Merced College has made various upgrades to welcome students back

Students coming to Merced College in the fall, when in-person courses are expected to resume, will find a slew of new resources and campus upgrades. This was made possible by more than $12 million in Covid-19 relief funds as well as general funds allocated by the Merced Community College District Board of Trustees. The board recently approved a list of […]

AAUW announces winners of tech video contest

Shown are AAUW Tech Connect Video Contest winners. Shown, from left, are Sydney Jacobs, AAUW co-coordinator Kim Monson and Coury Jones. Photo by Nicole W. LittleThe Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has announced the winners of its inaugural Tech Connect Video Contest. The winner is Coury Jones who will receive $500 and second place is […]

Rotary Club members plant a tree to honor retiring president

Shown from left are Chery Davis, Jim Wittkopf, Elaine Seymour, Susan Robinson, Debbie Peters and Jay Mac- Donald with the tree recently planted by the local Rotary Club. Submitted photoIn honor of retiring Rotary District 5220 President Sherry Cotta, the Rotary Club of Mariposa Yosemite planted a tree at her request. All 53 district clubs participated in the program by […]

Storm Slam organizers seeking storytellers

The Mariposa Storytelling Committee is gearing up for its annual event — which was postponed last year because of the pandemic. Story Slam is scheduled for Saturday, May 22, from 3-5 p.m. outdoors at the Mariposa Art Park. This is entertainment geared not just for children, but also for young and old alike. Story Slams are an opportunity to hear […]

Yosemite Conservancy set to fund $11.5 million for park preservation

Buffalo Soldiers from the 24th Infantry, pictured in Yosemite in 1899, are a part of the park’s rich history being documented with support by Yosemite Conservancy. Photos courtesy National Park Service Yosemite Conservancy is providing $11.5 million to protect and preserve Yosemite National Park in 2021, including efforts to understand why giant sequoias and pines are perishing, protect endangered Pacific […]

Conservancy has grant funding for groups to prevent wildfires

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC), a California state agency, has announced the availability of $20 million for the implementation of shovel-ready forest health projects in the region. The Immediate Action Wildfire and Forest Resilience directed grant program was made possible by an early action wildfire and forest resilience budget approved by the legislature and the governor earlier last week. The […]

Mariposan making internet ‘a much better place to be’

Colin Constable, co-founder of The @ Company and chief technology officer. Submitted photo Colin Constable understands our current online lives as though we’re long-term tenants in hotels with little privacy. Facebook, Google, Apple — they all own the hotels. While we’re inside, the owners can see what we do, who we talk to and countless other details of our lives. […]

Play it Forward initiative helps youth ball players

A new Mariposa Safe Families initiative aims to put bats, gloves and other gear in the hands of baseball players who need it most. Named Play it Forward, the program invites families to donate new or gently used sports equipment that will then be given to local youth to use during this spring’s season. All gear will be cleansed and […]

Children’s book benefits conservancy

Eat Up, Bear! is a new book recently released for children to educate them about the animals. The book has been endorsed by the National Park Service as an educational tool. It is now for sale online with proceeds benefiting Yosemite National Park. Submitted photoMany people.Many bears.Sharing spaces everywhere.But bears are hungry.Clever, too.Take care or bears will eat your food! […]

Stand plants seeds of new Mariposa community

 Gardening changed Teresa Bullis’ life. Now, she’s hoping it can reshape Mariposa County. The Bear Valley woman recently spearheaded the installation of a seed and plant swap cabinet on the side of Inter-County Title Company in Mariposa. Filled with vegetables, succulents, flowers and berries, the stand is a self-sustainable, no-cost marketplace. It’s also creating a new community. “We grow and […]

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