County wants money paid to former supervisor back



Brad AbornWhen former Mariposa County Supervisor Brad Aborn’s term ended on Jan 1, he did what most newly-unemployed people do. He applied for unemployment benefits. Over the next 10 months, Aborn received $7,310 in payments directed by California’s Employment Development Department (EDD). The money, however, came out of Mariposa County’s general fund. Now the county wants the money back. Asked […]

‘Town Dog’ comes in from cold, but faces fight for life



New owner Johnny Fitzgerald has given the name Charlie to the stray border collie mix formerly known as Town Dog. The dog was a familiar sight around Mariposa until he was caught by Bryan and Victoria Imrie in November and brought to the local SPCA shelterTown Dog was traumatized. Town Dog wasn’t able to trust. Many folks know the black-and-white […]

Warmth of the season



The Mariposa Lions Club hosted its annual tree lighting ceremony and bonfire at the Mariposa County Courthouse on Saturday evening. A good crowd enjoyed the fire, hot chocolate and the spirit of the season. The club dedicated the event to the late Tom Kinard, a long-time member and community volunteer…. An online subscription is required to view news content on […]

Irene Middleton



Irene Teresa Middleton, a Mariposa resident for 29 years, passed away peacefully Dec. 7 with her daughter Gail by her side. Mrs. Middleton was born June 8, 1924. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary Kaminski; and her husband, George, to whom she was married to for over 50 years. She leaves behind her daughter and […]

Marc Cutter



Marc Cutter, born Nov. 30, 1946, in Albuquerque, NM, passed away suddenly on Dec. 5 in Fresno. Marc was raised in Burbank and moved to Mariposa in 2005. He is survived by his wife Karen, of Mariposa, daughters Crystal Bryan (David) of Torrington, Wyo., and Jennifer Perales (Larry) of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; and sister, Carol Finkle of Burbank. He leaves […]

Thank you



The Friends of the Library (FoL) 20th Annual Christmas Home Tour was once again a successful event and helped to kick off the winter holidays in the community. This year’s homes included some popular past participants along with the always welcome newcomers to the tour of homes decorated for the Christmas season. The homeowners who open up their residences to […]

Music event scheduled at Lutheran church



The Mariposa Lutheran Chorale will present the Christmas cantata, “Shout the Good News,” this Sunday, Dec. 18, at 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. worship services. Led by choir director Hannah Violette, the choir and congregation will celebrate the coming of Christ in song, scripture, and inspirational readings. The church is located at 4469 State Highway 49 South. For information, call 966-3710. […]

Church celebrates Christmas



All are invited to celebrate Christmas by gathering to worship and sing praises to Christ the newborn King at Mariposa Lutheran Church. The church is located at 4469 Highway 49 South, about three miles south of town. Christmas Eve worship will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24. On Sunday, Dec. 25, the congregation will celebrate with two morning […]

Bracebridge Dinner turns 85 this season



Celebrating its 85th anniversary this holiday season, The Bracebridge Dinner is an American theatrical and culinary tradition that transforms the historic Ahwahnee Hotel into a 17th century English manor for an elaborate feast of food, song and mirth in Yosemite National Park. The evening celebration transports guests to Old England, where more than 60 professional singers, court characters and other […]

Tioga Road reopens



After a temporary closure, the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park reopened to the public at 3 p.m. on Dec. 7. The Tioga Road, the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada in the northern portion of the Park, had been temporarily closed due a high wind event in the Yosemite area. Winds up to 75 miles per hour were […]