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Former covert ops agent hopes to increase PTSD help

Shown is the cover of a new book that will be published in the coming weeks. It was written by a former covert operations agent who lives in Mariposa.In everyday life, people struggle with various problems and issues. It could be financial or maybe even frustration with someone driving too slowly while on their way home from work. For others, […]

Emergency road repairs could happen quite quickly

This is typical damage along Ben Hur Road.It appears the wheels of government, notorious for going slowly, might be moving quickly when it comes to some emergency road repairs in Mariposa County. As a result of the flooding in February, roads and bridges in Mariposa County have been left in various states of disrepair. There are eight specific projects that […]

Brown Act ‘remedy’ was presentation to board of supervisors

The ongoing issue of command and control of the Mariposa County Fire Department took another turn last week. At issue was a violation of the Brown Act, the state’s open meeting law. Mariposa County Counsel Steve Dahlem determined there was a violation of the Brown Act during a meeting in January about the County fire situation. That meeting was called […]

Blue and Grey set to take up arms during Civil War Days

Annual event scheduled for April 8-9 at Long Ranch

Shown is a scene from Las Mariposas Civil War Days, held each year at the Long Ranch in Mariposa County. The event is set for April 8-9 this year.Be prepared for battle! The annual Las Mariposas Civil War Days is set for April 8-9 in Mariposa. The event features a wide variety of activities, from battle reenactments to a complete […]

Area man arrested on gun, drug charges

Shown is the marijuana that was seized during the execution of a search warrant last week in Greeley Hill. Four guns were also confiscated.A Coulterville man was jailed last week after he was found in possession of guns and drugs. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, on March 22, deputies executed a search warrant during an investigation about a […]

Homeowners asked to take fire insurance survey

The issue of fire insurance, or lack thereof, is a major issue in Mariposa County. Though local elected officials are trying to work on a solution, the situation remains up in the air. Mariposa County Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe has been attending various meetings around the state and working with state officials to address the problem. The main issue is affordability […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

March 20 – A break-in was investigated on Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. • Petty theft was reported on Owl Creek Road. • Grand theft was investigated on Dogtown Road in Greeley Hill. • Deputies investigated fraud on Rocky Hollow Lane. • There was a “strange acting cat” reported on Meadow Lane. March 21 – A break-in was investigated on […]

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Victims’ rights ceremony is scheduled for April 5

A ceremony is scheduled for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The ceremony will be at noon on Wednesday, April 5 in the courtyard at the County government center in Mariposa. It is being hosted by the Mariposa County District Attorney’s Office. The ceremony will feature various speakers. An invocation will be given by Pastor Ken Trujillo of Cathey’s Valley Baptist […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

March 6 - March 12

• EMS – 9 • Fires -2 • Public Assists – 4 • Auto 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 […]