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News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Jan. 7 – Deputies investigated a report of assault and battery on 10th Street in Mariposa. • There was a calf in the roadway on Old Highway South in Mariposa. Jan. 8 – Someone surrendered a firearm at Idle Wheels in Mariposa. • There was an aggressive dog reported on Bear Valley Road in Hornitos. Jan. 9 […]

Fashion show to raise money for Elegant Dress Closet

Last year’s high school models are shown at the Tea and Fashion Show. Submitted photo by Anita Starchman BryantSoroptimist International of Mariposa is hosting the Elegant Dress Closet Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, Feb. 9. It will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa Senior Center at 5246 Spriggs Lane. Tickets are $15 and are available […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Jan. 7-Jan. 13

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 2 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 […]

‘Two from the Heart’ set to premiere at art gallery

The Mariposa County Arts Council presents “Two from the Heart,” a dual exhibition featuring individual and collaborative work of artists Penny Otwell and Tim DeWitt. The exhibit’s opening reception will be on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery located at 5009 Highway 140 in downtown Mariposa. Alongside their gallery work, Otwell and DeWitt have […]

Willey’s prison sentence reduced slightly



Luke WilleyThe prison sentence of an area man convicted of a violent attack in 2017 has been reduced. Luke George Willey, 39, was originally sentenced by Judge Robert F. Moody in September to seven years, four months in San Quentin State Prison. Now, Willey has had his sentence reduced to six years by Moody. Fines and restitution orders remain intact. […]

What does it mean to take urchins by hand?

Purple urchins, sea stars and anemones are shown at Shaw’s Cove. CDFW photo by Dianna Porzio Question: The regulations state that sea urchins “may be taken only on hookand line or with the hands.” Does “with the hands” mean that I can use pliers, a knife or any hand-plying tool to help in gathering the urchins, or do I have […]

Dedicated volunteers are aiming to support Little League program



There are thousands of people who can look back with a smile now, years later, and remember their time in little league. So many memories are made during youth baseball. Little League baseball has been a staple of American living for decades. In Mariposa County, a group of dedicated board members are striving to strengthen the Little League program. Marc […]

Sierra National Forest seeks input of public for 2020 California off-highway vehicle grant funding

The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input for the California 2019 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle. Part of the grant process is gathering input or project ideas that individuals and organizations would like to have included in the 2019 submission. This feedback will be considered in development of the preliminary grant applications and […]

Ag outreach program slated

Local agricultural producers are invited to connect with local business purchaser for this years Submitted photoThe Mariposa Agri-Nature Association is sponsoring “Ag Producers & Purchasers Connect” on Jan. 24. The purpose of the connection is to bring together Mariposa County agricultural producers with commercial purchasers. It will be an opportunity for growers/ ranchers to discuss what products purchasers would be […]

Area Fishing Forecast

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