Jess McCoy

Jess Allen McCoy, 44 of Mariposa, passed away into glory on Oct. 23, 2021. Jess was born on Jan. 19, 1977, to Arthur Dale McCoy and Linda Ann McCoy. A celebration of life will be on Nov. 20 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds at 2 p.m. (Please RSVP or by email to as we will be catering and […]

Zig Kuchta

Zig “Zbigniew” Kuchta, 95, of Mariposa, passed away on May 22 after an extended illness while in hospice care. Born on Oct. 5, 1925, in Kobrin, Poland, Zig’s childhood was interrupted by World War II and the invasion of his homeland in 1939. Shortly thereafter, he was deported with his family to a Soviet gulag camp where he spent two […]

Donald Hoffmann

It is with the saddest regret that we announce the death of Donald Joseph Hoffmann after a recent and courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 29, 1941, and died Oct. 19, 2021 He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Diana; daughters, Debbie (Ray) Wilson and Staci (Tony) Martinez; grandchildren, Krista Martinez and Justin Martinez; stepdaughters, Karen […]

Marina Jaramillo

Marina Anne Jaramillo was born in 1958. To her family she was known as Mer, a nickname given to her by her first grandson. She was 63 when she left this world to go home to be with her Lord and Savior. She grew up in Alameda County and later moved to Mariposa, where she spent the remainder of her […]


NOVEMBER RPEA meeting, Nov. 18 The next regular meeting of the Retired Public Employees Association will be held at noon on Thursday, Nov. 18. It will be at Miner’s Roadhouse Restaurant in Mariposa. Lunch is free for those attending the meeting. The guest speaker will be Bob Highfill from Caltrans. Guests are welcome. Featured artist Bill Fontana is the featured […]

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. Nov. 1 – Steven Ray Davis, 61, Coulterville, was arrested for transporting a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance, felony […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

November 1 - November 7

• EMS – 6 • Fires – 4 • 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 […]

New laws going into effect in state


  Gov. Gavin Newsom recently considered 836 bills proposed by the California State Legislature. He signed 770 of those bills into law. Highlights include public school requirements, health insurance protections, continued allowances for outdoor dining and year around fishing licenses. A Summary of the legislative process The California State Legislature is made up of two houses: the Senate and the […]

Homeless Awareness Week catalyst for various events by Heritage House


Mariposa Heritage House’s upcoming fundraiser takes place during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 13-21. This provides an excellent opportunity for Mariposa County to demonstrate its support in addressing and ending hunger and homelessness in Mariposa County. We will be holding a dinner/donation/raffle on Nov. 19 from 5:15-7:15 p.m. at the Senior Center to raise funds for houseless prevention […]

Political Cartoon

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