Youth performs 30 random acts of kindness

Hannah Faris, 7, decided to take time this summer to serve her community in 30 different ways. Submitted photoBlack belt candidate Hannah Farris, 7, from the Oakhurst dojo of Mariposa Martial Arts Academy spent much of her summer doing something that few children her age do. She gave back to the community, expecting nothing in return. Between mid-June and mid-July, […]


Never ending Ferguson Fire continues grip on region

Shown is Cedar Lodge on Highway 140 west of El Portal on Tuesday morning. The heavy smoke hanging in the canyon makes it impossible to see the fire damage behind the lodge. However, it was clear firefighters worked hard to save the lodge — a major source of tourism revenue for this region. The highway was reopened on Tuesday morning. […]

Community chorus practices starting soon

The Mariposa Community Chorus is resuming rehearsals. The chorus will start practices again on Monday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa County High School. All adults and high school students are invited to join. “You just have to like to sing,” said chorus director Gail Vanderslik. “Everyone who enjoys singing in a group and performing […]

Health expert urges caution

An environmental expert is urging Mariposa County citizens to continue being vigilant about assessing their health during the Ferguson Fire. “It’s going to impact some people’s health,” said Ginnie Day, public health educator for the Mariposa County Health Department. Day said air conditions continue to be hazardous in Mariposa County. “Right now the air monitoring points that we have out […]

Strong group of directors

This photo was taken recently of the Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County Board of Directors who are serving in 2018-2019. From left are: Mhyrianna Root, Pastoral Adviser Sharon Amundson, Juanita DeLucia, President Bob Kirchner, Phyllis Becker, Melinda Abeles, Jim Evans, Anne Dolchanczyk, Executive Director Roger Powell, Andrew van Wyhe, George Heiss and Cathy Owens. Not pictured are Art Baggett, […]

Back in business

Highway 49 North has now reopened

Highway 49 North is shown with new pavement as well as a lot of upgraded drainage work. Photo by Lawrence Thomas/CaltransWith all of the bad news involving Mariposa County relating to the Ferguson Fire, there is some good news. Highway 49 North reopened last Friday evening — ending four months of inconvenience for county residents as well as headaches and […]

The Trespassers, Bodie 601 to play

Bodie 601Music on the Green rolls into the last three weekends of the 2018 season this weekend. There will be the return of Bodie 601 on Friday, Aug. 10, and on Saturday, Aug. 11, hometown favorites The Trespassers take the Mariposa County Art Park stage. Back by popular demand, Bodie 601 take their name from the ghost town in the […]

Current fire stark reminder of 1962

Four firefighters died in the Timber Lodge Fire

Gary Williams is shown looking over records he has kept about the Timber Lodge Fire in 1962. Photo by Greg LittleSometimes, history does repeat itself. Unfortunately, in the case of wildfires, that can mean tragic circumstances. Gary Williams might know as well as anyone about tragedy coming from a wildfire. Williams, now 78, was a rookie firefighter on Aug. 9, […]

Accomplished opera singer finds relaxation in Mariposa; hoping to share love of opera

Roberto MazzarellaIt’s well known that Mariposa County is a place where people come to relax. Although the area is no stranger to fires in the summertime, it is still generally viewed as a place to come to enjoy nature, get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and to relax in peaceful surroundings. One famous opera singer, Roberto […]

CASA Summer Fun Fair event to go ‘green’


This weekend’s Summer Fun Street Fair will be “as green as possible.” Organizers of the fair, set for Aug. 10 from 4-9 p.m. in downtown Mariposa, are making a concerted effort to keep the event environmentally friendly. The fair is a fundraiser for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Mariposa County, which seeks to help children involved in the court […]

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