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A new beginning …

Photo by Nicole W. LittleConstruction work is now underway on a new Veterans Memorial which will be placed on the courthouse lawn in Mariposa. The project has been more than a year and a half in the making, and won full approval by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. Donations from many people and businesses have made it a reality […]

Supervisors pondering TOT proposal

Hotel developers offer to upgrade facilities in exchange for financial considerations


An intriguing proposition was brought before the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last week. In attendance at last week’s board meeting was Gautam Patel, a developer who is working alongside an investor group which has purchased two hotels and is in the process of purchasing two other small hotels in Mariposa. Those hotels include the Yosemite Inn, Mariposa Lodge, The […]

New election process going well: officials

FREE Most county voters should have received ballots in mail

Voting in the upcoming March primary election in Mariposa County is about as simple of a process as anyone could want. “You can vote in your pajamas with a cup of coffee in your hand,” said Keith Williams, Mariposa County clerk/treasurer/tax collector. “It is going pretty good so far,” said Courtney Progner Morrow, chief deputy county clerk who oversees the […]

And the winner is…

FREE Tom and Laura Lynn Hays earn first place in Valentine’s Contest

Editor’s note: The following story was written by Laura Lynn LaNotte-Hays, and was the winning entry in our Valentine’s Day story contest. It was the first time we have offered the contest. The winner received $200. We appreciate everyone who submitted stories. She had long, dark hair. So did he. It was 1976. Like many in this county, they met […]

Ashton trial date delayed by court


Jesse AshtonThe trial of a man accused of murdering his young son has been delayed. Jesse Ashton, 23, Mariposa, has pleaded not guilty to murdering his 22-month-old son, Bradley Reynolds, in April 2018. He remains in the Mariposa County Jail under $1 million bond. Ashton made an appearance on Tuesday in Mariposa County Superior Court before Judge Dana Walton. Ashton […]

Master gardener program in county is growing — literally


Shown from left are Mariposa County Master Gardeners Jim Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Elna Philbert, Adrianne O’Brien, Jeanne Ann Pine and program director Sheri Mace. Photo by Greg LittleEditor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series about the UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. It’s obvious being in the UC Master […]

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. Feb. 3 – Adam Joseph Hector, 39, Oakdale, was arrested for burglary and grand theft. Feb. 4 – Leonard Delarosa, 30, Hollister, was arrested for being under the […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Feb. 3-9

• EMS – 7 • Fires – 0 • 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 […]

Teen dating violence continues to be addressed



The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors declared February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Shown accepting the resolution, from left, are Mountain Crisis Services employees Judy Krause-Hankinson (legal advocate), Katy Wardle (program specialist), Kristen Fiester (program director) and Clay River (youth advocate/prevention specialist). Shown presenting the resolution is county supervisor Kevin Cann. Photo by Matt JohnsonAs a resolution […]

Step taken to solve issue with local parking district



One of Mariposa County Supervisor Kevin Cann’s main focuses, especially of late, has been the parking district situation in Mariposa. The district was formed in 1975 and it charged an ad valorem tax on properties within the district. That fee remains in place to this day, however, the funds the parking district receives annually total to approximately $4,500 — which […]


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