GOP looks to erase Dems’ comfy House majority



WASHINGTON (AP) ‚Äî No fewer than 65 House seats across the country ‚Äî an overwhelming majority held by Democrats ‚Äî are at risk of changing political hands this fall, enough to bolster Republican hopes of regaining power and stoke fears in President Barack Obama’s party of losing it. Even more races from California to New York could become competitive by […]

Immigration skirmish brews in quiet SC town



SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) In a quiet Southern bedroom community of gardens and parks across the country from Arizona, another skirmish in the battle over illegal immigration is brewing. Summerville Councilman Walter Bailey, worried there is a void in immigration laws, has proposed an ordinance that goes farther than state law, which was sharpened two years ago to allow police to […]

Whooping cough cases stretch to 10



The number of cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, now stands at 10 in Mariposa County. Mariposa County Public Health Officer Dr. Charles Mosher said his department continues to work to identify the cases and get people immunized. Mosher said there are also three more suspected cases that are waiting for lab confirmation. Of the ten cases, six to eight […]

Law enforcement takes another grow



THIS POT GARDEN NEAR GREELEY HILL WAS ERADICATED ON JULY 30. THIS HAS BEEN A RECORD YEAR FOR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. On July 30, Mariposa Sheriff’s deputies in conjunction with United States Forest Service personnel eradicated a large illegal marijuana garden in the Greeley Hill area of Mariposa County. During the operation a total of 16,528 live marijuana plants were […]

New quarter launched in Yosemite Park



YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDENT DON NEUBACHER AND UNITED STATES MINT DIRECTOR EDMUND MOY PLACE THE CEREMONIAL YOSEMITE QUARTER TO OFFICIALLY LAUNCH THE THIRD COIN RELEASED IN THE AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL QUARTER SERIES. ABOUT 1,200 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE CEREMONY HELD IN YOSEMITE VALLEY. About 1,200 people attended a ceremony in Yosemite Valley last Thursday morning to launch the new Yosemite Quarter. […]

Secretary of State visits area



THE OAKHURST DEMOCRATIC CLUB WILL PRESENT A PERSONAL APPEARANCE BY CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE DEBRA BOWEN ON SATURDAY, AUG. 7 AT 9 A.M. AT THE OAKHURST COMMUNITY CENTER. THE SECRETARY, WHO IS THE THIRD HIGHEST RANKING EXECUTIVE IN STATE GOVERNMENT, WILL SPEAK TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. ALTHOUGH BREAKFAST TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT, THOSE WHO WISH TO HEAR HER SPEAK CAN […]

Art Hop set for Friday



Art Hops are held on the first Friday of every month at over 25 venues throughout downtown Mariposa. There be gold balloons flying at each venue and all are located within a one-mile distance. The next Art Hop is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Attendees can meet and mingle with local artists, listen to live […]

Friday, Aug. 6



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, Aug. 7



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). Trap/5-Stand – at the Fish and Game range on Old Highway at 10 a.m. Contact Stan Rothfuss at 769-4324 for information. Rifle and Pistol Range – at […]

Sunday, Aug. 8



Alcoholics Anonymous – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. La Grange Odd Fellows Breakfast – at the lodge from 7 to 11 a.m. $6 for biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes O’Brien, coffee and orange juice. For information, call 853-2128 or 853-2027. Motherload Pistol Club – steel […]