October 12, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Three officers promoted in rank

Three members of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office advanced in rank at a ceremony held last week.  Sean Land, Tim Rumfelt and Drake Long were each promoted and sworn in by Sheriff Doug Binnewies.  Land has 22 years of experience wi More...

MCRCD plant sale set for two County locations

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District’s annual native plant and wildflower seed sale is just around the corner. This popular event will take place at two county sites in late October and early November. More...

Go West Festival is set for Saturday

Shine up those boots and dig out that period dress, it’s time to Go West. The second annual Go West Festival is set for this Saturday, Oct. 14, in downtown Mariposa. The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Supervisors bash federal disaster response

Mariposa County officials showed no mercy with their dissatisfaction of the state and federal governments during a meeting on Tuesday morning.  At issue are the roads damaged by the floods in February — most of which has yet to be funded d More...

Dem Club sets salon

Besides plans about defeating Congressman Tom Mc- Clintock, the next meeting of the Mariposa Democratic Club will host a salon, with a guest moderator, on Saturday, Oct. 14.  It will be held at 9:45 a.m., at Miner’s Roadhouse 140.  More...

Steve’s to host fundraiser that will benefit local Legion post

American Legion Post 567 is asking area residents to “Support Your Local Veterans.”  A fundraiser will be held at Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe on Nov. More...

Your photos

Reader Mike Quinn submitted this photo he shot at Stockton Creek Pond. He called it “The fisherman.” Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? More...

Take the quiz and learn more about historic plaques

Have you seen the historic plaques the Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club has installed on 12 of the oldest buildings in Mariposa?  To see how much you know about Mariposa, take the quiz below and then stroll downtown to learn more about the history More...

Fire Prevention Week means to create and practice escape plan

Did you know that only one-third of Americans have created and practiced a home fire escape plan and that almost three-quarters of Americans have an escape plan; however, less than half ever practice it?  More...

CoyoteFest draws record attendance

Car show, vendor numbers all up

CoyoteFest, the annual fall festival in Coulterville, was another success in 2017.  More...

Transient arrested for starting recent wildfire  Free Access 

A transient was arrested last week after being accused of starting a fire. The fire ended up burning 25 to 30 acres near Ramblin Road in Mariposa County. Antonio Luis Macias, 28, was arrested by CAL FIRE officials following the incident. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Oct. 3 - Vandalism was reported on Highway 140 • There was a suspicious vehicle on Stockton Street in Coulterville. • Suspicious circumstances were investigated on Narcisco Way. More...

Mercado announces his bid to be auditor

My name is Luis Mercado and I will be running for County Auditor in the June 2018 Mariposa County election.  I have owned my home in Mariposa County for the past two years, before that living in Atwater and commuting to Mariposa.  More...

Being prepared

Jaime Williams, left, public information officer for CAL FIRE, receives a proclamation Tuesday from Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Marshall Long, declaring the week of Oct. More...

Supportive counseling offered for victims of Detwiler Fire  Free Access 

Detwiler Fire supportive counseling will be offered Wednesdays between 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for those affected by the fire. This counseling will start Oct. 25, and individual appointments will be available to those affected by the fire. More...

Mariposa Symphony set to kick of 16th season

The 16th season of the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra is just around the corner. It begins on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in a concert consisting appropriately of 16 pieces: the complete Slavonic Dances of Antonín Dvorák. More...

Home is where the heart is

The annual Mariposa County Contractors Association Home Show was held this past weekend at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Deputy stamps out mail crime in County

Three people have been arrested and charged for allegedly stealing mail, along with other crimes, in Mariposa County.  Shawlea Railton, 24, Cali Bun, 33, and Christine Bemrose,   38, were each arrested last week. More...

Rotary hears from Matthiessen about many changes at hospital

The newly named Chief Executive Officer of the John C. Fremont Heathcare District, Matthew Matthiessen, recently gave Mariposa Yosemite Rotarians an overview of recent progress at the district.  More...

Author Marcia Freedman to discuss firefighting in Sierra National Forest

Marcia Penner Freedman, author of “Fighting Fires in the Sierra National Forest,” will be at the Mariposa Museum and History Center for a Fireside Chat on Sunday, Oct. More...

Coulterville slates Trunk or Treat event for Oct. 28

The community is invited to celebrate Halloween in Coulterville on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. More...

More photos from the Mariposa County Fair Livestock Show

Grand champion market beef winner was awarded to Gauge Butler (far left). It was purchased by Merlin and Mimi Jones. Also shown in the photo is Riley Gibson (far right). More...

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