Spring carnival set at New Life church

New Life Christian Fellowship will be holding a March Madness Spring Fling Carnival on Saturday, March 24. It will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Activities include a gymnasium full of games of skill, an old fashioned cake walk, face painting, a balloon twisting clown and much more. The family oriented event is open to people of all ages […]

Former bookkeeper at museum is charged with embezzlement


The former bookkeeper at the Mariposa Museum & History Center has been charged with embezzlement. Suzen E. Dyslin, 57, was arrested last week by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office following a lengthy investigation. She was released on $50,000 bail. Dyslin was also charged with grand theft, according to the documents filed by the sheriff’s office. The information has been turned […]

Everyone has a little animal in them

A Mariposa tradition will return this spring. The annual FFA Donkey Basketball Game will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. The action will take place in the Mariposa County High School gymnasium. FFA advisor Garret Rowley is shown during last year’s donkey basketball game, held at the MCHS gym. Tickets are $8 per person, but children 5 […]

National Korean travel show helps promote this area

From left, Korean celebrities Jungwon Choi and Jihun Kim Kim take a moment to smile for the camera during filming of the popular Korean TV show, “Battle Trip.” Photo by Matt Johnson It’s no secret that celebrities often come to Mariposa County to visit Yosemite National Park. Some pass through unnoticed. Others are seen by quite a few people. Not […]

Young Master Composers Celebration now underway

 The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra and Mariposa County Arts Council’s 2018 Young Master Composers Celebration has now begun. The MSO is a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, Inc. The Young Master Composers Celebration is an annual challenge to all Mariposa County residents aged 8-18. Entrants are invited to compose their own classical music following specific guidelines created by MSO […]

New event seeks help in form of volunteers

A new event will seek to make people aware of volunteer opportunities in Mariposa County. The Yosemite Mariposa Tourism Bureau will be holding Volunteer Expo 2018 on Thursday, March 8. It will be held from 3-6 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds Redbud Room. The idea behind the event is to encourage new volunteers to sign up for existing events […]

Hornitos enchilada feed ready to go on March 3

A tradition dating back to 1949 is set to take place once again this year. The 69th annual Hornitos Enchilada Dinner is set for Saturday, March 3 at the Golden Stag Hall in Hornitos. It will be from 3:30-8 p.m. Proceeds from the event go to the Hornitos Patrons Club. According to the minutes of the Hornitos School Patrons Club […]

Your photos

Reader Shawnee Bowden shot this sunset photo at casa de Bowden on East Westfall Road in January. Bowden said her family recently moved to this area “and we feel very grateful.” She captioned this picture, “Capturing Bliss.” Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to Please include your name and a short description […]

Mark Stephens withdraws bid in District 3 supervisor’s race

Mark Stephens has decided not to run for Mariposa County Supervisor in District 3. Stephens recently announced his intention to challenge incumbent Supervisor Marshall Long but has changed his mind. “I am withdrawing from the race,” said Stephens. Stephens said he came to realize the position would be a “full time commitment” and he would not be able to fill […]

Court date postponed for man accused of 10 felonies


The court proceeding for a Mariposa County man charged with 10 felonies was postponed last week. The continuation of the preliminary hearing for Luke Willey, 38, was pushed to Tuesday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Mariposa County Courthouse. Willey faces the charges after he was arrested last November. Defense attorney Eugene Action, appearing on behalf Willey’s usual attorney, […]

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