Yosemite helitack member Wonenberg earns top award

Heather WonenbergThe National Wildfire Coordinating Group in Boise, Idaho has awarded Yosemite National Park Helitack member Heather Wonenberg the 2018 Outstanding Wildfire EMS Individual of the Year Award. This award recognizes and honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work, actions or programs in emergency medical service for our nation’s wildland firefighters. Over the course of the past eight years, Wonenberg […]

Scare at Senior Center turns out to be minor fire

A fire engine is shown outside of the Mariposa Senior Center on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Matt JohnsonA scare at the Mariposa Senior Center forced the evacuation of a number of senior citizens, but ended up being a minor issue. Each weekday, senior citizens from the community are served lunch for low cost at the center. Several seniors were ready […]

Field of Service passed on to local youth Jack Bertram

Shown is the scene at the Mariposa Museum and History Center from a previous year’s Field of Service. This year marks the fifth year anniversary of the event. Photo by Matt JohnsonEvery year, dozens of American flags are posted at and grace the lawn of the Mariposa Museum and History Center. These flags are part of the annual Field of […]

Culvert repairs ongoing in area near Fish Camp

Shown are photos of the culvert work being done by Caltrans. Submitted photos by CaltransCaltrans is upgrading 19 culverts on State Route 41 in Mariposa County with funds from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The $210,000 project will fix underground drainage systems from south of Miami Mountain Road in the town of […]

Triangle Road closures are slated for tree work

There will be some delays along Triangle Road in Mariposa County for the next couple of weeks. Officials at Blue Ridge Services said various tree working is being done along the road. The work began on Wednesday of this week and is expected to continue for two weeks. The delays will be closing the road for about 15 minutes at […]

Branding road show makes final stop in Catheys Valley

Tara Schiff makes a presentation about the county’s branding effort on Monday night in Catheys Valley. Photo by Nicole W. LittleIt was nearly impossible to determine what the few members of the public had to say during a meeting Monday afternoon about the place branding proposal from Mariposa County. The reason: The public was asked to write down their opinions […]

Funding gets approved for various roads within county

This was the aftermath of the 2017 flooding along Ben Hur Road. Officials have finally received funding to repair various roads around the county. Submitted photoSome good news for road funding has come the way of Mariposa County. Though a long time in coming, Mariposa County Public Works Director Mike Healy has announced more than $1.6 million in funding has […]

Two familiar acts will conclude music series

The Roger Perry Group The last weekend of Music on the Green wraps up the 2019 season this weekend. The series will feature two of the most popular groups in the series: Good Medicine & Friends on Friday, Aug. 23, and The Roger Perry Group on Saturday, Aug. 24. Good Medicine was the favorite band of Cousin Jack (the late […]

Mariposa Business University is slated

Free classes are aimed at helping grow local economy

The Central California SBDC Network, Mariposa County and the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce are collaborating to offer a business training curriculum to local business owners. The program, Mariposa Business University, will offer classes free of charge to Mariposa County residents. The mission of the program is to increase the knowledge of local business owners in an effort to create […]

Local group travels to Mexico to help distribute wheelchairs

Shown is a photo of the group on the first day of arrival. The volunteers and patients are pictured. It was a warm summer night on Friday, July 26, when a “rag tag team” of Mariposians, headed by Eileen and David Wise, climbed into a Dodge Ram Truck with eight donated wheelchairs, all headed for the Fresno Airport to catch […]

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