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Coulterville Fire Brigade turns 50



One of Coulterville’s most popular summer events is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The 50th Deep Pit Barbecue fundraiser will be held Saturday, July 7 in the Coulterville Park at the corner of Highway 49 and Highway 132. It will raise funds for Coulterville Station 26. It will be held from noon to 6 p.m. The dinner of deep pit beef […]

Summer fun to be had at local library

Anyone can learn, create, stay cool and have fun at the Mariposa Library this summer. Activities will be taking place through the library’s Green S.T.E.A.M. Makerspace program throughout July and August. All are free and open to the public, although some have age limitations. Children 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Thursday programs run […]

Biomass CEO explains his position on project

Editor’s note: After a guest opinion about the proposed biomass project in Mariposa County was published in last week’s edition, we received a response from Jay Johnson, CEO of the Mariposa Biomass Project. Following is Johnson’s entire response to the guest opinion: • Who is opposed to the project and why are they spreading incorrect and misleading information? Opposition to […]

Supervisors, tourism bureau come together to cover wide variety of common matters



Two groups tasked with helping Mariposa County to thrive came together recently to discuss how to improve several aspects of the county. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors and the Yosemite-Mariposa Tourism Bureau met on Friday, June 22 to talk about a variety of subjects, ranging from housing to firefighting to tourism. The two groups met in the supervisors chambers […]

Supervisors discuss possible county policy for local events



Quality, family-friendly events are at the core of what makes a small community such as Mariposa special. But those events, while worthwhile, also come with a lot of cost, planning, liability and other responsibilities prior to and during each event. At the June 26 Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting, the supervisors discussed whether county officials should develop an official […]

It was 1958 and a lot was happening locally



Shown is the original Mariposa Drug Store.Editor’s note: The year 1958 was quite a year of growth for Mariposa County. In this third installment of a three-part series, we continue to take a look back at a few of the highlights of that year. Commercial concerns New buildings for Mariposa Drug, Bank of America and a new location for George’s […]

CHP says plan ahead for safe summer travel

 Summer in California is a time for many people to enjoy road trips, see the sights, and visit new places. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding everyone to put safety first and prepare for travel so summer fun does not become summer disaster. “Good planning will make your trip safer for everyone – the driver, passengers, and other motorists,” […]

Two staples coming this weekend at park

The Jespersons.The next weekend of Music on the Green at the Art Park in downtown Mariposa features two homegrown groups. The Jespersons (in full-band form) will perform on Friday, July 6 and the country western sounds of K.A. Country will be featured on Saturday, July 7. Performing original Americana music, The Jespersons, as a core duo, sing and play in […]

Art Around Town set July 6

A wide variety of artists will be featured during Mariposa Art Around Town. Submitted photoEveryone is invited to attend a new event in Mariposa. Mariposa-Yosemite Artists will host its inaugural event, Art Around Town, on Friday, July 6 from 4-8 p.m. Mariposa merchants and local artists are coming together to highlight the creative work of local artists. It’s a time […]

Photographers urged to enter rural contest

Amateur shutterbugs in rural California will be able to enter an upcoming contest. The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) has announced its second annual “Rural County Photo Contest” for 2018. The contest asks amateur photographers to capture life in rural California by showcasing the imagery found in the state’s 35 member counties. The contest runs July 1-Aug. 31. The […]


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