Uebner family gathers to celebrate past and future

The Uebner brothers are pictured when they were last all together in 2009. From left, they are Rick, Larry, Jim and Ed.The Uebner family–a whole bunch of them–gathered last weekend to mark a solemn anniversary. It has been one year since their brother, father and friend died. But the gathering wasn’t necessarily solemn. In fact, they gathered to celebrate Ed […]


State cuts put hospital’s Ewing Wing in crosshairs

 John C. Fremont’s board of directors were wrestling this week with a report that sees budget cuts imposing “significant negative effects” on the Ewing Wing seniorcare facility. Reduced Medi-Cal payments will soon force the hospital to consider drastic cuts to avoid shutting the facility, several board members said. The looming cuts also threaten the entire hospital, Fremont CEO David Hill […]

School bus crash injures four

The Tuesday afternoon snowstorm caught drivers by surprise, including the driver of this MCUSD bus. There were 16 students on board at the time of the crash. The crash happened just after 4 p.m. on Highway 49 North, three miles south of Coulterville. MCUSD Transportation Director Matt Adams said the bus was equipped with automatic snow chains, and that it […]

Mud run will make a Mariposa splash in May

The “Dirty Girls from MPSA” recently traveled to San Diego to participate in a mud run. While the local run is not sponsored by the same agency, its course is similar. Pictured above, from left, are Missy McGuffy, Stacie Dayhoff, Michelle Earling, Tracy Jay and Hannah Jay.Mud runs are all the rage among elite athletes and weekend warriors these days. […]

Festival seeks butterfly sponsors

Butterfly Festival organizers are looking for sponsors to raise butterflies and defer costs for the upcoming event.Anyone can be a part of the Mariposa Butterfly Festival and raise painted lady butterflies in their home or business for release during the Festival, May 3, 4, 5. It is really an amazing experience to watch the transformation process from caterpillar to chrysalis […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 11: Petty theft was reported on Old Highway. •There were goat issues on Highway 49 North. •A fight on Ernst Road ended with an arrest. •There was a loud party on St. Andrew’s Road. Feb. 12: •A horse was injured on Road 810 •There was a domestic dispute on Highway 49 South •A verbal dispute ended with an arrest […]

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 Name: Wyona Ruth Marshall Race: White Sex: Female Height: 5’3” Weight:140 Hair: Blonde Eyes: Green Charges: Annoying calls, domestic violence (two counts), under the influence of a controlled substance, force aginast deputy (two counts), violation of probation (five counts), felony escape. Please call the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office at (209) 966-3615 to report any information. … An online subscription is […]

Bissmeyer selected as international volunteer

Dr. Tim Barnes (left) presents Lonnie Bissmeyer with a check for $500 to help him support his volunteer work in Thailand this summer.Mariposa resident and current Cal Poly student Lonnie Bissmeyer has been selected to represent the United States by volunteering in Thailand this summer with International Student Volunteers (ISV), a volunteer and travel organization. Bissmeyer is seeking community sponsorship, […]


Pony finds new stable at north end of town

Deb Ashton (from left), Amy Eaton and Laney Wass staff the new Pony Expresso across Highway 49 North from Rite Aid. “They’ve moved five times, but this is the best revision of the Pony,” longtime customer Brenda Ostrum said.Not much survived the May fire that took down the Pony Expresso coffee shop along with the Pizza Factory. Amy Eaton, who […]

Unclaimed pets face uncertain futures

A cat named Precious was available for adoption this week. A large proportion of cats collected by county animal control workers are pets that go missing and remain unclaimed by owners.Pet cats and dogs both go missing, but being lost is more perilous for felines, local animal control records show. Back in 2011, 20 percent of dogs that ended up […]