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 […]

Judge calls disparity in Cox case ‘disturbing’

The controversial case involving a local man whose property was placed into receivership took a new twist on Monday. The case involves Jerry Cox, owner of JDC Land Company, who is also now a candidate for county supervisor in District 3. The high-profile case involves 430 acres of land which the court ordered into receivership last year. The matter was […]

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 […]

Grim Reaper delivers sober message to students

Program ‘Every 15 Minutes’ highlights the dangers involved in impaired driving

The Grim Reaper walks by MCHS student Alden Dutrey, who portrayed a teenager who had passed away due to a drunk driving incident last week. Photo by Matt JohnsonEveryone knows that impaired driving is dangerous. But sometimes, that point needs to be reinforced. That’s where the Every 15 Minutes program comes into play. The program was created to have high […]

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 […]

Pair of ballots part of mail-in packet

FREE Extra postage will also be required

It’s that time of year again. The 2018 primary election is just a few weeks away, but voting has already started across California. That includes Mariposa County, where mail-in ballots have been sent out to voters. This year, it is important for local voters to know there are two ballots included with the mailing, said Keith Williams, county clerk and […]

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 […]

Teacher’s letter causes stir and she apologizes


A teacher at Mariposa County High School has apologized for a controversial letter she distributed to students last week. Kim Monson, a science teacher at MCHS, distributed a letter to MCHS students which she had written years ago during her time as an educator at Narbonne High School in Los Angeles. In the letter, Monson gave advice to students at […]

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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