Marian Preston

Marian June Preston passed away on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at the age of 91. Marian was born in Alameda, Calif., on June 4, 1927, to Edwin and Cornielia Sweet. She grew up in Dos Palos where she attended local schools, graduating from Dos Palos High School. During World War II, Marian was a singing entertainer at Eagle Field. She […]

Bradley Zollars

Bradley D. Zollars passed away at his home on July 11, 2018. Two days later the Ferguson Fire started and continued to burn for several weeks. The family would now like to celebrate his life. Services for Brad will be held on Oct.13, 2018 at noon at the Mariposa Funeral Home with a reception to follow at the Mariposa Senior […]


Goldie Winsett

Goldie Winsett was born Dec. 6, 1936 and died on Sept. 13, 2018.

Bass Lake Home Tour all set to go on Oct. 6

Bass Lake will be the site of an upcoming home tour. Submitted photoThe 12th Annual Bass Lake Home Tour is all set to go. It will be Saturday Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Bass Lake Lions Club in conjunction with Bass Lake Realty. Several custom homes will be graciously offered for […]

John C. Fremont Hospital CEO to receive pay raise

MatthiessenThe face of the John C. Fremont Healthcare District will be receiving a raise. Chief Executive Officer Matthew Matthiessen will now make an annual salary of $212,000 after receiving a bump in pay from the board of directors of the district. Matthiessen had been earning a salary of $195,000 ever since being appointed CEO in September of 2017. The board […]

CHP promotes child passenger safety

Every day, millions of parents and caregivers in California travel with children in their vehicle. During Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 23-29, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is working with its traffic safety partners throughout the state to make sure all children are riding safely. Mariposa County residents can call the local CHP office at (209) 966-3656 to set up […]

Democracy is still alive and well


Democracy is alive and well, and we couldn’t be happier. Last Sunday afternoon, a packed house at the Mariposa County High School auditorium witnessed democracy in action in the California Congressional District 4 debate between Rep. Tom McClintock and challenger Jessica Morse. The debate was civil and important issues were discussed, giving voters a chance to hear firsthand the views […]

The reason consultants, contractors are necessary


Dallin KimbleSeveral individuals have asked the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors recently why the county uses so many consultants and contracts for services. The county auditor has estimated the value of existing county contracts at more than $3 million. With more than 400 allocated staff, why does the county continue to use and rely upon contracts and consultants? Although the […]

The road to recovery


Debra BarcellosSo often, those of us who experience a mental or substance use disorder feel isolated and alone, and yet millions of Americans experience these conditions. It’s important that we offer support to individuals facing mental and substance use disorders and work toward creating environments and relationships that promote acceptance and foster hope. Support is essential to recovery and still […]

Sexual assault victims deserve to be heard, helped


 For me, the real awareness started well over a decade ago in the small hamlet of Gonzales, Texas. I met one of the nicest people I have ever known in my life. Her name was Tiffany. She ran the local organization trying to combat child abuse, sexual assault and sexual abuse. Her passion about the issue was nearly unmatched. Several […]