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Local Summer Camps & Activities

MOUNTAIN AREA – It’s summer camp time! Perhaps you’re one of those parents that already have the family’s summer camp experience completely organized already. If not, you may be the type who’s walking happily down the street and is suddenly thunderstruck by the maddening thought: school is almost out and the kids want stuff to do! The first kind of ...

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Can Firefighters Defend Your Home?

AHWAHNEE – As residents prepare for what is sure to be a challenging fire season, knowing what firefighters need in order to defend their homes may prove invaluable. Over two days last week, the men and women tasked with that crucial job were put through their paces during training drills at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park. Each year, crews are presented ...

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Master Gardeners Welcome New Volunteers

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Cooperative Extension proudly announces the graduation and certification of nine new volunteer Master Gardeners, plus three from Merced County. Course work began in January 2015 and continued through May 13 – graduation day. All trainees completed 75 hours of intense classroom instruction from a variety of horticultural experts and successfully passed a comprehensive final examination.

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Gardening With Drought-Tolerant Native Plants

MARIPOSA – “Gardening with Drought-tolerant Native Plants” is the topic on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to noon, presented by the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources and Mariposa County Master Gardeners. The program takes place at the Board of Supervisors Chambers.

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Daytime Burglars Strike Lushmeadows And Ponderosa Basin

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has issued a statement today saying they’ve received six reports of daytime residential burglaries over the past few days, incidents which apparently have occured between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. In each case, according to the Sheriff’s Office, the burglars have moved quickly in and out of the residence ...

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To Catch A Thief: The Mariposa Gold Rush Robbery of 2012

MARIPOSA – The shocking robbery was over within minutes, and when it was done, more than a million dollars worth of historic gold and minerals had been stolen, destroying a collection dating back to the California Gold Rush. What had been taken could never be replaced, and in its absence there was only one thing left to do: catch the ...

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Master Gardeners Plant And Garden Art Sale

MARIPOSA – The Master Gardeners of Mariposa County will hold their annual Plant and Garden Art Sale on Saturday, May 2, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Amigo Picnic Area from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special features include bonsai-style trees and shrubs planted by Jeff Nicholas, who will be present at the sale to discuss the plants and their care.

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Mountains of Minerals Gem Show in Mariposa

MARIPOSA – Mountains of minerals and more will be on display at the Mariposa Mineral & Gem Show this Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 11 – 12 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Highway 49. From benitoite to topaz, nearly all the gems and minerals an expert can name are featured in the annual show which includes jewelry, exhibits, speakers, demonstrations, ...

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MSO's Symphonic Celebration Of Yosemite

MARIPOSA – On Apr. 25 and 26, the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra commemorates the 125th Anniversary of Yosemite National Park’s 1890 creation with special concerts in Yosemite and Mariposa. Renowned Cellist Ira Lehn returns to perform with the orchestra as soloist in Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto #1 in A, Opus 33 – the very piece in which Mr. Lehn made his ...

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Workshop On Emergency Animal Sheltering

MOUNTAIN AREA – The Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) is preparing for the upcoming wildland fire season and are recruiting volunteers in Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties to assist with displaced pets in their emergency animal shelters. On Saturday, Apr. 18, the CCADT is presenting a free workshop – “The Basics Of Emergency Animal Sheltering,” at Mariposa County Elementary ...

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