Let me tell you what I do to help the youth


Audrey DavisHave you stopped by our local youth center lately? If you do, you will notice many fun happenings. During Spring Break ’19, Ethos got a makeover. The staff, with the help of many youth, cleaned, painted, re-arranged and purged. We said good bye to the brightly colored walls with years of historical writing, illustrations, graffiti and inspirational quotes. Though […]

Political Cartoon

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Showcasing Mariposa County for my own child and visitors


Greg LittleThis week, we premiere a new publication called “Discover Mariposa County.” The focus of the magazine, which we intend to print annually, is just that: discovering all of Mariposa County. The concept is to show visitors, and locals alike, the many things there are to do in the county besides visit Yosemite National Park. Of course, the park is […]

Card of Thanks

The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library (FoL) would like to thank all the dozens of volunteers who worked diligently during the May book sale. Over the four-day period, volunteers helped move, unpack, sort, arrange, sell and repack thousands of books. The Friends would also like to thank Pioneer Market for their generous donation of bags for […]

Another facet of Mariposa’s housing crunch


Leroy RadanovichFor some time the tourism industry has had a problem related to housing for its employees, so the focus has been on low income housing. But there seems to be another economic segment which also has housing problems resulting in long daily commutes and higher personal costs. Some folks come from as far away as Clovis and Fresno on […]

We’re all in this together


Allison ByerleyWhat does it mean to be great? Jesus has a paradoxical definition of greatness — the greatest is the one who is the servant of all. Humble yourself and you will be exalted. Sometimes in our rush to be the “greatest,” we forget. We think that being great means having the biggest, fanciest or the most. Yet, our nation […]

The glass coin a unique mint


Davis BryantThe Glass Cent is an experimental coin produced by the U.S. Mint in 1942, and gets its name from the material used to make it: glass. During the World War II, the Mint was looking for substitute material to make coins out of, since the war efforts demanded large quantities of metal. The product of the Mint’s efforts were […]

Growing tomatoes — part 3


This final part of the series on growing tomatoes in our hot, dry climate details proper cultivation techniques. In areas with no natural shade, use shade cloth to cool tomatoes during the hours of most intense sunlight (usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) Orient the shade structure so it is open to the east (no cloth on that side). […]

Medicare helps seniors use opioids in a safe way


If you get injured or have surgery, your doctor may prescribe opioids, a class of drugs used to treat pain. Although opioids can be an important part of treatment, they carry serious risks of addiction, abuse, and overdose, especially if used continuously. This is true even for seniors and other people with Medicare coverage. While illicit use is part of […]

State could force hand of county on issue of pot


A bill is now moving through the legislature in Sacramento that could potentially bring a marijuana shop to Mariposa County. Assembly Bill 1356 would require cities and counties in which the majority of the voters approved Proposition 64 to allow a certain number of shops based on a formula. The legislation indicates that locally, only one would likely be required. […]

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