Another assessment ordered for Ferguson Project

Shown is the artist’s rendering of the proposed rock shed to go over Highway 140 west of El Portal. Below is a photo of the Ferguson slide.Though a landslide isn’t a living thing, sometimes a second opinion is needed. That is the case for the Ferguson Project in eastern Mariposa County. “It’s Mother Nature,” said Angela Departo, public information officer […]

Concerns about illegal campfires being addressed

Shown is one of the illegal campgrounds in the sand pit maintained by Caltrans in the El Portal area of Mariposa County.The fire danger in Mariposa County is obvious to local residents. But for the hundreds of thousands of people who visit from all around the world, it’s not something that might be front of mind. Because of that, many […]

MPUD ups the ante in latest offer to settle discharge lawsuit

Officials from the Mariposa Public Utility District have made an offer to settle a lawsuit it lost in lieu of a judge making the final decision. According to Mark Rowney, general manager of MPUD, the district has made the offer to Friends of Mariposa Creek and Sarah Windsor, who won a ruling by a federal court. The court said MPUD […]

Tenaya Cabins project moving closer to reality

A major new addition to Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp is moving closer to reality. A pair of public hearings are tentatively scheduled in August about the Tenaya Cabins project, where developers are hoping to add cabins near the current Tenaya Lodge resort. The development is by Delaware North, the group that owns and operates the lodge. The proposed 26.89 […]

Man dies following river tubing mishap

A Turlock man died and his wife was injured in a tubing accident on the Merced River this past Saturday. According to Kristie Mitchell, public information officer for the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened at around 1:30 p.m. in the Briceburg area near Highway 140. She said a group was tubing on the Merced River when either the […]

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Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

July 11 – There was a report of a suspicious vehicle on Brooks Road. • Deputies investigated found property on Highway 49 North. • A petty theft incident was investigated on Mt. Ophir Road. • Suspicious circumstances was reported on Paso Pass Road. July 12 – Lost property was reported on Bootjack Lane. • There were suspicious circumstances on Deer […]

Grant researching workshop coming to County library

Discover the basics of grants and funding at free seminar

Non-profit organizations, individuals and professionals are invited to attend a free workshop to learn the basics of researching grants and corporate funding on the Foundation Center Online Directory, which is available at no cost to the public on computers at the Mariposa Library. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 27 from 10- 11:30 a.m. in the library meeting […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

July 11- July 17EMS – 13Fires – 3Public Assists – 2Auto 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. […]

Reading, art will be featured during event

There will be a free Mariposa Reads event at the end of this month. On Saturday, July 30 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. there will be another free Mariposa Reads event at Chocolate Soup’s secret garden. There will be an ice cream social and an all ages drop-in art class called ‘Oodles of Doodles’. Mariposa County Art’s Council local […]