Reprinted from February 18, 1862

Miss Mary A. Gerretty opened a private school at the corner of 6th and Bullion streets yesterday. Miss G. is a young lady of accomplishment, and thoroughly qualified to “Teach the young idea how to shoot,” and will no doubt meet with the success her qualifications so well merit. … An online subscription is required to view news content on […]


Aug. 31 • Trespassing was reported from Harris Road. • A resident on West Whitlock Road called to report a rattlesnake. • Petty theft was reported from 5th Street. • A fraud report was taken on Pine Top Road. • A person on Highway 140 was arrested for being intoxicated in public. • A prowler was reported from Golfito Road […]

Western justice on display

Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies (center) waves to the crowd during the Labor Day Parade last Saturday morning. The sheriff’s office had a large contingent of entries in the parade…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to order a subscription. […]

Farm and Ranch tour showcases local ag

Mariposa AgriNature hosts event

Raw Roots Farm is one of the farms in Mariposa County that will be featured in the Farms and Ranches of Mariposa County, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26.Farms and Ranches of Mariposa County, a project of the Mariposa AgriNature Association, is hosting the Mariposa Farm and Ranch Tour on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Several local […]

Some faces change at John C. Fremont Healthcare District

New group will staff the ER

The John C. Fremont Healthcare District has a number of changes happening and some that will take place in the next few months. The hospital reports that Dr. Kelly Sharrar, and Dr. Lisa Tabbit, recently resigned from the Fremont Family Physicians. According to the healthcare district, recruiting a family practice physician to a rural setting is difficult. The nationwide physician […]

Patriot Day ceremony remembers Sept. 11

Sheriff will officiate

A ceremony commemorating 9/11 will be held on Friday, Sept. 11 at 12:15 p.m. at the Mariposa County 9/11 Memorial Site at the Mariposa County Art Park. On Sept. 1, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors proclaimed Sept. 11 as Patriot Day. The event will start at 12:15 p.m. with a welcome from Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies. At 12:17 […]

Reprinted from May 22, 1862

Parson Brownfield of Hornitos is well, but is troubled with a slight ticking in the throat. Supposed cause: eating too many sweet potatoes. Hoping that we shall behold the light of your countenance soon. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? […]

Sierra Conservancy invites public to clean Merced River

Merced River, Bear Creek focus of event

Sierra Foothill Conservancy, along with Upper Merced River Watershed Council and Bureau of Land Management, is hosting the Seventh Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup on Saturday, Sep. 19. The annual volunteer event removes litter from the wild and scenic Merced River and Bear Creek. The cleanup will be on the Merced River on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to […]


Representatives from community organizations and the family of Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Jenkins were present at a recent dedication and hanging of a memorial plaque in the main hallway of Mariposa County High School. Here, from left, are Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary representative Barb Hamilton; Jack, Claire and Jamie Bertram, family of Jenkins; Ginny Kelsey and VFW Commander Paul […]

Nonlead ammo required on all CDFW properties

Enforcement will be strict this year

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding hunters that nonlead ammunition is required when hunting on CDFW properties for the upcoming hunting seasons. Lead ammunition may still be used on national forest, Bureau of Land Management and private lands. All the wildlife areas have signs posted notifying hunters of the nonlead ammunition requirement. CDFW law enforcement will […]