Ernestine Reynolds



Ernestine Reynolds, 60, of Mariposa passed away u-expectedly at Mercy Medical Center. Ernestine was born in Merced to Chester and Effie Grissom. She spent most of her life in the Merced area and has lived in Mariposa for the last 24 years, with her loving and devoted companion, Arvin Redding. Ernestine was a vivacious woman, with a great since of […]

Gardening program continues this month



The Mariposa County Master Gardeners Association will continue the sustainable gardening program on Saturday, April 30, with the second of eight quarterly public workshops focusing on this theme. Following January’s overview of sustainable gardening presentation, the initial topics, Basic Landscaping and Firescaping, will be hosted at the board of supervisors’ chambers, 5100 Bullion Street from 10 a.m. to noon. Master […]

VFW forms Ladies’ Auxiliary program



 In many places around the world today, America’s men and women are fighting to preserve freedom and helping others who also want to live in a free country. The nearly 600,000 members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States are proud to support the troops and have been fulfilling that role since the […]

Defensible space emphasized



Madera- Mariposa- Merced CAL FIRE Unit Chief Bill Hodson reminds all residents living in the foothill and rural areas of California that it provides them with a very special responsibility. Defensible space is essential to improve a home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. It’s the buffer zone created between a building on the property and the grass, trees and shrubs […]

BVFD raises funds



Antoher Bootjack Volunteer Fire Company pancake breakfast, bake and yard sale will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 7 to 11 a.m. (for the bake sale and breakfast) and the yard sale begins at 7 a.m. The fund raiser will be held at the Bootjack Firehouse on Bootjack Lane. The price of the breakfast is $5 for adults and […]

Wawona Road construction resumes



Road construction on the Wawona Road in Yosemite National Park resumed on Monday, April 18. The construction, which began in May 2010, was suspended in November due to snow and ice on the road. Visitors traveling into Yosemite via Highway 41/Wawona Road will experience up to 15 minute delays from 6 to 7 a.m. and up to 30 minute delays […]

Butterfly Garden Club holds annual plant sale



In participation with the Butterfly Days celebration, the Butterfly Garden Club is scheduling its annual plant sale for Saturday, April 30. The location will be along the route of the Butterfly Days parade on Highway 140 next to Savoury’s Restaurant, commencing at 8 a.m. A wide variety of locally grown plants are offered, all with proven success throughout Mariposa climate […]

Arts Council offers short story classes



The Mariposa County Arts Council is offering a short story writing class May 11 through June 15. In this course, participants will learn how to support their words with such craft elements as character, plot, description, and dialogue. Utilizing writing exercises in the development of your story, first-time and novice writers will build writing skills. This six-week course, from 6 […]

Dinner raises funds for Ethos program



Ethos Youth Center, a program of Mountain Crisis Services, is meeting the rising demand for youth programs in Mariposa. Ethos provides violence prevention, mentoring, informal counseling, food and a safe environment for art, music and tutoring. In recent months, about 40 youth per day are benefitting from services at the Ethos Youth Center. Many of these youth come from homes […]

LDP Rattlers host fashion revue show



Members of the Lake Don Pedro Rattlers 4-H Club recently held a fashion revue and show.The Don Pedro Rattler 4-H group hosted “In The Country” Mariposa County 4-H fashion revue and style show at the Lake Don Pedro Elementary gymnasium on Saturday, April 9. The fashion revue featured different categories in which the participants modeled including the traditional category with […]