County now pondering purchase of 187 acres



The 187 acre parcel of land in Mariposa which the county is considering purchasing is shown. Submitted graphicA wide ranging discussion regarding the potential purchase by the county of an 187 acre property in Mariposa was held last week. The item was part of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors weekly meeting. The land stretches from the Mariposa County Jail […]

DOG DAYS

Service dogs play key role in helping veterans in this region


From left, Art Lehr, Joe Marks and Mikael Green of American Legion Post 567 and Guy Sheble of Silver Paw Ranch are shown with service dogs that are helping area veterans. Submitted photo There’s a reason dogs are referred to as “man’s best friend.” Dogs have been companions to humans for years upon years, providing comfort, protection and friendship. The […]

Staying safe

Communication at schools improving


Shown is an example of the CatapultEMS software, which will be used by schools in the county. Submitted photoOne of the most important and pressing tasks for school districts in today’s world is to ensure the physical, social and emotional safety of its students. Lydia Lower, director of educational services for the Mariposa County Unified School District, provided an update […]

AT&T cell service is ‘live’ in north county



There was exciting news for residents of Greeley Hill this month. An AT&T tower went “live” and is now functioning under a trial period in Greeley Hill, providing cell service and high speed internet for the area. The 114-foot tower and support equipment is stationed at 10257 Red Cloud Mine Road. “We have two new LTE cell sites in the […]

The future of art in Mariposa can be part of parkway vision


Editor’s note: This is another in a series of stories about the Mariposa Creek Parkway leading up to the “Creek Week” events slated for April 11-13. It doesn’t seem like a coincidence the Mariposa County Arts Council is located adjacent to the Arts Park. “I consider it such a jewel in our community crown,” said Cara Goger, executive director of […]

National group takes look at wildfire issues in county


It’s certainly no secret Mariposa County is in an area prone to large wildfires. In fact, the county has experienced two major fires in the past two years — Detwiler in 2017 and Ferguson in 2018. It’s also no secret many agencies are working on how to lessen the danger of fire. From CAL FIRE to the U.S. Forest Service, […]

It’s time again for our readers to choose the ‘Best of the Best’

 It’s time again for local residents to cast their votes for the “Best Of ” Mariposa County. This annual balloting is always popular among our readers as well as those who receive votes. This is the second year it is called the “Readers’ Choice Awards” be- cause it is our readers who make the ultimate decision. Two top awards are […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log March 11 – A harassing phone call was reported on Indian Gulch Road in Catheys Valley. • There was a multiple animals issue on Highway 140 in Catheys Valley. March 12 – Loose brown cows were reported on Lazo Way in Lake Don Pedro. • Deputies investigated a civil horse issue on Lake View in Mariposa. March […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

March 11-17 • EMS – 9 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 3 • 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 […]

IN BRIEF …

Eat for a cause A fundraiser will be held for the Mariposa Chapter of Wreaths Across America on March 29 from 4-9 p.m. It will be held at the Pizza Factory at 5005 5th Street in downtown Mariposa. During this event, 10 percent of all sales, including takeout, will be donated to the organization which honors veterans each December. Contest […]