John C. Fremont Hospital makes a complete financial turnaround

Facility sees profit of more than $1 million

Gonzalo Tafoya, an emergency department nurse, checks on a patient at John C. Fremont Hospital on Jan. 29.Three years ago, John C. Fremont Hospital was looking at a financial loss of more than $1 million. But in the fiscal year 2015, which ran from July 2014 to July 2015, that loss was turned almost completely around. The hospital posted a […]

NPS had plans to change Yosemite names since 2014

DNCY claims it offered to let NPS use names

In the ongoing dispute between Yosemite National Park and Delaware North Companies Yosemite, the two sides have batted the blame back and forth. And the change that got the public up in arms — new names for some of the most beloved things in the Park, such as The Ahwahnee — wasn’t a last minute decision by the NPS. In […]

Two in custody for home invasion, two others sought

 Late last week the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office announced it now has two men in custody for the Dec. 22, 2015 home invasion robbery at a residence in Mount Bullion. Buddy Dustin, 25, of Los Banos was arrested at an apartment in that Central Valley city the same day as the robbery by the Los Banos Police Department after the […]

Former football star at MCHS is arrested in Merced

Kama’re BaileyA Mariposa athlete who was an award winner was arrested in Merced on Jan. 30 after his alleged involvement in a police shooting. Kama’re Bailey, 18, who played for Mariposa County High School’s football team, is in custody for allegedly making threats to an officer with a gun, which resulted in a Merced City Police officer opening fire on […]

Lions host annual crab feed

The Lions Club of Mariposa is putting on its 26th annual crab feed and auction on Saturday, Feb. 6. This is a fun event for everyone. The meal is a sit-down dinner, and diners are served by FFA students. There will also be raffles, a silent auction, a live auction and drawings. Monies generated from this event helps the Lions […]

Chamber makes awards at annual installation dinner

Man of the Year was Dr. Thomas Wieg.The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce held its annual installation and awards dinner Jan. 28 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. At the event, the Chamber named Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Business of the Year, Chamber Champion of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. Man of the Year was […]

Special license plates show support of ag

California license plates that support agriculture are available through the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The money from the plates goes back to 4-H and FFA clubs.For almost three years, Californians have been able to show their support of agriculture by purchasing a special interest license plate for their vehicle. One person who is proud to have those plates on […]

Bingo on the calendar at Senior Center

Golden Agers Bingo is held on the first Friday of every month at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa. Everyone over the age of 18 is invited to attend the game. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the games start at 6:30 p.m. The games feature pull tabs and big pots. Food is available for sale and […]


Jan. 25 - Jan. 31

EMS – 6Fire – 1Public Assist – 0Auto Collision – 2 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 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. No experience necessary […]


Jan. 25 • Calls reporting suspicious circumstances were received from East Westfall Road and Coakley Circle. • An out-of-control juvenile was on Mueller Road. • A landlord/tenant dispute occurred on Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. • Verbal domestic disputes were reported on Old Highway South and Usona Road. Jan. 26 • A call from Usona Road reported a “dependant adult […]