Two killed in canyon crash

Two people died following this two-car head-on collision early Tuesday afternoon in the Merced River Canyon. Reportedly three people were involved in the crash approximately two miles east of the Briceburg Bridge on Highway 140. Above, emergency response personnel from multiple agencies extricate one crash victim. At press time, no identifications had been released, but the highway was expected to […]

Scenic Yosemite flights to be offered at airport

Shown is an aerial view of Mariposa. A new scenic flight service is starting locally and this view will be part of the flight.When Tony Borreson says “the sky is the limit,” he can back that up. Borreson, manager of the Mariposa/Yosemite Airport, is going to be expanding the skies later this month by offering scenic flights over Yosemite National […]

School board testing waters for possible bond measure

County could share in funds from statewide initiative

There’s little question Mariposa County schools are in almost desparate need of repair. How to get that done remains to be seen. One possibility may lie with the voters in the county as the Mariposa County Unified School District board of trustees is considering placing a bond measure on the November ballot. “We have huge, huge facility needs,” said Superintendent […]

History on display at dedication

E Clampus Vitus Humbug Chris Chase is shown this past Saturday during the plaque dedication at the Trabucco Building in Mariposa. More than 100 people attended the ceremony in downtown Mariposa.The rich history of Mariposa was on display Saturday morning. At 9 a.m. — and 49 seconds — a historic plaque on the John Trabucco Building was unveiled. The dedication […]

Bill introduced in legislature to help fund rural fairgrounds

A new bill introduced in the California Legislature could help county fair funding, but how much remains to be seen. Brian Bullis, general manager of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, said he supports the legislation, though how much it will help is not known. “I don’t think it’s going to be enough,” said Bullis. The fairgrounds is facing a financial crisis. […]

‘Lisa Project’ event coming to Mariposa

 The Lisa Project is coming to Mariposa. The program focuses on child abuse and is a 10- minute interactive experience. The exhibit will be open three times at the Mariposa County High School gymnasium. • April 7, 3-5 p.m. • April 8, 3-6 p.m. • April 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Lisa Project is a unique multi-sensory exhibit […]

Fremont Hospital plans blood drives

John C. Fremont Hospital has announced the blood drives that will be held this year. Donors can give blood six times in one year. The rule is a person can donate blood every 60 days. To meet that rule, six blood drives are scheduled for 2016 in Mariposa. All the clinics will be held at Pioneer Market, 5034 Coakley Circle. […]

Sexual exploitation of children topic at workshop

A one-day training session focusing on commercial sexual exploitation of children is scheduled this month in Mariposa. Commercial sexual exploitation of children includes “any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person,” said event organizers. The seminar is being presented by Mountain Crisis Services. It will be Wednesday, April 27 from […]


March 28 • A suspicious person was on Smith Road. • Trespassing was reported from Colorado Road in Midpines. • A report of harassment was taken on 10th Street. • A caller from Harvest Road reported lost cows. • A resident on Highway 140 called with “questions about food.” • A domestic dispute occurred on Italian Creek Road. March 29 […]

Victims of crime to be honored at public ceremony on April 13

Giving a voice to victims of crime is essential in the criminal justice process. That is one of the focuses for the Victim Witness Services program which operates within the Mariposa County District Attorney’s Office. “We try to figure out what the victim needs,” said Laura Smith, coordinator of the program. Every day, the program works with victims of crime. […]