Army spokesman confirms explosions



An art installation in Hawthorne, Nev. celebrates the town’s connection to military ordnance, which dates to World War II. (David W. Toll | CONTRIBUTED)Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 – 8:45 a.m. – A U.S. Army spokesman at the Hawthorne Army Depot in western Nevada today confirmed that a series of loud explosions took place on Wednesday. “We were in fact detonating some […]

A dollar closer to D.C.



Grizzly Band Boosters Jennifer Rider (left) and Guido Hernandez, 5, accept a donation from a passerby during a fundraising performance by the award-winning high school band last week. The group is continuing its drive for cash to cover travel expenses to the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. the last weekend in May…. An online subscription is required to […]

Parolee assaults deputies while being arrested for domestic violence



Armando VargasTwo Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputies sustained injuries during a domestic violence arrest on Feb. 1 in the trailer park that sits on the hill above the former 49er Market, just off of Highway 49 North. According to the sheriff’s office report, three deputies responded to the domestic violence call. One went to High Country Health Foods in the […]

County, school district, unveil measles vaccine blitz for students

Effort will visit MCUSD schools next week to administer shots


Buzz over the state’s measles outbreak has reached the county, with Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Ryder and schools Superintendent Robin Hopper organizing a vaccine drive that will stop by most county schools next week. Ryder, who oversees the county’s public health efforts, said a push will encourage parents of close to 170 children who lack shots or who have […]

Forecast rainfall falls way short of predictions

Weekend thunder may have spooked area dogs, however


Last weekend’s tandem storms, forecast to pour close to four inches of rain over the county, instead dribbled a little over two inches on Mariposa. Toward Yosemite National Park, however, a downpour late Sunday sent debris from the Dog Rock Fire burn zone across the main route into the Park. Crews cleared the slide on Monday morning, reopening Highway 140 […]

Grizzly Stadium refunds available

MCHS is moving home football games back to the fairgrounds


Around three weeks ago, the chairman of the now motionless Grizzly Stadium Committee, contacted the primary members of that informal group, consisting mainly of members of the Mariposa County Contractors Association. Since the Mariposa County Unified School District put the brakes on the community project in the spring of 2013, the committee has been sitting on approximately $48,000, much of […]

Treasure hunting



Mary Fillebrown (left), an organizer of last weekend’s St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Ladies’ Guild’s annual rummage sale, shows items to shoppers Cari Cassady (right) and daughter Grace Cassady. Last year, the event brought in close to $4,000 for the church’s scholarship program and other community-focused efforts, Fillebrown said…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. […]

Price of gas rockets up, stunning drivers




A labor dispute at a refinery in Martinez (Contra Costa County) that processes about 8 percent of the state’s gas, is partially responsible for a steep rise in fuel prices, experts say.Motorists were stunned last week when the price of gas shot up .20¢ in town on Feb. 4. By that afternoon, the price of regular unleaded had gone from […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



Feb. 2 • Petty theft reports were received from Rainbow Fall, Old Highway North, East Westfall Road, and Highway 49 North. • A vandalism report was taken on Tip Top Road. • A bull was in a yard on Mt. Bullion Cutoff Road. Feb. 3 • A cat bite report was taken at John C. Fremont Hospital. • A report […]

County Fire Response Report

Feb. 2 to Feb. 8, 2015

EMS — 15Fire – 3Public Assist — 1Auto Collision – 1 February is American Heart Month. Mariposa County Fire would like to join with the American Heart Association to bring awareness to the issue of heart disease. Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of people in America? Did you also know that it is preventable? The […]