The year 2030 is close in hospital time

Officials begin the long, difficult process to replace aging John C. Fremont Hospital

The helipad at John C. Fremont Hospital is an important tool for many patients. Keeping the hospital in its current location would also mean being able to keep the helipad.The year 2030 might seem like a long time away. And, in some ways, it is. But in the world of construction, especially in California, 13 years isn’t that long. With […]

How to be healthy in 2017

Local experts share tips for New Year’s resolutions

Jessica Smith works out earlier this week at Mountain Fitness in Mariposa. Many people are starting to hit the gym, a tradition when a new year arrives.It’s that time of year again. Every time Jan. 1 rolls around, millions of people create New Year’s resolutions. These are goals people decide to implement in their lives. Some people want to lose […]

Experts hired by County to tackle dead tree issues

Neal BoltonEven people living under rocks probably know there is a major tree mortality disaster in Mariposa County. But what to do about that disaster has been a matter of discussion for quite a long time. For the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, the issue, too, has been a struggle. With dead and dying trees everywhere you turn in the […]

Tears flow freely as Hodson leaves her County CAO post

Carrier also honored with send-off from board of supervisors

Mary Hodson fancies her new hat last week during a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. Hodson is spending her last week with the County before she retires this Friday.It was cheers and tears last week in the boardroom of the Mariposa County Supervisors. The occasion was the retirement of County Administrator Officer Mary Hodson as well as […]

Crunch time

Very little information is known about this accident that happened last week on Highway 49 at the intersection of Mykleoaks Road. The incident took place in the mid afternoon on Wednesday, Dec. 21 involving a white van and a car. A medical helicopter was called to the area and was seen landing at J.C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa. How many […]

Free computer classes scheduled at the library

Free computer classes will return to the Mariposa Library on Thursday, Jan. 5 and will continue throughout the year on the first and fourth Thursday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Classes will be taught by Jerry Wagner and the staff of Red Tail Ridge Technical Services in Mariposa. The program will be structured around a lecture/lab format […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Dec. 19 – Harassment was reported on Mark Lee Road. • A citation was issued following a report of a verbal dispute behind O’Reilly Auto Parts. • • There was a report of a dead bear on Hunters Valley Access Road. •An arrest was made following a report of a suspicious person on Highway 49. Dec. 20 – An arrest […]

Your photos

Reader Charlotte Hickman sent in this photo of Clover, her white West Highland terrier, who was all decked out in her yellow slicker and ready for the recent rains. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to Please include your name and a short description of the photo…. An online subscription is required […]


Mariposa County Farm Bureau works to promote, assist with agricultural matters

Shown above are cattle grazing on the Toso Ranch in the Cathey’s Valley area of Mariposa County. Grazing is a major issue for the Mariposa County Farm Bureau.Danette Toso occupies a small, comfortable office on Bullion Street in Mariposa. But even though the office is small, the work is large and has an impact on everyone in Mariposa County. The […]

Youth programs big part of Farm Bureau

Promoting and helping youth get involved in agriculture is one of the main missions of the Mariposa County Farm Bureau. Here are the many ways the organizations makes that happen. Bud Swift Memorial Carcass Contest This is an educational program open to 4-H and FFA members in Mariposa County where members compete for money and prizes. The carcass portion of […]