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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 […]

The FEMA saga has not stopped for county officials

Even after last week’s storm, officials still struggling to get funds from 2017

You might think issues involving heavy rains and problems with roads in Mariposa County might have to do with last week. And though there is some of that, county officials are still dealing with the floods of February 2017 — and lack of federal action. Following those monsoons, many roads were heavily damaged in the county, a lot of it […]

Septic system fails at Woodland Elementary

Expert warned district years ago about issue


Caution tape blocked off a field at Woodland Elementary School last week. The area was contaminated by a septic system failure just days before. Photo by Matt JohnsonA septic system failure at Woodland Elementary School two weeks ago put the Mariposa County Unified School District in a murky spot. And it came with plenty of warning dating back nearly a […]

Lake Don Pedro Elementary School closed indefinitely

Contaminated water, flooding issues force closure of school

An elementary school in Mariposa County is closing down temporarily due to issues related to the March 22 rainstorm. The Mariposa County Unified School District was notified Sunday evening by the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District that the water at Lake Don Pedro Elementary is contaminated and cannot be used for drinking, hand washing or food preparation. The school’s […]

National Public Health Week upcoming; various events set

How often do we consider what influences the choices we make to be physically active, prepare fresh vegetables, cut out sugar, or schedule a (long overdue) screening test suggested by our health care provider? Officials at the Mariposa County Health Department believe everyone deserves the opportunity for a long and healthy life. The department’s work revolves around the everyday factors […]

Health results to be shared

On Jan. 18-19, the Mariposa County Health Department sponsored two community forums as part of its Community Health Assessment (CHA). One was held in Mariposa and the other was held in Greeley Hill. The CHA is one required element in gaining accreditation for the health department through the Public Health Accreditation Board. At the meetings, those in attendance voted on […]

Kids can join the fun at 4-H Camp Tweety

Shooting sports, including education, are part of Camp Tweety. Submitted photoThe Mariposa County 4-H program is inviting all fourth through eighth grade children to attend Camp Tweety from June 30 to July 2. Camp will be held at Camp Sugar Pine this year. The camp will begin Saturday morning and go until Monday afternoon. Camp activities will include BB guns, […]

Special guest to highlight next MOPS group meeting

A special guest will be attending a Mothers of Preschoolers meeting in April. Ginger Hubbard, founder of Preparing the Way Ministries and author of Guiltless Living; Don’t Make Me Count to Three; Wise Words for Moms; and No More Whining, will be in attendance at the MOPS meeting on April 9. It will be held from 6-8 p.m. at New […]

Soroptimist Club ‘Live Your Dream’ winners announced


Shown, from left, are Award Committee member Dee Carr, Barbara Milazzo (second place), Award Commitee Chair Sandy Semtner, Lily Fluharty (first place) and her son James, and Award Commitee member Patricia Perry. Submitted photoThe winners of Soroptimist International of Mariposa’s 2018 Live Your Dream Award are Lily Fluharty (first place) and Barbara Milazzo (second place). The Soroptimist Live Your Dream […]

Sierra Cider to host annual Habitat auction on April 21

A patio table by John Tomsick will be one of the auction items at the event. Submitted photoThe community is invited to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County’s third Birdhouse and Garden Art Auction. Dave and Beth Lancaster of Sierra Cider will host the event for the second time on Saturday, April 21, from 1-4 p.m. The event is sponsored […]


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