McClintock stands firm during town hall event

Meeting turns out to be exercise in democracy

The media was one of the topics discussed during Tuesday’s town hall meeting at the fairgrounds. Many people brought signs to the event to voice their opinions.It was billed as a meeting that could possibly turn ugly. But what it actually turned out to be was an exercise in traditional American democracy. A town hall meeting hosted by Republican Rep. […]

County may consider joining FEMA program

Mariposa County is only one in state not now in national flood insurance program

Shown is the Merced River which runs behind the Yosemite View Lodge. This area of the County appears to be at the center of the discussion about the FEMA flood insurance program.The recent rain in Mariposa County has not been typical. After suffering for five years through a drought, things have changed dramatically in the County in just the past […]

Lights, camera, action

TV show filmed in Coulterville does well at Sundance festival

Coulterville residents JD Banning (left) and Tyler Sparks are shown during the production of “Pineapple” a thriller filmed in Coulterville. The story revolves around a crime committed in a mining town and its mysterious circumstances.Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part a series about “Pineapple,” a TV pilot episode shot in Coulterville. During the filming, a number of […]

School district moving forward on Measure L

Crumbling concrete like this at Woodland Elementary is one of the many areas district officials are hoping to fix with the bond funding.The voters spoke loud and clear. Now, the burden is on the Mariposa County Unified School District. “It shows they put their faith and support in us,” said Superintendent Robin Hopper. That support was in the form of […]

Stobbe is leaving public works role

Tony StobbeMariposa County Department of Public Works Director Tony Stobbe is leaving his position. Stobbe announced last week he will be leaving the County post on Feb. 24. “This is not a decision that I have arrived to lightly,” Stobbe wrote in his letter to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. Stobbe came to the County a little over two […]

Road near Lake Don Pedro closed to travel

For first time in 20 years, controlled spillway gates opened

For the first time in 20 years, the controlled spillway gates at Lake Don Pedro were opened. Officials from the Turlock Irrigation District made the announcement on Monday. The gates opened at 3 p.m. The maximum capacity of Lake Don Pedro is 830 feet and officials announced they would begin making the releases prior to it reaching that level. Officials […]

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Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Feb. 13 – Found mail was reported on Darrah Road. • A child abuse report was taken on Ernst Road in Greeley Hill. • There was a report of a possible compromised dam on Bumgardner Mountain Road. • An arrest was made following a report of a wanted person on Highway 49 North. • Petty theft was investigated on Highway […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Feb. 13 – Feb. 19• EMS – 11 • Fires – 4 • Public Assists – 5 • Auto Collisions – 0 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 […]

Soroptimists donate to Habitat

Shown from left are Soroptimists Debbie Lester and Oralee Phillips and Habitat for Humanity new executive director Roger Powell (middle).Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a $500 donation to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County. A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, Mariposa Habitat builds simple and affordable homes in partnership with those in need of decent housing. Families purchase the […]