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PG&E moves ahead with tree removal

Landowner of proposed log sorting site says deal still being negotiated

Removal of dead trees is well underway in Mariposa County. Officials from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) say felling and removal of trees in Ponderosa Basin has started, with the logs being hauled to Oakhurst. More...

House destroyed by blaze has long history in Mariposa

The historic home which burned down last week was one of the older structures in Mariposa. The Schlageter House, located at 5038 Bullion Street, dates back to 1860, according to official records from the California Department of Parks and Recreation. More...

Mail-in ballots will need more postage

Tax bills have also been mailed

Residents who vote by mail in Mariposa County will need to use extra postage to return their ballots.  That was the word Tuesday morning from Mariposa County Clerk and Registrar of Voters Keith Williams.  More...

Local News

SUV and semi collide on Highway 140 last week

A semi rear-ended an SUV on Highway 140 last week, but there were no serious injuries.  According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 11:48 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. More...

Sex crime case delayed

The sentencing of a former Mariposa County School District student teacher accused of sex crimes has been delayed.  Richard Timothy Oswald, 26, was supposed to be sentenced on Monday of this week in Mariposa County Superior Court.  However, More...

Agriculture seminar set in Cathey’s Valley

The Mariposa County Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension, will host the 2016 Hot Topics in Forest Pest Management Seminar.  It will be Nov. More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

My words could never come close to express my undying gratitude to the crew at El Portal Machine Shop, Yosemite Park Ambulance and Mercy Ambulance for their quick actions on Sept. 28, 2016.  More...

Outstanding service

The Mariposa Museum and History Center Board held a picnic on Saturday to thank all the volunteers and docents at the museum. More...

Historic roses to be featured at workshop

Have you traveled local country roads and seen a rose bush thriving in the middle of a pasture or growing somewhere with little or no care? It could be one of the roses brought here by foothill pioneers. More...

Sports

He’s had a picture perfect career

Greeley Hill man enjoys sports photography

Al Golub never imagined a childhood hobby would take him the places he’s been. Throughout his life, Golub, 74, has gained acclaim for his photographs of wildfires, Yosemite National Park and more. More...

Mountain bikers excel at Enduro

It was quite the finish for a local mountain biking team. Sierra Overhead Analytics, a team made up of seven riders from primarily the Mariposa area, recently ended its first season in the California Enduro Series. More...

Kari’s three INTs set tone for MCHS

Leo Kari had to feel like he was dreaming. Or, at least it’s got to be every high school athlete’s dream — having the cheerleaders chant their name. More...

MCHS seizes momentum of emotional game, knocks off Ripon Christian  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School football team came back from a halftime deficit to defeat Ripon Christian 28-14 on Friday night.The road victory was the first time MCHS had defeated Ripon Christian under head coach Ryan Oliphant, and the first win ov More...

100-plus year old home razed

Historic Mariposa home catches fire, electrical wiring determined as cause

A historic Mariposa home was razed by fire last week.  The house, located at 5038 Bullion Street, burned when the fire broke out shortly after noon on Thursday, Oct. More...

Dispatchers play a big role in CAL FIRE response effort

Protocols, working together are crucial in managing assets

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

Letters

No more endorsement letters to be printed

As announced in a previous edition of this newspaper, we will no longer accept endorsement letters concerning the Nov. More...

AAUW endorses ballot measures

Editor,  The Board of Directors of the Mariposa Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) formally endorses Measure L, Prop 51, and Prop 55 for the upcoming Nov. More...

Supports Derlet for Congress

Editor, For altogether too many years, the voters of Sierra Foothills have been in the grip of outside forces purporting to represent us in Congress. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Janet Wheeler

Miss Janet Lucile Wheeler was welcomed into this world March 2, 1919 by Florence and Hayes Wheeler, and siblings Willis, Hazel, Louis, Florence and Muriel, in La Verne, Calif.  Janet attended Biola College. More...

Dave Hornsby

Dave Hornsby, 70, passed away Oct. 5, 2016, after a courageous five-year battle with Multiple Myloma.  Dave was born Sept. 11, 1946, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Dorothy and Don Hornsby. Dave was the owner of Mariposa Drilling and Blasting. More...

Jeannie VanTassel

Jeannie VanTassel was born in St. Paul, Minn., on Nov. 23, 1923. She passed away on Sept. 4, 2016 in Oakhurst, Calif.  Jeannie moved with her family to Long Beach, Calif., in 1947. More...

Inside Education

Students speak to educators about benefits of WorkAbility

Two students in the Mariposa County Unified School District had a unique opportunity recently. Ashley Steward and Austin Crawford, both seniors, spoke at the regional WorkAbility training at Tenaya Lodge on Friday, Oct. 7. More...

Renewal of SFCS one topic at MCUSD board meeting

Sierra Foothill Charter School principal/superintendent Mindy Bolar presented a proposal for the renewal of the school at the Thursday, Oct. 13 board meeting of the Mariposa County Unified School District. More...

Bacus, Cupp on ballot for District 2

School board candidates seeking open seat

Editor’s note: School board candidates Jim Cupp and More...

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