El Niño returns with a vengeance

Trees tumble, creeks flood

Two ponderosa pines fell at the Greeley Hill School during Saturday night’s storm, knocking down several smaller trees and narrowly missing the Red Cloud Library. Here, from left, Isaiah Cunningham, Dylan Burke and Nathan Burke survey the fallen trees from a good vantage point.After a dry February, residents of Mariposa, and the rest of California, were worried that the rain […]

Community pride swells as Grizzlies claim section title

Dalton Rockwood burns the nets for record-setting 35 points

Mariposa seniors Brad Chambers (No. 5) and Dalton Rockwood (No. 22) proudly display the first-ever MCHS Sac- Joaquin Section basketball championship pennant. The Grizzlies whipped Brookside Christian of Stockton last Friday night at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, 79-75, in overtime for the title. Rockwood dumped in a record-setting 35 points and Chambers added 19 to pace Mariposa. (See […]

Board hears public outcry on fairgrounds

Fair officials seek County

One thing was clear during Tuesday’s Mariposa County Board of Supervisor’s meeting: the Mariposa County Fairgrounds are near and dear to the hearts of local residents. But even with that sentiment, a major question remains. Will the fairgrounds survive? That was the focus of the meeting where Brian Bullis, general manager of the fairgrounds, gave an emotional presentation about the […]

Storytellers ply their wares this weekend

Jim May will be performing in the MCHS library on Saturday, March 12 from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m.The 29th annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival, sponsored by the Mariposa County Arts Council kicked off today in historic Mariposa, with storytelling events. It will continue through Sunday, March 13, as the festival moves to Yosemite National Park for the finale in the East […]

Condors will be focus of AAUW meeting

AAUW will host a slide show presentation by John McCamman on March 10 at the Miners Inn Roadhouse 140. The presentation will look at how California condors have made a comeback. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host John McCamman, past coordinator of the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s efforts to recover the endangered California condor. McCamman will […]

4-H Camp Tweety is slated for June

Mariposa County 4-H invites all fourth through eighth grade children to come join the fun at Camp Tweety. The camp runs from Saturday, June 25 to Monday, June 27. This year, Camp Tweety will be at a new location, Camp Oakhurst in Coarsegold. The camp will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. and will end Monday afternoon about 3 p.m. Camp […]


Feb. 29 - March 6

EMS – 12Fire – 0Public Assist – 4Auto Collision – 0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 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 […]


Feb. 29 • Vandalism was reported from Red Cloud Park in Greeley Hill. • A landlord/tenant dispute occurred on Las Mariposas Road in Cathey’s Valley. • An injury report at JCF’s emergency room resulted in an arrest. • A caller on Highway 140 reported a “found buffalo.” • A domestic dispute occurred on Watt Road. March 1 • Three juveniles […]

Reprinted from September 4, 1886

W.T. Turner of Hornitos passed through town yesterday with his teams and several wagons loaded with machinery including a large compressor for the Vanderbilt mine. This looks like business, and it is to be hoped that the enterprising owners will realize their fullest anticipations. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading […]

Power play

Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Robin Hopper (left) struggles with MCHS FFA ag shop instructor Garrett Rowley during the March 1 Donkey Basketball fundraiser held in the Loyd Hobby gymnasium on the MCHS campus. A packed house watched two FFA teams compete, raising funds for the popular high school program…. An online subscription is required to view news content […]