McClintock challenges environmental policies

Blames 40 years of laws for devastation of forests

Tom McClintockThe man who represents Mariposa County in the U.S. Congress says 40 years of environmental laws are to blame for the ongoing tree mortality issue in this region. Though Republican Rep. Tom McClintock agrees federal funds are going to be needed to help resolve the current crisis, he says policy changes also need to be made to deter future […]

Core group of local residents help poor, disabled in Mexico receive wheelchairs

Members of the World Access Project are shown with a family in Mexico. They provided the young boy with a wheelchair. In the back left are Willie and Ann Harris and in the front left is Diana Wilcoxen.Many might not think of Mariposa as the hub of an organization that has a big impact on poor and disabled people in […]

Drinking binge lands transient in county jail

James Samuel Lee, Jr.A two-day drinking binge and back-to-back arrests landed 48-year-old James Samuel Lee, Jr. in the Mariposa County Jail last Saturday on felony charges of making terrorist threats. His bail was set at $50,000. Last Friday, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were summoned to the Heritage House in the 5200 block of Highway 49 North. Heritage House, which […]

Mariposa goods have it ‘Made’

County now has official trademark, seeking businesses to participate

Wine. Beef. Wind chimes. Artwork. Photography. And much more. What do all of these have in common? They are “Made in Mariposa.” For generations, local people have been making and growing various goods. But there never was an official outlet to highlight those goods. That has now changed. “Made in Mariposa” now has an official trademark from the U.S. Patent […]

Yosemite sees a record number of visitors in 2015

4.2 million tourists make trip to Park

Photographers gathered in groups in Yosemite National Park to take pictures of the Horsetail Fall in February, when the water looks as if it’s on fire. Yosemite saw a record number of visitors in 2015, when 4.2 million made the trip to the Park.With snow in the high country and the waterfalls in the Valley going great guns, tourists are […]

Clampers keep history alive

Group carries on traditions of Gold Rush

The Matuca Chapter of E Clampus Vitus did its annual spring cleanup of Santa Cruz Cemetery, located at the historic Indian Gulch town site on Saturday, March 25. From left, Larry Ellison, Ed Drechsler, Ed McConnaughey, Mike Stephens, Rick Adams and Ellis Schurman were the first of more than a dozen Clampers to arrive at the cemetery to participate in […]


March 21 • A suspicious vehicle was on East Westfall Road. • A child custody issue was reported from Rancheria Creek in Midpines. • Suspicious circumstances were reported from Holtzel Road in Greeley Hill. • A tree was in the roadway on Triangle Road. • A cat bite report was taken at John C. Fremont Hospital. March 22 • A […]

Wood assistance program sets record, still available

If there is any upside to the tree mortality crisis in Mariposa County, it’s helping senior citizens in need of firewood. “There is a big need,” said Terri Peresan, director of the Mariposa County Department of Community Services. The program to provide free firewood for senior citizens has been taking place for quite a few years. However, this year the […]


March 21 – March 27

EMS – 3Fires – 1Public Assists – 1Auto Collisions – 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 […]

Federal disaster declaration for tree crisis is sought by officials

Federal representatives differ on how to get there

This graphic shows three online links where important information can be found about how to possibly get assistance with the removal of dead trees.Everyone remembers certain catastrophic events in history. Hurricane Katrina. The 1989 earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 2013 deadly tornadoes in Moore, Okla. These, and so many more, are engrained in the minds of Americans. […]