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Sierra Art Trails to feature many local talents

Shown is Ann Hart’s sculpture of Mama Bear with Cubs. The Sierra Art Trails Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour takes place in homes, studios, galleries and businesses in more than a dozen communities in Eastern Madera and Mariposa counties each year. This is the 16th year of the event, one of the largest art events in the area, featuring artists […]

Locals encouraged to help keep county clean through Great Sierra River cleanup

County Public Health Educator Ginnie Day is shown at last year’s Great Sierra River Cleanup. The event rids the community of trash and hundreds of cigarette butts. This year’s event is Saturday, Sept. 15. Photo by Matt JohnsonThe Great Sierra River Cleanup is slated for Saturday, Sept. 15, at both the Mariposa Creek Parkway at the Arts Park, as well […]

Can you identify this shrimp with a rock-like shell?

Shown above is a target prawn, also known as rock shrimp due to the rock-like hardness of the shell. Submitted photoQuestion: In May of 2016, this shrimp drifted by our boat at night while we were fishing for squid on the south side of Catalina Island. I have been unable to identify it. Can you tell me what it is? […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Aug. 13 – Petty theft was reported on Schoolhouse Road in Catheys Valley. • There was an aggressive goat on Lozano Way in Coulterville. • A nuisance bear was reported on East Westfall Road. • Mail theft was reported on Gusano Way in Coulterville. • There was vandalism on Bootjack Way in Bootjack. • There was a […]

Area Fishing Forecast

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Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Aug. 13-19

• EMS – 9 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 1 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 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 for fire/medical and […]

Airport success discussed, big event coming in October with airplane rides and much more



Not only has it been a major component in battling the Ferguson Fire, but the Mariposa Yosemite Airport is doing very well in its other operations. The airport has been home to a number of helicopters (up to 18 at one time) and planes throughout the battle against the fire, and the success and importance of the airport was one […]

4-Hers are now gearing up for county fair

Ferris wheels, animals and lots of fun! Yes, it is time once again for the Mariposa County Fair and the 4-H members from around the county are getting their animals ready for show, entering items from the many 4-H projects like sewing, cooking, crafts and more. Members are anticipating what ribbon they will earn for their hard work they have […]

Supervisors waive TOT late fees, because of fire



The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors extended mercy to lodging operators throughout the county last week. At last week’s board meeting, the supervisors waived all transient occupancy tax late fees — not the tax itself, but the late fees — for payments due between July 31 and Aug. 31 for operators affected by the Ferguson Fire. The board voted unanimously […]

Share your favorite family recipes with county library

The Mariposa County Library is inviting community members to share their favorite family recipes with the community. Recipes are being included in the library’s new online community cookbook, Mariposa Morsels. Here is how to submit recipes: 1. Go to www.mariposalibrary.org 2. Click on “Self-publishing” at top of page 3. Click on “Submit Recipes to Mariposa Morsels” 4. Click on “submit […]


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