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FREE Oakhurst boy recovering from electric shock

About 450,000 patients receive hospital and emergency room treatment for burns each year, according to the American Burn Association. Around 4 percent of those admissions are for patients suffering electrical burns, and on May 25, Zander Wood was one of them. Zander’s a normal kid in every way, though maybe a little more independent than most. The youngest of three […]

Major impacts could be set to come with next county budget

Stresses officials are still working on situation

Dallin KimbleIt’s clear the Covid-19 pandemic will have a major impact on Mariposa County. In fact, it already has. But it isn’t clear yet exactly how it will affect the annual Mariposa County budget . Mariposa County Chief Administrative Officer Dallin Kimble commented on the budget situation during the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting last week. Kimble’s goal was […]

County approves next step toward creek parkway property purchase

The expansion of the Mariposa Creek Parkway is becoming more and more of a reality. The parkway does exist in Mariposa today, and it is used often by the community, sometimes for exercise, sometimes for events. County officials have been planning to expand the path for quite some time. A finalized parkway is envisioned to one day provide a corridor […]

Dem meeting to focus on pandemic — in 1918

This is a poster from 1918.Mariposa County is experiencing the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 with more and more cases being reported each week, sometimes on a daily basis. But this isn’t the first go around for the county as it was also affected by the 1918 pandemic. To learn about the 1918 strain and how it impacted Mariposa County, there […]

Nevada County study seeks info on mining and cancer

Sierra Streams Institute in Nevada City is seeking volunteers to participate in a project called Community Health Impacts from Mining Exposure, or CHIME-3. This project was initiated in 2014 when concerned Nevada County residents asked Sierra Streams to investigate if there was any connection between the county’s high breast cancer rate and heavy metals from historical mining still present in […]

Wildlife expert releasing new book

Shown is the cover of Midpines citizen Beth Pratt’s new book.A wildlife expert has announced the publication of a new book. Beth Pratt lives in Midpines and is the California regional executive director of the National Wildlife Federation. She is releasing her new book, “I Love Wildlife: A Guided Activity Journal For Connecting with the Wild World.” Pratt has spent […]

Junior Livestock Auction to proceed — virtually

It wasn’t an easy decision, but the Mariposa Junior Livestock Auction Committee reached a verdict: they will work toward a junior livestock auction this year. On Wednesday, June 17, the auction committee officially voted to proceed. “It was a hard decision to move forward, because we really wanted to support the kids but wanted to support our merchants as well […]

Mariposa County Superior Court reopens to public, with conditions

Shown is the inside of the historic upper courtroom at the Mariposa County Courthouse. Court sessions have resumed, but there are many conditions and rules because of the ongoing pandemic. Submitted photoThe Mariposa County Courthouse is open once again. After three months of being closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, officials announced last week services were going to reopen to […]

CDFW hatcheries complete release of 20 million young salmon

CDFW just completed the final release of Chinook salmon raised this year. CDFW photoHatcheries operated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in the Central Valley just completed the final release of young Chinook salmon raised this year. More than 20 million young salmon, called smolts, raised in four state-run hatcheries were released in various locations throughout the […]

Wild about wildflowers

Submitted photosCommunity member Linda Zwahlen submitted these photos of wildflowers she took recently in the area.”I do get out and take pictures when I’m able of wildflowers, wildlife and the awesome beauty of Mariposa and Yosemite,” she said. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password […]

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