Detectives unravel mystery surrounding dumped body


 The mystery surrounding the discovery of a body on Triangle Road in May has been solved. Mariposa County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested three men for murder. According to Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies, detectives arrested 42-year-old Jose Jimenez of Madera County and 29- year-old Patrick Lozano of Merced on July 19. On July 20 about 6 p.m., detectives arrested Richard […]

Native Americans and Park Service at odds over ceremonial lodge

A northern California roundhouse similar to those built by Yosemite Indians is seen in this image from an early ethnographic survey of the state.American Indians working to build a ceremonial roundhouse in Yosemite Valley this week asked Mariposa County to help resolve an apparent dispute with Yosemite National Park officials. The issue centers on what building codes, if any, apply […]

Vehicle crash victims escape major injury

A Monday evening car crash looked much worse than it could have been. The accident happened around 8:15 p.m. on Highway 49 South near Boyer Road. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Tim Kilcrease, a Coarsegold resident was driving toward Mariposa and attempted to pass a car driven by a French tourist. The first driver did not complete the pass […]

Charter school plan moves forward for Greeley Hill

Organizers of the Greeley HIll Gold Rush Country School are working on getting this property ready for the school’s opening. The group tried to rent or lease the former Coulterville-Greeley Elementary site, but Mariposa County Unified School District reportedly denied the request.Children in Greeley Hill may soon have a school back in their community. If all goes as planned, the […]

Tenaya Lodge guests irritated by bear spray

Two people were taken to the hospital after a total of 23 were exposed to a substance that irritated their skin, eyes, throats and lungs at the Timber Loft Pizzeria at Tenaya Lodge last Thursday night. Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies said hazardous materials crews from CAL FIRE responded to the call. No chemicals were found, but a spent can […]

‘Town Hall’ meeting outlines implications of HR-3640


SUPERVISOR KEVIN CANNDistrict 4 Supervisor Kevin Cann held a “town hall” type meeting in the board of supervisors’ chambers last Thursday evening. The event, which was not sponsored by the full Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, was to illuminate what turned out to be a packed house about HR-3640, the Congressional measure reintroduced by Rep. Jeff Denham (R). That bill […]

Progress continues on memorial

The Mariposa 9/11 Memorial is progressing. The Twin Towers replica is pictured above. It was fabricated by Dave Lombard of Midpines.Progress on the 9/11 Memorial continues to move forward. Through the donation of time and materials by the Mariposa County Contractors Association and Outback Materials, the ADA-accessible pathway through the Art Park is now complete. The memorial site has been […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 16: A stab wound was reported on Highway49 North. •Someone on Highway 140 received athreatening letter. •A loud music complaint came infrom Millbrow Lane. •There was a landlord/tenantissue on Indian Peak Road.July 17: •A verbal dispute ended with an arrest onPenon Blanco Road. •There was a log on TriangleRoad. •A child abuse report came in from SierraPines Drive. •A […]

Photographers can prepare for the fair

The Mariposa Photo Club in conjunction with the Mariposa County Fair will host a series of free workshops for those wishing to enter the photography division of the county fair. Club members will be demonstrating the proper way to mount your fair entries, and will be there to help with any other questions you may have. Dates of the workshops […]

Bass Lake Lions serve breakfast

The Bass Lake Lions Club will host its 39th annual pancake breakfast on Aug. 4 and 5 from 8 to 11 a.m. It will be held at the Pines Village at Bass lake. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, eggs and fresh cantaloupe, coffee and milk. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 8 and under. Proceeds benefit Lions’ […]