Lions serve hundreds



Rick Peresan (left) and Stan Boyer serve one of close to 300 plates of crab, cole slaw, potato salad and garlic bread at last Saturday’s crab feed fundraiser at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. Money raised at the annual event supports Lions activities like the Labor Day parade, Christmas tree lighting, grad night and other charities and events…. An online subscription is […]

Auditor says fire CSA fee is unconstitutional




 Nearly five years ago Mariposa County officials were counting ballots for the proposed County Service Area (CSA) No. 3. As they counted, the spark from a bullet ignited the Telegraph Fire, which ultimately consumed 30 homes and scorched 34,000 acres. The CSA had been touted as the solution to replacing Mariposa County’s antiquated fire truck fleet and bringing the county’s […]

Deputies bust more burglars in Mariposa



 The string of arrests for burglaries in Mariposa County continues. This time, three men were arrested for burglarizing John C. Fremont Hospital and Foster’s True Value Hardware. According to Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies, Kaj Jorgensen, 36, of Mariposa; Jonathon Casey, 29, of Merced; and Torey Mitchell, 36, of Merced; were taken into custody on Monday. Mitchell’s arrest was on […]

Locals react to CAL FIRE

‘ghost’ fund revelation


Several local people expressed annoyance this week over the relation that state fire officials hid $3.6 million from state auditors as the agency moved to collect close to $89 million from rural property owners. “When taxpayers learn what has gone on, I think they will feel betrayed,” former Merced mayor and current Mariposa County resident Marvin Wells said. “We, the […]

Two more sought for burglary



 Two more people are suspected of being involved in the recent burglary in Hunters Valley. Two others, Brian Heinmiller and Rodney T. Hymer, are already in custody. Mariposa County Sheriff’s officers are now looking for David Ince, 39, and Ronnie Hawkins, 29, both of Merced. They are wanted in connection with the burglary. Heinmiller and Hymer allegedly portrayed themselves as […]

Judge orders Clark to trial




After a very brief preliminary hearing on Tuesday afternoon, Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Wayne Parrish has ordered Jeffery Clark of Midpines to stand trial for the Dec. 1, 2012, murder of Gordon Crisp. District Attorney Thomas Cooke immediately introduced the 911 call transcript from that night and Crisp’s au- topsy report into evidence. The autopsy shows that Crisp’s blood […]

MCUSD faced with teacher layoffs again




 Even though voters approved tax measures that were supposed to spare schools and the governor’s proposed new budget promises better education funding, the Mariposa County Unified School District finds itself in a similar situation once again. That situation–close to financial ruin–has the district taking steps to begin the process of laying off teachers once again. The scenario has played out […]

Audubon presentation will feature Yosemite’s raptors




Sarah StockIf you’ve ever heard a raptor’s shrill scream, savored the majesty of a soaring hawk or eagle, been awestruck by a peregrine falcon in a 200- mph “stoop” or felt the piercing gaze of an owl, then you can understand why cultures have revered and worshipped birds of prey throughout human history. Yosemite’s wild, rugged landscape offers superb habitat […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



Jan. 28: A disturbance on St. Andrew’s Road ended with an arrest. •Threats were reported on Coakley Circle. •A car was stolen on 10th Street. •A hiker was stranded near Quail Mine. Jan. 29: •A mountain lion was seen on Triangle Road. •There was a fight at the county jail. •Child molestation was reported in Mariposa. •There was a dispute […]

County Fire Response Report



Jan. 28 through Feb. 3EMS – 9Fire – 0Public assist – 4Auto collision – 2 … 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 a subscription. Existing print subscribers receive free access to the online edition; current subscribers please click here to […]