PG&E reverses course on debris removal rules

This is a photo from the PG&E brochure about its debris removal program. Company officials said they have reevaluated the program and have changed some of the requirements.The criteria for how Pacific Gas & Electric removes debris from the property of their customers appears to have changed. When PG&E announced a couple of months ago their debris management program, they […]

County offered land for log sorting area

Couple says they won’t lease to PG&E but would give five acres to the County

A new twist has arisen concerning the property on East Westfall Road that was proposed to be used as a log sorting operation by Pacific Gas & Electric. The owner of the property says he is now offering to donate some land to Mariposa County to possibly use as a log sorting area. Chris Stookey, who originally sought to lease […]

Getting the royal treatment

Homecoming was celebrated at Mariposa County High School on Friday, Oct. 28. At halftime of the football game, Gage Bazinet (left) and Leah Lafata were honored as the homecoming king and queen. Homecoming princesses included Kenna Miller (sophomore), Regan Smith (senior), Julia Coleman (senior), Savannah Schuman (senior), Jenna Rivera (freshman) and Saylor Cramer (junior). Homecoming princes included Aleks Radonic (sophomore), […]

New contract given to CEO at John C. Fremont Hospital

MacPhee will receive $225,000 annual salary

Alan MacPheeThe CEO at John C. Fremont Healthcare District has a new contract. By a unanimous vote at Monday’s board meeting, Alan MacPhee was given a three-year contract by the board. MacPhee will be paid $225,000 per year along with other benefits, including family health insurance. The hospital district will also make a matching contribution to MacPhee’s retirement plan. That […]

At long last, the 2016 general election is here

Many people may be breathing a sigh of relief next week. The reason? The 2016 general election will be in the history books. The final chapter in the long saga of the presidential election comes to a close when voters across America go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Of course, the most talked about race is on the […]

El Portal Market should be back in business this week

New owner hopes to retain workforce

The El Portal Market is now under new ownership. Officials are hoping to have the market open this week.The El Portal Market should be open this week. Some concern was raised in the community because a new concessionaire was taking over the market this week. Earlier this year, the National Park Service announced that Kirstie Dunbar Kari, who had operated […]

Falling boulders block Highway 140 into Park

Falling boulders blocked Highway 140 east of El Portal on Monday.Several large boulders fell on Highway 140 near El Portal this week, closing the road into Yosemite National Park. According to the National Park Service, the boulders fell on Monday afternoon just east of El Portal. The road was closed from the Park border to the Cascades picnic area. NPS […]

Burn ban lifted, officials urge caution, outline requirements

Permits, burn day status must be confirmed

With the recent moisture that has fallen in the region, the burn ban in Mariposa County has been lifted. However, officials from CAL FIRE say there are strict rules that must be followed and persons must confirm each day if burning is allowed. The ban was lifted on Friday, Oct. 28 and includes all State Responsibility Areas (SRA) in Mariposa, […]

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Made in Mariposa group sets next meeting

The Made in Mariposa initiative will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the Mariposa County Government Center, 5100 Bullion Street. The meeting includes discussing the activities for the initiative, as well as the future of the branding campaign. There will also be marketing material available […]