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Going postal?

Proposed bill could bring major local voting changes

A major change could be on the horizon for voting in Mariposa County.  A bill currently making its way through the California Legislature, SB 450, would allow entire counties to adopt voting by mail.  “Based on the reading of it, yes, More...

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Your photos

This photo of Sky Pilots on Mt. Dana was taken several years ago by reader Rebecca Mock. More...

Hopper to address bond issue at meeting of GOP

Robin Hopper, Mariposa County Superintendent of Schools, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Mariposa County Republican Central Committee (MCRCC).  She will speak on Tuesday, Aug. 16. More...

Two nearly drown after entering Emerald Pool

A brief dip in the Emerald Pool at Yosemite National Park became a near-death experience for two 18-year-old swimmers on July 17.  A group of eight older teens were hiking the Mist Trail above Vernal Fall. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Delores Duff

Delores Mae (Griffin) Duff of Newton, N.C., went to The Father’s Home where she joined her parents, George Griffin and Alma Cunningham, her stepfather whom she adored, L.H. Duncan, her siblings, her husband of 64 years, Richard D. More...

Dave (David) Allen Whitten

Dave Whitten was born Oct. 10, 1976. More...

Sports

The longest eight seconds in sports

Riders take on BBOS ‘monsters’

The Bucking Bull Owners Syndicate (BBOS) held its fourth annual Monsters in Mariposa bull riding event at the fairgrounds on Saturday.  Several riders, not all from California, came to Mariposa to take on the challenge of riding bulls, many of w More...

Weidner, Radonic get back to the ‘QBasics’

Land listed as one of top running backs in the area by Black Hat

Two members of the Mariposa County High School football team were able to work with a renowned football specialist in mid- July.  More...

Mariposa Bears open 2016 season with conditioning

The leaves haven’t started changing colors yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early for football. More...

Supervisors green-light log sorting site  Free Access 

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Mariposa County Fair less than a month away, schedule now set

Believe it or not, the Mariposa County Fair is just over three weeks away.  One of the signature events of the year in Mariposa County, the fair features a wide variety of activities, entertainment and is the culmination of a year-long effort by More...

Supervisors say no to selling property for biomass project

With four shaking heads but no formal vote, Mariposa County supervisors last week turned down a request to sell land for a proposed biomass project. More...

Sheriff’s Office builds a case for criminal law courses at MCHS

High school students will learn basics of law enforcement

A new program at Mariposa County High School will offer students the chance to learn more about law enforcement. More...

Letters

Don’t let flapping bird wings deceive

Editor,  The subject of the legalization of marijuana has come to rest upon the general populace of Mariposa. More...

Things Trump will do — really

Editor, Lana Luczy’s letter published Aug. 4 is so extreme I can’t tell whether it’s for real or a spoof. More...

Biomass plant needed in Mariposa County

Editor, Mike is a friend of the family. He is a lumberjack. He felled dead pine trees that threatened our home. PG&E felled dead pine trees on their easements on our property. Trees, Inc. More...

Milestones

Soroptimists install officers for 2016-17

Soroptimist International of Mariposa held their annual Installation of Officers event on June 18 at the home of member Patricia Perry.  This year’s theme was “travel.” Decorations included place mats of U.S. More...

Ice cream social to benefit Station 29

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Aug. 27. Mariposa County Fire Department Station 29 in Lushmeadows will be having a free ice cream social and raffle from 1-4 p.m. Come and meet firefighters and medical responders and see their engines up close. More...

Master answer

The Mariposa Master Gardeners have fielded numerous questions from people worried about pink growths on their oak leaves, pictured above. More...

Inside Education

Program helps residents on path to GED

Many people around the country are in tough situations financially, medically or otherwise, and they may not have the ability or education to move forward.  But many of those people would love to get out of that situation and improve their lives More...

Mariposa Elementary announces hiring of new school principal

Jan Steed from Bay Area hired by board to replace Jared Pierce

When the new school year begins on Aug. 16, students at Mariposa Elementary School will be greeted by a new principal.  Jan Steed has accepted the position vacated by Jared Pierce, who has accepted other employment in Madera County.  More...

Yosemite resident Kimberly Lazier to study in Guyana

Yosemite resident Kimberly Laizer, a master’s student in the Global Field Program from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will travel to Guyana in August 2016.  Laizer will study traditional ecological knowledge of the Makushi and More...

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