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Many ‘Go West’ during weekend event

Bob Edwards of Nature’s Amazing Rocks chats with some youngsters interested in his items during Saturday afternoon. Edwards’ shop is located in Mt. Bullion and sells a variety of minerals and assorted souvenirs.The third annual Mariposa Go West Festival was held this past weekend, with various activities from gun fighting to cornhole. Event organizers felt it was a success. This […]

County unveils new website

Shown is a screenshot of the new county website. Submitted photo The design and the usability of a website can make a major difference in whether people want to utilize it. Mariposa County officials realized this, so over the past several months, they worked toward a new website for the county. On Thursday of last week, the website was officially […]

RCD sets plant, seed sales events

The Mariposa Resource Conservation District will host two native plant and seed sales, the first on Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at the fairgrounds in Mariposa, and the second on Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon at Coulterville Park in Coulterville. A wide variety of plants will be available. They include: Deer Grass, Western Mountain Aster, Live […]

Poetry, art program aimed at helping county’s inmates improve themselves

A new program is aimed at giving inmates a chance to better themselves. At last week’s Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting, the board approved an agreement between the Mariposa County Arts Council and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office to provide an artist-in-residency/ poetry workshop for inmates at the Mariposa County Jail. This pilot program is geared toward giving inmates […]

Solutions sought to help homeless in area

Homelessness is a well-known issue in Mariposa County. And with winter approaching, officials are scrambling to find solutions to help the homeless in the area. Chevon Kothari, director of Mariposa County Health and Human Services, spoke at last week’s Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting and said there are efforts in the works to solve the issue. A group of […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Oct. 8 – Stereo noise was reported on Coakley Circle in Mariposa. • A dog off a leash was reported at Idle Wheels in Mariposa. • An out of control juvenile was reported at Mariposa County High School. • There was a traffic accident on Wagner Ridge Road in Greeley Hill. Oct. 9 – There was an […]

Butterfly Ballet Dance Studio selected to perform alongside famous band after winning contest

Shown is Laurie Berkner, a familiar face with many parents, whose children know her songs well. Photo by Jayme ThorntonIn small town Mariposa, it’s not always easy to compete with the “big boys” for opportunities. But Butterfly Ballet Dance Studio overcame the odds and won a contest to dance alongside famous children’s musical group the Laurie Berkner Band. Laurie Berkner […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Oct. 8-14

• EMS – 2 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 3 • Auto Collisions – 3 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 […]

Wood to retire as Pioneer pharmacist, Guenthart hired


Carl Wood has been the pharmacist at Pioneer Market for close to nine years. He’s the energetic, optimistic face that customers have become accustomed to seeing. A prime example of his standing in the community came when, during the course of the interview for this newspaper, a community member called to Wood from the outside of the pharmacy and invited […]

Chipping program to end soon

This is an example of how the materials should be stacked for the Fire Safe Council program. Submitted photoCounty residents who need chipping done need to act fast to qualify for a free program. The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council has a free chipping program available, but it will be ending on Oct. 31. The program allows residents to have […]

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