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‘Shelter in place’ worked for JC Fremont Hospital

Anyone who specializes in preparing for disasters will tell you one thing: They hope a disaster never happens. Nanette Wardle, emergency preparedness coordinator for John C. Fremont Hospital, understands that concept. More...

Boosters hoping to recover stolen items

Back in June, the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Boosters Club had its storage shed broken into.  The club’s canopy, crock pot, large ice chest and meat slicer were among some of the items taken.  More...

Local News

Empire Fire continues to burn inside Yosemite

Officials in Yosemite National Park continue to monitor the Empire Fire, which is burning at around 7,300 feet of elevation. The fire grew to just over 400 acres earlier this week and officials said it was caused by lightning. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

July 31 - Petty theft was reported on Bullion Street. • A missing piglet was reported on Allred Road. • Child custody issues were investigated on 10th Street. • There was a report of a suspicious person on Agua Fria Road.  More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

July 31- Aug. 6

• EMS - 4 • Fires - 2 • Public Assists - 2 • Auto Collisions - 2   More...

Milestones

Green for Green

Cara Goger, executive director of the Mariposa County Arts Council, accepts a check for $500 from Duane Robinson of the Yosemite Rotary Club. More...

Sports

Bears are back at it

Youth football season returns, players to learn more advanced schemes

Football is back, and the Mariposa Bears couldn’t be more excited.  The Bears program is the youth football and cheerleading program in Mariposa. More...

El Portal woman conquers Santa Rosa Ironman race

Kimberly Marcis is not your ordinary school teacher or mother of three.  At 41 years old, it would be easy for Marcis, who lives in El Portal, to come home after a workday and want to plop down on the couch.  But she isn’t wired that More...

Seven Yosemite Marlins are named to All Star swim team

Seven Yosemite Marlins Swim Club swimmers were selected for the Central California Swimming (CCS) All Star Team for the third annual three day Summer Slam Age Group invitational swim meet, held at Clovis Olympic Swim Complex.  More...

Detwiler Fire was blaze for the record books in variety of ways

CAL FIRE chief praises efforts of firefighters and community

Nancy Koerperich was in Chico on the evening of Sunday, July 16.  She wouldn’t be there for long.  Koerperich is the chief of the Madera-Mariposa-Merced CAL FIRE unit.  Her newly-appointed deputy chief, Bernie Quinn, was on duty More...

Reward offered for info about who started fire

A reward is being offered to anyone who has information leading to the cause of the Detwiler Fire.  According to CAL FIRE officials, the fire was started by the discharge of firearms on public lands in the Hunters Valley area.  The specific More...

Emergency ordinance addresses fire recovery  Free Access 

In response to the Detwiler Fire, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors passed an emergency ordinance on Tuesday to help people arrange temporary housing. More...

Mariposa resident has been involved with County fair for almost 60 years

According to Patricia Walliser, when many people think of Mariposa, the first thing that comes to mind is the fair. Walliser, 93, has been involved with the Mariposa County Fair for close to 60 years. More...

Letters

Might be time to rewrite County ordinances

Editor,  Reflecting on the recent fire, I’m amazed there wasn’t more damage.  I’m sure one factor in the outcome is the cleanup residents made around their structures. More...

Thanks to all who helped

Editor,  While we are all thankful for the firefighters and their diligent work, there are many more heroes in the wake of the aftermath.  More...

Give trees, shrubs a chance

Editor,  Our property on Yaqui Gulch went through the fire and we are very thankful the firefighters saved our home.  Many trees and shrubs were scorched and some may never recover, but there is hope. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Group to give shoe vouchers Manna House of Mariposa will give shoe vouchers to school children in need. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert Bartholomew

Robert (Bob) Bartholomew of Mariposa passed away suddenly in his home from natural causes.  More...

Andria C. Matala

Andria Matala passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco following complications from brain aneurysm surgery.  Andria was the first daughter of Bessie and Andrew Matala. More...

Yvette Barnard

Yvette Diane Barnard was reunited with her late husband, Michael Barnard, on Aug. More...

Inside Education

District approves 1850 request

Restaurant now one step closer to expanding brewery

1850 Restaurant appears to be set for expansion.  Jake and Hanna Wackerman, the owners of the restaurant, are working toward leasing property at 5081 Jones Street (the corner of Jones and 9th Streets) in Mariposa, in hopes of expanding their cra More...

MCUSD announces 2017-18 meal policy

The Mariposa County Unified School District has announced its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.  Effective July 1 through June 30, 2018, children are eligible More...

Back to School Event provides plenty of fun, eases burden of purchasing school supplies

Sometimes, kids just aren’t ready to go back to school.  And can you really blame them? Summer vacation is full of fun. But two local agencies came together to make going back to school a fun occasion.  More...

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