District forced to look at potential school closures

When the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees meets tonight, it will take the first step of looking at possible school consolidations and closures. The current position of the state’s budget crisis leaves district officials little choice. “Right now we have to do a ‘lose’ and a ‘lose-lose’ scenario,” said MCUSD Director of Business Services Linda Levesque. “Even […]

With a little help from his friends

Storyteller Peter Cook (center) got a little help from some local youngsters during the Children’s Story Concert on Saturday afternoon at the Storytelling Festival. Hundreds of people converged on Mariposa for the annual event…. 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 […]

James Lee Evans

James Lee Evans passed away peacefully on March 9. He was 53. James was born in Trona on Dec. 27, 1957, to Georgia Rose and Joseph Henry Evans. James has one sibling, Ann Tankersly. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son, David James Evans. James will be greatly missed by his wife, Monica; his children, John and […]

Cookies help troops

In line with their commitment to supporting US troops, Girl Scout Troop 3092 shipped 24 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to Afghanistan for Christmas. The shipment was made possible with the community’s help. The troop will have three tables set up March 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to sell cookies and sponsor a box to troops. Boxes are […]

Thank you

The Mariposa Lions Club and all the volunteers want to thank the people of Mariposa for the generous support of the Kids Day newspapers sale benefiting the Children’s Hospital of the Central Valley on March 8. We could not have been so successful if it weren’t for your donations to this great cause. Thanks to you we raised over $2,500. […]

Tenaya Lodge marks ‘Earth Hour’

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite will be celebrating Earth Hour by encouraging guests to shut off the lights in their rooms and head to the lobby for special Earth Hour Events. In addition, the lodge will be shutting off any non-essential lighting on the premises. Earth Hour is globally celebrated from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. From its […]

Cookbook is now available

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival Painted Lady Cookbook has arrived. This cookbook is filled with 200 recipes contributed by local residents. They are on sale at many merchants in Mariposa or by calling 742-4933. The book named for the thousands of painted Lady Butterflies that are released during the festival features the art work of local artist Andrea Winton, the cover […]

JCF begins plans for ‘Four Seasons’

Preparations have already begun for the annual “Four Seasons” Ewing Wing benefit dinner, slated for Saturday, March 19. This fundraising event offers a tri-tip or vegetarian dinner. Mix in raffle prizes, a silent auction, the table decorating contest, and there are the makings for a fun evening for a good cause. The funds raised are used exclusively for on going […]

Account established to help ailing deputy

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Sheriff Lance Ferguson, 27, has been a member of the department since February of 2009. Lance and his wife Tricia moved to Mariposa from the Bakersfield area where Lance had been a member of the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. Presently, Lance and his wife reside in the Groveland area. In December 2010, Ferguson was diagnosed with […]


Friday, March 18 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 […]