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Arsonist is arrested, caught with meth pipe

Ivan FloresA Bay Area man was arrested for allegedly trying to start a fire on Highway 120 last week. On Aug. 7, at approximately 3:49 p.m., a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to the 7600 block of Highway 120 in Mariposa County for a report of a subject attempting to start a fire. Upon the deputy’s arrival, an employee […]

Officials seek help in case of missing hiker

Scott Tenczar A man has gone missing in Yosemite National Park and officials are seeking the public’s help. Scott Tenczar, 48, was last seen at the Bridgeport Ranger Station on July 25. He is an experienced hiker and knows the area well. He planned to backpack from Robinson Creek to Crown Lake, Matterhorn Canyon, Smedberg Lake, Seavey Pass and Peeler […]

Female power on display during Ferguson Fire

FREE Montanan,19, plays instrumental role in fighting fire from way above


Ann Hansen is young, but she isn’t letting that stop her from living her dream, even if it is a dream fraught with danger. Hansen, 19, was in Mariposa over the last few weeks battling the Ferguson Fire — just not as a firefighter on the ground. She is a copilot of a Sikorsky CH-54A Sky-crane helicopter. Along with her […]

Youth performs 30 random acts of kindness

Hannah Faris, 7, decided to take time this summer to serve her community in 30 different ways. Submitted photoBlack belt candidate Hannah Farris, 7, from the Oakhurst dojo of Mariposa Martial Arts Academy spent much of her summer doing something that few children her age do. She gave back to the community, expecting nothing in return. Between mid-June and mid-July, […]

Community chorus practices starting soon

The Mariposa Community Chorus is resuming rehearsals. The chorus will start practices again on Monday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa County High School. All adults and high school students are invited to join. “You just have to like to sing,” said chorus director Gail Vanderslik. “Everyone who enjoys singing in a group and performing […]

Strong group of directors

This photo was taken recently of the Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County Board of Directors who are serving in 2018-2019. From left are: Mhyrianna Root, Pastoral Adviser Sharon Amundson, Juanita DeLucia, President Bob Kirchner, Phyllis Becker, Melinda Abeles, Jim Evans, Anne Dolchanczyk, Executive Director Roger Powell, Andrew van Wyhe, George Heiss and Cathy Owens. Not pictured are Art Baggett, […]

The Trespassers, Bodie 601 to play

Bodie 601Music on the Green rolls into the last three weekends of the 2018 season this weekend. There will be the return of Bodie 601 on Friday, Aug. 10, and on Saturday, Aug. 11, hometown favorites The Trespassers take the Mariposa County Art Park stage. Back by popular demand, Bodie 601 take their name from the ghost town in the […]

Accomplished opera singer finds relaxation in Mariposa; hoping to share love of opera



Roberto MazzarellaIt’s well known that Mariposa County is a place where people come to relax. Although the area is no stranger to fires in the summertime, it is still generally viewed as a place to come to enjoy nature, get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and to relax in peaceful surroundings. One famous opera singer, Roberto […]

Open discussion set Saturday by Dems

All local Democrats and no party preference designation residents may find the next Mariposa Democratic Club meeting insightful. It is planned for Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9:45 a.m. at Miner’s Roadhouse. People should arrive at 9 a.m. if they want to order breakfast. Usually there is a monthly guest speaker. But because so much is happening in the political field, […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log July 30 – Deputies responded to two calls about neglected dogs, one on Mark Lee Road and one at Yosemite Liquor, both in Mariposa. • Grand theft was reported on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • Deputies investigated a neighbor complaint on Dogtown Road in Greeley Hill. July 31 – Loose pit bulls were reported on […]


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