Yosemite Renaissance art exhibit set to open

Mariposa artist Valerie Laszlo has this piece accepted for the art show. It is a hand-woven tapestry and the only one selected for the show. “I am astonished and excited by my acceptance,” she said, saying she has made previous attempts to get her work into the show.The 35th Yosemite Renaissance Art Exhibit will be on display at the Yosemite […]

Partnership announces free forestry job training initiative

The Central Valley Forestry Corps is a partnership between the Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board, the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission Local Conservation Corps and Reedley College. CAL FIRE is awarding the partnership $1,675,200 which will increase the pace of dead tree removal in Fresno County forests, provide advanced forest health tree removal certification training to 100 students and expand an […]

Yosemite Dance Company stands out at recent competition in Fresno

Though small, the group brought home a lot of gold

The Yosemite Dance Company team members are shown at a recent competition. The team took home eight first places awards in specific categories, as well as a host of other awards. Shown in the back row, from left, are: Caitlyn Tillery, Maegan Matchett, Riley Glines, Emma Fries, Sofie Dugan, Elisa Heidebrecht and Lillie Cook; middle, Makayla Rossen, Haillie Nielsen, Emily […]

Story Slam 2020 all set

The annual Mariposa Story Slam, a contest for local would-be storytellers, will be held Friday, March 13. It will be at 7 p.m. in the Mariposa United Methodist Church hall in downtown Mariposa. While there is no entry fee for contestants, a donation of $3 is suggested for audience members who come to enjoy the contest, with an evening of […]

Be aware of fire danger that comes from candles

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) encourages everyone to keep in mind candle safety tips to avoid a not so lovely evening. According to NFPA research, between 2013 and 2017, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 7,900 home structure fires that were started by candles per year. These fires caused an annual average of […]

Rural access to healthcare will be topic of local seminar

AAUW of Mariposa is hosting its second program about rural health care, entitled, “Rural Access to Health Care: Social Determinants of Health.” The program will feature speakers such as Mariposa County Health Officer Dr. Eric Sergienko and Mariposa County Health Educator Ginnie Day. It will be held Saturday, Feb. 29 from 2-4 p.m. at the Mariposa Government Center chambers, located […]


eSports taking off quickly at Mariposa County High School

Dylan Heard, president of the new eSports club at MCHS, is shown focusing during a recent League of Legends game. Photo by Matt Johnson Most people in Mariposa County probably know of Bob Jaekle from his work with youth basketball. But there’s another side to Jaekle that many might not know about. Jaekle loves video games. “I’ve always loved video […]

County joins coalition for fire preparedness

With wildfires becoming more of an annual part of life in the region, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors took a step last week toward addressing fire preparedness, forest health and community resilience. The board adopted a resolution forming a regional coalition dedicated to preventing and preparing for catastrophic wildfire. Mariposa County Chief Administrative Officer Dallin Kimble said the development […]

Heart health focus of resolution by the board

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors proclaimed this month as American Heart Month. At the meeting to accept the resolution were representatives from the John C. Fremont Healthcare District. Shown from left are JCF education coordinator Gonzolo Tafoya, chief nursing officer Thomas Wilkinson, county supervisor Kevin Cann, JCF CEO Matthew Matthiessen and hospital public information officer Therese Williams. Photo by […]

Rotary art contest announced

Barbara Fruehe, last years winner, is shown with her winning picture. Submitted photoThe Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club is inviting artists to submit artwork that may be used for promotional materials associated with the 2020 Art, Wine & Wheels Festival. The selected art will be utilized in various promotional materials, including postcards, posters, brochures and in social media. The 16th Annual […]

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