Mee and Carrier bound for run-off, Jones takes District 2




Ed MeeMariposa County typically has a higher than average voter turnout. Not so this time around. On Tuesday, less than 50 percent of registered voters in Mariposa County turned in a ballot. The lag is representative of trends all over California, where turn-out was expected to be at an all-time low. Mariposa County Elections Department workers had a slow day. […]

Wild weather blows through



Heavy rain pounded Mariposa County on Monday afternoon (above) as a colder than normal storm blew through the area. Temperatures are expected to return to normal for the remainder of the week…. 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? Please click here to order […]

Bust yields 1,425 marijuana plants, illegal deer meat



MIGUEL CARRASCOMariposa County Sheriff’s Deputies served a search warrant on May 31, and they found pot, a stolen gun and deer meat in a freezer that is believed to have been the product of an illegal hunt. Officers made one arrest at the Heritage Lane home. Miguel Chavez Carrasco, 48, was booked into the Mariposa County Jail for marijuana cultivation, […]

Local business bucks survey’s trend




Bret and Margaret Ticehurst of MoonBow Espresso have spent the last six months getting their business up and running. Overall, the process ran smoothly, the couple reports.Paul Peterson is a success story. Laid off from his custodian job with the Mariposa County Unified School District in 2009, he started a oneman operation called Peterson’s Foothill Tree Service. “I had no […]

MCUSD braces for future




The 2012-13 school year ended earlier this week, and when students return in August, the local education landscape will look very different than it has in the past. Last week, Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Aaron Rosander sent a letter home with all students, explaining how the state’s May budget revision might affect the district and students next year. […]

Traffic stop ends with three arrests



This trailer was loaded down with pallets and other miscellaneous items when the people hauling it were arrested on numerous drug charges.A Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol came upon a suspicious looking group of people on May 29. A quick check led him to believe they were under the influence of drugs. Sergeant Joe Williams contact the trio […]

Mining and Mineral staff hope for 11th-hour deal

STATE PARKS CRISIS


California State Mining and Mineral Museum Curator Darci Moore carries a box of packing materials last week. Museum staff have filled close to 100 boxes and sent them to a Sacramento storage facility in anticipation of the museum’s closure this July 1.It’s packing time at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum at Mariposa’s fairgrounds. Over the past two weeks, […]

Fire destroys Barrett Cove home



 An emergency call at 6:30 a.m. on May 31 alerted Mariposa County and CAL FIRE firefighters to a structure fire at 2973 Barrett Cove Road in the Don Pedro community. As engines left their stations firefighters were greeted with a column of thick, black smoke billowing high into the sky. The first arriving engine reported a double wide mobile home […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



May 28: A cat was shot on Highway 140. •There was a neighbor dispute on Hunters Valley Road. •Deputies were requested to help with a disruptive patient at John C. Fremont Hospital. •One person was arrested for assault on Sierra Drive. May 29: •There was a domestic dispute on Lone Olive Road. •Dogs were getting in the trash on Hirsch […]

Yosemite Packers make Mule Days finals




The Yosemite Packers, Charlies Hutchings, Ross Knox, Shane Fairbanks and Mike Preston are pictured at the event. This marks the first time in four years that Yosemite has sent a team.Every Memorial Day weekend since 1969, the town of Bishop comes alive with the annual presentation of Mule Days. This year, Yosemite’s pack team made it to the world championships. […]