Dec. 28 to Jan. 3EMS -12Fire – 0Public Assist – 4Auto Collision – 4 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you. Positions are available for fire, medical, and various support duties. […]

Long night of drinking lands Riverbank man in jail for alleged burglary and knife waving

Leroy RaleyAfter what was apparently a marathon evening of imbibing copious amounts of Jack Daniels, a Riverbank man was arrested in Greeley Hill on Dec. 30 for burglary and assault with a deadly weapon, along with other related charges. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office report, a deputy responded to the 6400 block of Greeley Hill Road on Wednesday […]

Norovirus is on the rise in California

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith recently announced that California is experiencing an increase in norovirus cases, commonly referred to as stomach flu or winter vomiting disease. CDPH has confirmed 32 outbreaks of norovirus in California since Oct. 1, likely resulting in hundreds of reported sicknesses in the state. These outbreaks […]

Christmas lights, trees can be recycled

Old or broken strings of Christmas lights can be recycled by bringing them to the Mariposa County Recycling Center. Wires will be recycled for their metal content. Recycling also helps prevent tangling in the sorting equipment, reduces waste entering the landfill and saves money for residents by reducing the amount of trash they have to pay to dispose of. The […]

Cann announces bid for re-election to District 4 seat

Candidate seeking third term

Kevin CannDistrict 4 Supervisor Kevin Cann has announced he will seek a third term on the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. Cann, originally elected in November 2008, must run for reelection in the June 2016 primary to secure a term that will extend through December 2020. In choosing to run for a third term, Cann said “As we seek to […]

Above the law

As it stands today, the Clintons appear to be totally galvanized from any and all prosecution, therefore making them essentially above the law. The State Department and the Office of the Attorney General is on the current administration’s payroll, thus giving the anointed ones a pass on Benghazi, which allows the entire scandal to just fade away and that will […]

Sending the wrong message

Two months ago in our community, a person was arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a minor. Some individuals from the community have responded to the incident in ways that seem to excuse this alleged crime. Although it’s often necessary to be devoted to people we care about, I would like to question the messages we are sending […]

It’s just not fair

It is just not fair that the “more intelligent” intellectually elite are so morally superior to the lesser “incompetent” mortals who must struggle through life depending on experience and common sense as a guide to decision-making. Ron Kiser … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password […]

Use common sense on Ferguson slide

As I said at the time — the way to repair the Ferguson Rockslide would be to use common sense. It would cost less to replace that part of the canyon road with a suspension bridge. There would be a support on either side of the river. The bridge crossing the canyon would have a far more superior view of […]

Bundys need help

I’m forwarding a plea from Cliven and Ammon Bundy (who experienced Bureau of Land Management abuse in Nevada) to help inform the public about the Hammond family abuse by the BLM in Burns, Ore. The Hammonds are being sent back to jail for five years, after completing original sentencing. This seems wrong. The BLM under the current head is terrorizing […]