Lawsuit loss could mean spike in water, sewer rates

Local group wins suit, settlement conference set

Water and sewer customers in Mariposa could see rates skyrocket as a result of a lawsuit from an environmental group. In addition, the Mariposa Public Utilities District (MPUD) must spend nearly $8 million to make improvements to the wastewater treatment plant — some of that by next year. However, obtaining that funding could be difficult because of the lawsuit in […]

A moving moment

It was an emotional scene Friday night during Mariposa County High School graduation exercises at the fairgrounds. Shown at left is senior Dillon Harsh being led to the stage by some of the members of his “posse.” Dillon was first diagnosed with cancer as a kindergarten student and has been fighting the disease ever since. On Friday, Harsh was given […]

The ‘King’ of attendance

Student doesn’t miss a day — in 13 years

Kyle King is shown last Friday night during graduation ceremonies at the fairgrounds in Mariposa.He’s the king of perfect attendance. Mariposa County High School graduate Kyle King did not miss a school day from kindergarten through his senior year. In addition, King was awarded the President’s Gold Education Award at the school’s recent Senior Awards and Scholarship Night. “It was […]

High-speed chase ends in crash, charges

Dustin LeMasterA local man faces multiple felony charges, including vehicle theft, following a chase in Mariposa County on Saturday night. Dustin Lee LeMaster, 25, Mariposa, is charged with evading a peace officer, resisting executive officer, reckless driving, driving under the influence of drugs; resist, obstruct or delay peace officer and under the influence of a controlled substance. According to the […]

President Obama will vacation in Yosemite Park

Details of visit still not released

President Barack ObamaPresident Obama is coming to Mariposa County. At least that’s the tentative word from the press office at the White House. It was announced last week that Obama would be spending time at Yosemite National Park during a family vacation this week, though the exact days have not been announced. However, that was before the mass shooting last […]

Recent bust results in large amount of drugs

Jonathan MiersA large amount of drugs was seized following a recent investigation by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. The incident took place on June 5 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. According to the report, the incident began when a deputy saw a verbal dispute between a male and female at the lower campground area. The deputy approached Jonathan Joseph Miers […]

Your photos

Mariposa County resident Sandy Webb submitted this photo of her dog, Diesel, who was cooling off in the above-average heat that has been gripping this region. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to Please include your name and a short description of the photo…. An online subscription is required to view news […]

Fundraiser will help Honor Flight program

A fundraising event is scheduled to help with the Honor Flight program that allows veterans to travel to Washington, D.C. Fox 26 KMPH News and News Talk 580 will be hosting the benefit to raise funds for Central Valley Honor Flight. The fundraising event will be Wednesday, June 22. The fundraising is being spearheaded by the Fresno American Legion Hall […]

Mariposa County Sheriff ’s Daily Log

June 6 – A petty theft report was taken on Highway 49 South. • A domestic verbal dispute on Usona Road resulted in an arrest. • A physical domestic dispute on Triangle Road resulted in an arrest. • A burglary report was taken on Lopa Road. • “Theft of a bag” was reported from Fairgrounds Road. June 7 – Domestic […]

Historical moment

Julia Parker gave a talk and demonstration of her basket making at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on June 4. Her granddaughter and great-granddaughter also came with her and sang songs. Parker also brought a basket that was over 100 years old…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter […]