Public works and union lock horns

Board votes in support of department head

The head of the Mariposa County Department of Public Works wants some changes made. But, members of the Service Employees International Union, public works employees, are objecting. Mariposa County Board of Supervisors say the changes should be in the hands of the public works director Tony Stobbe and voted 5-0 to make that happen on Tuesday. Stobbe has been at […]

Special delivery

The Mariposa Miners hosted the Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) Regional Track and Field Meet at Mariposa County High School’s upper track on Saturday. Mariposa Miners athlete Mike Rollinson is shown running in the 100-meter dash. See more photos and a story on page B-7…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading […]

Fairgrounds dealt blow following theft

Shown are one of the banners that hang on light poles prior to the fair.The already financially-strapped Mariposa County Fairgrounds was dealt another blow last week. “We have no clue on the suspects,” said Brian Bullis, general manager of the fairgrounds. He’s talking about the theft of several items from the fairgrounds, 15 of which are very well known by […]

Alcohol was factor in double-fatal wreck

Alcohol was a factor in a March head-on collision that killed two Mariposa County residents. According to the California Highway Patrol, Melissa Anne Carter, 47, had a blood-alcohol level over the state’s legal limit. The CHP report says Carter “caused this collision,” citing a post-mortem toxicology report. According to Doug Binnewies, the sheriff/coroner, Carter’s blood ethyl alcohol was .40. The […]

Hospital officials hoping to change restrictive legislation

Pair of bills now making way through California Legislature

Government regulations are nothing new to Californians. Two regulations now in place have major ramifications for John C. Fremont Healthcare District, and there are now pending bills that could change those laws. Alan MacPhee, CEO of John C. Fremont Hospital District (JCF) is hoping both of those pieces of legislation made it through the legislature and onto the desk of […]

Shelia Rogers stays positive despite her battle with cancer

Sheila RogersEditor’s note: This is the third in a four-part series of stories leading to the annual Mariposa Relay for Life event. Relay for Life will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at the upper fields at Mariposa County High School. Six years ago, Sheila Rogers kept getting sore throats. “I thought it was the mumps,” said Rogers. When […]

‘Flag retirement’ set June 14 at Sportsmans

Members of American Legion Post 567 are shown at the recent Mariposa Butterfly Festival. A flag retirement ceremony will take place on June 14.American Legion Post 567 will host a Flag Retirement Ceremony on June 14 in honor of Flag Day, which falls within National Flag Week. The ceremony will start at 6 p.m. at Steve’s Sportsman Cafe, 3441 Woodland […]

Mental wellness will be focus of local forum

Hope and recovery will be the theme of an upcoming event in Mariposa. “Mariposa Minds Matter” will be Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Building A. There will be a free pizza lunch and people can listen to stories of hope and recovery. It will be followed by a roundtable discussion about ways […]


May 2 • A residential burglary alarm report was taken from Oscar N. Perkins Court. • Child abuse was reported on Sierra Drive. • There was a report of a lost wallet on Coakley Drive. • A report was taken about a sick wild turkey on Heddon Court. • Threats were alleged on Triangle Road. • A found property report […]


May 2 - May 8

EMS – 8Fires – 0Public Assists – 0Auto Collisions – 2 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 […]