Bridge closure limits access into Valley View Estates area

Residents now isolated to one entrance/exit

“Road Closed” signs were placed at both ends of a bridge on Creek View Road west of Hirsch Road last Thursday after the Valley View Estates Road Maintenance Association received an engineer’s report recommending the bridge’s immediate closure. The bridge is owned and maintained by the association.A bridge closure on Creek View Drive has limited access to residents of Valley […]

Young Yosemite visitor diagnosed with plague

Boy stayed at Crane Flat campground

A 14-year-old boy from Southern California who stayed in Yosemite National Park was diagnosed in late July with a case of the plague. According to the California Department of Public Health, the Los Angeles County boy became ill and was ultimately hospitalized after camping at Crane Flat campground in Yosemite in mid-July. He had also visited the Stanislaus National Forest. […]

County transit system loses financial ground

2014 fares slip to 14.70 percent of operating cost

Operating cost is up for the Mariposa County Transit System (MCTS), according to a triennial audit approved by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors during their Aug. 4 meeting. The report, which covers the years 2012-2014, indicates that passengers per vehicle service mile has declined a very slight amount over the three-year period. In 2012 passengers per service mile was […]

Healthcare District showing profit for second straight year

JCF profit hits six figures

Suffering more than a $1,000,000 loss in 2013, the John C. Fremont Healthcare District has posted an unaudited profit of more than $700,000 for its fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. The district’s financial position began to change at the end of fiscal year 2014 when the district had an audited profit of $91,000, followed up by an unaudited profit […]

Detailed atlas will aid first responders

County prints accurate road maps

Tara Schiff, community development and grant coordinator for Mariposa County, left, looks at new atlases with Emily Meriam, senior Geographic Information System specialist for Mariposa County. The atlases will be distributed to first responders.First responders in Mariposa County often face obstacles that firefighters, police and ambulance personnel might not face in larger cities. Dirt roads, roads with more than one […]

Speaker for Patriot Day event is Hall

Event will be held on Sept. 11

Sierra Tel recently announced that the keynote speaker for the 2015 Patriot Day Remembrance event, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11, will be Lieutenant Colonel David Hall of Coarsegold. Hall is the current executive officer for the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade of the California Army National Guard. Hall graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in June 1995. […]

Habitat for Humanity seeks land for home

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County volunteers are shown at the home of Gracye March, helping to repair a deck. March, back row on the left, is shown with Bruce Pickard, back row on the right, who is the program manager for the program A Brush With Kindness. Also shown, front row from left, are Kevin Darcy, Carolyn Baker and […]


August 3 • A physical domestic dispute on Miller Road resulted in an arrest. • A mountain lion versus goats incident was reported from Bridgeport Drive. • Burglary reports were taken on Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley and Schoolhouse Road in Cathey’s Valley. • A caller from Ben Hur Road reported a rattlesnake. • Illegal dumping was reported from Highway […]

Reprinted from July 6, 1907

It is rumored that a six foot well-developed ledge has been struck in the Jumbo mine situated on the South Fork above the Hite mine. The strike was made last Sunday and although assays have not been made it is thought the ore will average well. This property is in the same zone as the famous Hite mine and in […]


August 3 to August 9

EMS – 4Fire – 0Public 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 […]