2019-08-08 E-Edition

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Emotions run high during ceremony honoring firemen

FREE New plaque unveiled to honor four who died in 1962

It’s been 57 years. But the pain remains. Last Friday afternoon, more than a hundred people turned out to rededicate a monument to four firefighters who died on Aug. 2, 1962 in the Timber Lodge Fire. The fire happened in Midpines and a plaque was in place for years at the county park in Midpines. However, time, weather and age […]

Three felonies filed in case of missing funds from museum

The former bookkeeper at the Mariposa Museum and History Center has been formally charged with three felonies. Suzen Elizabeth Dyslin, 58, faces three felony counts of grand theft. She is accused of stealing more than $30,000 from the local museum. Dyslin was arrested in February 2018 and is just now being formally charged with the crimes. The formal charges come […]

Rose put on probation for medical malpractice

Carolyn RoseA local doctor accused of malpractice has been placed on probation for three years, but will retain her medical license. Dr. Carolyn Rose was accused of repeatedly prescribing excessive amounts of controlled drugs for patients, in addition to other charges. A lengthy report filed last year by the Medical Board of California listed five serious violations by Rose: gross […]

Taber announces a bid for seat on board of supervisors

Susan Taber Longtime resident Susan Taber has announced she is running for County Supervisor in District IV, currently held by Kevin Cann. With a broad work background and volunteer experience, Taber feels she understands the pulse of the county and plans on learning a lot more from her constituents. Her campaign motto is “Pro Balance — Agriculture, Business and Tourism”. […]

Barretts will serve as grand marshals for 2019 fair rodeo

Shown are Bob and Joyce Barrett, who have been named the grand marshals of the 2019 Mariposa County Fair Rodeo. Submitted photoThe Mariposa Fairgrounds Board has announced the grand marshals for this year’s Mariposa County Fair Rodeo are Bob and Joyce Barrett. The county fair has always been a special part of the Barrett’s lives. Bob showed animals with FFA, […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log July 29 – Noise was reported at AutoCamp in Midpines. • Feral cats were reported on Ben Hur Road in Mariposa. • There was a suspicious person on Coakley Circle in Mariposa. • A mountain lion was reported on Triangle Park Road in Mariposa. • There was a suspicious vehicle on Mary Harrison Mine Road in Coulterville. […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

July 29-Aug. 4

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 2 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 […]


Parade entries being accepted Entries are now being accepted for the annual Labor Day Parade in Mariposa, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. in downtown Mariposa . The theme for this year’s parade is “Simple Life/Country Life.” Entry forms are available at the visitors center in Mariposa, at the fairgrounds office and at Chase’s Foothill […]

Jack Wittkopf

John Joseph “Jack” Wittkopf died of complications from a terminal blood condition on July 31, 2019 in Portland, Ore. He was surrounded by his three daughters. Jack’s wife Ruth preceded him in death in June 2018. Jack was born in Prosser, Wash. on Nov. 2, 1918 to George and Jodie Wittkopf. Jack’s family moved to Redmond, Ore., about the time […]