Temporary homeless shelter is operational

Mark Comton, left, and David Vanderpool of the Mariposa County Heath and Human Service Department, rake rocks on the floor of one of the tents at the temporary homeless shelter. They were preparing it for the new flooring installation that happened last week. Photo by Greg LittleMany times, the pace of government can be painstaking slow. But other times, when […]

New museum fence is going up despite the Rail Grinch incident

Sam Bolton, right, swings a sledgehammer on Monday while John Saucedo secures a cedar rail at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. Photo by Greg LittleIn spite of a Christmas Grinch, the Mariposa Museum and History Center is getting a new cedar fence. “We had a long day yesterday,” said Sam Bolton of Blue Ridge Services. He was talking about […]

Christmas parade is Saturday, other events set


The annual Merry Mountain Christmas Parade is set for this Saturday in Mariposa. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. and will proceed down Highway 140. The theme this year is “Christmas Carols.” Following the parade, there will be the annual Lion’s Club tree lighting ceremony at the courthouse. At that event, there will also be free cocoa, hot dogs, popcorn […]

There’s no place like this home for holidays

From left, Brady Martin, Katie Martin and Eli Martin are shown in their home in Mariposa. They are one of the families taking part in this year’s Soroptimist Christmas Home Tour. Not pictured is Katie’s husband, Blair. Photo by Matt JohnsonChristmas and the holiday season leading up to it are all about friends and family. One local family had quite […]

Yosemite West plaque honors fallen firemen

Shown are members of the U.S. Forest Service Arrowhead Strike Team who lost Captain Brian Hughes during the Ferguson Fire. Shown, from from left, are Eric Galvan, Joe Suarez, Isaac Garcia and Antonio Vargas; back, Martin Rodriguez, Brian Valle, Thomas Chavez, Adrian Encinia, Fabian Lorena, Andrew Encinia, Juan Martinez, Andrew Vogel, Edwin Diaz, Charles Veavea and Tyson Moya. Submitted photoIt’s […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Nov. 26 – A civil issue over trees was reported on Royal Arches Lane in Mariposa. • A fire was reported at Suburban Propane in Mariposa. • Deputies investigated a report of vandalism on Cuneo Road in Greeley Hill. • Illegal dumping was reported on Sherrod Road in Mariposa. • Reckless driving was reported on Greeley Hill […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Nov. 26-Dec. 2

• EMS – 2 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 4 • Auto Collisions – 1 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 […]


Kiwanis hayride set Dec. 15 The Mariposa Kiwanis Club is having its 23rd annual hayride at Triangle Market, located on Triangle Road, on Dec. 15 from 4-8 p.m. A bonfire, marshmallows, hot chocolate and the hayride are free, and hot dogs will be available for $1. Santa will also be available for pictures with children, family members and family pets. […]

Genevieve Kleiman

Genevieve Zoe Kleiman, 95, passed away in Merced on Nov. 13, 2018. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, at 8 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mariposa. Rev. Michael Cox will officiate. Gen was born in Sioux Falls, S.D., to Leslie and Madeline (Becker) Rowland on May 22, 1923. She attended elementary and high school […]

Glen Power

Another member of America’s greatest generation has left us. Glen Roger Power, age 93, passed away peacefully at home in Catheys Valley, on Nov. 17, 2018. He was a man who lived a life most people dreamed about. He was born Jan. 30, 1925 in Sand Springs, Iowa, to McKinley and Anna (Helmrich) Power. Glen graduated from Manchester High School […]