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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 […]

Camp Tweety deadline set for May 25

Children from the area are invited to take part in 4-H’s Camp Tweety. The deadline to register is just days away. Submitted photo Children who have an interest in attending a summer camp may be interested in one opportunity offered by 4-H. 4-H Camp Tweety is slated for June 30 through July 2 at the Camp Sugar Pine-Timber Mountain. All […]

Farmers Market is starting on May 16

 The Mariposa Certified Farmers Market starts Wednesday, May 16. It is held every Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. at Stroming Road and 6th Street in Mariposa. It runs the third week of May through the end of October. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. […]

Mariposa Grove bus reservations will be required

Shown is an NPS map of the Mariposa Grove welcome plaza and reserved bus parking area. Submitted photoYosemite National Park officials announced parking reservations will be required for all buses over 20 feet in length, including commercial tour buses, non-commercial buses, and minibuses, to park and visit the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The Mariposa Grove will reopen to the […]

Half Dome cables are now in place, daily lottery system set

The Half Dome cables in Yosemite National Park are in place for visitor use as of May 11. The trail will be wet and icy in places and visitors planning to ascend Half Dome are encouraged to be prepared for wet and cool hiking conditions. There is a daily lottery for a limited number of permits which are required to […]

New chief nursing officer has mountain area roots



Kristen Clayton is shown working on her office computer. Clayton was recently hired at JCF as the new chief nursing officer. Photo by Matt JohnsonIt can be a challenge for the John C. Fremont Healthcare District to convince potential employees to start a career in Mariposa County. As many people know, living in rural California comes with its own set […]

New PA joins the staff at JCF Hospital



Emma Todd, a new physician assistant at JCF Hospital, is shown in a conference room at the hospital campus. Photo by Matt JohnsonShe’s a long way from home, but for the newest physician assistant at John C. Fremont Hospital, being in Mariposa is a breath of fresh air. Emma Todd started at JCF on April 30 after driving all the […]

Three candidates will speak at Progressive Mariposa meeting

Local event is free and open to the public

  Progressive Mariposa will have three candidates for Mariposa County elected offices as special guests at the next Progressive Mariposa general meeting on May 20. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Miner’s Roadhouse 140 in Mariposa. Ed Johnson, candidate for Mariposa County Superior Court Judge, is a local attorney-mediator-hearing officer. He is a 24-year […]

CAL FIRE now offering grants for fire reduction

In an effort to reduce the risk of and damage from wildfires, CAL FIRE has announced the availability of local fire prevention grant funding. The program is part of CAL FIRE’s California Climate Investments (CCI) which will increase carbon storage and sequestration in forestlands through a variety of objectives including wildfire prevention. The 2017-2018 California budget allocates up to $195 […]


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