Delaware North employees will have to re-apply for jobs with Aramark



Employees at the Ahwahnee Hotel and others working in Yosemite National Park have had to re-apply for their positions as the transition from Delaware North to Aramark is taking shape.Employees of Delaware North at Yosemite National Park will have to reapply for their jobs as the transition to Aramark draws closer. To comply with the WARN Act (Worker Adjustment and […]

‘Drug driving’ spikes in 2015 crime stats

Most categories remain stagnant, some decrease

Most categories in the County’s preliminary 2015 crime statistics report released Monday by Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies saw no significant increase, except for driving under the influence, which more than doubled. “We’ve seen a large increase in ‘drug driving,’ involving marijuana, meth and poly drug use,” said Binnewies. The total DUI cases for 2015 hit 70, doubling the 35 […]

Business owners report brisk sales for holidays

Snow helped bring tourists; locals’ buying helped out

Businesses around Mariposa County reported healthy holiday sales. “Business is great, fantastic,” said Seth Mayer, operations manager at Badger Pass Ski Area near Yosemite. “The snow is great. It’s more snow than we’ve had in the last four years,” Mayer said. December 29 was the resort’s busiest day, and during Christmas week they had 1,000- plus skiers on the hill, […]

String of storms line up in Pacific



Mariposa County saw a procession of storms march through the area this week, but is it the El Niño that’s bringing them, or is it just a normal pattern of wet winter weather? That depends. The storm that came in on Tuesday was a warmer one, and was the major storm of the week. It dropped snow down only to […]

Good news in snowpack: above normal water content

El Niño still poised to impact state

Frank Gehrke took measurements of the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada on Dec. 30. The snow was at 136 percent of normal.Some good news about the Sierra Nevada snowpack came last week. The California Department of Water Resources did the first manual snow survey Dec. 30 and found that the water content in the snow is 136 percent of normal. […]

Soroptimist readies for tea and fashion show



Students from Mariposa County High School model prom dresses during a previous year’s tea and fashion show. This year’s event, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Mariposa, will be held Jan. 23.Soroptimist International of Mariposa is hosting the Elegant Dress Closet Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, Jan. 23 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs […]

Vehicle donations help local Habitat



To start the new year, or anytime is a good time for donations, and donating a vehicle to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County can help residents. Vehicle donations to charities are tax deductible. For more information, call the Habitat office at 966-7444, or the toll-free number (877) 277-4344 to reach Habitat International’s Cars for Home helpline. … An online […]

SHERIFFS’ REPORT



Dec. 28 • A call from El Portal reported an injured bird. • Livestock was in the roadway on Greeley Hill Road. • A physical domestic dispute was reported on Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. • A call reporting unsafe shooting was received from Vista Grande Way. • Suspicious circumstances were reported from Highway 49. Dec. 29 • A caller […]

Bookstore is open on Tuesdays, Fridays



Books Galore!, a twice-weekly book sale offered by the Mariposa Friends of the Library, is open for business from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Friday and Tuesday. The location is Merle’s Room at the Mariposa Library, 4978 10th Street in town. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter […]

Veterans’ Auxiliary meets Thursdays



Ladies’ Auxiliary for the Veterans of Foreign Wars meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Happy Burger Diner in Mariposa. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to order a subscription. Existing print subscribers receive free […]