Rural utility rates point of consternation

Some rates will skyrocket, others won’t change at all

On paper, it seems pretty simple. In reality, it’s anything but simple. But after a marathon session last week of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, what became reality is that some residents in rural areas are going to see their utility rates skyrocket while others are not going to change. At issue were water and wastewater rates in various […]

Lawson Studios announces new location, various changes within the organization

Pictured from left are Dave Lawson, Heather Lawson, Kim Lawson, Chenise Perry and Kyle Kjobech. Not pictured: Claudia Dysard. Submitted photoLawson Studios has announced a new location. It will be located at 40091 Enterprise Drive, Suite A in Oakhurst. It is located next to Oakhurst Feed and Pet Supply. Lawson Studios is a full service screen printing, graphic design and […]

Grizzly sports teams looking to grab gold

Noe Patterson and the MCHS girls soccer team are heading to the play- offs.It’s been a successful winter sports season for Mariposa County High School. The Grizzlies have excelled in every sport. From the hardwood of the basketball court to the grass of the soccer field, the Grizzlies have been at or near the top of the Southern League in […]

Caring about kids

On Feb. 5 Rotarian Vince Kehoe (right) presented a check for $500 to the Kops for Kids program to fellow Rotarian, Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies. Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club supports many local community events and causes. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password […]

Hannah Swiecki wins first ever local contest in Poetry Out Loud

From left, Taj McCoy-El (judge), Laura Phillips (Mariposa County Poetry Out Loud Coordinator), Laura Lynn LaNotte-Hays (judge), Hannah Swiecki (winner), Tyler Mangan (second place), Daisy Wellcome (event coordinator), Tyson Wellcome (judge) and Brooke Dobson (MCHS faculty) are shown after the completion of the Poetry Out Loud Contest, which was held last Thursday at the MCHS auditorium. Photo by Matt JohnsonWho […]

Rotary members hear details about local Fire Safe Council

Brittani Perez, right, is shown holding the Rotary Four Way Test pin, given to her by President Ophelia McInturff. Submitted photo by Ron IudiceThe Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club recently welcomed Brittani Perez, Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council, as its guest speaker during its weekly breakfast meeting. Perez addressed the club by presenting a timely (in […]

District teachers get a bump in pay

School board member Judy Eppler (center) was honored by Superintendent Robin Hopper (left) and new board president Wayne Forsythe (right) for Eppler’s service as president of the board. Photo by Matt Johnson Teachers across the Mariposa County Unified School District will receive a bump in pay over the next two school years, effective immediately. The district reached a two-year settlement […]

Stanley appointed to head Highway Patrol

Warren StanleyWarren Stanley, 56, of Sacramento has been appointed Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., where he has been serving as Acting Commissioner since 2017. Stanley has been employed with the CHP since 1982 and is one of the distinguished few to hold every position from Officer to Commissioner within the CHP. While […]

Your photos

Reader Frank Mock took this photo of the sunset with his iPhone in the Raymond area. Mock is a Sheriff’s Community Organized Policing Effort (SCOPE) unit member and took the photo while performing house checks. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to Please include your name and a short description of the […]


Girl Scout Troop 132 learns about race cars from Cook Motorsports

Glen Cook is shown standing next to his race car while the local Girl Scouts look on. Submitted photoCook Motorsports got involved with community outreach as it helped local Girl Scout Troop 132 earn its “Get Moving” Journey Badge. The children used STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to learn how race cars can go faster, with safety being […]

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