Caltrans moves forward with two slide alternatives

This aerial view shows the Ferguson Rock Slide in the Merced River Canyon. The slide, which originally occurred in 2006, remains without a permanent fix. Caltrans officials made a presentation at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Tuesday morning.Caltrans officials gave a brief update on the permanent restoration plans for Highway 140 at the Ferguson Rockslide on Tuesday […]


Children rescued from squalid, drug infested home

Kristen McFaddenA Mariposa woman was arrested on Feb. 7, and her children have been taken by Child Protective Services (CPS). The kids, ages 1 and 3, were exposed to filthy living conditions and allnight parties. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s report, there had been eight requests for checks on the children from August of 2012 to January of this […]

Frosty response greets McClintock’s Park plan

Happy Burger employees do not have time to serve as visitor center staff for Yosemite National Park, business owner Dianne Fritz said.Local people aren’t sold on Representative Tom Mc- Clintock’s plan to turn local shops, restaurants and lodging into mini-visitor centers for Yosemite National Park. An informal survey suggests that business owners and others remain unclear on how the plan […]


Report: fix for Yosemite West needed before 2014

A pond at Yosemite West’s wastewater treatment facility is seen last July. In August, the Central Valley Regional Water Control Board issued a violation “for allowing effluent to surface” at the facility’s leachfield—and several other deficiencies.Less than six months after the state water board issued a violation at Yosemite West, Mariposa’s grand jury is recommending a “top priority” push to […]

Deputies nab two booze burglars at Pioneer

 Two young men from Merced County found themselves visiting Mariposa County for longer than expected after being caught stealing alcohol at Pioneer Market on Feb. 5. Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the market on a shoplifting in progress call. Three suspects had been detained and were in an argument with store employees. Things elevated beyond the shoplifting call […]

Master Gardeners talk edible gardens

Gardens can be beautiful and tasty. The Mariposa Master Gardeners will give a presentation on edible landscapes on Feb. 23.Mariposa Master Gardeners will present a free public workshop on edible landscapes Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon in the county board of supervisors chambers, 5100 Bullion Street. To register online, go to cemariposa.uanr.e du/Master_ Gardener or contact the […]

Hornitos gets ready for 64th enchilada feed

Community preparations are underway for the big celebration of the 64th annual Hornitos Enchilada Dinner to be held in historic Hornitos on Saturday, March 2 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at Golden Stag Hall. Organizers look forward to celebrating their 64th year and welcoming back the Rancho Valencia Spanish dancing horses, Sol del Valle, a young dance group with a […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 4: There was a combative patient on Hospital Road. •Harassment was reported on Highway 140. •There was a burglary on Sixth Street. •A possible chimney fire was reported on Lopa Road. Feb. 5: •There was a loud party on Cobey Lane. •A domestic dispute was reported on Colorado Road. •A home on Smith Station Road was burglarized. •Threats were […]

County Fire Response Report

Mariposa County Fire Response Log Feb. 4 through 10EMS – 7Fire – 0Public assist – 2Auto collision – 0 Although carbon monoxide detectors plug into the wal, the batteries need to be changed on a yearly basis. If your alarm goes off, call 911 and exit the house. Get some fresh air and wait for emergency responders to clear the […]

Scout’s Eagle project

Kahleb KelseyLocal Boy Scout Kahleb Kelsey wants to hear from local veterans for his Eagle project with Troop 97. Kelsey grew up with military bases and traditions. He is currently a candidate for both Annapolis Naval Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy. He plans on making a career in the armed forces. Kelsey’s project is designed to document and […]