Mariposa County strikes silver at state fair



THE MARIPOSA COUNTY BOOTH AT THE CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR BROUGHT HOME A SILVER AWARD THIS YEAR. THE BOOTH, TITLED “PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE” FEATURED ANTIQUE ITEMS FROM ALL OVER MARIPOSA COUNTY, AS WELL AS LOCALLY PRODUCED WINES AND PANORAMAS OF YOSEMITE. ABOVE IS BRIAN PENESCHI, WHO WORKED THE BOOTH WITH HIS MOTHER FOR ONE OF THE DAYS OF THE FAIR. BELOW […]

Soldiers march to help Wounded Warriors



From Aug. 23 through 28, eight soldiers are conducting a 90-mile, six-day march through Yosemite National Park, to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project. On the morning of Aug. 23, the Wawona Hotel has allowed the group to have breakfast there before starting out on the march. Family, friends, and supporters are welcome to join them at 8 a.m. […]

Bust brings plant total to 171,000



On Aug. 17, Mariposa County law enforcement personnel completed a two-day marijuana eradication operation. Personnel from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, Probation Department, Sierra National Forest and Merced Street Team eradicated four gardens in the Feliciana and Buckingham Mountain areas of Mariposa County. Due to the remote location and rugged terrain surrounding the gardens, personnel were deployed into the garden […]

Hunter’s Valley residents work toward marking a safer community



A CLOSE-UP OF THE MAP THAT IS POSTED ON HUNTER’S VALLEY ROAD. Over a year ago, Emory Kile was faced with an emergency. His Hunter’s Valley neighbor was seriously injured and needed immediate medical attention. He called 911, and waited for first responders and an ambulance. Kile posted himself in a conspicuous location to direct the ambulance which way to […]

Friday, Aug. 20



Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reformers Unanimous – a free addictions program held at the corner of 12th and Jones Street (next to the old First Baptist Church), every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542. Narcotics Anonymous […]

Sunday, Aug. 22



Alcoholics Anonymous – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Snelling Rebekah Breakfast – $5 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Snelling. Motherload Pistol Club – Steel challenge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The range is located at 4443 Old Highway. Bring […]

Monday, Aug. 23



NARFE – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at the senior center at 12:30 p.m. Cost of lunch for seniors is $3. Reservations can be made by calling 742-7182. Canteen Coffee Time – every Monday at Happy Burger Diner from 6 to 10 a.m. for veterans and their spouses. Free coffee or tea. Narcotics Anonymous – […]

Tuesday, Aug. 24



Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Methodist Church Parish Hall on Sixth Street at 9:30 to 11 a.m. For information call 966-6061 or 374- 3280. Senior Center – Bridge at 9 a.m. Bootjack Stompers: Square and line dance workshop at Bootjack Stompers Hall. Line dance class with George Morrell begins at 6 p.m. Square dance class for new dancers from 7 […]

Wednesday, Aug. 25



Community Connections – meets for coffee, visiting, soup, or to play games from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meets at Old Schoolhouse at the corner of Dexter and Cuneo, Greeley Hill. Everyone is welcome. Narcotics Anonymous – 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Upper Room Community Women’s Bible Study – meets at the senior center in […]

Thursday, Aug. 26



Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Mariposa Rotary – meets at 7 a.m. at the Mariposa Senior Center. Information is available at www.mariposarotary.org. Writers’ Workshop – every Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Mariposa Senior Center. All genres: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc. Everyone welcome. For […]