North County home consumed by blaze

At 12:30 a.m. Monday morning, firefighters were alerted to a structure fire at 10961 Smith Station Road near Greeley Hill, but just inside Tuolumne County. The first engine on scene, the Mariposa County Fire volunteer unit stationed in Greeley Hill, found one home completely engulfed in flames. An engine from Groveland and two CAL FIRE engines from Coulterville also responded, […]

Group works to save the Mariposa County Fair

The potential closure of the Mariposa County Fair is on the horizon because of state budget cuts. Now a group of citizens has rallied together to try to spare Mariposa’s most favorite event. The funding from the state is slated to end in 2012. The group, “Friends of the Fair,” is taking steps to create a nonprofit organization to allow […]

Fire razes 15 acres

CAL FIRE responded to a wildland fire on Monday at 6:22 p.m. The fire was reported in the area between White Rock Road and the Van Ness fire control road south of Cathey’s Valley. The response included nine CAL FIRE engines, one dozer, two battalion chiefs, one air attack plane, one helicopter, two air tankers, three Mariposa County Fire Department […]


Bear protection is Park goal for apple-pick day

A Yosemite National Park employee rides a hydraulic lift to reach apples during a picking day several years ago. Volunteers pick from the ground and are advised to wear long pants, hats, long sleeves, gloves and sunscreen. This year’s apple-picking day is Wednesday, Aug. 10.Yosemite’s annual apple picking day is a Park tradition. This year’s event takes place on Wednesday, […]

‘Evenings’ welcomes Green Machine and The Well

The Green MachineThe Mariposa County Arts Council’s “Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings” continues with The Green Machine on Friday, Aug. 5 and The Well on Saturday, Aug. 6. The Green Machine is an annual favorite at Mariposa Evenings, as well as clubs and major festivals throughout the state. After years of experimentation with almost every genre of music, the band landed […]

County Fire Response Report

MCFD call log consists of 12 stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents. Monday, July 25 through Sunday, July 31 EMS: 17 Fire: 12 Public assist: 4 Vehicle accident: 4 Spotlight Call of the Week: Monday, July 25, fire call on Oak Grove School Road. Upon arrival responders found unoccupied home completely burned to ground. Responders took […]

Swim team follies raise over $8,000

Pictured, front row, from left, are AAUW President Sandi Gabe, Dr. Phil Smith, Rotarian Kris Casto, Rotary President Susan Robinson; and back row, from left, are Jason and Tracy Dubberke.The results are in. The Mariposa Men’s Synchronized Swim Team performed with such precision they fueled an already party atmosphere to new heights and helped to raise $8,000 for the Mariposa […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 25: •A kitten was stuck in rocks on Zelma Way. •A man was arrested after he was seen kicking a dog on the side of Highway 49 South. •Grand theft was reported at the Comfort Inn. •A traffic accident blocked Highway 140. July 26: •A cow hoof was on the Mariposa Creek Walkway. •A service dog was missing in […]

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