Vreca-Ponnequin joins JCF

Vida Vreca-Ponnequin is the newest member of the JCF team and will be working at Fremont Family Physicians. She is shown with one of her animals. Submitted photoA new healthcare professional was recently added to the John C. Fremont Hospital District team. Vida Vreca-Ponnequin comes to Fremont Family Physicians from Dignity Health Medical Group in Merced and the University of […]

Judge holds off on decision for more PG&E requirements


Pacific Gas & Electric could face major consequences if a federal judge decides to implement various fire-prevention requirements on the company. PG&E has already filed for bankruptcy protection and last week, the day after that filing, the company was given a warning by U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who is considering imposing the requirements, but did not make that ruling […]

Audubon meeting to feature local man’s ‘big tree hunting’

Carl Casey is shown doing what he loves, “big tree hunting.” He will be featured at an upcoming Audubon Society meeting. Submitted photoThe Yosemite Area Audubon Society meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14 will feature a presentation by Carl Casey on “big tree hunting,” an adventure-filled hobby. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in […]

‘Mariposa Clean Sweep’ sets third annual event April 13

“Mariposa Clean Sweep” is set for Saturday, April 13. This is the third annual Clean Sweep and everyone is encouraged to attend. Everyone is invited to participate in the event, during which volunteers will be picking up trash and debris throughout the town of Mariposa. All who participate will be registered for a drawing with the grand prize being a […]

Free event will center around fire topics

The Central Sierra Historical Society and Museum is inviting members of Mariposa and the surrounding areas to a free workshop, “Fire in the Sierra.” It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors chambers, located at 5100 Bullion Street in Mariposa. The workshop will provide a historic perspective and comprehensive […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Jan. 28 – There were five loose horses on Old Highway South in Mariposa. • There was a report of multiple concerns on Trabucco Street in Mariposa. • ID theft was reported on Pine Lakes Drive in Coulterville. • Deputies investigated a report of child abuse on Hunters Valley Road in Mariposa. • A missing dog was […]

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Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Jan. 28-Feb. 3

• EMS – 9 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 2 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/medical and […]

February 2019 CDFW calendar released, many events slated

February is a busy month for California Department of Fish and Wildlife activities. Here is a complete list of activities and the days they are scheduled for. • Various days — Guided wetland tours, by reservation, at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley. A wildlife naturalist will lead any group, school or organization on a half-mile route through […]


Beekeeping meeting set Feb. 18

Beekeeping will be the subject of an upcoming meeting. The meetings take place each month through October. Bees, like the one above, are crucial for the environment. Shown below is an example of how bees are raised. Submitted photosWannabees, newbees and anyone else interested in backyard beekeeping in Mariposa are invited to attend the Mariposa Beekeepers monthly meeting. It will […]

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