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Former concessionaire president remembered for his dedication to Park and support of others



Ed Hardy was a well-respected man throughout the Yosemite community. Submitted photo A prominent figure who worked in Yosemite National Park for many years passed away not long ago, but he left a legacy that others will remember fondly. Edward Hardy, the longtime president of Yosemite Park & Curry Company, passed away in his sleep on Jan. 7, 2018. He […]

Though better, County is still struggling to combat smoking

Up in smoke
State report card gives County a ‘D’ grade


Though improved from a year ago, Mariposa County still remains low when it comes to smoking cessation and other related issues. The state of California, though, is doing quite well, getting an overall “A” grade. Submitted photo Ginnie Day knows as well as anyone the harmful effects of tobacco. Day grew up seeing her parents smoke, and she was a […]

Reason revealed why school on Darrah Road is closed


The reason why the Darrah School has been closed was revealed during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. The County announced last week the temporary closing of the school because of tree mortality issues. (See our story on Page A2.) Mariposa County Chief Administrative Officer Dallin Kimble said Tuesday there are 27 to 30 trees that […]

Group wants TOT raised to help housing within County

Paperwork filed to get measure on the November election ballot

 A local group of people is attempting to get an initiative on the November ballot to deal with the housing crunch in Mariposa County. “I think momentum is on our side,” said Jim Evans, who filed the formal petition with the County. The petition, if placed on the ballot, would ask residents to approve a 1/2 percent increase in the […]

Republic dinner set next Saturday at fairgrounds

The annual Lincoln/Reagan Dinner hosted by the Mariposa County Republican Central Committee will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The Keynote speaker will be State Assemblyman Travis Allen and candidate for governor. Tickets for the Lincoln/Reagan Dinner are $30 and can be purchased at Trent’s Styling for His and Hers, Happy Burger or […]

Crucial meeting about biomass proposal scheduled for Feb. 23


Shown is the proposed location of the biomass project in the industrial park in Mariposa. Submitted graphic A crucial meeting about a proposed biomass plant in Mariposa is set for Feb. 23. The meeting is a public hearing by the Mariposa County Planning Department and will include comments from the public. The Mariposa Biomass Project has been in the works […]

Hospital sets records during January: CEO says to board



January was a record setting month for the John C. Fremont Healthcare District. At John C. Fremont Healthcare District’s Jan. 31 board meeting, Chief Executive Officer Matthew Matthiessen revealed that in January, JCF set a record for patients seen in the clinics over one month. Total clinic visits were 2,279. Some of the other notable achievements included: • Fremont Family […]

Cooke will not seek reelection as district attorney


Thomas Cooke In a surprise move on Tuesday, Mariposa County District Attorney Thomas Cooke announced he will not seek reelection. Cooke made the announcement during a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. He will serve out the remainder of his term through 2018. “It is best for me not to seek reelection,” said Cooke, who added it was […]

Resources for victims

The Mariposa Agri-Nature Association, MANA, presents Mariposa County Resource Conservation District, MCRCD, a $556 check for the Detwiler Fire Survivors fund. Pictured on the left is Dave Mecchi, President of the MCRCD, and Kris Casto, President of MANA. These funds are directed to preventing erosion in agricultural areas. Members of the community supported the Farm and Ranch Tour which then […]

Some residents will be asked to fill out survey



A County-wide survey will provide local officials with a better idea of the aspects of the County which could be improved. At least 1,500 citizens in Mariposa County will receive the National Citizen Survey (NCS) this spring. It is considered the gold standard in community assessments today. This survey provides a picture of community quality and resident perspectives about local […]


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