given to local youth to use during this spring’s season. All gear will be cleansed and […]

Children’s book benefits conservancy

Eat Up, Bear! is a new book recently released for children to educate them about the animals. The book has been endorsed by the National Park Service as an educational tool. It is now for sale online with proceeds benefiting Yosemite National Park. Submitted photoMany people.Many bears.Sharing spaces everywhere.But bears are hungry.Clever, too.Take care or bears will eat your food! […]

Stand plants seeds of new Mariposa community



 Gardening changed Teresa Bullis’ life. Now, she’s hoping it can reshape Mariposa County. The Bear Valley woman recently spearheaded the installation of a seed and plant swap cabinet on the side of Inter-County Title Company in Mariposa. Filled with vegetables, succulents, flowers and berries, the stand is a self-sustainable, no-cost marketplace. It’s also creating a new community. “We grow and […]

Forest officials say bears are out and about



  With April being about the time for black bears to come out of their long-rested hibernation, the animals are out a bit earlier this year in the Sierra National Forest (SNF). Due to the changing weather over the last couple of months, the bears began to emerge in mid-March. The male bears and lone females normally come out later […]


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