Midpines student honored for service



Sydnie Edwards, 15, of Midpines, has been named a Distinguished Finalist by the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. The Barron Prize honors outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and the planet. Edwards is one of only five students across the U.S. chosen for this honor, out of a pool of nearly 400 applicants. […]

Sustainability event draws crowd



DOZENS OF PEOPLE GATHERED IN MARIPOSA FOR THE “PARTY FOR A LIVEABLE FUTURE” ON SUNDAY. Scores of Mariposa families took part in an event featuring sustainable solutions to climate change at the Mariposa Art Park on Sunday, October 10. The Mariposa event was one of 7,437 “work party” events held around the planet in 188 countries for the purpose of […]

MCFD presents honors at barbecue



The Mariposa County Fire Department (MCFD) sponsored the 17th annual appreciation barbecue last Saturday to thank its volunteer members for another year of serving their communities’ emergency service needs. The day’s agenda began with games and activities and competitions for firefighters. In between MCFD hosted a tri-tip and chicken dinner for members, families and friends gave away raffle for prizes […]

Half Dome cables come down



The Half Dome Cables were taken down for the season on Oct. 12. The cables are taken down each October for the fall and winter season. The cables will be put back up in the spring of 2011 as conditions permit. Visitors are strongly advised against attempting to summit Half Dome without the cables in place as the dome can […]

Historic cars celebrate 56 years in Mariposa



The Orange Empire and San Diego Regional chapters of the Horseless Carriage Club of America (HCCA) are celebrating their 56th annual autumn leaf tour in Mariposa. The event is hosted by Michael and Linda O’Connor of Mariposa. Thirty-five historic automobiles and 75 participants will be staying at the Miner’s Inn from Oct. 18 through 17. A short tour of Triangle […]

Juvenile responsible for blaze



CAL FIRE prevention officer Bernie Quinn announced last week that a juvenile had confessed to igniting the wildland fire on Sept. 18 that consumed 27 acres in the footprint of the Telegraph Fire in 2008. Quinn said the juvenile was playing with matches and had been in the area with his father. The case has been forwarded to the Mariposa […]

Large rocks fall from El Capitan



Several large rock falls occurred from near the east buttress of El Capitan on Monday, Oct. 11. The first rock fall occurred around 11:30 a.m., and was followed about three minutes later by a much larger rock fall. A third, smaller fall occurred at around 1 p.m. All three rock falls detached about halfway up the far eastern side of […]

Friday, Oct. 15



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, Oct. 16



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). Yosemite Area Audubon Society – beginners’ birding trip along Mariposa Creek, starting at the Mariposa Art Park at 9 a.m. Free, public welcome. Bring binoculars, field guides, […]

Sunday, Oct. 17



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 […]