Emotional start marks Little League opening day

Firefighter Braden Varney — who gave his life fighting the 2018 Ferguson Fire — was honored as part of the 2019 Mariposa County Little League Opening Ceremony. In the top photo, his children, Maleah (right) and Nolan (left), threw out first pitches as part of the event. Below, Mariposa County Little League players look on as a new scoreboard was […]

Menetrey pleased with role as chairman

Miles Menetrey Three months ago, Miles Menetrey was put in a position he probably hadn’t even thought about several years ago. “I’ve found my voice,” said Menetrey, who is now three months into his term as chairman of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. Right at two years after first being elected to the board, Menetrey was named chairman this […]

Up in smoke

Supervisors put temporary halt on cultivation of industrial hemp

An animated discussion took place last week about the cultivation of industrial hemp. In the end, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to put in a place a 45-day prohibition on the cultivation of industrial hemp and the cultivation of industrial hemp by established agricultural research institutions within Mariposa County. It was a decision that was filled with […]

Measles detected at tourney, risk locally is low, officials say

Mariposa County Public Health Department officials were advised last week that a number of Mariposa residents were potentially exposed to measles while at the Central Valley Senior Showcase basketball event on March 21 in Turlock. The event, which was hosted by the Turlock Journal, reportedly had a crowd of over 200 in attendance for two all-star high school basketball games. […]

Creek Week set to showcase parkway, get valuable input

Editor’s note: This is another in a series of stories about the Mariposa Creek Parkway. It’s been a dream for many years. Some of it has happened, some of it has not. Now, the hope is that dream can turn into a bigger vision — and reality — for Mariposa and its citizens. The Mariposa Creek Parkway is a real […]

‘Mariposa Clean Sweep’ slates third annual event for April 13

 “Mariposa Clean Sweep” is set for Saturday, April 13. This is the third annual MARIPOSA Clean Sweep and everyone is encouraged to attend. It is held in conjunction with Creek Week, which is April 11-13 in Mariposa. Everyone is invited to participate in the event, during which volunteers will be picking up trash and debris throughout the town of Mariposa. […]

Taste auction to feature unique U.S. flag

MCHS student Josh Mah is shown welding an American flag, and then with the finished product. Mah is donating the piece to be auctioned the Taste of Mariposa event. Photo by Matt JohnsonEvery year the annual Taste of Mariposa event rolls around, and every year it is vital in supporting the Mariposa Butterfly Festival. Taste of Mariposa is one of […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log March 25 – Deputies responded to a report of a burglary on Stroming Road in Mariposa. • Trespassing was reported on Fish Camp Lane in Fish Camp. • Suspicious circumstances were reported on Joe Howard Road in Mariposa. • A burglary was reported on Sierra Drive in Greeley Hill. March 26 – There was a rock slide […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

March 25-31

• EMS – 7 • 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 […]

Maureen Hornsby

Maureen Hornsby passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on March 21, 2019. She was 59 years young. She was born Maureen May to the late Ann McNamara and Roy May. She enjoyed hunting and fishing, Reno and having fun, spending time with her loved ones, curling up with a good book and The Searchers with John Wayne was […]