Funding to stay for FFA

Public pressure appears to have stopped governor’s proposal

MCHS student Alden Dutrey operates the school’s plasma table earlier this week. Students who take part in Career Technical Education (CTE) courses learn a number of different skills which prepare them for jobs after high school.Supporters of high school Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, such as the National FFA Organization, breathed a collective sigh of relief last Friday. CTE programs […]

Tree removal costs are still a big question

Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series about issues associated with tree mortality, fire danger and more. This story focuses on the issue of the County’s effort to remove dead trees from infrastructure. Next week, we take a look at technological advances in both fire prevention and tree removal. Everyone understands tree mortality is a huge issue […]

Mariposa man dies in head-on collision

A Mariposa man was killed in a head-on traffic collision on Wednesday night, May 17. Robert Shaw, 32, died in the accident. According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 6:15 p.m., a 2006 Newmar Ventana motor home driven by Dale Giantomasso, 62, of Peotone, Ill., was westbound on Highway 140 just east of Chase Ranch in western Mariposa County. […]

Art, wine event slated

Those hoping to enjoy weekend sunshine will be able to do so at one of the biggest events of the early summer in Mariposa. The annual Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club Art and Wine Festival is back and is set for Saturday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mariposa Courthouse Lawn, 5088 Bullion Street. It is free […]

New web-based program helps track bears in Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County

Black bears are common in Yosemite and the surrounding counties, including Mariposa County.In early April, Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Conservancy announced the launch of, a website dedicated to protecting the Park’s black bears. The website is full of information regarding how the public can keep bears safe, and features a bear tracking tool. Biologists are able to utilize […]

And the winners are …

 Coming next week, we’ll have the winners in our annual Best of the Best competition. Find out who our readers selected in the various categories, including the new “Mr. Mariposa County” and “Ms. Mariposa County.” Check it out next week in our June 1 edition. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue […]

Racing to donate

Ken Corallo and Marla Kertzman, owners of the Mariposa Event Center, held a Law Enforcement Appreciation Barrel Race on May 13 in La Grange. In total, $4,000 was raised. All of the profits go toward the Public Safety Hardship Fund, established to help officers and families of those who have been wounded, shot or killed in the line of duty […]

Applications for big game tags due soon

Time is running out for California hunters to apply for the 2017 Big Game Drawing. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is accepting applications for elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep and deer tags as well as fundraising random drawing tags. Applicants must complete the sales transaction before midnight June 2. Applications may be submitted anywhere California hunting licenses are […]

Your photos

Reader Leslie Brenner of Ponderosa Basin sent in this photo of a turkey trotting through her yard. 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 to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

May 15 – Cattle were reported on Merced Falls Road in Lake Don Pedro • Fraud was investigated on 10th Street. • Trespassing was reported on Bullion Street. • Trespassing was investigated on Highway 49 South. • There was a report of a kitten stuck in a drain on St. Andrews Road. May 16 – Threats were reported on Highway […]