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District teachers get a bump in pay

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

School board member Judy Eppler (center) was honored by Superintendent Robin Hopper (left) and new board president Wayne Forsythe (right) for Eppler’s service as president of the board. Photo by Matt Johnson Teachers across the Mariposa County Unified School District will receive a bump in pay over the next two school years, effective immediately. The district reached a two-year settlement […]

LIVIN’ THE DREAM

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

Basketball is back at Greeley Hill. Shown opening the game, leaping for possession of the ball are Lake Don Pedro’s Kylie Cogley (left) and Greeley Hill’s Jacob Pebworth. Photos by Matt Johnson As the first shot by Jadon Rapier went into the hoop and through the net, Rapier and his teammates from Greeley Hill raced back down the court with […]

School district ponders museum storage request

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

The Northern Mariposa County History Center recently acquired a building it will be restoring in Coulterville. Russell Barrett Shivley, daughter of Frank and Ila Barrett, gifted the NMCHC the building and the property that shares a wall with the existing museum. Frank and Ila were each descendants of early pioneer families who settled in Coulterville. Members of the organization are […]

Rural utility rates point of consternation

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

On paper, it seems pretty simple. In reality, it’s anything but simple. But after a marathon session last week of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, what became reality is that some residents in rural areas are going to see their utility rates skyrocket while others are not going to change. At issue were water and wastewater rates in various […]

Biomass plant not good for Mariposa County

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

Editor, One more unproven project promoted by a chosen few is of great concern to many of us residing in close proximity to the proposed biomass site. Yes, the current front page article in the Mariposa Gazette regarding the proposed Biomass plant is crucial. Allowing this plant an unconditional use permit in the light manufacturing zone is unacceptable. The site […]

Assessment for Bridalveil rehab to be topic of upcoming meeting

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

Shown is Bridalveil Fall, where officials are taking input from the public about proposed upgrades to the area. A public meeting will be held Feb. 28 in Mariposa. Photo by Greg LittleYosemite National Park has announced the release of the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (Bridalveil Fall EA). The public comment period for the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment is […]

Getting back into the game

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

 Sometimes, taking a break from a routine is a healthy exercise. Such is the case with me when it comes to writing opinion columns. I wrote my first column nearly 40 years ago and have been writing them pretty regularly ever since. But for the past couple of years, I took a break from the weekly exercise. There were many […]

Gardening in climate change

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

Gardening in this time of increasing global temperatures, rising sea levels and changing environments is challenging to say the least. In our own locale, we notice significant impact on our backyard habitats: • With higher average temperatures and inconsistent precipitation, plants are blooming earlier and growing seasons are becoming unpredictable. Even warm-weather plants like tomatoes are producing poorly because of […]

Vision of Mariposa County’s future discussed during meeting of board

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

What does the future of Mariposa County look like? That simple question is anything but simple. Mariposa County Chief Administrative Officer Dallin Kimble addressed that issue during a meeting of the board of supervisors on Tuesday. “Once we establish a vision, we can determine the objectives,” said Kimble. Kimble gave an overview of how he has been spearheading the effort […]

Local club donates to Mountain Crisis

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

Bria Kemp (center), program specialist for Mountain Crisis, accepts a donation check for $1,000 from Pat Perry (right), representing Soroptimist International of Mariposa while Audrey Davis (left), MCS prevention specialist, looks on. The funds will be used to help support the Mountain Crisis Safe Houses. Submitted photoSoroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a $1,000 donation which will benefit Mountain Crisis. […]