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Coulterville woman dies in wreck

A 56-year-old Coulterville woman died in a vehicle accident last Friday afternoon in Jamestown. The woman, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from her 2003 Mitsubishi just before 4 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Her name has not been released by authorities. She was driving on Highway 49 South, just south of Sims Road at an […]

Entries are now being sought for local youth art exhibition

 The Mariposa County Arts Council will present its annual Young Masters Youth Exhibition this February at the Treetop Gallery. This annual exhibition provides youth in Mariposa an opportunity to express their ideas, narratives and inspirations with their community through their own piece of visual artwork. This year’s theme “Animals” invites Mariposa’s youth to explore their connection to animals, known or […]

Local author pens first book and has more now in process

A local author has penned her first book. Ruth Clark is the author of “Odyssey, The Story of a Lovelorn Xenophobe and Her Turbulent Voyage to the Romantic Isle of Set Free!” “I’ve written newspaper and magazine articles, essays, plays, songs and poetry, but this is my first work of fiction,” said Clark, of Mariposa. A transplant from Los Angeles, […]

Wood not ready to close book on library service

From left, Merle Wood, Janet Chase-Williams (librarian) and Lorna Pollock (local artist) are shown holding paintings of Wood which were created by Pollock. Photo by Matt JohnsonYou know you’ve made a difference in a community when there is a location named after you. Merle’s Room, located at the Mariposa County Library, pays tribute to Merle Wood, who has overseen the […]

Friends of Fairgrounds continues to contribute to growth of facility

 The Friends of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds continues its work in supporting one of the most popular facilities in the County. When state fair funding was eliminated a few years ago, the Mariposa County Fairgrounds had been left with a $200,000 annual deficit. Through budget cuts and growth of facilities rentals, the fairgrounds management has made up about half the […]

Homeowners asked to take fire insurance survey

The issue of fire insurance, or lack thereof, is a major issue in Mariposa County. Though local elected officials are trying to work on a solution, the situation remains up in the air. Mariposa County Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe has been attending various meetings around the state and working with state officials to address the problem. The main issue is affordability […]

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Tradition of holiday train ride continues

The large group of travelers from Mariposa County is shown on Monday morning in Merced. Submitted photoThey couldn’t get a ticket on the Polar Express, but they had their own magical train ride. For the 15th consecutive year, a group of children and chaperones from the community took part in a holiday tradition. Over those 15 years, a group ranging […]

Operational success

Girl Scouts of Mariposa hosted Operation Ornament on Dec. 9 to help those affected by the Detwiler Fire. The goal was to bring some Christmas cheer to those impacted by the Detwiler Fire, but in reality, said Girl Scout leaders, the girls and leaders were the ones blessed. It was a time to socialize, enjoy food and the ornaments made […]

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