2020-02-06 E-Edition

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A banner season

Courtesy photoThe 2019-20 Mariposa County High School wrestling team is shown after winning the section title in Stockton this past Saturday. The team edged out Big Valley Christian in order to claim the blue banner. Mariposa’s season isn’t over, however. The team will compete in the league tournament this Saturday at Big Valley Christian. Matches are expected to begin around […]

Pickin’ it right

Renowned concert series takes place in woman’s living room at Coolwater Ranch


Robin Ralston stands in front of her living room stage holding a poster of musician Beppe Gambetta. Photo by Kellie Flanagan What do acoustic string masters Preston Reed, Pierre Ben Sousan and Beppe Gambetta have in common? They’re champion innovators, musicians’ musicians and they’ve all played guitar in Robin Ralston’s living room in Nipinnawasee for the Coolwater Ranch House Concert […]

Rock and a hard place

Ferguson Project just might become reality

This is what Caltrans officials hope the rock shed at the Ferguson Slide area will look like when completed. Drawing courtesy CaltransThere was some irony last week when members of the Ferguson Project team of Caltrans took “a couple of wrong turns” on their way to a meeting in El Portal. However, with the four-member team arriving about 25 minutes […]

Chase in Mariposa leads to two arrests

 A routine traffic stop turned into a chase and subsequent arrest of two people last week. Ricky Gonzales, 64, Merced, and Michael Murray, 38, Fresno were both arrested following the incident. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, at around 8:58 p.m. on Jan. 29, a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a black Honda Civic near the 5200 block […]

‘Mariposa Clean Sweep’ sets fourth annual event April 18

“Mariposa Clean Sweep” is set for Saturday, April 18. This is the fourth annual Clean Sweep and everyone is encouraged to attend. It is held in conjunction the annual Health and Wellness Fair, which is the same day. Everyone is invited to participate in the event, during which volunteers will be picking up trash and debris throughout the town of […]

Master gardeners mark 25 years in county


Marilou Ellis, left, and Betty Massey share a laugh during a recent interview about the program. Photo by Greg LittleEditor’s note: This is the first in a four-part series about the UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Marilou Ellis is shown with Joe Higuera while at a booth promoting master gardeners. The […]

How to become a master gardener

Becoming a master gardener takes dedication, but once completed, is rewarding and helps the entire community. To begin, submit an application to take the training classes. Classes consist of 15 weeks of training (approximately four hours per week) plus reading and activities. Classes are taught by experts in their field and address research-based information that is relevant to California and […]

Gun accident occurs during sheriff’s office training

An accidental discharge of a firearm occurred during a routine training session held by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. During the low light shooting range training exercise last Wednesday, a Mariposa County Sheriff’s sergeant accidentally shot himself in the calf with his assigned service firearm. He was treated by range staff until Mercy Ambulance arrived. This was a non-life threatening […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Booking Report Here are some of the highlights from the recent booking reports at the Mariposa County Jail. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Jan. 27 – Cindi Lee Eagle, 57, Catheys Valley, was arrested on a probation violation. Jan. 28 – Ryan Daniel Gordon, 35, Mariposa, was arrested for driving without […]