Milestones

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...

Datebook

IN BRIEF …

Shoe vouchers offered Manna House of Mariposa is giving shoe vouchers to needy school age children. The vouchers will be...

Letters

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...

Support sisters at fair

Nina Sharrar, right, and Robyn Sharrar hope to see you...

Cooke should resign

Editor, I believe District Attorney Tom Cooke should either resign...

Clean air important

Editor, California has led the nation in clean air efforts...

Local News

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log July 30 - Deputies responded to two calls about neglected dogs, one on Mark Lee Road and one at Yosemite Liquor, both in Mariposa. • Grand theft was reported on...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

July 30-Aug. 5 • EMS - 1 • Fires - 4 • Public Assists - 2 • Auto Collisions - 0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 volunteer stations located throughout the...

Potential TOT increase to be placed on upcoming ballot

After three hours of deliberation, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 on Tuesday to place a measure on the November ballot to increase the transient occupancy tax (TOT). The measure will now be...

Real heroes do wonderful deeds

The top photo shows the webcam on July 20 and the bottom photo shows its position on July 25 — after it had been repositioned by a firefighter.Our house didn’t burn down. And I have...

Shirts being sold to honor Varney, help raise funds

Shown are the new memorial T-shirts that honor Braden Varney. A design studio in the region has decided to use its creative energy to help raise money for the family of fallen firefighter Braden Varney....

Helping first responders in Lushmeadows became major effort of subdivision residents

Angela Adamcik is shown at the Lushmeadows Club House where she set up a “rest and relaxation” haven for fire and support crews.Editor’s note: The following story was written by Jeannie O. Harsha of Lushmeadows....

Out of the frying pan …

Kari Greer of the U.S. Forest Service took this photo in the Jerseydale area during the Ferguson Fire. The firefighters used various techniques to stop the fire from damaging or destroying any homes in that...

Bracelets are being sold to raise money for the Varney family

The bracelets designed by two Mariposa youngsters to raise money for the Varney family are shown. Submitted photoTwo youngsters have decided to help out the family of a fallen firefighter. Casey Binnewies, 16, and her...