Vista Plan causes no impact



Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced the Scenic Vista Management Plan Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is available for public review. The purpose of the plan is to develop a systematic program to document, protect, and reestablish Yosemite’s important viewpoints and vistas, consistent with the natural processes and human influences that created them. The Preferred Alternative, Alternative 3 […]

Tours set at compost facility



Does the Mariposa County Compost Facility work the way it was intended? Why are customers sometimes directed to dump their loads of trash on the landfill rather than in the facility? Are the recyclables that are dropped off in the recycling center really recycled? What should residents do with household hazardous waste? Learn the answers to these and other questions […]

CDCR launches realignment Web site



The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has announced it has launched a Web site dedicated to providing information and updates to the public, local officials, and CDCR employees about the 2011 Public Safety Realignment Legislation, Assembly Bill (AB) 109 and AB 117. CDCR’s Realignment Web site is designed to provide the public with easy access to information and […]

Rydingsword talks human service mission



JIM RYDINGSWORDIt is said that the only constant is change. That may well be true. It certainly is for many, particularly the aging population. Upsizing, downsizing, kids moving out, kids moving back. Grandkids moving in. Losing a job. Collecting Social Security or Medicare. Health changes. This list is long but change is constant. Rotarians last Thursday listened to James Rydingsword, […]

4-H needs leaders



Parents, grandparents, or friends, can be a mentor to local 4-H youth in a particular project. 4-H officials are looking for project volunteer leaders for the upcoming 4-H program year which begins Oct. 1, through Sept. 30, 2012. They are looking for leaders in the projects areas of goats, choir, sewing, quilting, welding, woodworking, GPS/GIS, forestry, scrapbooking, shooting sports, jewelry, […]

Oil recycling encouraged locally



There are many reasons to recycle used motor oil. Rerefining used oil requires about one-third less energy than processing it from crude oil and results in a product that is at least as good as, if not better than, virgin oil, according to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). And, because it takes just two gallons of used […]

Make the fair worthwhile



Hello, my name is Brooke Arebalo. This year I am showing two pigs at the fair. This will be my third year showing pigs. This year I will be showing my pigs, Athena and Pinky. Athena thinks she is a racehorse and runs everywhere. Pinky always thinks she needs a tan, so she finds any patch of sun to lay […]

What happened to courtesy?



I am all for free speech and appreciate protests whenever I see them regardless if I agree with the issue, but it should always be responsible and courteous. After putting in 60 hours of work in just four days and my wife just getting back in town after being gone on business we wanted to have a nice dinner together […]

Hope to see you at the fair



Hello, my name is Claire Bullis, and I am 15 years old. I am a sophomore at Mariposa County High School. I work hard to maintain straight A’s, and still be involved in extracurricular activities such as FFA, volleyball and softball. For the past five years, I have been in the Cathey’s Valley 4-H Club. During that time, I showed […]

Engineer responds



People worldwide associate San Francisco with cable-cars. In 1947 these iconic trolleys were almost lost in the name of progress that would have allowed San Francisco to become as boring as many other cities. Mariposa could sacrifice its historic character to “progress” as well. Mariposa, the Mother of Counties, is gradually losing its historic buildings. Sometimes the loss is through […]