Golden Agers host bingo

Anyone over 18 is invited to Golden Agers Bingo at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane on the first Friday of each month. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. There are pull tabs and big pots. Free coffee and food is available. All income is used for the care and upkeep of the Senior Center. […]

Bus driver of the year

James Crawford (at right) gets a celebratory splash from his passenger Ben Woolsey, after he received Mariposa County Unified School District bus driver of the year honors on April 24. He was also honored by the California Highway Patrol earlier that day…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your […]

RCRC fights fire fee for homeowners

The Regional Council of Rural Counties (RCRC), with the help of its immediate past board chair, last week testified before two legislative committees, strongly voicing objections to imposing fees on structure owners in State Responsibility Areas (SRA). RCRC immediate past chair and Napa County Supervisor Diane Dillon testified on behalf of all California counties regarding SRA fees, also referred to […]

Board gets report on realignment

Mariposa County Chief Probation Officer Pete Judy, his staff and law enforcement partners have been busier than usual. The agencies and personnel have been working on implementing the state’s prison realignment program (AB 109) in Mariposa County. Judy updated the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors at a recent meeting. He said the amount of time and effort that his officers […]

Save the Frogs Day

 Yosemite National Park celebrated “Save the Frogs” day in front of the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center this past Saturday, April 28. This event is held throughout the world to bring attention to declining amphibian populations and to gain public support. This is the first year the Park has been involved, but the fourth year overall the event has been held. […]

Rotarians give cemetery a facelift

Saturday was a busy day at Mariposa’s historic cemetery. Coinciding with “Rotarians at Work” day, where thousands of Rotarians worldwide get down and dirty on a range of projects, much was done to correct a host of problems and dilapidation at the cemetery. Working under the guidance of Ron Loya, 24 Rotarians, several Mariposa County High School students (pictured above), […]

Wawona’s Raines takes 2012 Yosemite Conservancy Award

Yosemite National Park Service Ranger Chris Raines receives the Yosemite Conservancy Award. Pictured, from left, are Yosemite Conservancy’s Roger Miller, Raines, Ranger Sharon Miyako, Yosemite Chief of Interpretation and Education Tom Medema, and Yosemite Branch Chief of Education Shauna Potocky.Chris Raines quietly contributes to making a difference for people in the Yosemite area. For her contributions to improving the Yosemite […]

Muir trails in Scotland mirror promotion here


Scotland’s John Muir Way has been expanded in an effort to “(create) jobs along the trail,” according to the Central Scotland Green Network. Another Muir-themed route is promoted through Mariposa County’s Coulterville and Greeley Hill to boost tourismBoosters in Scotland are touting a John Muir Way trail system to draw visitors and build the local economy. The trail system, from […]

Stop spending

Representative Jeff Denham: I watched your interview on Fox Business News where you indicated you were going to chair the committee investigating the General Services Administration (GSA). An agency that is chartered to control government spending is now being questioned on their reckless spending. The fact that the GSA is being investigated at this time begs the question, why now? […]

Keep off my farm

Department of Labor: Keep your department’s nose off family, extended family, neighborhood, FFA, and 4-H farms. My children will not have their agrarian lifestyle controlled by a government whose sole purpose is to grow and control. Up until now, I have sat on the sidelines, hoping that the forces for a greater good would begin to turn around the domestic […]