Common Measure L issues are addressed

Superintendent answers most asked questions

This was the sign hanging on a bathroom door at Woodland Elementary School recently. It is common throughout the district to have plumbing issues, officials said.With early voting underway, residents in Mariposa County are being asked to vote on Measure L to help renovate aging buildings. The measure is asking voters to approve $24 million in bonds for various projects […]

Homecoming hoopla

Mariposa County High School is celebrating Homecoming Week. As part of Homecoming, or “Spirit Week,” the school is holding a special day each day this week. Monday was Superhero Day in honor of Red Ribbon Week (Real Heroes Don’t Do Drugs); Tuesday was College and Career Day (dress up for college or career students hope to end up in); Wednesday […]

West Whitlock Road is nearing final completion

Determinations needed on striping and signage

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisor declared this “Red Ribbon Week” during their meeting on Tuesday. Shown from left are Pete Judy, director of Mariposa County Probation Department; Lt. Becky Hagen, commander of the California Highway Patrol office in Mariposa; Sheriff Doug Binnewies; Jesse Bullis of Mariposa Safe Families; and John Carrier, chairman of the board of supervisors, who read […]

New landfill manager now on duty in County

Many issues, opportunities are on the horizon

Todd Storti, the new manager of the Mariposa County Solid Waste and Recycling Department, is shown in front of a large pile of recycling materials at the landfill.Todd Storti can certainly talk trash. “I’m listening to the community,” said Storti in a not-so-trash-talking statement. Storti is the new manager of the Mariposa County Solid Waste and Recycling Department. To many, […]

Law enforcement is crucial component for CAL FIRE

Investigations and education all part of effort to prevent fires

CAL FIRE Battalion Chief Chris Christopherson is shown at the local CAL FIRE office in Mariposa.Editor’s note: This is the last in a three-part series that delves into the inner workings of CAL FIRE. This structure fire on Bullion Street recently illustrates the work of CAL FIRE firefighters. Here, firefighters attempt to put out the blaze in the attic of […]

Two people hurt in Monday accidents

This 2004 Chevy Silverado flipped over during an accident Monday afternoon just east of Mariposa. The driver was helped from the scene by rescue personnel and transported to the hospital.A pair of single-vehicle accidents Monday on Highway 140 in Mariposa County left two people injured. According to the California Highway Patrol, the first wreck happened at 7:10 a.m. on Highway […]

Two arrests are made in Ahwahnee murder case

Two arrests have been made in connection with an alleged murder in Ahwahnee last week. Craig Anthony Fetty, 28, Oakhurst, and Tiffany Dambrino, 20, also from Oakhurst, were arrested late Saturday, Oct. 22. Detectives are continuing the investigation, but at this point Fetty has been arrested for murder and Dambrino has been arrested on another felony charge in relation to […]

Your photos

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Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Oct. 17 – A student walkaway was investigated at Woodland Elementary School. • A suspicious person was reported at the Mariposa County Government Center. • Deputies investigated petty theft on Chowchilla Mountain Road. •Petty theft was reported on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • Trespassing was investigated on Lake View Road. Oct. 18 – Suspicious circumstances were reported at Camp Green […]

Small quake reported in area

A small earthquake was reported in the region early Tuesday morning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was a magnitude 2.7 on the Richter Scale, which is a small quake. The USGS reports the location of the quake was about halfway between Oakhurst and Fish Camp, near Highway 41. The nearest landmark, according to reports, is Lewis Creek […]