2020-01-09 E-Edition

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FREE Local youth Jade Seymour making massive progress in recovery since accident causing major head trauma

For the Scott and Rachel Seymour family, it was looking like Thanksgiving 2019 would be the most difficult the family would ever face. As it turned out, it ended up being perhaps the most meaningful holiday the local family had ever celebrated. A day turns harrowing On the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving, Scott and Rachel Seymour’s daughter, Jade, 15, went […]

Community braves cold water to take Polar Plunge

The brave souls who took part in the Polar Plunge are shown last Wednesday morning (New Year’s Day) at the local pool. Photo by Matt JohnsonA strong contingent of Mariposa community members braved the chilly water to take part in the second annual Polar Plunge event, hosted by Mariposa County Parks and Recreation. Last year — the first year of […]

Cox case still moving ahead in spite of sale

Discharge hearing set Feb. 26-27

Although local resident Jerry Cox no longer owns his sprawling ranch in Mariposa County, his case continues. A hearing about the case, which involves JDC Land Co. that is owned by Cox, was held on Monday before Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Dana Walton. The hearing was a status update on the case and also saw Walton compel the receivership […]

Election officials set hours, area locations


With 2020 now upon Mariposa County, a major change is happening with local elections. For the first time ever, all mail-in voting will take place in Mariposa County. Or at least the vast majority, as there will be “vote centers” available leading up to election day. But for county officials, the hope is the majority of residents take advantage of […]


Little League officials making changes, tryouts right around corner

Marc Lingenfelter is shown during the Mariposa County Little League opening ceremonies last year. League officials are implementing some changes this year. Photo by Matt JohnsonThousands of children across the United States take part in Little League baseball each year, and it makes a difference in their lives. “Little League is great for the youth, whether they consider going on […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Dec. 30 – A vehicle fire was reported on Horseshoe Bend in Coulterville. • Parking was reported on Fish Camp Lane in Fish Camp. • There was an ongoing loose dog issue on Stumpfield Mountain Road in Mariposa. • A dogs vs. calf incident was reported on Silver Bar Road in Mariposa. • Threats were reported on […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Dec. 30-Jan. 5

• EMS – 7 • Fires – 7 • Public Assists – 2 • 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 […]


Auxiliary cooks waffles The American Legion Auxiliary Post 567 is hosting a waffle breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 7-11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall at 5119 Bullion Street. The menu will consist of waffles with strawberries and whipped cream, scrambled eggs and sausages. Coffee, tea and orange juice will also be available. Adults are $7, seniors, veterans and […]

Ruby (Wass) Beattie

Ruby Mildred (Wass) Beattie took her flight to heaven on Dec. 24. She fittingly received this gift, as she was in her element on Christmas Eve, where she always hosted the best open-door party; the night filled with fun, love, laughter, presents, and so much good food, all to the pleasure and delight of family and friends who attended. Ruby […]