Airport a beneficiary of all the recent fire activity



With a fuel truck in the foreground, a firefighting helicopter takes off last week at the Mariposa Yosemite Airport.With fires burning all across Mariposa County, surrounding counties, the state and the entire West for that matter, it’s hard to find anything positive. Yet there is one positive aspect, at least for the Mariposa Yosemite Airport. “We’ve done really well from […]

Almost daily routine



A CAL FIRE firefighter soaks the area near Triangle Road where a fire broke out on Monday morning. Fires continue to be a major threat in Mariposa County. For more details about area fires, turn to page A-7…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. […]

Frustration about lack of FEMA funding boils over during meeting



Frustration was evident Tuesday inside the chambers of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. Especially from District 5 Supervisor Miles Menetrey, who is frustrated with how long it is taking to get federal funding to repair damage done by flooding back in February. Public Works Director Mike Healy said he was also frustrated because the paperwork has been submitted for […]

They’ve seen (too much) fire and they’ve seen rain

Local brother and sister are on the forefront of 2017 natural disasters


From left, Diana Poor, Linda Scoggins and Marty Poor are shown together.Linda Scoggins is a proud momma. But the Mariposan is also one worried momma. Her children, Diana Poor and Marty Poor, have been helping at the forefront of two of the most publicized disasters of the summer. Diana is a lieutenant with the Houston Police Department and was on […]

Second annual Go West Festival is expanding offerings for 2017 event



Cottonwood Creek will be performing at Go West. Shown are Maggie and Scott Little.Get ready for gunfights, outhouse races, dummy roping competitions, costume contests, entertainment and much more. The second annual Mariposa Go West Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 14 in downtown Mariposa. It will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. And as a bonus, the ever-popular group […]

Ceremony honors victims of 9/11




Above, from left, firefighters Tina Dearing, Harve Dearing and Jesse Jensen conduct the fireman bell ceremony. Below, Deputy Tim Lemmons of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard raises a new commemorative 9/11 flag at the Mariposa Art Park on Monday. Deputy Weston Carroll looks on.Spectators gathered Patriot’s Day (Monday) at the Mariposa Art Park to remember the tragic events […]

Woman hurt seriously in motorcycle accident



A woman suffered major injuries following a motorcycle accident last week. According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, Lilliane Rogers, 25, Fresno, was riding a 2016 Harley Davidson southbound on Hornitos Road just north of Old Toll Road. The CHP said Rogers failed to negotiate a curve in the road, traveled up the […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log



Sept. 4 – A stolen vehicle was reported at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. • Vandalism was investigated on 7th Street. • Grand theft was reported on Joe Howard Street. • There was a report of trespassing on Bullpine Lane. Sept. 5 – Six loose dogs were reported on Harris Road. • Vandalism was alleged on Jessie Street. • Juvenile threats […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

August 21 - 27

• EMS – 8 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 0 … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to order a subscription. Existing print subscribers receive free access to the online edition; current […]

No if, ands or ‘butts’ about it

Downtown cigarette receptacles topic of meeting

Shown is an example of a cigarette butt receptacle.There are certain truths in the world. One is that smoking is bad for anyone’s health. Another is that people do smoke, even with higher taxes on tobacco and laws preventing smoking in certain areas. In downtown Mariposa, like many tourist towns, smoking is prevalent. Whether it is local residents or the […]