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County will say goodbye to weeds

New weed control program now has opt-out opportunity

Watch out weeds, Mariposa County is coming to get you. For the first time in many years, Mariposa County is going to implement a weed control project along its roadways. More...

Local News

MCHS to hold Christmas spirit days next week  Free Access 

Mariposa County High School is having three spirit days nex More...

Kops for Kids organizers are now seeking donations

It’s that time of year again.  The Mariposa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association’s KOPS for KIDS program is beginning its 20th year in providing holiday cheer to children and families in need throughout Mariposa County.  More...

Your photos

Reader Susan Thompson took this photo last week near West Whitlock Road. It highlights the changing landscape this time of year in the Sierras. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mike Cubbage

Mike Meyers Cubbage passed away on Nov. 9, 2016, at his home in Hawthorne, Nev.  Mike and Ruth were married in July 2008 in Mariposa County. They bought their home in Hawthorne in 2009. Mike wanted to live in Hawthorne for quite some time. More...

Dora Valdez Bruun

Dora Valdez Bruun was born May 14, 1929 and died in Fresno on Nov. 16, 2016.  Dora of Mariposa, Calif., was born in Los Angeles to parents Valentine and Lupe Sanchez-Rincon. More...

Lorraine Campbell

Lorraine Barbara Campbell passed away peacefully on Nov. 2, 2016 in Merced, surrounded by her family.  Lorraine was born Feb. 26, 1924 in Sacramento, Calif., where she spent her younger years. More...

Inside Education

Acoustics at Lake Don Pedro Elementary to be improved

Long anticipated improvements are coming to Lake Don Pedro Elementary.  The Mariposa County Unified School District is moving forward with plans to improve the school’s acoustics in the gymnasium/multipurpose room.  More...

Romeo and Juliet on stage, come see what’s the rage

Cast is enthusiastic about performing

Stop by a practice of the upcoming Mariposa County High School play, and it’ll have your head spinning.  There is so much energy in the room, and the characters are constantly moving on and off the stage, buzzing with activity. More...

MCHS advanced chorus to present annual fall concert

Choral music from the American and international choral tapestries will be presented by the MCHS Advanced Chorus.  More...

MCHS to hold Christmas spirit days next week  Free Access 

Mariposa County High School is having three spirit days nex More...

Vandalism cases at County fairgrounds remain unsolved

CHP seeking information from the public

A lot of things have happened in 2016. One troubling aspect of 2016 locally is the fact three crimes at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds remain unsolved. Lt. More...

Helping the hungry

Manna House offers food, compassion to many in Mariposa County who need the assistance

It’s an unassuming building on Charles Street in Mariposa.  But Manna House is anything but unassuming for people in need.  “There is a hunger problem in Mariposa,” said Laurie Kinslow, president of the all-volunteer organ More...

Cupp wins seat on school board

Measure L gains more than 1,000 votes in final tally

The final election results are in.  And nothing changed from the preliminary results announced just after the election. More...

Letters

A baker’s dozen of United States Presidents

GUEST OPINION

Having been born just prior to America’s Declaration of War (World War II), I have been alive during the terms of 13 United States Presidents. Among this “baker’s dozen” of U.S. Presidents, all have been men and politicians. More...

County will foolishly cost taxpayers a lot of money

GUEST OPINION

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Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Christmas dinners to be distributed   In conjunction with the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and its Kops for Kids program, Manna House will be distributing turkeys and all the trimmings for a festive Christmas dinner at the Fairgrounds More...

Milestones

50 years together

Bill and Emelda Faught of Mariposa will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Nov. 30. They met in Hollister, Calif., and married on Nov. 30, 1956. More...

Card of Thanks

Thank you Mariposa County residents!  In true Mariposa style, you came together, stepped up, and got the job done. You passed Measure L, the local school facility bond measure! More...

Card of Thanks

I would like to thank everyone who participated and contributed to in the Second Annual Field of Service Past & Present that was held at the Mariposa Museum & History Center during Veterans Week.  More...

Sports

New era of boys soccer ushered in

It truly is a new era of boys soccer at Mariposa County High School. Not only has the sport been moved from fall to winter, but a new coach is taking over the program. More...

Girls team strong in numbers, ability

The Mariposa County High School girls soccer team is loaded. Not only is the team large in numbers, but it is returning a sizeable portion of its talent from last season. More...

QB Club meetings give glimpse of what goes on behind scenes

Ever wanted to see what goes into the game plan for the Mariposa County High School football team?  Ever wanted to sit down and talk X’s and O’s with a coach?  Members of the Mariposa Grizzlies Quarterback Club have that opportu More...

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