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Madera County numbers still on the rise, Newsom will assist

By ohtadmin | July 30, 2020

Madera County has now reported more than 1,700 cases of Covid-19 and remains on the state’s watch list of counties with still-increasing positive case numbers. Meanwhile, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that eight Central Valley counties will receive nearly $52 million for coronavirus testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine efforts. Madera is one of those counties. On Monday, July 27, the […]

For the love of the land

By ohtadmin | July 30, 2020

Having worked with George Veater for 25 years, office manager Karen Conklin goes nose to nose with a young bronc at Veater Ranch. Photo by Kellie Flanagan Under the glow of the Milky Way, far beneath the billowing clouds, below towering pine and stately oak, hundreds of hooves pad the land known as Veater Ranch, as they have for decades. […]

JCF officially moving forward with return to Northside Clinic

By ohtadmin | July 30, 2020

It took some time and some patience, but the John C. Fremont Healthcare District is moving forward with a return to the former site of its Northside Clinic. When it was operational, the clinic served residents of Greeley Hill and Coulterville. But the clinic has been shut down ever since the building it is attached to — the Greeley Hill […]

Central Park in New York and Mariposa: The connection

By ohtadmin | July 30, 2020

“Everybody needs beauty, as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” — John Muir When you think about New York City, you may well have an image of congested streets, iconic landmarks and skyscrapers. But you may also have an image in mind of what has […]

SAFETY FIRST

By ohtadmin | July 30, 2020

Above, Mariposa Librarian Janet Chase-Williams wipes down books while getting them ready to check out to a patron. Below, Chase-Williams shows off the new tutoring room at the library, which was able to be constructed during the library closure due to Covid-19. The room was built with funding from Tillie Stroming. Photos by Matt JohnsonOne of the treasures of small […]

Teen stunned by car crashing into her house

By ohtadmin | July 30, 2020

Shown in the photos on this page is the aftermath of a vehicle crashing into a home off of Highway 140 on July 18. Submitted photosA girl in Mariposa got quite the surprise on Saturday, July 18, when a vehicle crashed into her home. At 4:44 p.m. that day, the Merced Communications Center of the California Highway Patrol received a […]

Two injured in Friday wreck

By ohtadmin | July 30, 2020

Two people suffered major injuries following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 49 South last week. According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 2:45 p.m., on Friday, July 24, a 2015 Chevrolet SUV driven by Juan Oquendo, 65, of Mariposa, was going south on Highway 49 just south of Kemble Road. The CHP said Oquendo was going around 70 miles […]

Probation Department honored by board

By ohtadmin | July 30, 2020

From left, Mariposa County Probation employees Larry Lingenfelter, Amanda Gilmore, Carla Shelton, Melissa Bassett, Pete Judy, Ryan Oliphant, Monique Beaudoin, Mayra Arellano-Rodriguez, Matt DiPirro, Heather Gann, John Trujillo, Nicole Deeter and Jaimie Yearwood are shown. Submitted photoMariposa County Chief Probation Officer Pete Judy has worked in probation services for decades, but he could never quite get his late mother to […]

Newest member of public works announced

By ohtadmin | July 30, 2020

The newest member of the Mariposa County Public Works Department was introduced to the public at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting on July 21. Ahmad Alkhayyat was introduced as the new roads and bridge manager, following the retirement of Cheryl Jay from that position. He was introduced by Mariposa County Public Works Director Mike Healy. “Ahmad is a […]

In pursuit of justice

By ohtadmin | July 30, 2020

Photo by Laura PhillipsSarah Ullrich, Sarah Murphy-Cook and Laura Lynn DelRoss are part of a group which is gathering outside the Midpines post office in support of racial justice. The group, which has ranged from one person to 30, and is open to anyone who wants to join them, has been meeting every night since the beginning of June. According […]