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Federal agency stalls relief for Lake Don Pedro

Residents hoping for drought relief

The Lake Don Pedro Community Services District was facing a tough reality just a couple of months ago.  The district, which gets its water from Lake McClure, was probably going to run out of water in mid-August.  More...

Butterfly Festival committee plans bigger, better event

May event saw thousands in 2015

At the Butterfly Festival last May, thousands of people turned out to fill the town of Mariposa to the brim.  And next year should be even better.  Jeannetta Phillips, one of the event organizers, said that people who came from the Central More...

Local News

Supervisor Jones donates equipment to fairgrounds

New chutes will help with horse, roping events

Merlin Jones, District 2 supervisors in Mariposa County, recently made a donation of arena grooming equipment to the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

June 29 • Suspicious circumstances were reported from the Mariposa Art Park. • Calls from residents reporting rattlesnakes were received from Ben Hur Road and Circle Drive. • A neighbor dispute occurred on Cuneo Drive in Coulterville. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

June 29 to July 5

EMS - 6 Fire – 5 Public Assist - 2 Auto Collision - 4   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Deanna Gail Cramer Abbott

Deanna Gail Cramer Abbott, 75, of Clayton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto from a prolonged illness.  More...

Susan Arthur

Susan Arthur, a 1984 Mariposa County High School graduate, passed away on June 20, 2015 of natural causes. She was 49.  She is survived by her husband, Carl Arthur; her mother, Carol Stephens; and her step-father, Frank Stephens. More...

Valerie Wurzbach

Valerie Wurzbach passed away on June 28, 2015. She was 62.  Valerie was born on April 14, 1953 and grew up in Watsonville. She graduated from Cabrillo College with a degree in general business.  More...

Phones lines cut, service is out  Free Access 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 12:57 p.m. - According to the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office, all phone lines all phone lines are down for those areas serviced by the Hornitos Telephone Company TDS. More...

Residents, downtown merchants take the reins of homeless issue

Volunteer group will police town

Michael Crowley is tired of complaints from his customers.  Crowley, along with his wife Robbie, is the owner of Chocolate Soup, a little shop at the western end of Mariposa. More...

CHP officer arrests man for auto theft

Merced man found with stolen Honda

A Merced man who was stopped by a California Highway Patrol officer in the Cathey’s Valley area on Sunday, July 5, was found to be driving a stolen vehicle. More...

SWAP Mariposa bans food sales after county steps in

Food items can’t be sold, given away or traded

A gentle reminder from a county official that food can’t be sold online unless the seller has a county permit led to a firestorm of anger and disbelief on a local Facebook page.  More...

Letters

Homeless plan needs work

If this is the medicine we must take to cure or solve homelessness in Mariposa, it’s a tough pill to swallow.  More...

Program helps those in poverty

Mariposa Heritage House (MHH) is a program of the Alliance for Community Transformations, a non- profit organization with programs in Mariposa and Merced.  More...

Clearing the record on lead

In your June 25 edition, the article “California hunters told to get the lead out” at a minimum brought the issue of lead ammunition to the Mariposa reading public’s attention, though at the cost of some facts. More...

Milestones

Military

Cheyenne Farias graduated from United States Navy boot camp in Great Lakes, Ill. on June 12, and from “A” school on July 6. More...

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa County High School would like to thank the local merchants and donors for their continued support of the alumni’s annual picnic.  More...

Card of Thanks

The board of directors and residents of Idle Wheels Senior Mobile Home Park would like to thank those who contributed to the success of our recent celebration of the 25th anniversary of becoming a member-owned corporation.  More...

Inside Education

Last day at Woodland

Woodland Elementary School recently celebrated the last day of school with the Woodland Field Day. The school had many booths for students in grades kindergarten through fifth. More...

Montgomery makes spring honor roll at Youngstown

Katie Montgomery of Mariposa, who plays on the women’s soccer team at Youngstown State University in Ohio, has been named to the 2015 Spring Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.  More...

$10,000 scholarship

Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club recently awarded the Molly Suh Yaley scholarship of $10,000 to Mariposa County High School graduate Rebecca Avendano. More...

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