Local merchants hope Black Friday turns into green




Christmas displays like this one at the Mariposa Marketplace are up all over town. Merchants are ready for floods of customers this weekend.It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Storefronts and window displays show signs of the season, and downtown Mariposa has been decorated. The National Retial Federation (NRF) feels the season coming on, too. The organization has issued […]

Prop. 30 passage helps lessen the pain for schools




When Californians passed Proposition 30 on Nov. 6, it considerably eased the minds of those in public education. If it had failed, school districts faced a mid-year loss of $457 per average daily attendance for students in grades kindergarten through 12. “The passing of Prop 30 is good news, indeed,” Mariposa County Unifieid School District Aaron Rosander said last week. […]

LOCAL ECONOMY

Gold in hills may be from film biz


Filmmaker Giorgio Lett (in suspenders) stands with actor and University of Virginia drama professor Richard Warner. The pair were shooting “Waking Marshall Walker,” a short film, at the Chappell Vineyard.Giorgio Lett of Hollywood had never been to Mariposa before arriving with two dozen actors and crew. Lett had discovered the county through an extensive Internet search for location for a […]

County seeks forms from Whitlock residents



The County of Mariposa is requesting that all residents who own property along West Whitlock Road sign and return the right-of-entry form to the public works department as soon as possible. The form was mailed to residents on Oct. 23, and Nov. 20. The right of entry form is required as part of a federal grant that the county has […]

Board recognizes JCF home health



Janet Bibby, board chairman and Linda Pribyl, RN, director of JCF Home Health, Hospice and Private Duty.At the Nov. 13 meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors the John C. Fremont Home Health, Hospice and Private Duty staff were presented a proclamation recognizing November as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and to honor the staff for the important […]

EMT course set



An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course is set for Jan. 5 through April 30, 2013. The class meets every Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m., and every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This 144-hour course provides local citizens the knowledge and skills necessary to become Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians. Previous graduates have become a part of […]

Soroptimist helps Manna House



Manna House Co-Presidents Mary and Terry Loughran accepts a check from Soroptimist service chairperson Sandy Semtner and Soroptimist board member Beverly Suggs.Manna House, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency food to all in need, is the most recent recipient of a donation from Soroptimist International of Mariposa. Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women working to […]

Scouts ring bells



Boy Scout Troop 94 and Cub Scout Pack 94 will be ringing bells and collecting money for the Salvation Army donation kettle on Saturday Nov. 24 and Saturday Dec. 22 at Pioneer Market at 5034 Coakley Circle in Mariposa. One of the largest charitable and social service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army provides food for the hungry, companionship […]

To the voters of District 5



I would like to thank each and every one of you who voted for me and all the people who supported me and helped me with my campaign. I met many very nice people and made new friends. The residents of District 5 are the greatest. I would like to thank Jim Allen for his 30- plus years of service […]

Carrier thanks voters



Thank you District 5 voters for electing me as your supervisor. Your support and confidence made it happen. The following organizations were very accommodating by allowing me to speak at their meetings: Mariposa Chamber of Commerce, Mariposa Bed and Breakfast Association, Mariposa Democratic Club, Mariposa County Republican Committee, Mariposa Patriots, Lushmeadows Men’s Club, Contractor’s Association, Fish Camp Planning Comm., Fish […]