Conservancy connects people with Park

Non-profits' merger launches new era

CONGRESSMAN GEORGE RADANOVICH Yosemite Conservancy, a nonprofit organization benefitting Yosemite National Park and its millions of visitors, was launched on Friday, June 4, with commendations by public officials, songs by local school children and cheers of people who love the Park. “Providing for Yosemite’s future is our passion,” said Mike Tollefson, president of Yosemite Conservancy. “This is now the only […]

Captain clean-up



YOUNG PHILLIP SHULL IS MAKING A BIG IMPACT AROUND MARIPOSA. SHULL HAS BEEN PICKING UP CIGARETTE BUTTS AT THE MARIPOSA COUNTY LIBRARY AND OTHER LOCATIONS WHENEVER HE COMES TO TOWN WITH HIS FAMILY…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to […]

CodeRED updates urged



In anticipation of what could be an extreme fire season, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office wants to be able to notify residents in case of an emergency. Anyone who recently moved, changed their home or cellular telephone number or who would like to add a new telephone number to be associated with their address, the sheriff’s office encourages residents to […]

Teen party ends in charges for parent



A Mariposa man has been been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and allowing minors to consume alcohol. Both charges are misdemeanors. According to the complaint filed with the Mariposa County Superior Court, JD Harrelson allowed six juveniles to consume alcohol at his home. He is not, however, charged with providing it for them. The juveniles are […]

Anonymous tip leads to arrests



On June 4, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office got an anonymous tip that a possible drug deal was taking place at the Bootjack Market. The caller provided a vehicle description for one of the individuals involved in the deal. Deputies responded to the market and found the vehicle the caller described. They then witnessed a man with the car make […]

New park and ride construction begins



CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN ON THE NEW YARTS’ PARK AND RIDE ON JOE HOWARD ROAD IN MARIPOSA. The excavation taking place behind the giant Rite Aid store on Joe Howard Road, across from the Mariposa Cemetery, is the ground work for a new Yosemite Area Regional Transportation Systems (YARTS) park and ride facility. According to Dick Whittington, transit manager for YARTS, […]

Community gathers to put Kids Firs



A LARGE CROWD ENJOYED THE SETTING AT JORGENSEN’S BROOKLAKE RANCH FOR THE MARIPOSA COUNTY SCHOOLS FOUNDATION KIDS FIRST ANNUAL JUNE JUBILEE LAST SATURDAY. THE DINNER HELPS RAISE MONEY FOR THE ORGANIZATION’S MANY PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN THE MARIPOSA COUNTY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading […]

Park seeks proposals for urgent care clinic



Yosemite National Park has announced that the prospectus for new proposals for the operation of an urgent care medical clinic located in Yosemite Valley, is now available. The existing 15-year contract, currently held by Tenet Healthcare and managed by Doctors Medical Center of Modesto, will expire on Dec. 31, 2010. “Doctors Medical Center has been an excellent provider of medical […]

Handpicked & Homemade



From the White House to the house down the street, fresh produce from home gardens and farmers markets is more popular than ever. And along with the abundance   of home grown goodness come new and easy ways to create and preserve delicious, wholesome food in your own kitchen. Get Saucy Tomatoes are a natural for homemade sauces, salsas, chili […]

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log



May 31: •Someone expressed concern for an animal on Highway 49 North. •There were two vegetation fires reported on Highway 132 and Hornitos Road. •Someone was panhandling at Stage Stop. •There was a domestic dispute on Park Circle Drive. June 1: •A prowler was reported on Silva Road. •A shoplifter was in custody at Pioneer Market. •A steer was lost […]