County Fire Response Report



Nov. 19 to 25 EMS – 6 Fire – 1 Public assist – 2 Auto collision – 1 Spotlight Call of the Week: On Tuesday, Nov. 20, a structure fire in the Bootjack area. Company #37 Bootjack, Company #21 Midpines, Company #29 Lushmeadows, and CAL FIRE responded MCFD reminds residents to use caution when storing equipment and tools that generate […]

Holiday blues: How to ward off and help with depression




Everything is merry and bright, right? Well it may look that way, but for many, the holidays are a difficult time emotionally. Some of the hype of the holidays can throw normally stable people into a funk. For those prone to depression, the season can mean real danger. According to the UC Davis Health System, holidays are a time for […]

Legion serves waffle breakfast



Mariposa American Legion Post 567 invites everyone to stop by for a waffle and strawberry breakfast as they get ready for a fun day at the Merry Mountain Christmas Festival and Parade. The legion will be serving from 8 to 11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 12th and Bullion Streets. Diners can support local veterans and fill up for […]

Meet the postmaster



Robin Clover (right) became Mariposa’s new postmaster during a swearing-in ceremony on Nov. 20. Administering the oath is Stockton-based regional supervisor Bobbi Riley. Clover is now “responsible for every piece of mail going in and out of Mariposa,” Riley said. The post office on Jessie Street handles between 20,000 and 30,000 pieces of mail a day…. An online subscription is […]

Christmas parade entries sought



The Mariposa Merry Mountain Christmas Parade is right around the corner and many parade enthusiasts in Mariposa are already busy preparing for this fun-filled lighted Christmas Parade. As event chairperson, Heidi Dulcich said, “It is all about the bling. The judges want to have to put sunglasses on because they are blinded by the holiday lights.” The parade takes place […]

AROUND THE TOWN

Robbery arrests spark local voices


Guadalupe Rodriguez “I think it’s awful. They stole our history. I’m really glad they got caught. I’m also hoping they get the (stolen) material back.”The Nov. 13 arrests of four suspects charged with September’s robbery of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum has been a topic of conversation for the past two weeks. Many have praised the investigative work […]

World AIDS Day marked



Dec. 1 is the 24th annual World AIDS Day. In observance John C. Fremont Healthcare District will host an informational open house on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the JCF Home Health office at 5108 Highway 140, Mariposa. Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths is the theme of a global […]

Fun on the ice



The Curry Village Ice Rink is now open in Yosemite Village. The rink’s first session is from 3:30 to 6 p.m., and and the second session is from 7 to 9:30 p.m. weather permitting. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays the rink will add two additional sessions. They are 8:30 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2:30 p.m. The rink will […]

Shoppers should beware during the holiday season





It’s that time of year again. Holiday shopping is already underway and will increase in earnest during the upcoming holiday season. As frugal consumers, it’s time for us to note the advertisements, synchronize shopping lists, and hope to strike a bargain. Whether it’s a flat screen TV, the latest communications gadget, or the coolest toy, we want the best price […]

Our View

The best time for helping—all year

Psychologists call it altruism—or “helping behavior.” It happens when someone takes time to help others without seeking reward or gain. Letter writer Jay Dowsing provides an example as he describes one couple who pulled over to assist a motorist in need. In doing so, the couple bucked a trend, Dowsing says correctly. The incident occurred last Friday night, when the […]