Grand marshals named for fair parade; activities set to get underway this Friday

Fair time has arrived

The grand marshals for the 2017 Mariposa County Fair Parade are, from left, Jack and June Wildt and Sylvia and Charley Wildt. The parade is set for 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Mariposa.Get ready for corn dogs, cotton candy and plenty of fun. The Mariposa County Fair is Sept. 1-4. It will feature all the usual activities, including the major […]

Case against Cox dismissed, defense claims DA had no choice

Local man was facing 11 felony charges in sexual-related case

Jerry CoxCharges have been dropped against a Mariposa County man who faced multiple counts of sex-related crimes. Jerry Cox, 49, was facing 11 counts stemming from his arrest in November 2015 in which it was alleged he met a female on a dating website and then committed rape, sodomy, kidnapping and other alleged crimes. However, the Mariposa County District Attorney’s […]

A sign of the times?

Lengthy discussion focuses on historic sites group

The downtown area of Mariposa is certainly historic. And keeping it that way is also a goal of most local officials. However, what steps people have to go through in order to make that happen came into question last week during a more than two hour discussion by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. At issue is the Historic Sites […]

Fires continue to burn in Yosemite

Glacier Point Road closed because of one blaze

Shown are the various levels of air quality designation in Mariposa County. For updated information, visit www.mariposacounty.org/index.aspx?nid=89.Two major fires continue to burn in Yosemite National Park, causing heavy smoke in many parts of Mariposa County. One of the fires has also closed Glacier Point Road, a popular route that climbs to Glacier Point. As of press time on Tuesday, officials […]

Man nabbed for vehicle theft



Matteson GordonA Modesto man was arrested last week in Mariposa, charged with stealing a vehicle and other counts. Matteson Gordon, 37, was arrested on Aug. 24 by a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy, and besides vehicle theft is also charged with shoplifting, possession of a forged driver’s license and possession of methamphetamine. The deputy was out on regular patrol and […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

August 21 - 27

• EMS – 3 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 2• 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 and […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log



Aug. 21 – There was a report of neglected animals on East Whitlock Road. • A verbal dispute was investigated on Highway 140. • Dead goats were reported found on Bear Valley Road. • Embezzlement was investigated on Indian Peak Road. • A burglary was reported on Lopa Road. Aug. 22 – There was a suspicious person on Bootjack Lane. […]

Cooke announces intention to seek another term as County DA



Thomas CookeIt is with great humility and honor that I am announcing my intention to run for another term as District Attorney of Mariposa County. As the recent Detwiler Fire reminds us, Mariposans are tough, resilient and care deeply about their neighbors. It has been the singular privilege of my professional career to serve as District Attorney for California’s Mother […]

Raising awareness



Miner’s Roadhouse 140 recently provided the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council with a $1,147.27 donation from the restaurant’s community of the month program. Miner’s Roadhouse 140 featured the Fire Safe Council during the month of April 2017 to promote public awareness of wildfire prevention and fire safety. The Fire Safe Council will use the donation money to expand their fire […]

CHP announces plans for DUI checkpoint on Sept. 3



The Mariposa office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Sunday, Sept. 3 somewhere within Mariposa County. “All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by intoxicated or unlicensed drivers,” said Lt. Rebecca Hagen, Mariposa Area Commander. The goal of the CHP is to ensure safe passage […]