Park gets $4.4 million for solar energy project



Beginning in June, Yosemite National Park will install a large-scale solar panel project at El Portal that will accommodate a 539-kilowatt photovoltaic generation system with $4.4 million received under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Once built, this will be the largest grid-connected photovoltaic system in the National Park System. Upon completion of the project, the Park will double the […]

Board honors EMS workers



PICTURED, FROM LEFT, ARE THE EMS WORKERS OF THE YEAR WENDY GILLESPIE, RON SETTERBERG, MARCELLA GOOD, JESSICA DEMARTIN, SHANNON JOLLEY, DR. ROGERS (ACCEPTING FOR DR. CHARLES NUEMANN), AMY CLUBB, MCFD FIRE CHIEF JIM WILSON AND PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER DR. CHARLES MOSHER. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors honored the emergency medical service providers of the year at its Tuesday board […]

Mariposa County’s Most Wanted



NAME: JUSTIN LEE GRAY RACE: WHITE SEX: MALE AGE: 26 HEIGHT: 5-11 WEIGHT: 202 HAIR: RED EYES: HAZEL WARRANT: FELONY CRIME: FALSE IMPRISONMENT, THREATS WITH GREAT BODILY INJURY, BATTER COHABITANT, DRUNK DRIVING, UNLICENSED DRIVER. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION AS TO THIS INDIVIDUAL’S LOCATION IS ASKED TO CALL THE MARIPOSA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AT 966-3615…. An online subscription is required to view […]

New traffic control



LAST WEEK, CAL TRANS ERECTED THIS STOP SIGN WHERE ONCE STOOD A YIELD SIGN AT THE MERGER OF HIGHWAYS 140 AND 49 NEAR DOWNTOWN MARIPOSA. NO PRIOR NOTICE WAS ISSUED BY CAL TRANS, LEAVING AREA RESIDENTS TO HIT THE BRAKES AS THEY APPROACH THAT INTERSECTION, RATHER THAN SLOWING DOWN TO LOOK FOR ONCOMING TRAFFIC…. An online subscription is required to […]

Mariposa County lands energy grant



Mariposa County was awarded an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) of $102,062 from the California Energy Commission on May 12 to make improvements in energy efficiency at four County buildings. Mariposa County is one of 277 California jurisdictions receiving funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to enact projects and programs that reduce total energy use […]

Friday, May 21



Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reformers Unanimous – a free addictions program held at the corner of 12th and Jones Street (next to the old First Baptist Church), every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542. Narcotics Anonymous […]

Saturday, May 22



Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Narcotics Anonymous – 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Merced-Mariposa Central Labor Council – will host a meet and greet barbecue at the Mariposa County Park for its endorsed candidates from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

Sunday, May 23



Alcoholics Anonymous – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Motherload Pistol Club – Steel challenge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4443 Old Highway. Bring a centerfire pistol or .22 pistol and lots of ammunition. Kids are welcome. Hearing and eye protection are required for all shooters […]

Monday, May 24



Canteen Coffee Time – every Monday at Happy Burger Diner from 6 to 10 a.m. for veterans and their spouses. Free coffee or tea. Narcotics Anonymous – 6 to p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Prayer and support group […]

Tuesday, May 25



Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Methodist Church Parish Hall on Sixth Street at 9:30 to 11 a.m. For information call 966-6061 or 374- 3280. Senior Center – Bridge at 9 a.m. Bootjack Stompers: Square and line dance workshop at Bootjack Stompers Hall. Line dance class with George Morrell begins at 6 p.m. Square dance class for new dancers with Bill […]