Light snow and rain accompany low-pressure system

The area below Yosemite Falls had a dusting on snow around 8 a.m. on Friday morning. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy.Precipitation amounts with Thursday evening and Friday’s system have been lighter than expected, with just a quarter of an inch of rain recorded in Mariposa as of 8:30 a.m. on Friday. Higher-elevation spots like Yosemite Valley received a dusting of snow. Additional rain […]

Grizzly Band wins Selma and heads for San Diego

The MCHS Grizzly Band is pictured above at Fresno State’s annual Band Day on Nov. 3. It has been a busy and successful season for the band, and it heads to San Diego to take part in many events marking Veterans’ Day and to be part of the Band of Pride performance.Mariposa County High School’s “Pride of the Sierra, Toast […]

Student busted for selling pot

The marijuana confiscated from a Mariposa County High School student’s car is shown on the scale officers used to determine its weight.One Mariposa County High School student was arrested for marijuana sales on Monday, Nov. 5. Several others were turned over to their guardians and face disciplinary action for smoking pot. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s report, a female […]


Carrier wins District 5 seat, Bigelow elected

John CarrierMariposa County has a new supervisor in District 5. John Carrier took the seat with 57 percent of the vote. His opponent, Ed Mee, followed at 43 percent. That result is the direct opposite of the primary election last June, when Mee led the pack. Mee had bested Carrier and third challenger Pierce Loberg last June. Mee was the […]

Wedding turns violent at Cedar

A wedding reception at Cedar Lodge last weekend nearly turned into a murder investigation scene after the celebration morphed into a violent melee. According to Mariposa County Sheriff’s reports, one man was brutally attacked and stabbed with broken beer bottles. He was taken to a valley hospital for treatment of his injuries. The emergency room doctor in Mariposa said had […]

Town Burger King bucks national slump

Burger King employee Alicia Osteen and manager Nick Blankenship serve customers through the restaurant’s drive-up window.Manager Nick Blankenship is bullish on Burger King. Business is up by close to 13 percent at the local restaurant. “We’re doing well here in Mariposa,” Blankenship said last week. “Not every Burger King is. Oakhurst, it turns out, is flailing.” Across the country, the […]

Eagle-to-be fledges with fresh signage

 Franz Wall wanted to make his mark with an Eagle Scout project that improved Mariposa. His renovation of the Grizzly Gas billboard is grabbing attention as the kind of tweak that transforms visitor impressions. Wall spent months pitching the idea to the Chamber of Commerce, fundraising and then installing close to $600 of weather-resistant panels that make the billboard look […]


Raley’s workers strike, but stores remain open

Revenue is down at Raley’s stores in Oakhurst (seen here), Merced and close to 130 locations across Northern California—leading to the current dispute between management and labor.Close to 5,000 union employees walked off the job at Raley’s and Nob Hill supermarkets on Sunday. Some residents of Mariposa County choose to shop at Raley’s in Oakhurst. As of Tuesday, picket lines […]

42 years of sowing in Mariposa

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) held its 42nd annual native tree, plant and seed sale on Nov. 3 in Mariposa. Pictured above are MCRCD Directors Len McKenzie and Mike Hubert helping a customer. The organization will host a second sale in Coulterville on Nov. 10…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 29: Cats were illegally dropped of on Park Circle Drive. •An harassment complaint came in from Lake McClure Road. •Smoke could be seen on Tip Top Road. •There was a domestic dispute on River Haven Road. Oct. 30: •Calves were on Indian Peak Road. •A car was burglarized on 10th Street. •Shooting was reported in the area of Highway […]