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Mariposa County Fire Response Log

June 24-July 1

• EMS – 7 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 1 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 and […]

Hike to Nelder Grove is scheduled July 14

Mark your calendars. On July 14, a tour will be hosted of the Graveyard of the Giants Trail in Nelder Grove of the Sierra National Forest. Submitted photoOutdoor enthusiasts will want to take note of an upcoming event not far from Mariposa. On Saturday, July 14, the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association (SVSBA) will host a tour of the Graveyard […]

New tourism bureau director is introduced as Terry Selk departs



Jonathan Farrington (left) was introduced to the public as the new director of the Yosemite-Mariposa Tourism Bureau executive director. Outgoing director Terry Selk (right) made the introduction. Photo by Matt JohnsonThe Yosemite-Mariposa Tourism Bureau has a new director. Jonathan Farrington has officially started at the helm of the bureau after the resignation of former director Terry Selk. Selk introduced Farrington […]

CDFW Commission adopts master plan, much more in June

At its June 2018 meeting in Sacramento, the California Fish and Game Commission took action on a number of issues affecting California’s natural resources. The commission voted unanimously to adopt the 2018 Master Plan for Fisheries: A Guide for Implementation of the Marine Life Management Act. The plan advances comprehensive marine ecosystem management using the best available science, meeting stock […]

JCF board plans to look at another hospital about possible construction



Rebecca Swisher, left, was named the John C. Fremont Healthcare District employee of the month for July. She is shown with board chairman Candy O’Donel-Browne during the June 27 meeting. Photo by Matt JohnsonAfter visiting with upper management at Lompoc Valley Medical Center in June to learn about constructing a new hospital, representatives from the John C. Fremont Healthcare District […]

Minnesota artist winner of the 2018-19 California Duck Stamp Art Contest

This painting by Mark Thone was winner of the 2018-19 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. It depicts black brant, a species of goose. The species for the 2019-20 contest will be the norhtern pintail. Submitted photoA painting by Mark Thone of Shakopee, Minn., has been chosen as the winner of the 2018-19 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. The painting, which […]

Probation department seeking proposals for available grant

The Mariposa County Probation Department is seeking requests for proposals (RFP) from the Mariposa County community 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 […]

Take to the water July 7 for free fishing day

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is encouraging all Californians to give fishing a try for free on July 7 and Sept. 1. CDFW offers two free fishing days annually, typically around the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. On these two designated days, people can fish without having to buy a sport fishing license. Free fishing […]

County codes now online with searchable database


If you’ve ever wondered about county ordinances concerning dogs, or roads or just about anything, finding that information is now a lot easier. “Things are changing,” said Rhonda Scherf, legal executive assistant to county counsel. The undertaking actually began 10 years ago when Scherf decided to put the county codes online. Under that system, she created PDF files and then […]

Supervisors approve Tenaya zip line project



Rob Terry, Central Section American Planning Association Director (right) presents Sarah Williams, Mariposa County Planning Department Director (left) with a 2018 Excellence and Achievement in Planning – Best Practices Category Award. Terry made the presentation at a June Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting. Photo by Matt JohnsonA proposal to create a zip line course at Tenaya Lodge was approved […]


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