The great debate is coming Sunday

McClintock, Morse to square off in only scheduled event to date

 The stage is set for a major political debate this Sunday in Mariposa. The debate will feature incumbent Rep. Tom McClintock, a Republican, and his Democrat challenger, Jessica Morse. It will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fiester Auditorium on the campus of Mariposa County High School. The debate will be broadcast live on KRYZFM Radio, 98.5 on […]

Airstream ‘glamp’ground to offer unique experience

Iconic American trailers to be centerpiece of new park

Above is what the new campsites will look like at the new AutoCamp Yosemite park located in Midpines. Below is the inside of one of the Airstream trailers. Submitted photosIt equates to American icons like the Ford Mustang or Disneyland. Airstream. The sleek, silver travel trailers are of American lore. They were first manufactured in the 1930s and to this […]

School board moves ahead with new plans

New building at high school will be the focus of first phase


Moments after passing an agenda item to move forward with a major renovation project at Mariposa County High School, Superintendent Robin Hopper took a moment to celebrate. Then it was quickly back to business. Yes, the Mariposa County Unified School District board of trustees unanimously passed an agenda item last Thursday, authorizing the district to move forward on the first […]

Van crashes into Pioneer, no one injured



The van crashed into management offices at Pioneer Market. This view is from the inside of the store. Photo by Matt JohnsonEmployees at Pioneer Market received quite the scare last week when a 78-year-old woman crashed a 2014 Chrysler van into the side of the building. Carol Price Lichtenstein, the driver of the vehicle, was unharmed, according to officials from […]

Willey gets more than seven years in prison

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A Mariposa man was sentenced to over seven years in prison for crimes relating to a Sept. 22, 2017 incident in which he broke into a house in Mariposa County and callously assaulted a man who was with his ex-girlfriend. Judge Robert F. Moody sentenced Luke Willey, 38, to seven years and four months last Thursday in Mariposa County Superior […]

PG&E stepping up vegetation removal

Crews from PG&E are ramping up efforts to remove hazardous vegetation in Mariposa County. They have established a “micro” location at the fairgrounds in Mariposa. Submitted photo Pacific Gas & Electric is making another push to remove vegetation from Mariposa County. PG&E officials announced last week it is accelerating its vegetation management work in the central and southern regions of […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Sept. 10 – A dead cow was reported on Granite Springs Road in Coulterville. • Deputies investigated a report of counterfeit money from Yosemite Bank in Mariposa. • A suspicious motorcycle was reported on Coakley Circle in Mariposa. Sept. 11 – A feral cat was reported on Harris Cutoff Road in Mariposa. • A scam was reported […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Sept. 10-16

• EMS – 7 • 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 […]

IN BRIEF …

Gardeners to be at CoyoteFest The UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County will be participating in the 33rd annual Coyote Fest, hosted by the Northern Mariposa County History Center, on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in historic downtown Coulterville. The UC Master Gardener booth “Friends of the Forest” will have activities for kids and adults alike. […]

Ted English

Ted English passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 surrounded by family in the home of his daughter, Carol. Ted was born in 1924. He was married on June 21, 1943 to Shirley M. Hicks of Happy, Texas, and moved to Madera, Calif., in the same year. Ted was inducted into the U.S. Army […]