Weather change could indicate what’s to come




Heavy snow fell in Lushmeadows and Jerseydale last November. This picture was taken after a pre- Thanksgiving storm blanketed the area.On Monday afternoon, the temperature hovered around 80 degrees as the little ones prepared for Halloween night out. Sweaters and gloves were not necessary. By today, however, the forecast predicted things to be much cooler, with rain and snow as […]

Impaired driver kills local man



A Midpines man is dead and another woman faces vehicular manslaughter, felony drunk driving and being under the influence of a controlled substance charges following a crash on Tuesday afternoon. The head-on collision happened around 3:45 p.m. on Highway 140 near Cobey Lane in Midpines. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Jesse Fouch, 41-year-old Tammy Lawhon of Mariposa was driving […]

Social Security income tops $59 million in Mariposa County




Mariposa County’s personal income is greatly dependent on the Social Security checks that more than 26 percent of the population receives each month. The figures were released by the Center for Rural Strategies (CRS) last week. The amount is so staggering, in fact, that nearly 10 percent of all personal income in Mariposa County comes from Social Security. If those […]

Superbowl returns to Mariposa




Are you ready for some football Mariposa? Well, it’s a big football weekend in town as the Trans Valley Youth Football League (TVYFL) Superbowl games return to the Gold Bowl. This year, the event is being hosted by the TVYFL instead of the local league. “Mariposa Bears Youth Football is CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE not in any way involved in […]

Charter school proposal focuses on learning by doing




Organizers and potential students of the Sierra Foothill Charter School are pictured on the historic Cathey’s Valley Schoolhouse steps. Much of the educational plan of the new school is based on the history of the community.When Cathey’s Valley Elementary School opened in the 1800s, it was a one-room schoolhouse. The classroom catered to all student ages, and many of those […]

Clocks roll back Sunday



 Daylight Saving Time officially ends on Sunday morning, Nov. 6. Everyone gets an extra hour of sleep as the state returns to Standard Time. Madera-Mariposa- Merced Unit Chief Nancy B. Koerperich also reminds everyone to use this time as a reminder to change the batteries in home smoke alarms. Although smoke alarms are in 92 percent of American homes, many […]

Hornitos post office still on closure list




Two county post offices that were considered for closure are off the list this week. Offices at Yosemite Lodge and Fish Camp (seen here) are no longer on the list. The post office at Hornitos, however, remains on the closure list.Two of three county post offices that were considered for closure this summer are off the list this week. Community […]

Open house raises funds for Manna House



Chocolate Soup will once again be partnering with the Manna House of Mariposa, to help raise critical funds to provide food for local families in need. This special event will take place during the Chocolate Soup annual Christmas open house, to be held on Nov. 4, 5, and 6. All year long the Manna House provides food for local families […]

Yosemite Rotary hosts fundraiser



The historic Wawona Hotel will be the setting for the Yosemite Rotary Club’s annual wine tasting on Nov. 5.Yosemite Rotary’s fall wine tasting fundraiser. Only $15 per person to taste fine regional wines from the likes of Idle Hour, Casto, Ficklin, Mt. Bullion and more while enjoying some tasty hors d’oeuvres. Visitors can do their holiday shopping at the silent […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



Oct. 24: •Someone was arrested for assault after deputies took a report at John C. Fremont Hospital. •Squatters were on Charles Street. •There was a vegetation fire on Merced Falls Road. •A verbal altercation on Lozano Way ended with one arrest. Oct. 25: •There was a horse on Gann’s Corral Road. •A barking dog issue was reported on Smith Road. […]