Tree limb causes power outage



Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 – 10:44 a.m. – A falling tree limb sliced a power line in the Midpines area this morning, cutting power to 2,855 customers, a PG&E spokesman said.Customers along Colorado, Sherlock and Whitlock roads were among those affected, utility spokesman Denny Boyles said. Other residents in the Mt. Bullion and Lushmeadows areas may also have been affected, […]

Rain will make a return, some say




Cattle grazing off Jerseydale Road last week found a small amount of new grass in the wake of rain that moistened the area on Sept. 27 and 28. The light rain that fell over the county this past weekend added up to just .15 inch in Mariposa, howSEE ever.While some bemoan a dry pattern they see persisting through the winter, […]

Pumpkin price hike reflects dry realities




Cooper Flanagan, 4, and Sophie Flanagan, 6, helped pick their family’s jacko lanterns at the Jerseydale Ranch Pumpkin Patch last week.A storm that was expected to drop more than an inch of rain over the county this Friday into Saturday “will be a treat for many in the area and hopefully not a trick,” a National Weather Service Forecast this […]

High prices make cattle theft lucrative




High beef prices have resulted in the theft of cattle throughout the state. Cattle like these, shown in the bone-dry foothills of the Sierra Nevada, can bring high prices to cattle rustlers.Mariposa County cattle ranchers who are fighting a historic drought are also facing another foe: cattle rustlers. In the past two weeks, three reports of missing cattle have been […]

Undercover operation busts tree care, paint, electrical contractors




A total of 16 noncompliant contractors were busted by California Contractors State License Board investigators in a two-day operation carried out in Coarsegold on Oct. 15 and 16. The Madera County operation nabbed at least one Mariposa County contractor. Tree-care provider Martin Ruben Rios of Midpines was cited in the operation for working without a contractors license, for operating without […]

Safety is key on Halloween



The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, along with the county’s public safety partners, including Mariposa Safe Families, will be hosting a safe Halloween trick-ortreat event in the Jones and Bullion Streets residential area, including the Mariposa County Courthouse square on Friday, Oct. 31, Halloween evening. Vehicle traffic will be limited in the area from 5:30 p.m. to approximately 9 p.m. Mariposa […]

It’s time to change clocks



 Residents should turn back clocks one hour before retiring on Saturday night in order to wake in synch with the end of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday morning at 2 a.m. … 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 […]

From ‘Surfing USA’ to serving community



In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, residents recently attended a Beach Boys concert. Here, from left, are Meghan Kehoe, Vince Kehoe, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, Ophelia McInturff, Kristen Fiester and Lisa Kehoe.In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Mariposa Rotary President Richard McInturff and his wife Ophelia McInturff had the opportunity to take Meghan Kehoe from The […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



Oct. 20 • Grand theft of cattle was reported from Highway 49 North near Coulterville. • A trespassing report was taken on Ben Hur Road. • Petty theft was reported from Mariposa Street. • A call reporting harassment was received from Triangle Road. Oct. 21 • A call from Yosemite Liquors on Highway 49 reporting a suspicious person resulted in […]

Boutique scheduled



The Mariposa Crafters are hosting the 30th annual Crafters Christmas Boutique on Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Mariposa, at the corner of Highway 140 and Jones Street. Hours for the event are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. There will be […]