WILD & SCENIC RIVER DEBATE



Congressman Jeff DenhamMerced River bill advances in House A proposal to raise Lake McClure’s high-water mark by 10 feet, letting waters rise into a protected stretch of the Merced River, has won endorsement from a U.S. House of Representatives committee. The bill by Rep. Jeff Denham, R–Atwater, would cut 1,800 feet of river from more than 122 miles of the […]

Cathey’s Valley crash



The vehicle pictured above was involved in a traffic accident in Cathey’s Valley Sunday evening. Robert Dinsmore, 63, of Le Grand, and passenger Brittany Dinsmore, 21, were both injured and transported to Mercy Community Hospital in Merced after their Volkswagen was struck in the left rear at the end of the passing lane, west of Schoolhouse Road. Cynthia Smith of […]

Betty Keller



Betty Keller, beloved wife of 67 years to Elmer Keller, passed away on Monday, Oct. 3, with her family and friends by her side. She was a devoted mother to Trudy Keller, and Bill Keller (Ray); loving grandmother to Wendi Baker, and Ward Quayle (Linda); loving great grandmother to Ryan Baker, Steven Quayle and Danielle Dykes. She had two surviving […]

Stanford Hugo Stoffels



Stan passed away on Sept. 29. He was born in New Jersey on Feb. 15, 1921 but became a lifetime California resident when the family moved to Glendale soon after his birth. His interest in photography during high school led to a career in that field for several years. He subsequently became a self-taught locksmith, returned to his father’s profession […]

Thank you



The Coulterville IOOF would like to thank everyone for helping to make the catfish fry dinner that was held on Oct. 1 a huge success. We had great raffle prizes donated by wonderful businesses and individuals. We we would like to acknowledge the following businesses for their donations. We hope that you show your appreciation by continuing to support these […]

Thank you



Infant/Child Enrichment Services, Inc. (ICES) would like to thank everyone who participated and attended our 22nd annual Children’s Fair on Sept. 24. The event was a fun-filled day thanks to wonderful volunteers, agencies, organizations, family child care providers, and local preschool centers. Approximately 120 children and their families attended the fair. Some of the many activities for children to do […]

Birth Announcement



William Matthew Green and Taylor Jones have announced the birth of their son, William Brandon Michael Green. Michael was born on Sept. 25 at 7:07 p.m. at Mercy Hospital in Merced. He weighed seven pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. His paternal grandparents are Bill and Lisa Green of Cathey’s Valley and his maternal grandfather is Mark Jones […]

Thank you



I would like to thank the John C. Fremont Home Health and Hospice for the unbelievable work they do for families here in Mariposa. As a recent recipient of their services for my sister, I would recommend them to anyone needing end of life services. My family found the staff to be caring, knowledgeable and unbelievably supportive. My family just […]

Thank you



I would like to take the time to thank everyone at Mariposa County Fire. I have been an employee and volunteer with the office staff for almost seven months. Before I was, I didn’t realize how much these individuals care about our community or how committed they are. I see the kind of training they have to go through, and […]

Elizabeth F. Garrison



Elizabeth Frances Garrison, a 15-year resident of Mariposa, died Sept. 22. She was 89. Mrs. Garrison will be remembered by her children as a great woman. She was born Feb. 19, 1922, in Japan. She was the daughter of Herman and Sarah Fox, who were working as missionaries in that country. Mrs. Garrison was a homemaker and was a very […]