Woodland students continue tradition of visiting Yosemite

Woodland Elementary continued the tradition of sending seventh grade students to Yosemite National Park for three days at the end of 2016. Activities for this trip were coordinated by the NatureBridge outdoor education program. Students spent two nights and three days at Camp Curry campground. Students explored nature, learned about how people impact the environment, the geology and geography of […]

Mariposa County Flashback

Remembering a landfill legend

“Mariposa County Flashback” is a collaboration between the newspaper and the Mariposa County Museum and History Center. In addition to featuring photos from the museum, we are also looking for historic photos from our readers, like this week. These can include photos with people who are not identified and, if printed, someone may be able to help our readers obtain […]

Oklahoma Choctaw to perform at local festival

Tim TingleTim Tingle is an Oklahoma Choctaw whose great-great grandfather, John Carnes, walked the Trail of Tears in 1835. He is an award-winning author and storyteller and will be making his third appearance at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s, Storytelling Festival. The 30th Mariposa Storytelling Festival will be celebrating its Grand Finale weekend March 10–12 at Mariposa County High School. […]

Spring Fiesta dinner and dance slated for March 25

 Soroptimist International of Mariposa will hold a Spring Fiesta Dinner & Dance on Saturday, March 25 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, Manzanita Room. It will feature a taco bar dinner. Tickets are $25. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30. There will be dancing to the music of D.J. Mark Carpenter. There will also be […]


Butterfly Festival needs volunteers The annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival is set for May 6-7. It will feature art and artisans, food, vendors, a parade, butterfly releases and more. There will also be a 5K race, skateboard competition, music and children’s activities. The event is free. Vendor applications can be obtained by emailing Jeanetta at ruralnetta@aol.com. There will also be the […]

Three Grizzly wrestlers advance to Masters

The Mariposa County High School wrestling team took 11 wrestlers to the Sac-Joaquin Section Divisionals at Natomas High School in Sacramento. On Saturday, three of those wrestlers finished in the top three and secured spots at the upcoming Masters tournament. Josh Land (120) finished third with a 6-2 decision over Wyatt Carter of Hilmar. Bob Robinson (126) finished second after […]

AAUW Speech Trek happening Wednesday, Feb. 22

This year’s American Association of University Women (AAUW) Speech Trek contest is taking place Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Mariposa County High School Fiester Auditorium.  This year’s topic is, “Is it time to pass the Equal Rights Amendment?” The American Association of University Women is a national organization. The California region’s annual Speech Trek competition is open to […]

CHP seeks information about slashing of tires

The California Highway Patrol is asking for information in identifying who was responsible for slashing tires during a town hall meeting on Tuesday night. Lt. Becky Hagen of the Mariposa Area CHP said there were “multiple instances of vandalism” at the fairgrounds during a meeting held by Rep. Tom McClintock and attended by hundreds of people. Hagen said a person […]

2017-02-16 E-Edition

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