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A representative of Kamp’s Propane explains some of the finer points of propane powered cooking equipment to attendees at last Saturday’s Mariposa County Contractors’ Association Home and Garden Show at the fairgrounds. Several local contractors and vendors displayed their wares and demonstrated their craftsmanship during the event…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To […]

Robbers remain at large




 The suspects in the Sept. 28 robbery at the California Mining and Mineral Museum have not been caught. They, and the estimated $2 million in loot, remain unaccounted for. There has been very little information given in the nearly two weeks since the crime. The California Highway Patrol is leading the investigation. On Sept. 29, the Central Division CHP issued […]

Gas prices skyrocket at local stations

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Local motorist Curtis Kjobech winced as he pumped $68.46 into his tank on Tuesday. Local prices are likely to fall as soon as station owners sell their current loads of fuel, Joey Verna of Stage Stop Mini Mart said.Regular gasoline sat near $4.70 a gallon in Mariposa as California weathered a bizarre fuel price spike this week. On Tuesday, the […]

Man dies in house fire




 A Mariposa man was killed in a house fire on Sunday afternoon. The blaze also completely destroyed the residence. According to Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies, on Oct. 7, at about 12:18 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a structure fire located on Hillside Drive in the Tip Top Road area. After the fire was controlled by fire fighters a body […]

Voluntary Yosemite virus testing set to start in Park




Centers for Disease Control workers observe precautions while taking blood samples from deer mice during a past hantavirus outbreak. Human testing planned for Yosemite employees involves antibodies—not active virus—and requires no protective garments for lab workers.Researchers are launching a flurry of tests to ferret out details about the hantavirus pathogen that claimed three Yosemite visitors this summer. The measures include […]

County moves MID case to federal court




 Mariposa County’s legal offense has taken the field in the pending water war with the Merced Irrigation District (MID). On Oct. 5, the county stripped the ball from MID, and is now in a first and ten position. MID had filed a lawsuit in Merced County Superior Court seeking declaratory relief from making good on the terms of the more […]

Visitation suffers hanta hangover




The immediate threat of the hantavirus is gone in Yosemite National Park, but the hangover effect is reflected in its visitation numbers. In fact, the scare surrounding the virus may have contributed to a 20 percent decline in Labor Day Weekend visitation. Supervisor Kevin Cann said on Oct. 2 that the Park’s concessionaire had suffered “tremendous cancellations” following the publicity […]

Lawsuit seeks to overturn state’s fire fee




 All the grumbling about the state’s new fire fee has prompted a class action lawsuit that seeks to overturn the fee completely. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) filed the suit in Sacramento County Superior Court on Oct. 3. The suit “seeks to provide relief to nearly one million California property owners” who received the bill. Virtually all of Mariposa […]

SPCA offers pet Halloween safety tips



Pets should be protected at Halloween. These two are ready to enjoy the festivities.Halloween is near and while it’s a fun time for children and adults alike, it’s also a time for pet owners to keep their pets safe and happy. The SPCA of Mariposa County offers a few tips to do just that during this Halloween. Protect outdoor cats […]

AAUW welcomes JCF board candidates



The community can meet the candidates who are running for the John C. Fremont Hospital District Board of Directors. The audience can come and evaluate the candidates in a neutral, non-biased setting monitored by the American Association of University Women of Mariposa. All residents are invited to attend on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 5246 […]