Milestones

Respond with grace, not bitterness

Allison ByerleyCan you hold a grudge? I’ve met some people...

Respond with grace, not with any bitterness

Allison ByerleyCan you hold a grudge? I’ve met some people...

Card of Thanks

Thank you, Jim Allen, plumber, for your help with the...

Card of Thanks

I would like to thank Jim Allen for coming to...

Letters

Thanks for the tireless work

Editor, I want to thank the administrators of the Facebook...

Is it time to consider recalls?

Editor, Here we go again, county government wanting more to...

County gets it backwards

Greed is modulated by a balance between benefits and risks...

TOT should not be raised; workers need fair wages

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent by a local...

Local News

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

 Aug. 6 - There was a report of a dog bite on Wild Cat Lane in Mariposa. • Child abuse was reported on Highway 140 in Catheys Valley. • Deputies investigated a barking complaint on...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Aug. 6-12 • EMS - 4 • Fires - 2 • Public Assists - 0 • Auto Collisions - 0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 volunteer stations located throughout the county....

Your photos

Reader Charlotte Brenner set this photo of a helicopter doing its duty during the Ferguson Fire. Her comment: “Thank you for your service.” Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email...

CAL FIRE issues report in firefighter death

Official document lists various review issues, lessons learned

A “green sheet” report has been issued in the death of CAL FIRE Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney. Varney died July 14 when the bulldozer he was operating overturned in steep terrain in the...

Morse pays visit to discuss wildfires

Jessica MorseJessica Morse is passionate about the forest — and what to do about the massive amount of wildfires that have been plaguing California in recent years. Morse is the Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress...

Arsonist is arrested, caught with meth pipe

Ivan FloresA Bay Area man was arrested for allegedly trying to start a fire on Highway 120 last week. On Aug. 7, at approximately 3:49 p.m., a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to the...

Officials seek help in case of missing hiker

Scott Tenczar A man has gone missing in Yosemite National Park and officials are seeking the public’s help. Scott Tenczar, 48, was last seen at the Bridgeport Ranger Station on July 25. He is an...

YARTS to offer free roundtrip passes to Yosemite, Merced

If you’ve been waiting to take a trip to Yosemite, or if you regularly travel to Merced to do your weekly grocery shopping, a new option could save a significant amount of money. Yosemite Area...