Focusing on health

County holds two-day workshop aimed at building a healthy future

From left, Katrina Deloso and Juliet Sims of the Prevention Institute explain an activity which was held at a recent workshop for organizations around the county, aimed at improving health in the county. Photo by Matt Johnson A two-day workshop held on June 5-6 in Mariposa was geared toward improving health in the county. The meeting stemmed from county health […]

Just Dutch It

Photo by Matt JohnsonLocal author Linda Dixon is shown at the Mariposa County Library on Saturday, June 8. Dixon was one of several authors who were selling their books at the first-ever author’s fair. The fair included other activities, such as book readings, scavenger hunts and more. Dixon’s book, “Just Dutch It,” can be purchased on or http:// […]

Yosemite to get its own rock climbing exhibit

Plan now being developed by experts

Rock climbing has always been a popular sport at Yosemite National Park. Now, it appears rock climbing will get its own exhibit at the park. Submitted photo There might not be a better person to spearhead the creation of a rock climbing exhibit in Yosemite National Park than Ken Yager. Yager has been enthralled with climbing since he was a […]

Electric grid upgrade being planned as part of Exchequer-Yosemite work

A major project is being planned over the next two years to ensure sufficient electric power in Mariposa County. Pacific Gas & Electric officials said the proposed Exchequer-Yosemite Reliability Project is a key component as the company continues its work to provide power to the county. The project includes upgrades to the existing Exchequer Yosemite power line, which stretches from […]

Probation department inviting grant proposals

The Mariposa County Probation Department is seeking requests for proposals (RFP) from Mariposa County residents for innovative programs or projects that prevent, improve and/or address issues related to criminal justice. Any individual, organization or group may apply for the grant funds. A nonprofit status is not required. The Local Innovation Grant is supported by funds in the Community Corrections Partnership […]

Climbing in Yosemite series set to continue

Set at museum on June 21

A speaker series featuring the history of rock climbing in Yosemite Valley continues. Climber-photographer Dean Fidelman will present “The Stone Monkeys” at the Mariposa Museum on Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. The Stone Monkeys were a generation of climbers who, like their predecessors the Stonemasters, pushed the upper limits of climbing, and at times the envelope of mainstream society. […]

Homeowner cited following 6.4 acre fire last week in Bear Valley

It was less than seven acres, but a fire last week in Mariposa County was certainly a stark reminder of the dangers that lurk during this time of year. And like almost all wildfires in California, it was caused by a human. It was 4:20 p.m., last Friday on Hunters Valley Access Road near Bear Valley when someone mowing a […]

Senior awareness to be topic at Coulterville meeting

“Senior Awareness” will be the topic of an event next week in Coulterville. The event is being presented by the Mariposa County Senior Coalition and will be on Thursday, June 20 at the Community Center, 10332 Fiske Road. It is from 1:30-3:30 p.m. There will be snacks and drinks available. One topic is financial exploitation and romance scams with a […]

County closes deal, buys clinic building

It’s been in the works for the last few months, and finally, it has come to fruition. “It became a real team effort, and I appreciate that,” said county chief administrative officer Dallin Kimble. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the purchase of the clinic commonly known as the Rose Clinic. The county now plans to relocate its […]

AutoCamp adds to leadership team with three new executives

AutoCamp Yosemite is the newest lodging facility in the county. Photo by Nicole W. LittleAutoCamp, the outdoor hotel experience, has announced the expansion of their executive team. The company has hired Anjali Agarwal as chief operating officer and Todd Wynne-Parry as chief growth officer. The company is also adding Robert Smit to their team as regional vice president of operations. […]

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