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Photo club set to feature flora, fauna and helping

Shown is a flower photo taken by Sean Werle, who will be the next guest speaker for the Mariposa Photo Club. The next meeting of the Mariposa Photo Club features flora and fauna and how your photos can help the scientific community. It will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. and is available to the […]

Gray wolf tracked in Mono County: officials

A young male wolf was tracked in Mono County recently, the farthest south one of the controversial creatures has been tracked in more than 100 years. According to a story in the San Francisco Chronicle, researchers have been monitoring OR-93, the name given to him and used with his tracking collar. Officials said the animal had apparently left Oregon earlier […]

Celebration of Life scheduled for David ‘Landis’ Vander Karr

A Celebration of Life will be held for David “Landis” Vander Karr (aka Lando or Dutch) on Saturday, March 13, 11 a.m. at Catheys Valley Baptist Church, 4565 Cornetts Ent Road in Catheys Valley. There will be a potluck immediately following the service. He is survived by his wife Suzy (McCamish) Vander Karr and their five children, Samantha, Carly, Casey, […]

Procedure to dial local calls will be changing for residents

Making local phone calls is going to change in the near future. Because of changes by the Federal Communications Commission, beginning in April, local residents will have to dial 11 digits when making local calls, according to officials at Sierra Tel. The move comes in preparation for the FCC’s adoption of 988 as the new three digit number to be […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Booking Report Here are some of the highlights from the recent booking reports at the Mariposa County Jail. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. February 22 – James Edward Palladino, 55, Mariposa, was arrested for entering a dwelling without permission. February 23 – Russell Lee Kaad, 57, Catheys Valley, was arrested for […]

Grant brings dog kennels, services to crisis safe house



Dog kennels like these have been constructed by Habitat for Humanity volunteers at the site of a Mountain Crisis Services safe house. The miniature houses ensure survivors will be able to protect their pets when they flee abusive relationships. Submitted photoEnsuring the protection of pets is one of many barriers that prevent people from fleeing abusive relationships. For years, Mountain […]

Country reviews mid-year budget, prohibits hemp cultivation



Now into the middle of the fiscal year, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors went over the mid-year budget review to see where the county stands. Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Dallin Kimble explained that the goal is to always have a balanced budget, and the point of the mid-year review is to look at the balances and take further actions […]

Further education

Photo by Nicole W. LittleThe John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation awarded a $200 scholarship to hospital employee Meagan Jenkins. Jenkins is an ultrasound technician and will use the scholarship to further her education to include cardiac ultrasound. Pictured from left are Debbie Lester, JCF Foundation scholarship committee, Jenkins and Dana Oster, hospital sonographer. … An online subscription is required to […]

Hospital CEO to address meeting set for March 13

Matthew Matthiessen Why did Measure N fail? Where does John C. Fremont Hospital go from here if people want to have a hospital? These are just a couple questions to be discussed at a public Zoom meeting on Saturday, March 13 at 10 a.m. Hospital CEO Matthew Matthiessen will give a short update and then take questions and suggestions from […]

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That is the key at ArborWorks

Chriso Lee, right, and Zak Youngren are shown at the ArborWorks yard in Bootjack, a place they recently leased to house their equipment. Photo by Greg LittleSuccess stories come in all shapes and sizes. One such story is that of ArborWorks, a tree removal company based in this region with its tentacles stretching into Oregon. What has happened in the […]


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