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PG&E crews work around the clock to restore power

Some have called them the unsung heroes of the Detwiler Fire. In many ways, that is the case. Crews from Pacific Gas & Electric have performed almost a Herculean effort in restoring power to many customers in Mariposa County. More...

Local News

Trio arrested, charged with stealing fire-related items

Three people have been arrested and charged for allegedly stealing firefighting items in the Yaqui Gulch area.  More...

Landscaping in fire country will be subject at workshop

On the heels of one of the largest fires in the history of Mariposa County, a workshop has been scheduled about landscaping in fire-prone areas.  The Mariposa Master Gardeners will present the free workshop on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

July 17 - Mailbox tampering was reported on Darrah Road. • Vandalism was alleged on Watt Road. • A trailer was reported in the road on Ponderosa Way in Coulterville. • A welfare check on cattle was requested in Cathey’s Valley. More...

Milestones

There are many ways to help fire victims  Free Access 

Following is a list of resources provided by MariposaCountyRecovers.org, a website set up by the County to aid residents in recovering from the effects of the Detwiler Fire. More...

Sports

Stepping up to the plate

Jessica Vegely hoping to build on first college softball season

Anyone who has lived in Mariposa long enough and follows local sports knows the name Vegely is associated with athleticism.  Jessica Vegely, a 2016 graduate of Mariposa County High School, is using her athleticism at Reedley College. More...

Trap team completes season in Vegas at U.S. Open Championships

The Mariposa youth trap shooting teams took part in the U.S. Open Youth Clay Shooting Championships in Las Vegas over July 14-15.  More...

Motorcycle poker run to raise firefighting funds

A motorcycle poker run will benefit Mariposa County volunteer fire stations. The Sierra Moonshine Run is set to wind through the County on Saturday, Sept. 9. More...

THE PERFECT STORM

Detwiler Fire devastates area; is one of largest ever in County

It was the talk for a long time. For five years, the drought gripped Mariposa County, and that began the issue of tree mortality. More...

Out of the ashes, a local couple stays positive following tragedy

Bobbi Valdez came walking out of the scorched ruins of her home carrying a piggy bank.  Though it was difficult, she had a smile on her face and said it was in her curio cabinet and once belonged to her grandmother.  More...

Barbara and Jack’s great adventure in Detwiler Fire

Barbara Parker Darragh and her husband, Robert J. More...

Letters

Through the smoke comes hope

Editor,  I posted this on my Facebook page after we came home from staying in the Bay Area waiting out the worst of this fire.  More...

First responders are amazing

Editor,  I wanted to give a sincere thank you to all of the first responders for doing all you do to keep the rest of us safe. More...

Grateful for the responders

Editor,  As a business owner and resident of Greeley Hill, I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have saved us from the Detwiler Fire.  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Class of '97 schedules reunion The Mariposa County High School Class of 1997 will have a reunion on July 29. It begins at 4 p.m. at The Alley in downtown Mariposa. The band "Trespassers" will be performing. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Dennis Miller

Dr. Dennis Dean Miller died unexpectedly on July 18, 2017.  Dennis grew up in Southern California where he graduated from UCLA Dental School.  He accepted a dental residency in the U.S. More...

Jeffrey Ellis

Coach Jeffrey “Elmo” Ellis, age 58, left this world early Monday, June 12, 2017.  A celebration of life was supposed to be held last week, but due to the Detwiler Fire, it has been moved to Saturday, Aug. More...

Inside Education

2017 Grizzly Scholarships

Shown are representatives of local groups with the Mariposa County High School students they awarded scholarships to this school year.   More...

North County schools already prepping for back-to-school

It’s almost August already, and attention is beginning to drift back to school.  In June, students can’t wait to get out of the classroom to enjoy family and summer vacation. Then, right around Aug. More...

CPR and First Aide class set for educators

The John C. Fremont Hospital Education Department is offering two CPR and First Aide Certification courses for teachers and coaches.  They will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, Aug. More...

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