2019-10-31 E-Edition

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FREE Erin Baker has been diagnosed with terminal cancer; she plans to beat it

Erin Baker has been through more than most people can even imagine . You would think being diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in 2016 was about as bad as it can get. You would be wrong. Just last month, Erin, 40, who with her husband James owns the Gold Coin in Mariposa, found out even worse news. Her cancer […]

Catheys Valley board moves ahead with plan

It appears one thing is clear when it comes to the residents of Catheys Valley: They like where they live. However, how they want the future of the area to unfold is anything but clear and was evident during a marathon meeting last week that ended in a 5-4 vote by the Catheys Valley Community Planning Advisory Committee (CVCPAC). At […]

Reynolds out at park

Some say move politically motivated

 With little, or possibly no warning, Mike Reynolds is out as the superintendent of Yosemite National Park. The announcement came abruptly last week from the U.S. Department of the Interior, where it was announced Reynolds was being transferred. He will become the regional director of the Lower Colorado, Upper Colorado Basin and Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf regions. It is expected Reynolds will […]

Veterans memorial proposal to be considered by supervisors

 A crucial step in Mariposa County getting a veterans memorial will take place next month. In fact, it will take place on Nov. 12 — the day after Veterans Day. “We are asking people who support it to attend,” said Bill Yaley, chairman of the committee which has been working on the project. That project comes before the Mariposa County […]


Electric shutoffs unpredictable, frustrating

Having your power go out is one thing. Having it intentionally cut, with little warning, is another. That’s exactly what has been happening around Mariposa County as Pacific Gas & Electric continues what it calls its “public safety power shutoff” program. In other words, they are cutting power. Millions in California are being impacted by these shut offs. That includes […]

4-H program offers important life skills, past members stress

Shown, from left, are Doug Binnewies, Suzanne Cramer, Debbie Lester and Marshall Long, all advocates of the 4-H program in Mariposa County. Photo by Greg LittleEditor’s note: This is the final in a four-part series about the Mariposa County 4-H program. Being involved with the Mariposa County 4-H program means a lot of things to different people. Obviously, it means […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Oct. 21 – Suspicious circumstances were reported on Monte Vista Lane, East Whitlock and East Westfall roads and Joe Howard Street, all in Mariposa. • There were on-going loose dog issues on Hunters Valley Road in Bear Valley and on Greeley Hill Road in Coulterville. • Harassment was reported on Coakley Circle in Mariposa. • There was […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Oct. 21-27

• EMS – 9 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 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 […]

Exhibit opening set Nov. 1

Lorie Setterberg will have this piece, “JT’s Break,” on display during the exhibit.The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to join five local artists for discussion, wine and hors d’oeuvres at the reception for a new exhibition: Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water. It will be on Friday, Nov. 1, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery, 5009 Highway 140, […]