Yosemite honors its volunteers

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Michael Reynolds (left) honors Colin Lang, Athena Demetry and Molly Downer, Yosemite National Park, Vegetation and Ecological Restoration, as the 2018 Volunteer Program of the Year.Yosemite National Park has announced the 2018 recipients of the park’s Volunteer of the Year awards. These prestigious awards are bestowed annually to outstanding volunteers in nine different categories for exemplary […]


Pair of meetings scheduled to discuss potential for landslides in canyon area

This photo from the California Highway Patrol shows the landslide that happened last week on Highway 140 in the Merced River canyon. If last week’s first rain of the season is any indication, it could be a long winter and fall. “We are going to have landslides,” said Rosemarie Smallcombe, chair of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. Kellen Takemaka, […]

Come fly (and drive) away!

From the top photo down, attendees of the first ever Wings and Wheels Fest gathered around a classic car as the engine was revved by its owner; two tourists, Keri Endich and Cameron Dale, took a moment to view one of the smaller planes at the airport; a young child, Kade Kirshtner, 6, gets the chance to learn a bit […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Sept. 24-30

• EMS – 13 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 5 • Auto Collisions – 1 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for fire/medical and […]

Annual Sierra Art Trails event returns this week

One artist displaying her work at Sierra Art Trails will be Cheryl Petretti. She will be showing at Miner’s Roadhouse 140 throughout the weekend. Petretti has a passion for landscape photography and photo-documentation of Mariposa County architecture. She says it has “evolved into an obsession.” Submitted photoThe Sierra Art Trails open studio tour takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. […]

Supervisors discuss county-wide survey results

Residents report high quality of life, but seek better economy and rec opportunities

Morgan Adams, a research associate with the National Research Center, presented results of a county-wide survey to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last Tuesday in Mariposa. “You did a great service to the county,” Supervisor Merlin Jones told her after her report. Courtesy photoResults of a county-wide survey were presented to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last week. […]

Soroptimists organizing fifth annual Halloween candy drive


As the residents of Jones and Bullion Street prepare for this year’s trick-or-treaters, Soroptimist International of Mariposa is working to help those neighborhoods weather the economic costs of the holiday. For the fifth year, the Soroptimist Candy Drive is looking for donations to help Jones and Bullion Street residents meet the needs of the close to 1,000 children that make […]

Sheriff’s office refines emergency alert system, more features available

 The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has upgraded its Emergency Alert System from Nixle to the parent company of Everbridge. Everbridge is a leader in unified critical communications which helps keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will begin using the newly named “Mariposa […]

Wood stove assistance program to be available

Residents in Mariposa County may be eligible to get financial assistance to replace outdated wood stoves. Dr. Eric Sergienko, the county health officer, made the announcement last week during a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. Though the program details are still being hammered out, Sergienko said monies will become available for the program. It appears there will […]

Fun had by all

A special event for children was held Sept. 29 at the Mariposa County Park. The annual Children’s Fair featured many kind of games for children and safety information for parents in the county. The event is sponsored by Infant/Child Enrichment Services (ICES), which, along with other agencies, organizations, child care centers and licensed family child care providers, offered the free […]

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