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Deputy makes arrest

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 8.0px; font: 11.0px 'Arno Pro'} An inmate who walked away from the Mt. Bullion Camp has been caught. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

March 6 - March 12

• EMS - 3 • Fires - 3 • Public Assists - 1 • Auto Collisions - 1   More...

CAL FIRE conducts training exercise at County fairgrounds

Firefighters already gearing up for 2017 fire season

Ladders were raised. Hoses were unfurled. More...

Reforestation workshop scheduled for March 22

A reforestation workshop is scheduled for next week.  CAL FIRE, Natural Resources Conservation Services and University of California Extension will be hosting the workshop for forest land owners and foresters.  It will be on Wednesday, Marc More...

TACKLING TREE MORTALITY

Greeley Hill man organizes effort to obtain nearly $500,000 grant to prevent future wildfires

Tree mortality is a hot topic issue in Mariposa County.  With tree mortality continuing to rise in the area due to recent drought conditions as well as bark beetle infestations, landowners are having to cut down more and more trees, and they are More...

Big Oak Flat Road still closed, no opening set

Highway 41 now open to one-lane traffic

Officials have no estimate when Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park will be repaired.  The road — which connects the Crane Flat area to Yosemite Valley — suffered major damage as a result of the record-setting snow and rain t More...

Habitat sets gala garden event

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is planning another gala event.  Its second Birdhouse & Garden Art Auction will take place on Saturday, April 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sierra Cider at 5569 Meadow Lane in Lushmeadows.  More...

Bidding adieu to Mary Lou’s

Owner of popular Coulterville coffee shop closes doors; taking new life direction

It’s been said if you stay in one place long enough, you become that place.  That certainly feels like the case for Melynda Morey, who has been a fixture in the Coulterville community for the last several years. More...

Your photos

This photo, taken just outside of Mariposa on the way to Midpines, shows “best buddies” Puck, the horse, and Nibbles, the goat. It was taken by reader Eric Munyon. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

March 6 - Petty theft was reported on Highway 49 North. • A harassment complaint was investigated on Hospital Road. • There was an assault and battery reported on Darrah Road. More...

Rock, gem show is set for April 8-9

The Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show, an annual fundraiser for the California State Mining and Mineral Museum, is all set to be even bigger and better this year.  Gemstones, geode cutting, panning for gold and jewelry make this the ideal fun and ed More...

Thomas to be at Chocolate Soup event

Mariposa artist and author, Vicki D. Thomas, will join Chocolate Soup’s Spring Open House on Saturday, March 18.  It will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Applications sought for wine event

The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club has announced that applications are available for artists to participate in the 13th Annual Art and Wine Festival on the Courthouse lawn.  The event will be held on May 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Survey says: Stores in County feature unhealthy products

Recently released research shows that in Mariposa County the availability of e-cigarettes and vaping devices has increased by 65 percent since 2013.  This finding is part of new research released on the availability and marketing of tobacco prod More...

Rotary hears from solar experts

The Mariposa Rotary Club recently heard from Kevin Clubb and Rob Hambleton, co-owners of Mid Mountain Power.  Their company does solar systems, water management and simple to complex cistern systems.  More...

Precipitation in region setting all-time records

It should come as no surprise to anyone living in this region that there has been a lot of rain and snow this season.  In fact, there has been so much that snow pack and lake levels are far above average, according to the California Department o More...

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