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Fire Safe Council urges area citizens to utilize brushing, chipping program

Shown is an example of how the branches should be placed to get chipping services from the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council. Submitted photoThe Mariposa Fire Safe Council encourages area citizens to get brushing and chipping done as quickly as possible. The window for the free services is closing in February, or possibly earlier, if the funds run out. Here […]

Input sought by county on redistricting planning

  The maps are now in. Grab your reading classes, a copy of each map and start looking; the county will begin accepting in-person input on the draft maps beginning Nov. 1. An update to the lines drawn within Mariposa County, this redistricting process occurs every decade, simultaneous with the U.S. Census data release. The last redistricting process happened in […]

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. Oct. 11 – No bookings. Oct. 12 – No bookings. Oct. 13 – No bookings. Oct. 14 – No bookings. Oct. 15 – Daniel Alexssande Serrano, 23, Modesto, […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

October 11 - October 17

• EMS – 2 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 0 • 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 […]

Wildlife service seeks comments on protection of land for fishers

Shown is a fisher, the species at the center of a new public comment period from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Submitted photo Public input is being sought on the designation of more than 550,000 acres as critical habitat for the fisher. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced this week it is seeking that comment for […]

Mariposa County youth encouraged to enter writing contest, cash prizes will go to winners

Oh the weather outside is frightful. Well, maybe not unless you consider the blazing hot summer we’ve been through this year. But fall is upon us and that means one thing — Christmas is coming! Because of that, it means our annual Home for the Holidays special edition writing contest is back. The contest was put on hold last year […]

Live Your Dream applications are now being accepted by local club

The Soroptimist International of Mariposa Club has been around since 1965, actively fundraising to provide cash awards to women in the community who are working to better their lives through additional schooling. Applications for the 2021/2022, “Live Your Dream Awards” are now being accepted. Soroptimist Clubs around the world award more than $2.8 million annually in Live Your Dream Awards […]

Catheys Valley woman named to dean’s list

Laurel Wagner was recently named to Biola University’s dean’s list for academic excellence. Wagner, a political science major from Catheys Valley, was one of more than 1,800 students who were named to the dean’s list in spring 2021. Biola students are placed on the dean’s list to honor those with a GPA of 3.6 or higher — while enrolled in […]

Candle lighting returns to Hornitos on All Souls Day

Once a year, on Nov. 2 in Hornitos, a candle-lit procession winds its way up a hill toward St. Catherine’s Catholic Church and to the cemetery beyond in observance of El Dia De Los Muertos — also known as the Day of the Dead. Fr. Steve Bulfer will lead the blessing of the cemetery at the grave of early Hornitos […]

Through the roof

Photo submitted by Gerry EdwardsThe strong winds passing through the Sierra Foothills on the night of Oct. 11 were powerful enough to knock a tree over Mariposa resident Gerry Edward’s home. The tree came crashing through his roof and ceiling, leaving a large, splintered trunk in his yard. Edwards lives on Yaqui Gulch Road. … An online subscription is required […]

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