County values for ag, livestock reach new high



The value of agriculture and forest products in Mariposa County soared to a new high, according to the recently released 2014 agricultural crop and livestock report. In the report compiled by Cathi Boze, agricultural commissioner, the total value of county agricultural/forest products for 2014 rose to $43,247,000. Of that amount, $42,607,000 was from county agriculture, and $640,000 from forest products. […]

New bus shelter in Mt. Bullion



The student bus stop building in Mt. Bullion was replaced recently, after the old one was taken down. Here, from left, are Tom Phillips, who represented the Mariposa County Student Loan Association; Larry Ellison, who spearheaded getting the new building up; Robbie Nelson of the Airport Inn Cafe, who helped raise donations and Roger Leonard of the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary […]

Local mine operator speaks out on mining regulations

Long says state regs are enough

With the question on whether the county should exert more control over mine operations by imposing the need for a conditional use permit (CUP), one Mariposa mine owner/operator does not see the necessity of more government control. Mark Long, who is a long time surface miner in Mariposa County, believes that most people in the county do not understand that […]

Mariposa man dies after vehicle overturns and catches on fire

Cause still under investigation

A single car crash on Harris Road on Thursday, Aug. 20, resulted in the death of a Mariposa man. According to the California Highway Patrol, John Pool, 68, of Mariposa, was driving a black 1986 Volkswagon microbus westbound on Harris Road at about 10:40 p.m., west of Highway 49 South. The CHP report states that for unknown reasons, while traversing […]

Last weekend for Mariposa Evenings features Bay Area’s Baraka Moon

Roger Perry Band also takes the stage

The last weekend of the 2015 season of Mariposa Evenings will feature the Roger Perry Band on Saturday, Aug. 29.The last weekend of the 2015 season of Mariposa Evenings will be held on Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29. The concert series, held at the Mariposa Art Park in Mariposa, will feature the debut of two groups—Baraka Moon from […]

Oaks can be saved even in a drought

Water must be given correctly

Giving oaks a helping hand during the record drought is possible, according to Mariposa County Master Gardener coordinator Kris Randol. Helping drought-stricken trees includes giving them some water, contrary to most advice. Randal and Greg Giusti, a forest and wildlands ecology advisor for Lake and Mendocino counties, are offering guidelines for keeping oaks from dying of thirst. “If we consider […]

Rotarians hear about Small Business Development Center

Clark discusses local training


Kurt ClarkThere is help for small business owners and those wanting to start a new business. Rotarians learned this from Kurt Clark, director of the area’s four-county-wide Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The four counties include Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus and Tuolumne. SBDC consultants work with the Mariposa County Community Development Department to provide training in areas such as how to […]

Reprinted from September 28, 1895



C.M. Dabney left Thursday for San Francisco to visit his daughter. Mr. Dabney has been for some time developing the Burnett and Dabney mine in the Sherlock district and has taken out some very promising ore. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not […]

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 […]

Author will speak at library



Cyndi Spindell Berck, the auther of a nonfiction book on the history of the American West, will speak in Mariposa in September. Berck will be at the Mariposa County Library, 4978 10th St. in Mariposa, on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 2 p.m. She will be at the Mariposa Museum and History Center, 5119 Jessie St. in Mariposa, on […]