County responds to crisis caused by dead, dying trees

California Department of Corrections (CDC) inmates limb a gigantic Ponderosa pine at the Mariposa County Park on Tuesday morning under the supervision of CAL FIRE. One CAL FIRE official estimated at least 40 trees have to be felled at that site before it will safely be reopened to the public.Mariposa County officials are working steadily to remove dead trees from […]

Storms fill rain gauges to almost 10” for March

After a weekend of torrential rain, Mariposa’s rainfall totals were boosted by almost three inches. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the total for Friday through Monday was 2.98 inches. That rain brought the County’s total rainfall for March to 8.76 inches, according to the Western Regional Climate Center. Add that to the 2.22 inches in February, 8.45 […]

Incumbent supes face opposition in primary election

Balloting set for June 7

All three open Mariposa County Board of Supervisor positions up for grabs in June will have contested races. The filing deadline for the offices closed last Friday afternoon. In District II, incumbent Merlin Jones will have two challengers for his seat. Debbie Cook and Thane Suderman have both filed petitions to seek the office. In District IV, incumbent Kevin Cann […]

Menetrey to vie for District 5 seat

Miles MenetreyMy motivation for entering the political arena is purely based on my passion to serve the county and community that I care so deeply about. My name is Miles Menetrey, and I am running for the District 5 seat on the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. I pledge to serve our great county with strength and pride, while always […]

Funding shortfall plagues County roads

The roads in Mariposa County have been rated as “poor” by the state and future funding to make improvements remains cloudy. That was the conclusion drawn during Tuesday’s meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. Road commissioner Doug Wilson gave a presentation to the board about the status of roads and, more importantly, funding. Wilson said $150 million in […]

Relay officials are prepping for 2016

 Planning is well underway for the annual Relay for Life event in Mariposa. Relay for Life, which helps raise money and awareness about cancer, is set for May 21 on the track at Mariposa County High School. This will be the 15th year for Relay in Mariposa, and this year the venue is going back to the high school. It […]

Flapjacks fundraiser helps Ponderosa Basin

Fred Neumeyer cooks up “Mickey Mouse” pancakes Saturday morning at the Ponderosa Basin Volunteer Fire Department. The event was to help raise needed funds for the department.Fire trucks. Sirens. Loud speakers. Normally, in the Ponderosa Basin, that would be a concern. But last Saturday morning, that wasn’t the case. It was the annual pancake breakfast to benefit the Ponderosa Basin […]


March 7 - March 13

EMS – 5Fire – 0Public Assist – 2Auto Collision – 1 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 […]


March 7 • A report of a scam was received from Agua Fria Road. • Vandalism was reported from Highway 140. • A trespassing report received from Hornitos Road resulted in a warning. • A verbal domestic dispute occurred on Ernst Road in Coulterville. • A trespassing report taken on East Whitlock Road resulted in arrest. March 8 • A […]

Reprinted from September 6, 1919

According to a statement received at this office from the state highway commission, the estimated cost of the bridge now being constructed across Agua Fria creek is $9,450. The work is being done by day labor. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not […]