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Local woman to be on upcoming show

Above is a promo for the new NBC show featuring The Rock. Below is Ayonna Procter, who will be featured in the competition. Submitted photosLife has had its share of challenges for Ayonna Procter. Procter, 32, is one of 64 competitors to be featured on the upcoming television series, “The Titan Games.” The show is hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” […]

Yosemite West plaque honors fallen firemen

Shown are members of the U.S. Forest Service Arrowhead Strike Team who lost Captain Brian Hughes during the Ferguson Fire. Shown, from from left, are Eric Galvan, Joe Suarez, Isaac Garcia and Antonio Vargas; back, Martin Rodriguez, Brian Valle, Thomas Chavez, Adrian Encinia, Fabian Lorena, Andrew Encinia, Juan Martinez, Andrew Vogel, Edwin Diaz, Charles Veavea and Tyson Moya. Submitted photoIt’s […]


Temporary homeless shelter is operational

Mark Comton, left, and David Vanderpool of the Mariposa County Heath and Human Service Department, rake rocks on the floor of one of the tents at the temporary homeless shelter. They were preparing it for the new flooring installation that happened last week. Photo by Greg LittleMany times, the pace of government can be painstaking slow. But other times, when […]

New museum fence is going up despite the Rail Grinch incident

Sam Bolton, right, swings a sledgehammer on Monday while John Saucedo secures a cedar rail at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. Photo by Greg LittleIn spite of a Christmas Grinch, the Mariposa Museum and History Center is getting a new cedar fence. “We had a long day yesterday,” said Sam Bolton of Blue Ridge Services. He was talking about […]

Christmas parade is Saturday, other events set


The annual Merry Mountain Christmas Parade is set for this Saturday in Mariposa. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. and will proceed down Highway 140. The theme this year is “Christmas Carols.” Following the parade, there will be the annual Lion’s Club tree lighting ceremony at the courthouse. At that event, there will also be free cocoa, hot dogs, popcorn […]

There’s no place like this home for holidays

From left, Brady Martin, Katie Martin and Eli Martin are shown in their home in Mariposa. They are one of the families taking part in this year’s Soroptimist Christmas Home Tour. Not pictured is Katie’s husband, Blair. Photo by Matt JohnsonChristmas and the holiday season leading up to it are all about friends and family. One local family had quite […]


Local man had instrumental role in developing the Hubble Telescope and so much more related to space

Above, Cliff and Mary Lou Gardner look over some of the honors he received for being a part of the Hubble Space Telescope program. He worked on the project for 13 years and was at Cape Kennedy when it finally launched aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Below is the Hubble after it was deployed into space. The telescope continues to send […]

Big hearing set Jan. 7 in Cox matter

How the controversial case against local resident Jerry Cox will turn out remains anyone’s guess. However, that may become clearer just after the first of the year when a key hearing is scheduled in Mariposa County Superior Court. Cox is the owner of JDC Land Company and the property was ordered into receivership in July 2017 by Judge Dana Walton. […]

Rain helps in area; more now expected

CAL FIRE lifts burning ban

Rain gauges around the county finally saw some moisture over the past week. More rain is expected this week. Photo by John Mabon Desperately needed rain and snow finally made its way to Mariposa County. After a long spring and summer, and most of fall without precipitation, moisture came this way last week and more is expected to arrive this […]

Pakistan visit is eye-opening for Rotary members


Editor’s note: This is the final in a two-part series about a recent trip taken to Pakistan by members of the Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club. Ophelia McInturff and Bill Lowe have a new perspective on one part of the world — Pakistan. The two, along with Ophelia’s husband, Richard, went to Pakistan last month as members of the Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club […]

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