Designated drivers are the real Super Bowl MVPs


With excitement and expectations running high for the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds everyone their game plan for the day should include getting home safely. Whether people are attending parties or hanging out in a bar, planning for a safe ride home will be their best defensive move.  Option plays include calling a cab […]

2020-01-30 E-Edition

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Fresh art in an old school

Area artist’s group provides medium for a lot of local talent

Gertrude School Yosemite Western Artists sketching model Miranda Mendelson is shown in this photo. Photos by Kellie FlanaganDown an old stage coach road under oak trees, not far off historic Highway 49, a one room school house sits as it has for generations. White wood, pitched roof, banks of windows welcoming that special light of the central Sierra sun. Inside, […]

Electronic monitoring allowed for Dyslin

FREE Admitted felon who stole from museum sentenced to serve three years probation

Despite pleas from the district attorney’s office and victims, the woman who stole nearly $28,000 from the Mariposa Museum and History Center will likely not serve jail time. Though Suzen Dyslin, 59, was sentenced to one year in the Mariposa County Jail, she will likely serve that year via electronic monitoring from her home in Lushmeadows. She admitted to three […]

Jerseydale man found following intensive search

John Van DintherAn intensive search led by local officials and including emergency personnel from around the region led to the recovery of a Jerseydale man who had gone missing. John Van Dinther, 74, went missing on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at around noon and it led to a search throughout the Jerseydale area until he was found days later on Saturday, […]

Hospital board to seek measure on ballot for building

Matthew Matthiessen Details about a ballot measure which the John C. Fremont Healthcare District plans to put before voters were shared last week. Hospital officials are eyeing a measure that would help pay for a new hospital facility. By law, hospitals across the state must meet certain earthquake proofing requirements found in SB1953 — the Hospital Seismic Safety Act — […]

Coronavirus concerns being addressed locally

It’s been all over the national news: the coronavirus is causing concern around the globe. As of Tuesday morning, there were 4,473 confirmed cases worldwide, which was a 10-fold increase over the number of cases from just a week prior. There are also 107 deaths, another massive increase from 18 deaths the week prior. “This is concerning for all of […]

Liquor licenses may grow in county if bill passes muster

California Legislature will take up measure that could help restaurants in the county

It might have flown under the radar a bit, but one of the more important discussions the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors have had recently took place last week. The board voted unanimously to push forward a proposal for legislation which seeks 10 additional alcohol licenses for Mariposa County. Those license would allow hard liquor to be served for applicants […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Jan. 20 – Trespassing was reported on Brown Bear Lane and on Highway 140 in Mariposa and on Schoolhouse Road in Catheys Valley. • There was a traffic accident on Highway 132 in Coulterville. • Harassment was reported on 10th Street in Mariposa. • There was an aggressive dog on Guadalupe Creek Road in Mariposa. • Petty […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Jan. 20-26

• EMS -9 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 0 • 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 various […]