Emotions high at log deck meeting

Residents say issue ramrodded by County

A large crowd gathered Monday night for a discussion about the proposed log sorting site in Mariposa County. Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe, left, moderated the meeting.Emotions ran high Monday night during a meeting about log sorting operations in Mariposa County. The meeting was arranged by Mariposa County officials to address concerns voiced by residents near where the log sorting operation is […]

After 17 years, Silvertip project may happen

Fish Camp undertaking, at $36 million, would include 137 unit hotel

An artist’s rendering of the proposed Silvertip project is shown. A permit to begin grading work was issued by the County last week.It began in 1999. Seventeen years later, it looks as if a new resort may actually be built in Fish Camp. SilverTip, a project that was formally approved by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors in 2003, is […]

Board approves modified policy for public works

Work schedule changes proposed

Tony StobbeChanges could be coming in the work schedule of employees at the Mariposa County Department of Public Works. On Tuesday morning, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors approved a modified public works work schedule policy. That came on the heels of an agreement reached by the department and the Service Employees International Union Local 521 (SEIU) which represents public […]

Leavin’ on a jet plane? Now you can at Mariposa airport




The airport in Mariposa now offers jet fuel, which should bring more traffic to the airport. The updated fuel station is shown.It’s been no secret that Mariposa/Yosemite airport manager Tony Borreson has been making an effort over the last several months to strengthen the airport by making improvements and attracting more customers. This effort led to a major payoff recently. […]

Tour bus gets stuck going downhill, finally rescued by towing company



(Above) the bumper of the Gold Coast Tours bus got stuck going down 12th Street next to the Mariposa Museum and History Center. Scratch marks from the bus can be visibly seen in the asphalt. (Inset) An employee of Allways Towing uses wooden blocks as wedges for the bus to drive over, thus giving the bus the elevation it needed […]

Lake fire still burning, prescribed burn planned



This graphic shows the areas of the Lake Fire in Yosemite National Park. It is now around 755 acres.One fire is burning in Yosemite National Park and a prescribed burn is taking place this week, both in Mariposa County. The Lakes Fire in the Chilnulna Lakes area, between Turner Meadow and Buena Vista Peak, is a lightning caused fire that […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log



Sept. 5 – A found horse was reported on Windy Hollow Road. • There was a report of illegal dumping on Coakley Circle. • Shots were heard near Ponderosa Court. • Someone reported a missing mini-horse on Bronco Hollow. • An arrest for public intoxication was made on Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. Sept. 6 – Suspicious circumstances and found […]

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Casting votes by mail in County starts Oct. 11



Even though the general election isn’t until November, voting in Mariposa County will start in less than a month. According to the Mariposa County Registrar of Voters, the first day to receive vote by mail ballots is Oct. 11. Persons who are already registered to vote by mail will automatically receive their ballots in the mail. If you aren’t registered […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Sept. 5 - 11

EMS – 11Fires – 2Public 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 […]