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Virginia Scott named Parade Grand Marshal

Virginia Scott is shown at the Mariposa Museum & History Center, where she volunteers as a docent. She’ll be riding in style this Saturday when the annual fair parade travels through Mariposa. Photo by Nicole W. LittleThe Lions Club of Mariposa recently named Virginia Johnson Scott as its 2018 Mariposa County Fair parade grand marshal. Scott authored a brief autobiography […]

Helping fire victims focus for Mariposa Rotary Club

Shown, from left, are Marilyn Saunders, Laura Norman, Misty Freeman and Pastor Allison Byerley. Submitted photoThe theme for the Aug. 23 Mariposa Yosemite Rotary meeting was “Meeting Unmet Needs of the Ferguson Fire.” The leadoff speaker was Laura Norman, who heads the Eastern Madera and Mariposa County VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster). Norman managed donations for both the Detwiler […]

Quilt ‘til you wilt: Community member enjoys nearly 20 years of entering quilts in county fair



Julie Tyra is shown sitting next to her quilting machine. She has taught her skill to a number of friends. She said when she runs into a problem with her quilting, she searches YouTube for answers. As for her entries at the fair, she said the ribbons that mean the most to her are the people’s choice awards. Photo by […]

Fifty-eight years of true love

June and John “Jack” Wildt were married on Sept. 1, 1960 (picture at left) after meeting a year earlier at a dance at Timber Lodge. They will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary this week (picture on right) with dinner and a date at the fair. Submitted photos… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To […]

Receivership is possibility for utilities in north county


The possibility exists that utilities in northern Mariposa County could go into receivership — leaving any rate hikes up to the court. That was the discussion held last week during a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. The utilities in question are Coulterville water and sewer along with the Don Pedro sewer system. Residents in those areas have […]

Sierra Art Trails to feature many local talents

Shown is Ann Hart’s sculpture of Mama Bear with Cubs. The Sierra Art Trails Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour takes place in homes, studios, galleries and businesses in more than a dozen communities in Eastern Madera and Mariposa counties each year. This is the 16th year of the event, one of the largest art events in the area, featuring artists […]

Modernization of high school sought

Board seeks to move forward


If you have a strong opinion on how Measure L bond funds should be spent in the Mariposa County Unified School District, you will want to mark Sept. 13 on your calendar. That’s the evening the MCUSD school board will hear a report and possibly take action on a proposal for the first steps toward Mariposa County High School modernization. […]

Locals encouraged to help keep county clean through Great Sierra River cleanup

County Public Health Educator Ginnie Day is shown at last year’s Great Sierra River Cleanup. The event rids the community of trash and hundreds of cigarette butts. This year’s event is Saturday, Sept. 15. Photo by Matt JohnsonThe Great Sierra River Cleanup is slated for Saturday, Sept. 15, at both the Mariposa Creek Parkway at the Arts Park, as well […]

Fire, TOT topics for tourism board


Taxes and the Ferguson Fire dominated the discussion last week during a meeting of the Yosemite-Mariposa County Tourisum Bureau. With the devastating impact of the fire, it led off the discussion of the board. The fire burned for more than a month and closed Highway 140 for the same amount of time, dealing a deadly blow to commerce in Mariposa. […]

Can you identify this shrimp with a rock-like shell?

Shown above is a target prawn, also known as rock shrimp due to the rock-like hardness of the shell. Submitted photoQuestion: In May of 2016, this shrimp drifted by our boat at night while we were fishing for squid on the south side of Catalina Island. I have been unable to identify it. Can you tell me what it is? […]


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