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The Northern Mariposa County History Center will be reopening its doors to the public on Thursday, Feb. 8, with a similar schedule as in 2017: Thursday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., plus Memorial Day and Labor Day. The Gala Reopening preview takes place on Saturday, Feb. 3. The theme is Sierra Treasurers. It will be from 2-5 […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Jan. 22-28

• EMS – 4 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 0 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 […]

Stephens tosses his hat into ring for supervisor post in District 3

Mark StephensMark Stephens has announced his intent to seek election to the Mariposa County District 3 Supervisor position. Stephens grew up on his family’s ranch in Cathey’s Valley. With the exception of three years away in the Army, and four years in Montana, he has lived the majority of his adult life in District 3 with his best friend and […]

Soroptimists donate to Habitat

Shown from left are Soroptimists Karen Verdugo and Pat Perry and Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Roger Powell Submitted photoSoroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a $500 donation to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County. A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, Mariposa Habitat builds simple and affordable homes in partnership with those in need of decent housing. Families purchase the […]

Cougar hunter to be subject of program

A movie and program is set for this Sunday in Hornitos. The 1924 movie “Cougar Killer” will be presented at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4 at the International Order of Odd Fellows building at 6th and Main streets. In 1918, Jay Cook Bruce was appointed the first California State Mountain Lion Hunter. He was born in Hornitos and grew […]

Michael Reynolds named to top position at Yosemite

Michael ReynoldsU.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has announced Michael T. (Mike) Reynolds will be the superintendent of Yosemite National Park in California. He also named Paul Daniel (Dan) Smith the National Park Service’s acting director, replacing Reynolds, who has exercised the authority of NPS director since Jan. 3, 2017. Reynolds, a 31-year NPS veteran and a third-generation NPS […]

Blood drive schedule set

There are six blood drives scheduled this year in Mariposa. The Mariposa Community blood drives are scheduled so persons can donate at each one. Officials said a person can donate every eight weeks. All the drives will be held at the Pioneer Market, 5034 Coakley Circle. Here’s the schedule: • Feb. 15, 3-7 p.m.• April 12, 3-7 p.m.• June 14, […]

Health department seeks input for community health assessment

On Jan. 18-19, the Mariposa County Health Department (MCHD) sponsored two community forums as part of its Community Health Assessment (CHA). One was held in Mariposa and the other was held in Greeley Hill. The CHA is one required element in gaining accreditation for the health department through the Public Health Accreditation Board. The health department is continuing to seek […]

Audubon program to feature trans-Sierra trek of discovery

Mono Lake provided a backdrop for Bill King’s campsite near the start of his 2016 21-day backpacking trip across the Sierra. King will share his experience in his slide presentation, “Mono to Merced (M2M): A Valley-to-Valley Trans-Sierra Backpack.” Submitted photo by Bill KingBill King never met a mountain he didn’t like. Like John Muir, who urged life’s travelers to “climb […]

Burning permits no longer required

On Monday, the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) lifted the burn permit requirement in Mariposa County. CAL FIRE burn permits are not required. Open burning will be allowed on “Permissive Burn Days” as established by Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District. CAL FIRE officials remind residents that creating and maintaining 100 feet of defensible space is essential for increasing a […]

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