Photographers urged to enter rural contest

Amateur shutterbugs in rural California will be able to enter an upcoming contest. The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) has announced its second annual “Rural County Photo Contest” for 2018. The contest asks amateur photographers to capture life in rural California by showcasing the imagery found in the state’s 35 member counties. The contest runs July 1-Aug. 31. The […]

Annual Yosemite Music Festival set this weekend

Ian Moore, who has toured with the Rolling Stones, ZZ Top and Bob Dylan, will perform in Mariposa this weekend. Submitted photoAsk any Mariposa resident what they like about living in the area and you will often get some variation of, “everything is just better in the mountains.” This can be applied to the 2018 Yosemite Music Festival set for […]


Rotarians dedicate pair of plaques in downtown Mariposa

Marion Lafler, chairman of the local Rotary’s historic plaque committee, stands next to the new plaque located on the outside of the Mariposa Hotel. Photos by Matt JohnsonTwo new plaques along Highway 140 will provide historical information about Mariposa to both locals and tourists. The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Historic Plaque Committee dedicated two plaques last Thursday in downtown Mariposa. The […]

Few details emerge after Catheys Valley man killed in hit-and-run

Details remain scarce in the death of a 68-year-old Catheys Valley man who was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Merced. Joe “Bubba” Lang was killed by a motorist in the area of R Street and Buena Vista Drive on May 13. According to police personnel, Lang was struck close to 2 a.m. that day. The driver fled the scene […]

Main Street, CHP to team up at June 29 coffee event

Two local organizations are teaming up to have a cup of coffee and visit with the public. Main Street Mariposa and the California Highway Patrol will be hosting an event on Friday, June 29. Each month, Main Street Mariposa hosts a “Friday Coffee” gathering on the final Friday. This month, the group is partnering with the CHP, which periodically hosts […]

MSO gears up for Independence Day concert

Leslie StewartOn June 10, the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Founding Music Director and Conductor Les Marsden guest-conducted the Health and Wellness Community Orchestra in Fort Collins, Colorado. He had been asked to lead that orchestra in a performance of his “Wilderness — Our Necessary Refuge” from his “Our Nation’s Nature” cycle, heard throughout the Yosemite region in 2016. While being introduced […]

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CAL FIRE, county working out fire department issues

To date, most believe arrangement is making progress

MCHS fire science student Jonathan Trujillo, who recently graduated from MCHS, works on a fire engine with volunteer instructor Dustin Ross. Photo by Matt Johnson Editor’s note: This is the final in a four-part series about the Mariposa County Fire Department, including its past, the present and the future. Firefighters are shown during a training exercise. Mariposa County Fire and […]

Before Perils set to perform on Friday night in Mariposa

Before PerilsMusic on the Green continues into the 2018 season of music by featuring the gypsy-jazz of Before Perils on Friday, June 29. Over the last nine years, Before Perils has refined its four members’ cross-fusion of styles into something beyond the gypsy jazz genre, molding a mature acoustic music that shares its rythmic diversity with the dynamics of rock […]

Volunteers needed to be part of shrinking county fire ranks

As with all volunteer organizations, there is one key element. Volunteers. In recent years, the ranks of the Mariposa County Fire Department have fallen — a nationwide trend. For volunteer firefighter Harve Dearing, the numbers are alarming and he’s hoping more people will decide to join the ranks. “It is still difficult to reach but there is a pool out […]

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