Fay Ann Turner


  Fay Ann (Martin) Turner passed away in her home Nov. 1, 2019, with the people that she loved the most surrounding her. Fay was 75 years old at the time of her death. She lost her battle of five years to cancer.  She was born June 30, 1944 in Cleveland, Tenn., and moved to Mariposa when she was three […]

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Here comes (Mrs.) Claus

Local woman brings her character to Mariposa

Mrs. Claus, or Jessica Cringle, is shown in this photo. She has several upcoming events slated in Mariposa. Submitted photo It’s probably no secret that Mrs. Claus simply loves Christmas. But for Michelle McCarty, who is better known as Jessica Cringle, her Christmas upbringing was not exactly traditional. Jessica and Mrs. Claus are one in the same as it is […]

Could Ferguson Project actually become reality?

Unique new proposal might be just the ticket

This artist’s rendering from Caltrans shows what the rockshed would look like at the Ferguson slide area.Many probably will not believe it until they see it, but it appears there might be a major breakthrough in progress on the Ferguson Project in Mariposa County. In fact, if what was said during a meeting last week holds true, the long-sought-after rockshed […]

We’re on to Turlock: MCHS is heading to section title matchup

Mariposa players huddle up to receive instruction from coaches Robert Stitt and Ryan Oliphant. Photo by Matt Johnson New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will often say after a big game, “we’re on to Cincinnati,” or “we’re on to Buffalo,” depending on where the Patriots have their next game. Well Grizzly fans, “we’re on to Turlock.” The Mariposa County […]

‘The tide is turning’

Lindgren gives uplifting remarks during ceremony

Now-retired CHP Lt. Rick Lindgren was the speaker at Sunday’s Field of Service ceremony in Mariposa. The Field of Service now concludes until next fall. Photo by Matt Johnson Many people would say Mariposa County is a place which supports its veterans and first responders. That continued to be the case on Sunday when the fifth annual Field of Service […]

Board gives green light for veterans memorial in county


It was only fitting that a memorial which will honor veterans was approved to move forward on the day after Veterans Day. Several community members, many of them veterans, were in attendance last Tuesday at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting in support of constructing a memorial in Mariposa. This memorial idea has been in the works for many […]

Stucco, paint, roof work to improve high school facilities

Maybe you’ve been on the campus of Mariposa County High School lately and seen some of the work going on. That work centers around improving the look of the main buildings on the upper campus, as well as preserving the buildings. The upper campus will receive exterior stucco repairs and exterior painting on the MCHS main administration building, gym and […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Nov. 11 – There was a prowler reported on Highway 132 in Coulterville. • There was vehicle vs. deer incident on Merced Falls Road in Mariposa. • Smoke was reported in the area of Highway 140 in Mariposa. • Illegal dumping was reported on Indian Peak Road in Mariposa. • Unsafe shooting was reported on Highway 140 […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Nov. 11-17

• EMS – 3 • Fires – 0 • 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 […]