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2019-08-22 E-Edition

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Four fires in four days; all under investigation

Each started in Bear Valley area

An air tanker drops a load of retardant on the Gaines Fire, which broke out last Friday near Bear Valley. There were many air drops on the fire, which burned around 1,300 acres. Photo by David HuskeyFour fires broke out in the area of Bear Valley last week. Whether they are connected remains unknown. Officials from CAL FIRE said this […]

Appling gets eight years for molesting a teen girl


John ApplingA Mariposa man was sentenced to eight years in prison last week for a sex-related crime. John Leonard Appling, 46, was found guilty by a jury of a lewd act upon a child, a felony. Appling was found guilty in May but several sentencing hearings were postponed before if finally went forward last week. Appling has an extensive criminal […]

Inside this edition

Inside this week’s newspaper is the annual Mariposa County Fair Magazine. The cover is shown above. This year’s magazine is 80 pages, the largest ever produced. It has all the information you will need to attend the 80th annual Mariposa County Fair, which gets started next week. Net proceeds from the magazine are given to the Mariposa Friends of the […]

Dyslin enters not guilty plea in case of theft from museum


The woman accused of stealing more than $30,000 from the Mariposa Museum and History Center has pleaded not guilty. Suzen Elizabeth Dyslin, 58, entered her plea on Monday in Mariposa County Superior Court. Represented by local attorney Eugene Action, she was told by Judge Michael Fagalde she has the right to a probable cause hearing in the case. Monday’s appearance […]

Walk4Liberty to make stop in county on Friday, Saturday


Shannon Poe is shown at the summit of Yuba Pass in Nevada County. Poe is walking the entire distance of Highway 49 to make a statement about what he says is over regulation by the government. Submitted photoShannon Poe is on a mission. His mission is bringing attention to what he says is over regulation by the government, among other […]

Sweeney to seek post of District 2 supervisor


Tom SweeneyMy name is Tom Sweeney and I am running for Mariposa County District 2 Supervisor. I have been a part-time resident of the county since 2009 and a full-time resident since 2012. As a resident of the Northside and a firefighter with Mariposa County Fire Company 31, we have come in contact with many of our neighbors and have […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Aug. 12 – There were loose black cows on Mt. Bullion Cutoff Road in Mariposa. • Inappropriate texts were reported on Grist Road in Mariposa. • There was a report of trespassing on Mary Harrison Mine Road in Coulterville. • A civil issue over an animal was reported on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • There was a […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Aug. 12-Aug. 18

• EMS – 4 • Fires – 5 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 0 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 […]