2019-05-09 E-Edition

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The sky’s the limit

Butterfly Festival soars to new heights




Team Fastrax made pinpoint landings last Saturday morning at the annual Mariposa Butterfly parade. The final skydiver brought with him this large American flag, much to the delight of the audience. Photo by Nicole W. LittleThe Mariposa Butterfly Festival was a massive success over the weekend, drawing thousands of tourists and locals out to enjoy what the area has to […]

The long road home

County continues process to repair damage from storms

It’s almost hard to fathom, but officials from Mariposa County are still wrangling with the federal government to get funds for storm damage over the past three years. With that said, however, it’s also true that a lot of the work has been completed and local officials continue to work on many projects. Mike Healy, director of the Mariposa County […]

List of damage submitted for funding

The above graphic outlines the cost of various road projects that have been repaired following storms in 2017 and 2018.Following is a list of infrastructure damage reported by the Mariposa County Department of Public Works and submitted to the California Emergency Management Agency. This is damage from the 2019 storms. • West Whitlock Road — Tree fell at the end […]

Amos arrested for alleged theft from booster club

Kaitlin AmosOn March 11, representatives of the Mariposa Grizzlies Boosters Club reported to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office that their records indicated their account balance was short a total of $4,000. It was discovered that Kaitlin Amos, 24, who was a signer on the boosters’ account, had written three separate counter checks to herself totaling $4,000. According to the report […]

Hopper to remain in county position until end of June

Robin Hopper After weeks of uncertainty, it appears Robin Hopper will remain as the Mariposa County Superintendent of Schools. Hopper was arrested in Planada in April on charges of driving under the influence and she allegedly bit a peace officer during the arrest. At a special school board meeting called shortly after the incident, the board voted to place Hopper […]

Highway closure is extended to May 23

This photo from Caltrans shows the extensive damage along Highway 49 North.More damage than expected has resulted in the extended closure of Highway 49 North from Bear Valley Road in Bear Valley to Coulterville. Caltrans officials announced last week the road closure will now last through Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. It was originally thought the closure would end […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log April 29 – Dogs chasing cattle was reported on Cornetts Ent Road in Mariposa. • There was a traffic accident on Silva Road in Mariposa. April 30 – There was a dog issue on Rainbow Road in Mariposa. • Harassment was reported on Smith Road in Mariposa. May 1 – An unattended burn pile was reported on […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

April 29-May 5

• EMS – 6 • Fires – 4 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 6 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 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 …

Manna House has new page Manna House has announced the establishment of a new Facebook page, which includes a donation button. Those interested can go to www.facebook.com/Manna-House-312427522763865/. Farmer’s Market opens The Mariposa Certified Farmers Market will open on May 15. It will be located at 6th and Stroming roads. The Market will be open every Wednesday from 5-6:30 through the […]