MCHS comes up short on the mats against Ripon


Grizzlies come up just short

Contest Winners Announced

“We had a lot of entries this year and the judging was difficult,” said Nicole W. Little, office manager at the newspaper who handed out the prizes last weekend. “We are so happy there is such a high interest in this competition and we plan to make it an annual tradition in Mariposa County.”

Passion prevalent to solve housing crisis

Brian Foucht, far right, addresses the large crowd that attended a meeting last week aimed at addressing the housing crisis in Mariposa County.In some cases, maybe size doesn’t matter. But in some cases, as was evidenced last week, it does. And in many ways, the size can be both big and small. The setting was the Mariposa County Board of […]

Some County utility rates may skyrocket

Could be over 200 percent for area users

Business owners and residents in the rural communities in Mariposa County could see major increases in their water and sewer rates. The increases are targeted for water and sewer in Yosemite West, water and sewer in Coulterville, sewer rates in Lake Don Pedro and sewer rates in Mariposa Pines. In some cases, the rates could go up more than 200 […]

Philbert opens home for holiday tour for last time

A Christmas tradition

Elna Philbert is shown next to one of her many Christmas trees which decorate her house. She calls the Christmas trees her “passion.”Step into Elna Philbert’s home in Mariposa, and it’s like you’re walking into a winter wonderland. Those who visit the home on Guadalupe Creek Road tell her it is “unbelievable.” Some of her friends wonder if she is […]

County could ask to sell property of Cox

It appears Mariposa County may be attempting to sell property it obtained in a controversial receivership case. The case involves JDC Land Company owned by Jerry Cox which was operated as Bison Creek Ranch. The ongoing case has been making headlines for several months after a court ordered the property to be placed in receivership. Receivership means the state of […]

New medical group is taking over former Horisons practice

Shown is the building where the practice will be housed.A new group has purchased the assets of Horisons Unlimited and plans to open its own clinic in Mariposa. Community Health Centres of America recently bought the assets of Hori- sons Unlimited, which had fallen into bankruptcy. Horisons ceased operations in August of this year. “We are going to open a […]

El Portal Travel Series kicks off winter season

The 98th annual El Portal Travel Series (EPTS) has kicked off this winter season. It is a series of evenings in which slides and stories are shared which feature local travelers and their adventures. It will be held on certain Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Clark Community Hall in El Portal. The first meeting was held Dec. 5 and […]

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Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Dec. 4-10

• EMS – 6 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 3 • Auto Collisions – 3 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 […]