Gov. Brown seeks federal aid for tree crisis

Smallcombe: Multifaceted solutions needed now

This oak tree fell on a fence at Royal Oaks Estates on Old Highway during Monday’s storm.California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency as a result of enormous problems created by dead and dying trees in Mariposa County and throughout the state. He seeks federal action to help mobilize additional resources for the safe removal of dead […]

Veterans saluted

Bodi Conklin, a kindergartener at Mariposa Elementary School, hands a memento to Bob Stonum, 91, right, and Stu Tanner, 90, both World War II veterans, during the 20th annual Veterans Day Commemoration on Tuesday at the school. A crowd of 375 students and community members attended…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue […]

Supes stick with shakes

Balancing historic preservation with safety issues, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors decided to replace the roof of the historic Mariposa County Courthouse with cedar shingles by a vote of 3-2 after a lengthly discussion at its weekly meeting Nov. 3. A treated cedar shake roof with underlying materials as part of the roofing system, which has the coveted class […]

Pair arrested after stop reveals stolen vehicle and dope

 Two Merced residents were arrested Nov. 5 at Pioneer Village in Mariposa after a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy saw them working on a vehicle with a damaged steering column. A computer check revealed the green Honda they were working on was reported stolen from Merced, according to the deputy’s report. Andres Jimenez Briceno, 34, and Monica Rachel Pantoja, 28, […]

Burn ban lifted, fire danger remains

A week after Mariposa County was drenched by three inches of rain, CAL FIRE lifted the burn permit suspension in the state responsibility areas in Mariposa, Merced and Mariposa counties. On Monday, Nov. 9, the ban on burning was lifted, and people who possess current and valid residential burn permits are now allowed to burn on permissable days, according to […]

Mosher out, Rose fills County post

When Dr. Robert Ryder resigned as health officer for Mariposa County on Oct. 16, Dr. Charles Mosher stepped in to fill Ryder’s shoes until a new health officer could be found. But because of new regulations contained in the Public Employees’ Retirement law, the county was worried about compromising Mosher’s retirement from the county. So the Mariposa County Board of […]

Rainfall totals bounce

Another storm dumped three-quarters of an inch of rain on Mariposa County earlier this week. The welcome wet weather came Sunday evening into Monday, with some areas in the county seeing about an inch of rain. That brings Mariposa’s average rainfall up to above normal for this time of the year. The average rainfall in Mariposa County is about 33 […]

Yorkie mix lucky to be alive after attack by two coyotes

‘Jax’ lured by his attackers from hole in a fence

Jax, a 2-year-old Yorkshire terrier mix, survived a mauling by two coyotes in the Bailey Flats area. “I am so grateful,” said Jax’ owner, Carolyn Werly.Carolyn Werly is quite happy these days, but it wasn’t that way around a month ago when her Yorkshire terrier mix, a rescue dog, was mauled by two coyotes in the Bailey Flats area. “Never […]


Nov. 2 • A coyote sighting was reported from Jones Street. • Suspicious circumstances were reported from Meadow Lane. • Following the season’s first significant storm, downed tree reports were received from Hirsch Road, Indian Peak Road, and Usona Ridge Road. • A mail theft report was received from 10th Street. Nov. 3 • A transient issue was reported from […]


Nov. 2 through Nov. 8, 2015

EMS – 2Fire – 5Public Assist – 2Auto Collision – 0 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 support duties. No experience necessary […]