Next election will have new look

FREE Mail-in system being implemented, new equipment also in place

Things are changing when it comes to voting processes in Mariposa County and officials believe it is for the better. “I’m super excited,” said Courtney Progner Morrow, chief deputy county clerk. Morrow is in charge of elections in the county and two major changes have her believing the process is going to work more smoothly and be easier for voters. […]

Earth Day activities slated in Yosemite National Park

People of all ages are encouraged to visit Yosemite National Park on Saturday, April 20, to celebrate Earth Day and other events. Park rangers will be on hand, including some who might provide musical entertainment. National Park Service photo by Al Golub Yosemite National Park will be celebrating Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, National Park Week and John Muir’s […]

Fairgrounds hanging on financially



Brian BullisThe financial picture of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds is solid despite a tough 2018. That was the word from Brian Bullis, chief executive officer of the fairgrounds. Bullis provided his annual update to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last week. Bullis did not request any funding from the board, despite the fairgrounds enduring many events over the past […]

Mariposa Grove to reopen this Friday

The Grizzly Giant is the centerpiece of the Mariposa Grove. Photo by Nicole W. Little Yosemite National Park officials announced last Friday the Mariposa Grove Road will reopen to automobiles on Friday, April 12. The free visitor shuttle to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will also resume service for the busy summer season on Friday, April 12. When the […]

Board hits reset in its search for a superintendent



Robin HopperWith any important decision, it’s vital to take the time to research, ponder and determine the best route. That was the message from Mariposa County School Board President Wayne Forsythe last week. Forsythe provided an update on the search for a new superintendent of schools. Current superintendent Robin Hopper plans to step down near the end of June. Thus […]

It begins …

Barrage of events set this weekend as season starts

A big weekend is on tap with a wide variety of events. Clockwise from top left, learn about history at Las Mariposas Civil War Days; pick up a unique item at the Habitat for Humanity event; the creek parkway will host several events and is the focus of Creek Week; Clean Sweep gives residents an opportunity to keep the town […]

Community shows big support for Taste event

Audrey Ogilvie and Alexandra Marques were part of the serving crew at the event.Mariposa Butterfly Festival hosted its annual “Taste of Mariposa” fundraiser last Saturday to a sold out crowd of 224 guests. Bagby Station provided the music for the evening and UPS Sue and Her Dancing Crew provided the entertainment. The guests were treated to appetizers and later desserts […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log April 1 – An injured donkey was reported at Lake McClure in Coulterville. • Unsafe shooting was reported on Valley Oak Circle in Mariposa. April 2 – There were fencing concerns reported on Zelma Way in Lake Don Pedro. April 3 – A missing border collie was reported on Bear Creek Drive in Catheys Valley. April 4 […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

April 1-7

• EMS – 8 • Fires – 0 • 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 […]

Polly Young

Polly Zindel Young, 72, passed away peacefully in her home on April 4, 2019 after a battle with cancer. Polly was born Aug. 17, 1946, in Henderson, Nev., to Guy Vaughn and Lenore Zindel. She was a school teacher for over 30 years at Planada Elementary in California. She was an avid sports fan and spent many evenings lying in […]