School board to consider ‘safe haven’ status

Many in public voice opinion to board, will be placed on April agenda

At the most recent board meeting for MCUSD, teacher Kim Monson, left, was honored by Superintendent Robin Hopper for her work with the academic decathlon team.Community members came out in numbers to support a safe haven resolution for Mariposa County Unified School District. At the Thursday, March 9 board meeting for MCUSD, around 20 people attended to show support of […]

Car smashes fence, tree during wreck

Driver tells authorities his brakes failed, but test of car indicates they were working

Shown is the damage caused by this car that crashed into a fence and a tree at the Chocolate Soup building in Mariposa last week.A Mariposa man who said his brakes failed ended up hitting a pickup truck and then striking a tree in the downtown area of Mariposa. According to the California Highway Patrol, on March 9, at around […]

Tent cabins to be offered at fairgrounds

First project which targets growing revenue at facility

This is an example of the cabins which are produced by the company hired by the fairgrounds.There is a feeling of excitement at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Crew members at the fairgrounds are busy breaking ground on four 12-foot by 14-foot “tent cabins” or “bungalows” in what is referred to as the RV3 location, behind the agricultural commissioner office and […]

Storm damage estimates approaching $1 million

Crews working overtime on repairs

Shown is damage to Awahanee Street in Lushmeadows. Crews were working last week to fix the damage.The damage estimates are in — and it’s expensive. Following more than two weeks of rain in February, the infrastructure in Mariposa County took a major hit. From a plethora of potholes to major road damage, officials have been making assessments since the storms. […]

Your photos

This photo, taken just outside of Mariposa on the way to Midpines, shows “best buddies” Puck, the horse, and Nibbles, the goat. It was taken by reader Eric Munyon. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to Please include your name and a short description of the photo…. An online subscription is required […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

March 6 - March 12

• EMS – 3 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto 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, […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

March 6 – Petty theft was reported on Highway 49 North. • A harassment complaint was investigated on Hospital Road. • There was an assault and battery reported on Darrah Road. • Petty theft was alleged on Jackass Ridge Road in Coulterville. • A burglary was investigated on Manzanita Way in Coulterville. • An injured buzzard was reported on Narciso […]

CAL FIRE conducts training exercise at County fairgrounds

Firefighters already gearing up for 2017 fire season

CAL FIRE Captain Jeff Newman (red helmet) directs a firefighter during a “mobile attack” drill last week at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Around 50 firefighters participated in the training.Ladders were raised. Hoses were unfurled. Fire trucks were everywhere. Fortunately, for the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, it was a drill. “Everyone has to go through proficiency training,” said Jaime Williams, public information […]

Rock, gem show is set for April 8-9

Crystals like these were on display at the 2016 show will be featured again this year during the Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show.The Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show, an annual fundraiser for the California State Mining and Mineral Museum, is all set to be even bigger and better this year. Gemstones, geode cutting, panning for gold and jewelry make this […]

Reforestation workshop scheduled for March 22

A reforestation workshop is scheduled for next week. CAL FIRE, Natural Resources Conservation Services and University of California Extension will be hosting the workshop for forest land owners and foresters. It will be on Wednesday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mariposa County Supervisors Hearing Room, 5100 Bullion Street, Mariposa. Workshop presenters are: • Ray Laclergue […]