Reprinted from July 8, 1922

A bad grass fire broke out near the Quartzburg school house on the Fourth of July and burned over a large area of pasture land before it was placed under control. Joe Trabucco, one of the men who was fighting the flames, slipped on a hillside and fell, breaking his arm below the elbow. Dr. McDanial tended the injured man. […]

Dyslexia is subject of UC Merced study

Allen seeks investigation participants

Kristina AllenUC Merced grad student Kristina Allen is asking some big questions as part of her work towards earning a Ph.D in developmental psychology. How do youngsters with dyslexia learn compared to more typical children? How do children and adults develop spatial, visual and perceptual skills? And ultimately, what resources might help children and adults compensate for learning disabilities? Allen […]


On May 26 the Mariposa Fire Safe Council completed a community chipping project in the community of Yosemite West, seen here, in an effort to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire. A significant amount of large hazardous fuels were chipped for 20 residents throughout the community who had cut and piled the excess fuels on their property. The fuels chipped […]


High school grad Genevieve Kelsey will enjoy a month’s vacation before moving towards a military career next month. On July 20, Kelsey starts a year at the U.S. Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, R.I. From there, she plans to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Last week, retired U.S. Army Col. Paul Reed of Mariposa, seen here, […]


June 1 to June 7

EMS – 4Fire – 3Public Assist – 0Auto Collision – 0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you. Positions are available for fire, medical, and various support duties. No experience necessary. […]

Water class is on tap for contractors

The Mariposa County Contractors Association will host an in-service for contractors on Thursday, June 18 at 5 p.m. at the association office, 5219 Tip Top Road. The meeting will look at water conservation tools and county ordinances. David Conway, Environmental Health Director for the Mariposa County Public Health Department, along with Regina Hirsch, principal of the Sierra Watershed Progressive, will […]

Brats, beer, to boost fairgrounds

Friends of the Fairgrounds host annual event

Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation is hosting its fourth-annual Sausage and Suds Sampler on Saturday, June 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The evening will include sampling of different sausages and beers. Tickets are $35 per person presale and $40 at the door, and entitles the buyer to taste all the selections. There will […]

Commodities handed out on Tuesday

Distribution of food and other commodities takes place from 8 to 11 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Mariposa County Park. The location is reached via 6th Street, Stroming Road and County Park Road. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not […]

Habitat volunteers pursue next project

With three homes under its tool belt, group eyes next build

Habitat for Humanity homeowner Chanthira Ruaisab and daughter Gam, left, mug for the camera with family friend Anna Ruport in a playhouse that will be raffled to raise funds for local housing.Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is actively searching for land for future homebuilding projects. In the meantime, the group’s construction crew, under Louie Edwards, recently found time to […]

Youth composer winners recognized

Kroeker, Cox take honors

 The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra and Mariposa County Arts Council recently announced the two young winners of the 2015 Young Master Composers Celebration— 13-year-old Matt Kroeker and 15-year-old Sean Cox. Both teens are violinists in the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra and Matt Kroeker is enjoying his second win in the contest. Kroeker’s piece is titled “Symphony No. 3” and Cox’s work is […]