Crews continue to battle the South Fork Fire in Yosemite



Newspaper reader Carson Tyree of La Grange submitted this photo of a retardant drop he took of the Coronado Fire in northern Mariposa County last weekend.Firefighters continue to battle a blaze in Yosemite National Park near Wawona. The South Fork Fire, which is at approximately 5,100 feet, had burned 1,613 acres as of press time on Tuesday. Containment was listed […]

Two blazes reported in north Mariposa County



There were two more fires in Mariposa County over the weekend. Both were in northern Mariposa County, according to officials from CAL FIRE. According to Jaime Williams, public information officer for the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit, the Priest Fire began at around 8:56 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12. It started near the intersection of Priest and Coulterville roads. There were […]

Child molester faces 16 years after conviction



Ryan ParkerIf a pin dropped in the historic Mariposa County Superior Courtroom during a trial last week, everyone would have heard the sound. Especially during the testimony of a 9-year-old girl who described being the victim of multiple sexual assaults that began when she was 7 years old. In the end, that emotional and oftentimes difficult testimony led to the […]

Man dies after wreck early Sunday on Silva



Alcohol is suspected after a Mariposa man was ejected from his vehicle and died this past weekend. According to the California Highway Patrol, William Christopher Lawrence, 37, was killed in the incident. At around 12:25 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, the CHP said dispatchers received a call of a traffic collision, with no details given, at Silva Road and Goin’s […]

Recent events could make fair special in 2017



Sadie the Balloon Lady is a staple at the Mariposa County Fair.It’s hard to bring up any subject in Mariposa County without relating it to the Detwiler Fire. The 2017 Mariposa County Fair is no exception. “It set us back,” said Mariposa County Fairgrounds Manager Brian Bullis. But, said Bullis, thanks to a dedicated staff and many others, everything will […]

Opioid crisis is a big concern for Mariposa County officials



This graphic shows the types of opioids that are prescribed.A story making national news is also impacting Mariposa County. The story is opioid addiction. And that was the topic of a presentation made last week to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. “We created this problem,” said Dr. Mimi Carter, who works for the John C. Fremont Healthcare District. Carter […]

Horisons shuts doors of all eight clinics

Mariposa included in healthcare organization’s bankruptcy closures

The Horisons Unlimited Healthcare Clinic in Mariposa officially closed its doors on Aug.1 along with seven other clinics.Mariposa County now has one less medical clinic. As of Aug. 1, Horisons Unlimited Healthcare closed the doors on all eight of its clinics found throughout the foothills and Central Valley. Mariposa had one of those eight clinics. A notice was posted on […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log



Aug. 7 – Harassment was investigated on Harris Cutoff Road. • There was a rattlesnake reported on Penon Blanco Road in Coulterville. • A citation was issued after a report of a combative patient in the emergency room at John C. Fremont Hospital. • A child custody violation was investigated on Hospital Road. • There as a suspicious vehicle reported […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Aug. 6 - Aug. 13

• EMS – 7 • Fires – 4 • Public Assists – 0 • 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, […]

Your photos



Reader Nancy Webb said this rattlesnake appeared in her garden. She grabbed her camera and then a hose. She is hoping to spread the word that many snakes will leave when squirted with water. She is hoping to “save some snakes’ lives” by sharing the information. Webb, who lives in the Indian Peak Road area, said that uncoiled, the snake […]