Mariposa ladies lead the parade



DORIS VINEYARD The grand marshalls of this year’s Labor Day parade have decades of experience of being mothers, grandmothers, employees, caretakers and volunteers in Mariposa County. They are two of the county’s most recognizable women. Doris Vineyard and Marge DeLaMare share the honors this year when the parade steps off on Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. There are few people […]

Stadium passes CEQA test



Last Thursday, Aug. 19, at 5 p.m. the window closed. That date ended the 35-day time frame open to challenge the Mariposa County Unified School District’s California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemption filing for renovations now underway at Grizzly Stadium on the Mariposa County High School campus. Progress on the facility has been swift, pushed by a home football season-opener […]

Driver escapes injury



EVAN STANDEN OF MARIPOSA ESCAPED INJURY WHEN HE ROLLED HIS LAND ROVER ON HIGHWAY 49 SOUTH MONDAY MORNING AROUND 11:20 A.M. ACCORDING TO THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL, STANDEN WAS TRAVELING ABOUT 50 MILES PER HOUR WHEN A VEHICLE IN FRONT OF HIM SLOWED TO TURN LEFT. HE TRIED TO GO AROUND ON THE SHOULDER AND LOST CONTROL ON GRAVEL. HE […]

Student progress remains consistent



The California Department of Education (CDE) released a preliminary report on student test scores on Aug. 16. The data shows that Mariposa County students, for the most part, are holding their own on standardized tests. According to Director of Educational Services Celeste Azevedo, the Accountability Progress Reporting (APR) data will be released on Sept. 9. That report provides schools with […]

Modesto man dies in ATV wreck



A Modesto man died in a single, off-road vehicle accident in the Greeley Hill area. The accident happened on Aug. 23 on US Forest Service Road 2S21, near Dogtown Road. According to Mariposa County Sheriff Brian Muller, responding deputies discovered the accident and found 57-year-old Ronald Howser of Modesto dead. The initial investigation indicated that the accident occurred before Aug. […]

Friday, Aug. 27



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 […]

Saturday, Aug. 28



Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Narcotics Anonymous – 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Tenaya Lake Public Meeting – and site visit. Yosemite National Park staff will discuss the Tenaya Lake plan including alternative actions, proposed resource restoration and protected sites, […]

Sunday, Aug. 29



Alcoholics Anonymous – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. … 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 print subscribers receive free access to the […]

Monday, Aug. 30



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. 31



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 […]