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Mariposa County Fire Response Log

April 9-15• EMS – 8 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 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 […]

Important election dates set

The election season has been heating up lately, and some important dates are upcoming. The Mariposa County Registrar of Voters Office has announced several key dates. May 21 is the last day to register to vote. Persons who have not registered can do so at the Mariposa County Clerk’s Office located in the government center complex in Mariposa. To check […]



Christopher Lee Sitton, 34, of Mariposa, was arrested on April 4 for the charge of “sending harmful matter to seduce minors.” Our story had the charge listed incorrectly and included sexual intercourse. We apologize for the error. The actual charge accuses Sitton of penal code 288.2, which includes someone who knowingly “distributes, sends, causes to be sent, exhibits, or offers […]

Donations sought for summer docent program at the museum

Madison Stitt was one of the first docents hired to be part of the Summer Docent Program at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. Donations are now being sought to help local high school students learn job skills as well as have summer employment. Submitted photoIn the summer of 2015, The Mariposa Museum and History Center, in conjunction with Richard […]

May forum in Mariposa to focus on senior health

An educational forum will be held in May for senior citizens. The Annual Senior Health Fair and Expo will be open to seniors, family members, caregivers and other Mariposa county residents. This year’s event will be held on the second Friday of the month, May 11, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. It will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. […]

Book sale slated for May at library

The Friends of the Library’s semi-annual book sale is happening the first weekend in May. The sale starts on Thursday, May 3, from 1-6 p.m. On Friday, May 4, the sale is from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The book sale will continue Saturday, May 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the last day of the sale on […]

TBID issue discussed at supervisors meeting

Rhonda Grogan (left) was honored by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors as one of the Mariposa County First 5 Commission’s Hands on Heroes. She is shown last week with First 5 director Jeane Hetland (middle) and Mariposa County Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe. Photo by Matt JohnsonThe merits of continuing an annual tax on tourists was discussed on April 10 during […]

Childcare development will be offered

The Mariposa Local Child Care Planning Council and Merced County Office of Education will be collaborating to offer a professional development opportunity for all child care providers, educators, parents and any other interested parties. Monica Adrian, behavior support specialist, will be presenting on the topic of “Special Needs, Screening and Referral Process.” This will include how to identify children with […]

April (snow!) showers

Reader Rochelle Frank sent in this photo Tuesday morning of her tulips covered in snow on Monday evening. A late spring snow fell over parts of Mariposa County on Monday night, with higher elevations receiving more of the white stuff. Some vehicles on Monday morning could be seen with several inches of snow as drivers headed down from the higher […]

Setterberg winner of Art and Wine contest

Lorie Setterberg is shown with her winning entry for the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary art contest. Submitted photoThe Mariposa Yosemite Rotary has announced the winner of the 2018 Art and Wine Festival Promotional Art Contest. The winner is Lorie Setterberg. Her oil creation will be on posters and brochures for this year’s festival, which is on Saturday, May 26, from 11 […]

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