Mariposa County Fair less than a month away, schedule now set

Will Taylor moves bucking chutes in preparation for the rodeo queen horse show this Saturday, which will be held at 8 a.m. Taylor and other fairgrounds workers are hard at work on projects in preparation for the annual Mariposa County Fair, which will be held Sept. 2-5. Many events are planned for this year’s fair.Believe it or not, the Mariposa […]

Going postal?

Proposed bill could bring major local voting changes

 A major change could be on the horizon for voting in Mariposa County. A bill currently making its way through the California Legislature, SB 450, would allow entire counties to adopt voting by mail. “Based on the reading of it, yes, I would recommend it,” said Mariposa County Clerk Keith Williams. And for good reason. During the most recent meeting […]

Supervisors say no to selling property for biomass project

With four shaking heads but no formal vote, Mariposa County supervisors last week turned down a request to sell land for a proposed biomass project. The silent end came after a lengthy discussion in which one supervisor questioned the motive of another supervisor. The proposed Mariposa Biomass Project has been in the works for quite some time and biomass officials […]

Sheriff’s Office builds a case for criminal law courses at MCHS

High school students will learn basics of law enforcement

Deputy Chris Boehm will be overseeing the criminal justice courses at Mariposa County High School.A new program at Mariposa County High School will offer students the chance to learn more about law enforcement. The Grizzly Sheriff’s Office Criminal Justice program will offer courses to all interested juniors or seniors. This will be a two-period Career Tech Education (CTE) class on […]

Your photos

This photo of Sky Pilots on Mt. Dana was taken several years ago by reader Rebecca Mock. The little flowers, which bloom in July and August, only grow above 10,000 feet and seem to grow right out of the rocks on Mt. Dana. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to Please include […]

Hopper to address bond issue at meeting of GOP

Robin Hopper, Mariposa County Superintendent of Schools, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Mariposa County Republican Central Committee (MCRCC). She will speak on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Hopper will speak about a school bond that will be on the November ballot and the general state of schools in Mariposa County. The MCRCC represents all registered Republican […]

Two nearly drown after entering Emerald Pool

A brief dip in the Emerald Pool at Yosemite National Park became a near-death experience for two 18-year-old swimmers on July 17. A group of eight older teens were hiking the Mist Trail above Vernal Fall. Two of the teens, both from Southern California, were familiar with swimming and recreating in the Pacific surf. They reached Emerald Pool in late […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Aug. 1 – A burglary was investigated on Trower Road in Cathey’s Valley. • There was a report of a runaway juvenile on Darrah Road. • A missing juvenile was reported from Italian Creek Road. • Deputies investigated a scam on Old Highway Road. • There was a stolen travel trailer reported from Highway 140 in Midpines. Aug. 2 – […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Aug. 1-7

EMS – 7Fires – 4Public Assists – 1Auto Collisions – 1 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 […]

Last Mariposa Reads slated for Saturday

These are some of the stuffed creatures who will be inhabiting the Mariposa County Library for an upcoming sleepover event.CASA of Mariposa County, Sierra Tel and The Mariposa County Library will host another Mariposa Reads event this month. The Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Mariposa County Library will be Saturday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. This is the last stuffed […]