There’s gold in them thar hills

New testing at Fremont Site indicates there just might be more than expected

Could there be a substantial amount of gold in them thar hills? After recent testing, the possibility looks promising. A report released this week by California Gold Mining, Inc., shows positive results of testing recently completed at the Fremont Project which is located in the Bear Valley area of central Mariposa County. “These are impressive results that support our thesis […]

The times they are a changin’

Historic Courthouse clock to tick once again

Shown is the bell and striking mechanism for the clock at the Courthouse.Tony Baker can literally turn back time. Baker, known as “Tick Tock Tony,” is the owner of Tower Clock Repair and he was in Mariposa this week preparing to fix the clock located on the historic Mariposa County Courthouse. Baker is one of a handful of clock specialists […]

Log sorting plan goes up in smoke

Landowner pulls out of deal

A log sorting operation proposed for the East Westfall Road area of Mariposa County is “dead in the water.” That was the word late Tuesday afternoon from Don Florence, director of the Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services. The controversial site won approval of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, however, since its approval last month, a group of residents […]

What is the future of education in County?

Officials say question remains open

Shown is one of the doors at Mariposa County High School. Officials say finding replacement parts for doors is an ongoing battle.Editor’s note: This is the final in a three-part series about the Mariposa County Unified School District and its facilities. This week’s focus is the what the future may hold. Shown is the electrical supply panel for the auditorium […]

Work underway to repair County Courthouse

It’s been a long and sometimes frustrating process, but work is finally going to begin on the historic Mariposa County Courthouse. The oldest still-functioning Courthouse in California needs renovations and officials from Mariposa County have been trying to make that happen for quite some time. The bidding process has been frustrating for officials, with one proposal getting no bids and […]

Neubacher out at Yosemite

 The superintendent of Yosemite National Park has retired after National Park Service officials were going to move him from his role as the head of the Park to another position. Don Neubacher, under fire from allegations of misconduct during a recent hearing before a Congressional committee, apparently made the announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 28, according to Andrew S. Munoz, regional […]

Your photos

Reader Joyce Dobson of Mt. Bullion submitted this photo taken during the last day of summer going over Tioga Pass with her husband and family dog. She said it was a beautiful day with scattered showers and many rainbows. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to Please include your name and a […]

Two fires in Yosemite now being monitored

Two fires in Yosemite National Park continued to be monitored by officials. Ignition of the 148 acre prescribed fire at Mariposa Grove began Sunday, Oct. 2. A total of 31 acres were burned. Fire personnel will continue working in the lower grove area for mop up and monitoring. The Grove is currently closed to the public because of a major […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Sept. 26 – There was a report of a bear in a tree on Tip Top Road. • Trespassing was investigated on Highway 140 in Midpines. • Deputies investigated a drone complaint on Oak Ridge Court in Coulterville. • A missing person report was taken on Meadow Lane. • A bon fire was reported on Colorado Road. Sept. 27 – […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

 Sept. 26 – Oct. 2EMS – 7Fires – 5Public Assists – 2Auto Collisions – 3 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 […]