Thieves drain museum of precious H2O

Drought Sparks Water Theft

When Ron Loya was volunteering at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Tuesday, July 28, he was surprised to get a visit from an employee of the Mariposa Public Utility District. That utility district employee had bad news for the museum—someone had been stealing water from the facility located on Jessie Street in Mariposa. “Apparently we have water thieves,” […]

Visitors collide on Highway 140

Emergency responders to a head-on collision Friday afternoon on Highway 140 at Briceburg move a patient from the scene of the wreck to a waiting air ambulance in the parking lot adjacent to the Briceburg visitor’s center. The victim was a passenger in a 2015 Subaru Forester in which a 39-year-old Oakland man was fatally injured. A total of 10 […]

Sierra Meadows deals huge blow to MCHS athletics

Annual Pioneer Market golf tourney cancelled

Sierra Meadows Country Club in Ahwahnee has dealt a significant blow to Mariposa County High School athletic programs. For the past eight years, the Pioneer Market Sports Challenge Golf Tournament, most recently held in memory of the late businessman and philanthropist Dieter Dubberke, has been held at that Madera County venue. It won’t happen this year. Last week, Jason Dubberke […]

Wood’s creations have flavored the fair for years

She will have more than 100 items entered

Merle Wood, a Mariposa resident who has entered thousands of items in the Mariposa County Fair in the last 40 years, will continue to support the fair with 116 crafts entered this year.For the past 40 years, one person has been a constant at the Mariposa County Fair. That familiar face belongs to Merle Wood, a Mariposa resident who has […]

Dry well program helps 74 households

Supervisors receive water delivery update

Water deliveries totaling close to 100,000 gallons have been made to 74 Mariposa households through a statefunded, county program administered by Self-Help Enterprises to assist residents with water wells that have gone dry. Dave Conway, Mariposa County Director of Environmental Health, told the county’s board of supervisors during the board’s July 28 meeting that since the assitance program began the […]

Smoke from Willow Fire monitored by county

One of three E-BAM portable monitoring stations on loan to Mariposa County from the state for monitoring particulate matter in the air created by smoke from the Willow Fire sits atop the recreation building at Woodland Park.Three portable air quality monitoring devices were deployed in Mariposa County early last week to provide the county environmental health department with data on […]

Workshop looks at entering horticulture in Mariposa Fair

Coelho discusses winning entries

Barbara Coelho, a horticultural judge at the Mariposa County Fair, will discuss how to prepare winning entries at a meeting on Aug. 17.Mariposa County Master Gardeners will host a class on how to have a winning entry in floriculture at the Mariposa County Fair, scheduled for Sept. 4-7. Horticulture judge Barbara Coelho will discuss what she looks for in a […]


July 20 • A petty theft report was taken on Lake Hill Road in Coulterville. • A resident on Ben Hur Road called to report a dead turkey. • A mountain lion sighting was received from Peg Leg Road. • A verbal domestic dispute on Piney Creek Road resulted in an arrest. • Trespassing was reported from Violeta Way. July […]


July 27 to August 2

EMS – 5Fire – 2Public Assist – 1Auto 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 […]


Wanted for burglary and vandalism. If you know the whereabouts of this individual, please contact the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. You do not need to identify yourself, inform the person answering the phone that you have information about a person who has an active arrest warrant in Mariposa. If you have contact with this individual, please do not confront them […]