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Master Gardeners offer workshop

The Mariposa Master Gardeners are offering a free “Succession Planting” workshop on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. The workshop will be held at Greeley Hill Community Center at 10332 Fiske Road in Coulterville. The class, led by Mariposa Master Gardener Betty Massey, will cover topics including the importance of knowing your soil’s temperature, how to know when […]

MCHS firefighting classes have hands-on training in extrications



Firefighter Russ Marks (right) oversees MCHS fire student Malcolm Vincent during vehicle extrication practice last week on the MCHS campus. Photo by Matt JohnsonEvery year, a handful of local firefighters donate their time and expertise to train fire science students at Mariposa County High School. Specifically, one of the days dedicated to training covers vehicle extrication — working to free […]

Lights! Camera! Action! Free film workshops set at Mariposa Library

The basics of film making will be taught during a two-part workshop at the Mariposa Library on Saturday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshops are free and open to anyone aged 12 and older. Registration is required. Participants will learn pre-production, field production and post-production techniques including: writing an outline, treatment and […]

Shutdown ends — another date looms

Yosemite is now back up and running

It was the longest shutdown of the U.S. government in history. And though it was a partial shutdown, it certainly had a big impact locally. The 35-day shutdown included no funding for the Department of Interior, which oversees all national parks in America, including Yosemite. When the shutdown happened, the effects were immediate. Restrooms were closed, the visitors center in […]

Money for Missions

Submitted photoVincent Marasti (right) of Pioneer Market presents a check for $500 to Phyllis Staggs (left) of New Life Christian Fellowship. Members of the church save their shopping receipts from Pioneer Market. The store, as part of their sports program, returns a percentage, which the church uses to support their missionaries in Tanzania, the Philippines, Peru and nomads in Africa. […]

County seeks permanent solution for homelessness


Major progress has been made over the span of just a few months in Mariposa County’s effort to eradicate homelessness. The major push to help the homeless started on Oct. 31 of last year when Dr. Eric Sergienko, the county health officer, declared a health emergency in the county in regards to homelessness. That emergency declaration put the wheels in […]

Wall, Esser exchange vows during ceremony

Celebration held at Le Grand church

Katharine and Thomas EsserWalter and Christy Wall of Mariposa announced recently the marriage of their daughter, Katharine Suzanne Wall, to Thomas Ray Esser. Thomas is from Chino Hills, Calif., and is the son of John and Rimini Esser. The couple was married on Jan. 5 in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church of Le Grand, Calif. Their marriage celebration was […]

Pair of trails topic of local discussion


The Merced River Tail is popular in Mariposa County but officials would like to see more of it developed. Submitted photoTwo potential economic boosts to Mariposa County were the topic of discussion last week by the board of supervisors. Both are long-sought-after projects that involve the outdoors, the potential to bring more visitors to the area as well as enhance […]

Safe Families set to hold pair of upcoming events

Mariposa Safe Families has a new location, and now it has new events coming up. Safe Families moved to 4983 8th Street in Mariposa. To celebrate, it will hold an open house on Friday, Feb. 15 from 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Safe Families is also holding a free First Aid and CPR training session. It will be held […]

Caltrans continues road work

Delays expected on both Highway 140 and Highway 49

Caltrans is continuing construction work along both Highway 140 and Highway 49 in Mariposa County. Along Highway 140, Caltrans continues to do the emergency project as a result of the Ferguson Fire. The work is taking place from Briceburg to Yosemite Natinal Park. The work could be delayed this week with an incoming storm predicted to begin on Thursday and […]


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