Sierra Tel Business Center closes



Sierra Tel would like to advise its customers of changes that are taking place at the Mariposa Business Office at 5108 Highway 140. Sierra Telephone business office continues to be open to serve customers with all their needs, including taking payments, requests for new service and changes to service, and offering a variety of telephones and related equipment. There are […]

Secretary of State visits Mariposa



CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE DEBRA BOWEN (LEFT) STOPPED BY THE MARIPOSA COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON ON HER WAY TO A SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT IN OAKHURST. SHE WAS WELCOMED BY MARIPOSA COUNTY CLERK KEITH WILLIAMS (RIGHT) AND HIS ENTIRE STAFF. BOWEN AND WILLIAMS ARE PICTURED IN FRONT OF THE MARIPOSA COUNTY COURTHOUSE…. An online subscription is required to view news […]

Local DUI arrests continue to increase



It has been a busy summer for Mariposa County law enforcement in terms of dealing with drunk drivers. Since June, officers have been hauling in far more drivers under the influence than is normal. Last week, those figures climbed again. Seven more people faced driving under the influence charges from Aug. 6 to 8. That number is just under a […]

Slope Fire continues to burn in Yosemite



The Slope Fire, a lightning caused fire in Yosemite National Park, continues to burn in the area of Harden Lake. The fire was spotted on July 25 and is currently at 597 acres. The fire has spread minimally in the past few days due to fuel type and recent rain in the area. Yosemite fire crews are continuing to manage […]

Teen hurt in Park fall



An unidentified 16-yearold boy was seriously injured when he fell in Yosemite National Park on Aug. 5. Yosemite spokesperson Kari Cobb said that the boy sustained a “significant head injury” when he fell about 30 feet from some boulders at the base of Bridalveil Fall. No information about the boy’s condition was available. He was taken by air ambulance to […]

YNP offers free entrance



Yosemite National Park, along with all other national parks across the country, will offer free entrance on Saturday, Aug. 14 and Sunday, Aug. 15. This fee free weekend is an opportunity for people to visit and enjoy America’s public lands. Fees being waived for the Aug. 14 and 15 weekend include only the fees associated with entrance into Yosemite National […]

PG&E grants County $5,000



PG&E REPRESENTATIVE ANNA BALATTI (CENTER) RECENTLY PRESENTED A $5,000 GRANT TO MARIPOSA COUNTY FOR RESTORATION OF THE MARIPOSA CREEK PARKWAY. RECEIVING THE GRANT ARE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ CHAIRMAN KEVIN CANN (LEFT) AND EDONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR MARILYN LIDYHOFF…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not […]

Hunters Valley lands new engine



THE HUNTERS VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT NOW HAS A NEW EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLE. A new fast attack fire engine has replaced the 1992 patrol assigned to Hunters Valley Company 36. The new vehicle, Engine 636, carries 300 gallons of water, features a 100 gallon-per-minute pump and an automatic foam proportioner. The engine is built on a heavy duty Ford F-450 chassis […]

Friday, Aug. 13



Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reformers Unanimous – a free addictions program held at the corner of 12th and Jones Street (next to the old First Baptist Church), every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542. Narcotics Anonymous […]

Saturday, Aug. 14



Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Narcotics Anonymous – 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Democratic Club – meets at Miner’s Inn at 9:30 a.m. Fishing Derby – at Lake Mc- Swain at 6 a.m. $10 buy in. Contact Gordon Hicks at […]