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Ethos offers local events for youth

Ethos Youth Center in Mariposa offers weekly events open to all youth over the age of 12. Ethos is located at 5079 Highway 140. There are art sessions on Mondays, board games on Tuesdays, outdoor adventures on Fridays and movies on Sundays. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter […]

Former concessionaire president remembered for his dedication to Park and support of others



Ed Hardy was a well-respected man throughout the Yosemite community. Submitted photo A prominent figure who worked in Yosemite National Park for many years passed away not long ago, but he left a legacy that others will remember fondly. Edward Hardy, the longtime president of Yosemite Park & Curry Company, passed away in his sleep on Jan. 7, 2018. He […]

Reason revealed why school on Darrah Road is closed


The reason why the Darrah School has been closed was revealed during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. The County announced last week the temporary closing of the school because of tree mortality issues. (See our story on Page A2.) Mariposa County Chief Administrative Officer Dallin Kimble said Tuesday there are 27 to 30 trees that […]

Coffee company a labor of love for Caputos

From the president to famous actors, local roasters have left their mark


Gerry Caputo is shown working behind the counter at Mariposa Coffee Company. Photo by Matt JohnsonGerry Caputo learned a long time ago how to run a business in Mariposa County. “Treat the tourists well and treat the locals like family.” It was a lesson he learned from longtime Mariposan George Radanovich, Sr. Caputo is the owner of the Mariposa Coffee […]

Woodland ballfield still awaiting FEMA funding



The winter storm last February took quite the toll on the Woodland ballfield. Officials are still waiting on funding to make repairs. Submitted photoA popular ballfield in Mariposa County remains damaged from last year’s winter flooding. The Woodland ballfield, located across from Woodland Elementary School, is still awaiting repairs. Several storms last winter brought record amounts of moisture to the […]

Fearless Forecasters make their bold Super Bowl predictions



 Few days each year can grasp the collective attention of people around the world like Super Bowl Sunday. This year, the New England Patriots will be squaring off with the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52. The National Football League’s biggest game will be broadcast at 3:30 p.m. (PT) on NBC. Some might say it’s a battle of David vs. […]

YARTS announces free days for 2018

Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) has announced it will offer free transit service days to Yosemite National Park on 10 days in 2018. One of those days already happened on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. YARTS has received funding through the Federal Lands Access Program for a three-year demonstration project to operate free buses to Yosemite up to 10 […]

Your photos

Reader Susan Wilson, who lives in Idle Wheels in Mariposa, submitted this photo of a crane she says comes back every year. The crane has a 5-6 foot wingspan, she said, and eats “frogs and fish” from the pond. She said it annually stays for a couple of days while on its journey. Do you have a photo for this […]

Man hurt following bike crash in Basin

A Mariposa man suffered major injuries after he crashed his bicycle last week in Ponderosa Basin. According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 1:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 23, Ryan Cody, 38, was riding his 2016 Felt bicycle south on Harris Cut Off Road north of Speckled Court. The CHP said he was riding downhill through a blind, sweeping […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Jan. 22 – A steer was reported in Bear Valley Road in Hornitos. • A firearm surrender took place on Indian Peak Road. • There was a civil dispute on Highway 49 North. • Trapped horses were reported on White Rock Road. • There was a report of a burn pile on Highway 140 in Midpines. • An out of […]


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