August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Child molester faces 16 years after conviction

If a pin dropped in the historic Mariposa County Superior Courtroom during a trial last week, everyone would have heard the sound.  Especially during the testimony of a 9-year-old girl who described being the victim of multiple sexual assaults t More...

Recent events could make fair special in 2017

It’s hard to bring up any subject in Mariposa County without relating it to the Detwiler Fire.  The 2017 Mariposa County Fair is no exception.  “It set us back,” said Mariposa County Fairgrounds Manager Brian Bullis.  More...

Local News

Horisons shuts doors of all eight clinics

Mariposa included in healthcare organization’s bankruptcy closures

Mariposa County now has one less medical clinic.  As of Aug. 1, Horisons Unlimited Healthcare closed the doors on all eight of its clinics found throughout the foothills and Central Valley. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Aug. 7 - Harassment was investigated on Harris Cutoff Road. • There was a rattlesnake reported on Penon Blanco Road in Coulterville. • A citation was issued after a report of a combative patient in the emergency room at John C. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Aug. 6 - Aug. 13

• EMS - 7 • Fires - 4 • Public Assists - 0 • Auto Collisions - 1   More...

Milestones

Shadow Casters present check for fire victims

On Saturday, Aug. More...

Recovery effort

Brad and Corinne White of White Hot Tees came from Diamond Springs to sell T-shirts, hats and mugs at the Detwiler Fire just like quite a few others. More...

Cakewalk to begin new displays for local artists

A business in Coulterville will be featuring a local art gallery in their store.  Cakewalk Heirloom Baking Company, located at 5023 Main Street, is looking for local artists to display their work.  There will be an art opening every month o More...

Sports

All out, all game, all season

Football coach shares thoughts about each game on schedule this year

Last season it was a learning experience for the Mariposa County High School football team. More...

Race set to return for 43rd year

Awards will be given to several age groups at Amigo race, registration open

A long standing, but sometimes overlooked Mariposa tradition is back for yet another year.  The 43rd Annual Amigo de Oro will take place Sunday, Sept. 3. The Amigo de Oro features 5-mile and 10-mile races for racers of all abilities.  More...

Optimism abounds with fans after 49ers hold spirited open practice

It was hard to tell what the fans enjoyed more — the free food or the exciting plays on the football field.  Over 25,000 of “The Faithful” showed up to enjoy an open training camp session for the San Francisco 49ers on Aug. 5. More...

Crews continue to battle the South Fork Fire in Yosemite

Firefighters continue to battle a blaze in Yosemite National Park near Wawona. The South Fork Fire, which is at approximately 5,100 feet, had burned 1,613 acres as of press time on Tuesday. More...

Two blazes reported in north Mariposa County

There were two more fires in Mariposa County over the weekend.  Both were in northern Mariposa County, according to officials from CAL FIRE.  According to Jaime Williams, public information officer for the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Un More...

Man dies after wreck early Sunday on Silva  Free Access 

Alcohol is suspected after a Mariposa man was ejected from his vehicle and died this past weekend. According to the California Highway Patrol, William Christopher Lawrence, 37, was killed in the incident. At around 12:25 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. More...

Opioid crisis is a big concern for Mariposa County officials

A story making national news is also impacting Mariposa County.  The story is opioid addiction.  And that was the topic of a presentation made last week to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  “We created this problem,&rdqu More...

Letters

Preferred providers are needed

Editor,  I am writing to you personally because I want to clarify some important overall points in the article about caregivers and recipients which appeared in the Aug. 10 edition.  More...

God bless Jason Hawley

Editor,  As the Detwiler Fire burned across our property, God sent an angel to save our home.  His name is Jason Hawley, and he is our neighbor. More...

Put down your crack pipes

Editor,  The outright defiance of the Constitution of the United States, and with a specific intent to deny the electorate (we, the people) our voice, the seldom-spoke-of deep state has appointed itself the new electorate.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert Bartholomew

Robert (Bob) Bartholomew of Mariposa passed away suddenly in his home from natural causes.  Our treasured father, grandfather, loving partner, loyal friend and dedicated public servant was born in Dallas, Texas to Grant and Maureen Bartholomew o More...

Roberta Chase

Roberta Elaine Chase of Mariposa, California died at 1:40 a.m. on Aug. 6, 2017. She passed away peacefully under hospice care at Pacifica Senior Living in Merced, California.  Roberta was born Sept. More...

Daniel Thomas

Daniel Thomas died unexpectedly in John C. Fremont Hospital on July 27, 2017, in Mariposa, Calif., at the age of 38. Daniel was a good hearted man and will be missed by many. His family has set up a GoFundMe account to help with expenses. More...

Inside Education

Merced Explorers help Greeley Hill through food and supply donations  Free Access 

Families and students in the Greeley Hill area received a boost from some friendly youngsters in Merced County last week. More...

Student excitement can’t be eclipsed when it comes to upcoming field trip

Students in Mariposa County will have the chance to experience a rare and special natural occurrence that many people never get to in their lives. More...

Soroptimist scholarships awarded

Recent Mariposa County High School graduates Sarah Preston, Madison Stitt, Julia Coleman and Regan Smith were this year’s Soroptimist International of Mariposa Scholarship recipients.  More...

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