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School district taking time with bond decisions: superintendent

The next several months will be critical for the Mariposa County Unified School District. The district will continue to decide how to spend its bond money. More...

Park service extends fee comment time

The federal government has extended the comment period for its proposal to raise entrance fees at 17 national parks, including Yosemite. The new deadline for submitted comments has been extended to Dec. More...

Local News

Truck full of manure crashes in incident on Highway 140  Free Access 

A manure-hauling semi overturned on Highway 140 last weekend, blocking traffic and sending a man to the hospital for moderate injuries. More...

Your photos

Reader Miriam Jones of Greeley Hill took this photo of a young deer. She took it with an iPhone and through her window, which was literally at eye level with the animal. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Nov. 20 - Someone had questions about elder abuse on Highway 49 in Mariposa. • A scam was alleged on Racheria Creek Road in Midpines. • Mailbox tampering was reported on Lozano Street in Lake Don Pedro. More...

Milestones

A reason for the season — sans madness  Free Access 

PASTOR’S CORNER

Thanksgiving has come and gone and, like thoroughbreds out of a starting gate, the shoppers are off! Somewhere, there is a countdown with how many shopping days are left to Christmas. Are you stressed out yet? Don’t worry — you will be! More...

New PA to join staff at John C. Fremont Hospital

John C. More...

Santa to make appearance at museum and history center

Santa Claus is coming to the Mariposa Museum and History Center.  Santa will be at the museum on Saturday, Dec. 16 at a special open house event. More...

Inside Education

Over $11K raised in Walk-a-thon

On Friday, Oct. 27, Sierra Foothill Charter School students took part in a Walk-a-thon Fundraiser at Cathey’s Valley Park.  They gathered per lap pledges and flat donations ahead of time. More...

Dinner is served: alternative ed students share their cooking skills

Ever since receiving a grant last year to revamp the school’s kitchen, alternative education students at Spring Hill High School have been expanding their cooking skills.  More...

Pumping up the weight room

Tom Ritter delivered a check for $3,000 to Mariposa County High School on behalf of the Kids First organization. Bruce Vegely (left), a teacher, accepted the check from Ritter. More...

Thinking Local

Shopping at home is vital to sustain the area economy

Mike Radanovich, owner of the Fremont House in Mariposa, had just finished being interviewed about the importance of people shopping locally for the holidays.  That’s when a perfect example of the benefits of shopping in a small community More...

Housing crunch

Predicament in County and how to fix it will be subject of Dec. 6 meeting

There’s little doubt one major issue continues to plague Mariposa County.  Though there are many issues, from fire danger to poor roads, one stands out above almost all others — housing, or a lack thereof.  “We feel we nee More...

How skidding a CHP car is just like the Indy 500, sort of  Free Access 

Editor’s note: Greg Little, editor of the Mariposa More...

Letters

Grateful for child care providers

Editor,  In the season of gratitude, we at Infant/Child Enrichment Services (ICES) would like to suggest taking a moment of grateful reflection for child care providers in our County.  More...

Thanks to Supervisor Smallcombe

Editor,  A fervent “thank you” to Mariposa County Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe for the great work being performed by the Americorps all over town and hopefully also county-wide.  More...

Does McClintock really understand?

Editor,  The Nov. 16 article from Rep. Tom McClintock is a script from the party line message emitting from the D.C. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Operation Ornament spreads cheer   Operation Ornament is a project from local Girl Scouts to bring Christmas cheer to families impacted by the Detwiler Fire.  It will be held Dec. 9 from 1-3 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Elsie Wessels  Free Access 

In loving memory of Elsie Rose (Cordes) Wessels, who passed away in her home in Mariposa on Nov. 20, 2017 at the age of 90. More...

Sports

Competitive spirit fuels MCHS boys hoops team

There are several new faces on the roster, but the boys basketball team at Mariposa County High School should be just as exciting as ever.  Last season, MCHS finished 20-8 (11-1 in league play) and shared the Southern League title with Orestimba More...

Appling ready to take leadership reins, lead Griz to glory

It’s hard to tell the story of this season’s girls basketball team at Mariposa County High School without mentioning the obstacles it will have to overcome.  MCHS lost four seniors: Kirsten Dubberke, Cambrea Walker, Megan Hise and Re More...

JV boys hoops team has several weapons

Every high school’s junior varsity teams can be crucial to the success of varsity teams.  Coach Seth Blessing, boys JV basketball coach at Mariposa County High School, realizes this. More...

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