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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 […]

As smoke clears, take time to head down to weekend music events

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

Cara GogerHoly smoke (literally)…this past month has been tough! On behalf of everyone at the Arts Council, I want to extend all our gratitude to the men and women who have worked tirelessly for the past month to keep our houses standing and our community safe. And for everyone who has been evacuated or negatively impacted by the Ferguson Fire, […]

Sierra Tel installs first of multiple Wi-Fi hot spots

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

The new Sierra Tel Wi-Fi zone is shown near the Visitor Center in Mariposa. Submitted photoSierra Tel announced the installation of the first of multiple Wi-Fi hot spots in Mariposa County. The hot spot is located at the Mariposa County Visitor Center, 5158 Highway 140 in Mariposa. The Wi-Fi signal covers the parking lot, visitor center and MoonBow Espresso. The […]

New youth baseball program starting

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

A new youth baseball program is starting in Mariposa . Mariposa County Parks and Recreation is starting“Mariposa Youth Baseball.” It will be held every Monday at Woodland Park, located at 3394 WoodlandDrive, from Monday, Aug. 6 to Nov. 5 of 2018.Games will not be played on Labor Day, which isSept. 3.The cost to play in the new program is $40.The […]

Thanks for the tireless work

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

Editor, I want to thank the administrators of the Facebook group “Mountain Fire and Emergency” for their tireless service during this stressful summer. They provided nearly 24 hour coverage of scanners as the summer fires raced on and were able to provide nearly real time, accurate, relevant information to the public that helped supplement official updates. Often they were asked […]

CIF basketball section championship games slated to head back to the Golden 1 Center

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

Will DeBoardIs there a bigger dream for a high school athlete than playing in a championship game in an arena that professional athletes play in? The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section boys and girls basketball section championship games are slated to head back to the Golden 1 Center, Assistant Commissioner Will De- Board announced at the Western Athletic Conference meeting in Los […]

Parade to be dedicated to memory of Van Meters

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

 The Lions Club of Mariposa recently announced it will be dedicating the 2018 Mariposa County Fair Parade to the memory of Don and Doris Van Meter, a local couple who volunteered extensively for the fair and for other community organizations. Their son Gary had this remembrance of them: Mom and dad’s romance began at a dance class when they were […]

Are you ready for some football?

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

MCHS senior Lorenzo Ibarra (shown with ball) played junior varsity football in 2016 but did not play football last season. He has rejoined the program and is expected to help carry the load as one of the varsity team’s running backs. MCHS opens its season on Aug. 17 at Minarets. Photo by Matt JohnsonFor some people, there are two time […]

Congressional debate will be held on Sept. 23

By ohtadmin | August 16, 2018

Rep. Tom McClintock and challenger Jessica Morse will be participating in a debate in Mariposa in September. McClintock, the incumbent Republican in California House District 4, and Morse, the Democrat in the race, will be taking the stage on Sunday, Sept. 23. The debate will be held at 2 p.m. at the Feister Auditorium on the campus of Mariposa County High […]

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 […]