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Concerned about vaping

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

Editor, As both a parent and the Health Officer for Mariposa County, I am concerned about the alarming increase in the use of e-cigarettes (also known as vaping) by our teenagers in Mariposa County. While we have known about the increasing use of e-cigarettes by youth since a 2016 report by the U.S. Surgeon General, the country has experienced a […]

Local group will be in Sonora women’s march

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

In place of its January general meeting, Progressive Mariposa members will be traveling to Sonora in Tuolumne County to join in the 2019 Women’s March. The Sonora Women’s March participants will meet at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at the courthouse located at 41 Yaney Avenue, Sonora. The Women’s March will begin at 11 a.m. Speakers at the courthouse will begin […]

The ‘winning’ is killing us, Mr. Trump

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

Editor, The shutdown now continues into this week … horrible for all American families, catastrophe for others. The “Great Embarrassment” this shutdown, or President Trump, will come to be known. So let’s try to get this straight. President Trump promised the nation that he was going to build a “big, beautiful wall” and that Mexico was going to pay for […]

Soccer boys keep the pace with league-leading Le Grand, tie 2-2

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

MCHS soccer coach Miguel Ramirez (center) has his team reaching new heights this season. Photo by Matt JohnsonIf there’s one thing sports fans hate, it’s a competition that ends in a tie. But ties are allowed in soccer, and Mariposa County High School boys soccer coach Miguel Ramirez, couldn’t have been more excited to end Friday’s game tied with the […]

Willey’s prison sentence reduced slightly

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

Luke WilleyThe prison sentence of an area man convicted of a violent attack in 2017 has been reduced. Luke George Willey, 39, was originally sentenced by Judge Robert F. Moody in September to seven years, four months in San Quentin State Prison. Now, Willey has had his sentence reduced to six years by Moody. Fines and restitution orders remain intact. […]

CalFresh benefits may post to accounts early

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

The federal government shutdown has led to uncertainty on many fronts in the United States, including CalFresh, sometimes referred to as SNAP. CalFresh is for people with low incomes who meet federal income eligibility rules and want to add to their budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. According to county officials, 1,854 community members in Mariposa […]

How Highway 140 changed Mariposa

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

Shown is the Mariposa Auto Court (now the Mariposa Lodge). When we arrived in Mariposa in 1943, it had been less than two years since the route through town for Highway 140 had significantly changed. Instead of turning right on 7th Street, the highway continued straight north as it does today. In the early 1930s, the original highway from Catheys […]

Shutdown affecting more than just federal employees

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

Katherine Ogilvie is shown, as well as one of her products. Submitted photoA month ago, Katherine Ogilvie never knew what was in store. “I don’t follow government with a magnifying glass,” said Ogilvie. The government shutdown has made life difficult — and downright worrisome — for Ogilvie. The Mariposa County resident is the successful business owner of Traditional Craft Kits. […]

PG&E to file for bankruptcy protection

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

This photo is from the 2017 Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County and shows PG&E crews working to restore power even as the fire was still burning. Massive wildfires, and liabilities, in California has forced the utility to file for bankruptcy. Photo by Nicole W. Little Facing the possibility of billions of dollars in liabilities, Pacific Gas & Electric will file […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 2 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 fire/medical and […]