Conservancy provides $12.5 million to Yosemite Park for Bridalveil work

Yosemite Conservancy President Frank Dean (left) presents Yosemite National Park Superintendent Michael Reynolds with a check for $12.5 million for trail and habitat restoration, wildlife management and education programs, among 36 grants funded in 2018. Submitted photo by Yosemite Conservancy – Nancy RobbinsYosemite Conservancy is providing $12.5 million in support to Yosemite National Park to improve the Bridalveil Fall visitor […]

Newest guidebook to Yosemite National Park is now available

The cover of “The Complete Guidebook to Yosemite National Park” is shown. Submitted photoIn 2017, U.S. national parks hosted 330 million visitors, 4.3 million in Yosemite alone. For years now Yosemite visitors have relied on the advice in “The Complete Guidebook to Yosemite National Park,” published by Yosemite Conservancy. The eighth revised edition has been published. It includes the major […]

Library offers free workshops

The Mariposa County Library offers free workshops on the first and third Thursday of the month from 3-4:30 p.m. as part of its Green S.T.E.A.M. Makerspace program. The workshops are open to people of all ages and abilities. The topics are based on the theme of sustainability with each workshop related to science, technology, engineering, art or math (STEAM). Many […]

Basin water customers asked to fill out survey

The Ponderosa Basin Water Company is seeking a grant and needs the help of its customers. The company is seeking a grant from the California Rural Water Association (CRWA). During the process, the state of California requires that a confidential income survey be completed by customers within the district. Officials from the water company are asking their customers to fill […]

It’s all about community

New Yosemite Park superintendent says communication is key to success

Superintendent Mike Reynolds is shown in Yosemite Village. Photo by Nicole W. Little Editor’s note: Recently, Mike Reynolds, the new superintendent at Yosemite National Park, sat down for nearly an hour for an exclusive interview with the Mariposa Gazette. This is the second in a two-part series where Reynolds gives his views on Yosemite and its future. The beauty and […]

Authors sought to enter new state contest, prizes offered

The Mariposa County Library is joining other libraries across the state in announcing the California Library Project, a new contest for authors of self-published young adult and adult fiction. Winners in each category will receive $500 as well as: inclusion in Indie California, a statewide digital collection of local indie authors; nationwide exposure for three months on Popup Picks, a […]

Road fixes underway; more rain expected

Reader Brett Baumann of Catheys Valley submitted this photo of damage done to a bridge approach on Hornitos Road following last month’s storm. The epic rainfall that dumped on Mariposa County two weeks ago is still creating havoc for local travelers. And this area could be in store for even more heavy rain starting Friday, according to the National Weather […]

Renowned trombonist guests with MSO

Dr. Thomas Ashworth, University of Minnesota Brass Studies and MSO guest soloist, is shown. Submitted photoInternationally-renowned trombonist Thomas Ashworth will perform in concert with the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra in Mariposa and Yosemite National Park on April 14-15. The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra is a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, Inc. Ashworth’s well-known artistry ranges the gamut of music from […]

Options for a new hospital are being mulled by local officials

From left, Jeff Christmann (ADAMS Management Services CEO) and Travis Pigott (ADAMS Director) are shown speaking to the JCF hospital board last week. Photo by Matt JohnsonWith every minute that passes, the importance of constructing a new hospital in Mariposa County increases. John C. Fremont Hospital has served the people of Mariposa County for many years, but an upgraded hospital […]

Agri-Nature workshop rescheduled

First gathering will now be held on April 12

The “Developing Agri-Nature Entrepreneurship” workshops sponsored by the Mariposa Agri-Nature Association have been rescheduled. They begin on April 12, which originally was to be the second meeting. As previously announced, the scope of the workshops will include information for any local agricultural or other rural local residents who might be interested in starting a small agricultural or agri-nature business, including […]

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