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Being positive is crucial for cancer survivor Leslie Foley

FREE A survivor — twice

There are many things that can be said about Leslie Foley. Cancer survivor — twice. Dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Loyal employee at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. However, one thing might stand above all of those: Positive attitude. “I count everyday as a blessing,” said Foley. Indeed. Foley, 57, was doing everything normal people do when she had just turned […]

Judge says Cox must vacate land

Ordered to leave by Oct. 30

Local landowner Jerry Cox has been ordered to vacate his property by Oct. 30. That was the ruling by Judge Dana Walton on Monday in a specially called hearing in Mariposa County Superior Court. There was a hearing held last week about the matter, however, officials from Mariposa County sought clarification about the court’s order for the sale of the […]

Crews get handle on Briceburg Fire


In the early afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 8, there was no mistaking a major fire was burning in Mariposa County. Cell phones captured it on video from various locations. In Cathey’s Valley, a look to the east was all that was needed because a huge plume of smoke had risen from the Briceburg Fire. That fire began on Oct. 6 […]

Hemp process continues with planning board



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

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


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 […]

Homecoming hoopla

Submitted photoHomecoming week is being celebrated at Mariposa County High School. The week features different themes each day: Wear Blue Day (bullying awareness), Decades Day, Disney Character Day, Teacher Lookalike Day, Green and Gold Day. Royalty include, in the back row, from left: Wyatt Rodriguez, Carson Arebalo, Cody Truchsess, Trevor McClard, Chris Marquez and Price Little; front, Kiah Bolton-Coats, Caitlyn […]

Stubborn fire burns in Briceburg area

Crews battling steep terrain

This photo shows the Briceburg Fire burning near the area of the Sweetwater Mine. Crews have been battling the blaze since Sunday and an incident command has been established at the fairgrounds. Submitted photoIt had been quite some time since smoke from a wildfire was hanging over Mariposa County for any extended amount of time. But that all changed on […]

Power shutoffs are possible in county


After a summer of relative quiet, high winds across California could force power outages in 30 counties, including Mariposa County. Though it was unknown as of our press time on Tuesday when, and where, any outages would occur, officials from Pacific Gas & Electric issued their warning on Monday morning. PG&E cited the issuance of a “Fire Weather Watch” by […]

Yosemite West water issue at key juncture


The need is obvious. How to achieve the solution, though, remains the biggest question. At issue is the water system which serves Yosemite West — and if it can serve more customers in the future, with conditions. The issue arose a couple of months ago when it became clear that NatureBridge, an educational organization associated with Yosemite National Park, had […]


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