Could forecast El Niño wreak havoc on Highway 140 again?

More than 90 percent possibility it will show up

In 1997, the Merced River flooded in Yosemite National Park, due to warm rains in January that melted the snowpack early. Here, the water flooded campgrounds and ruined trails and bridges.If an El Niño does materialize this winter, as all the weather forecasters are predicting, it may help California out of the four-year drought that has devastated the state. But […]

Citizen’s report helps CHP nab DUI driver

Arrest may well have saved lives

Rafael Dela CruzThe California Highway Patrol is cracking down on cell phone use while driving, especially texting, all across the state of California. Late last Sunday afternoon, a cell phone call from a citizen, possibly a motorist, may well have saved lives when CHP officers were able to stop and arrest a habitual intoxicated driver. The caller reported a vehicle […]

Private recyling center closes; leaving only one in the county

Landfill is still taking recyclables

The recycling center that was located by Pioneer Market was closed in mid-July. That leaves only one place residents can take recyclables—the Mariposa County Landfill.A recycling center that was heavily used by people in Mariposa closed its doors on the weekend of July 11. The center was located in the parking lot at Pioneer Market, and was run by re- […]

Supervisors moving forward with requiring mining permits

Jones opposes more county regulations

In a 1-3 vote, the Mariposa County board of supervisors is moving towards requiring a conditional use permit (CUP) for mining operations within the county, following a July 14 regular meeting of the board. After a procedural error in 2014, and a conflict of interest during proceedings on the matter in April of 2015 by District 3 Supervisor Marshall Long, […]

4-Her is ready for her first fair

10-year-old will show lambs, rabbit

Emily Tilton, shown here with her 4-H lamb, is getting ready for the Mariposa County Fair. This is the 10-year-old’s first time showing at the fair, which is scheduled for Sept. 4-7.Emily Tilton isn’t very big. The Midpines resident just turned 10 last week, but she’s a tough kid. She’s in 4-H this year, and she’s getting her two lambs, […]

Lions elects new officers

Earl Crutchfield, right, was recently elected president of the Mariposa Lions Club for the 2015-16 year. He will be assisted by third vice president Miles Menetrey, left, second vice president Keith Williams, second from left, and first vice president Stan Boyer, second from right…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please […]


July 13 to July 19

EMS – 8Fire – 1Public Assist – 0Auto Collision – 3 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 […]

Fremont fundraiser ready to play ball

John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation will host the summer fundraising event “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” on Saturday, July 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Mt. Bullion Vineyard, 6947 Highway 49 North in Bear Valley. The dress is casual at the event, although with the baseball theme people are encouraged to wear their favorite team colors and […]

Water council slates meeting

The Yosemite-Mariposa Integrated Regional Water Advisory Council meets at 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month in the county board of supervisors chambers, 5100 Bullion Street. More information: MP.aspx … 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 […]


July 13 • A vandalism report was received from Highway 49 North. • A resident on Bear Valley Road reported suspicious circumstances. • Dogs were chasing cattle on Highway 140. • Petty theft was reported from Highway 49 North. • A domestic harassment complaint was received from West Whitlock Road. • A child neglect report was received from Hospital Road. […]