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Rotary continues battle against polio — from on top of the world



Ophelia McInturff (left) and her husband, Richard McInturff, are shown during their trek to Mt. Whitney. Submitted photoIt’s not heard about much anymore, but humans are still suffering from polio in other parts of the world. Polio is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease. It is caused by the poliovirus. The virus is spread from human to human and […]

Library offers filmmaking workshops

Teenagers can learn the art of filmmaking during a series of free workshops at the Mariposa Library. The workshops will be held on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 4. All high school students are welcome to attend. Participants will learn preproduction, field production and post-production techniques including: writing an outline, treatment and story board; lighting, filming […]

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The plight of the pika: Critters retreating to even higher elevations inside Yosemite



The American pika is shown in its habitat in Yosemite National Park. Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, who has researched the American pika, said if people want to learn more, they can look up a film called the “Adventures of the American Pika,” which has several clips of the small animals. “The clips online are definitely worth seeing,” Pratt-Bergstrom said. Submitted photo Editor’s […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Dec. 11 – Threats were reported on Stout Lane in Greeley Hill. • A petty theft was investigated on Stage Coach Road in Ahwahnee. •There was a suspicious person on East Westfall Road. • An assault and battery was investigated on Old Highway North. • Petty theft was alleged on Sherlock Road in Midpines. Dec. 12 – Harassment was reported […]

Sheriff’s volunteers to receive new vehicles


The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will be adding three vehicles for its volunteers. In addition, the sheriff’s office will be adding a stock trailer and metal carport. The vehicles are being purchased through a state grant, meaning the money will not be coming out of the general fund. Sheriff Doug Binnewies, in a memo to the Mariposa County Board of […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Dec. 11-17

• EMS – 8 • Fires – 5 • Public Assists – 3 • Auto Collisions – 3 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for fire/medical and […]

Smallcombe announces bid for reelection as supervisor


Rosemarie SmallcombeSupervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe has announced she is running for re-election to County Supervisor of District 1. “It has been the greatest honor and privilege of my life to have served the past three years,” said Smallcombe. One of the first big challenges Smallcombe faced as supervisor was tree mortality associated with the bark beetle. She worked with the Mariposa […]

Getting a makeover

Barbara Carlson is shown getting her hands dirty with a painting project. Carlson was one of the volunteers who showed up to paint the background of Mariposa’s “Butterfly Wall,” located on Highway 140. Carlson and a few other volunteers, including artist Faith Rumm, spent hours giving the popular mural a blue background. They did so over the weekend of Dec. […]

Program will aid youth in abuse situations


There may be no greater need in Mariposa County than helping children who have experienced abuse. “All of them are victims of abuse or have been exposed to some kind of abuse,” said Izzi Stalder, youth service program coordinator for CASA of Mariposa County. CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, is a program that deals with children who are in […]


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