Dancin’ in the streets

These dancing girls took center stage on their float in the 26th annual Raymond Parade. The event drew hundreds of spectators to Raymond for the spring event which included a craft fair and chili cook-off…. 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? […]

County seeks disaster status for drought

 Mariposa County on Tuesday asked California to apply for federal disaster status to relieve local ranchers impacted by drought. Significant rain fell over the past six months, but most was bunched up at the either end of the season, Mariposa County Agricultural Commissioner Cathi Boze said. “It wasn’t spread out like it needs to be if you want to grow […]

Impaired driver causes closure

Yosemite’s southern entrance on Highway 41 was closed for more than 36 hours after a big rig crashed, spilling sulfur along the road. The driver of that truck was subsequently arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, and his company will be billed for the clean-up expense. According to the California Highway Parol, the unidentified driver was driving a […]

District reinstates nine teaching spots

It has been a tumultuous spring for the Mariposa County Unified School District and its teachers, as the board laid off an unprecedented number of teachers in March. Now, nine of those positions have been restored following board action last Thursday night. The action followed the board’s decision earlier this month to close Mariposa Middle School next year. The closure […]

Band makes pitch

 Parents and students of the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band hope the band will continue to play on. As such, they made an emotional plea to the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees to somehow reinstate the elementary music program in the district. The board’s layoffs included the part-time, elementary music teacher. That position has not been […]

Schenk will retire from planning

Mariposa County Planning Director Kris Schenk has announced his retirement effective at the end of June. Schenk has served in his position since September of 2004. He has overseen some of the county’s most controversial planning issues during his tenure. Most notably, he provided leadership to the county through the general plan process which was completed in late 2006. County […]


Federal decision is extended again

 Indian people are counting the days to this year’s Spring Celebration and Pow Wow in May. Mariposa County’s local tribe is also looking forward to October. If it gets good news from Washington, D.C. by Halloween, bigger funding sources for American Indian students will become available here. May’s pow wow at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds raises money for local students of […]

4-H Bike-a-Thon raises funds for MS

Saylor Cramer, a member of the Mariposa 4-H Citizenship Group, is getting her bike ready for BIKE MS. It will start at 9 a.m. at the Cathey’s Valley CAL FIRE station and end at the park in Hornitos. Pledge forms can be picked up at the 4-H office or by calling 966-4829 or 376-2320. All proceeds benefit the Multiple Sclerosis […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 16: •Trespassing was occurring on Chowchilla Mountain Road. •A quad overturned on Agua Fria Road. •A domestic dispute on Adams Ranch Road ended with an arrest. •One person was arrested after a verbal dispute on St. Andrew’s Road. April 17: •Petty theft was reported from Rainbow Road. •Storage units at Barrett Cove were burglarized. •A possible drunk driver was […]

Living with fire workshop planned

For those residing in the foothills, sustainable landscaping incorporates particular attention to the annual danger of wildfire. As the dry season approaches, it behooves everyone to take steps to reduce the risk of catastrophe. Mariposa County Master Gardeners Association will present “Living with Wildfire in the Urban Wildfire Interface,” on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at the […]