Forest sets road closures

Last winter’s storms brought much needed rain and snow to the Sierra Nevada, creating a significant amount of runoff, causing several roads on the Sierra National Forest to sustain considerable damage due the runoff from those storms. Forest engineers recently awarded a contract to repair damage to Minarets Road (4S81). Minarets Road will be closed beginning Dec. 12, while repair […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Nov. 27- Dec. 3

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Amundson announces bid for local assessor-recorder position

Tony AmundsonI, Tony Amundson, am announcing my candidacy to be the next elected Mariposa County Assessor-Recorder. My family and I moved to Mariposa in 2004 from Southern California to escape the pervasive “all about me” culture and obtain a quality of life that only Mariposa can provide. My wife of 32 years, and I, chose Mariposa to raise our two […]

Hospice group honors local veterans

Shown is veteran Clovis Lantia (center) and from left Col. Paul Reed (retired), Curtis Lantia, Rebecca Bosworth and Nancy Larsen. Clovis was honored for his military service.A local organization recently honored two Mariposa veterans. Friends of Hospice, a non-profit organization which supports the work of the John C. Fremont Healthcare District Hospice division, honored the two veterans. The veterans recognized […]

Mariposa Symphony slates winter concert

Set for Dec. 16 at MCHS Fiester Auditorium

Shown is director Les Marsden at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park in August 2016.The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s 16th Season Festive Holiday Concert is coming up. It will be on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School. The MSO is a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, Inc. The concert features […]

The landlocked area of Fiji is calling

Editor, Congressman Mick Mulvaney’s recent appointment as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was an unbelievably odd and yet familiar occurrence. Mulvaney had previously stated that he wished that the agency didn’t even exist and had referred to it as a “joke.” This continued a strange pattern of appointments given to individuals with stated opposition to the core mission […]

Park service needs to stop digging

Editor, My comments are oriented toward Yosemite National Park conditions, but most likely apply to other national parks as well. I am opposed to the proposed entrance fee increases for the following reasons. It seems ironic that while the current U.S. administration and legislature are considering tax reform policy to relieve the economic burden on low and middle income citizens, […]

Is God liberal or conservative?

Editor, In a letter in your Oct. 12 edition, it stated, “Henry VIII said, ‘Set up a special court to keep things secret … and that’s the reason the founders of America fought for the country we formed.” It reminds me of Donald Trump’s “executive orders,” now probably more than President Obama’s entire tenure in office. This is how his […]

Put me in coach, it’s Christmas!


Allison ByerleyChristmas is one of my favorite times of the year. I love all the traditions. However, there is one challenge every year that preachers face: how to make the familiar story of the baby in the manger, the shepherds and the wise men fresh to folks who have heard it many times. How do you get people to listen […]

The differences in seeds


Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series of our ongoing column about gardening. Most genetically modified (GM) crops are grown commercially. Corn, cotton, soy, canola and sugar beets are common GM crops on the market now. Though not easy to find in seed catalogs now — the two exceptions being summer squash and maybe sweet corn — […]