August 31, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Man nabbed for vehicle theft

A Modesto man was arrested last week in Mariposa, charged with stealing a vehicle and other counts.  Matteson Gordon, 37, was arrested on Aug. More...

Cooke announces intention to seek another term as County DA

It is with great humility and honor that I am announcing my intention to run for another term as District Attorney of Mariposa County.  As the recent Detwiler Fire reminds us, Mariposans are tough, resilient and care deeply about their neighbors More...

CHP announces plans for DUI checkpoint on Sept. 3  Free Access 

The Mariposa office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Sunday, Sept. 3 somewhere within Mariposa County. More...

Your photos

Reader Carol McElligott submitted this photo, which we felt appropriate for fair week in Mariposa County. Shown is her grandfather, Charles McElligott (right) and the other man is Cleo Adelsbach. More...

DETWILER FIRE RELIEF EFFORT CONTINUES

Hundreds of pillows donated to fire victims

Unless you work in a pillow factory, you’ll probably never see as many pillows in one location as were recently received at a Cathey’s Valley office.  More...

A youthful donation

The Hornitos 4-H Club donated $250 to the Mariposa Community Foundation to help with relief efforts in the aftermath of the Detwiler Fire. More...

Board takes no action on letter to support bill

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors decided not to act on sending a letter in support of a bill sponsored by a state assemblyman who represents a contingent of “State of Jefferson” supporters. More...

Wawona book sale slated for this weekend

The 21st annual Book, Bake and Craft Sale will be held on the Saturday before Labor Day, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Wawona Bassett Memorial Library parking lot.  It will be held in the Wawona Community Center if it rains.  More...

Dr. Dennis Miller remembered for caring personality

Beloved local dentist passed away July 18

It’s probably safe to say that most people dread going to the dentist.  But one local dentist made the experience much better for his patients. Mariposa was hit with an unexpected loss when Dr. More...

Yo Adrian!

Perez medals at World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles

Adrian Perez’s summer vacations are different than most people would be accustomed to. A lot of people would prefer to be curled up on a beach somewhere. More...

Lasagna dinner set to introduce Habitat family

The public is invited to a community lasagna dinner to meet Habitat for Humanity’s newest family, the Palacios.  It will be at the Mariposa Lutheran Church on Saturday, Sept. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

August 21 - 27

• EMS - 3 • Fires - 1 • Public Assists - 2 • Auto Collisions - 1   More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Aug. 21 - There was a report of neglected animals on East Whitlock Road. • A verbal dispute was investigated on Highway 140. • Dead goats were reported found on Bear Valley Road. • Embezzlement was investigated on Indian Peak Road. More...

Raising awareness

Miner’s Roadhouse 140 recently provided the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council with a $1,147.27 donation from the restaurant’s community of the month program. More...

New mammography machine is slated to arrive at JCF Hospital

A new mammography machine will soon be installed at John C. Fremont Hospital.  The news was announced at the Aug. 23 board meeting for the John C. Fremont Healthcare District ( JCF).  This has been in the works at JCF for many months.  More...

Alleged student assault still under investigation, according to DA  Free Access 

An investigation into an alleged assault of a special education student in the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) is ongoing. More...

CAL FIRE officials urge caution during weekend

As Labor Day weekend approaches, friends and families will visit outdoor recreation areas throughout Madera, Mariposa and Merced counties.  In anticipation of the increased outdoor activities, CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit is urging every More...

Burgers, bikers and a benefit

On Saturday, Aug. 12, 1850 Restaurant hosted its parking lot party. 1850 raised $5,000 for the Mariposa Community Foundation to benefit the Detwiler Fire victims. More...

Bless You Inc. delivers trailers to families who lost homes during fire

On Aug. 16, Duane Drost, president of Bless You Inc. of Milford, Iowa, and his crew rolled into Mariposa with travel trailers in tow.  In the wake of a natural disaster,   More...

Annual Hornitos Flea Market scheduled in October

Preparations are underway for the 31st Annual Hornitos Flea Market, to be held in historic Hornitos on Sunday, Oct. 1.  Gates open to the public at 7 a.m. No dogs are allowed in the sale area. Spaces are available. More...

Two local ceremonies set for 9/11

Two local ceremonies will be held Monday, Sept. 11 to remember the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 which occurred in New York City and elsewhere in the United States.  One ceremony will be held at the Mariposa Art Park at 12:30 p.m.  More...

Long-standing parcel situation is on the path to being resolved

After three decades, a solution has been found involving four parcels of land in Mariposa County.  A property swap between the parcels was approved by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on Aug. 22.  More...

Northern art show is set for Sept. 10 in Greeley Hill

Artists and craft persons are invited to the 5th Annual Northern Mariposa County Art Show scheduled for September. The show will be Sept. 10 from 1-4 p.m. at the home of Merlin and Miriam Jones in Greeley Hill at 10403 Fiske Hill Road. More...

Coyote Consignments full of ‘delights’ for everyone

Some of the best ideas come in the shower.  For Deb Hegarty, owner of Coyote Consignments, that was certainly the case.  “Things come to me in the shower when I least expect it,” said Hegarty.  That’s where she came u More...

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