Claim against CAL FIRE: Pay benefits for dead pilots

State agency says it doesn’t owe families anything


CAL FIRE airtanker No. 81 crashed in Yosemite National Park on Oct. 7, 2014, killing pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt. The aircraft is shown making drops on the Bridgeport Fire in July of 2014When Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt died fighting the Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite National Park last year, the residents of Mariposa treated the pilot like the hero he was. […]

Wanted felon eludes arrest, follow-up leads to pot bust



 A 28-year-old Mariposa woman was arrested Sunday and charged with transportation and sale of marijuana following a deputy’s attempt to nab a wanted felon. Laura Broyles was taken into custody when deputies located over three pounds of dried marijuana in the back seat of a car that Broyles was driving. Events leading up to Broyles arrest began near the Bootjack […]

State, federal officials hunt bear after local man attacked

Resident of Midpines fights off black bear

A bear trap sits on the property of bear attack victim Larry Yepez Monday morning as personnel from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and USDA Wildlife Management continue their efforts to locate the California black bear that attacked Yepez Thursday morning in Midpines.Efforts to locate a bear that attacked a 66-year-old man outside his home in Midpines during […]

Two juveniles killed while camping in YNP

Tree limb falls on youth’s tent

Two juveniles lost their lives in the predawn hours of Friday, Aug. 14, while camping in a Yosemite Valley campground. The juveniles were identified late Monday as Dragon Kim, 14, and Justin Lee, 14, both of Orange County. According to the Park’s news release, at approximately 5 a.m. Friday morning, a limb from an oak tree fell in Upper Pines […]

Merced River near Snelling closed to anglers until Dec. 31



Rainbow trout, like the female shown here, are struggling because of low water levels in the Merced River. The river is closed to fishing in some areas until Dec. 31.Fishermen who enjoy angling on the Merced River will find that part of the river is closed. On Monday, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife did an emergency closure of […]

Weed garden raided



Pictured above is just part of the marijuana seized and destroyed in a raid by Mariposa County law enforcement last Thursday. The illegal garden was located by a sheriff’s office overflight on Aug. 10. This area consisted of rolling terrain, manzanita, pine and oak. The marijuana grow was located under the tree canopy. Last Thursday, in the morning, Mariposa County […]

Halter-trained wild horses up for auction

Event will be held in Rancho Murieta

Wild horses that have been halter trained and started under saddle will be offered for public adoption on Saturday, Aug. 22, as part of the Murieta Mule Classic event beginning at 9 a.m. at the Murieta Equestrian Center, 7200 Lone Pine Dr., in Rancho Murieta. The program will offer nine three and four-year-old mares. Events get underway at 9 a.m. […]

Friends of Fairgrounds flea market set in October



Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds is hosting its fourth annual flea market on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event needs more vendors who sell a variety of new products. Spaces are available for a 20 foot by 20 foot booth at a cost $40. For more information, or to reserve […]

MCHS alumni plan breakfast meeting



The annual Mariposa County High School alumni breakfast business meeting will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. The meeting location is between the cafeteria and gymnasium at the high school. There will be a raffle drawing for the chair and other items. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue […]

Griefshare invites all



All people who have lost a loved one today, yesterday or years ago, are invited to the Griefshare support group. It meets the second and fourth Sundays of each month at New Life Christian Fellowship church at 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack. Meetings start at 9 a.m. Call 966-7734 for more information. … An online subscription is required to view […]