Rodeo royalty applications and rules are now available

Pictured is the current Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty Court. From left, Miss Lily Habeck, 2018-2019 Jr. Princess; Miss Desiree Turck, 2018-2019 Princess; and Miss Ciana DeSelle, 2018-2019 Queen, are shown. Submitted photoThe Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation, along with the Rodeo Royalty Committee, have announced the 2019 Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty applications and rules are now available […]

Teach, Learn and Connect to have big variety

Have you ever wanted to learn a new skill such as pottery, beekeeping, quilting or even a language? Through a new program in Mariposa County, anyone can. The “Teach Learn Connect” program is a partnership between the Mariposa County Library and Mariposa County Health and Human Services. This program is the brainchild of Human Services counselor Dr. George Catlin and […]

Officials still seeking land to locate a local cemetery

Everyone knows land is precious, but maybe the most precious of all is where loved ones are laid to rest. In Mariposa County, that issue is becoming a problem because the cemetery in Mariposa is almost out of room for burials — and officials are still seeking a piece of land to create a new location. “We are still looking […]

CAL FIRE now requiring burning permits for residents of the county

CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced effective last week, all hazard reduction burning will require a permit in Mariposa County. Permits can be obtained at the nearest CAL FIRE station: • Catheys Valley, 2203 Highway 140, Catheys Valley • Usona, 2629 Highway 49 South, Mariposa • Mariposa, 5633 Highway 49 North, Mariposa • Coulterville, 10508 Highway 49 North, Coulterville […]

Pair of artists hold live demonstration

Vicki Thomas explains her method of painting an iris watercolor. Submitted photoDuring the Mariposa Butterfly Festival on May 4, artists Moira Donohoe and Vicki Thomas demonstrated their painting skills for visitors at the Mariposa Arts Council’s Treetop Gallery. Donohoe and Thomas welcomed the company of adults and children throughout the day and invited discussion about their process, techniques and experiences. […]

Art, Wine and Wheels set for May 25

A variety of fine art, wine, classic cars and smooth jazz will be on display at the 15th annual Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club Art, Wine & Wheels event this month. It will be held Saturday, May 25 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. It will be take place on the Mariposa County Courthouse lawn at 5088 Bullion Street. Guests can […]

Kennedy tosses her hat into congressional race

Brynne Kennedy A technology CEO has tossed her hat into the ring seeking to become the next U.S. representative from the 4th Congressional District. Brynne Kennedy, 35, a Democrat, is the founder of Topia, a relocation and talent mobility company used worldwide. The seat is currently held by Rep. Tom McClintock, who won last year’s election and will be up […]

Child care providers set to be honored on May 10

Public asked to participate in recognition

National Child Care Provider Day (also known as Provider Appreciation Day) falls each year on the Friday before Mother’s Day, this year on May 10. The day was created by a group of volunteers in 1996 who wanted to recognize those who care for children and, acknowledge the countless hours spent providing this valuable service to their communities. The movement […]

Fire tolerant garden slated to be on display at CAL FIRE station

Living in the Sierra foothills is a great opportunity to view Mother Nature at her finest. While residents enjoy the area’s unique flora and fauna, they are at risk of experiencing the devastation of wildfires. Fortunately, there are ways of mitigating the threat of wildfires to properties by creating landscapes that are fire-wise and drought-tolerant. The public can see an […]

Safe Families looking for community mentors

What does it mean to live in poverty? For many in Mariposa County, it means having to decide between paying a PG&E bill or prescription medications. For others, poverty might force them to choose between paying their rent or getting their vehicle repaired. For many in the community, those questions are faced quite frequently. According to statistics provided by Mariposa […]

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