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Madera County Covid-19 numbers continue moving in right direction



Shown is American labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, age 89, receiving her vaccine from Dr. Joaquin Arambula in Del Rey. With Caesar Chavez, Huerta is a founder of United Farmworkers Association. Photo courtesy Madera County Department of Public HealthWhen it comes to the Covid-19 numbers, Madera County’s continue to move slowly in the right direction. Four residents […]

Douglas Houston is named SCCCD interim chancellor

HoustonState Center Community College District (SCCCD) Board President Annalisa Perea has announced the appointment of Dr. Douglas B. Houston to the position of interim chancellor, effective May 1. SCCCD Chancellor Dr. Paul Parnell has been with the district since 2016 and will be retiring on July 6. The board is launching a national search to replace him. SCCCD currently includes […]

Gold Coin meets golden noodles

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A part of the community for some time now, Mariposa residents Melissa Takahashi and Travis Medlock have finally grounded their roots and established their Little Shop of Ramen location in the heart of downtown Mariposa. What once used to be the Gold Coin Sports Grill and Bar, the location officially opened indoor services in January, serving bowl after bowl of […]

Farm Bureau is supportive of farm workforce legislation

Saying it would provide mutual benefit for farmers, ranchers and their employees, the California Farm Bureau applauded last week’s reintroduction of federal legislation to improve agricultural immigration programs. California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson said the organization is committed to work for passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, reintroduced by Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, and Dan Newhouse, R-Wash. […]

The newbies

Submitted photoShown are the newest members of the Mariposa Lions Club, who joined Feb. 17 at the groups regular monthly meeting. Shown from left are Caleb Salas, Jennifer Husky and Keith Erickson. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to […]

County accepts bid for Darrah Road Bridge reconstruction



After rejecting previous bids for the Darrah Road Bridge reconstruction project, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement on March 2 with American Paving Co. and awarded the bid, not exceeding $5,162,387.50. The board advertised for bids on March 24, 2020, rejected all bids on July 7, 2020, and once again re-advertised for sealed bids. Two bids were […]

El Portal School’s GeoBee ‘a great success’ in ninth year

El Portal School students Marley Gediman, right, and Brittany Vargas-Alvardo pose for a photo after the school’s annual National geographic GeoBee contest in February. Marley placed first and Brittany placed third. Inset, El Portal School students gather outside to compete in the contest. Submitted photoCovid-19 couldn’t keep El Portal School from hosting its annual National Geographic GeoBee competition. Though the […]

Catheys Valley woman makes Biola dean’s list

Laurel Wagner of Catheys Valley was named to Biola University’s dean’s list for academic excellence. She was one of approximately 1,800 students named to the dean’s list in fall 2020. Biola students are placed on the dean’s list to honor those with a GPA of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credits and whose cumulative GPA is […]

Wildlife challenge turns residents into scientists



A Sonoran Blue butterfly rests on a flower near the Merced River. These butterflies are found only in California and Baja California. Photo by Beth Pratt Ever wanted to be a scientist? Here’s your chance. Engaging Mariposa County residents in tracking and sharing local wildlife data is one of Beth Pratt’s passions. That’s why this weekend, she will launch a […]

Board approves general plan and zoning amendments for Creekside Terrace project



Moving further on the Mariposa Creekside Terrace project, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors approved on March 2 additional amendments and rezoning the land as multi-family residential, instead of single-family residential. The proposed 0.5 acres to add to the 42-unit project will be used for a storm water detention basin and a basketball half-court. The area is being added through […]


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