Datebook

IN BRIEF …

Pow Wow Committee to meet The Mariposa Pow Wow committee will be holding its first meeting on Jan. 27 at...

Letters

Who’s the real sinner, Max?

Editor, Fie on ye, Max DeBoer! Holier than thous by...

To hell with sports, kids, donations

Editor, Three to four times a week, I will spend...

A salute to two heroes

Editor, To Jade and Sam: I would like to send...

Support needed for initiative

Editor, We are a family that moved here to Mariposa...

The facts are the facts

Editor, I feel that I must respond to Mary Carpenter’s...

Local News

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Jan. 6 - There was a report of loose ducks, a chicken and a goat on Buckeye Creek Road in Mariposa. • Neglected horses were reported on Ranchito Drive in Lake Don...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Jan. 6-12

• EMS - 7 • Fires - 2 • Public Assists - 2 • Auto Collisions - 0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you...

Turn old magazines into art at the library

Turn old magazines into decorative bowls at an upcoming event at the local library. Submitted photoDiscarded magazines and newspapers can be easily transformed into bowls, coasters, ornaments and even jewelry using a simple technique that...

Habit seeking various volunteers for group

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is reaching out to the community to recruit members for a new special disaster preparedness committee. Habitat is looking for people who have had some training in this area...

Forsythe to speak at RPEA meeting

The next regular meeting of the Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA) will be held at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 21. It will be held at Miner’s Roadhouse restaurant, located at 5159 Highway 140 in Mariposa....

Menetrey honored for his service as board chairman

County supervisor Miles Menetrey (center) is presented with a gavel plaque for his service as board chairman in 2019. Menetrey was honored during last Tuesday’s board of supervisor meeting. The new chairman is Kevin Cann...

Sheriff informs board, public about growing problem of meth use in county

Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies shared some statistics from 2019 with the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last week, as well as his concerns about meth use in 2020. “I wanted to highlight a couple...

No human trafficking in the county? Think again

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors observed Human Trafficking Awareness Month last week. Shown from left are Tori Leanos (Older Adult Advocate), Kristen Fiester (Program Director), Donna Rangel (Community Resource Specialist), Katy Wardle (Program Specialist)...