Local arts council announces two opportunities for young and old(er)

  The Mariposa County Arts Council announced the continuation of two of their flagship visual arts programs: the F/STOP photography program serving those age 55 years and older, and the Young Masters Youth Exhibition, serving youth ages 5 to 18. The F/STOP program, developed by Cara Goger, director of the Mariposa County Arts Council, is a series of free, five-week […]

Grizzly sports teams just keep winning

As former Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Mora would say, “Playoffs? Are you kidding me? Playoffs?” Yes, the playoffs are here and each winter sports team at Mariposa County High School qualified for postseason play. This school year might be reminiscent to some Grizzly fans of 2016, when Mariposa won a handful of section titles. The various Grizzly sports teams […]

For this author, writing book was a labor of love

Lori Oliver-Tierney is shown holding her book, “Trudge: A Midlife Crisis on the John Muir Trail.” It is available on and as well as the Mariposa Visitor Center. Photo by Matt JohnsonDespite many hours of writing and editing, publishing a book was a labor of love for local author Lori Oliver Tierney. Oliver-Tierney, 65, published her 296 page […]

Farm Bureau sues over water matter

A plan for lower San Joaquin River flows misrepresents and underestimates the harm it would cause to agricultural resources in the Central Valley, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation, which filed suit this week to block the plan. Adopted last December by the State Water Resources Control Board, the plan would redirect 30 to 50 percent of “unimpaired flows” […]

Identity of man killed in fatal wreck released by authorities

A Mariposa man died Tuesday, Jan. 29, in a head-on collision on Highway 49 South. Kenneth Keuning, 82, of Mariposa, was pronounced dead on the scene following the incident, which took place at around 1:05 p.m. According to the California Highway Patrol, Keuning was driving a 2014 Subaru Forrester south on Highway 49, just north of Woodland Drive. At the […]

Dedicated Jazzercise students honored

Jazzercise participants who attended 150 classes in 2018 were recognized recently by the local Jazzercise studio. Those customers included, in the back row, from left: Chevon Kothari, Janine Clark, Yue Lei, Charlotte Hickman, Sue Carter, Terri Johnson, Dorie Bruen and Rita Warner; front, Dawniele Oliphant, Diana Wilcoxen, Malina Bondshu, Victoria Trujillo, Tracy Tomerlin and Nancy Phillipe. Not all customers who […]

Soroptimists to provide guidance to girls

Soroptimist International of Mariposa will host a day-long conference for high school-age girls, where they will learn about career opportunities, setting and achieving goals and overcoming obstacles to success. The “Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls” program aims to help girls grow to be strong, successful and happy adults. The Dream It, Be It event will take place […]

Master Gardeners recognize outstanding efforts

Ingrid Angellini (left) and Sheri Mace (middle) present Adrianne O’Brien (right) with Volunteer of the Year award. Submitted photosThe Mariposa County Master Gardeners recently held their annual awards banquet. This is a function recognizing significant community contributions from various Master Gardeners. Mariposa Master Gardener Program Coordinator Sheri Mace presented the 2018 awards. These awards and recipients were: • Reaching 100 […]

Planting workshop set Feb. 16 in Greeley Hill

The Mariposa Master Gardeners are offering a free “Succession Planting” workshop on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. The workshop will be held at Greeley Hill Community Center at 10332 Fiske Road in Coulterville. The class, lead by Mariposa Master Gardener Betty Massey, will cover topics including the importance of knowing your soil’s temperature, how to know when […]


Heavy rains, snow descend on Mariposa County

Residents throughout Mariposa County captured images of the snowfall on Monday night and Tuesday morning. Clockwise from top left: Bill Lowe captured this snow-covered rooster; Sheriff Doug Binnewies described his “morning commute” with this photo; the California Highway Patrol kept busy working traffic accidents and warning motorists; resident Kim Magana shot this photo of a pretty pine tree; Tammy Gray […]

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