Road fixes underway; more rain expected

Reader Brett Baumann of Catheys Valley submitted this photo of damage done to a bridge approach on Hornitos Road following last month’s storm. The epic rainfall that dumped on Mariposa County two weeks ago is still creating havoc for local travelers. And this area could be in store for even more heavy rain starting Friday, according to the National Weather […]

Renowned trombonist guests with MSO

Dr. Thomas Ashworth, University of Minnesota Brass Studies and MSO guest soloist, is shown. Submitted photoInternationally-renowned trombonist Thomas Ashworth will perform in concert with the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra in Mariposa and Yosemite National Park on April 14-15. The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra is a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, Inc. Ashworth’s well-known artistry ranges the gamut of music from […]

Options for a new hospital are being mulled by local officials

From left, Jeff Christmann (ADAMS Management Services CEO) and Travis Pigott (ADAMS Director) are shown speaking to the JCF hospital board last week. Photo by Matt JohnsonWith every minute that passes, the importance of constructing a new hospital in Mariposa County increases. John C. Fremont Hospital has served the people of Mariposa County for many years, but an upgraded hospital […]

Agri-Nature workshop rescheduled

First gathering will now be held on April 12

The “Developing Agri-Nature Entrepreneurship” workshops sponsored by the Mariposa Agri-Nature Association have been rescheduled. They begin on April 12, which originally was to be the second meeting. As previously announced, the scope of the workshops will include information for any local agricultural or other rural local residents who might be interested in starting a small agricultural or agri-nature business, including […]

National Public Health Week upcoming; various events set

How often do we consider what influences the choices we make to be physically active, prepare fresh vegetables, cut out sugar, or schedule a (long overdue) screening test suggested by our health care provider? Officials at the Mariposa County Health Department believe everyone deserves the opportunity for a long and healthy life. The department’s work revolves around the everyday factors […]


Flooding, a convict and impassable roads, oh my

Catheys Valley resident Brett Baumann took this photo of the flooding on Hornitos Road at Bear Creek last Thursday. Crews are working around the clock to repair damage throughout Mariposa County. Brett Baumann was on his way to Modesto last Thursday afternoon. He never made it and the ensuing days would prove to be both trying and rewarding following a […]

Health results to be shared

On Jan. 18-19, the Mariposa County Health Department sponsored two community forums as part of its Community Health Assessment (CHA). One was held in Mariposa and the other was held in Greeley Hill. The CHA is one required element in gaining accreditation for the health department through the Public Health Accreditation Board. At the meetings, those in attendance voted on […]

County officials now in process of cleaning up mess

Local resident Eric Munyon submitted this photo of a raging creek during last week’s flooding. This photo was taken in Mariposa. Creeks and streams throughout the county overflowed during the flood and officials are still assessing the damage.It came seemingly out of nowhere and lasted for just a couple of hours. But the damage last week’s massive storm left behind […]

Kids can join the fun at 4-H Camp Tweety

Shooting sports, including education, are part of Camp Tweety. Submitted photoThe Mariposa County 4-H program is inviting all fourth through eighth grade children to attend Camp Tweety from June 30 to July 2. Camp will be held at Camp Sugar Pine this year. The camp will begin Saturday morning and go until Monday afternoon. Camp activities will include BB guns, […]

Highways 49, 132 to be closed at least six weeks

Shown is the collapsed section of Highway 132 near Piney Creek in northern Mariposa County. The roadway will be closed from six to eight weeks, according to Caltrans officials. Submitted photoLast week’s storms have had a major impact on many aspects of Mariposa County. Besides displaced residents, torn up roads and bridges and more, there is a long-term impact, as […]

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