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Michael Reynolds named to top position at Yosemite


U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has announced Michael T. (Mike) Reynolds will be the superintendent of Yosemite National Park in California. He also named Paul Daniel (Dan) Smith the Nation al Park Service’s acting director, replacing Reynolds, who has exercised the authority of NPS director since Jan. 3, 2017. Reynolds, a 31-year NPS veteran and a third-generation NPS […]

PG&E says any talk of closing local office is in early stages

PG&E officials are not saying a whole lot about the possibility of closing various offices around the region — including Mariposa. The issue arose last week when information was released on a Facebook page post which included what appear to be internal proposals from PG&E about the possibility of restructuring offices in its service areas in northern California. “I would […]

Park visitation back at ‘normal’ levels for 2017

Visitors are shown in this photo at Glacier Point during the 2016 visit of former President Barack Obama. They were waiting for the President to clear the area as he walked down a trail. In 2016, a record number of people visited the Park. It was down some last year, but remains strong. Photo by Greg LittleVisitation at Yosemite National […]

Yosemite Starbucks draws mixed feelings

  When the first pack mules headed into Yosemite, they probably carried old-time coffee pots. Generations later, much has changed. Yosemite will now offer the international coffee brand Starbucks to its visitors. But many people are voicing their concerns about the addition of Starbucks products to the offerings currently available at Yosemite National Park. Lisa Cesaro, marketing manager for Yosemite […]


Rudy is back on regular duty

Deputy Rudy Mirelez, left, is shown on Tuesday morning at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting, flanked by Sheriff Doug Binnewies. Mirelez returned to regular duty this week. Photo by GregLittleA Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy who became the subject of statewide, and even national, news after being shot is now back on duty. Rudy Mirelez, 37, was shot […]

Love at first bite

Shark Tank proves a success for grandson of local couple

Chris Healy and Lindsay Barto are shown making their presentation in front of the “sharks,” who were donning long wigs. Courtesy photos from ABC TelevisionWhen most people swim with sharks, they don’t want to get bit. But in this case, Chris Healy was hoping for a bite. Healy, a man with ties to Mariposa County, appeared on Sunday on the […]


Piney Creek area residents say they are fed up with constant gunfire, trash and more in area

Shown are spent shotgun shells and other trash that is regularly found in the Piney Creek area of northern Mariposa County. Local residents are fed up with the amount of shooting that is taking place in the area. Submitted photo Residents who live in the northern Mariposa County area around Piney Creek are fed up and want action. “This is […]

Flu making its way throughout Mariposa County

Vaccine is offered for free at County Health Department

 It’s here, and it’s back with a vengeance. Influenza is working its way across California. The flu has already killed two elderly women in Fresno, and in Southern California, health officials are reporting a rise in flu cases. “It has every likelihood to be a bad flu season,” said Mariposa County Public Health Officer Eric Sergienko. “We’re seeing levels of […]

Little known after hearing for Willey

Behind-the-scenes maneuvering was the order of the day on Tuesday in the case of a local man accused of 10 felony counts. Luke Willey, 38, who faces a myriad of felony charges stemming from the case, will have a preliminary hearing on Jan. 30 in Mariposa County Superior Court. Attorney Linden Lindahl of Fresno and Mariposa County Deputy District Attorney […]

Smallcombe takes over helm of board

Rosemarie SmallcombeThe Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has a new chairperson. Mariposa County District 1 Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe was elected the chair during Tuesday’s meeting, the first of 2018. Smallcombe takes over for Supervisor Marshall Long, who served as chairman during 2017. The motion to appoint Smallcombe was made by Supervisor Kevin Cann and seconded by Supervisor Miles Menetrey. It […]

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