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‘Big Time’ celebration

The annual Yosemite Indian event, Big Time & Social Gathering, has been held in Yosemite for decades. Big Time brings Native people, from near and far, together to honor cultural traditions with songs, dances, games, Indian crafts and art and great food. It is a time to share stories, photos and memories reinforcing tribal identity and culture. Unfortunately, the event […]

Montgomery-Sheffield married in Aug. 18 fete

New York nuptials

Madeline and Matthew SheffieldDavid and Kristin Montgomery of Mariposa and Modesto joyously announce the marriage of their daughter, Madeline, to Matthew Sheffield, son of Susan Sheffield Bentsen and Tim Bentsen of Atlanta and the late Michael Sheffield, on Aug. 18 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Madeline wore her grandmother’s silk peau de soie wedding gown, with embellished lace flutter sleeves designed by […]

A hand up

Pioneer Market uses its receipt program to support the community of Mariposa. In this example, members of New Life Christian Fellowship have saved all their Pioneer Market receipts and turned them in at church. Once the receipts are processed and returned to the store, Pioneer gives a percentage to the church for the support of their missionaries all over the […]

Main event

Kris Casto, left, of Casto Oaks Fine Wine & Art is shown during the most recent meeting of Main Street Mariposa, which was held last week at her business. She talked about the process of making wine. Also shown is Miriam Costello, owner of Miriam & Co., in Mariposa. Main Street Mariposa hosts a “Friday Coffee” event at 8:30 a.m. […]

Fire safe

Jaime Williams, public information officer for the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of CAL FIRE, visits with fellow firefighters at the Mariposa County Fair this past Saturday. Williams is a staple at the annual fair — and numerous other events throughout the year — as she explains fire safety to young and old alike. With the recent history of fires in Mariposa County, […]

Three local artists to be featured at Treetop Gallery, reception scheduled

Shown is a copper piece created by artist Leonard J. Bullock. Submitted photo The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to the opening reception recognizing the work of three local artists. The reception for Leonard Bullock (metal crafting), Phyllis McAdams (painter) and Jeannetta Phillips (photographer) will be on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery located […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Aug. 27 – There was a bear in someone’s yard on Triangle Road in Mariposa. • There was a feral cat issue on Highway 140 in Catheys Valley. • Child abuse was reported on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • There was a report of loose goats on Crystal Aire Drive in Midpines. • Knives were surrendered on […]

Yosemite Songwriting Retreat brings talent to area

Back by popular demand, the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat will feature a strong lineup for its 2018 weekend event. Songwriter and musician Laura Love will be joined by internationally acclaimed songwriter/musician/ educator Joe Craven, award-winning songwriter David Jacobs-Strain and six more highly skilled staff members for an educational weekend of music. The retreat is scheduled Oct. 5-8 at the Yosemite Bug […]

Field of Service returning for another year



This was the scene at the 2017 Field of Service event. Photo by Matt JohnsonAn event that honors military members, first responders and law enforcement will be held for the fourth consecutive year in Mariposa. The Field of Service: Past and Present, will coincide with Veterans Day and will be held Nov. 11-18 at the Mariposa Museum and History Center, […]

Annual butterfly count held inside Tuolumne Meadows this summer

 Yosemite National Park held its eighth annual Yosemite Butterfly Count in the Tuolumne Meadows area recently. Yosemite coordinates this event in association with the North American Butterfly Association (NABA), an organization that conducts longterm monitoring of butterfly populations all over North America. The purpose of the NABA counts is to determine how many species and individual butterflies can be observed […]


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