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Habitat has wall raising for home

Pictured is the Palacio family: Clara, Santiago and Cielo, at the site of their new home on Stroming Road. Submitted photo by Brent DeShazer of Sierra PortraitsOn Tuesday, May 8, the first wall of Habitat for Humanity’s fourth home went up on Stroming Road. An enthusiastic group attended the event in support of the Santiago Palacio family who will receive […]

Burning below 2,000 feet set to be banned

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Effective Thursday, May 17, at 8 a.m., the CAL FIRE Madera Mariposa-Merced Unit will suspend all burning below the 2,000 foot elevation in Madera and Mariposa counties. Open burning is allowed above the 2,000 elevation with valid permits only. Residents need to contact the burn day information line, in their county, prior to burning. The Madera County Burn Day Information […]

Expect traffic delays in the El Portal area

Yosemite National Park officials have announced there will be traffic delays in the El Portal area through the end of this month. Crews have re-mobilized to finish working on the storm damage repairs from last year, officials said. Delays will continue up to Memorial Day weekend. Crews will be working on the El Portal Road between the western Park boundary […]

Upstart takes on McClintock in GOP battle



Mitchell White Calling himself a “true conservative,” 26-year-old Mitchell White of Roseville wants voters to help him defeat incumbent Tom McClintock in the June 5 District 4 congressional primary election. White makes it very clear he’s not a politician. “I’m an accountant. After years of looking at financial statement accounts and solving problems, I developed a mindset of analyzing issues […]

Native culture celebrated

The annual Mariposa Pow Wow was held over the weekend at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Once a year, the American Indian Council of Mariposa County (AICMC) — aka the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation — organizes a traditional Native American celebration. Shown dancing at the event is Weliyah Baga, 22, of the Tule River Reservation. Many vendors were also in attendance […]

Ballot error about GOP candidate causes confusion for local voters

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A printing error on a ballot in Mariposa County could cause confusion for voters. The error lists Mitchell White as a Democrat candidate for U.S. Representative in the 4th District. But White is actually a Republican who is challenging incumbent Rep. Tom McClintock. That leaves McClintock as the only listed Republican for the position on the ballot in this county. […]

Retirement of flags is set for June 14 at Steve’s

  On Thursday, June 14, American Legion Post 567 will once again host a Flag Retirement Ceremony in honor of Flag Day, which falls within National Flag Week. This is a time when Americans should reflect on the foundations of our nation, local Legion officials said. The flag of the United States represents freedom and has been an enduring symbol […]

Community chorus spring concert slated for May 21

The Mariposa Community Chorus is once again holding a spring concert. It will be held May 21 at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School. Each year the chorus holds two concerts, one during the Christmas season and one in May. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children. This year’s spring concert is entitled […]

Get a taste of ‘Flashback’ in person this coming Monday evening

Shown in this photo submitted by historian Tom Phillips is the southside of Mariposa in the 1800s.On a regular basis, old photos are featured in this newspaper as part of “Mariposa County Flashback.” Next week, local residents will get a chance to experience “Flashback” in person during a presentation. On Monday, May 21, the Mariposa Lodge of Odd Fellows will […]

Supervisors honor several in community



Deputy Director of Mariposa County Human Services Rebecca Maietto (left) received a proclamation from Mariposa County Board of Supervisors chair Rosemarie Smallcombe last week Tuesday as part of Child Care Provider Appreciation Day. Photos by Matt JohnsonThe Mariposa County Board of Supervisors was busy last week honoring many groups in Mariposa County. The supervisors had five separate agenda items under […]


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