Family proves how sweet small business is

Nojokaroca’s 10 flavors are on display at the company’s downtown Mariposa location.Making a new business work is tough, especially under today’s current economic conditions. One Mariposa family looked at the gloomy situation and saw it as “the perfect storm.” Now, they are seeing the rainbow that storm created. Sidney Radanovich was selling real estate, rather successfully, until the market crashed […]


 History Center breakfast is early After the busy holiday season, the quiet and solitude of January can be a real shock to one’s system. Everyone is invited to come to Coulterville’s Old School House on Sunday, Jan. 8 and celebrate the New Year in the warm and friendly community atmosphere found there on the second Sunday of every month at […]


Pelosi says she has no regrets on reign

 WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Nancy Pelosi says she has no regrets on her last day as House speaker, a reign that lasted four years and is ending after the November elections. Pelosi said Tuesday she looks forward to leading a loyal but tenacious opposition in the House. She started by calling Republicans hypocrites for trying to repeal the new health […]


Brown meets with counties on programs

SACRAMENTO , Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is meeting with county leaders to discuss one possible solution to California’s budget problems — shifting responsibility for a host of programs to local government. On his first full day on the job Tuesday, Brown met with officials from the California State Association of Counties at the group’s capital office. He says […]

Library offers

adult tutoring

The Mariposa County Library is offering free tutoring for English speaking Mariposa County residents age 18 or older. Trained volunteer tutors will work with learners on a one-to-one basis in the library or other public location. Learners work at their own pace to achieve goals they set for themselves. For example, if a learner wants to write a resume, help […]

Woman sustains injury

One woman was injured in this single-vehicle roll over on Highway 140 on Wednesday morning, just after 8 a.m. The car’s occupant, whose name was not available, was taken by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. No details were available at press time…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please […]


Calls for service leap, DUI arrests skyrocket in 2010

 Tuesday morning Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies released his department’s crime statistics for 2010. There was an increase in the number of calls for service to the sheriff’s department. In 2010 a total of 34,646 calls were recorded, a 4,549 leap above the 30,097 received in 2009. Those numbers show an average of 27.5 calls per day, compared to an […]

Sworn into office

Superior Court Judge Dana Walton, far right, swore the newly-elected Mariposa County public officials into office during a ceremony at the board of supervisors’ meeting Tuesday morning. From left to right are, Sheriff/Coroner Doug Binnewies, Assessor Becky Crafts, District 1 Supervisor Lee Stetson, Auditor Bill Davis, County Clerk Keith Williams, District Attorney Bob Brown, and District 3 Supervisor Janet Bibby…. […]


County declares state of emergency

Above is the serious damage sustained to Ben Hur Road just a few miles from Raymond. This is part of the damage inflicted on county roads that prompted officials to declare Mariposa County a disaster area.The recent, heavy rains have taken a toll on Mariposa County roads. That toll is so great that it prompted the Mariposa County Board of […]

DeMasi faces charges in court today

Richard DeMasiThe 80- year- old Mariposa man arrested last week for child pornography and weapons charges will make his first appearance in court today. Richard “Dick” DeMasi is being held at the Mariposa County Jail on $1 million bail. On Dec. 28, Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies served a search and arrest warrant on DeMasi’s Mariposa residence, subsequently taking him into […]