Community Spirit Personified



 AT LAST SATURDAY’S GRIZZLY STADIUM COMMUNITY CLEANUP   DAY AROUND 125 VOLUNTEERS RANGING FROM RETIREES, TEACHERS, COACHES, ADMINISTRATORS, PARENTS, STUDENTS, CHILDREN, CONTRACTORS, CAL FIRE CREWS FROM THE MARIPOSA AND CATHEY’S VALLEY STATIONS, ONE COUNTY SUPERVISOR, AND ONE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER PITCHED IN AND COMPLETELY STRIPPED AND CLEARED THE FIELDS AND SURROUNDING HILLSIDES. WEEDEATERS HUMMED, CHAIN SAWS GROWLED, HEAVY EQUIPMENT ROLLED […]

North County plans for shindig



The eighth annual Sultry Summer Shindig and “Show Your Chrome” car and motorcycle show will be held Aug. 7 in Coulterville. There will be vendor booths with many items and live music. There will also be custom bikes and classic cars at the show. This year ’s shindig celebrates the building of the long-awaited Coulterville Community Park stage, which this […]

Trio explains Grizzly Stadium project at Rotary



Mariposa Rotarians last Thursday heard about Grizzly Stadium from supporters Dan Tucker, Bob Kelly, and Alan Dayhoff. The impetus behind Grizzly Stadium is manifold, from providing a venue for young people to engage in sports activities to solidifying Mariposa’s financial position. The need for the stadium may seem obvious, but the wide array of benefits which will accrue to Mariposa […]

Music continues on the green this weekend



“SMILEY MOUNTAIN,” PICTURED ABOVE, WILL PERFORM AT MARIPOSA EVENINGS ON SATURDAY. The Mariposa County Arts Council, along with its sponsors, continues the 2010 season of Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings with “Mariposa Rhed and The Wildcats,” the “mother-lode of classic rock” cover band on Friday, July 30. On Saturday, July 31 it presents “Smiley Mountain,” experts at playing and singing traditional […]

MPUD offers information



The Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD) 2009-2010 financial statement is available on the MPUD Web site at www.mariposapud.org, or at the MPUD office, located at 4992 Seventh Street. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to order a subscription. Existing […]

CAL FIRE urges mower safety



Every year, well-meaning residents preparing their property for fire season spark damaging wildfires by using outdoor equipment the wrong way. Since June 1, 2010 multiple equipment use fires have occurred in the Madera-Mariposa Merced Unit (MMU) of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). Sadly a fatality has been attributed to one of these fires. Acting Unit […]

Catfish dinner set in La Grange



The third annual catfish dinner will be held Saturday Aug. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the IOOF Hall on Main Street, sponsored by the La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge #65. Besides deep fried catfish the menu also includes cornbread, coleslaw salad and corn on the cob. There will be coffee, iced tea or lemonade with […]

Todd is sorority’s Woman of the Year



ELINOR TODD, CENTER, IS PICTURED WITH FELLOW SORORITY MEMBERS ANN SHEDIVY, LEFT, AND MARLENE BURKE. Recently, Delta Nu Iota members voted to award member Elinor Todd the honor of being Woman of the Year. She has served as president, sunshine committee chairman, and corresponding secretary, as well as supported the multitude of projects the sorority undertakes. Todd stood out when […]

Habitat takes cars for homes



Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa is still accepting vehicles through its Cars for Homes program, which has already raised $5,000 toward the building of Habitat’s first home in Mariposa. Anyone interested can contact the Habitat office at 966-7444 to donate or if there are questions about this program which is run by Habitat for Humanity International. The organization has volunteers […]

Bootjack Fire serves pancakes



It’s again time for the Bootjack Volunteer Fire Department’s (BVFD) pancake breakfast and bake sale. The event will be held on Saturday, July 31, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the fire station on Bootjack Lane. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children and includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee. Funds raised at this event […]