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News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log June 3 – A feral kitten was reported on Mariposa Street in Mariposa. • There was a report of vandalism on Fiske Road in Greeley Hill. • Loose dogs and a peacock were reported on Woodview Lane in Mariposa. • There was a mountain lion sighted on Highway 49 South in Mariposa. • Dogs were locked in […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

May 27-June 2

• EMS – 6 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 1 • 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 […]

Sign up now for emergency notifications

With the summer heat back, the fire danger in Mariposa County grows with each day. The lessons over the past two years with the Detwiler and Ferguson fires has shown the importance of getting emergency alerts. The Mariposa County Sheriff ’s Office has an emergency alert system in place and everyone is encouraged to sign up for the service. The […]

Untz and for all?

Recent festival draws noise complaints, future uncertain


The Untz Festival is popular among attendees, but neighbors complained this year about the noise.Several community members were upset by what they felt was too much noise generated by the Untz Festival over the first weekend of June. Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies told the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last week that the festival angered “quite a few people.” […]

Your photos

Submitted photoReader Sally Dupree shot this photo of a sunset at Mt.Bullion. It was taken from her porch with an iPhone7 near Mount Ophir Road. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. Please include your name and a short description of the photo. … An online subscription is required to view news […]

Focusing on health

County holds two-day workshop aimed at building a healthy future

From left, Katrina Deloso and Juliet Sims of the Prevention Institute explain an activity which was held at a recent workshop for organizations around the county, aimed at improving health in the county. Photo by Matt Johnson A two-day workshop held on June 5-6 in Mariposa was geared toward improving health in the county. The meeting stemmed from county health […]

Just Dutch It

Photo by Matt JohnsonLocal author Linda Dixon is shown at the Mariposa County Library on Saturday, June 8. Dixon was one of several authors who were selling their books at the first-ever author’s fair. The fair included other activities, such as book readings, scavenger hunts and more. Dixon’s book, “Just Dutch It,” can be purchased on Amazon.com or http:// justdutchit.com. […]

Yosemite to get its own rock climbing exhibit

Plan now being developed by experts


Rock climbing has always been a popular sport at Yosemite National Park. Now, it appears rock climbing will get its own exhibit at the park. Submitted photo There might not be a better person to spearhead the creation of a rock climbing exhibit in Yosemite National Park than Ken Yager. Yager has been enthralled with climbing since he was a […]

Electric grid upgrade being planned as part of Exchequer-Yosemite work

A major project is being planned over the next two years to ensure sufficient electric power in Mariposa County. Pacific Gas & Electric officials said the proposed Exchequer-Yosemite Reliability Project is a key component as the company continues its work to provide power to the county. The project includes upgrades to the existing Exchequer Yosemite power line, which stretches from […]

Probation department inviting grant proposals

The Mariposa County Probation Department is seeking requests for proposals (RFP) from Mariposa County residents for innovative programs or projects that prevent, improve and/or address issues related to criminal justice. Any individual, organization or group may apply for the grant funds. A nonprofit status is not required. The Local Innovation Grant is supported by funds in the Community Corrections Partnership […]


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