Fair will honor Parker with Blue Ribbon Award

Native American receives award on Friday at noon

Julia Parker, pictured here on a banner that will be on display at the Mariposa County Fair, will be honored at this year’s Mariposa County Fair. She will receive the Western Fairs Blue Ribbon Award.For many years, Julia Parker has quietly worked on her baskets during the Mariposa County Fair, showing fairgoers how the ancient craft of basket weaving was […]

Felony charge filed against MCUSD special ed aide

District admin. unaware of aide’s legal woe

An employee of the Mariposa County Unified School District has been working for the district more than one month after a felony criminal charge was filed against her by the Mariposa County District Attorney’s Office. Amber Marie McClard, 30, of Mariposa, was charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, a felony, in a court filing dated July 22, 2015. According […]

County approves budget; sheriff lands extra deputy

Tourism Bureau gets $600,000

For four days at the end of August, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors haggled over and discussed the budget that will be used to run the county during the 2015-16 year. That general fund budget works out to $52,371,000. “I think this is a financially sound budget for the county for this year, and for future years,” said Merlin […]

North County warrants yield guns and weed

Pictured above, the processed marijuana and five handguns were seized by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office after warrants were served at four homes in the Lake Don Pedro and Coulterville areas last Thursday.Last Thursday, deputies and detectives from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, along with officers from the Mariposa County Probation Department and Yosemite National Park Special Response Team, investigated […]

Workshop helps with rainwater harvesting

Master Gardeners host free event

A free workshop about capturing rainwater and storing it for future use will be held on Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. at the board of supervisors chamber in Mariposa.According to various reliable Web sites, Mariposa’s average rainfall over the last 30 years has been 31 to 33 inches per year, depending on the source. That’s a lot of water that […]

CDFW holds free fishing day on Sept. 5

No license is needed

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites all Californians to celebrate the end of summer by going fishing. Saturday, Sept. 5 is the second of two free fishing days in 2015, when people can try their hand at fishing without having to buy a sport fishing license. Free fishing days are also a great opportunity for licensed anglers […]


Aug. 24 to Aug. 30 EMS – 4Fire – 2Public Assist – 0Auto 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 […]


August 24 • Unsafe shooting was reported from Dogtown Road in Coulterville. • A resident on Hites Cove Road called to report a “sick chicken.” • A fraud report was taken on Jessie Street. • Grand theft was reported from Old Highway North. • A verbal domestic dispute occurred on Highway 49 North. August 25 • An out-of-control juvenile was […]

Reprinted from May 7, 1921

Hornitos Lodge, No. 99, I.O.O.F., held a regular meeting last Saturday evening and took up the matter of repairing the fence around their cemetery. A committee was appointed and the work completed the following day. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a […]

Square dancer still strutting at 90

More than 60 years of dancing keeps Tanner fit

Stu Tanner, a member of Bootjack Stompers square dance club, is shown dancing at an event in Oakhurst.When Stu Tanner met his wife, Mary, their first date included attending a dance. Now, more than 60 years later, Tanner, who is 90 years old, is still dancing. Only now, it’s with the Bootjack Stompers, a square dance club. The club, which […]