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Tropical moisture invades state  Free Access 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 12 noon - A plume of moisture generated by tropical storms Andres and Blanca was pushing into Central California today, and is expected to generate some rain, thunder and lightning through Wednesday. More...

Deputies step up enforcement in park, on streets

More patrols address concerns about homeless

After complaints from business owners at a meeting in March about local homeless people, law enforcement has cracked down on parkgoers and downtown regulars who are breaking the law.  Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies said patrols have been More...

Concert series launches Friday in Franklin’s memory

Trespassers kick it off this weekend

The Mariposa County Arts Council is hosting the 24th year of Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings, starting on Friday, June 5 at the Mariposa County Art Park stage.  The free concerts have been a Mariposa tradition since 1991.  More...

Fires mark beginning of season; CAL FIRE urges extra vigilance

County-wide residential burn ban is now in effect

With the 2015 fire season officially here, two wildland fires that burned in Mariposa County last weekend brought the reality of fire season home, also prompting Tuesday’s banning of all outdoor residential burning by CAL FIRE. . More...

Local News

Fire Safe Council secures three grants

Money will help fire prevetion

The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council recently announced that three large fuel reduction grants have been awarded to the group for the implementation of fuel reduction projects throughout Mariposa County.  More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

May 25 • Illegal dumping of tires was reported from Mt. Bullion Cutoff. • A cat was trapped in a culvert on Creel Road. • A report of threats was received from Trower Road. • Petty theft was reported from Highway 49 North. More...

Photos needed for recycling calendar

Entries due by June 18

The Mariposa County Public Works Solid Waste and Recycling Division is looking for photographs for the annual recycling calendar for the 2015-16 edition.  Photos of nature, landscapes, historical buildings and other aspects of Mariposa County wi More...

Milestones

Wedding Announcement

Bethany Fong and Brian Tse were married on April 25, 2015 at the lovely gardens of the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park (San Mateo County). Their pastor, Rev. Les Yee, officiated the wedding. More...

Card of Thanks

Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation wants to thank the following businesses for donating goodies for the public appreciation social that was held on April 16.  Bett’s Gold Coin Sports Tavern, B B’s Catering, Charles Street More...

Card of Thanks

As the 2015 Butterfly Festival chairman, I want to thank everyone for another wonderful festival.  I wish to thank everyone for their support of this year’s festival. We had a record crowd. More...

Sports

Coach Moore inducted into Hall of Fame June 20

Students and former Grizzlies to be honored

Veteran basketball coach Dave Moore will be inducted into the Grizzly Hall of Fame at the 17th annual induction ceremony and scholarship dinner on Saturday, June 20.  The social hour runs from 6 to 7 p.m. More...

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Ian Merzwinski, a 2012 Mariposa County High School grad, has signed a letter of intent to study and play basketball at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. More...

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Mariposa's Noah Fluharty, a senior, was named the Southern League's Most Valuable Player in voting by the league's coaches last week. More...

Rescuers pull man from river  Free Access 

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 9 a.m. - Rescuers pulled a motorist from a Merced River bank on Wednesday evening after the man's vehicle plunged towards the watercourse west of the Ferguson Slide. More...

Vehicle fire draws attention off Darrah Road  Free Access 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 1:20 p.m. - A car fire that erupted along Darrah Road around 12:30 p.m. briefly drew six engines in response, a CAL FIRE spokesperson said today. More...

Fox Fire chars 25 acres  Free Access 

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 10:15 a.m. - The Fox Fire had consumed close to 25 acres near Lookout Mountain Road south of Ben Hur Road by 7 a.m. this morning, CAL FIRE Communications Operator Heather Sharpe said today. More...

Marchin’ for a cure

Dozens of local residents toured the course during the Mariposa Relay for Life event last weekend at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Mariposa County sees residents leaving area

In 2014, more than 358,000 people moved to California.  And while most counties throughout the state had upswings in population, Mariposa County bucked the trend and actually saw people leave the county.  According to the California Departm More...

As Caltrans touts progress, engineers prepare to probe

Ferguson Project is searching for rockshed-anchoring options

The Ferguson Project is facing a major engineering challenge—even as Caltrans trumpets an early end to the project’s rubble-hauling phase.  While motorists are seeing less traffic now that trucks ferrying debris are idle, a large unk More...

Commentary

OUR VIEW

Rep. Tom McClintock, Mariposa County’s congressman, published an opinion piece with Sen. More...

Letters

Board waffles on mining

After numerous public and planning meetings where it was decided that mining on agricultural lands should be controlled through the conditional use permit process, the board of supervisors has decided to create an Option 3 to allow the miners to avoi More...

Pond is possible water source

I believe the Mariposa Public Utility District should consider recycling the water from the pond on Mariposa Creek.  If the Merced River gets too low for pumping into the reservoir above town, we are going to be hurting.  More...

Organizing can help make county a better place to live

Contributed by Paul Weiss   I need help. Mariposa County’s unemployment numbers don’t make sense.  One, our government agencies report 7,450 workers in our county’s total workforce but only 6,650 are working.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Eric Alan Oster

On the afternoon of May 21, 2015, Eric Alan Oster passed away surrounded by his family. He was 63. More...

Tava grace and Addison Rae Lemmons

Tava Grace and Addison Rae Lemmons were welcomed into this world at 9 a.m. on May 20, 2015. They both met the eyes of Jesus later that same day. Tava and Addison are the daughters of Tim Lemmons and Sarah Hodge and the sisters of Amaya Lemmons. More...

Inside Education

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Thursday, May 28 was Julia Parker's last day at the Yosemite Indian Cultural Museum. Parker was a Park ranger, a basket artist and a grandmother. More...

MCHS graduate Hibert is named outstanding student

Graduate school next on her plate

Mariposa County High School graduate Margaret Hibert was named the outstanding student among the eight nominees at a Dominican University of California commencement that was heldon May 16.  More...

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Lou Cordero, left, of Lou's Speedie Lube and Auto Repair, is shown presenting a $300 check to Brenda Hartsog, president of the Mariposa Grizzly Boosters Club. More...

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