Crucial course is set for diversion of water reporting

Senate Bill 88 requires that all water right holders who have previously diverted or intend to divert more than 10 acre-feet per year (riparian and pre-1914 claims), or who are authorized to divert more than 10 acre-feet per year under a permit, license or registration, to measure and report the water they divert. Detailed information on the regulatory requirements for […]

Email sparks spat for supervisors

FREE Long admits sending message, Menetrey responds with ire

A Mariposa County Supervisor is dealing with the fallout from remarks he made in an email message to a constituent. District 3 Supervisor Marshall Long, responding to an email from constituent Jerry Cox, wrote the following to Cox in an email on Nov. 1. The email was made public by people close to Cox: “Tired of your lies and threats. […]

Wreaths to be placed in cemetery to honor veterans

The community is invited to a National Wreaths Across America wreath laying ceremony in December. It will be held at the Catheys Valley Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 15 at noon. Each December, on National Wreaths Across America Day, this national group coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery with more than 1,400 cemeteries across the nation. Live wreaths are placed […]

County moves forward with temporary homeless shelter

Mariposa County is well on its way to establishing a temporary shelter for homeless people, and plans are in the works for a more permanent solution. That was the result of action taken last week by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, which has been wrestling with the controversial issue for years but even more so in the past few […]

‘When will you be back?’

Emotions run deep when Americans help those in Ecuador

Shown are two other post-surgical patients. In nearly 40 years, Operation Rainbow has provided more than 17,000 children around the world with life, limb and quality-of-life saving medical care, all free of charge to patients. Submitted photosEditors note: The John C. Fremont Healthcare District was represented in Ecuador recently when Dr. Charles Mosher accompanied several other medical professionals for an […]

Reward offered for information about theft of cedar rails intended for charity

This picture shows the remaining rails at the site. Someone took many of the rails and there is a reward for information. Submitted photoThough it’s that time of year for fellowship and giving, some area thieves didn’t seem to get the message. “We had an idea about six months ago to do a donation for the county,” said Sam Bolton […]

Community foundation awards three grants

The Mariposa Community Foundation issued three grants on Thursday evening to area nonprofits. Shown from left are the recipients, which included Helen Bauman of the Northern Mariposa County History Center; Cara Goger of the Mariposa Arts Council; and Ron Iudice and Kevin Bowman of Mariposa Community Radio KRYZ 98.5FM. Photo by Matt JohnsonFor three area nonprofits, last Thursday evening was […]

Inside this edition

Inside this edition is our annual “Home for the Holidays” edition which features stories written by area students as well as a story about a couple in Coulterville who have built a successful food business. See our special insert…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password […]

Piece Makers show acts of big kindness

The Mariposa Piece Makers have been busy at work creating quilts for youth in the community. Shown in the photo are Colette Wear, Charlotte Hickman and Debra Vittore. Submitted photo by Marilyn HarveyThe Mariposa Piece Makers Quilt Group has made over 40 quilts this year to be donated to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for foster kids. The Piece Makers […]

Luke Willey could be re-sentenced: judge

The prison sentence of an area man convicted of violent crimes is getting a second look. Judge Robert F. Moody, who sentenced Luke Willey, 38, to prison in September, is taking another look at the sentence. He called for a hearing last Thursday to examine what he called “technical” issues that were “troublesome” in the case. “There’s a possibility I […]

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