Lion stalks neighbors at Darrah and Triangle



Mariposa County schools staff member Dean Bernacchi “shot” this mountain lion outside his bedroom window with a camera on Sunday morning. The lion was apparently stalking an alternate food source— the neighborhood’s pet cats.A photogenic mountain lion was stalking a neighborhood south of Darrah and Triangle this week. Montana del Oro Drive resident Dean Bernacchi said the big feline’s presence […]

Analyst: Bills rising due to overpriced renewables



Commercial solar energy generation may be so expensive it will take years to pay out financially.SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of renewable energy plants being built to meet California’s tough global warming laws, including a major Spanishowned solar plant in the Mojave Desert, are so overpriced they will increase consumers’ energy bills for decades, according to the independent watchdog arm […]

Dr. Clifford L. Walker



Dr. Clifford Layton Walker passed away in Mariposa, on Oct. 27 at the age of 89. Dr. Walker was born and raised in Fresno. He graduated from Fresno State University and George Washington University Medical School. After graduation, he served in the US Army through 1947. He practiced medicine in Half Moon Bay, San Carlos and Redwood City and worked […]

Allen R. Loyd



Long-time Mariposa resident Allen R. “Shorty” Loyd died at his home on Sunday, Nov. 13. The cause was cancer. He follows in death his first wife, Charlene, to whom he was married for 49 years, as well as his daughter, Mary Jane; brother, Joe; and countless other family and friends. He is survived by Geneva, his wife of 15 years; […]

Friends of Hospice holds remembrance



Friends of Hospice will hold the 17th annual Light Up a Life service of remembrance on Tuesday, Dec. 6 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Mariposa Senior Center at 5246 Spriggs Lane. The candlelight ceremony, sponsored by Friends of Hospice, and John C. Fremont Home Health and Hospice, is open to the community and continues a tradition of remembering and […]

New Life serves Thanksgiving dinner



New Life Christian Fellowship invites all Mariposa County residents to a free, traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. The doors to the church, at 5089 Cole Road, will open at noon for fellowship. Meals are also available for delivery to residents who are unable to travel to New LIfe. This is the church’s fourth year […]

Thanksgiving service set



The Mariposa County Ministerial Fellowship is offering a community service of Thanksgiving on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. at The Mariposa Lutheran Church, 4469 Highway 49 South. All are welcome to participate with grateful song, scriptural passages, inspirational readings and prayer. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the Mariposa Heritage House. … An online subscription is required […]

Thank you



Halloween happiness is what transpired in downtown Coulterville on Saturday, Oct. 29 for our first annual Trunk or Treat. The participation and enthusiasm was so amazing. People from Coulterville, Greeley Hill, Groveland and Don Pedro went all out with “spooktacular” decorations, costumes, and trunks filled with loads and loads of candy for all the zombies, princesses, cowboys, fairies and the […]

Sheriff’s Office debuts honor guard



Pictured above are members of the first ever Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard. Left to right are Detective Joe Serena, Deputy Kevin Packard, Deputy Will Atkinson, Jail Sergeant Justin Reeder, and Patrol Sergeant Chris Ramirez. They participated in last Thursday’s Veterans’ Day tribute at Mariposa Elementary School.For the first time is its 161 year history, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s […]

Charity event is today



Pastor Henry Falany and volunteers are holding one of the biggest local charity events of the year today. Called The Lord’s Pantry, the effort delivers bags with 30 to 50 pounds of food to local people in need. The monthly distribution is usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month, but takes place a week earlier (today) in November […]