Boat owners need to be prepared in El Niño year

El Niño — a large-scale, ocean-atmosphere climate interaction linked to warming of sea surface temperatures across parts of the Pacific Ocean — may bring big storms to California this winter. Boat owners and marina operators should be ready for extreme storms through spring 2016. Boaters should know some facts about El Niño winter boating safety before venturing out on the […]

It’s breakfast time at La Grange IOOF

The Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge No. 65 is hosting its monthly breakfast Sunday, March 13 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the IOOF Hall in downtown La Grange. The breakfast, which is always held on the second Sunday of the month, will feature biscuits and gravy, sausage, ham and cheese omelets and French toast. Complimentary coffee and orange […]

Butterfly Parade sign-ups are open

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival is scheduled for April 29, 30, and May 1. The festival parade, scheduled for Saturday morning, April 30, is taking entries now. Clowns, old cars, horse and buggies, parade floats, service organizations, school floats featuring drama and science clubs, equestrians, cowboys and cowgirls, bands and businesses are all welcome to apply. The applications are available online […]

Benefit for Lynch will feature games, raffles, bake sale

A benefit for Jerry Lynch will be held Saturday, March 12 starting at 5 p.m. at the Bootjack Stompers Hall, 4662 Mormon Bar Crossing in Mariposa. There will be food by Dave’s Western BBQ, drinks, music, raffles with lots of prizes, fundraising style poker tournament and other games. There will also be a dessert table, bake sale and more. The […]

Reprinted from March 6, 1915

Fred Bennett, while working at the Long Mary mine last Tuesday, suffered the fracture of the little finger of the left hand. He came to Mariposa and had the injury attended to by Dr. Hicks. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a […]

Don’t allow fowl to turn foul

California Outdoors

Birds that are shot should be kept as cool as possible during the rest of the hunt.Editorial Note: The following wildlife-related questions are answered by Carrie Wilson of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Readers can submit questions in an email to Question: I hope you can answer my question about cleaning birds. My friends and I went […]


Alcohol, drug group will meet The Mariposa County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Committee meets at 12:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in the county behavioral health board room. The board room is at 5356 Lemee Lane off Highway 49 North. Call the county’s human services department for more information at 966-2000. Books for sale twice weekly Books […]

Reprinted from November 24, 1871

The trial of F.M. Pate, before Judge Lovejoy on Wednesday last, on a charge of falsely branding cattle, resulted in an acquittal. It was a just verdict. Mr. Pate is an old resident of the county, his character for honesty and integrity has never before been called in questions. … An online subscription is required to view news content on […]

History museum offers teens jobs as docents

The Mariposa Museum and History Center has a docent program that employs local students at the facility. Here, from left, are docent trainer Shirley Jo Miller, and students Alyssa Leanos, Tonekup Coats, Erin Fiester, Maria Loya and Michael Wilson.In the summer of 2015, the Mariposa Museum and History Center, in conjunction with Richard Radanovich and the Christopher Radanovich Scholarship fund, […]

2016-03-10 E-Edition

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