SHOTS FIRED

Piney Creek area residents say they are fed up with constant gunfire, trash and more in area

Shown are spent shotgun shells and other trash that is regularly found in the Piney Creek area of northern Mariposa County. Local residents are fed up with the amount of shooting that is taking place in the area. Submitted photo Residents who live in the northern Mariposa County area around Piney Creek are fed up and want action. “This is […]

Flu making its way throughout Mariposa County

Vaccine is offered for free at County Health Department


 It’s here, and it’s back with a vengeance. Influenza is working its way across California. The flu has already killed two elderly women in Fresno, and in Southern California, health officials are reporting a rise in flu cases. “It has every likelihood to be a bad flu season,” said Mariposa County Public Health Officer Eric Sergienko. “We’re seeing levels of […]

Little known after hearing for Willey


Behind-the-scenes maneuvering was the order of the day on Tuesday in the case of a local man accused of 10 felony counts. Luke Willey, 38, who faces a myriad of felony charges stemming from the case, will have a preliminary hearing on Jan. 30 in Mariposa County Superior Court. Attorney Linden Lindahl of Fresno and Mariposa County Deputy District Attorney […]

Smallcombe takes over helm of board


Rosemarie SmallcombeThe Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has a new chairperson. Mariposa County District 1 Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe was elected the chair during Tuesday’s meeting, the first of 2018. Smallcombe takes over for Supervisor Marshall Long, who served as chairman during 2017. The motion to appoint Smallcombe was made by Supervisor Kevin Cann and seconded by Supervisor Miles Menetrey. It […]

Clear and present danger

Fire threat remains real in Mariposa County

Work on repairing damage caused by the Detwiler Fire took place mainly in September and October of last year. Submitted photo by CAL FIRE Jaime Williams didn’t get to spend Christmas at home in December. Instead, she was part of the team battling the largest wildfire in California history. “In December,” said Williams, public information officer for the CAL FIRE […]

Rate increase hearing is slated in Coulterville

A town hall meeting about the proposed increases in water and sewer rates in Coulterville and Lake Don Pedro has been set. The meeting will be on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 4-6 p.m. at the Old Schoolhouse in Coulterville at the corner of Broadway and Cemetery streets. Representatives from the Mariposa County Department of Public Works will be at the […]

Improvements being made at Bagby


Getting the Bagby Recreation Area up and running has been a struggle the past few years for the Merced Irrigation District. MID is responsible for operating and maintaining the area. Bagby is the closest boat launch and recreation area to the town of Mariposa, but the campgrounds at that site have remained closed over the past few years due to […]

Your photos

Reader Dolores Gomez said she shot this photo last year when she looked out her window and, startled, saw this “majestic beauty.” She said they “stared at each other and he slowly walked off.” She took the photo with her cell phone. “I never saw him again,” said Gomez. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, […]

Local Dems to pick candidate at next meeting

The next meeting of the Mariposa Democratic Club will be pivotal in the upcoming congressional race. Local Democrats are encouraged to attend the meeting on Jan. 13 at the Miner’s Roadhouse at 9:45 a.m. People who are new to the club are being asked to arrive at 9 a.m., as well as people who want to order breakfast before the […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Jan. 1 – A bomb threat was investigated in the bar at Miner’s Roadhouse 140. •There was a loose emu reported on East Westfall Road. • A noise complaint was reported on Yellowpine Hill Drive. • There was a report of a suspicious vehicle on Grist Road. Jan. 2 – There was an attempted phone scam reported on Doe Run […]