February 2019 CDFW calendar released, many events slated

February is a busy month for California Department of Fish and Wildlife activities. Here is a complete list of activities and the days they are scheduled for. • Various days — Guided wetland tours, by reservation, at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley. A wildlife naturalist will lead any group, school or organization on a half-mile route through […]


Beekeeping meeting set Feb. 18

Beekeeping will be the subject of an upcoming meeting. The meetings take place each month through October. Bees, like the one above, are crucial for the environment. Shown below is an example of how bees are raised. Submitted photosWannabees, newbees and anyone else interested in backyard beekeeping in Mariposa are invited to attend the Mariposa Beekeepers monthly meeting. It will […]

Area Fishing Forecast

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County still pondering post of public information officer

The possibility of hiring a public information officer to represent Mariposa County has been a topic of discussion among county officials in recent months. It was discussed in detail during a Dec. 18, 2018 meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, and was brought up once again during the Jan. 22 board of supervisors meeting. “We’ll continue to look […]

Smallcombe will talk about state of county at meeting

SmallcombeHow is Mariposa County doing financially? Where does it stand on fire safety preparation? What are they going to do with all the new room tax money? Is there any hope for county roads? How will Mariposa address the homeless problem? Will we ever have more affordable housing? These are just some of the topics that could be covered in […]

Farm Bureau sues over water matter

A plan for lower San Joaquin River flows misrepresents and underestimates the harm it would cause to agricultural resources in the Central Valley, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation, which filed suit this week to block the plan. Adopted last December by the State Water Resources Control Board, the plan would redirect 30 to 50 percent of “unimpaired flows” […]

Identity of man killed in fatal wreck released by authorities

A Mariposa man died Tuesday, Jan. 29, in a head-on collision on Highway 49 South. Kenneth Keuning, 82, of Mariposa, was pronounced dead on the scene following the incident, which took place at around 1:05 p.m. According to the California Highway Patrol, Keuning was driving a 2014 Subaru Forrester south on Highway 49, just north of Woodland Drive. At the […]

Dedicated Jazzercise students honored

Jazzercise participants who attended 150 classes in 2018 were recognized recently by the local Jazzercise studio. Those customers included, in the back row, from left: Chevon Kothari, Janine Clark, Yue Lei, Charlotte Hickman, Sue Carter, Terri Johnson, Dorie Bruen and Rita Warner; front, Dawniele Oliphant, Diana Wilcoxen, Malina Bondshu, Victoria Trujillo, Tracy Tomerlin and Nancy Phillipe. Not all customers who […]

Soroptimists to provide guidance to girls

Soroptimist International of Mariposa will host a day-long conference for high school-age girls, where they will learn about career opportunities, setting and achieving goals and overcoming obstacles to success. The “Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls” program aims to help girls grow to be strong, successful and happy adults. The Dream It, Be It event will take place […]

Master Gardeners recognize outstanding efforts

Ingrid Angellini (left) and Sheri Mace (middle) present Adrianne O’Brien (right) with Volunteer of the Year award. Submitted photosThe Mariposa County Master Gardeners recently held their annual awards banquet. This is a function recognizing significant community contributions from various Master Gardeners. Mariposa Master Gardener Program Coordinator Sheri Mace presented the 2018 awards. These awards and recipients were: • Reaching 100 […]

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