Judge rules against Davis in County suit

Former auditor loses case, will likely go to court of appeals

Mariposa County has won its lawsuit filed by the former County auditor. However, it may not be the end of the matter. The suit, filed by William E. Davis and Citizens for Constitutional Government, challenges the County’s $80 assessment related to a special fire department assessment. A trial was held on June 29 in Mariposa County Superior Court with special […]

Another boring day

Caltrans works on test holes at Ferguson Slide project in County

A helicopter maneuvers above the Ferguson Slide in the Merced River Canyon last week. The helicopter was hauling boring equipment (inset photo) to workers who drilled 250-foot holes in the slide. The slide happened in 2006 and the boring holes are being used to determine if a rock shed can be built at the site.Navigating a helicopter in the Merced […]

Coyote up Saturday in Coulterville

Annual street festival will have something for everyone

 On Saturday, Sept. 24, this year’s CoyoteFest, Coulterville’s largest annual event, transforms the quiet, gold rush era town into a boomtown for the day. Featuring the 31st annual Coyote Howl, a car show, pony rides, the Coyote Hill Band and all sorts of other entertainment and activities, it is a day of free family fun for everyone. A parade down […]

Mariposa County schools have storied and colorful history

A look back at how the high school was built

Shown is the original program from April 30, 1937, when the new Mariposa County High School was officially dedicated. The same building houses high school students today.Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series about the Mariposa County Unified School District and its facilities. Part one looked back at the history of the district, part two is about […]

Young and homeless

Mariposa County chosen as one of 22 communities in nation to study the issue

These are the communities chosen for the study. Mariposa County is by far the smallest selected.For most people who live in or visit Mariposa, it’s obvious there is a situation with homelessness. It’s common to see homeless adults in various places around Mariposa. However, many people may not realize there is also a problem that involves homeless youth. “It is […]

Part of Courthouse update could still happen this year



There may still be hope that at least part of the historic Courthouse in Mariposa will be renovated this year. The Courthouse, one of the most iconic structures in the County, is in need of renovation and a fund has been established to get the work done. However, finding a company to do the work has been the biggest issue. […]

Structure on Triangle Road burns completely to ground



A structure on Triangle Road was destroyed by fire last week. According to Mariposa County Fire Department officials, a call came out at 10:42 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 to a report of a wildland fire at 3060 Triangle Road. A spokesman said it was originally dispatched as a wildland fire, however, when a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived […]

Newspaper poll says public supports PG&E log operation



A controversy has been brewing about a proposed log processing site in Mariposa County. The site was approved by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. The request was from Pacific Gas & Electric. The company has hired Phillips and Jordan, a national company that specializes in disaster cleanup, to oversee removal of trees in Ponderosa Basin, Jerseydale, Mariposa Pines and […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log



Sept. 12 – There was a report of a possible counterfeit bill on Hornitos Road in Cathey’s Valley. • Petty theft was reported on 8th Street. • Deputies investigated theft of mail on Laredo Street in Lake Don Pedro. •Harassment was alleged on Joe Howard Street. • A warning was issued following a report of an out of control juvenile […]

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