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Being positive is crucial for cancer survivor Leslie Foley

FREE A survivor — twice

There are many things that can be said about Leslie Foley. Cancer survivor — twice. Dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Loyal employee at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. However, one thing might stand above all of those: Positive attitude. “I count everyday as a blessing,” said Foley. Indeed. Foley, 57, was doing everything normal people do when she had just turned […]

Judge says Cox must vacate land

Ordered to leave by Oct. 30

Local landowner Jerry Cox has been ordered to vacate his property by Oct. 30. That was the ruling by Judge Dana Walton on Monday in a specially called hearing in Mariposa County Superior Court. There was a hearing held last week about the matter, however, officials from Mariposa County sought clarification about the court’s order for the sale of the […]

Crews get handle on Briceburg Fire


In the early afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 8, there was no mistaking a major fire was burning in Mariposa County. Cell phones captured it on video from various locations. In Cathey’s Valley, a look to the east was all that was needed because a huge plume of smoke had risen from the Briceburg Fire. That fire began on Oct. 6 […]

Hemp process continues with planning board



The cultivation of hemp in Mariposa County has been a topic of hot discussion dating back to the spring. At Friday’s Mariposa County Planning Commission meeting, the issue at hand was essentially whether to begin moving forward toward allowing hemp cultivation in the county or whether to continue tabling the issue. The commission voted 3-2 to recommend that the Mariposa […]

Royal treatment

Photo by Matt JohnsonDuring a special rally held last Friday on the Mariposa County High School campus, Carson Arebalo (right) was announced as the 2019 MCHS homecoming king, while Patricia Flanagan (right) was named the queen. The rally featured music, games and even a pep talk from athletic director Trace DeSandres, who pumped up the students by leaping over a […]

The 4-H ‘family’ is critical to its success, many members say


Shown from left are 4-H youth Danny Brown, Savannah Brown, Eric Brown, Jack Bertram and Raegan Broomfield. Photo by Greg Little Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series about the Mariposa County 4-H program. At the ripe old age of 19, Raegan Broomfield was the veteran in the room. For 14 years, Broomfield has been a member […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Oct. 7 – Power poles were down on Silva Road in Mariposa. • There was an injured fawn in the road on Highway 49 North in Mariposa. • Loose llamas and sheep were reported on Kemble Road in Mariposa. • Misplaced cats were reported on Allen Court in Mariposa. • There was a vehicle fire on Stonecrest […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Oct. 7-13

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

Go West, car show all set for this weekend

The eighth annual Mariposa-Yosemite Hot Rod and Custom Car Show will be happening this week. In addition, the annual Mariposa Go West Festival is also taking place. At one point, officials had canceled the car show because of the Briceburg Fire, however, it will be held from Oct. 18-20. Event coordinator Scott Fiester of the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce […]

County on the path toward enhancing creek parkway

Officials on track to having final plan by end of the year


What is the Mariposa Creek Parkway? It’s talked about from time to time in the community, but what does it encompass? What is the status of it? Those details were discussed last week at a Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting. The parkway has been a vision held by many officials in Mariposa County for a long time. The parkway […]


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