Off to the races



Della Erickson (right) gets the jump on her competitor, Ty Williams, during the run-off in last Friday night’s Stick Horse Races held as part of the Foster Ace Hardware Family Fun Night at the fair. See the photo spread on Pages A-7-8…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your […]

Retired social worker pens story hoping to inspire others

Langworthy started over again many times

Dorothy Langworthy, a former social worker for Mariposa County, recently penned a book about her experiences of growing up in the Depression and overcoming adversity.When Dorothy Langworthy and her family bought a cabin at Bass Lake in 1968, she didn’t know that many years later, after many setbacks in her life, that cabin would lead her to Mariposa. Langworthy has […]

459 drivers contacted during DUI checkpoint

CHP finds lots of designated drivers

The results from a DUI checkpoint Saturday in Mariposa were sobering. According to Steven Lewis, public information officer with the California Highway Patrol, no arrests were made for drunk driving at the checkpoint setup on Highway 140 and 12th Street. During the eight hours the checkpoint was operated, from 6 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday, 459 drivers were screened, […]

Attempted murder in Art Park leads to arrest of local man

Gun misfired twice; drugs also found

Michael CutterA Mariposa man was arrested for attempted murder after he pulled a gun on victims at the Mariposa County Art Park on Thursday evening, Sept. 3. Michael Cutter, 26, of Mariposa, allegedly approached the victims in the park at about 7:50 p.m., and a verbal exchange occurred. Cutter then reportedly pulled out a small handgun and pointed it at […]

County seeking state funds to help homeless families

Program would help provide for housing needs


A proposal submitted to the California Department of Social Services requesting funding to assist with housing for a limited number of homeless in Mariposa County was approved by the Mariposa County board of supervisors during a regular business meeting Sept. 1. The request for ratification of the proposal submitted to the CDSS was requested by Chevon Kothari, Mariposa County human […]

Rankings of Mariposa vary by each category

County ranks 15th in nation for liveability

In the world of rankings, Mariposa County is all over the board. From school rankings to how livable a place is, there are hundreds of agencies that like to look at how towns, cities and counties compare to other ones. For instance, US News, a national news magazine, has ranked Mariposa County High School fairly well. Students have the opportunity […]

Local man commits suicide near fairgrounds



The Mariposa County Fair was marred by a tragic incident on Sunday, Sept. 6 on Highway 49 South, just outside of the fairgrounds. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, John Coan, 35, of Mariposa, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at about 5:20 p.m. He was sitting in a car that was parked along the northbound side of the […]

Blazin’ Hog brings Zydeco music, barbecue to town

Event raises money for Fremont

The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation is hosting the Blazin’ Hog BBQ Competition and Zydeco Music Festival from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Along with the barbecue competition, people will also get to place their vote for the People’s Choice award and listen to Zydeco music. The event is a fundraiser for […]

CASA receives donation from Pioneer



Caroline Fruth, program director of Mariposa County CASA, accepts a donation from John Clark of Pioneer Market. “CASA of Mariposa County would like to thank Pioneer Market for their incredible generosity through their one percent receipt donation program. Thanks to a dedicated volunteer, Michele Wildhaber (who counted the receipts), and Pioneer Market who donated one percent of the $80,900 total, […]

Briceburg closure planned



The Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode field office has closed the Merced River Recreation Area while the Briceburg suspension bridge is painted. The closure is expected to last until about Dec. 7. During the closure, the Briceburg entrance will be barricaded and a gate will be installed on Bull Creek Road about four and a half miles north of […]