Virginia Scott named Parade Grand Marshal

Virginia Scott is shown at the Mariposa Museum & History Center, where she volunteers as a docent. She’ll be riding in style this Saturday when the annual fair parade travels through Mariposa. Photo by Nicole W. LittleThe Lions Club of Mariposa recently named Virginia Johnson Scott as its 2018 Mariposa County Fair parade grand marshal. Scott authored a brief autobiography […]

Quilt ‘til you wilt: Community member enjoys nearly 20 years of entering quilts in county fair

Julie Tyra is shown sitting next to her quilting machine. She has taught her skill to a number of friends. She said when she runs into a problem with her quilting, she searches YouTube for answers. As for her entries at the fair, she said the ribbons that mean the most to her are the people’s choice awards. Photo by […]

Receivership is possibility for utilities in north county

The possibility exists that utilities in northern Mariposa County could go into receivership — leaving any rate hikes up to the court. That was the discussion held last week during a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. The utilities in question are Coulterville water and sewer along with the Don Pedro sewer system. Residents in those areas have […]

Modernization of high school sought

Board seeks to move forward

If you have a strong opinion on how Measure L bond funds should be spent in the Mariposa County Unified School District, you will want to mark Sept. 13 on your calendar. That’s the evening the MCUSD school board will hear a report and possibly take action on a proposal for the first steps toward Mariposa County High School modernization. […]

Fire, TOT topics for tourism board

Taxes and the Ferguson Fire dominated the discussion last week during a meeting of the Yosemite-Mariposa County Tourisum Bureau. With the devastating impact of the fire, it led off the discussion of the board. The fire burned for more than a month and closed Highway 140 for the same amount of time, dealing a deadly blow to commerce in Mariposa. […]

Enter lottery for debate tickets

  Local residents still have a chance to enter the lottery for tickets to the upcoming California Congressional District 4 debate. The debate will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, at the auditorium at Mariposa County High School. Incumbent Republican Rep. Tom McClintock will face off against Democrat challenger Jessica Morse in a debate that has drawn interest from […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Aug. 20 – There was a report of a burglary on Chowchilla Mountain Road in Mariposa. • There was a dog locked in a vehicle at the Human Services building in Mariposa. • Nuisance bears were reported on Monte Vista Lane in Mariposa. Aug. 21 – A snake was reported on Ranchito Drive in Coulterville. • There […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Aug. 20-26

• EMS – 6 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 2 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 […]


The Alley plans exciting month The Alley will host several events in September. The Santa Cruz-based Steven Graves Band, which features American roots music, will appear on the Alley stage on Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. The Do Tell Story Swap will be presented on Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. Participants are encouraged to tell a five minute story with […]

John B. Cogdell, III

John B. Cogdell III was an army veteran with letters of commendation, a member of the military police, correctional officer and a park ranger. He worked in the pipeline construction industry also. John married twice with two daughters, Shannon and Shawna, and one son, Lonnie, with his wife Carrie. He played high school football in Arkansas for the Rattlers. He […]