Rotary installs its final historic plaque

Here in front of the district attorney’s office on Bullion Street are, from left, Roger Leonard, Chery Davis, Tom Cooke, Susan Robinson, Walter Wall, Eric Weihe and Sue Weihe. Submitted photo Many people are drawn to Mariposa because it is a quaint historic gold mining town. Some of them wonder about the history of the buildings and therefore, Mariposa Yosemite […]

Work continues on Habitat home

Much progress has been made on the newest Habitat home in Mariposa. It is located on Stroming Road. Submitted photoSo many changes and new things are going on with Habitat’s current home in Mariposa, say those involved with the project. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit that helps families build and improve places to call home. Sarah Phillips and her […]

Child Support Month observed

Photo by Matt JohnsonThe month of August is Child Support Awareness Month, and that fact was observed by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. Board chairman Kevin Cann (left), presented Merced-Mariposa Regional Child Support program director Sharon Wardale-Trejo with a resolution in observance of the month. It was mentioned that over 970 children and their families in Mariposa County benefited […]

Cassady, Phan tie knot at Santa Paula wedding

  Dan and Cari Cassady of Mariposa announce the marriage of their daughter, Grace Cassady, to Sean Phan, son of Joan Riedy and Tony Phan. The two graduates of Thomas Aquinas College (2020 and 2017, respectively) were married in Santa Paula at the college Chapel, Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, on Saturday Aug. 15, 2020 on the Solemnity […]

LuEllen Luker is new counselor at the Miwumati Healing Center

LuEllen LukerLuEllen Luker has been announced as the new counselor at the Miwumati Healing Center in Mariposa. Luker, a member of the Chumash Tribe, has lived in Mariposa for 25 years and moved from Snelling. Prior to that, she lived most of her life in Los Banos. Her parents became curators to the Milliken Museum when she was a child. […]

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Reader Daniel Ingram sent this photo of twins Ellie and Penny Ingram enjoying their new pool from Foster Ace Hardware in Mariposa. Record heat gripped the area last week and pool sales, even these smaller ones, were swift. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to Please include your name and a short […]

A touch of the sun

Submitted photosReader Linda Zwahlen sent in these photos of the “awesome colors in the sky” near Bootjack, taken recently on a Thursday and the ensuing weekend. Mariposa County is certainly known for its beautiful sunsets. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a […]

Not everyone thrilled with Merced River Trail vision, implementation

Wildlife expert shares concerns about process, details of project

Beth PrattNot everyone is thrilled with the overall vision for the Merced River Trail, or the way the planning process has gone. Part of the trail exists today, but it is hoped to one day be much longer, serving as a multi-use trail through the Merced River corridor . Over the last few years, Mariposa County, in conjunction with other […]

King is praised for his service with trail group

Bill KingA former member of the Merced River Trail Community Working Group was recognized for his service last week. Bill King was honored by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors for his service with the group, which is helping with the implementation of the future vision for the Merced River Trail. King resigned his position with this working group recently, […]

CDFW warns of continued fraudulent license sales operations

If you are in the market for a California fishing or hunting license (or any related products, such as hunting tags), ensure that you are making your purchase from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) or an approved vendor. Several unauthorized online websites are continuing to improperly charge customers extra fees for online fishing and hunting license purchases, […]

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