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Summer Makerspace events continue at library in Mariposa

Whether you want to learn basic computer programming or how to self-publish an ebook, create colorful jewelry or shake up a batch of butter with your kids, you can do it all in a Mariposa County Library Green S.T.E.A.M. Makerspace program. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s refreshingly cool, say library officials. Programs take place in the library’s community room […]

McClintock vs. Morse is coming to Mariposa

Congressional candidates agree to do political debate

  Rep. Tom McClintock and challenger Jessica Morse have agreed to participate in a debate in Mariposa. McClintock, the incumbent Republican representing California Congressional District 4, and Morse, a Democrat, will face off in the November general election in a highly-watched race across the country. But before the election, the two will square off in a political debate hosted by […]

World-renowned musician Canales to be part of weekend music event

Lance Canales will be performing this weekend in Mariposa. He is known world-wide for not only his music, but his work in helping bring attention to timely issues.Jazz and blues are on tap this weekend for Music on the Green in Mariposa. Music on the Green is presented by the Mariposa County Arts Council and other sponsors and is held […]

Yosemite Valley should open Friday


Every indication is that Yosemite Valley and Wawona in Yosemite National Park will reopen this Friday. The question which remains, however, is just how visitors might get to the valley. “We’re playing it by ear,” said Scott Gediman, public information officer for the park. A lot of how visitors will get there hinges on exactly which roads might reopen — […]

Menetrey takes over reins of Lions Club

Miles Menetrey, left, presents outgoing Lions Club President Keith Williams with a gavel and plaque. Menetrey is the new club president.The Mariposa Lions Club recently named Miles Menetrey as its board president for 2018-19. Menetrey takes over for Keith Williams, the outgoing president. Menetrey is a Mariposa County supervisor and was also recently named “Mr. Mariposa County” in the Readers’ […]

Two Mariposans die in Monday accident

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With fire continuing to burn throughout Mariposa County, another piece of bad news hit the area on Monday afternoon. A fatal, head-on collision took place involving two vehicles — one a United States Forest Service vehicle — around 3 p.m. that afternoon. It occurred on Highway 49 South, near Griffin Drive in Oakhurst. Lon Rice, 74, Mariposa, and Joan Rice, […]

Art Around Town slated for Friday

Phyliss Becker shows her pottery at the July Art Around Town event. She said, “It was a great night out. Downtown was full of people checking out the art and shops.” Submitted photoMariposa Art Around Town is set for Friday, Aug. 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. More than 20 local artists will present their art for the public to […]

Another firefighter dies in Ferguson Fire


Brian HughesA second firefighter has died in the Ferguson Fire. Brian Hughes, 33, died on Sunday morning after a tree fell on him while battling the blaze, according to officials from the unified command handling the Ferguson Fire. Hughes was a captain with the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshots based in Sequoia and Kings National Parks. The incident happened on the east […]

Your photos

Reader Beth Kellner submitted this photo of a VLAT (Very Large Air Tanker) as it flew over the Bootjack area. Residents of Bootjack have witnessed many aerial drops of both water and retardant on the Ferguson Fire. The Bootjack area, too, has seen a lot of the heavy smoke from the fire hanging throughout most nights and into the mornings…. […]

PG&E is initiating new process of cutting power


This is a photo of PG&E crews restoring power after last year’s Detwiler Fire. PG&E has implemented a new policy about how power is being cut off in high wildfire threat areas. Photo by Nicole W. Little The Ferguson Fire has become a stark reminder of what can happen in fire country. Part of living in fire country is the […]


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