Residents, downtown merchants take the reins of homeless issue

Volunteer group will police town

Business owners and residents are banding together to try and address the homeless problem in Mariposa. Many of the homeless spend time at the Mariposa Art Park and in front of businesses around town, and business owners are worried the homeless are driving tourists and local customers away from town.Michael Crowley is tired of complaints from his customers. Crowley, along […]

Federal agency stalls relief for Lake Don Pedro

Residents hoping for drought relief

Lake McClure, shown here, is at its lowest level ever. Merced Irrigation District is asking the federal government to allow drawing the lake down lower to help relieve the lack of water for Lake Don Pedro residents.The Lake Don Pedro Community Services District was facing a tough reality just a couple of months ago. The district, which gets its water […]

CHP officer arrests man for auto theft

Merced man found with stolen Honda

Brandon Allen DanielsA Merced man who was stopped by a California Highway Patrol officer in the Cathey’s Valley area on Sunday, July 5, was found to be driving a stolen vehicle. CHP Officer Jesse Fouch stopped Brandon Allen Daniels, 36 of Merced, the driver of a 2002 Honda Accord, for a mechanical violation at about 5:30 p.m. on Highway 140, […]

Butterfly Festival committee plans bigger, better event

May event saw thousands in 2015

At the Butterfly Festival last May, thousands of people turned out to fill the town of Mariposa to the brim. And next year should be even better. Jeannetta Phillips, one of the event organizers, said that people who came from the Central Valley and the Bay Area, along with residents of the foothills, made the festival the biggest ever. “We […]

SWAP Mariposa bans food sales after county steps in

Food items can’t be sold, given away or traded

SWAP Mariposa, a Facebook group where local residents sell, trade or give away items, was told by the Mariposa County Director of Environmental Health Dave Conway that food items can’t be sold through the Web site unless the seller has a health permit from the county, sparking a firestorm of protest from users of the Web site.A gentle reminder from […]

Supervisor Jones donates equipment to fairgrounds

New chutes will help with horse, roping events

Merlin Jones, left, recently donated new equipment for equestrian events to the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Jones is shown with Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Queen Katy Casner, right.Merlin Jones, District 2 supervisors in Mariposa County, recently made a donation of arena grooming equipment to the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. In the past, the equipment used to groom the arena was not doing […]

SHERIFFS’ REPORT



June 29 • Suspicious circumstances were reported from the Mariposa Art Park. • Calls from residents reporting rattlesnakes were received from Ben Hur Road and Circle Drive. • A neighbor dispute occurred on Cuneo Drive in Coulterville. • A vandalism report was taken on Yosemite Oaks Road. • Suspicious circumstances were reported from Schoolhouse Road. • A caller from Greeley […]

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

June 29 to July 5

EMS – 6Fire – 5Public Assist – 2Auto Collision – 4 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. […]

Rock hounds meet at state mining museum



The Mariposa Gem & Mineral Club meets at 4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum at the county fairgrounds. Visitors are welcome. Information: 742-7625. … 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 […]

Piecemakers do their thing on Saturday



The quilting group meets the second Saturday of each month in the lower hall at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. All levels of skill are welcome. Call 742-5427 for more information. … 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 a […]