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Dozer Operator Killed In Rollover Accident On Ferguson Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A dozer operator has been killed in a rollover accident on the Ferguson Fire burning along Highway 140 west of Yosemite. “It is with deep sadness that Cal Fire can confirm that this morning while battling the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest, Cal Fire Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney from the Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced ...

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Highway 140 Closed West Of Yosemite Due To Wildfire

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Firefighters are on scene of a large fire burning along Highway 140 between the Ferguson Slide and Cedar Lodge on the Sierra National Forest, just west of the El Portal entrance to Yosemite National Park. As of 10 p.m., Highway 140 has been closed eastbound at the Bug Hostel west of Briceburg, and westbound at Cedar Lodge ...

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Tony Krizan On World War II Pilots At Mariposa Museum

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Museum and History Center offers a Fireside Chat presentation by a local historian — one aviators and students of conflict may appreciate. Famous World War II pilots and their aircraft are the topics of Tony Krizan’s talk at the museum on Sunday, July 15. Author and adventurer Krizan will present a slideshow featuring pilots and aircraft from Allied ...

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Meltwater Bridge And Saltwater Take The Stage At The Art Park

MARIPOSA – The next weekend of the free Summer Concert Series, Music on the Green at The Art Park in historic downtown Mariposa, features Meltwater Bridge on Friday, July 13, and Saltwater on Saturday, July 14. Meltwater Bridge provides distinct rhythm and color to songwriter/leader, Gail Dreifus’s original neo-folk songs. Dreifus is a lifelong singer, songwriter and guitarist formerly based ...

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Grace Community Field Trip To Mariposa

Submitted by Don Grove –  NORTH FORK – Grace Community Church is offering field trips for the North Fork community, calling these trips “In Our Own Backyard,”with visits to Oakhurst, Mariposa and Madera. Please note prices and due dates, as we need to book in advance and plan for drivers. You may sign up as an individual, a couple or a ...

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Faces And Voices Of Recovery In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — The public is invited to a meeting with the focus on addiction, community awareness, education, and support. The special event takes place on Wednesday, July 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Mariposa Government Center. It’s sponsored by Mariposa Heritage House, part of the Alliance for Community Transformations, working with people from Faces and Voices of Recovery. “Addiction ...

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The Jespersons and K.A. Country At Music On The Green

MARIPOSA – The next weekend of the free Summer Concert Series, Music on the Green at The Art Park in historic downtown Mariposa, features two homegrown groups: The Jespersons (in full-band form) on Friday, July 6; and the country western sounds of K.A. Country on Saturday, July 7. Performing original Neo/World Folk Americana music, The Jespersons as a core duo, ...

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Treetop Gallery To Feature The Work Of Local Artists

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to the opening reception recognizing the work of three local artists – photographer Ryan Alonzo, sculptor Jackie Baxton, and painter Trowzers Akimbo. The reception will be held on Friday, July 6, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery located in historic downtown Mariposa. Light refreshments will be served. ...

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Triangle Fire Burning In Midpines Area

MARIPOSA — Just after 3:30 p.m. today a full wildland dispatch was called out to a fire burning in the Midpines area. The first engine on scene made access via Allred Road, and reported the fire at 5 to 10 acres in grass and brush with a moderate rate of spread. Two air tankers, two helicopters and Air Attack were ...

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Yosemite Music Festival: Everything Is Better in the Mountains

MARIPOSA – Mariposa is a small mountain town just outside Yosemite National Park that is home to the annual Yosemite Music Festival. Ask any Mariposa resident what they like about living here and you will undoubtedly get some variation of “everything is just better in the mountains.” Come experience this for yourself at the 2018 Yosemite Music Festival Friday and ...

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