Menetrey marches to decisive victory

Merlin Jones avoids run-off with District 2 triumph

Miles MenetreyAn incumbent and a newcomer prevailed in Tuesday’s primary election for two seats on the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. A third candidate ran unopposed. Miles Menetrey was a big winner in the District 5 race for supervisor. Menetrey earned 702 votes to easily outdistance incumbent board chairman John Carrier, who received 504 votes. The margin is around 16 […]

Quenching the flames

A tanker plane makes an aerial drop on the Dove Fire in Jerseydale on Tuesday. Fire officials said Wednesday morning the blaze was about 50 acres and 50 percent contained. See our story on Page A-10…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a […]

MCHS valedictorians honored

The six Mariposa County High School valedictorians were honored at a dinner on Monday, June 1. The valedictorians are, from left, Noah Rockwood, McKenna Marchetti, Anna Medema, Eliza Amstutz, Maya Canapary and Lukas Hart.There’s no shortage of exceptional students at Mariposa County High School. Six of those students were honored at the recent Valedictorian Dinner at Savourys Restaurant in Mariposa […]

Graduation ceremony will be this Friday at the fairgrounds

The 100th Commencement of Mariposa County High School will be held Friday, June 10 at the Gold Bowl of the Mariposa Fairgrounds. The ceremony will start at 8 p.m., and 132 seniors are set to graduate. The commencement program will feature a welcome from Megan Snyder, senior class president; an inspirational message from drama teacher Bryan Starchman; and remarks from […]

Meth bust nets over 50 grams, local man jailed

Russell KaadMore than 50 grams of methamphetamine were seized and a Mariposa man was arrested last week following a traffic stop. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff ’s Office, at around 2:55 p.m., Friday, June 3 a deputy was parked near the intersection of Highways 140 and 49 when he saw a man driving a green Ford Explorer talking on […]

Chappell lone board candidate

Following the resignation of District 1 Board Member Joe Rabon, Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) officials recently invited applications from eligible candidates for the vacant seat. This lone application was from community member and soon-to-be-retired school teacher Doug Chappell. Per board policy, the board is scheduled to interview Chappell at a public meeting (tentatively planned for June 16), accept […]

Bagby boat ramp to remain closed

Even though water levels at Lake McClure in Mariposa County have risen to around 60 percent, officials say they will not be opening the boat ramp at Bagby.It might be one of the more popular boating options in this area, and the water is higher than it has been in the last few years, but as of now, the Bagby […]

Some Sierra National Forest campgrounds remain closed

Because of tree mortality, some Sierra National Forest campgrounds are closed but others remain open. According to officials from the U.S. Forest Service, various campgrounds are closed until tree removal projects can be completed. Campers who had reservations in campgrounds that are now closed have been contacted and will be refunded. If you had a reservation but have not been […]

Breakfast event, more set at Odd Fellows in La Grange

Breakfast at the International Order of Odd Fellows Hall in La Grange is on the second Sunday of each month. This month’s event will be June 12. The menu includes biscuits and gravy, sausage, ham and cheese omelets and French toast, all for $6. Complimentary coffee and orange juice round out the meal, served from 8 to 11 a.m. courtesy […]

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