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Fire threat remains real in Mariposa County

Work on repairing damage caused by the Detwiler Fire took place mainly in September and October of last year. Submitted photo by CAL FIRE Jaime Williams didn’t get to spend Christmas at home in December. Instead, she was part of the team battling the largest wildfire in California history. “In December,” said Williams, public information officer for the CAL FIRE […]

Rate increase hearing is slated in Coulterville

A town hall meeting about the proposed increases in water and sewer rates in Coulterville and Lake Don Pedro has been set. The meeting will be on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 4-6 p.m. at the Old Schoolhouse in Coulterville at the corner of Broadway and Cemetery streets. Representatives from the Mariposa County Department of Public Works will be at the […]

Danger still looms because of tree mortality in County

This photo of a house in this region illustrates the impact tree mortality has on homes and other property. Officials are working to remove as many trees as possible. Submitted photo by CAL FIRE Maybe it’s the end of the drought. Maybe it was the Detwiler Fire. Maybe it was the phenomenal amount of fires around the state. Maybe it […]

Loss of Moya a bitter pill to swallow, some in County say

Veruschka Moya Another year, another dispute in the healthcare community. Last year, the John C. Fremont Healthcare District dealt with the controversial departure of Dr. Grace Ang, and this year, another local physician is leaving her post due to issues with administration. Veruschka Moya, DNP, FNP-C, a family nurse practitioner, is leaving JCF’s Northside Clinic, located in Greeley Hill. She […]

Good nutrition to be focus of workshops

A new nutrition workshop is set to start in January, and it could be a catalyst for improving personal health in 2018. The eight week workshop is a partnership between John C. Fremont Healthcare District and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE). The nutrition classes start Jan. 18 and will be held every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. It will […]

Group digs heels in to defend Cox


A national organization is digging in its heels when it comes to a Mariposa County court case about property that has been placed in receivership. The National Coalition For Men (NCFM) has responded to Mariposa County Counsel Steve Dahlem’s late November letter and is requesting a large amount of information involving the case. The case involves local resident Jerry Cox, […]


Mariposa Museum and History Center featured on the front of 2018 phone book

Shown in the front are, from left, Jeri Meisenheimer, Roberta Phillips, Janine Clark, Sylvia Emery, Ruth Sellers, Mike Wenrich (museum board president) and Tom Phillips; back, Debbie Peters of Sierra Tel, Dale Meisenheimer, Dick Hutchinson, John Sullivan, Kim Sullivan, Ed Drechsler and Skip Skyrud. Photo by Nicole W. LittleIt may be something taken for granted these days, at least by […]

New bill will target fire insurance

Proposal seeks to force insurance companies to provide fair coverage

Defensible space, like shown here in this aerial photo following the Detwiler Fire, is a key factor in proposed legislation to address the issue of fire insurance in areas like Mariposa County. Photo by Nicole W. Little Legislation will be introduced in California to address the home insurance issue related to wildfires in the state. Rep. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) […]

Manna House continues tradition of providing basic needs for many people in Mariposa County

The spirit of giving

Larry Laity, right, and Jerry Griffith load bread into a trailer last week at Pioneer Market. Both are volunteers at Manna House and were preparing the Christmas meals given away to those in need in Mariposa County. Photo by Greg LittleSometimes, they are right next to us but we don’t have any clue what is happening. Such is the case […]

New event slated to honor all veterans in Mariposa County

 When Ophelia McInturff started her term as president of the local Rotary Club, she knew she wanted to do something to help veterans. As part of a service organization, every Rotary president is encouraged to start a community project they are passionate about. It didn’t take long for McInturff to make up her mind. “My passion has always been for […]

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