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Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Dec. 11 – Threats were reported on Stout Lane in Greeley Hill. • A petty theft was investigated on Stage Coach Road in Ahwahnee. •There was a suspicious person on East Westfall Road. • An assault and battery was investigated on Old Highway North. • Petty theft was alleged on Sherlock Road in Midpines. Dec. 12 – Harassment was reported […]

Sheriff’s volunteers to receive new vehicles

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will be adding three vehicles for its volunteers. In addition, the sheriff’s office will be adding a stock trailer and metal carport. The vehicles are being purchased through a state grant, meaning the money will not be coming out of the general fund. Sheriff Doug Binnewies, in a memo to the Mariposa County Board of […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Dec. 11-17

• EMS – 8 • Fires – 5 • Public Assists – 3 • Auto Collisions – 3 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 […]

Smallcombe announces bid for reelection as supervisor

Rosemarie SmallcombeSupervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe has announced she is running for re-election to County Supervisor of District 1. “It has been the greatest honor and privilege of my life to have served the past three years,” said Smallcombe. One of the first big challenges Smallcombe faced as supervisor was tree mortality associated with the bark beetle. She worked with the Mariposa […]

Getting a makeover

Barbara Carlson is shown getting her hands dirty with a painting project. Carlson was one of the volunteers who showed up to paint the background of Mariposa’s “Butterfly Wall,” located on Highway 140. Carlson and a few other volunteers, including artist Faith Rumm, spent hours giving the popular mural a blue background. They did so over the weekend of Dec. […]

Paying respect to veterans from all across United States


Editor’s note: We received the following letter as well as other information in the mail and want to share it with our readers. Editor, It is the eve of the bombing of Parl Harbor and I decided to send you a memento of a local World War II Army Air Corps veteran I have had in my possession for several […]

Doctor has wrong diagnosis

Editor, Now I have heard it all. In a recent letter to the editor, Dr. MT Donegan called our little, well-oiled library “incompetent.” Webster defines “incompetent” as “lacking qualifications or ability.” Never ran into either in my 30-plus years of being a happy patron of the Mariposa Library; and I believe I can speak with some authority, having been a […]

Letter missed the mark

Editor, In the Dec. 14 letters to the editor, Keith Morrison wrote about the case of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 54, who was charged with murdering Kate Steinle in 2015 in San Francisco. Apparently Mr. Morrison was so busy railing against illegals and trying to prove that evil sanctuary cities let illegals get away with murder that he didn’t bother […]

Have some lasagna — for the garden


Sheet mulching — often called lasagna composting — is an ancient cold composting method and an excellent way to convert grass to vegetable beds, create new or enlarge perennial borders, improve soil and soil structure and recycle organic material at home, all without a great deal of physical exertion. Best started several months before you plan to use the planting […]