Local tribe focus of book

Areas of Indian Gulch, Hornitos are featured

 For centuries, a Native American community known as Chowchilla has lived in what, since 1850, has been known as Mariposa County, as well as the San Joaquin Valley counties. The Last Chief of the Chaushilha, a fiction focusing on this people group, is available for sale at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. It’s written by Ellen Porter, a southern […]

Your photos

Reader Kim Smick-Sullivan said she came across these wild turkey eggs while doing some weed eating. Smick-Sullivan said she is “looking forward to 15 new wild turkey babies!” Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to Please include your name and a short description of the photo. Submitted photo… An online subscription is […]

Funds available to groups in Mariposa County that provide food and shelter, deadline is set

Good news is here for service groups in Mariposa County. Representatives from Mariposa County Human Services announced last week that federal funding in the amount of $8,957 will be available in the upcoming fiscal year through Mariposa County Human Services. The grant funds will be distributed to local non-profit and public organizations that provide food and shelter. The Emergency Food […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

April 30-May 6 • EMS – 10 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 0 • 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 […]

Lions Club having busy spring season

Members of the Lions Club are shown at the recent Search & Rescue fundraiser dinner. Submitted photoThe Mariposa Lions Club heard from a health official at its April meeting. Club officials thanked Ginnie Day, Mariposa County public health educator, for attending the April meeting. Day educated the club on the use of tobacco in the community. The Mariposa Lions Club […]

Volunteer tutors are sought for the adult literacy program

The Mariposa County Library is looking for people who would like to share their love of reading and make a difference in someone’s life by volunteering as tutors in the adult literacy program. Math and computer tutors are also being sought. Tutors must be 18 years old or older; be English speaking; have a high school diploma or passed a […]

Let the good times roll

Mariposa Jazz Fest was held on Sunday, April 29. The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West performed in Celebration of International Jazz Day and in memory of Erik Plank, Mariposa County High School Class of 1985. The event was held in the auditorium at MCHS. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view news content on […]

Free computer classes will be offered at library in Mariposa

 Anti-hacking, cell phone, tablets and social media will be the topics covered in free computer classes at the Mariposa Library from May through July. Classes take place from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and last Thursdays of the month (with some exceptions). They are taught by Jerry Wagner and the staff of Red Tail Ridge Technical Services in […]

Learn, explore, create at library makerspace

The Mariposa County Library offers free workshops on the first and third Thursday of the month from 3-4:30 p.m. as part of its Green S.T.E.A.M. Makerspace program. The workshops are open to people of all ages and abilities. The topics are based on the theme of sustainability with each workshop related to science, technology, engineering, art or math (STEAM). Many […]

A real character

Dave Thomas to debut new radio show this month

Shown is Dave Thomas, who will be debuting a new local radio show this month. Photo by Robert AscroftDave Thomas is a character. Actually, he’s hundreds of characters. “I’ve been in the entertainment industry my whole life,” said Thomas. An Army brat, Thomas lived in many locations before finally settling down in Riverside. Thomas said his interest in entertainment began […]

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