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Museum seeking volunteers to help with printing and touring

This is the Chandler press that has been used for years to print various materials at the museum. Officials are hoping someone in the area knows how to operate the press — and can help out at the museum.Wanted: Someone to operate a late 1800s era printing press. Pay: Zero Satisfaction: Priceless “We’re somewhat hobbled,” said Miranda Fengel, office administrator […]


FREE Erin Baker has been diagnosed with terminal cancer; she plans to beat it

Erin Baker has been through more than most people can even imagine . You would think being diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in 2016 was about as bad as it can get. You would be wrong. Just last month, Erin, 40, who with her husband James owns the Gold Coin in Mariposa, found out even worse news. Her cancer […]

Catheys Valley board moves ahead with plan

It appears one thing is clear when it comes to the residents of Catheys Valley: They like where they live. However, how they want the future of the area to unfold is anything but clear and was evident during a marathon meeting last week that ended in a 5-4 vote by the Catheys Valley Community Planning Advisory Committee (CVCPAC). At […]

Reynolds out at park

Some say move politically motivated

 With little, or possibly no warning, Mike Reynolds is out as the superintendent of Yosemite National Park. The announcement came abruptly last week from the U.S. Department of the Interior, where it was announced Reynolds was being transferred. He will become the regional director of the Lower Colorado, Upper Colorado Basin and Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf regions. It is expected Reynolds will […]

Veterans memorial proposal to be considered by supervisors

 A crucial step in Mariposa County getting a veterans memorial will take place next month. In fact, it will take place on Nov. 12 — the day after Veterans Day. “We are asking people who support it to attend,” said Bill Yaley, chairman of the committee which has been working on the project. That project comes before the Mariposa County […]


Electric shutoffs unpredictable, frustrating

Having your power go out is one thing. Having it intentionally cut, with little warning, is another. That’s exactly what has been happening around Mariposa County as Pacific Gas & Electric continues what it calls its “public safety power shutoff” program. In other words, they are cutting power. Millions in California are being impacted by these shut offs. That includes […]

4-H program offers important life skills, past members stress

Shown, from left, are Doug Binnewies, Suzanne Cramer, Debbie Lester and Marshall Long, all advocates of the 4-H program in Mariposa County. Photo by Greg LittleEditor’s note: This is the final in a four-part series about the Mariposa County 4-H program. Being involved with the Mariposa County 4-H program means a lot of things to different people. Obviously, it means […]

Beastly beauty

A full weekend of performances are slated at Mariposa County High School as the musical “Beauty and the Beast” is set to be performed. There are four shows slated: Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. The cost is $8 for children 12 and under, […]

Land issues at forefront of planned Darrah Road bridge

Work on project is expected to begin in springtime

This bridge on Darrah Road is one of the most heavily traveled in Mariposa County. Photo by Matt JohnsonOne of the most important roads in Mariposa County will receive a major upgrade. A project will begin soon on Darrah Road that will replace the bridge located near Bootjack Market. “The project is such that it is of great transportation importance […]

Cox counters ruling, records now released

There have been more developments in the case involving local landowner Jerry Cox. Those developments include a document previously under seal being released by the court as well as a motion by Cox’s attorney to stay an order by Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Dana Walton to move forward with the sale of the property. The Cox case, ongoing for […]

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