Section champs

The Grizzly wrestling team won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI title by upending two-time defending champion Waterford, 66-18, on Saturday in Stockton. Waterford edged Bradshaw Christian, 40-39, before falling to Mariposa. For the full story, see sports on page B-1. Pictured on the floor, left to right, are Janessa House, Brianna Heavner, Carmen Ortiz, Pauline Reynoso and Coach Sid Ferreri. […]

Snowpack survey shows highest base since 2005

Merced River drainage at 105 percent

This time, there was snow. When the last snowpack survey of 2015 was done last April, there was no snow on the ground. This time, the second survey of the year showed not only that there is snow, but that there’s also a lot of it. The survey, done by the California Department of Water Resources, found the snowpack at […]

Opinions sought on economic vitality

Informational meetings scheduled

In an effort to improve the local economy, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has posted meeting times to get input on the Economic Vitality Strategy and Implementation Plan for Mariposa County (EVS). The nearly 100-page report can be accessed through the Mariposa County Web site, The board of supervisors has determined that economic development for the County is […]

Sheriff warns parents about phone apps teens are using

After School, others allow anonymity

Parents of teens should beware of the After School phone app, which asks for more information than teens should give out.It looks fairly benign. The face of a tiger wearing shutter shades mixed in with other smartphone apps on teens’ phones. But this app, called After School, and others that are popular with teens, have a dark side to them. […]


Snow was falling when the Feb. 2 snow survey was taken 90 miles east of Sacramento. The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada was found to be above normal for the time of year…. 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 […]

Vacation rental owners riled up over proposals

Some say there will be too much regulation

In a political battle with an abundance of moving parts, vacation home rental and bed and breakfast owners are fighting proposed changes by Mariposa County that would place more stringent regulations on properties. The County’s planning, building and health departments collaborated on proposed amendments in an effort to reach a balance between property owners’ rights and the County’s duty of […]

Groups address teen dating violence via education, events

It can start with only a few minor signs. Teens who are just starting out in the dating scene may be dating someone who demands to know where the other person is at all times. Or it can escalate quickly, from verbal abuse to extreme physical abuse. Teen dating violence is real, and many teens are inexperienced in the dating […]

Chocolate Soup plans fundraiser for Lind

Keri LindChocolate Soup is hosting a fundraiser for Keri Lind on Feb. 13 at the store, 5009 Highway 140 in Mariposa. The “Have a Heart and Help” will donate funds to Lind, who was an employee at Chocolate Soup from 2004 to 2013. She has a heart condition that has landed her in the intensive care unit. She has had […]


Feb. 1 • Residents on Bullion Street and French Camp Road called to report a dead fox. • A caller from Highway 140 reported a sick raccoon. • Credit card fraud was reported from Heather Way. • A scam was reported from Highway 49. • A trespassing report was taken on Buckeye Road. • A caller from Silva Road reported […]

Fundraiser will help local 4-Hers participate at Citizen Washington Focus

Mariposa 4-H Citizenship recently announced that two local delegates, Celeste Hope Lawrence and Jaq Quinn, will participate in 4-H at the national level through the Citizenship Washington Focus program in Washington, D.C. Citizenship Washington Focus-Global Journey is a nine-day program that takes place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, one mile from Washington, D.C. Citizenship Washington Focus is one […]