Change in tourism funding pondered

Board of supervisors hears proposal, will consider during budgeting

How to fund tourism was the topic of discussion last week during a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. A presentation to discuss an alternative funding method was made to the board by Terry Selk, executive director of the Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau. Selk told board members the tourism bureau has been funded by a fixed rate […]


Significant Yosemite Valley Railroad Company collection now housed at Mariposa Museum

Above is one of the many photos in the collection. Right, Ron Loya looks over some of the memorabilia.A new collection at the Mariposa Museum & History Center is on track to be one of its most significant of all time. “This is probably the most important collection in my time here,” said Ron Loya, president of the board of […]

PG&E implements new tree program for homeowners

Retroactive service could benefit many, help with area fire hazard

Chainsaws will be running constantly in Mariposa County as PG&E has implemented a new program to fell dead trees.A new program to remove downed trees is now in place by PG&E. The power company announced last week the implementation of the new program — and it is retroactive for people who had trees removed earlier this year. The program is […]

Officials scrambling to relocate local medical practice

A sudden announcement about the disassociation of a local medical group with its parent company has officials at John C. Fremont Hospital scrambling. It was announced last week that, as of Sunday, Mariposa Family Medicine Association will no longer be associated with MFA Medical Group. Dr. Robert Rose and Dr. Carolyn Rose will retake ownership of the medical group on […]

Filing now open in County for November general election

Filing is now open for several area seats up for grabs in the November general election. Seats are open on the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees, the John C. Fremont Healthcare District Board of Directors, the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District Board of Directors and the Yosemite Alpine Community Service District Board of Directors. According to […]

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Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

July 18 – A female was near the roadway on Mt. Bullion Cutoff Road. • Two abandoned goats were reported on Marshall Road. • There was a report of an assault and battery on Merced River Road. • A verbal altercation happened on Joe Howard Road. July 19 – There was a report of a suicidal subject at Ponds Way. […]

Gravel trailer overturns, load spills on area road

A trailer filled with gravel overturned last week in Mariposa County. According to the California Highway Patrol, at 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, a 2008 Freightliner 3 pulling an axle dump trailer was driving east on Bear Valley Road east of Mt. Gaines Road, which is in northwestern Mariposa County. The driver, Arthur Nelson Gerow, 59, of Coarsegold, said, […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

July 18- July 24

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

Made in Mariposa will be subject of meeting

Made in Mariposa is the theme for an upcoming meeting. The Made in Mariposa (MiM) committee will hold a meeting on Aug. 11, 5-7 p.m. in the board of supervisors chambers at the Mariposa County Government Center, 5100 Bullion Street. The meeting is scheduled to unveil the marketing material to local producers who are participants or potential participants of the […]