Burning their behinds



Editor, “Elections belong to the people. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” Abraham Lincoln, 16th American President Submitted by Frances R. Long … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username […]

Yosemite visitation will top 5 million during ‘16



Woody Smeck, interim superintendent at Yosemite National Park, addresses the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning.Visitation at Yosemite National Park will top 5 million people in 2016. That was the word Tuesday from Woody Smeck, the interim superintendent at the Park, who made a presentation before the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. Smeck took over the top spot […]

Coulterville has big plans for Christmas

Santa, arts and crafts, much more scheduled

 Many events are scheduled this weekend to celebrate Christmas in Coulterville. There will be breakfast at the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), a Santa Claus gift give-a-way at the firehouse, a holiday dinner by Coulterville Community Center (CCC) officials at the old schoolhouse, story telling back at the IOOF, holiday shopping at the local stores and the Northern Mariposa […]

PG&E unveils its new energy savings program



Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has announced that residential customers have a new way to take control of their energy bills this winter. With PG&E’s Energy Alerts, customers can better manage their energy usage and budgets. “Our customers asked for a solution to help them budget for their energy needs and we listened. The Energy Alerts program is designed […]

Rain forests to be topic during meeting at library



 A presentation about rain forests is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. at the library in Mariposa. Dr. Ken Jones of A-Team for Wildlife in Angels Camp will give a presentation on rain forest conservation that will include live macaw parrots and a discussion of how drones, robots and other technology is being used to help protect rapidly […]

VFW Auxiliary seeks help with ‘Blankets for Heroes’ project



Members of the VFW Auxiliary, Post 6042, are seeking assistance with their latest project, “Blankets for Heroes.” The project is intended to provide knitted or crocheted lap blankets (30” x 42”), hats and scarves to veterans in nearby hospitals and care facilities. These items have been well-received by veterans, with dozens distributed to the semi-permanent care facility at the V.A. […]

Patriot’s Pen contest winners announced



At their December meeting, members of the VFW Auxiliary Post 6042, honored winners of the annual Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. Winners received medals and cash awards for their winning essays entitled “The America I Believe In.” Pictured, from left, are Lauren Elmore (second place winner), Claire Cleary (first place winner) and Cindy Stowell, Auxiliary President. Cleary’s essay recently won the […]

VFW assists Kops for Kids toy drive



Mariposa VFW Post 6042 made a $500 donation to the Mariposa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association annual Kops for Kids toy drive. Post commander Paul Reed (left) presented the check to deputy Will Atkinson (right)…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click […]

Card of Thanks



Friends of Mariposa County Library want to thank all of the volunteers who worked hard to make our book sales a success. Those who help make the sales a continuing success include Merle Wood, Kathy Bratt, Tia Tobin-Henry, Martha Pratt, Sue Gaunt, Sharon Peterson, Peter Justin, John Peters, Eric Cranston and many more. We are so grateful for everyone who […]

Card of Thanks



Thank you First 5 of Mariposa! I have been a daycare provider in Mariposa County since 1992. In Mariposa County we are lucky to have wonderful programs to help out daycares. Programs, grants and classes help us to coordinate educating and fund daycares. One of which is Mariposa First 5, a California State funded program. I have been lucky enough […]