Ballroom dancing to be offered by local troupe

Ballroom dancing is coming to Mariposa. The Bootjack Stompers Round Dance group will be starting a new session of choreographed ballroom waltz. It begins on Thursday, Jan. 11 at the Bootjack Stompers Hall at 4662 Mormon Bar Crossing on Highway 49 South across from the fairgrounds. Choreographed ballroom, or couple dancing, is performed with all couples dancing the same figures […]

New physician assistant now adjusting to life in Mariposa

Sarah Makin is shown in an examination room at John C. Fremont Hospital. She is now seeing patients. Photo by Matt JohnsonSarah Makin hasn’t been in Mariposa long, but she’s already taking a liking to it. The small town girl from Pennsylvania is a new physician assistant at John C. Fremont Hospital, and she is feeling right at home. After […]

Caring about kids

During its annual Christmas program, Soroptimist International of Mariposa members made donations of toys to the Mariposa County Sheriffs Association to support its KOPS for KIDS program. Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. In addition to participating in […]

Free fruit tree pruning workshop to be held

To get the best out of fruit trees, they need the best care with the right tools at the right time of the year. That right time is now. The Mariposa Master Gardeners will conduct a free public workshop on pruning fruit trees on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Triangle Road area. University of California […]

Elegant Dress Closet event slated for Jan. 27

Soroptimist International of Mariposa will be hosting its Elegant Dress Closet Tea and Fashion Show. A silent auction will also be held at the annual event. It will be held Jan. 27 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa Senior Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane. There will be over 400 dresses in the dress closet and girls from Mariposa County […]

Danger still looms because of tree mortality in County

This photo of a house in this region illustrates the impact tree mortality has on homes and other property. Officials are working to remove as many trees as possible. Submitted photo by CAL FIRE Maybe it’s the end of the drought. Maybe it was the Detwiler Fire. Maybe it was the phenomenal amount of fires around the state. Maybe it […]

Program seeks to help impoverished get on path to self-sufficiency

Thanks to the Mariposa Safe Families Community Partner Program, 31 local children had jackets, clothes and toys under the tree this Christmas. Submitted photo A local program is helping those in poverty to become self-sufficient. The Mariposa Safe Families Community Partner Program was started close to four years ago and seeks to address one of the most pressing issues in […]

Loss of Moya a bitter pill to swallow, some in County say

Veruschka Moya Another year, another dispute in the healthcare community. Last year, the John C. Fremont Healthcare District dealt with the controversial departure of Dr. Grace Ang, and this year, another local physician is leaving her post due to issues with administration. Veruschka Moya, DNP, FNP-C, a family nurse practitioner, is leaving JCF’s Northside Clinic, located in Greeley Hill. She […]

Good nutrition to be focus of workshops

A new nutrition workshop is set to start in January, and it could be a catalyst for improving personal health in 2018. The eight week workshop is a partnership between John C. Fremont Healthcare District and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE). The nutrition classes start Jan. 18 and will be held every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. It will […]

Group digs heels in to defend Cox


A national organization is digging in its heels when it comes to a Mariposa County court case about property that has been placed in receivership. The National Coalition For Men (NCFM) has responded to Mariposa County Counsel Steve Dahlem’s late November letter and is requesting a large amount of information involving the case. The case involves local resident Jerry Cox, […]

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