IN BRIEF …

Firewood program underway The annual Mariposa County Senior Firewood Program is now taking applicants. The program is for senior citizens who are in need of firewood for the winter season. Eligibility is based on age and income. Anyone who is interested in the program or who needs to verify their name is still on the list should contact the senior […]

Progress going well on Ben Hur Road work


These two photos show the progress being made on the repaving project on Ben Hur Road in Mariposa County. Submitted photosA critical stretch of Ben Hur Road is about to be much better. The 2-1/2 mile piece of road is being repaved, according to Mike Healy, public works director for Mariposa County. “It’s a major county road and was deteriorating […]

Dear PSPS: We don’t love you



Two steps forward and one step back. That was the case this week as some businesses barely in recovery from coronavirus restrictions and Creek Fire evacuations were forced to close again, while weary neighbors viewed the onslaught of online alerts and shook their heads in preparation for yet another relative hardship. This time it was all about power. Generators and […]

Hospital board resets meetings, discusses Covid-19



During last week’s meeting, Chief Nursing Officer Thomas Wilkinson of the John C. Fremont Healthcare District board updated the the county’s Covid-19 count, reporting that there had been 886 Covid-19 tests administered as of last week. There are only two active cases of the overall total 78 positive cases of Covid-19 in Mariposa County, and both patients are currently being […]

Hospital’s CEO says he has prostate cancer

Matthiessen to be taking some time off

The chief operating officer at John C. Fremont Healthcare District announced Tuesday he has prostate cancer and will be taking time off for treatment. Matthew Matthiessen made the announcement during a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. “It is a rather aggressive form of it,” said Matthiessen. However, Matthiessen told the board “this doesn’t change what has happened […]