Fire, smoke continue to swallow Mariposa County

Shown is a house on Cathedral Spires in Lushmeadows which appears to have survived a fire that broke out on Sunday afternoon. A pair of air drops by tankers may have made the difference in the fire not spreading. Retardant is visible in the foreground and background of this photo.This past Sunday was almost surreal in Mariposa County. As the […]

Teaming up

Justin Allison, front, and Jason Swift are shown during the team roping event at the Mariposa County Fair last weekend. Team roping is always a popular event at the fair, especially among the local competitors. You can find coverage from the 2017 fair throughout this edition of the newspaper, including a full page of photos on page A-4…. An online […]

Aftermath of Detwiler Fire could mean high runoff, possible landslides for Mariposa County this winter

This graphic shows the areas of highest risk for high water runoff this winter because of the Detwiler Fire. More landslides are also a distinct possibility.There’s no doubt the impacts of the Detwiler Fire will last for years. But what about the immediate future of this winter? That was the focus last week of a meeting conducted by CAL FIRE […]

9/11: Then and now

Local young adults share memories of fateful day

The 9/11 Memorial in New York City is a permanent tribute to those who died.The terrorist events of Sept. 11, 2001 will live in infamy in American history. The attacks were a series of four coordinated plans by the terror group al-Qaeda. The Twin Towers of The World Trade Center in New York City crumbled after two hijacked planes crashed […]

Pair of 9/11 ceremonies slated

Two local ceremonies will be held on Monday, Sept. 11 to remember the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 which occurred in New York City and across the United States. One ceremony will be held at the Mariposa Art Park at 12:30 p.m. Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies will start the ceremony with a welcoming, and it will be followed […]

Get your howl on for CoyoteFest on Sept. 23

The parade is always a popular part of CoyoteFest in Coulterville.Those who attend the 32nd CoyoteFest are sure to have so much fun they might even feel like howling. The annual Coulterville event will feature all of the same activities people have come to enjoy, plus a few new ones. It will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Aug. 28 – Petty theft of mail was reported on 10th Street. • A propane tank was reported venting on Pegleg Road. • There was a suspicious person on Fiske Road. • A runaway juvenile was reported from 10th Street. Aug. 29 – There was an out of control juvenile reported on Fiske Road. • Someone reported found property on […]

No horsin’ around

Members of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office utilized horse power this past Saturday during the annual Mariposa County Fair Parade. The sheriff’s office invited emergency responders from throughout the area to participate in the parade as a thank you for helping with the Detwiler Fire…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading […]

Your photos

Reader Jim Leitzell of Greeley Hill submitted this photo of White-Lined Sphinx Moths. He said every evening, the primroses in the front yard bloom, attracting the moths. They swarm the opening flowers, sometimes fighting for nectar. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to Please include your name and a short description of […]

New Methodist pastor has vision for church

Pastor Allison Byerley is shown in her office at the Mariposa United Methodist Church.It’s been quite an indoctrination to Mariposa County for Pastor Allison Byerley. Byerley became the new pastor at the Mariposa United Methodist Church on June 24. Her first sermon was delivered on July 2. Two weeks later, the Detwiler Fire broke out. She’s been catching up ever […]