Datebook

IN BRIEF …

Parade entries being accepted Entries are now being accepted for the annual Labor Day Parade in Mariposa, which will be...

Letters

Facts about gun violence don’t lie

Editor, Let’s stop pretending for one minute. Every developed nation...

Jones should be censured

Editor, Supervisor Merline Jones’ acerbic comments from his self-proclaimed “pulpit”...

‘Beat goes on’ in the county

Editor, Interesting that Mariposa County Public Works Director, Mike Healy,...

Needs help, can’t get it

Editor, My name is Nick Bollinger, Mariposa County High School...

Leaving Dodge an alternative

Editor, From the looks of things mentioned in the last...

Local News

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Aug. 5 - Vandalism was reported at the Mariposa County Park. • There were loose German shepherds on Picadero Way in Lake Don Pedro. • Cows were on Hunters Valley Road in...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Aug. 5-Aug. 11

• EMS - 3 • Fires - 2 • Public Assists - 0 • Auto Collisions - 4 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you...

I’ve been everywhere, man — kind ofFree Access

Some people collect vintage comic books. Some people collect stamps. Others obsessively collect trading cards. Phillip Kudela collects license plates. Kudela, 21, has been collecting plates from all 50 states for just over a year....

New program strikes a chord

Submitted photoGail Dreifus (seated, center) gives instructions on playing the ukulele during an after hours event at the Mariposa Library recently. About 25 people attended the program, including many first-timer ukulele players, who, by the...

Go to the head of the class

Jeff Aranguena easing into role as school superintendent

MCUSD Interim Superintendent Jeff Aranguena is shown addressing a group of students. Photo by Matt JohnsonOne of the most important positions in any community — especially Mariposa County — is that of superintendent of schools....

Kids come first

Photo by Matt JohnsonThe Mariposa County Board of Supervisors proclaimed August as Child Support Awareness Month and honored the Mariposa County Department of Child Support Services with a proclamation. This year’s campaign “You Are There...

Residential burn permits suspended by CAL FIRE

After another wet winter and above average snow pack, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop in this region of California. The increasing fire danger posed by the high...

October dates set in case against Hopper

The wheels of justice sometimes grind slowly. That’s the story in the case of Robin Hopper, the former Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent who was arrested in Planada in April for driving under the...