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Annual Chamber car show coming next week

By ohtadmin | October 11, 2018

Our number one thing to talk about this month is Mariposa’s Annual Hot Rod and Custom Car Show. Get ready for this not miss event, taking place Oct. 19-21. The annual Mariposa Car Show brings in more than 3,000 people each year and this year’s event is going to knock your socks off. What to expect: • Friday, Oct. 19 […]

Explaining those new fees from SB 2

By ohtadmin | October 11, 2018

Anita Starchman-BryantOuch! What’s with that extra $75 recording fee? Since Jan. 1, the Mariposa County Recorder, along with every other county recorder in California, has been collecting an additional $75 fee for each recorded non-exempt document. The new fee is a result of the Building Homes and Jobs Act (Senate Bill 2) and locally impacts anyone who records documents at […]

Selfie madness not the right path

By ohtadmin | October 11, 2018

Wynter Sturtevant IIIA lot of words have been written and spoken over the importance of the self in our culture. Combined with advertisement, one cannot watch TV without watching commercials (if people even watch those anymore) with people trying to sell us things that are supposed to improve ourselves. Entire industries depend on us wanting a better self. If a […]

Pedestrians, bicyclists to be focus of CHP

By ohtadmin | October 11, 2018

The safety of pedestrians and bicyclists is the focus of a federal grant to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) for the coming year. The California Pedestrian and Bicyclist Enforcement and Education Project (CPBEEP) grant runs from Oct. 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019. During this year-long statewide campaign, CHP officers will conduct enhanced enforcement activities and public education campaigns. Bicycle […]

Free press is crucial now more than ever

By ohtadmin | October 11, 2018

This is National Newspaper Week. For decades, the week has been marked in America, celebrating not just newspapers, but the public’s right to know. The First Amendment of the Constitution addresses freedom of the press and free speech — bedrocks in our democracy. This year’s theme for National Newspaper Week is “Journalism Matters. Now more than ever.” We couldn’t agree […]

IN BRIEF …

By ohtadmin | October 11, 2018

Stroming Road closure set Mariposa County Public Works has announced the closure of Stroming Road at 5056 Stroming Road on Oct. 15-16 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The closure will not block residences, but will re-route access to residences. Any address southeast of the closure will need to be accessed using 6th Street, and those on the northwest will […]

Eppler’s experience crucial for district

By ohtadmin | October 11, 2018

Editor, I strongly urge you to vote for Judy Eppler for District 3 School Board member on November’s ballot. Judy has been a consistent and knowledgeable addition to the MCUSD School Board for the past seven years. In addition to her excellent service on the board, Judy carries more than 40-plus years of experience supporting Mariposa County public schools. Judy […]

Measure M is right for Mariposa County

By ohtadmin | October 11, 2018

Editor, Why I am voting for Measure M to raise the TOT by 2 percent? The 2 percent increase in TOT could bring in as much as $3 million to the county. That money will go toward increasing the abilities of the sheriff’s office to protect us, better roads and fire prevention. This increase will benefit everyone in the county […]

Robert Wayne McKnight

By ohtadmin | October 11, 2018

Robert McKnight was born into Depression era Long Beach, Calif. and grew up near the dairy farms, orchards and oil fields that dominated the area. After earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of Southern California (USC), Robert’s planned teaching career was put on hold as he served in the army at Fort Ord teaching artillery and mortar […]

Stephen Youngdale

By ohtadmin | October 11, 2018

Stephen Clifford Youngdale was born Sept. 23, 1951, in San Francisco. He passed away in a tragic accident on July 18, 2018, while camping in Amador County. Steve grew up in San Francisco and graduated from Mission High School in 1959. He moved to Yosemite in 1976 and worked for MCA’s Curry Company, and then Delaware North Company, throughout his […]