2019-11-28 E-Edition

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Grizzlies bring home gold in title matchup

It was smiles, hugs and elation last Friday night in Turlock when the Mariposa Grizzlies won a nail-biter to capture the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 7 crown over Denair. You can find complete, in-depth coverage in our sports section. Photo by Matt JohnsonWhere do you even begin when it comes to a football game like the one held Friday in Turlock? […]

Lasting memories

 Inside this week’s newspaper you will find our annual “Home for the Holidays” edition. The edition has many features, including holidays stories written by local youth. It is also packed with advertising specials to get you started with holiday shopping — locally. There is also a holiday calendar of events, things to do in the region and much more. On […]

Money matters

FREE Proposal would hike many fees charged by the county

Residents of Mariposa County will get another chance to voice their opinions about proposed fee increases that could raise an additional $500,000 a year for the county. Some of the proposed increases are steep and the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors have said they are needed in order to offset costs. The topic was discussed during a board meeting last […]

Cox no longer owns his land, case now moves to discharge

Jerry Cox no longer owns his ranch in Mariposa County. “Escrow closed and the new owner is in possession,” said Andrew Adams, who represents California Receivership Group. He made that statement during a status hearing last week in Mariposa County Superior Court in the case involving Cox, owner of JDC Land, Co. The case has been at the forefront of […]

JCF will not seek March ballot measure


The John C. Fremont Healthcare District will not target a March 2020 ballot measure, its chief executive officer announced last week. During last week’s JCF board meeting, CEO Matthew Matthiessen said the district is instead targeting a ballot measure for the November 2020 election. Hospital officials are eyeing a bond proposal that would help pay for a new hospital facility. […]

Donations now being accepted for memorial

 A new Veterans Memorial is coming to Mariposa County. After more than a year of getting everything in order, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors recently approved the memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the Mariposa County Courthouse. The memorial came about from a simple conversation at the local Veterans of Foreign War post, according to Bill […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Nov. 18 – There was a report of a fire on Mary Harrison Mine Road in Coulterville. • Three handguns, two shotguns and ammo were to be destroyed on 10th Street in Mariposa. • A 130 gallon tank full of diesel was reported as stolen on Exchequer Road in Hornitos. • There was a report of a […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Nov. 18-24

• EMS – 3 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 2 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 […]

Sparking conversations with your child to be library workshop topic

Free family literacy workshops begin Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Mariposa Library. Included with each workshop will be a meal or snack and free books for children. Parents/caregivers and their children are invited to attend and may register for either evening or morning programs. Teens and English language learners are welcome. The six-month program is designed to help families develop […]