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Doctor faces prescription abuse charges

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

A local physician, Dr. Carolyn Rose, has been accused by the Medical Board of California of a number of medical missteps. The board is accusing Rose of repeatedly prescribing excessive amounts of controlled drugs for patients, and more. A 46-page report filed by the board on July 6 lists five serious violations by Dr. Rose: gross negligence, repeated negligent acts, […]

Respond with grace, not bitterness

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

Allison ByerleyCan you hold a grudge? I’ve met some people in my life who could recite to you every small hurt inflicted upon them from the time they were very small to the present day. They never forgot an angry word or slight, real or imagined. Do you know anyone like that? It’s not surprising that those same people are […]

What is the county doing about this disaster?

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

Editor’s note: The following letter from Lauri Kanarowski was received by the newspaper and we thought it would be of interest to the public. To: Kevin Cann, Marshal Long, Rosemarie Smallcombe, Miles Menetrey, Merlin Jones, Board of Supervisors of Mariposa County, Dallin Kimble, CAO RE: Economic Recovery Contingency Plan Follow-up Report and Survey This is a follow-up report regarding my […]

Music on Green set this weekend in Mariposa

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

CloudshipThe free summer concert series Music on the Green is once again on tap this weekend. It will feature Cloudship on Friday, Aug. 17, and on Saturday, Aug. 18, will be the the debut of the young, local jam band Soul Captives. Since forming in the summer of 2013, Cloudship has released four, self-produced recordings (two EPs, and two LPs […]

YARTS to offer free roundtrip passes to Yosemite, Merced

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

If you’ve been waiting to take a trip to Yosemite, or if you regularly travel to Merced to do your weekly grocery shopping, a new option could save a significant amount of money. Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) is offering Mariposa County residents free roundtrip passes — along the Highway 140 corridor — to Yosemite National Park and the […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

Aug. 6-12 • EMS – 4 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 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 […]

Ferguson Fire (finally) winding down

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

This Sikorsky helicopter is shown last Saturday in El Portal taking water from the Merced River to drop on the Ferguson Fire. Crews are making steady progress in suppressing the fire. Photo by Nicole W. LittleFrayed nerves. Tension. Fatigue. All of those, and much more, have been part of the psyche in Mariposa County since the night of Friday, July […]

CAL FIRE issues report in firefighter death

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

A “green sheet” report has been issued in the death of CAL FIRE Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney. Varney died July 14 when the bulldozer he was operating overturned in steep terrain in the Jerseydale area. The report was issued by CAL FIRE, which is common practice when there is a fatality involving a firefighter. The site of the […]

Willey convicted, to be sentenced Sept. 13

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

A Mariposa County man was convicted last Friday of two felony counts. Luke George Willey, 38, was convicted by a jury following the four-day trial. The charges were related to a Sept. 22, 2017, incident in which he is accused of breaking into a house in Mariposa County and brutally assaulting a man who was with his ex-girlfriend. Willey was […]

Officials seek help in case of missing hiker

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

Scott Tenczar A man has gone missing in Yosemite National Park and officials are seeking the public’s help. Scott Tenczar, 48, was last seen at the Bridgeport Ranger Station on July 25. He is an experienced hiker and knows the area well. He planned to backpack from Robinson Creek to Crown Lake, Matterhorn Canyon, Smedberg Lake, Seavey Pass and Peeler […]