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Comments sought on Big Oak Flat project

Yosemite National Park officials have announced the release of the Replace Big Oak Flat Welcome Center Complex Environmental Assessment (EA). The public comment period for the EA is open until Dec. 20. The EA describes and analyzes one action alternative to improve visitor experience, address deferred maintenance, improve safety and increase operational efficiency at the Big Oak Flat Welcome Center […]

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Submitted photoDec. 1 was the 128th anniversary of the birth of Clare Hodges, the first paid woman ranger in Yosemite National Park, who is generally considered to be the first fully commissioned female ranger in the National Park Service. According to the NPS website, she began teaching in the Yosemite Valley School in 1916. During World War I, Hodges heard […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Nov. 19 – There was a loose dog issue on Crystal Cove Lane in Mariposa. • Trespassing was reported on Ben Hur Road in Mariposa. • Deputies investigated a report of harassment at the fairgrounds in Mariposa. • There was a missing orange cat reported on Highway 49 North in Mariposa. • A dog vs. dog incident […]

Over the moon for moon snails

CALIFORNIA OUTDOORS Q&A

Shown is a moon snail, common in California. Submitted photo by Genny AndersonQuestion: Can I catch moon snails in Marin County? I read one regulation that said no moon snails can be caught north of the Golden Gate Bridge, but I want to catch them at Dillon Beach. (Douglas) Answer: You read the regulations correctly. Moon snails are classified as […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Nov. 19-25

• EMS – 4 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions -0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for fire/medical and various […]

County to hire grant writer, housing director

Green light also given for new bulldozer at landfill, weed spraying program

Two new positions to deal with grant writing and housing were approved last week by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. The positions are necessary, according to the 4-0 vote by the supervisors, with Supervisor Kevin Cann excused from the meeting. The initial cost of the positions will be just over $78,000 for five months, however, the annual cost will […]

Annual home tour set for Dec. 8 in Mariposa

Shown is one of the homes which will be featured on this year’s home tour. Photo by Anita Starchman-Bryant Soroptimist International of Mariposa is planning a one-day-only Christmas home tour for Saturday, Dec. 8. It will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This tour combines a mix of traditional, contemporary and unique homes. The tour is about the holiday […]

IN THE NAVY

FREE Kelsey growing from experience at Naval Academy


From the time she was young, Genevieve “Ginny” Kelsey had a hunch she would join the military. “A lot of my mom’s side of the family has been in the Navy, and I think I had a strong influence. I’ve heard awesome stories and have grown up around naval bases my whole life,” said Kelsey. But it wasn’t until around […]

MSO holiday concert set Dec. 15

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra belatedly kicks off its 17th season with a popular Mariposa tradition: the MSO’s annual Festive Holiday Concert. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School. The MSO is a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, Inc. The MSO’s scheduled October opening concert of […]

Lions schedule crab feed for Feb. 2

The Lions Club of Mariposa is putting on its 29th Annual Crab Feed and Auction the first Saturday in February. It will be Feb. 2, 2019 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, Building A. This is a family event and the Lion’s largest fundraiser. It is a sit -down dinner served by FFA students with raffles, auctions and drawings. Monies generated from […]


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