Ciana DeSelle crowned new Mariposa County Rodeo Queen

FREE Royal beginnings

For many girls in this area, it’s a dream to one day be Mariposa County rodeo royalty. But while many have the dream, few enjoy it as reality. On Sunday, three new girls became royalty. Ciana DeSelle was named the 2018-19 Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Queen, Desiree Turck was named princess and Lily Habeck was named junior princess. “It’s amazing. […]

County moves ahead with new system of voting

When it comes to voting, one thing is clear: People want integrity and transparency in the elections. That has certainly been the case in Mariposa County over the years and last week, it was taken to a new level when the county supervisors voted to purchase new voting equipment. “We needed it,” said Mariposa County Clerk Keith Williams. Indeed. The […]

Important dates set for general election

It’s hard to believe, but the general election is just around the corner. The 2018 general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls in Mariposa County will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mariposa County Registrar of Voters Keith Williams said there are important dates voters should be aware of leading up to the election. Oct. 8 is […]


Rotary aids local businesses with golf tournament prizes

Marion Lafler of the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club helps someone with parking during the Mariposa County Fair this past weekend. Fair parking is one of the group’s big fundraisers, as is the annual golf tournament. Photo by Matt Johnson It’s an annual event that has been wildly successful — and helps students. The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club Scholarship Golf Tournament […]

A little bounce in his step

Emmett Wise is shown in full concentration mode during the bounce horse competition at the Mariposa County Fair last Friday night. For more photos of the fair, turn to pages A-10 and A-11. Photo by Shantel Wight… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not […]

County ‘brand’ one step closer

This is us. Sure, “This is Us” is a wildly popular television show that focuses on the story of a family — past, present and future. But that same phrase also applies to many aspects of life in general, including entire communities. Mariposa County is no exception. In fact, it was Mariposa County Supervisor Marshall Long who said “this is […]

Ceremony set to remember Sept. 11, 2001

Remembering Sept. 11, 2001, will be the focus of a ceremony next Tuesday. On that day, 17 years ago, America came under attack by terrorists and more than 3,000 people perished when the World Trade Center and Pentagon were attacked by jet airliners. Another plane crashed in Shanksville, Pa., taken down by passengers who overcame the hijackers. The local ceremony […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Aug. 27 – There was a bear in someone’s yard on Triangle Road in Mariposa. • There was a feral cat issue on Highway 140 in Catheys Valley. • Child abuse was reported on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • There was a report of loose goats on Crystal Aire Drive in Midpines. • Knives were surrendered on […]

Rodney Ree Haas (Rod)

Born to Murrel and Hilma Haas of Oberlin, Kansas, Rodney and his older brother Larry spent their youth in Hollister, Calif. Rod graduated in 1953 from San Benito County High School where he excelled as an athlete. He briefly attended San Jose State University before enlisting in the Air Force in 1955. Rod married Verna Lee Winkle on January 1, […]

John Douglas Owen

John Douglas Owen passed peacefully to the other side on July 8, 2018 at the home of his daughter, Jo. Doug was born on Nov. 9, 1931 in Los Angeles to Erle and Florence Owen. He grew up in Los Angeles and joined the Navy in 1951 to serve his country in the Korean War. He met his beloved wife […]