Creek plan approved

A document which will be used to guide decision-making regarding the Mariposa Creek Parkway was approved by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last week. The supervisors were acting in their role as the local transportation commissioners. Details about this Mariposa Creek Parkway master plan were provided by county planner Mikey Goralnik. The parkway does exist currently, but there are […]

Bigelow to speak at annual GOP dinner

The annual Lincoln/Reagan Dinner hosted by the Mariposa County Republican Central Committee will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The keynote speaker will be Assemblyman Frank Bigelow, representing District 5. There will also be another speaker to be announced. Tickets for the Lincoln Reagan Dinner are $35 and can be purchased at Trent’s […]

Insurance money coming, Northside Clinic continues to be discussed

The JCF employee of the month is Kevin Lemmenes (environmental services). He is shown (left) being honored by hospital board chairperson Candy O’Donel-Browne. Photo by Matt Johnson Good news came out of last Wednesday’s John C. Fremont Healthcare District meeting. JCF Chief Executive Officer Matthew Matthiessen said he has spoken with representatives from the district’s insurance company, and was notified […]

John C. Fremont CEO receives 10 percent salary hike

Matthew MatthiessenThe chief executive officer of the John C. Fremont Healthcare District has received a 10 percent market adjustment pay raise. A unanimous vote to increase CEO Matthew Matthiessen’s salary was made by the district board of directors last Wednesday. Matthiessen will now make $233,200 annually. “This is a 10 percent increase over where he is now. It is recognized […]

Safety light approved for Highway 49, Chowchilla Mountain Road intersection

Mariposa County Supervisor Miles Menetrey was excited last week. He was excited because he received news that a safety light had been approved for the intersection of Highway 49 South and Chowchilla Mountain Road. Highway 49 South is heavily used as it is the highway leading from Mariposa to Oakhurst. Chowchilla Mountain Road is the main road leading into the […]

Open discussion set at next Dem meeting

Jay HowesMariposa Democrats are invited to get together for the next meeting of the Mariposa Democratic Club to discuss any current topics. This gathering will take place at Miner’s Roadhouse on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 9:30 a.m. While the club usually invites a guest speaker, “the leadership feels there are many topics to discuss during an election year and people […]

Join ‘Mom Squad’

Mariposa County Parks and Rec will is offering the “Mom Squad,” a fitness program for moms and kids. The program will be on Mondays from 9-10 a.m. Parks and Rec will provide workout equipment (dumbells, resistance bands, etc.), but parents are asked to bring water and their child’s stroller. The classes will be $3 per class or $20 for eight […]

Flowers to be subject of photo club meeting set for Feb. 12

This is an example of flower photography, which will be the subject at the next meeting of the local photo club. Photo by Suzette PrueSpring is right around the corner and flowers are starting to bloom. This is the perfect time to get a few tips on flower photography and see some great examples. The next meeting of the Mariposa […]

Thomas has her artwork selected for major event

Shown is “Plunging Yosemite Falls” by local artist Vicki Thomas.Vicki Thomas, a local artist and author, said she is “thrilled” to have her “little” 8×10 oil painting “Plunging Yosemite Falls” accepted for the 35th annual Yosemite Renaissance exhibit. The show will be on display at the Yosemite Museum Gallery in Yosemite Valley from Feb. 22 through May 3, then travels […]

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