Ferguson fix in flux



 The public favors going under the Ferguson rockslide versus building a bridge to divert Highway 140 to the north side of the Merced River, state planners said this week. Putting a bridge across the river would also require crossing a huge regulatory hurdle. “It would be the first time since the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (of 1968) that the […]

Lippizaner Stallions return



The “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions presents their 41st anniversary exhinition of the “Dancing White Stallions.” Over the years, more than 26 million people throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia and Hawaii have seen this internationally acclaimed spectacle. The Lipizzaner Stallion has galloped boldly out of the pages of over 425 years of history and are now preserved as an […]

Got Milk? offers cool summer drink recipes



 Summer is here, and Californians are already thinking about how they can beat the heat, while also indulging in fun, tasty treats. This summer, two-time National Barista Champion Heather Perry has partnered with the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), the creator of GOT MILK?, to give drink enthusiasts another reason to enjoy lattes while refreshing their palates. Perry’s summer homemade […]

Datebook



Friday, July 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 […]

Yosemite Park holds Community Safety Day



Yosemite National Park invites the public to participate in Community Safety Day in Yosemite National Park on Friday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Yosemite Village mall (in front of the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center). Visitors and community members will have the opportunity to see Yosemite’s Mounted Patrol horses, meet Yosemite search and rescue dogs, and […]

Tomato Fest seeks participants



The “Weekend in the Country Tomato Fest” will be the last weekend of September (Sept. 24 and 25) in downtown Mariposa. Applications are currently being accepted. Organizers are looking for any medium artists who have locally produced products, are a crafter or want to be a food vendor. They can fill out an application by going to tomatofest.org. Participation is […]

Bark for Life comes to Mariposa



The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is coming to Mariposa on Sunday, Aug. 14 at the Mariposa County Park from 8 to 11 a.m. Bark For Life is an American Cancer Society fundraising event that honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions. Bark For Life fundraisers also help save lives by supporting the mission of the American Cancer Society. […]

Pioneer announces barbecue schedule



Pioneer Market has announced its summer barbecue schedule that supports fund raising efforts for local organizations. The following is the schedule: July 15-16, Manna House; July 22-23, AAUW; July 29-30, Summit Christian School; Aug. 5-6, Mariposa Ag Trails; Aug. 12-13, New Life Christian Church; Aug. 19-20, Cathey’s Valley 4-H; Aug. 26-27, Girl Scouts Troop 3092; and Sept. 2-3, Marlin Swim […]

John Muir Day reset for July 16



The June 4 Coulterville Park event for the John Muir Festival was canceled due to rain. The new date for the park festival is Saturday, July 16. This date was already set to “Honor Our Vets.” The sponsor, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9454, has invited organizers to share the day and make it an even bigger and better […]

Rotarians learn about Adopt-a-Plot



 Local Rotarians last Thursday heard from Ron Loya, who, along with Assistant Directors Mike Wenrich and Pat Samora have undertaken an Adopt-A-Plot program at Mariposa’s cemetery. Loya has long be an aficionado of history and photography. His interests are varied but history trumps. Loya began studying Mariposa History over 30 years ago during an ECV (Clampers) excursion here and has […]