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John C. Fremont Hospital CEO to receive pay raise



MatthiessenThe face of the John C. Fremont Healthcare District will be receiving a raise. Chief Executive Officer Matthew Matthiessen will now make an annual salary of $212,000 after receiving a bump in pay from the board of directors of the district. Matthiessen had been earning a salary of $195,000 ever since being appointed CEO in September of 2017. The board […]

CHP promotes child passenger safety

Every day, millions of parents and caregivers in California travel with children in their vehicle. During Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 23-29, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is working with its traffic safety partners throughout the state to make sure all children are riding safely. Mariposa County residents can call the local CHP office at (209) 966-3656 to set up […]

Having a howlin’ good time

There was something for everyone at CoyoteFest in Coulterville


A patriotic “Mr. Stilts” was one of the entries in the annual CoyoteFest parade, held Saturday in Coulterville. Mr. Stilts was representing the Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club and was raising money for children in need of shoes. Photos by Matt JohnsonIf you missed Saturday’s CoyoteFest in Coulterville, you missed out. The annual festival had something to enjoy for everyone, young and […]

Oak Fire is 55 percent contained, officials say

Another fire impacted Mariposa County, this time the extreme eastern portion. The Oak Fire was reported at 3:44 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22 near Lonesome Oak Lane and Bassett Station Road in Ahwahnee. By our press time on Tuesday, the fire was reported as 360 acres and 55 percent contained. There were evacuation orders for several locations, including a few in […]

Volunteers pick up more than 1,000 pounds of trash


Volunteers from the local Great Sierra River Cleanup, held Sept. 15, are shown. Submitted photo An annual event once again resulted in an astounding amount of trash being cleaned up from along the Merced River. The Great Sierra River Cleanup was held on Saturday, Sept. 15 and many community members came to volunteer their time by picking up trash. Forty-five […]

Happy to serve

Girl Scout Troop 132 of Mariposa created “survival kits” full of goodies for the local branch of the California Highway Patrol. Members of the troop involved with the project included Paisley Allison, Rylinn Allison, Holly Beavers, Lillie Cook, Celina Heard, Taylor Krull, Ava Stewart, Morgan Yancey and Reagan Yancey. They presented the kits to CHP Officer Adrian Perez (left). Submitted […]

Trunk or Treat to be held on Oct. 31 on the courthouse lawn



Be sure to load up on lots of candy at the Mariposa Safe Families’ fifth annual community Trunk or Treat event. It will be held at the Mariposa County Courthouse (5088 Bullion Street) on Halloween — Wednesday, Oct. 31 — from 4:30-7:30 p.m. “It’s fun for the whole family,” said Jesse Bullis, organizer of the event. “There is always tons […]

Don’t punish pain

A rally in support of the chronically ill community/pain patients was held on Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of the lot next to Stage Stop Mini Mart in Mariposa. The rally highlighted the neglect the chronically ill community/pain patients have experienced due to new CDC guidelines, and the DEA and the FDA’s […]

Big achiever

Mariposan Betty Corradi won six best of show awards for her artwork at the 2018 Mariposa County Fair. She is shown at her residence in Mariposa. Corradi said her awards are special because she has overcome a long battle with mental illness to reach the point where she is today. Look for complete results from the competitions at the fair […]

Plenty of bargains to be found at library book sale

The Mariposa County Friends of the Library’s semiannual book sale is once again happening the first weekend in October. The sale starts on Thursday, Oct. 4, beginning at 1 p.m. and closing at 6 p.m. The sale is open to the public, but members of the Friends of the Library (FoL) will be able to buy one book and get […]


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