Bus burns, but student and driver are safe



Firefighters work to put out a school bus fire on Allred Road on Monday afternoon. No one was injured.On a routine trip to Mariposa on Monday afternoon, Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD) fire Captain Dennis Buck happened on a small Maripoas County Unified School District (MCUSD) bus in the smoldering phase of an engine compartment fire. Captain Buck quickly alerted […]

State champs



Last weekend, the Mariposa FFA chapter’s natural resources team won the state finals competition at Reedley College. The win makes them the best in California and eligible for the national contest next fall. Pictured, from left, are Shawnee Long, Molly Clark, Brenda Petersen and Tim Andre. Andre was the high individual in the entire state. Peterson place third, Long placed […]

JCF finds new CEO



After a lengthy and thorough recruiting process, the John C. Fremont Healthcare District Hospital Board of Directors has signed a contract with David Hill as the district’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO.) Hill will begin at John C. Fremont Healthcare District the week of Feb. 20, a few weeks before the district implements electronic health records. “The board is delighted […]

Bill could restore bus funding



New legislation could reverse the threat to school bus transportation in Mariposa and all other California counties. After a mid-year cut wiped out much of the district’s funding, state legislators are pushing a new bill to restore transportation money. The caveat is that the funding would be restored in exchange for cutting general purpose dollars in all districts. The mind […]

Lions go to Reno



The Gold Chain Lions Club invites everyone to come on its Reno bus trip, April 17-18. This trip is in the spirit of previous fundraising trips hosted by the Northern Mariposa County History Center, using the same tour company and bus driver, with a very similar itinerary. A small portion of the cost will go to the Lions charitable account. […]

Golden Agers host bingo



All residents at least 18 years of age are invited to Golden Agers bingo on the first Friday of each month at the senior center on Spriggs Lane. Doors open at 5 p.m., and games start at 6:30 p.m. Large pots, pull tabs, free coffee and food items are available. All proceeds go toward the upkeep of the senior center […]

Friday, Feb. 3



Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bingo – at the American Legion Hall every Friday except the first Friday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. Only $1.50 per card, minimum of three cards. All proceeds go back to the community. Ecstatic Dance – 6:30 […]

Saturday, Feb. 4



Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966- 3110. Bible Study – “For such a time as this.” All women are invited to this study on the Book of Esther. 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the New Life Christian Fellowship at 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack. For information, […]

Sunday, Feb. 5



Motherload Pistol Club – monthly “run and gun” match at the range at 4443 Old Highway. Sign-ups start at 9:30 a.m. and the shoot starts at 10 a.m. Hearing and eye protection are required for all shooters and spectators. For more information, call Mick Herman at 966-8196. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. […]

Monday, Feb. 6



Canteen Coffee Time – every Monday at Happy Burger Diner from 5:30 to 11:30 a.m. for veterans and their spouses. Free coffee, tea or fountain drink. Narcotics Anonymous – 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966- 3110. […]