County Fire Response Report

Dec. 8 to Dec. 14EMS – 10Fire – 1Public Assist — 1Auto Collision – 1 December is the peak time of year for home fires caused by candles. According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) from 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 10,630 home structure fires that were started by candles. That’s an average of 29 home […]

Idle Wheels seniors are ‘resigned’ to rising MPUD rates

Idle Wheels resident Peter Justin pruned his mulberry tree last week. Most of the mobile-home park’s residents are seniors on fixed incomes who live alone.Many residents of 111 units in the Idle Wheels mobile home park off Highway 49 North are not pleased with a 280- percent hike in rates for their sewer service. Similar increases are being seen in […]

Strike up the band

Sherry Nye, right, of the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club dropped by the Grizzly Band room at Mariposa County High School last Friday to present a $250 check from the club. Gratefully receiving it were band leader Rod Fiester (from left) and band officers Lina Mirassou, John Sheetz, Genevieve Kelsey and Avery Moore…. An online subscription is required to view news […]

Fremont offers nursing assistant training program

John C. Fremont Healthcare District is offering a nursing assistant training program. The anticipated start date of the program has been changed to Feb. 9 from Jan. 5. The application submittal deadline has been extended to Jan. 2. The program runs for eight weeks and is a paid onthe job training program in which trainees are hired as temporary employees. […]

CAL FIRE warns of home heating dangers

As winter storms start to hit the Mariposa area, CAL FIRE is reminding residents to take steps to heat their homes safely. While the cooler weather and rain is a welcomed event during a time of severe drought in California, it also means that many will need to turn on home heating sources to keep warm indoors. CAL FIRE is […]

Spending bill bad for rural priorities

Appropriators in the House and Senate emerged from weeks of backroom talks and 24 hours of tense, final negotiations among top Congressional leaders having penciled out an agreement on a $1.1 trillion year-end spending bill that will fund the federal government through September 2015. “This spending bill is a catastrophe for the priorities of rural and small town America,” said […]

Hotel Jeffery needs support

As many of you know, on Nov. 12 at 1 a.m. the Hotel Jeffery was on fire! Thanks to CAL FIRE and all the other firefighters, the Hotel Jeffery and the rest of the block were saved. There was a lot of fire damage and a huge amount of water damage to the hotel, however. Over the last two weeks […]

Lentz’ story is a treasure

I know Kent Lentz as a personal friend, so I was surprised and enthralled when I saw the recent article in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE on the P40-B airplane. I am a veteran and met Kent about two years ago at Mariposa Writer’s Group. It was like peeling an onion talking to Kent. When I finally connected the dots on the […]

Revising History to Fool Taxpayers


After Joseph Stalin took the reins of power in the Soviet Union in the mid 1920’s, his image suddenly appeared in paintings of important meetings of the Bolshevik revolutionaries – which was odd because he had attended virtually none of them. Later, after each successive Stalinist purge, group photos that included previously prominent, but now ostracized, imprisoned or executed communists, […]

Masons help build Kops fund

The local Masonic Lodge recently stepped up with a $500 check for the county’s Kops for Kids program. From left, front row, are Bob Perez, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Will Atkinson and Bob Holden. Back row, from left, are Greg Kittelson, Chad Yeager and Rick Middlested…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue […]