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Virginia Scott named Parade Grand Marshal

Virginia Scott is shown at the Mariposa Museum & History Center, where she volunteers as a docent. She’ll be riding in style this Saturday when the annual fair parade travels through Mariposa. Photo by Nicole W. LittleThe Lions Club of Mariposa recently named Virginia Johnson Scott as its 2018 Mariposa County Fair parade grand marshal. Scott authored a brief autobiography […]

Quilt ‘til you wilt: Community member enjoys nearly 20 years of entering quilts in county fair



Julie Tyra is shown sitting next to her quilting machine. She has taught her skill to a number of friends. She said when she runs into a problem with her quilting, she searches YouTube for answers. As for her entries at the fair, she said the ribbons that mean the most to her are the people’s choice awards. Photo by […]

Receivership is possibility for utilities in north county


The possibility exists that utilities in northern Mariposa County could go into receivership — leaving any rate hikes up to the court. That was the discussion held last week during a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. The utilities in question are Coulterville water and sewer along with the Don Pedro sewer system. Residents in those areas have […]

Modernization of high school sought

Board seeks to move forward


If you have a strong opinion on how Measure L bond funds should be spent in the Mariposa County Unified School District, you will want to mark Sept. 13 on your calendar. That’s the evening the MCUSD school board will hear a report and possibly take action on a proposal for the first steps toward Mariposa County High School modernization. […]

Fire, TOT topics for tourism board


Taxes and the Ferguson Fire dominated the discussion last week during a meeting of the Yosemite-Mariposa County Tourisum Bureau. With the devastating impact of the fire, it led off the discussion of the board. The fire burned for more than a month and closed Highway 140 for the same amount of time, dealing a deadly blow to commerce in Mariposa. […]

Enter lottery for debate tickets

  Local residents still have a chance to enter the lottery for tickets to the upcoming California Congressional District 4 debate. The debate will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, at the auditorium at Mariposa County High School. Incumbent Republican Rep. Tom McClintock will face off against Democrat challenger Jessica Morse in a debate that has drawn interest from […]

OVER AND OUT

Ferguson Fire now contained, various work still ongoing

A firefighter picks up hose on Highway 41 near Chinquapin after battling a spot fire Friday, Aug. 10 during the Ferguson Fire. The fire has now been declared 100 percent contained. Photo by United States Forest Service/Stuart Palley Thirty-eight days later and the Ferguson Fire has finally been declared contained. The blaze, which has disrupted commerce and vacation plans of […]

Highway 41 to open Friday, Glacier Point still closed

Highway 41 in Yosemite will be opening at 8 a.m. Friday, according to park officials. The road has been closed because of the Ferguson Fire. Though the fire is now listed as 100 percent contained, there are still fire crews working in the area, including a fire camp at the Badger Pass ski area. Scott Gediman, public relations officer for […]

Inside this issue …

Believe it or not, the Mariposa County Fair begins next week. The annual event draws people from all over the country, who also celebrate with old friends. This year, the fair book is being presented in a new, modern format. It is 60 pages, all slick stock paper, with full-color throughout. This year’s book features stories about many of the […]

Ranger found dead at Yosemite


John Cogdell IIIA season park ranger has been found dead at Yosemite National Park. John Blevins Cogdell III was found deceased in Yosemite Valley on Friday, Aug. 17. He was first reported missing on Aug. 15, according to Scott Gediman, public information officer for Yosemite. Gediman said Cogdell was a seasonal campground ranger. Those rangers generally greet campers and handle […]


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