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Memorial fund established for Mariposa teen who died  Free Access 

A memorial fund for a Mariposa teen who died after going into the Merced River has been established. More...

Photo

Ronald Williams of Santa Barbara was visiting his son, Paul, and daughter-in-law, Therese, of Bootjack and they went to the fireworks show at Lake McClure last Saturday where he took this photo. More...

Hospital CEO is terminated  Free Access 

The John C. Fremont Healthcare District Board of Directors voted Sunday to terminate CEO Alan MacPhee. More...

Body of missing teen is discovered

The body of a Mariposa teen who went missing after going into the Merced River last week has been found.  According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, Ronnie Ray Cole, 19, was found on Saturday near Bagby.  More...

Local News

Work to repair section of Triangle Road slated soon

Deterioration of new asphalt is blamed for issue

Travelers on Triangle Road in Mariposa County may experience road construction this week or next.  Mariposa County Department of Public Works Director Mike Healy said there was a surface failure on the road since it was reconstructed last year.& More...

Panelists selected to serve on Grand Jury

On July 7, 2017, at the Mariposa County Courthouse, the Honorable Michael A. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

June 26 - There was a report of a stranded swimmer at Briceburg in Midpines. • Trespassing was reported on Indian Peak Road. • Someone locked their keys in the car on Highway 140.  More...

Milestones

Vendors sought for street fair

Vendors are being sought for the inaugural Summer Fun Street Fair, set for Aug. 11 in Mariposa. The fair is being presented by Court Appointed Special Advacates (CASA) of Mariposa.  It will be from 3-9 p.m. More...

Help available for veterans

A regional program is in place for disabled veterans who are struggling with life issues. Victory Village, which operates in six counties including Mariposa, can help with various issues, from financial assistance to job training and more. More...

Gallery sets photography show

The Sierra Artists' Gallery will host its 4th annual Photography Fest Show. The exhibit runs July 17-30. It is open to anyone 18 and older and is a juried show. More...

Sports

Leah Lafata leaves behind lasting legacy

She will go down as one of the top softball players at MCHS

As a small child, Leah Lafata had dreams of being a soccer star. Little did Lafata know she would one day become one of the most dominant players in Mariposa County High School softball history. More...

Several Griz named All-League in softball

The Mariposa County High School softball team didn’t repeat as section champions this season, but that doesn’t mean the Grizzlies weren’t a great team.  To top off the season, MCHS had a number of girls receive Southern League More...

Two Butterfly Ballet girls headed to Vegas for national dance contest

Two local girls are headed to a national dance competition.  Laurel Wagner, 16, and Caitlyn Tillery, 12, will represent the Butterfly Ballet Elite Dance Team at the national Spotlight Dance Cup. More...

Breaking News - 7/12/2017 3:51 PM

Local authorities nab driver of stolen vehicle  Free Access 

A man has been arrested following a chase involving a stolen vehicle this afternoon. More...

Suspect wanted for stabbing at fairgrounds  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for Clifton “Poncho” Barnhard, 61, of Mariposa. More...

Fire away

Pair of blazes burn in Mariposa County

Just after CAL FIRE officials had taken down the last fire command center signs at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Sunday, it happened again.  Last week, CAL FIRE officials battled the 630 acre Ben Fire that began on Wednesday, June 28.  More...

Lake McClure nears capacity, MID to start releasing inflows

If you’ve driven by Lake McClure lately or taken your boat out on it, you’ve probably noticed how high the water level is.  Mike Jensen, public relations officer for the Merced Irrigation District, said the lake was almost to full to More...

Tensions high at hospital meeting

Tensions were high at times during a marathon meeting of the John C. More...

Letters

Majority party once again sells short rural Californians

SACRAMENTO VIEWPOINT

The majority party recently enacted the largest budget in California state history. I truly hoped leadership would craft a fiscally prudent measure, prioritizing money for rural California.  More...

‘Greens’ are the ones actually ruining the planet

Editor,  I am writing in response to a letter to the editor submitted by Jane Huffaker on June 1, 2017. Her letter was in response to an email from Congressman Tom McClintock.  More...

Bateson would be good for district

Editor,  It was a real pleasure to hear Regina Bateson speak in Oakhurst the other night. Regina is running for election in 2018 to represent our congressional district in Washington.  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Musical Festival set for July 7-8   The Yosemite Music Festival is set for July 7-8 at the fairgrounds in Mariposa.  There will be 17 bands performing. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

David Williams

David “Buster” Williams went to his eternal home on June 24, 2017 after a long and courageous fight with a long term illness with his family by his side. More...

RoseAnn Serrano

In the early evening of Sunday, June 25, 2017 at her Le Grand home, Rose- Ann (Burkart) Serrano passed away due to complications of pancreatic cancer surrounded by family and friends. The daughter of the late Dr. More...

Horace Eads, Jr.

Horace (Ace) Mayfield Eads, Jr. was born on May 7, 1928 in Dallas, Texas, to parents Horace Mayfield Eads, Sr. and Ruth Alford Eads. His parents, Ace, and his two brothers moved to Los Angeles where they settled in the early 1930s.  More...

Inside Education

Eighth grade science students create ovens

Woodland Elementary teacher Danielle Grate’s eighth grade physical science class developed solar ovens toward the end of the school year.  The students displayed them during an open house and also had a cooking contest to see which oven co More...

Reed Yancey takes over reins at Lake Don Pedro

Spanish teacher moves into administrative role

Lake Don Pedro Elementary will feature a new face as its administrator starting this fall.  Reed Yancey, who has served as the Spanish teacher at Mariposa County High School for several years, was recently hired as the principal at LDPE. More...

FFA holds retreat

The 2017-18 school year is off to a great start for Mariposa FFA. In June, the chapter officers went on their annual officer retreat to Santa Cruz. More...

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