Hornitos Patrons prepare for 67th enchilada feed

Hundreds are expected at annual event

Dorothy BauerFor 67 years, the Hornitos Patrons Club has been cooking enchiladas for crowds of people every March. And one of the members of that club has been helping at the popular event almost since it began. Dorothy Bauer, a Hornitos resident since 1950, has cooked, cleaned and generally made the event the popular place for mountain residents to meet […]

Illegal grows keep officers on alert

The foothills of Mariposa attract a large variety of people — retirees who want to enjoy the quiet rural area, professionals who commute to the Central Valley, and people who just want their kids to grow up in a basically crime-free county. But the County also attracts a different type of resident, those who use the comfortable weather environment for […]

PG&E doubles effort in mortality battle

A bug-infested pine tree sliced through a house Feb. 17 located at 4963 Highway 140, just south of the Highway 140 and Highway 49 South intersection. The two residents were not injured. The infested tree snapped about 20 feet from the ground and took down power lines. Before the incident, there were unusually high winds.Pacific Gas & Electric has doubled […]

Deputies nab Modesto man at Tenaya Lodge, charged with fraud

Jeffrey TalamantesWith multiple checks that were apparently written in “red” ink, Mariposa County’s Sheriff’s Deputies caught a Modesto man at Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp last Wednesday. Mariposa deputies found Jeffrey Talamantes, 33, inside his cottage at the lodge and caught him “red-handed” with a load of evidence to support fraud charges. On Feb. 24, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office […]

Aramark retains most employees

The directional signs in Yosemite National Park have been changed by the National Park Service (NPS). The sign above used to offer directions to The Ahwahnee and Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. It now reads The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, replacing the name of the Ahwahnee, and Yosemite Valley Lodge, replacing the original name. The NPS is embroiled in a lawsuit […]

March Audubon program spotlights great gray owls

Birding guide and author Harry Fuller will present a slide talk about great gray owls Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Oakhurst Methodist Church.Professional birding guide, author, television commentator and volunteer Harry Fuller, from the Portland, Ore., metro area, will be the featured speaker at the Yosemite Area Audubon Society at the Oakhurst Methodist Church, Road 426 in […]


Feb. 22 • An assault report was taken on Highway 140 in Midpines. • Aggressive dogs were on Maxwell Street in Greeley Hill. • Calls reporting suspicious circumstances were received from Boyer Road and Highway 140. • A verbal domestic dispute occurred on St. Andrews Road. Feb. 23 • A sick fox was reported to be on the MCHS track. […]

Golden Agers slate bingo

Anyone over 18 years of age is invited to the Golden Agers’ bingo at the senior center on Spriggs Lane on the first Friday of each month. Doors open at 5 p.m., and games start at 6:30 p.m. Pull tabs and big pots are available. Food is available as well as free coffee. All income is used for the care […]

Fire Safe Council offers assistance to residents for defensible space

The Mariposa Fire Safe Council can help residents with clearing a defensible space if the wood is properly stacked.The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council understands that some Mariposa County residents are in dire need of assistance with creating and maintaining their required defensible space clearances of 100 feet. The council currently offers assistance with the chipping of properly piled and […]

Arts Night postponed for section playoffs

The annual Arts Night, which was scheduled for this Friday evening inside Fiester Auditorum at Mariposa County High School, has been postponed. That event will take a back seat for the Sac- Joaquin Section Division V Championship game at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, as Mariposa’s Grizzlies make their first-ever appearance in the title contest against Brookside Christian at 5:30 […]