Nearly all events canceled or delayed

FREE Some local business are also making changes, including emphasis on take out orders

UPDATED CLOSURES (3/20/20 1 p.m.) Please note, some of those listed below are still operating, but closed to the public.: All branches of the Mariposa Public Library until further notice; Mining and Mineral Museum; Mariposa Museum and History Center; Mariposa County offices; John C. Fremont hospital billing department; Mariposa Heritage House is closed, but will be open on Tuesdays and […]

Mass for Seymour delayed


The Seymour family would like to respectfully recognize the health concerns of our community, and postpone the Mass and memorial for Carmen Leiva that was to take place on Saturday, March 21 at St. Josephs. The date for the Mass will be announced at a later date.

Relay for Life is canceled, but the battle continues

FREE Monetary help still a focus for organization

Cancer never sleeps, but its fundraising efforts may have taken a backseat to the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Just as teams were ramping up preparations for Relay for Life: Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure, news began to break about the fast-moving viral illness that has put public events on hold for the time being and placed the nation — even […]

Vigilance and resolve needed in time of crisis


You would have to have been under not only a rock, but a giant bolder to not know about the Covid-19 virus spreading across the nation. The virus, which has no known vaccine, has swept across the globe and impacted every state in America. California has been hit especially hard — and will for the foreseeable future. From the closing […]

Bashing the media is a ridiculous practice


In the past week or so, there’s no doubt the coronavirus pandemic has been front and center for the entire world. On several occasions recently, I’ve had people tell me the entire virus episode is nothing more than hype by the media. Wait, what? It boggles my mind this is the mentality. I just can’t understand the thought process behind […]

Political Cartoon


The census is crucial for economic development in Mariposa County


Lately, Mariposa County has had many announcements regarding grant awards. We’ve received money to design the Mariposa Creek Parkway, renovate downtown, clean up after tree mortality, conserve our agricultural lands, help with home hardening and many other projects and services. There are many factors that go into the calculation of successful grants, but one of the biggest is the ability […]

Card of Thanks


Wow! What a wonderful community we have in Mariposa. After the loss of Sgt. Salome Williams you all came together to help raise money for his pregnant widow, Tabitha, and their children. Watching the support pour in was absolutely humbling. Words will never be enough to thank you. With the help of fundraisers from Pizza Factory and 1850 Restaurant + […]

Be a part of the needed solutions


Awareness months are so common-place now, it’s easy to lose sight of the important ones. Especially when you work with so many programs that support many awareness causes. Because of this, we at Alliance have asked some of our programs to elaborate on which ones they find to be the most important, and to include ways that our community members […]

Madera schools closed, impacts continue


The dominoes began to fall swiftly as events around town are postponed and canceled in the wake of news surrounding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Television media increased their coverage wall-to-wall, and rumblings could be heard of the potential for gatherings to be avoided and then, seemingly suddenly, the closures — not the virus — hit home in the foothills: one […]