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Library book sale slated Oct. 3-6

Looking for a few books to read over the upcoming winter months when it gets chilly outside? Look no further. The Mariposa County Friends of the Library’s semi-annual book sale is happening Oct. 3-6 at the Mariposa County Library. This year’s sale comes with a performance on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 5, by the Ukuladies & Gents. The sale starts on […]

Merced College joins partnership to lead study about hemp research

Merced College student Areli Abrica studies the field and checks how plants are growing. Submitted photoWith her background in biology and neuroscience, Dr. Valerie Albano knows better than most that there aren’t a lot of good long-term pain management options. The dangers of opioid usage, like Oxycodone, are well documented, and even something as simple as Ibuprofen and Tylenol can […]

Mariposa County 4-H members going to Ironstone event

An upcoming event in the region will support local 4-H members. The five foothill 4-H counties, along with San Joaquin County 4-H, will have members representing their counties at the Ironstone Concours D’Elegance slated for Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. Also attending will be a few 4-H State Ambassadors. This is the 23rd year The Ironstone […]

Community Foundation grant cycle opens

The Mariposa Community Foundation has released information regarding the upcoming 2019 Community Enrichment Grants. A limited number of grants up to $1,000 each are available. The foundation encourages applications from Mariposa County nonprofit organizations. Awards will be announced on National Philanthropy Day, which is Nov. 15. Eligible organizations are Mariposa based and provide services that improve the quality of life […]

Many attend annual alumni group meeting

Donations being made to various organizations

The annual Mariposa County High School Alumni Association meeting was held recently. There were 35 alumni present. Classes present ranged from 1942 to 1976. Bill Peterson opened the high school for those that wanted to walk the halls. He also showed the newly remodeled gym to those in attendance. A report was given by Jim Allen regarding the Student Loan […]

Memorial coming along

Courtesy photo A memorial which honors Braden Varney and Gordie Varney is one step closer to completion. The Varneys were both firefighters in Mariposa County, beloved for their acts of service. Braden passed away in Jerseydale while operating a dozer during the 2018 Ferguson Fire. The Barrier, a nonprofit which operates a camp in Jerseydale called Sweetwater Christian Camp, is […]

Annual ICES Children’s Fair celebrating 30 years is slated

Event will take place Sept. 28 at county park

Infant/Child Enrichment Services, Inc. (ICES) is holding its 30th annual Children’s Fair on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park. ICES, along with other agencies, organizations, child care centers and licensed family child care providers, will be offering free, eco-friendly activities for families and children of all ages. Organizers are changing things up […]

Soroptimist ‘Live Your Dream’ applications open

 Soroptimist International of Mariposa is now accepting applications for this year’s Live Your Dream Awards. This program provides cash grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training. Women who qualify to apply are those with primary financial responsibility for their family, are attending or have been accepted by an undergraduate degree or […]


Ceremony at Art Park in Mariposa marking Sept. 11, 2001 pays tribute first responders

Above, firefighter Tom Habeck rang the ceremonial bell at the end of last week’s 9-11 ceremony, held at the Mariposa Art Park. At left, firefighter Harve Dearing is shown addressing the audience at last week’s 9-11 ceremony. The ceremony honored those first responders who answered the call due to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Behind Dearing are several […]

Yosemite partners with nonprofit to give veterans a special experience

United States veterans and those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, were honored last week with a special climbing program. Yosemite National Park is partnering with Paradox Sports on a climbing program. Submitted photoSo often, America’s veterans are forgotten about. The men and women who serve and sometimes sacrifice limb for the nation deserve to be honored. That’s […]

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