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Two staples to be at Music on the Green this weekend

Green MachineThe halfway point of the free summer concert series Music on the Green features two staples of the annual event. The blues of Soul Galaxy will be on Friday, July 27, and the reggae/jam sounds of Green Machine on Saturday, July 28. Soul Galaxy has, over the last five years, performed as a sextet, quintet, quartet and trio, but […]

Art Around Town scheduled Aug. 3

Mariposa Art Around Town is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 3 from 4-8 p.m. Everyone is invited to stroll through downtown and experience the creations of local artists, which includes watercolors, ceramics, music, jewelry, weaving, metal work and photography. It’s a chance to meet the artists and discover their enthusiasm and concepts. People can watch many of them demonstrate their talent […]

Fair photo workshops scheduled next month

Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to attend the next Art Around Town event, set for Friday, Aug. 3. Submitted photoThe Mariposa Photo Club will hold two fair photo entry workshops this year. The club will instruct photographers on how to mount an entry and will also be selling mounting boards for entries. New, lower pricing for 2018 includes the […]

Judge gives Cox until Monday to pay funds

Jerry Cox has until next Monday to deposit $8,400 into an account in the controversial case involving a receivership. Those funds are in addition to $18,000 Cox was ordered to deposit following a recent hearing in Mariposa County Superior Court. During a court appearance on Monday, Judge Dana Walton made it clear this case could be headed “to the level […]

Area Fishing Forecast

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Man arrested for elderly abuse, assault and battery


A Mariposa man was arrested last week on suspicion of elder abuse and other crimes. On July 10, Shaun C. Anderson, 33, was arrested on Creek View Drive in Mariposa. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office had received an emergency 911 open-line call. Sheriff’s deputies responded to investigate and discovered an elderly adult who exhibited significant visible injuries consistent with being […]

Three from park honored for acts of heroism, valor

Shown at the 73rd Honor Award Convocation Ceremony in Washington, D.C. with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke (second from right), and, from left, Nick Bliss, Philip N. Johnson and Jesse McGahey. Photo submitted by Department of InteriorThree Yosemite National Park employees were honored on July 4 by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. They were honored at the 73rd […]

Willey no show for court, matter reset for July 24

Luke WilleyA Mariposa man failed to appear for a status conference related to his ongoing case which is winding its way through the legal system. Luke Willey, 38, did not show for his Tuesday morning hearing in Mariposa Superior Court. Willey faces charges related to a Sept. 22, 2017 incident in which he is accused of breaking into a house […]

Be aware of harmful algal blooms

From left, cyanobacteria bloom, green algae and duckweed are shown. Submitted photo With many swimmers and boaters expected at the state’s lakes, streams and reservoirs this summer, the California State Water Board is reminding the public to be mindful of harmful algal blooms (HABs) and to practice healthy water habits, such as keeping pets away, if they see one. A […]

Supervisors deny appeal about biomass proposal

Business owners say lawsuit against county is coming

A group of business owners in the Mariposa Industrial Park will be suing Mariposa County following a hearing Tuesday. “We will file a lawsuit,” said Tom Archibald, owner of HazTech Systems, Inc., a company located in the industrial park. “There’s no other way we can do it.” “We will band together,” said Jim Granville, owner of Nativearth, a shoe manufacturing […]

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