Mariposa County Fair lands on state closure list

2011 event will go on

The California Fairs Alliance (CFA) has developed a list of fairs that are most at risk for temporary or permanent closure as a result of the governor’s proposed 100 percent cut of state funding. Mariposa County’s Fair and Homecoming is on that list. The impacts are not expected to be felt until 2012, and Mariposa County Fair Manager Brian Bullis […]

Mariposa gets a dose of Japanese culture

Nancy Wang (right) and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo of Eth-Noh-Tec brought their colorful fabric, superb choreography of fluid, synchronized movements in a symphony with lyrical “word-weaving” of Asian mythologies and urban legends to Mariposa last weekend. The event, sponsored by the Mariposa County Arts Council, drew a crowd and also featured San Jose Taiko…. An online subscription is required to view news […]

A crackin’ good time

Hundreds of residents attended the annual Mariposa Lions Club crab feed at the fairgrounds last Saturday night. Although the crowd was slightly smaller than the previous year, the fund raising event was still a success and the crustacean cracking was vigorous…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username […]

Burn pile turns out to be a structure blaze

At approximately 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, the Mariposa County Fire Department (MCFD) was called to investigate a report of a large burn pile on Leonard Road. While enroute, a second call from 4727 Leonard Road reported a residential structure fire with the home burned to the ground. On arrival of the first MCFD personnel, it was discovered that a double-wide […]

District does not plan to close CV Elementary

Parents and concerned community members gathered at Cathey’s Valley Elementary School on Tuesday evening, and the news they got from Mariposa County Unified School District officials was not what they expected to hear. Despite rumors to the contrary, the school district currently has no plans to close the school. Concern about the potential closure of the school began to circulate […]

Craig Harper

Craig was born on Nov. 4, 1948 in Denison, TX. He grew up in Escondido, and graduated from Escondido High School. He played basketball, ran track, and was an all-league football player. After moving to Mariposa in 1980, he became a friend, mentor, and colleague to many in the construction industry. His work ethic and artistic talents touched the hearts of […]

Lt. Col. Arthur Mimler

Lt. Col. (retired) Arthur Mathew Mimler, a decorated WWII fighter pilot, POW, career USAF officer and rancher, passed away on Jan. 31, at Mercy Medical Center in Merced. He was 87. Born on April 21, 1923 in Bargaintown, New Jersey to immigrants Frank and Anna Mimler, Col. Mimler was en route to a career as a New Jersey State Trooper […]

Stephen H. Shoff

Stephen H. Shoff, a 20-year resident of Mariposa, died Jan. 29, at Oakhurst Living Care Center. He was 72. Mr. Shoff was born Aug. 4, 1938. He was a manager for General Electric Jet Engine Overhaul. His early education took place in North Stratford, NH. He received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Le Tourneau Technical Institute in Longview, TX. After graduation, he went to […]


Dates recall Mariposa grizzly fights

A color lithograph from 1849 makes light of human-grizzly encounters in California’s gold country. Multiple accounts in books and letters attest to the horrific results of such encounters, however.The California grizzly is long disappeared from the state and county, but a pair of anniversaries this month serves to recall the imposing beast. Last week, the state observed the 100th anniversary […]

Jays celebrate 50 years

Jerry and Mary Kay Jay of Mariposa will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 11…. 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 online edition; current subscribers please click here to […]