25th Annual Mariposa Pow Wow

Judge calls disparity in Cox case ‘disturbing’


The controversial case involving a local man whose property was placed into receivership took a new twist on Monday. The case involves Jerry Cox, owner of JDC Land Company, who is also now a candidate for county supervisor in District 3. The high-profile case involves 430 acres of land which the court ordered into receivership last year. The matter was […]

Grim Reaper delivers sober message to students

Program ‘Every 15 Minutes’ highlights the dangers involved in impaired driving


The Grim Reaper walks by MCHS student Alden Dutrey, who portrayed a teenager who had passed away due to a drunk driving incident last week. Photo by Matt JohnsonEveryone knows that impaired driving is dangerous. But sometimes, that point needs to be reinforced. That’s where the Every 15 Minutes program comes into play. The program was created to have high […]

Pair of ballots part of mail-in packet

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It’s that time of year again. The 2018 primary election is just a few weeks away, but voting has already started across California. That includes Mariposa County, where mail-in ballots have been sent out to voters. This year, it is important for local voters to know there are two ballots included with the mailing, said Keith Williams, county clerk and […]

Teacher’s letter causes stir and she apologizes

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A teacher at Mariposa County High School has apologized for a controversial letter she distributed to students last week. Kim Monson, a science teacher at MCHS, distributed a letter to MCHS students which she had written years ago during her time as an educator at Narbonne High School in Los Angeles. In the letter, Monson gave advice to students at […]

Hotel Jeffery utility break will be axed



The Hotel Jeffery is shown in the center of this photo. It is the anchor building at the corner of Highways 49 and 132 in Coulterville. Photo by Nicole W. LittleA lengthy discussion regarding how much longer the county should allow a historic hotel to have reduced water and sewer rates took place at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Booking Report Here are some of the highlights from the recent booking reports at the Mariposa County Jail. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. May 7 – Jose Inez Favel Palafox, 48, Atwater, was arrested for driving without a license. • Stephanie Jean Scholl, 27, Mariposa, was arrested for driving without a […]

Burning below 2,000 feet set to be banned

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Effective Thursday, May 17, at 8 a.m., the CAL FIRE Madera Mariposa-Merced Unit will suspend all burning below the 2,000 foot elevation in Madera and Mariposa counties. Open burning is allowed above the 2,000 elevation with valid permits only. Residents need to contact the burn day information line, in their county, prior to burning. The Madera County Burn Day Information […]

Upstart takes on McClintock in GOP battle



Mitchell White Calling himself a “true conservative,” 26-year-old Mitchell White of Roseville wants voters to help him defeat incumbent Tom McClintock in the June 5 District 4 congressional primary election. White makes it very clear he’s not a politician. “I’m an accountant. After years of looking at financial statement accounts and solving problems, I developed a mindset of analyzing issues […]

Ballot error about GOP candidate causes confusion for local voters

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A printing error on a ballot in Mariposa County could cause confusion for voters. The error lists Mitchell White as a Democrat candidate for U.S. Representative in the 4th District. But White is actually a Republican who is challenging incumbent Rep. Tom McClintock. That leaves McClintock as the only listed Republican for the position on the ballot in this county. […]