Google to add Yosemite trails to online database

Google engineer Ryan Falor heads down Grand Canyon National Park’s Bright Angel Trail to test the company’s backpack-mounted Trekker camera. The device will be put to use in Yosemite National Park as soon as next spring.Sometime soon, Yosemite hikers may encounter Silicon Valley nerds lugging 40-pound cameras up and down the Park’s trails. Park-lovers may debate the need for such […]

A carmounted Google Street View unit visited Mariposa and surrounding areas last month to update local imagery.

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MCUSD thanks Levesque

Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Aaron Rosander (left) presents Linda Levesque with a plaque of appreciation from the board of trustees at their meeting on Oct. 25. Levesque, the district’s chief business officer, has resigned effective Nov. 1…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password […]

Veterans’ Day ceremony set

 The children of Mariposa have grown up with memories of the traditional Veterans’ Day Ceremony which they plan each year for the veterans of their town. Each November for the last 16 years, on the Mariposa Elementary School playground, students from various schools and the Mariposa County High School honor veterans with patriotic music and with their respect. Mariposa’s Keith […]

Fashion event of the season

Area models will be showing local fashions from Mariposa during the AAUW fashion show. Libby Murrell (right), event co-coordinator is shown with model Kathy Delaney looking at fashions from The Vault that will be modeled. The event will be held Saturday evening, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., at the board of supervisors chambers in the government center. Tickets are $15 […]

Oil can be recycled locally

Beginning Nov. 15, America Recycles Day, Mariposa County residents who bring used motor oil and/or filters for recycling will receive a free oil recycling container. This program, sponsored by Mariposa County Department of Public Works and funded by a grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), will continue while supplies last. Participant locations and hours are as […]

Soroptimist seeks award applicants

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is seeking applicants for three awards to be granted to women in the community. Applications for these awards are available at or may be obtained by contacting Beverley Rutherford at (714) 665-5987. All three applications are due in December. The Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award honors young women ages 14 to 17 engaged in volunteer action […]

Santa’s Bazaar set

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers will hold their Annual Santa’s Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Once again, it will be held at the senior center on Spriggs Lane. There will be crafts, preserves, baked goods and gently used items available. All proceeds will […]

Yes on Prop 30

Over the past four years, our schools and colleges have been cut by nearly $20 billion statewide. This has led to larger class sizes, a shorter school year, higher tuition rates and an overall reduction in educational opportunities. We can and must reverse this trend by passing Prop. 30. Prop. 30 is a temporary tax measure that will stop additional […]

Please vote

First and foremost please vote. Make this election about your choice. Jack Uppal is the candidate who is “putting people first.” Whether you are registered as a Democrat, Republican or Independent, your vote should go to Jack Uppal. Jack supports building a Yoseite Visitors’ Center in Mariposa. McClintock does not. Jack is opposed to vouchers for Medicare. McClintock is for […]