Mariposa Youth Basketball starting on Saturday

Mariposa Youth Basketball begins Saturday, Jan. 6. It is a recreational basketball league for boys and girls in third through sixth grade. Evaluation day is this Saturday at the Mariposa County High School gymnasium. Third through fourth graders begin at noon. Fifth through sixth graders begin at 2 p.m. Registration forms and more information can be found at

Danger still looms because of tree mortality in County

This photo of a house in this region illustrates the impact tree mortality has on homes and other property. Officials are working to remove as many trees as possible. Submitted photo by CAL FIRE Maybe it’s the end of the drought. Maybe it was the Detwiler Fire. Maybe it was the phenomenal amount of fires around the state. Maybe it […]

Loss of Moya a bitter pill to swallow, some in County say

Veruschka Moya Another year, another dispute in the healthcare community. Last year, the John C. Fremont Healthcare District dealt with the controversial departure of Dr. Grace Ang, and this year, another local physician is leaving her post due to issues with administration. Veruschka Moya, DNP, FNP-C, a family nurse practitioner, is leaving JCF’s Northside Clinic, located in Greeley Hill. She […]

Good nutrition to be focus of workshops

A new nutrition workshop is set to start in January, and it could be a catalyst for improving personal health in 2018. The eight week workshop is a partnership between John C. Fremont Healthcare District and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE). The nutrition classes start Jan. 18 and will be held every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. It will […]

Group digs heels in to defend Cox


A national organization is digging in its heels when it comes to a Mariposa County court case about property that has been placed in receivership. The National Coalition For Men (NCFM) has responded to Mariposa County Counsel Steve Dahlem’s late November letter and is requesting a large amount of information involving the case. The case involves local resident Jerry Cox, […]


Mariposa Museum and History Center featured on the front of 2018 phone book

Shown in the front are, from left, Jeri Meisenheimer, Roberta Phillips, Janine Clark, Sylvia Emery, Ruth Sellers, Mike Wenrich (museum board president) and Tom Phillips; back, Debbie Peters of Sierra Tel, Dale Meisenheimer, Dick Hutchinson, John Sullivan, Kim Sullivan, Ed Drechsler and Skip Skyrud. Photo by Nicole W. LittleIt may be something taken for granted these days, at least by […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Dec. 25 – A verbal dispute was investigated on Hospital Road. • Uncared for horses were reported on Hunters Valley Road. • Someone was reportedly brandishing a firearm on Mary Harrison Mine Road in Coulterville. • There was a report of unsafe shooting on Piney Creek Road in Coulterville. Dec. 26 – Petty theft was investigated on Watt Road. • […]

Your photos

Reader Mike Brenner shot this photo near his home on Harris Road. Brenner said what caught his eye was the unusual cloud formations. “Almost like a funnel cloud dipping out of the hole in the cloud ceiling,” he said. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to Please include your name and a […]

Public asked to aid in County’s health assessment

Local officials will be conducting a community health assessment this month. Two meetings have been scheduled by the Mariposa County Health Department. The first is from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Mariposa County Government Center, supervisors’ chambers, 5100 Bullion Street, Mariposa. The second will be from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19 at the Greeley Hill Community […]

Toys from TOPS

The home of Elaine and Wayne Parrish was the setting for the Mariposa TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensible) annual Christmas potluck last month. Each member brought a toy to donate to the Kops For Kids toy drive. This group has been active in Mariposa for more than 40 years. For more information, call (209) 966-6061. Submitted photo… An online subscription […]