Community honors Father Steve with dinner



FATHER STEVE BULFER Father Steve Bulfer, Pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mariposa was feted at an appreciation and birthday dinner on March 7 by members of his parish and representatives of several of the community organizations with which he is associated. The pastor assumed his duties at St. Joseph’s on July 1, 1994. During his tenure the more […]

Parker shares Native American lore



Julia Parker shares her thoughts on “Old Ways and New Ways” at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Sunday, March 21 at 2 p.m. Often referred to as “a national treasure” and a “living legend,” Parker has been working for the National Park Service in Yosemite for over 40 years as a Native American Cultural Demonstrator. The public is […]

Pickard is the new Habitat president



HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF MARIPOSA COUNTY RECENTLY ELECTED BOB PICKARD AS ITS NEW PRESIDENT. HE IS PICTURED, CENTER, WITH OTHER HFH BOARD MEMBERS. The Habitat for Humanity board of directors has named Bob Pickard as its new president. As a former member of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, Pickard brings to the board in-depth knowledge of county government, land […]

Manna House sign-ups continue



The Mariposa Manna House began taking applications for its Easter Groceries program on Monday, March 8. Applicants can apply, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The distribution will be made at the Lutheran Church on Highway 49 South. Residents who would like to contribute to Manna House may do so by sending a check to: […]

Turkey shoot will benefit Kathy Guenthart



There will be a turkey shoot and tri-tip dinner to benefit Kathleen Guenthart. It will be held March 20 at McKay Hall in Cathey’s Valley starting at noon. Dinner tickets will go into a drawing for a cord of wood. The turkey shoot includes bacon, hams and turkeys. There will be drawings for a Weatherby 30-06 rifle ($20 a ticket), […]

Applications are available for the 25th annual Coyote Howl



APPLICATIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S COYOTE HOWL PARADE IN COULTERVILLE ARE NOW AVAILABLE. PICTURED ABOVE IS LAST YEAR’S PARADE. The 25th Coyote Howl and car show offers a full day of entertainment. There’s plenty of free sidewalk space along Main Street to watch the parade scheduled at 10 a.m. Visitors can also tour the local museum for free and check out […]

Butterfly Festival adds youth photography contest



This year’s Butterfly Festival will include a youth photography contest. The contest is open to all Mariposa County youth grade 12 and below. Classes will be grades K-3, 4-8, and 9-12. There will be awards to first, second and third place in each age group. There will also be a special award for the most creative photograph. All photographs must […]

Battlefields become classrooms in April



SCHOOL KIDS HEAD FOR THEIR BUSES AFTER VISITING CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS’ CAMPS AND BATTLEFIELDS ON EDUCATION DAY IN 2009. Battlefields become classrooms on Education Day at the local Civil War Reenactment. Last year about 900 students from elementary and middle schools from Redding to Bakersfield visited the camps and battlefields at the event. More students are expected this year. Education […]

Yosemite Wranglers reunite



The annual Yosemite Wranglers Reunion will be held April 18, at the Mariposa Senior Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa beginning at 11 a.m. This day will consist of potluck, members supplying their own service, visiting, short business meeting and auction. Further information may be obtained by calling (559) 689-3719, or from www.yosemitewranglers.com. … An online subscription is required to […]

Yaley named head of school



KEVIN YALEY IS PICTURED WITH HIS WIFE, SHAWNA, AND THEIR THREE DAUGHTERS, SOLIA, INDIANA AND ANSEL. Kevin Yaley, a 1986 Mariposa County High School graduate and the son of Bill and Arlene Yaley of Mariposa, has been named the interim head of school at the Francis Parker School in San Diego. The board of trustees has appointed him for the […]