Debris removal from Detwiler at 43 million pounds

Clean up crew members sift through debris at a site on Highway 49 North in Mariposa County.CalRecycle is the state’s debris management team. But it might as well be given a fancy name, like the League of Debris Removal, or the Debris Removal Avengers, because for many communities, CalRecycle workers are the superheroes who start to restore life to normalcy […]

Matthiessen is named as permanent hospital CEO

Hospital CEO Matthew Matthiessen is shown at last week’s board meeting.The John C. Fremont Healthcare District has found its man to fill its highest position. And it wasn’t a difficult search. He was right there all along. Matthew Matthiessen was unanimously voted the permanent chief executive officer (CEO) of the John C. Fremont Healthcare District during a Sept. 27 board […]

Legend of Joaquin Murrieta to be subject of new TV show

One of show’s creators to be at Go West Festival

Shown are some of the gunfighters who will be appearing during next week’s Go West Festival.He’s a Mariposa County legend. But what is the true story of Joaquin Murrieta? That’s a debate that has been raging since the 1850s. Even the spelling of his name has controversy. Many historians use Murrieta. Newspaper accounts of the day had only one “r” […]

Rockfalls at El Capitan leave one dead, injuries

Two major rockfalls shook Yosemite Valley last week. The rockfalls were both on El Capitan, the iconic rock monolith where climbers from around the world come all year long. One of the falls killed a man from Great Britain and injured his wife. The second caused an injury to one person and was larger than the first. The first major […]

Decision still pending in alleged student assault

A decision has still not been reached regarding an alleged incident which took place within the Mariposa County Unified School District. Mariposa County District Attorney Thomas E. Cooke has been investigating the alleged assault of a special education student which occurred early in the summer of this year. The alleged incident involved a female substitute teacher, whose name has not […]

Your photos

Reader Mike Houlihan shot this photo at Dutch Creek Ranch in Greeley Hill. This is a king snake, which Houlihan called his “favorite.” They can grow up to 48 inches long and are predators of the rattlesnake. Houlihan said there are “many very good snakes” in California. For more information about California snakes, visit Do you have a photo […]

Wise Cattle joins Angus Association

Wise Cattle of Mariposa is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 18 million registered […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Sept. 25 – Fraud was alleged on West Whitlock. • Suspicious circumstances were investigated on southbound Highway 49 South. • A gun was taken for safekeeping on Hospital Road. Sept. 26 – A domestic dispute report was taken on Princeton Way. • A loose, aggressive dog was reported on Bullion Street. • A verbal/civil dispute was investigated on School House […]

Two major Park fires are now 85 percent contained

After two months, a major fire in Yosemite National Park is now 85 percent contained. A second fire, now six weeks old, is also 85 percent contained. According to the National Park Service, the Empire Fire, which was discovered on Aug. 1, has burned 6,340 acres. It is located a mile east of the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and […]

Local company is keeping alive tradition of making quality shoes

Nativearth founder Jim Granville is shown at the factory in Mariposa.If the shoe fits … That phrase pretty much sums up every aspect of Nativearth, a shoe manufacturing company located in Mariposa with worldwide outreach. “I made my own moccasins at 14,” said Jim Granville who, along with his wife, Lee Ann Granville, founded Nativearth in their garage in 1991. […]