JCF nearing end of Northside Clinic reopening saga


The movie “The NeverEnding Story” was released in 1984. It’s 36 years later, but the John C. Fremont Healthcare District could come out with its own sequel called “The Northside Clinic: The Modern Day NeverEnding Story.” It seems as though the JCF Northside Clinic is indeed the story that never ends. That’s not a swipe at the hospital district, as […]

More on Vida Vreca-Ponnequin, the new FNP at the Northside Clinic


John C. Fremont Hospital has announced Vida Vreca Ponnequin as the new family nurse practitioner for the Greeley Hill clinic starting Aug. 1. Vreca-Ponnequin joined John C. Fremont Healthcare District on Feb. 1, 2019 caring for patients in the Mariposa clinic. Vreca-Ponnequin will provide full comprehensive medical care with a focus on adults, women’s health, children and geriatrics. “I am […]

Blue Ridge Services a positive partnership for Mariposa County

Tourism worries, supervisor salaries, Covid-19 concerns — you name it. There have been plenty of concerning things for Mariposa County residents in the last few years and months. But one of the biggest issues facing Mariposa County over the last five years or so has been tree mortality. The large amount of dead trees in the county has greatly heightened […]

Special needs resident drowns in Hensley Lake


Despite the best efforts of responding agencies, a man with special needs drowned at a local recreation area last week, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). “In a tragic event for Madera County, Carl Jefferson of Madera lost his life at Hensley Lake,” said the sheriff’s information officer. Jefferson, 27, was reported missing just after 4:30 p.m. on […]

Paving of Highway 49S is approved by Caltrans

An $18.3 million project to repave Highway 49 South from the county line to Mariposa has been approved. Caltrans announced last week the project will include rehabilitation of the road by grinding and overlaying with rubberized asphalt, reconstructing rumble strips, dikes and down drains. Upgrading the guardrail will also be included. The funding was announced as part of $1.8 billion […]


FREE Oakhurst boy recovering from electric shock

About 450,000 patients receive hospital and emergency room treatment for burns each year, according to the American Burn Association. Around 4 percent of those admissions are for patients suffering electrical burns, and on May 25, Zander Wood was one of them. Zander’s a normal kid in every way, though maybe a little more independent than most. The youngest of three […]

Major impacts could be set to come with next county budget

Stresses officials are still working on situation

Dallin KimbleIt’s clear the Covid-19 pandemic will have a major impact on Mariposa County. In fact, it already has. But it isn’t clear yet exactly how it will affect the annual Mariposa County budget . Mariposa County Chief Administrative Officer Dallin Kimble commented on the budget situation during the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting last week. Kimble’s goal was […]

County approves next step toward creek parkway property purchase

The expansion of the Mariposa Creek Parkway is becoming more and more of a reality. The parkway does exist in Mariposa today, and it is used often by the community, sometimes for exercise, sometimes for events. County officials have been planning to expand the path for quite some time. A finalized parkway is envisioned to one day provide a corridor […]

Dem meeting to focus on pandemic — in 1918

This is a poster from 1918.Mariposa County is experiencing the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 with more and more cases being reported each week, sometimes on a daily basis. But this isn’t the first go around for the county as it was also affected by the 1918 pandemic. To learn about the 1918 strain and how it impacted Mariposa County, there […]

Nevada County study seeks info on mining and cancer

Sierra Streams Institute in Nevada City is seeking volunteers to participate in a project called Community Health Impacts from Mining Exposure, or CHIME-3. This project was initiated in 2014 when concerned Nevada County residents asked Sierra Streams to investigate if there was any connection between the county’s high breast cancer rate and heavy metals from historical mining still present in […]

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