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Independence Day concert is slated for June 30 in Mariposa

Shown is a scene from last year’s concert during the Independence Day celebration. Submitted photo at Glacier Point on Aug. 21, 2016. The annual MSO “Independence Day Spectacular!” concert is billed as “Mariposa’s own version of the Hollywood Bowl,” with patrons invited to dine at one of the town’s many restaurants or to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on […]

Country, blues are set for Music on the Green

Mike Hammar & The NailsThe next concerts of the free summer concert series, Music on the Green is set for this weekend at the Art Park in downtown Mariposa. They will feature the honky-tonk country of The Danny Millsap Band on Friday, June 15 and the electric blues of Mike Hammar & The Nails on Saturday, June 16. Honky-tonk veterans, […]

Hard working Woodland students treated to meal

Woodland Elementary students Alora Martinez, Conor Oliphant, Wyeth Bothwell, Gavin Wanner, Taiyo Kinoshita, Lucas Ibarra, Marina Grate, Jazmyne Lilly and Laynee Rhoan were recently treated to a lunch at Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe thanks to their hard work throughout the school year. Submitted photoTeacher Regan Rowley from Woodland Elementary took nine of her outstanding fifth grade students to Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe […]

PG&E expanding daily flights to detect wildfires

PG&E has expanded its daily flights to detect wildland fires in the region. Submitted photoPacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has begun its daily aerial fire detection patrols across hundreds of miles of its service area. This year, PG&E has added two new routes to the patrols which assist the U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE and local fire agencies with […]

School bond oversight committee loses chairman



Jim AllenThe committee assigned to review how the Mariposa County Unified School District spends its Measure L Bond funds has lost a key member. Jim Allen, the chairman of the committee, resigned last week. In a letter sent to the school district, Allen notified Superintendent Robin Hopper of his decision to leave. “I cannot in good faith sign a Citizens’ […]

Free paint drop-off event set June 16

A special paint drop-off day is scheduled Saturday, June 16 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. It is being hosted by PaintCare, a nonprofit organization established by paint manufacturers to provide convenient places to recycle leftover paint. The goal is to make it easier for households and businesses in the area to recycle unwanted house paint, stain and varnish. It is […]

It’s not easy to say goodbye

Trish Darcy retires from Woodland Elementary School after 30 years of teaching


From left, Woodland principal Lydia Lower and teacher Trish Darcy wave goodbye to students during the last day of school on June 7. Photo by Matt Johnson There’s an old saying that all good things must come to an end. For Trish Darcy, that saying rings true. After 32 years of teaching in total, with 30 of them at Woodland […]

Your photos

Reader Paul Lockwood took this photo of a bear about 150 feet in a tree on the hill near his house along Highway 140 in Midpines. Lockwood reported the neighbor’s dog “has been beneath it and barking for the past several hours.” Bear sightings have increased dramatically this year, according to various experts. Do you have a photo for this […]

Celebrating a ritual

The Women’s Sorority, Beta Sigma Phi’s Xi Phi Upsilon Chapter, recently gathered and celebrated the Ritual of Jewels initiation ceremony for Lillian Rushton. Pictured are Ina Linderman, Lillian Rushton and Barbara Peters. Submitted photo… 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 […]

AAUW Backpack project kicks off

AAUW members are shown displaying backpacks from the 2017 project. Submitted photo The AAUW Backpack project is back for another year. The Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women is gearing up for another summer of outfitting quality backpacks, fully stocked with school supplies, for middle school students throughout Mariposa County. This year organizers have expanded the project […]


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