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Exploring the amazing museums of Mariposa

While traveling from Merced to Yosemite National Park on Highway 140, and enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way, one can make a stop after a leisurely 40-minute drive and find yourself in a charming, preserved Gold Rush town called Mariposa (which is Spanish for Butterfly). Though Mariposa was known as part of the beginnings…

Businesses, residents lend hand in Oak Fire aftermath

As one community mourns, another hopes to uplift it. Merced residents, businesses, and local organizations have been reaching out to firefighters and residents affected by the Oak Fire by offering free juices, discounted food, resources, and hosting a donation event. As of Monday afternoon the Oak Fire in Mariposa County was 74 percent…