School district could get over $5 million in state bond funds

Eric Hall of Eric Hall & Associates is shown during his presentation. Hall told the school board that the district is projected to get somewhere close to $5 million from the recent statewide school facilities bond. The Mariposa County Unified School District is already set to receive $24 million thanks to Measure L, the local school facilities bond.A much anticipated […]

Pair of Monday fires are doused

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Above, crews work on a fire that broke out Monday afternoon near the Mariposa County Human Services building on Highway 49 North in Mariposa. Below, this car also burned in the blaze. A CAL FIRE firefighter is shown extinguishing the fire.Hopefully, Monday was not an indication of things to come this summer. Two wildfires broke out on Monday, just two […]

Increasing patient count is topic at JCF board meeting

Issues of performance reviews, contracts also part of the discussion

How to address the issue of being able to see more patients as well as certain hospital district policies were key points discussed during a meeting last week. The John C. Fremont Healthcare District Board of Directors held its monthly finance meeting during which those issues were addressed. The issue of how to see more patients came up during the […]

Mariposa teen is still missing after plunge into river

Members of Mariposa County Search and Rescue are shown looking in the Merced River for Ronnie Cole, 19, of Mariposa, who went missing last Friday afternoon.A Mariposa teen remains missing after apparently falling into the Merced River last Friday. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, Ronnie Ray Cole, 19, apparently went missing from Cable Rock at Briceburg at around […]

Tenaya Cabins project gets approval by board

Shown is a bedroom in the proposed Tenaya Cabins project.The final step in approving a major resort development in Mariposa County took place on Tuesday afternoon. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, by a 5-0 vote, approved the final Environmental Impact Report for the Tenaya Cabins Project in Fish Camp. The vote came after a lengthy discussion, including several public […]

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Fireworks slated for July 1 at Lake McClure

With recreation back in full swing at Lake McClure, the Lights on the Lake fireworks show is planned for Saturday, July 1. “This is a spectacular show and a great time for families as we celebrate our nation’s Independence,” said MID Parks and Recreation Director Bret Theodozio. The fireworks display will begin at dusk or around 9 p.m. Viewing areas […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

June 19 – There was a report of someone stuck in an elevator on Henness Ridge Road in Yosemite West. • A landlord-tenant dispute was investigated on Grist Road. • A dog was reported in a car at Pioneer Market. • There was a runaway juvenile reported on Boyer Road. • A burglary was alleged on Grist Road. June 20 […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

June 12 - June 18

• EMS – 7 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 1• Auto Collisions – 1 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 […]

Clean as a whistle

All hands were on deck last Thursday, June 22, during an Adopt-A-Highway cleanup effort organized by Kris Casto of the Mariposa County Business Association. The program is aimed at keeping the highway through Mariposa clean. Shown, from left, are participants Julie Hadzega, Kim Smick-Sullivan, Noel Morrison, Terry Selk, Carrie Kidwell, Jay Rader, Dee Dee Little and Bill Evans. Karen Smith […]