Central Valley clinic bringing healthcare options to county




Working to create a new medical clinic last week were (from left) Manuel Parra, Abel Guerra, Ruben Guerra and Sandy Haar, CEO of Horisons Unlimited Health Care. Horisons recently purchased the former Italian Acres office park off Highway 49 North.A Gustine-based healthcare provider is refurbishing the former Italian Acres business park to serve as a clinic, dental office and counseling […]

Allergy season looms




This scanning electron microscope image shows a range of common pollen spores—including pine, sunflower, geranium, lemon and corn.Alan Dayhoff knows what spring can bring. As temperatures warm, oak trees sprout male, pollen-bearing blooms called catkins. The oak flowers are one of the most prodigious pollen-producers known—although dozens of other grasses, weeds, flowers, trees and fungi pump allergens into Mariposa County […]

Board says keep rides, rafts and rink




The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors have weighed in on the Merced River Plan. This week, the board continued to work on a letter that will be submitted to the National Park Service. In a draft of that letter, the board takes “strong objection” to a number of items in the MRP. Among them are the rafting, riding and bike […]

Battles enters plea to charges



JOSH BATTLESJoshua Battles has entered a plea related to charges stemming from a March 22 incident in which he allegedly tried to kill his family. On Tuesday morning, Battles ented no contest pleas to a charge of attempted murder and admitted the use of a deadly weapon, a charge of making criminal threats, driving under the influence and causing injury, […]

Merced River Plan deadline is April 18




Visitors, residents and employees have one more week to weigh in on the draft Merced River Plan. Public comments are due by 10:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. Yosemite planners have no plans to extend the comment deadline, Park superintendent Don Neubacher said. But Rep. Tom McClintock said he will soon ask National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis to extend […]

Medi-Cal moves to a managed care model




It’s no secret that preventative health care can save thousands in catastrophic costs later. For years, medical insurance companies have been providing managed care to their customers. The term “managed care” refers to a variety of mechanisms designed to keep healthcare costs down.” Now, California is moving in that direction for its Medi-Cal recipients. The state instituted managed care in […]

Crafts is 2013 Stampede Queen



Mariposa’s Lindsey Crafts (center) was crowned Chowchilla Stampede Queen last week. She is pictured with Shane Barnes, stampede chairman (left) and Tommy Martin, stampede secretary.Crowns, sashes, flowers, buckles and a custom trophy saddle were the theme of the evening as the Chowchilla Western Stampede Committee crowned their 2013 Royalty. On April 3, at the Chowchilla Fairgrounds, the Chowchilla Western Stampede […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



April 1: •There was a dog fight on Ben Hur Road. •A turkey was injured on Garcia Court. •Reckless driving was reported on Quail Court. •Five cows were loose on Hormiga Way. April 2: •Suspicious circumstances were reported at the Railroad Flat campground. •A scam report came in from 10th Street. •One person was arrested after a domestic dispute on […]

County Fire Response Report



April 1 through 7EMS – 8Fire – 0Public Assist – 2Auto Collision – 0 Take advantage of the cooler weather now to make property fire safe. Contact the local CAL FIRE office at 966-3622 to verify property clearance guidelines. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and […]

4-H clubs plan for MS bike-a-thon



The Mariposa County 4-H citizenship project is planning a bike-a-thon to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society on Sunday, April 21. It is open to the public, and all ages are invited to participate. Bike MS 10 miles will start in Cathey’s Valley, at the corner of Highway 140 and Indian Gulch Road. Riders will travel down Indian Gulch Road to […]