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News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Aug. 12 – There were loose black cows on Mt. Bullion Cutoff Road in Mariposa. • Inappropriate texts were reported on Grist Road in Mariposa. • There was a report of trespassing on Mary Harrison Mine Road in Coulterville. • A civil issue over an animal was reported on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • There was a […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Aug. 12-Aug. 18

• EMS – 4 • Fires – 5 • Public Assists – 1 • 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 […]

Defunct group donates funds to aid with project

Shown are those involved in the transfer of funds to a local group in Catheys Valley. Pictured are Sandy Ziegenfuss and Debbie Lester, members of the Cemetery Ad Hoc Committee; Richard Westfall, president of the Catheys Valley Historical Society; and Kori Smith, Terry Guenthart and Ken Davis, members of the now defunct Catheys Valley Community Group. Submitted photosKen Davis of […]

Man with local ties staying busy in Hollywood

Scheduled to film pilot show in Mariposa about fictional restaurant


Daniel GilgerDaniel Gilger grew up in Mariposa, which is about as opposite from Hollywood as can be. But the local man, who graduated from Mariposa County High School in 2018, is trying to make a name for himself in the city of glitz and glamour. Gilger is part of a crew — Emerging Productions — starting a new comedy show […]

Yosemite helitack member Wonenberg earns top award

Heather WonenbergThe National Wildfire Coordinating Group in Boise, Idaho has awarded Yosemite National Park Helitack member Heather Wonenberg the 2018 Outstanding Wildfire EMS Individual of the Year Award. This award recognizes and honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work, actions or programs in emergency medical service for our nation’s wildland firefighters. Over the course of the past eight years, Wonenberg […]

Scare at Senior Center turns out to be minor fire

A fire engine is shown outside of the Mariposa Senior Center on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Matt JohnsonA scare at the Mariposa Senior Center forced the evacuation of a number of senior citizens, but ended up being a minor issue. Each weekday, senior citizens from the community are served lunch for low cost at the center. Several seniors were ready […]

Field of Service passed on to local youth Jack Bertram



Shown is the scene at the Mariposa Museum and History Center from a previous year’s Field of Service. This year marks the fifth year anniversary of the event. Photo by Matt JohnsonEvery year, dozens of American flags are posted at and grace the lawn of the Mariposa Museum and History Center. These flags are part of the annual Field of […]

Culvert repairs ongoing in area near Fish Camp

Shown are photos of the culvert work being done by Caltrans. Submitted photos by CaltransCaltrans is upgrading 19 culverts on State Route 41 in Mariposa County with funds from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The $210,000 project will fix underground drainage systems from south of Miami Mountain Road in the town of […]

Triangle Road closures are slated for tree work

There will be some delays along Triangle Road in Mariposa County for the next couple of weeks. Officials at Blue Ridge Services said various tree working is being done along the road. The work began on Wednesday of this week and is expected to continue for two weeks. The delays will be closing the road for about 15 minutes at […]

Branding road show makes final stop in Catheys Valley


Tara Schiff makes a presentation about the county’s branding effort on Monday night in Catheys Valley. Photo by Nicole W. LittleIt was nearly impossible to determine what the few members of the public had to say during a meeting Monday afternoon about the place branding proposal from Mariposa County. The reason: The public was asked to write down their opinions […]


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