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April in Paris with MYSO

The Mariposa Yosemite Symphony Orchestra’s “April in Paris” Concert Weekend will feature performances in Mariposa and Yosemite National Park. The performances will be on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in Bootjack and Sunday, April 28 as a 2 p.m. matinee in Yosemite. Founding Music Director/Conductor Les Marsden will conduct Hector Berlioz’s “Roman Carnival Overture,” Maurice Ravel’s “Valses Nobles et […]

Local residents can get free passes for YARTS

Residents living in Merced and Mariposa counties are now eligible to receive free passes to visit Yosemite National Park on YARTS. The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) is distributing free, round-trip passes to local residents in honor of National Park Week. The passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may be used on any one day between […]

‘A Day in the Meadow’ event set for April 27

Join the Northern Mariposa County History Museum and Sierra Foothill Conservancy for “A Day in the Meadow” at Bean Creek Preserve on April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To reserve your space, email Lynn Breshears at davelynnaspen@gmail.com with the subject line: Bean Creek RSVP. The first 30 people will receive a confirmation letter. This event is free, but […]

Yosemite Realty prides itself on hometown roots

FREE Rebecca Hatcher opens brokerage firm in Mariposa

There’s little question the real estate business in Mariposa County is undergoing some changes. The latest is Yosemite Realty, a new company owned by local realtor/broker Rebecca Hatcher. “Local, hometown,” were the words used over and over by Hatcher during an interview last week about the new business. Yosemite Reality is the latest edition in the changing real estate market […]

MARIPOSA HAPPENINGS IN BRIEF

APRIL A conversation with Shelton Johnson On Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at the Mariposa Town Park Pavilion, AAUW Mariposa will host a program for the community. Yosemite National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson will share how he worked through barriers to become a ranger in Yosemite. He will share how he has worked to make the park accessible to […]

NEWS & NOTES FROM THE MARIPOSA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

JAIL BOOKING REPORT Here are some of the highlights from the recent booking reports at the Mariposa County Jail. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. April 1 – No bookings. April 2 – Christopher Lee James, 44, Mariposa, was arrested for violating a domestic violence court order. April 3 – No bookings. April […]

MARIPOSA COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE LOG

April 1—April 7 • EMS – 6 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 2 • 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 […]

Social butterflies

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was apparently in Mariposa County this past weekend. “Zuck,” as he goes by on Instagram, posted this photo with El Capitan in the background. He said he brought his family to Yosemite and enjoys taking them to national parks.

‘Homage to Foresta’ exhibit by Marion Patterson now showing



At 90 years of age, photographer Marion Patterson can look back with deep gratitude on a life of adventure and creative fulfillment most people only dream of. She has studied with such luminaries as Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Minor White. She’s trained her lens on the natural world from Europe to Mexico, from Antarctica to the Galapagos, from Yosemite […]

Art + Community grant program seeking applicants for area projects

The Mariposa County Arts Council is introducing the Art + Community grant program, funded by the county of Mariposa, which will support artists and grassroots organizations using art projects and cultural programming to achieve community goals in Mariposa County. Individual artists or groups/organizations working in Mariposa County are invited to apply from April 8-29. Interested applicants should visit www.mariposaartscouncil.org/grant to […]


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