State of (fire) emergency declared

FREE Governor hands down order, three local projects included

Three projects in this region are part of a statewide effort to expedite fire prevention measures. Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency throughout California ahead of the fire season. The governor is directing his administration to immediately expedite forest management projects aimed at the state’s 200 most wildfire-vulnerable communities. “It’s a solid, solid start,” said Scott […]

Eyes on the prize(s)

Big prizes to be auctioned at annual Taste of Mariposa

Above, Michael D. Hall is shown with the quilt that will be auctioned at the Taste of Mariposa event. Below, Dave Lombard is shown sitting in one of the two wooden chairs which will be auctioned off at the Taste of Mariposa. Submitted photosThe annual Taste of Mariposa is coming up soon, and organizers are hoping to attract a big […]

Lack of quorum doesn’t stop big subjects


There was a healthy discussion last week about various issues related to water. That discussion took place at a meeting of the Mariposa County Water Agency Advisory Board. However, there was not a quorum at the meeting, so no action could take place and another meeting is not set until June. The board is an advisory group to the Mariposa […]

Details still cloudy about rec center


Residents of Mariposa County are being asked to attend a series of public meetings concerning a possible recreation center. According to a document posted online by the county, it is pursuing a grant to fund the construction of a recreation center in the town of Mariposa. “We are putting the idea out there to gain public input on the idea […]

Changes for Tenaya Cabins approved by board


This is a drawing of what the cabins will look like when completed. Tenaya Lodge is expanding by including an entire cabin section which will feature a clubhouse and other amenities. Submitted drawing Mariposa County supervisors have approved a couple of changes for the Tenaya Cabins project. The cabins project has been ongoing for a few years now and is […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log March 18 – Suspicious circumstances were reported on Jackass Ridge Road in Greeley Hill. • There were skunk/raccoon issues reported on Schoolhouse Road in Catheys Valley. • Loose hens were reported on Oak Grove Road in Mariposa. • There was a bull in the roadway on Woodland Drive in Mariposa. • Trespassing was reported on Jackass Ridge […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

March 18-24

• EMS – 3 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 1 • 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 […]

IN BRIEF …

Parent town hall meeting set A parent town hall meeting, hosted by MPSI Community and Mariposa Mothers Against School Hazing, is set for Friday, April 5 at 4 p.m. It will be held at 5100 Bullion Street (the Mariposa County board hearing room). The event will feature a question and answer session for parents with local anti-bullying and special education […]

Kathy Mari Miller

Kathy Mari Miller was born Jan. 30, 1954. She passed away March 13, 2019 at home. She was 65. Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Gail Miller; father, Ken Mari; and brother, Joe Mari. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Mary and Fran Cavagnaro; daughter, Cindy Trujillo of Modesto; son, Timmy Preston of Mariposa; brother, Ken […]

Melanie Eastwood Campbell

Heaven became home for Melanie Eastwood Campbell on March 21, 2019. Melanie kept the faith during her illness. Services will be held on Friday, March 29 at noon at Set Free Church in Mariposa. The church is located at 4609 Highway 49 South. Melanie is survived by her husband, Stephen Campbell; sons Chris, Scott and Daniel Eastwood; daughter-in-law Tarah; three […]