Supervisors back CV charter school




Almost immediately after the Mariposa County Unified School District made the decision to close Cathey’s Valley Elementary School (CVE) last spring, a group of community members began looking into starting a charter school there. Now, it seems the group has the organization, manpower and support to formally propose the charter to the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD). On Tuesday […]

Pot plant total grows



Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies, along with probation officers and the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP), eradicated an illegal marijuana garden near Bear Creek on Sept 19. A total of 286 plants, some of them more than 10 feet tall, were confiscated and destroyed. Although the camp site appeared to be “fresh” with shoe tracks nearby, no suspects were located or […]

County board agendas are now online




Mariposa County government has finally taken the leap to post its board of supervisors’ agenda and supporting materials on line. This week marks the first time that citizens can access the back-up information without obtaining a hard copy. The move saves time, money and environmental resources. To access the information, viewers can visit www.mariposacounty.or g, click on “Board of Supervisors,” […]

Tourism Bureau wins national award



Yosemite/ Mariposa County Tourism Bureau has been awarded the Destiny Award in the Interactive Marketing category for its social media presence, known as “Yosemite Nation.” This prestigious award, given by the National Council of Destination Organizations (NCDO) is designed to recognize members of the U.S. Travel Association for excellence and creative accomplishment in travel marketing and promotion, through imaginative and […]

Students arrested for smoking pot



Two Mariposa County High School students were arrested last Thursday on drug charges. The juveniles were contacted by school officials after they got a report that the students were smoking pot during school hours. Deputies contacted the students, and their investigation revealed that they had been using marijuana. The two male juveniles were also in possession of 1.6 grams of […]

Mariposa again to be a multi-stamp mill town




Ron Loya (left) and Ed Dreschler of Mariposa Museum and History Center stand with the two-stamp mortar box recovered from the Yellow Metals Mine above the Merced River in December of 2009. When the mill is restored, the center may become the only site anywhere with more than one operating stamp mill.Mariposa Museum and History Center volunteers are about to […]

Blazin’ bird



A member of the Chumley’s Backwoods Barbecue team turns barbecued chicken during last Saturday’s Blazin’ Hog event at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. A large crowd enjoyed sampling the competitive barbecue creations and live music in a fund raising event for the John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue […]

PG&E awards Fire Safe Council grant



Pictured, from left, are Bob Bartholomew, Mariposa County Fire Safe Council chairperson; Dick Hutchinson, Lushmeadows Association; Candy O’Donel- Browne, Mariposa County Fire Safe Council Secretary; Megan Atkinson, Mariposa County Fire Safe Council executive director; John Schroeder, Mariposa County Fire Safe Council vice chairman; Richard Yarnell, PG&E Area 5 forester; Jim Middleton, and Rick Messier, Mariposa County Fire Safe Council board […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



Sept. 12: •A burglar alarm on Cole Road. •One person was arrested after a dispute on St. Andrew’s Road. •A mountain lion was on Hirsch Road. •There was a prowler on Old Highway. Sept. 13: •Deputies responded to a domestic dispute on Grosjean Road. •Shooting could be heard on Serpentine Drive. •There was a rock slide on Highway 140. •Someone […]

County Fire Response Report



Monday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 18th EMS: 13 Fire: 1 Public assist: 0 Vehicle accident: 1 Spotlight Call of the Week: Thursday, Sept. 15. Fire call on Highway 140 near Trower Road. Mariposa County Fire Department responded to a vegetation fire assisting with water supply for CAL FIRE. The two agencies worked together to prevent the fire from spreading […]