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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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Thanks from Wayward Ponies' Home

Submitted by Lou Ann & Katsuro Sakaki CATHEYS VALLEY – The Wayward Ponies’ Home sixth annual Open House was a huge success thanks to the efforts and generosity of many people. Our second potluck raffle rocked, and people went home with exciting prizes donated by local merchants and professionals:

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Children's Story Concert At Mariposa Storytelling Fest

MARIPOSA – Plan a daytime outing with the young ones in your life and attend the upcoming Children’s Story Concert during Mariposa County Arts Council’s 28th Storytelling Festival, Friday through Sunday, Mar. 13-15. Storyteller Antonio Rocha will entertain at this fun-packed event on Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 2 – 3 p.m. at Mariposa County High School Auditorium.

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Missing At-Risk Teen Found With Help of New Technology

MARIPOSA – The new technology implemented by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office proved its worth last night when it played a vital role in locating a missing, at-risk teen. During the evening of Thursday, Jan. 29, a 15-year-old autistic boy was reported missing by his parents. The boy was last seen at the Mariposa County High School where he is ...

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Audubon Society Presents "Green Fire"

MARIPOSA – The Yosemite Area Audubon Society (YAAS) and Melissa Odell, partner biologist with Point Blue Conservation Science and the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Mariposa, will host a screening of the Emmy Award-winning feature-length documentary Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time, on Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Mariposa Methodist Church parish hall in downtown ...

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Mariposa County Addresses Measles Outbreak

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about the recent outbreak of measles and advising those who visited certain locations in Fresno recently and have not had the disease or the vaccination to take steps to prevent infection. A measles case in a man in his 40’s was confirmed on Jan. 27, 2015 in nearby Fresno County. ...

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