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Local businesses and individuals sponsor Habitat auction

A wood sculpture done by Earl Heitzmann is shown. Submitted photoThe Habitat Birdhouse and Garden Art Auction is coming up soon. The party and fundraiser will take place on Saturday, April 21, at Sierra Cider in Lushmeadows from 1-4 p.m. Dave and Beth Lancaster of Sierra Cider are offering their venue for the event. Early birds may come at noon […]

Newest guidebook to Yosemite National Park is now available

The cover of “The Complete Guidebook to Yosemite National Park” is shown. Submitted photoIn 2017, U.S. national parks hosted 330 million visitors, 4.3 million in Yosemite alone. For years now Yosemite visitors have relied on the advice in “The Complete Guidebook to Yosemite National Park,” published by Yosemite Conservancy. The eighth revised edition has been published. It includes the major […]

Library offers free workshops

The Mariposa County Library offers free workshops on the first and third Thursday of the month from 3-4:30 p.m. as part of its Green S.T.E.A.M. Makerspace program. The workshops are open to people of all ages and abilities. The topics are based on the theme of sustainability with each workshop related to science, technology, engineering, art or math (STEAM). Many […]

Basin water customers asked to fill out survey

The Ponderosa Basin Water Company is seeking a grant and needs the help of its customers. The company is seeking a grant from the California Rural Water Association (CRWA). During the process, the state of California requires that a confidential income survey be completed by customers within the district. Officials from the water company are asking their customers to fill […]

Authors sought to enter new state contest, prizes offered

The Mariposa County Library is joining other libraries across the state in announcing the California Library Project, a new contest for authors of self-published young adult and adult fiction. Winners in each category will receive $500 as well as: inclusion in Indie California, a statewide digital collection of local indie authors; nationwide exposure for three months on Popup Picks, a […]

Renowned trombonist guests with MSO

Dr. Thomas Ashworth, University of Minnesota Brass Studies and MSO guest soloist, is shown. Submitted photoInternationally-renowned trombonist Thomas Ashworth will perform in concert with the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra in Mariposa and Yosemite National Park on April 14-15. The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra is a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, Inc. Ashworth’s well-known artistry ranges the gamut of music from […]

Agri-Nature workshop rescheduled

First gathering will now be held on April 12

The “Developing Agri-Nature Entrepreneurship” workshops sponsored by the Mariposa Agri-Nature Association have been rescheduled. They begin on April 12, which originally was to be the second meeting. As previously announced, the scope of the workshops will include information for any local agricultural or other rural local residents who might be interested in starting a small agricultural or agri-nature business, including […]

April Audubon program to feature bird expert Dunn


Eminent bird expert and author Jon Dunn will highlight key differences between similar waterfowl species in his slide presentation April 12. Submitted photoInternationally renowned bird expert Jon Dunn, a prolific author or co-author of numerous publications about birds, will be the featured speaker at the April program of the Yosemite Area Audubon Society in Mariposa. An acclaimed authority on bird […]

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Red Cross disaster training is scheduled April 19

The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is hosting a Shelter Boot Camp training this month. It will be from Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21 at Sierra Vista Presbyterian, 39696 Highway 41 in Oakhurst. Anyone interested in training as a Red Cross disaster volunteer is encouraged to attend. There is online registration at rdcrss.org/2HzM1fr. This multi-day offering […]


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