Honoring their service

Wreaths Across America is a national program to honor veterans who are buried in cemeteries across the nation. For the first time this year, the program took place at the Cathey’s Valley Cemetery. Top, Cathi Boze (middle) is presented a wreath in honor of her father, Art Mimler. To her left is Tonya Hughes, his granddaughter, and her husband, Brian. […]

Manna House continues tradition of providing basic needs for many people in Mariposa County

The spirit of giving

Larry Laity, right, and Jerry Griffith load bread into a trailer last week at Pioneer Market. Both are volunteers at Manna House and were preparing the Christmas meals given away to those in need in Mariposa County. Photo by Greg LittleSometimes, they are right next to us but we don’t have any clue what is happening. Such is the case […]

Rotary continues battle against polio — from on top of the world

Ophelia McInturff (left) and her husband, Richard McInturff, are shown during their trek to Mt. Whitney. Submitted photoIt’s not heard about much anymore, but humans are still suffering from polio in other parts of the world. Polio is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease. It is caused by the poliovirus. The virus is spread from human to human and […]

New event slated to honor all veterans in Mariposa County

 When Ophelia McInturff started her term as president of the local Rotary Club, she knew she wanted to do something to help veterans. As part of a service organization, every Rotary president is encouraged to start a community project they are passionate about. It didn’t take long for McInturff to make up her mind. “My passion has always been for […]

Library offers filmmaking workshops

Teenagers can learn the art of filmmaking during a series of free workshops at the Mariposa Library. The workshops will be held on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 4. All high school students are welcome to attend. Participants will learn preproduction, field production and post-production techniques including: writing an outline, treatment and story board; lighting, filming […]

Paige faces many sex-related counts


A Mariposa resident faces three felony counts and two misdemeanor charges related to sex charges against two minors. Michael Thomas Paige, 18, made an appearance last week in Mariposa County Superior Court where he pleaded not guilty to the charges. He remains in the Mariposa County Jail under a $100,000 bond. Paige is accused of several sexual-related counts. According to […]

Man injured following vehicle rollover wreck on West Whitlock Rd.

A Mariposa man suffered major injuries during an accident last week. According to the California Highway Patrol, Robert Peterson, 68, was driving a 1987 Mercedes Benz 190E westbound on West Whitlock Road at around 1:20 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22. The CHP said for an unknown reason, the vehicle overturned and came to rest on its roof on West Whitlock […]

Library receives funds as part of fire recovery

The Mariposa County Library will be receiving $15,000 in one-time funds as a result of the Detwiler Fire. The California State Library has announced it is awarding funding to libraries in 15 counties hit the hardest by fires this year. The allotments can be used by the libraries to add materials and other resources that help Californians and their communities […]

Your photos

Reader Jessica Varney sent this photo of her son, Nolan, who was making a new friend — this praying mantis. The new friend did crawl up to his head and he also followed it around and made an effort to feed his new friend. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to Please […]

Lake Don Pedro bridge rehabilitation completed

Though not in Mariposa County, many local residents will appreciate the fact the James W. Roberts Memorial Bridge has been completed. The bridge spans Lake Don Pedro in Tuolumne County and is a vital link for residents traveling to Sonora. Many residents in northern Mariposa County use Highway 120 on a regular basis to go to that region. The road […]

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