Supervisors okay raises for department heads

 Department heads in Mariposa County will be receiving salary increases starting in January. However, some of that increase will be offset as employees will pay their entire portion into the state’s public retirement system. By a 5-0 vote, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors approved the increases during a meeting last week. It is for both elected and appointed department […]

Paper or… paper?

Californians vote to ban single-use plastic bags, reaction from local community mixed

Caleb Tedrow, an employee at Pioneer Market, bags the groceries of customer Miranda James, as Crystal Leonard works the cash register. Single-use plastic bags will no longer be offered at many establishments in California, as voters decided to ban them across the state.It’s in the bag — or not. California became the nation’s first state to ban single-use plastic bags […]

Tough talk and threats part of appeal hearing about SilverTip

This is an artist’s rendering of the proposed SilverTip resort.Allegations of being overtly discourteous, the enemy and even threats were all part of a discussion last week about the proposed SilverTip Resort in Fish Camp. All of that, and more, happened at a hearing conducted by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors about the project. The SilverTip project has a […]

Parade, festivities slated for Saturday

 The 18th Annual Merry Mountain Christmas Parade will be held this Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5:15 p.m. in Mariposa. The parade will start in Mariposa along Highway 140, with entries lining up at Coakley Circle and ending at 5th Street. The parade is free for participants. The road will be closed to traffic but will reopen shortly after the parade. […]


Nov. 21-27

EMS – 3Fires – 1Public Assists – 2Auto 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 […]

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Habitat Challenge is on, donations to be matched

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County will again hold its end-of-the-year Habitat Challenge. The challenge is offered this year by the Habitat Board of Directors who will match donations amounting to $2,000 during the end-of-the-year fundraising campaign. Those wanting to contribute to Habitat’s work for decent, affordable housing may donate online at or by check to HFH of MC […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Nov. 21 – There was a report of an aggressive bear on West Whitlock Road. • Theft of money was investigated at the Fish Camp Store. • There was a petty theft reported on Peg Leg Road. • Deputies investigated theft of firearms on East Whitlock Road. • A child abuse report was taken on Hospital Road. Nov. 22 – […]

Untz Festival will return

The Untz Festival is returning to Mariposa. The festival, which features electronic dance music, was held earlier this year at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Organizers have announced the second annual festival will be held June 3-4, 2017, at the fairgrounds. There will be an early arrival party on June 2. Tickets for the event will go on sale Dec. 6. […]

Free at last

New thrift store owners have mission to help those in need

Pastor Kenny Green completes a transaction with Amber Caywood, a customer at the Set Free Thrift Store. The store was formerly Sexton’s Lighthouse, but came under new ownership. Proceeds from the store’s sales will go toward the Mariposa Set Free ministry.Kenny Green might not look like your average pastor. In fact, with his arms covered in tattoos, Green might look […]