Local man had instrumental role in developing the Hubble Telescope and so much more related to space

Above, Cliff and Mary Lou Gardner look over some of the honors he received for being a part of the Hubble Space Telescope program. He worked on the project for 13 years and was at Cape Kennedy when it finally launched aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Below is the Hubble after it was deployed into space. The telescope continues to send […]

Big hearing set Jan. 7 in Cox matter

How the controversial case against local resident Jerry Cox will turn out remains anyone’s guess. However, that may become clearer just after the first of the year when a key hearing is scheduled in Mariposa County Superior Court. Cox is the owner of JDC Land Company and the property was ordered into receivership in July 2017 by Judge Dana Walton. […]

Rain helps in area; more now expected

CAL FIRE lifts burning ban

Rain gauges around the county finally saw some moisture over the past week. More rain is expected this week. Photo by John Mabon Desperately needed rain and snow finally made its way to Mariposa County. After a long spring and summer, and most of fall without precipitation, moisture came this way last week and more is expected to arrive this […]

Pakistan visit is eye-opening for Rotary members


Editor’s note: This is the final in a two-part series about a recent trip taken to Pakistan by members of the Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club. Ophelia McInturff and Bill Lowe have a new perspective on one part of the world — Pakistan. The two, along with Ophelia’s husband, Richard, went to Pakistan last month as members of the Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Nov. 19 – There was a loose dog issue on Crystal Cove Lane in Mariposa. • Trespassing was reported on Ben Hur Road in Mariposa. • Deputies investigated a report of harassment at the fairgrounds in Mariposa. • There was a missing orange cat reported on Highway 49 North in Mariposa. • A dog vs. dog incident […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Nov. 19-25

• EMS – 4 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions -0 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 and various […]


Cakewalk to feature artist Cakewalk Heirloom Bakery in Coulterville will be featuring a local artist beginning Saturday. Erica Wolfsen will have her artwork featured at the bakery starting Dec. 1. A reception is planned from 4-8 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the bakery, located at 5023 Main Street in Coulterville. The original art will be featured at the bakery […]

Thomas Foster

Thomas Eugene “Tom” Foster, 80, left this world to be with his savior, Jesus Christ, on Nov. 7, 2018. Tom is survived by his loving wife, MaryEllen. They met in 1966, married three months after their first date and enjoyed over 52 years together. Tom was born in Minnesota, and as a young child, moved with his parents and older […]

Celebration of life set for Miller

Norman Walter Miller passed away Nov. 15, 2018. He was born June 15, 1934. His family is asking everyone to join them for a celebration of his life. It will be Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1-6 p.m. at 8340 North Ann Ave. in Fresno, located corner of Willow and Teague on the south side of Teague. Coffee and cookies will […]

Darryl Greenamyer dies, had close connection to Mariposa

I have just became aware of the passing of Darryl George Greenamyer, aeronautical hero, with a local connection and known by a few of my age group. Darryl was the son of George and Bette Greenamyer, and was the legendary holder of many speed records, especially at the Reno Air Races, which he won 11 times. At the age of […]