2019-09-26 E-Edition

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Raising the bar

Submitted photoAraya Jones, 11, loads up a metal bar someone found during last weekend’s Great Sierra River Cleanup, which is part of a larger event across the state. There was also a cleanup along the Creek Parkway in Mariposa. For complete details about the local efforts, turn to page A-14. She was responsible for weighing all of the debris that […]

Under fire

Basin residents upset about hunting practices in area, hoping for solution

Community members living in Ponderosa Basin are hoping this year’s hunting season goes a little differently than last year. Sherry Nye, president of the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club, spoke to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors about concerns from community members about some of the hunting that went on in the basin last year. She said she was speaking on […]

Motion filed to dismiss federal lawsuit by Cox

After a major federal lawsuit was filed by landowner Jerry Cox recently, a motion has now been filed to dismiss the case. That motion was filed in the United States District Court Eastern District of California, Fresno Division, by Mark Adams of California Receivership Group. Adams is the receiver appointed in the case by Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Dana […]

New cemetery location approved

The cemetery in Mariposa is almost full. A location for a new one has been selected by the county. Submitted photoAfter much discussion and debate, a new location has been found for the Mariposa Cemetery. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to approve a new site for a burial ground in Mariposa County. Finding a new burial site […]

Catheys Valley planning area under discussion, meeting set

The Mariposa County Planning Department is currently seeking input on possible changes to the Catheys Valley Community Plan. The issue, according to a memorandum from the Catheys Valley Planning Advisory Committee (CVPAC) and Mariposa County Planning Department Director Sarah Williams, is potential amendments to the community plan. The memorandum, dated Sept. 10, says amendments to the Catheys Valley Community Plan […]

Fall frenzy: Many events upcoming in October


It’s got all kinds of things, from antiques to tools to vintage toys and so much more. And it always draws a big crowd. The 33rd annual Hornitos Patron’s Club Flea Market is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 6 in historic Hornitos. It begins at 7 a.m. at Hornitos Park and will conclude at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free to attend. […]

CoyoteFest is this Saturday


Get ready to howl! The annual CoyoteFest in Coulterville will be held this Saturday. The event kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m. and the car show also gets going at that time. Peddlers Alley with vendors, food, beer, local wines and live music will be opening at 10 and goes until 4 p.m. The Coyote Howl Contest begins […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Sept. 16 – There was an elderly man in the roadway on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • A civil animal dispute was reported on Live Oak Road in Mariposa. • Fires were reported on Bear Creek Road in Catheys Valley, on Hornitos Road in Hornitos and on Oak Grove Road in Mariposa. • Suspicious circumstances were reported […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Sept. 16-Sept. 22

• EMS – 7 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 3 • Auto Collisions – 3 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 […]