NPS says ‘no’ to Amgen



The National Park Service has denied a special use permit that would have allowed the country’s largest cycling event to have a start in Yosemite Valley. The decision was made last Friday. “We’re saying no to Amgen,” Park spokesperson Scott Gediman said. The Park Service had been working with Medalist Sports, the company that operates the race, for two years. […]

Mariposa’s royal couple



Mariposa County High School seniors Makayla Barrett (left) and Matt Didion took the homecoming king and queen honors at last Friday’s football game…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to order a subscription. Existing print subscribers receive free access to […]

Breaking Midpines ground



County staff showed up with the board of supervisors to break ground on a new fire station at Midpines on Tuesday. Present (from left) are Interim Public Works Director Peter Rei, Administrative Officer Rick Benson, County Counsel Steve Dahlem, Fire Chief Jim Wilson and Supervisors Lyle Turpin, Lee Stetson, Janet Bibby, Jim Allen and Kevin Cann. Rounding out the lineup […]

Vastbinder marks 30 years



Yosemite Bank | Contributed Elaine Vastbinder recently celebrated 30 years with Yosemite Bank. The Mariposa team thanked Elaine for her years of dedicated service to the bank, its clients and the community of Mariposa…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click […]

Donald Breton



Donald Breton, a 33-year resident of Coulterville, died at his home on Oct. 18. He was 60. Mr. Breton was born Sept. 15, 1951, in Orange County. He served in the US Army in Vietnam, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Clampers, and was an avid outdoorsman and devoted father. He worked as a carpenter in […]

Sam Saint



Sam Saint passed away on Sept. 29. He was 48 years old and was living his life to the fullest in Costa Rica. He left behind there many friends and a family, including his girlfriend of eight years, Eli; 14-year-old daughter, Diane Saint, and his oldest daughter, Crystal Saint of Arizona. He also had many friends and family here locally […]

Free luncheon offered for widows



As a community service, Mariposa Christian Fellowship invites all widows and seniors without husbands in Mariposa County to a free luncheon, with games and prizes and great food. ItwillbeheldSatur- day, Nov. 5, at the Mariposa Senior Center at 5246 Spriggs Lane at noon. Due to limited space, those planning to attend are asked to respond by Oct. 28 to get […]

Wedding Announcement

Spence - Gurr

Heather Spence and Sam Gurr, sweethearts for more than four years, were married at the Triangle Cafe Courtyard on Oct. 8. Laura Hoyman of Yosemite Vows performed the ceremony. The bride’s sister was maid of honor, and the groom’s long-time friend, Nico, served as best man. The couple makes its home in Mariposa. The Gurr, Spence and Lastra families expressed […]

Resolution of respect



Whereas, it has pleased the Supreme Ruler of the Universe to remove from our midst, our beloved brother Thomas Egger, therefore be it. Resolved that in the death of brother Thomas Egger, our order has lost a true and faithful member, the commonwealth, a good citizen; the community, a good friend and neighbor; and his family, a loving and devoted […]

MCF offers grants



The mission of the Mariposa Community Foundation (MCF) is to Build Philanthropy to Strengthen Community. The foundation’s recent grant cycle awarded two capacity building grants to local nonprofit organizations. The MCF announces its second grant cycle beginning Nov. 1, with applications due Nov. 30. The grants are for nonprofit organizations, IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) or applied for, that provide services […]