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SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN

By ohtadmin | January 10, 2019

As the partial federal government shutdown continues into a third week, many questions remain about when the impasse may end and how it is impacting Yosemite National Park. The shutdown has set in motion various moves by elected officials, agencies and others in order to combat the negative impacts, especially concerning national park areas. That includes a decision by the […]

Area Fishing Forecast

By ohtadmin | January 10, 2019

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YARTS raises fares for travel to Yosemite

By ohtadmin | January 10, 2019

Effective Jan. 1, Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) service has a new fare rate structure that reflects a fare increase — the first in more than 10 years. The increase was approved in October 2018 by the Joint Powers Authority Board and the Authority Advisory Committee, which is made up of members of the public, local businesses as well […]

Childcare workshop slated at library in Mariposa

By ohtadmin | January 10, 2019

The Mariposa County Library will be holding a free childcare workshop on Saturday, Jan. 26. Child Care 101 will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for young adults ages 13-21. It is geared toward those who might be caring for younger brothers and sisters, a neighbor’s children, those interested in becoming a childcare professional, or even simply taking […]

Mariposa during World War II and immediately after

By ohtadmin | January 10, 2019

In the years following the end of World War II, the logging industry in the county had changed significantly since the 1800s.World War II saw many families leaving Mariposa County for war-related activities. The county population in 1943 was perhaps 4,000 or fewer. There was little growth related to land use or economic development. Much of rural Mariposa County was […]

Card of Thanks

By ohtadmin | January 10, 2019

We would like to take this opportunity to thank four Mariposa businesses that really put the sparkle in our Christmas. We know how lucky we are to live in Mariposa, but sometimes we get a very pleasant reminder, such as Tim at Mariposa Sign & Print. We had an idea for a sign as a Christmas present for friends. Tim […]

Mean Gene Okerlund brought wrestling to a brand new level

By ohtadmin | January 10, 2019

Mean Gene OkerlundIt made national news, but the death of a staple in entertainment certainly wasn’t up there with the government shutdown or anything like that. Yet when “Mean” Gene Okerlund died at the age of 76 last week, it ended an era that began so many years ago in the Upper Midwest. Born in Sisseton, S.D., population 2,400, Okerlund […]

New laws range dramatically

By ohtadmin | January 10, 2019

Anita Starchman-BryantWhile we were ringing in the new year, many new laws went into effect in California on Jan. 1. From guns to kids meals to straws, here are some that caught my eye. Minimum wage Senate Bill 3 was originally chaptered in 2016 and requires that the minimum wage be increased at the beginning of every year. As of […]

Give thanks for helping others

By ohtadmin | January 10, 2019

Allison ByerleyI have an older dog who is in “puppy hospice.” She has terminal kidney disease, and I know one day in the not-too-distant future, I will have to let her go. I know from experience how difficult and sad that time will be. This time of year often reminds me of all I have loved who have passed away. […]

Quinn to address fire issue

By ohtadmin | January 10, 2019

Bernie QuinnA recap of state fires and how to prepare for the future will be addressed for the public at an upcoming gathering. It will be on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 9:45 a.m. at the Miners Roadhouse. The meeting is being presented by the Mariposa Democratic Club. With California still reeling from the last few years of catastrophic fires, including […]