July 27, 2017 RSS feed / 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...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

July 3 - July 9

• EMS - 8 • Fires - 5 • Public Assists - 2 • Auto Collisions - 1   More...

It was no ‘Cakewalk,’ but Coulterville couple aided those battling the blaze

You might say Jennifer Ladd-Zimmerman knew opening a business in Coulterville wasn’t going to be a “Cakewalk.”  But in 2013, Jennifer and her husband, Sam, packed up from their Cape Cod, Mass., home and headed west for Mariposa More...

Emotions run high for Detwiler fire evacuees

Fearful. Angry. Stressed. Frustrated. Hardened. Anxious. Miserable. More...

Company donates hay to fire victims

A company in Oregon has donated 24-1/2 tons of hay for Detwiler Fire victims.  According to local resident Mark Long, Chapman Hay Co., which has roots in this area and is located in southern Oregon, announced the donation on Monday. More...

From flames to assistance, all hands were on deck for Detwiler

The fire burns along the mountainside on Highway 49 North. Eventually, all of the brush would be turned to ash. More...

Fire victims eligible for property tax relief

Vital record copies also available

The Mariposa County Assessor-Recorder has announced that owners of property damaged by the Detwiler Fire are eligible for property tax relief through assessment adjustment procedures.  If your property suffered $10,000 or more in damage, you may More...

Impact of Detwiler on Park, County is still an unknown

The outside world found out a lot about Mariposa last week — in an unfortunate way.  Because of the Detwiler Fire, the national news media reported daily about the massive blaze.  But in a lot of cases, their focus was about the fire 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...

Health expert urges caution in dealing with the smoky air

Even though the Detwiler Fire has begun to diminish in size and intensity, one local health expert is urging citizens of Mariposa County to play it safe. More...

The Detwiler Fire had impacts throughout the County

Not much remains along the Bagby Grade north of Bear Valley. The fire swept through the area, jumped the Merced River and raced north toward Coulterville and Greeley Hill. More...

Your photos

Reader Kristin Lowrey sent us this photo of the family leading their 25-year-old horse behind a truck over six miles from the end of Totokon Road down Old Highway to the Mariposa County Fairgrounds d More...

Richards family stayed home, rode out fire

Most of Mariposa’s residents evacuated last week due to the Detwiler Fire, but there were a few who stayed behind.  For the Richards family, longtime residents of Mariposa, it just never felt like they should leave. More...

McClintock hears about some reasons for the Detwiler Fire  Free Access 

CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit Chief Nancy Koerperich summed it up pretty well on Saturday afternoon at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. “We could have been out all day long to see the fire,” said Koerperich. More...

Documenting history  Free Access 

Readers from throughout Mariposa County are submitting phot More...

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