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Applications are now available for Master Gardeners

The University of California Cooperative Extension, Mariposa County will be offering a 2019 Master Gardener training class January through May 2019. Applications will be accepted through October and interviews will be held by appointment in November. If accepted into the program, an enrollment fee will cover books and materials for the 18-week training course to be held Wednesdays at McCay […]

Community giving at Junior Livestock Auction

Reserve Champion Turkey: Levi Goodman with Aiden Golden; buyers: Mariposa Contractors Association, (top left to right) Bill Verley, Randy Brower, Alan Dayhoff and Brooke Hanner. Submitted photoThe Junior Livestock Auction for FFA and 4-H members is always one of the big highlights during the annual Mariposa County Fair. This year was no different, as local business owners and private individuals […]

Audubon group to host NWF director, will discuss P-22

Beth Pratt-BergstromThe Yosemite Area Audubon Association meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11 will feature Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, California’s Regional Executive Director for the National Wildlife Federation. It will be held at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Mariposa. She will be presenting a program about how Los Angeles residents embraced living with the mountain lion known as P-22, and got […]

State’s waterfowl hunting season is opening soon

Waterfowl hunting season is fast approaching. The majority of hunters will take to the blinds Oct. 20 in most zones. Specific opening and closing dates vary by zone. CDFW photo California’s 2018-2019 waterfowl hunting season is fast approaching. The majority of hunters will take to the blinds Oct. 20 in most zones. Specific opening and closing dates vary by zone. […]

Quail and other seasons set or are already opened now

The 2018-19 general upland game bird hunting season will open in mid-September for several species in specific zones around the state, providing hunters with many opportunities to bring home some delicious table fare for the upcoming holiday season. September openers included: Quail, sooty and ruffed grouse, white-tailed ptarmigan and band-tailed pigeon Note that nonlead ammunition is now required when hunting […]

Area Fishing Forecast

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News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Sept. 24 – There were bat issues on Dolorosa Street in Mariposa. • A prowler was reported on West Whitlock Road in Mariposa. • Deputies investigated a report of a cat bite on Cerro Sierra Road in Coulterville. • A verbal dispute was investigated on Lakeview Drive in Mariposa. • Harassment was reported on Sebastopol Road in […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Sept. 24-30

• EMS – 13 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 5 • 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 […]

Annual Sierra Art Trails event returns this week

One artist displaying her work at Sierra Art Trails will be Cheryl Petretti. She will be showing at Miner’s Roadhouse 140 throughout the weekend. Petretti has a passion for landscape photography and photo-documentation of Mariposa County architecture. She says it has “evolved into an obsession.” Submitted photoThe Sierra Art Trails open studio tour takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. […]

Supervisors discuss county-wide survey results

Residents report high quality of life, but seek better economy and rec opportunities


Morgan Adams, a research associate with the National Research Center, presented results of a county-wide survey to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last Tuesday in Mariposa. “You did a great service to the county,” Supervisor Merlin Jones told her after her report. Courtesy photoResults of a county-wide survey were presented to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last week. […]


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