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Soroptimists organizing fifth annual Halloween candy drive


As the residents of Jones and Bullion Street prepare for this year’s trick-or-treaters, Soroptimist International of Mariposa is working to help those neighborhoods weather the economic costs of the holiday. For the fifth year, the Soroptimist Candy Drive is looking for donations to help Jones and Bullion Street residents meet the needs of the close to 1,000 children that make […]

Sheriff’s office refines emergency alert system, more features available

 The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has upgraded its Emergency Alert System from Nixle to the parent company of Everbridge. Everbridge is a leader in unified critical communications which helps keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will begin using the newly named “Mariposa […]

Wood stove assistance program to be available

Residents in Mariposa County may be eligible to get financial assistance to replace outdated wood stoves. Dr. Eric Sergienko, the county health officer, made the announcement last week during a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. Though the program details are still being hammered out, Sergienko said monies will become available for the program. It appears there will […]

Volunteers pick up more than 1,000 pounds of trash

Volunteers from the local Great Sierra River Cleanup, held Sept. 15, are shown. Submitted photo An annual event once again resulted in an astounding amount of trash being cleaned up from along the Merced River. The Great Sierra River Cleanup was held on Saturday, Sept. 15 and many community members came to volunteer their time by picking up trash. Forty-five […]

Happy to serve

Girl Scout Troop 132 of Mariposa created “survival kits” full of goodies for the local branch of the California Highway Patrol. Members of the troop involved with the project included Paisley Allison, Rylinn Allison, Holly Beavers, Lillie Cook, Celina Heard, Taylor Krull, Ava Stewart, Morgan Yancey and Reagan Yancey. They presented the kits to CHP Officer Adrian Perez (left). Submitted […]

Trunk or Treat to be held on Oct. 31 on the courthouse lawn

Be sure to load up on lots of candy at the Mariposa Safe Families’ fifth annual community Trunk or Treat event. It will be held at the Mariposa County Courthouse (5088 Bullion Street) on Halloween — Wednesday, Oct. 31 — from 4:30-7:30 p.m. “It’s fun for the whole family,” said Jesse Bullis, organizer of the event. “There is always tons […]

Don’t punish pain

A rally in support of the chronically ill community/pain patients was held on Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of the lot next to Stage Stop Mini Mart in Mariposa. The rally highlighted the neglect the chronically ill community/pain patients have experienced due to new CDC guidelines, and the DEA and the FDA’s […]

Big achiever

Mariposan Betty Corradi won six best of show awards for her artwork at the 2018 Mariposa County Fair. She is shown at her residence in Mariposa. Corradi said her awards are special because she has overcome a long battle with mental illness to reach the point where she is today. Look for complete results from the competitions at the fair […]

Rare collection of Ansel Adams photography donated to museum

Ansel Adams’ “Clearing Winter Storm” is shown. Photo courtesy of Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust © 2018A rare collection of 45 photographs by acclaimed 20th century photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984) has been donated to the Yosemite Museum in Yosemite National Park. The Museum Sets were originally created in three size groups of 25, 45 and 75 prints. It is estimated […]

Upper Merced River Watershed Council to celebrate 50 years of wild, scenic status

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival will celebrate the beauty of the Merced River on Oct. 6. Submitted photo by David GreenwoodThe Upper Merced River Watershed Council will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by presenting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6 in El Portal. The Wild & […]

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