No bones about it: New machine will be beneficial for local patients

Peter Laskaris, a maintenance worker at John C. Fremont Hospital, was busy prepping the room which the bone density machine will be stationed. Below, Shown is the early stages of demolition in the area the bone density machine will be stationed in. Two existing walls were removed to make the room larger. Photo by Matt JohnsonA new bone density machine […]

Historic sites board makeup could change after decision

A complaint from a Mariposa business owner last year has led to possible changes on a key County commission. The Historic Sites and Preservation Commission (HSPC) plays a integral role when it comes to what kind of renovations and changes can be made to historic buildings in downtown Mariposa. That committee came under harsh scrutiny last August when local business […]

Man dies following wreck last Sunday

A Mariposa County man died as a result of a one-vehicle accident last weekend. James Ankenbruck, 64, of Mariposa, was killed after a car he was riding in crashed. According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 6:45 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 28, a 2007 Saturn being driven by Joseph M. Branco, 27, of Mariposa, was northbound on Ganns Corral Road […]

Emotions overflow at Willey proceeding

Luke WilleyEmotions overflowed in the Mariposa County Superior courtroom Tuesday during a preliminary hearing for a man charged with 10 felonies. Luke Willey, 38, faces the charges after he was arrested last November. On Tuesday, Willey’s former girlfriend took the stand and became emotional as well as combative with the defense attorney. The case was before Judge Douglas Boyak, who […]

A year in, Menetrey settling into supervisor role

Supervisor Miles Menetrey is shown with one of his dogs, who occasionally frequents the local government Submitted photoIt wasn’t that long ago when Miles Menetrey was practicing his politics, like most people, from the tailgate of a pickup truck. Now, Menetrey is the Mariposa County Supervisor in District 5. He’s been in the position for a little more than a […]

Your photos

Reader Susan Wilson, who lives in Idle Wheels in Mariposa, submitted this photo of a crane she says comes back every year. The crane has a 5-6 foot wingspan, she said, and eats “frogs and fish” from the pond. She said it annually stays for a couple of days while on its journey. Do you have a photo for this […]

Man hurt following bike crash in Basin

A Mariposa man suffered major injuries after he crashed his bicycle last week in Ponderosa Basin. According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 1:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 23, Ryan Cody, 38, was riding his 2016 Felt bicycle south on Harris Cut Off Road north of Speckled Court. The CHP said he was riding downhill through a blind, sweeping […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Jan. 22 – A steer was reported in Bear Valley Road in Hornitos. • A firearm surrender took place on Indian Peak Road. • There was a civil dispute on Highway 49 North. • Trapped horses were reported on White Rock Road. • There was a report of a burn pile on Highway 140 in Midpines. • An out of […]


The Northern Mariposa County History Center will be reopening its doors to the public on Thursday, Feb. 8, with a similar schedule as in 2017: Thursday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., plus Memorial Day and Labor Day. The Gala Reopening preview takes place on Saturday, Feb. 3. The theme is Sierra Treasurers. It will be from 2-5 […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Jan. 22-28

• EMS – 4 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 0 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 […]