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Hemp process continues with planning board

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

The cultivation of hemp in Mariposa County has been a topic of hot discussion dating back to the spring. At Friday’s Mariposa County Planning Commission meeting, the issue at hand was essentially whether to begin moving forward toward allowing hemp cultivation in the county or whether to continue tabling the issue. The commission voted 3-2 to recommend that the Mariposa […]

Royal treatment

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

Photo by Matt JohnsonDuring a special rally held last Friday on the Mariposa County High School campus, Carson Arebalo (right) was announced as the 2019 MCHS homecoming king, while Patricia Flanagan (right) was named the queen. The rally featured music, games and even a pep talk from athletic director Trace DeSandres, who pumped up the students by leaping over a […]

The 4-H ‘family’ is critical to its success, many members say

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

Shown from left are 4-H youth Danny Brown, Savannah Brown, Eric Brown, Jack Bertram and Raegan Broomfield. Photo by Greg Little Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series about the Mariposa County 4-H program. At the ripe old age of 19, Raegan Broomfield was the veteran in the room. For 14 years, Broomfield has been a member […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

Sheriff’s Daily Log Oct. 7 – Power poles were down on Silva Road in Mariposa. • There was an injured fawn in the road on Highway 49 North in Mariposa. • Loose llamas and sheep were reported on Kemble Road in Mariposa. • Misplaced cats were reported on Allen Court in Mariposa. • There was a vehicle fire on Stonecrest […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

• EMS – 7 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 2 • Auto Collisions – 1 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 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 […]

Go West, car show all set for this weekend

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

The eighth annual Mariposa-Yosemite Hot Rod and Custom Car Show will be happening this week. In addition, the annual Mariposa Go West Festival is also taking place. At one point, officials had canceled the car show because of the Briceburg Fire, however, it will be held from Oct. 18-20. Event coordinator Scott Fiester of the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce […]

IN BRIEF …

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

Farm Bureau dinner date reset The annual Mariposa Farm Bureau dinner has been rescheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 19. It was reset because of the ongoing Briceburg Fire. The program will support youth agricultural programs and honor the 2019 Mariposa County Farm Bureau’s Friend of Agriculture, Elnora George. The menu will be ribeye steak dinners prepared by Bill Hodson and […]

James P. Hunter

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

James P. Hunter peacefully passed away in Merced, Calif. on Oct. 10, 2019. He was 92 years old. Jim was born and raised in Douglasville, Ga. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp and served in Okinawa in World War II. After the war he was stationed at Castle Air Force Base. While there, he met his wife […]

County on the path toward enhancing creek parkway

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

What is the Mariposa Creek Parkway? It’s talked about from time to time in the community, but what does it encompass? What is the status of it? Those details were discussed last week at a Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting. The parkway has been a vision held by many officials in Mariposa County for a long time. The parkway […]

Bargains available at Habitat Resale Store sale this week

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

Pictured is Roger Powell, Executive Director of HFH of Mariposa County at Habitat’s ReSale Store. Submitted photoThe public is invited to a special event at the Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County Resale Store. It will be held at the Resale Store at 5320 Highway 49 North, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On […]