Crews blast through task to open Park road

This photo shows crews loading up chunks of boulders and loading them into trucks. More than 100 truckloads were taken from the slide area.Dads coming through Mariposa who were hoping to spend Father’s Day in Yosemite National Park got their wish. In a quicker-than-expected action, a rock slide that brought traffic to a halt on Monday, June 12, was cleaned […]

The heat is on

Temperatures soar; burning stopped

This huge boulder on Highway 140 in Yosemite National Park had to be removed by crews following a rock slide. The road reopened last Saturday afternoon.A heatwave gripped the Mariposa County area starting last weekend. Temperatures soared into the triple digits throughout the County, causing some power outages as well as an increased fire danger. With that as a factor, […]

American flags receive proper disposal at event

Honoring America

Richard Raucina of Boy Scout Troop 94, puts a flag into a fire for proper disposal during a ceremony held last week at Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe.It involved young and old alike, and that was key to organizers. Last Wednesday, June 14, was Flag Day in America. To mark the occasion, American Legion Post 567 of Mariposa conducted a flag retirement […]

Invasion of the grasshoppers!

Cathey’s Valley area is the hardest hit

 If you live in Cathey’s Valley, you might be aware of the insect problem — specifically, the grasshoppers which have been overrunning the area. There are more than 200 species of grasshoppers in California, but only a few of them really cause problems. The devastating grasshopper, Melanoplus devastator, and the valley grasshopper, Oedaleonotus enigma, are the most widespread and destructive. […]

About Gavin Iacono

Gavin IaconoGavin Iacono started his current position with Mariposa County in October of 2016, working under Cathi Boze, who was the agricultural commissioner at the time. She retired at the end of 2016. At that point in time, Iacono took over as the department head, but still with the same title of deputy agricultural commissioner. His responsibilities are numerous. He […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

June 12 - June 18

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 5 • Public Assists – 3• 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 […]

Your photos

Reader Marilyn Saunders submitted this photo taken in downtown Mariposa. She said there were a large amount of poppies keeping the bee busy. 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 […]

Welfare, probation topic of meeting

Anyone interested in helping shape child welfare and juvenile probation programs over the next five years is invited to a meeting in July. The meeting will be held Friday, July 28 in the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors conference room, 5100 Bullion Street in Mariposa. It will be from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting is being organized by Mariposa […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

June 12 – Counterfeit money was reported on Bootjack Lane. • There was a report of fraud on Hill Top Drive. • Vandalism at the cemetery in Mariposa was investigated. • An arrest was made following a report of a suspicious person on Highway 140. • A report was taken following a domestic violence situation at Summerdale Camp in Fish […]

Managing fires in Yosemite could take a new direction

New plan being proposed, public is asked to comment

Shown is the Rim Fire which happened in 2013. It is the fourth largest fire in the history of California. Officials at Yosemite National Park are working to avoid such catastrophic fires and are proposing a new fire management plan.Managing fire inside Yosemite National Park is no easy task. But Kelly Martin, Chief of Fire and Aviation at Yosemite for […]