Fire razes travel trailer, but residence spared



Shortly before 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a fire destroyed a travel trailer on Meadow View Lane in Bootjack. The flames threatened a nearby home, but firefighters were able to knock the blaze down before the home was damaged. The cause of the fire and a damage estimate were not available at press time…. An online subscription is required to […]

Rain fills gauges and restarts falls




Yosemite Falls are running again after last weekend’s rains. By Monday morning, it was as if someone had turned the spigot back on after a dry spell since mid-July.Mariposa County finally got some measurable rain over the weekend, and it soaked the ground and restarted the waterfalls in Yosemite. Some amateur weather watchers reported more than three inches of rain […]

MCUSD selects Woods as director




 The Mariposa County Unified School District has a new, interim business director. The school board took action on Nov. 15 to appoint Jennifer Woods to the position. MCUSD Personnel Director Tammi Richards said the interim appointment allows the district time to “analyze and make the best permanent decision for the district” while minimizing disruption to district business. The district has […]

Suspects plead not guilty to ‘organized crime’




Edward RushingThe four men accused of the Sept. 28 robbery of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum (CSMMM) in Mariposa ended up making two appearances in Mariposa County Superior Court earlier this week, after a lack of available defense attorneys delayed the process on Monday. On Tuesday, however, the hearing resumed, and the court ordered all four men to […]

Plan shapes up for Bower Cave




Former property owners promoted Bower Cave as an attraction and respite from summer heat in the 19th century. The grotto was acquired by the U.S. Forest Service in 1991. Aside from special tours, entry today is prohibited.Bower Cave east of Coulterville looms large in the myths of the county’s native people. In the Miwuk language, the cave has long been […]

Shoppers hustle for last Twinkies




Home caregiver Sarah Hall of Mariposa stocked up on Hostess products at Pioneer Market on Nov. 16. All Hostess products were gone by Sunday, Nov. 18.Fans of Hostess Twinkies, Ding-Dongs and other treats were scrambling to buy Pioneer Market’s remaining stock of goodies after the American icon announced it is going out of business. By Sunday, Pioneer Market appeared to […]

Alumni Association supports the library



Pictured above is Trent Williams, president of the Mariposa County High School Alumni Association, presenting the Friends of the Library with a $200 donation for their efforts in supporting the County’s library system that benefit the County’s student population.The Mariposa County High School Alumni Association frequently makes donations that support the students of Mariposa County. In the past this has […]

Christmas Home Tour celebrates local history



This year the Mariposa County Friends of the Library are celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Ken and Alice Meriam Christmas Home Tour with historic sites being featured. The tour is the first weekend in December, Dec. 1 and 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for the home tour are now available. Ticket sales are off to a […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



Nov. 12: A dog was in distress on Deer SpringsRoad. •Neighbor harassment was reported onBuckmeadows Road. •There was a vegetation fireon Joe Howard Street. •Dogs were loose on TriangleRoad.Nov. 13: •A carbon monoxide alarm was sounding on Ben Hur Road. •Threats were reported onWatt Road. •There was a vegetation fire on Bear Valley Road. •A traffic accident occurred on Ben […]

County Fire Response Report



Nov. 12 to 18 EMS – 4 Fire – 3 (one illegal burn, one escape control burn, one brush pile with permit) Public assist – 4 Auto collision – 0 MCFD wishes the entire community a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your […]