Three-car crash



Last Thursday afternoon, around 3 p.m., three vehicles were involved in a traffic collision on Highway 49 South at Silva Road. According to the California Highway Patrol report, Jordan Inman, 26, of Midpines, was traveling southbound in a Ford F-150 pick-up, approaching the intersection with Silva and Indian Peak Roads. Two vehicles were stopped on the highway to turn left […]

Layla: Dog’s saga continues on Yaqui Gulch




The drama enveloping the runaway female dog, Layla, that has taken up residence along Yaqui Gulch Road has moved on to the second act. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office’s Animal Control unit unsuccessfully place a “pig trap” at a location that the dog usually feeds two weeks before Christmas. That tactic may have been successful, except that the dog is […]

Giant-screen theater could anchor complex




Investors have expressed interest in opening a giant-screen or Imax attraction in Mariposa for Yosemite tourists. This big-screen theater is located in Springdale, Utah—a gateway community for Zion National Park.Legislation introduced by Rep. Jeff Denham two years ago would have authorized the National Park Service to buy more than 10 acres of land for a visitor center and office complex […]

Unemployment numbers down in Mariposa County




Mariposa County was a snapshot of the entire country in unemployment figures for the month of November. According to numbers released Dec. 20 by the California Employment Development Department, the unemployment rate in the county was 8.3 percent in November, compared to 8.5 percent in the United States. That’s a decrease of 1.1 percent from October of this year in […]

Tourism Bureau relies on results from Sunset Magazine




This large ad in the December issue of Sunset magazine cost the Yosemite-Mariposa County Tourism Bureau close to $14,100. The regional ad ran only in the Northern California edition of the magazine and targeted San Francisco Bay Area residents.Sunset Magazine, the venerable Bay Area magazine published since 1898, has a long connection to Mariposa County’s tourism industry. Its first issue […]

Penguins star in Audubon program




Three years ago, Kristen Boysen, now the Sierra Foothill Conservancy’s conservation project manager in Mariposa, was in a far different place from the Sierra foothills. She was studying penguins in Antarctica. Boysen is a 2010 graduate of Pomona College in Southern California. As a senior, she did field research on murrelets on offshore islands. She traveled in October 2010 to […]

Bingo players sought



The Golden Agers bingo group is inviting everyone over the age of 18 to play bingo at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane in Mariposa on the first Friday of each month. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. The games feature pull tabs and big pots. Free coffee and food is available. All income is […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



Dec. 23: • Vandalism to mailboxes was reported on Pinecrest Road. • A call reporting “found, scattered mail” was received from Vista Lago Lane. • A dead owl was on Usona Road. • Trespassing and poaching was reported from Oak Grove Road. • A call reporting a prowler was received from Highway 49 North. Dec. 24: • Petty theft was […]

Lions Club crab feed tickets are available



The Mariposa Lions Club is selling tickets for a crab feed scheduled for Feb. 1, 2014. The crab feed is the Lions Club’s major fundraiser, and the money raised helps many local community activities, including paying for eye exams and glasses. The club is taking donations for the raffle and the live auction. Sponsorships will receive a dinner ticket for […]

Mariposa FFA team hosts area competition





The top five competitors in the recent FFA Creed competiton paused for a photo after the event. They are, from left, Kristina Ramos of Buhach Colony, first place, Emma Kirchhoff of Delta, second place, Patience McCoy of Mariposa, third place, Leah Lafata of Mariposa, fourth place, and Betha Doherty of Delta, fifth place.Mariposa FFA hosted the group’s eighth annual FFA […]