Cheryl Ferguson

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Cheryl Ann (Haas) Ferguson, loving wife, mother of two sons and grandmother to Mason and Abigail, passed away at age 62. Cheryl was born in Panama City, Fla., to Rodney and Verna (Winkle) Haas on Jan. 13, 1959. She graduated from Mariposa County High School in 1977. Cheryl attended Fresno City College and Fresno State […]

Kimbro memorial scheduled

The family of Gail Kimbro will have a barbecue with potluck and celebration of his life on 4th of July weekend at his home in Big Grizzly. Commemoration and placement of urn will be Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 1 p.m., followed by a barbecue at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to camp-out and stay through the weekend! Considering the […]

Collin Takash

Collin Anthony Takash, 35, of Mariposa, passed away unexpectedly on April 9, 2021, at Kaiser Medical Center, Fresno, Calif. Collin was born March 25, 1986, the second son of Anthony P. and Donna E. (Knapp) Takash. He graduated from Mariposa County High School in 2004. In recent years, Collin’s battle with serious medical issues showed his courage in facing life […]

Betty Wass

Betty Ione Wass passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 96 on April 13, 2021. She was born on May 11, 1924, in Hanford, Calif., to Eugene and Laura Prather. Betty grew up in Bear Valley and lived most of her life in Mariposa. Her hobbies were gambling, fishing and being around people. She is survived by […]

Elinore Burns

Former Mariposa resident, Elinore Burns, passed to her rest on March 10, 2021, at her home in Sonora, Calif. She was born Dec. 11, 1924. Elinore was the wife of Dr. Al Burns, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who preceded her in death in 2005. As a couple, they were best known for their dental office/ home on Triangle Park […]

Information sought about hiker missing in Yosemite



Ralph ElliottYosemite National Park Officials are asking for more information about a missing day hiker who was believed to have been headed up to the Upper Yosemite Fall overlook and Eagle Peak on April 22 and has not been seen since. Ralph Elliott is described as a 51-year-old white male who is muscular and fit, has blue eyes, a beard, […]

Reforestation effort in high gear, officials say

These photos depict the current efforts of forest service officials in doing reforestation work following last year’s devastating Creek Fire. Submitted photos The High Sierra Ranger District (HSRD) began its 2021 reforestation program recently. This year, there is a huge push to address the need of reforestation within the Creek Fire footprint. The Creek Fire was the largest single fire […]

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. April 19 – Nathaniel Jeffrey Biehn, 26, Coulterville, was arrested for obstruction of a public officer, evading police, battery of a police officer or emergency personnel and assault […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

April 19-25

• EMS – 2 • Fires – 4 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 1 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 […]

IN BRIEF

AA group resuming meetings The How It Works AA Group will be starting up again in May at the American Legion Hall at 5119 Bullion, on the corner of 12th and Bullion in Mariposa, every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. This is an in-town meeting for those who don’t or can’t drive. All are welcomed and court cards will […]