Future of MPUD Fire remains cloudy

For residents of Mariposa County, last year should have been a key example of the importance of fire protection. As more than 80,000 acres of the county were charred, firefighters from around California descended upon this area to battle the Detwiler Fire, one of the largest in the history of the county. Many credit the firefighters for the fire not […]

Three contested races now set in primary election

The races are now on in Mariposa County. Political races, that is. There will be contested races for three offices in Mariposa County. One race will have three candidates. That race is for Mariposa County supervisor in District 3. Incumbent Marshall Long of Mariposa will face two challengers in the June 5 primary election. Also on the ballot will be […]

Community radio continues to grow

Video hasn’t killed these radio stars

Ron Iudice, chairman of the KRYZ Radio board of directors, is shown seated. In back, from left, are Jeanne Ann Price, Cindy Iudice and Sabine Jordan. Photo by Greg Little It all began in 2012 when Kevin Bowman was talking to a friend. Bowman said his friend told him the Federal Communications Commission was issuing licenses for “low power, FM […]

Main Street Mariposa program is launched to focus on downtown area


A new program has been launched in Mariposa focusing on the downtown area. Main Street Mariposa has been officially launched and the new initiative is in its beginning stages. “We’ve been discussing this for quite some time and now it is becoming a reality,” said Greg Little, president of the new board. Other board members are Kara Inman, vice-president; Lauri […]

On the safe side: School district holds community safety meeting

The school district board room began to fill to capacity as the district held a school safety meeting last week. Photo by Matt JohnsonThere has perhaps never been a bigger spotlight on safety in schools. In the aftermath of a number of school shootings across the United States, the issue was addressed locally last week. The Mariposa County Unified School […]

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Alcohol likely factor in Monday accident


Alcohol appears to be a factor in an accident this week that sent a vehicle careening down a steep embankment and left a Madera man with major injuries. According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 2:40 p.m. Monday, Darrel Glancy, 56, Madera, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet eastbound on Highway 140 around mile marker 32. That is in the […]

New postmaster in place in Coulterville

A new postmaster was scheduled to be installed this week in Coulterville. Cady Richardson was set to be sworn in on Thursday at the Coulterville Post Office by Sal Cardinal, post office operations manager. Richardson began her U.S. Postal Service career in 2005 as a sales and service associate in Groveland. In 2017, she began her management career supervising carriers […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

March 5 – A small rockslide occurred on Highway 140 near El Portal • A downed fence was reported along Highway 140 in Catheys Valley • A dog attack occurred on Smithers Road • Petty theft was reported on Stout Lane in Coulterville • Chainsaw noise was reported on Darrah Road. March 6 – An out of control juvenile was […]


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