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Willey gets more than seven years in prison

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A Mariposa man was sentenced to over seven years in prison for crimes relating to a Sept. 22, 2017 incident in which he broke into a house in Mariposa County and callously assaulted a man who was with his ex-girlfriend. Judge Robert F. Moody sentenced Luke Willey, 38, to seven years and four months last Thursday in Mariposa County Superior […]

PG&E stepping up vegetation removal

Crews from PG&E are ramping up efforts to remove hazardous vegetation in Mariposa County. They have established a “micro” location at the fairgrounds in Mariposa. Submitted photo Pacific Gas & Electric is making another push to remove vegetation from Mariposa County. PG&E officials announced last week it is accelerating its vegetation management work in the central and southern regions of […]

Property tax relief possible as result of Ferguson Fire

Mariposa County officials have announced property damaged by the Ferguson Fire may be eligible for property tax relief through assessment adjustment procedures. If a property suffered $10,000 or more in damage, you may file an Application for Reassessment of Property Damaged by Misfortune or Calamity with the Assessor Recorder’s Office. Forms are available at the Assessor-Recorder’s Office in the Hall […]

Wall seeks board seat


Christy WallMy name is Christy Wall. I am running for the Mariposa County School Board representing District 3. Our school district will be better served with more transparency, a fresh set of eyes and a new energetic response to public concerns. I have a BA degree in liberal arts with a double major in philosophy and theology and a double […]

Mariposa County 4-H to attend Ironstone Concours D’Elegance

Local 4-H members are shown from a previous trip to the Ironstone Concours D’Elegance. Submitted photoThe five foothill counties, along with San Joaquin County 4-H, will have 4-H members represented at the Ironstone Concours D’Elegance. It is slated for Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. Also attending will be a few 4-H state ambassadors. This is the […]

Make space for Makerspace

Are you looking for something fun (and free) to do with the kids? Want to expand your creative horizons or try a new hobby before you spend money on equipment? The Mariposa Library’s Green S.T.E.A.M. Makerspace program is for you. The program offers free workshops on a variety of topics based on the overriding theme of sustainability and incorporating the […]

Dem group is seeking to fill committee seats

The Mariposa County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC) is seeking to fill vacancies in the group. The reason, officials said, is to ensure that all supervisor districts in Mariposa County are fully represented on the committee. The MCDCC participates in setting the party platform, endorses issues and candidates, and seeks to maximize voter participation in elections. To serve on the committee, […]

Hospital has upcoming events

Three upcoming events held by the John C. Fremont Healthcare District are aimed at educating the community about various healthcare topics. The Living Well Series began on Sept. 5 and workshops will be held again on Sept. 19 and Sept. 26. They will be held at 5300 Highway 49 in Mariposa. The series is meant for individuals who are dealing […]

SBA offering low-interest loans because of Ferguson Fire impact

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses impacted by the Ferguson Fire. The fire began July 13 and was declared contained on Aug. 19. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr.’s designated representative, Mark S. Ghilarducci, director […]

JCF offers paid nurse training

John C. Fremont Healthcare District is offering a nursing assistant training program. The start date of the training program is Nov. 5. It is an eight week paid on-the-job training program in which trainees are hired as temporary employees. Trainees will earn the current minimum wage during the training program, and upon satisfactory completion of the educational requirements and successfully […]


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