MCHS students participate in National School Walkout


MCHS student Oliver Johnson (left) hugs classmate Hannah Swiecki during the National School Walkout. Photo by Matt JohnsonStudents at Mariposa County High School added their voices to the National School Walkout, which occurred March 14. Close to 100 students at MCHS gathered in front of the school in a moment of solidarity to protest gun violence. Some students held signs, […]

Candidate has a violent past but now says he’s changed

FREE Amundson says transformation has made him productive citizen

A candidate for a Mariposa County office has served prison time for two violent crimes but says he has changed and is living a productive life. Tony Amundson, 62, has served time in Minnesota for second-degree murder and later served 11 years after admitting to a stungun attack on a woman in Ventura County. Amundson is a candidate for Mariposa […]

Plea deal could be in the works in Willey matter

A plea agreement may be in the works for a man charged with 10 felonies in Mariposa County Superior Court. After a lengthy delay before a court hearing on Tuesday, in the end, the case against Luke Willey, 38, was continued until April. Judge Douglas Boyak, who is a special presiding judge in the case, revealed a plea deal might […]

Girl Scout troop gets major scare during Fresno trip

Witness brawl and gunfire during outing

Police officers are shown at the crime scene Saturday afternoon. Submitted photo What was supposed to be a leisurely day at a mall in Clovis turned into a nightmare for several Mariposans last Saturday when a fight broke out and shots were reported. Girl Scout Troop 132 was at the Sierra Vista Mall’s go-kart facility, MB2, for a day of […]

It’s time again for our readers to choose the ‘Best of the Best’

 It’s time again for local residents to cast their votes for the “Best Of” Mariposa County. This annual balloting is always popular among our readers as well as those who receive votes. With new ownership at the newspaper, we are tweaking this tradition a bit this year. First, it will now be called the “Readers’ Choice Awards” because it is […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

March 12 – Vandalism was reported on Joe Howard Street. • There was a report of grand theft on Old Highway Road. • A verbal dispute was investigated on Lozano Street in Coulterville. •There was a verbal dispute reported on Lopa Road. March 13 – Elder abuse was investigated on Windy Hollow Road. • Vandalism was investigated on Village Drive […]

Your photos

Reader Glenn Macy of Bear Valley submitted this photo, calling it “rebirth.” It shows the first signs of green following last year’s devastating Detwiler Fire. This photo was taken in January. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to Please include your name and a short description of the photo. Submitted photo… An […]

Rabies clinics scheduled

A low cost rabies clinic will be held in Mariposa this weekend. The clinic is Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Amigo Stage Area of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, located at 5007 Fairgrounds Road. Rabies vaccinations plus a county dog license will be $6, cash only. Altered: 1 year $3.25, 3 year $9.75. Unaltered: 1 year […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

March 12 – 18EMS – 9; Fires – 1;Public Assists – 0;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 various support duties. […]

Bernikoff announces her bid for District 3 supervisor post

Heather BernikoffHeather Bernikoff, a healthcare consultant, community volunteer and former Planning Commissioner, filed to be on the June ballot to run for Mariposa County Supervisor in District 3. “I have a clear vision for Mariposa County that includes protecting our rural lifestyle, working to help the people who live here, and providing accountable, trustworthy leadership,” she said. Bernikoff has been […]