MCHS girls lose title tilt in Sacramento; still invited to play in the NorCal tourney

The girls hoops team at Mariposa County High School lines up for the national anthem prior to its championship game against Argonaut. The game was played in Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center. Coach Trace DeSandres is shown at the left, flanked by his team. Photo by John Mabon Winning a Division V section title would have been the perfect ending for […]


Veterans memorial in the works for county

This is the preliminary design of the memorial, which was presented last week during a meeting of the board of supervisors. Below is a drawing of the proposed memorial. Submitted artwork by Yosemite Drafting and DesignIt almost was a “why haven’t we done this already?” moment last week at a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. “This” is […]


County takes up big issue of tiny homes

Could tiny homes like this one help alleviate the housing problem in Mariposa County? County officials are now discussing that possibility. Submitted photo Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Miles Menetrey is a builder by trade. That showed last week during a discussion about the county possibly developing pre-approved building plans for tiny homes. “I think this is a little […]

Chamber outlines plan for new site, but issues remain

For Scott Fiester, having a vision for the future of the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce is a passion. It’s also like walking a tight rope, as he found out just a couple of weeks into the job. It was at a planning meeting not long after taking the job that Fi- ester, who was born and raised in Mariposa, […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Feb. 18 – Suspicious circumstances were reported on Gavilan Road in Mariposa. • Deputies responded to a report of snow sledding near the highway on Jerseydale Road in Mariposa. • There was a fire on Henness Circle in Yosemite West. Feb. 19 – Harassment was reported on Bridgeport Drive in Mariposa. • Deputies investigated a report of […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Feb. 18-24

• EMS – 9 • Fires – 5 • Public Assists – 1 • 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 […]

Flora “Jean” Werly

On Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, Flora “Jean” Werly passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Fresno. This last November her family and many friends celebrated her 99th birthday, and a life well lived. Jean was a great communicator and storyteller. At the age of 93, she realized her biggest personal accomplishment by completing her book “A Tent by the […]

Vynomma Brown

A celebration of life will be held for Vynomma “Nommie” Brown. She was born on March 27, 1936 and died on Jan. 21, 2019. The celebration of life will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 5158 Highway 140 in Mariposa. Persons are asked to RSVP by March 10 to Carl at (209) […]

Services, celebration set for Dion Lopez

Dion Luise Lopez died peacefully in Merced on Feb. 4, 2019. She was surround by her children and family during her final moments. Services for Dion will be held March 2, 2019 at Plainsburg Cemetery in Planada, Calif. at noon. Also, a celebration of life will be held March 3 at the Applegate Park, in the scout hut, at noon. […]


Story Slam set for March This year’s Story Slam — theme: “That Animal!” — will take place on Friday, March 8, at the United Methodist Church. Participants can register at 6:30 p.m. There are cash prizes for first, second and third places. See the posters around town or visit Mariposa Storytelling on Facebook to see the complete rules. Organizers stress […]