2019-10-10 E-Edition

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Homecoming hoopla

Submitted photoHomecoming week is being celebrated at Mariposa County High School. The week features different themes each day: Wear Blue Day (bullying awareness), Decades Day, Disney Character Day, Teacher Lookalike Day, Green and Gold Day. Royalty include, in the back row, from left: Wyatt Rodriguez, Carson Arebalo, Cody Truchsess, Trevor McClard, Chris Marquez and Price Little; front, Kiah Bolton-Coats, Caitlyn […]

Stubborn fire burns in Briceburg area

Crews battling steep terrain

This photo shows the Briceburg Fire burning near the area of the Sweetwater Mine. Crews have been battling the blaze since Sunday and an incident command has been established at the fairgrounds. Submitted photoIt had been quite some time since smoke from a wildfire was hanging over Mariposa County for any extended amount of time. But that all changed on […]

Power shutoffs are possible in county


After a summer of relative quiet, high winds across California could force power outages in 30 counties, including Mariposa County. Though it was unknown as of our press time on Tuesday when, and where, any outages would occur, officials from Pacific Gas & Electric issued their warning on Monday morning. PG&E cited the issuance of a “Fire Weather Watch” by […]

Yosemite West water issue at key juncture


The need is obvious. How to achieve the solution, though, remains the biggest question. At issue is the water system which serves Yosemite West — and if it can serve more customers in the future, with conditions. The issue arose a couple of months ago when it became clear that NatureBridge, an educational organization associated with Yosemite National Park, had […]

County lands $6 million to improve downtown



Anyone who has lived in Mariposa County over the last few years knows just how hard the county has been hit by disaster. Whether it was fire or floodwaters, between 2017 and 2018, the county was hit hard by devastation to its infrastructure. But in addition to enjoying a disaster-free 2019, more good news is on the way. At last […]

Coulterville man charged with attempted murder

Juan BanuelosA Coulterville man was arrested for attempted murder following a shooting in Groveland on Saturday night. Juan Banuelos, 29, was charged with attempted murder by the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office. The incident took place at the Iron Door Saloon on Main Street. The sheriff’s office said Banuelos shot at a man who had been in an altercation with a […]

Forsythe seeks board position

Wayne ForsytheWayne Forsythe, a long-time Mariposa County resident and community advocate, has thrown his hat in the ring for the Mariposa County District 4 supervisor seat. He made the announcement Oct. 1. “I am pleased to announce my candidacy for Mariposa County Board of Supervisors District 4,” he said in a statement. “As a long time and active community member, […]

Mariposa County 4-H is a place where youth can explore options


Shown, from left, are 4-H officials Karen Cutter, Monica Nielsen and Donna Wice. Photo by Greg LittleEditor’s note: This is the first in a four-part series about the Mariposa County 4-H program. The 4-H program may have one of the best name recognitions in America. But what is 4-H? “It is a youth program for kids ages 5-19 to be […]

4-H to mark 70 years with dinner, auction

Mariposa County 4-H is marking 70 years in a big way. On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Mariposa County Lions Club will sponsor an inaugural Dinner & Auction for Mariposa County 4-H, which is celebrating 70 years in Mariposa County. This event will be held at the fairgrounds in Building A from 5:30-10 p.m. The event will feature appetizers, chicken and […]