Evidence points to NPS blunder

Issue fuels public outrage at decision Changing iconic Yosemite Park names

This screen shot is a picture of the trademark of “Yosemite National Park” that Delaware North Companies Yosemite registered with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office in 2003.There are no innocent parties in the debacle that saw iconic names in Yosemite National Park changed abruptly last week. While many people are pointing fingers at Delaware North Companies Yosemite for being […]

Stressed trees get no relief from recent rains

More will die before change is seen

The El Niño-fueled storms that have dropped rain and snow in Mariposa County are good news, but pines being devastated by bark beetles are still dying. “Once the bugs have infested the trees, there’s pretty much no recourse,” said Len Nielson, unit forester for the Mariposa/ Merced/ Madera CAL FIRE division. Millions of ponderosa pine trees in the County are […]

Rainfall totals up, but not all is due to El Niño

A string of storms, fueled by a long-promised El Niño, brought rain and snow this week to Mariposa County. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service have said this appearance of the El Niño is the strongest one to hit California since 1950. The storms have dumped snow in the Sierra Nevada, making Yosemite National Park look like a winter wonderland. […]

Park Service, Delaware North at odds over truth

The National Park Service and Delaware North don’t see eye-to-eye on Yosemite’s names and who owns them. That’s why they are currently in court fighting it out over who owns the names Curry Village, Badger Pass, Ahwahnee and other iconic sites. In the early 2000s, Delaware North began to trademark the names. “We (the National Park Service) were not aware […]

Artist and Iraq veteran Cameron gives workshop

Papermaking is focus of Feb. 12 event

Artist Drew Cameron will give an art talk and a papermaking workshop in February in Mariposa. His art uses military uniforms made into paper.The Mariposa County Arts Council is hosting artist and Iraq veteran Drew Cameron for a public art talk and papermaking workshop. The art talk will be held Feb. 11 at the Mariposa County Health and Human Services […]

Butterfly Festival sets dates for 2016

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival will run from April 29 to May 1. Included in this year’s festival will be Little Miss Butterfly Contest, a parade, an art and artisan show, chalk art festival, live music, free entertainment, a butterfly hat contest and butterfly releases. The festival will kick off Friday, April 29, with the release of butterflies by school children […]


Jan. 11 • A caller from Windy Hollow Road reported a prowler. • A physical domestic dispute occurred on Cobey Lane. • A dead llama was reported from Triangle Park Road. • The Vault on Highway 140 reported illegal dumping. • Possible theft of medications was reported from Triangle Road. • A caller on Coakley Circle reported a possibly intoxicated […]

Reprinted from April 24, 1858

It is the intention of the Chinese population in the county to build a permanent town near the garden of Allison and Powell, about two miles from the town of Mariposa. Lots have already been staked off, and other preparations made for a Celestial city, where they can sit under their own canvas and smoke opium to their heart’s content, […]

Tea and fashion show will help fund Soroptimist closet

Mariposa County High School students model prom dresses during last year’s Elegant Dress Closet Tea and Fashion Show. This year’s event will take place Saturday, Jan. 23.Soroptimist International of Mariposa is hosting the Elegant Dress Closet Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, Jan. 23 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane. Tickets are $15 […]

Pancake breakfast helps fund 4-H clubs

The Mariposa County 4- H Council will host its annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa. Cost is $8 per person for adults and $6 for seniors over 62 and children 12 and under. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs and drinks. Tickets are on […]