District cuts 31 more people from its payroll



The Mariposa County Unified School District slashed its workforce yet again last Thursday night, this time rendering 31 classified employees out of work. The action took place during a short, special meeting of the board of trustees. Personnel Director Tammi Richards explained to the board that the latest personnel cut represents 17 percent of the district’s classified workforce. Even though […]

Gold fever



Hundreds of residents and visitors took in the annual gem and mineral show at the Mariposa Mining and Mineral Museum at the Mariposa Fairgrounds over the weekend. Above, one participant and an instructor learn the finer aspects of panning for gold…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username […]

Birth Announcement



Jordan Ray Dean Powell was born Feb. 23 to Charish McElroy and Josh Powell of Mariposa. Jordan weighed seven pounds, six ounces. His maternal grandparetns are Charisse and Larry Holland of Yerington, Nev. Maternal great-grandparents are Darlene and Dan Stallings and the late Ken Barnard, and great, great-grandmother Iva Barnard, all of Mariposa. Paternal grandparents are Tammy and Paul Russum […]

Thank you



The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for making our first annual fundraiser a tremendous success. They are: Blue Heron Sports, AJV Heating and Cooling, Bob Craig, CPA, AutoTech, Courtney Twiss, Realtor, Casto Oaks Winery, Bootjack Feed, Dr. Brian Williams, Sierra Telephone, Coast Hardware, Beverly Suggs, Past and Present Mercantile, […]

Evelyn E. Dennis



A beloved mother, sister, grandmother, cherished friend and a rock to her entire family, Evelyn E. Dennis passed away peacefuly with family at her side on March 7. Born in Guyman, Okla. on Nov. 24, 1942, she eventually moved to Mariposa in 1970, a place she always considered her home. She worked for Tavis Corporation for 16 years and volunteered […]

Thank you



 The MCHS Grizzly Band, your Grammy award winning Pride of the Sierra, Dr. Phillip M. Smith, Rod Fiester, Rob Fleener, Marni Kelsey and the Band Boosters extend deepest appreciation to the Mariposa community for making our recent Music Marathon such a huge success. Thank you to the Mariposa Museum and History Center for being such a gracious host and for […]

Friday, April 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, April 16



Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Bible Study – “For such a time as this.” All women are invited to this study on the Book of Esther. 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the New Life Christian Fellowship at 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack. For information, call […]

Sunday, April 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 […]

Monday, April 18



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 – 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Prayer and support […]