Salvation Army donations are up over the holidays

The numbers are in and it’s impressive. Each Christmas season, local volunteers man the Salvation Army collection pot at Pioneer Market. Led by local volunteer Linda Brown, donations are collected for 30 days beginning in late November. This year, Brown reported $8,160.89 was collected from the community. “I am totally impressed with the community and the people who pitched in,” […]

Improvements being made at Bagby

Getting the Bagby Recreation Area up and running has been a struggle the past few years for the Merced Irrigation District. MID is responsible for operating and maintaining the area. Bagby is the closest boat launch and recreation area to the town of Mariposa, but the campgrounds at that site have remained closed over the past few years due to […]

New manager named at Merced Mall; remodel set

Max C. WhitleyMax C. Whitley has been named the new property manager of Merced Mall. He will manage the property along with assisting in overseeing the mall’s upcoming renovation under the direction of Codding Enterprises, owners of Merced Mall LP and Codding Construction. “Max brings a lot of seasoned experience, ideas and positivity to the table,” stated Kathy Andrade who, […]

Your photos

Reader Dolores Gomez said she shot this photo last year when she looked out her window and, startled, saw this “majestic beauty.” She said they “stared at each other and he slowly walked off.” She took the photo with her cell phone. “I never saw him again,” said Gomez. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, […]

In the spirit

The holiday season is a time of giving and the employees of John C. Fremont Hospital District did just that, providing funds or items to three community organizations. This was the seventh year that the Employees’ Association sponsored a wreath contest and silent auction. The auction and donations raised $440 that was donated to Manna House. The JCF Home Health […]

Local Dems to pick candidate at next meeting

The next meeting of the Mariposa Democratic Club will be pivotal in the upcoming congressional race. Local Democrats are encouraged to attend the meeting on Jan. 13 at the Miner’s Roadhouse at 9:45 a.m. People who are new to the club are being asked to arrive at 9 a.m., as well as people who want to order breakfast before the […]

PG&E to begin implementation of new rate plan

Will be based on customer usage

Starting this month, PG&E will begin notifying residential electric customers of a new Time-of-Use rate plan. Approximately 150,000 customers have been selected from across the service area as part of the first phase of a multi-year, statewide effort to promote more efficient energy usage, increase the state’s use of clean energy, and create a healthier environment while balancing the need […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Jan. 1 – A bomb threat was investigated in the bar at Miner’s Roadhouse 140. •There was a loose emu reported on East Westfall Road. • A noise complaint was reported on Yellowpine Hill Drive. • There was a report of a suspicious vehicle on Grist Road. Jan. 2 – There was an attempted phone scam reported on Doe Run […]

Only the best for Christmas

The winners of the annual Merry Mountain Christmas Parade were announced recently by the Mariposa Chamber of Commerce, and group photos were taken with their awards. Top, Best in show went to Gymnastics By Diane, which is based in Oakhurst. Shown in the front row are: Kaia Ressler, Chelsea Linn and Cadence Williams; middle row, Lottie Messick, Hazel Messick, Sydney […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Dec. 11-17• EMS – 13 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 1 • 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/ […]

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