Here’s mud in your eye



Not Anudder Mudder runners Stephanie Leasure (left) and Sherri Toledo get their first taste of the mud on the inaugural run last Saturday. The event drew hundreds of people to brave the course–with its tough hills and gooey obstacles. It was held near Mt. Bullion and featured vendors, food and of course, lots of mud…. An online subscription is required […]

Foothills may provide refuge for stressed bees




Beekeeper Lloyd Myers shows a piece of honeycomb from a hive he recovered from a hollow tree (pictured) at Ansel Adams’ son Michael Adams’ home on Bullion Street in March.For insects of the order hymenoptera, it’s a tough time to be a bee. According to a survey released last week, close to one-third of commercial honeybees died last winter. The […]

Fire insurance rates strap some homeowners




Richard Rodrigues lives on a manicured parcel of land in the Indian Peak area. Each year, he carefully clears his property to be in compliance with the law and to protect his home from wildfire. “It’s probably the most well-groomed piece in Mariposa,” Rodrigues said of his property. “There is no brush. It’s like a park.” The fact that Rodrigues […]

Fiery crash takes life




The vehicle that plunged off of Highway 140 burst into flames and ignited a small wildland blaze that was quickly extinguished.A fiery crash on Highway 140 Monday afternoon claimed the life of a Mariposa man, making it the second fatal crash in as many days on local roadways. The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. just east of Mariposa, near Old […]

Multi-year recession hits county population totals




After decades of growth, the recent economic downturn has pushed Mariposa County into a multi-year population decline, federal and state numbers show. The high point for county population was reached in 2008, when 18,412 people called Mariposa County home. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county slipped below 18,000 in 2012. It was the first time since 2005 that […]

Stage ready to roll through town




Myia Davila depends on Belgian (like Ivan, here) and Percheron draft horses to pull the stage. Two teams of two horses each will be used so as to not overburden the animals.Sturdy draft horses will pull visitors on a replica of a 19th-century stage starting on Friday, May 24 and continuing through the summer. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors […]

Wreck kills motorcyclist




A Monday afternoon crash left a motorcyclist dead and his passenger injured. The accident happened around 1:20 p.m. on Highway 49 South near Chowchilla Mountain Road. According to California Highway Patrol officer Tim Kilcrease, 51-year-old Roy Williams III of North Fork was driving southbound at 55 miles per hour. Ahead of him was a well drilling rig, driven by Mark […]

Relay for Life is Saturday



Relay for Life is this weekend, May 18 and 19 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. It is a 24- hour event with opening ceremonies starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The entire community is invited to come. Organizers will have fun games and prizes and entertainment for all. The luminaria ceremony begins at dusk followed by the popular “Miss Relay” […]

Rotary opens invitation to festival



A group of women enjoy the day at last year’s Rotary Art, Wine and Wheels festival. This year, the event will be held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.The blending of Art, Wine and Wheels in Mariposa brings together three of Mariposa County’s special traditions on Saturday, June 8. In the shade of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds the Mariposa Rotary sponsors […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



May 6: •Petty theft was reported on Allred Road. •An assault report came in from Sebastopol Road. •Dispatch took a missing person’s report from Circle Drive. •There was a fire on Jessie Street. May 7: •Threats were investigated on 10th Street. •Petty theft was reported on Highway 140. •A dog bite report came in from Hospital Road. •Someone found a […]