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Major changes underway to help flow and capacity at County landfill

Eventual closure of dumping areas will cost taxpayers $10 million

For locals, many call it the “social epicenter of Mariposa.” Yosemite? The fairgrounds? The historic Courthouse? Nope. The landfill. More...

MID now in hot water with some lake users

Frustrations are boiling over for some citizens of Mariposa County over the fact that many of the amenities at Lake Mc- Clure are not able to be used.  The Merced Irrigation District (MID) is responsible for operating and maintaining the lake, b More...

Local News

Central Valley sees spike in car thefts  Free Access 

Six metropolitan areas in California ended up on a list of the highest car theft rates in the nation over the course of 2016, according to a nonprofit which tracks insurance data. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

June 5 - June 11

• EMS - 5 • Fires - 1 • Public Assists - 2 • Auto Collisions - 2   More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

June 5 - Sheep were reported in the roadway on Highway 49 North. • Deputies investigated a violation of a protective order on Highway 49 North. • A burglary was reported on Ben Hur Road. • Identity theft was alleged on Tip Top Road. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Alumni picnic scheduled for June 17 The annual Mariposa County High School Alumni Picnic is set for June 17. It will begin at 10 a.m. at the picnic stage area of the fairgrounds. Persons are asked to bring their own lunch and beverage. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mildred Bernacchi

Mildred Rosala Bernacchi, a vivacious and caring community member of Modesto and Mariposa, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many.  More...

Sports

Spring football underway for Griz

Defensive line will see new alignment this year

The last sport most people would associate with the spring season is football.  But sure enough, football has returned to Mariposa. More...

Mero plans to play softball at UC Merced

Those who follow the softball team at Mariposa County High School know the abundance of talent on the roster.  One talented member of the team recently announced her intention to play at the college level. More...

Tickets still available for ceremony

The annual Grizzly Hall of Fame Dinner will be held Friday, June 16.  The event will be held in Sequoia Hall at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, and tickets are available for $40 each. More...

Sewage spill in river lasted just 30 minutes, no contamination found  Free Access 

By GREG LITTLE Editor More...

Boulders block Park visitation

Highway 140 remains closed

Officials are assessing the damage caused by a rock slide on Highway 140 inside Yosemite National Park that closed the road, but have announced it will be closed at least through this weekend.  The slide happened at around noon on Monday about t More...

Suspect targets officers during high speed chase

Deputy attempts to shoot truck tires

A Texas man who led authorities on a high speed chase last Sunday landed in jail.  Victor Moon, 28, of Shamrock, Texas, faces three felony and two misdemeanor counts following the incident.  More...

MCHS 2017 graduates absorb wisdom and enjoy some laughs

It’s almost impossible for anyone to forget their high school graduation.  It’s a moment most people savor and look back on fondly. More...

Letters

Obamacare has been a disaster, something new needs to happen

WASHINGTON VIEW

Lower premiums, increased choices and improved care: these were the promises made to America by those who imposed Obamacare.  More...

John C. Fremont Hospital needs new leadership

GUEST OPINION

Editor,  This is an open letter to the John C. Fremont Hospital District Board of Directors.  I am writing this letter to express my concern regarding the performance of the CEO at John C. Fremont Hospital. More...

Tree mortality info now available online

BLUE RIDGE UPDATE

Welcome to the Mariposa County Tree Mortality Weekly Update. More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

With the success of the Mariposa County High School career fair behind us we’d like to take the time to thank everyone who made it possible. Without the support and participation of everyone there it wouldn’t have been possible.  More...

Card of Thanks

On May 16, Paula Harrison had a stroke and was able to get to the emergency room at John C. Fremont Hospital. She made it to the hospital within 10 minutes.  More...

Supporting a cause

The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation recently received a $500 donation from Soroptimist International of Mariposa. More...

Inside Education

20 Percent Project brings out 100 percent spirit from MES students

Not all heroes wear capes and are featured in comic books.  Mariposa Elementary School is full of heroes. More...

Seniors rack up scholarships, awards at annual MCHS ceremony  Free Access 

Mariposa County High School held its Senior Awards and Scholarship Night on Tuesday, June 6. The following seniors earned awards and scholarships: Valedictorians in alphabetical order by last name More...

Jefferson award goes to Coleman

Julia Coleman has been awarded the $500 Jefferson Award from the Mariposa Democratic Club based on her essay on volunteerism.  She is the daughter of Tanya and John Coleman and is set to graduate from Mariposa County High School.  More...

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