Mariposan Al Handy knows all too well about war and the human toll it can take

Al Handy is shown in this photo with some of the honors he has earned. Photo by Nicole W. Little Veterans Day, which is this Sunday, is a time in America when those who have served in the military are honored. There are celebrations across the nation as citizens recognize the sacrifice given by veterans. But what sometimes may get […]

Homeless in Mariposa

Emotions high during public meeting as board votes to declare shelter crisis in Mariposa County

Rocky Shaver (center), a homeless man who lives in Mariposa, lost his home during the Detwiler Fire. Shaver said the homeless population wants to better themselves and need assistance to get to that point. There’s little doubt the issue of homelessness strikes a nerve with the public. That was on full display on Monday at a special meeting of the […]

Locals asked to shop small

 ‘Tis the season to shop local. The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce has launched a holiday campaign aimed at benefiting local businesses and entrepreneurs in the aftermath of the summer’s Ferguson Fire. The fire damaged the local economy, which is very dependent on tourism. To help businesses get back on their feet, the Chamber is planning its Small Business Saturday […]

Thieves got it their way during weekend burglary

FREE Burger King targeted in break-in; power cut at other businesses in Mariposa

Law enforcement officials are investigating a string of crimes committed over the weekend. Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded early Saturday morning to a report of a burglary at Burger King, located at 5005 Coakley Circle in Mariposa. After meeting with Burger King employees, it was discovered when they first arrived in the early morning, a door to the business […]

Integrity about receiver raised in Cox matter

The lawyer for landowner Jerry Cox made an attempt this week to bring up a wide variety of issues in the controversial case and though he didn’t succeed, he will have a chance to introduce the claims in the coming three weeks. The Cox case has been ongoing for close to two years and involves a Mariposa County Superior Court […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Oct. 29 – Deputies responded to a bat vs. dog incident on Old Toll Road in Mt. Bullion. • A Great Pyrenees was reported on Deer Park Road in Midpines. • Two loose pit bulls were reported on Lake View Road in Mariposa. • A barking dog was reported on Sherrod Road in Mariposa. • There were […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Oct. 29-Nov. 4

• EMS – 11 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 0 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 […]


Signups for shooting set Mariposa County Fish and Game Protective Association will be holding signups for the youth shooting sports on Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m, at the Club House at 5056 Darrah Road. This year’s program will have two disciplines: the NRA Marksmanship program and the youth trap shooting program. Youth trap will be utilizing the AIM program, so […]

Pat Reilly

Pat Reilly, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, died unexpectedly on Sept. 29, 2018 as a result of complications of Interstitial Lung Disease. Patrick L. Reilly was born on Feb. 27, 1946 in Los Angeles. He was one of 10 children and began working at an early age. He graduated from CSU, Los Angeles in 1975 with a degree […]

Roberta E. Anderson

Roberta Anderson of Mariposa passed away peacefully at Cedar Creek Senior Living in Madera, Calif. on Oct. 16, 2018. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born on Feb. 10, 1929 in Joplin, Mo. She was a retired rancher with her late husband Pierre. She was very active in the Madera County Cattlewoman’s Association. She is survived […]