Chopper may be based at Fremont Hospital




Shown is one helicopter owned by Riggs Ambulance Service. Submitted photoA new service at John C. Fremont Hospital could soon be ready for liftoff. Under a proposal, a helicopter transport service would be stationed in Mariposa as soon as this summer. JCF administrators were approached and offered an opportunity by Riggs Ambulance Service, Inc., which operates in partnership with Air […]

MCHS valedictorians honored

Class acts


The valedictorians from Mariposa County High School were honored with a dinner ceremony at Savoury’s last week. Shown, from left, are Claire Gorham, Leah Carlson, Julia Coleman, Madison Stitt, Elaina Mero, Leah Lafata, Gage Bazinet and Christian Knighten.Students at Mariposa County High School are known for accomplishing great things. Eight students — Gage Bazinet, Leah Carlson, Julia Coleman, Claire Gorham, […]

Man may have fallen into river at Yosemite



On Monday, June 5, at approximately 12:30 p.m., an unknown, white, male hiker was reported to have fallen from the Mist Trail and into the Merced River, according to officials from Yosemite National Park. The hiker may be in his 20s with a blue shirt and red or tan shorts. He was described as 6 feet, 2 inches tall, with […]

Tenaya Cabins one step closer to reality



Above is an artist’s rendering of what the clubhouse at the proposed Tenaya Cabins would look like when built. At left is a drawing of one of the proposed cabins. The Mariposa County Planning Commission gave the green light to the project last week. The board of supervisors are scheduled to take up the issue on June 27, which would […]

Sheriff’s office arrests alleged cocaine dealer



Guy Wellbaum of Lathrop, California, is shown, along with the 28.5 grams of cocaine that was seized.Guy Wellbaum, 30, of Lathrop, was arrested last Thursday in Cathey’s Valley on charges of possessing and selling cocaine. Wellbaum was arrested by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. He had approximately 28.5 grams of cocaine for sale when he was arrested. He was booked […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log



May 29 – There was a report of 10 cows in the road at the intersection of Highway 49 and Schilling Road in Coulterville. • Threats were reported on Penon Blanco Road in Coulterville. • A citation was issued after underage drinking was reported on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • Vandalism was investigated on Buck Meadows Road. May 30 – […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

May 29 - June 4

• EMS – 12 • Fires – 6 • Public Assists – 5 • Auto Collisions – 5 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, […]

Your photos



Reader Joshua Gauthier took this photo of turkey chicks in a cave their mother had made into a nest. It was taken recently outside of town in Mormon Hills while he was walking with his dad. They nest in a section of a canyon overlooking Mariposa Creek. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it […]

Various programs deal with tree mortality



Many different techniques are used to bring down dead trees.Editor’s note: This is the final in a four-part series about tree mortality, fire prevention and other related issues. Even though attendance was sparse, there was plenty of information at a meeting last week aimed at informing the public about tree mortality. The meeting was hosted by Blue Ridge Services, the […]

Berryhill’s fishing license bill passes



The California State Senate last week unanimously passed Senate Bill 187, authored by Senator Tom Berryhill, that would transition California’s calendar-based fishing license to one that is valid a full 12-months from the date of purchase. In 2015, similar legislation failed to reach the Senate floor. “This bill would not only improve access to recreational fishing, it will protect California […]