2019-05-16 E-Edition

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All in this together: Volunteers give time to beautify Woodland campus



From left, Woodland Elementary principal Reed Yancey and volunteer Paul Green pull out some brush from a spot on the school’s campus. Several volunteers showed up on Saturday morning to beautify the school. Photo by Matt JohnsonSchool was in session last Saturday at Woodland Elementary. Well, sort of. Close to 70 volunteers showed up to Woodland to clean up the […]

More damage than expected is cause of extended closure of 49

Caltrans confident road will open before Memorial Day

This picture clearly depicts how the highway is separating from the embankment along Highway 49 North. Submitted photo by CaltransIt’s one of the most breathtaking stretches of road in California. And it’s right here in Mariposa County. Highway 49 North between Bear Valley and Coulterville can be a hair-raising drive, but at the same time, exhilarating. “Part of what makes […]

Courthouse tours to be part of this year’s Art, Wine event



Mariposa County CourthouseIf you’re looking for something to do on Memorial Day weekend, an event held on Saturday, May 25 might pique your interest. The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary’s Art, Wine and Wheels Festival will be held on the Mariposa County Courthouse lawn from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, but there is a $15 fee to sample wine. […]

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Track meet set to highlight some of area’s most dedicated competitors


Athlete Ana Silguero is shown competing at a Special Olympics competition held in Mariposa in 2016. The meet returns this year to Mariposa. Photo by Matt JohnsonIt only happens every few years, but this year, it’s Mariposa’s turn to host a Tri-County Regional track and field event for Special Olympics. The Mariposa Miners Special Olympics team is hosting the meet […]

Memorial Day to be marked at ceremony

Every year on Memorial Day weekend, community members gather to pay tribute to military members who have served and protected America over the years. This year, that tradition will continue with a ceremony scheduled Saturday, May 25 in Mariposa. The community’s annual Memorial Day procession led by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6042, will begin around 9:45 a.m. that […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log May 6 – Deputies investigated a report of elder abuse on Quail Court in Mariposa. • Animal cruelty was reported on Leonard Road in Mariposa. • Facebook harassment was reported on 10th Street in Mariposa. • There were bear problems on Country Lane in Mariposa. May 7 – Inappropriate photos were reported on Hunters Valley Road in […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

May 6-12

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for fire/medical and […]

IN BRIEF …

Museum hiring docents The Mariposa Museum is accepting applications for student docents for the summer season. Day and evening shifts are available. Candidates must be 14 years or older with a valid work permit and a student currently enrolled in Mariposa County. Student docents are eligible to work in different areas of the museum upon completion of docent training. Employment […]

Kathleen Wass

Kathleen Laura Wass was born on Oct. 25, 1943 in Bell, Calif. She passed away May 8, 2019 in Walla Walla, Wash. In the early 1980s, Kathy Wass moved to Alaska, where for the next 10 years, she worked on the North Slope then for the next 20 years, she worked various jobs. After 30 years living in Alaska she […]