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NPS implementing plan to address harassment allegations

The National Park Service is implementing a plan to address the issue of harassment in the workplace. According to Jeremy Barnum, public affairs officer for the National Park Service, the key components are as follows: Hotline and ombudsman More...

Major fire erupts Monday, forces Highway 49 closure

Fire is more than 900 acres in size

A wildland fire erupted on Monday just north of Mariposa County.  According to officials from CAL FIRE, the Marshes Fire began at around 12:15 p.m. on Monday north of Lake Don Pedro. More...

Local News

Ventura woman dies following recent wreck

A Ventura woman died following a single-vehicle crash in Mariposa County.  According to the California Highway Patrol, at 4:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, Leslie Y. More...

Drug take back program is scheduled for Oct. 22

On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Sept. 19 - A dog was impounded after a report of a dog bite on Holztel Road in Coulterville. • Vandalism was reported on Tip Top Road. • Deputies investigated threats at Lake Don Pedro High School. More...

Sports

A book that’s worthy of the hall of fame

Mariposa native hits a home run with publishing of baseball book

If author Billy Hawes were to use baseball terminology to describe the process of writing his first book, he might say there was a long rain delay during the process. More...

Trio of former Grizzlies is helping to teach the current MCHS football crop

Three former Mariposa County High School football players are returning to help out this year’s team. More...

MCHS volleyball team finally loses league game

Fresh off a football victory over Minarets, the same good fortune didn’t extend to the Mariposa County High School volleyball team.  On Tuesday, Sept. More...

Neubacher out as Yosemite superintendent  Free Access 

Comes on heels of whistleblower testimony before Congressional committee

The superintendent of Yosemite National Park has retired. More...

Toxic work culture alleged at Yosemite

Whistleblower tells of harassment, male-dominated environment throughout all of National Park Service

Questions about the leadership at Yosemite National Park took the center stage last week in Washington, D.C.  Kelly Martin, the chief of fire and aviation management at the Park, testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government R More...

A festive weekend ahead

Go West Festival set to go on Saturday

Gun fights, gold panning, roping and much more are set for this Saturday in Mariposa.  The inaugural Mariposa Go West Festival starts at 10 a.m. More...

School officials say the need for facility upgrades crucial

Many issues involved with crumbling facilities

Editor’s note: This is the second in a More...

Letters

Supervisors need to answer to resolution concerning marijuana

GUEST OPINION

On Sept. 20, 2016 I made the following statements and asked each Mariposa County supervisor several questions.  I hope they all have the spine and courage to publicly answer them at this meeting. More...

Thanks Dave!

Editor,  We want to say that Dave Lawson is a man of integrity.  These days it seems as though we are more surprised when someone does something right than when someone does something wrong!  Dave is an honest, fair, and pleasant man. More...

Clean bill about Zika needed

Editor,  In my letter published Sept. 15, I asked Congress to pass a clean Zika bill not cluttered with poisonous riders. I noted that I could not find anything about Zika on our congressman’s website.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Dorothy Bauer

Dorothy (Dorothea) Bauer was born on April 19, 1916 in Leeds Center, Wisc., to parents August and Ida Inselmann and passed away on Sept. More...

Leslie Yvonne Casner

Sept. 3, 1950 - Sept. 20, 2016  Our beautiful, loving, smart, brave Leslie was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and true friend. She was instantly adored by all who met her and will be missed beyond what words can express.  More...

Carolyn Andrea Dooly English

Carolyn Andrea Dooly English passed away Sept. 13, 2016 at the age of 84.  Carolyn was born in Ft. Smith, Ark. and went on to become a teacher. She lived in the mountain community of Mariposa, Calif. More...

Inside Education

Many hands make light work

Partnership continues to grow between MCUSD and SFCS; food service thriving

Due to a renewed effort to improve relations between Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) and Sierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS), students at SFCS are now enjoying meals provided by MCUSD’s food service division.  More...

CoyoteFest 2016

A howling good time in Coulterville

The 31st Annual CoyoteFest was held in Coulterville on Saturday, Sept. More...

Top market livestock winners at fair announced

The reserve champion market beef was raised by Fallon Butler, left, and purchased by Jennifer Adams, right. Also shown is Robbie Stark. More...

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