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News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Dec. 31 – A missing horse was located on Coronado Road in Lake Don Pedro. • A vehicle was reported as stolen on Highway 49 North in Mariposa. • There were neighbor issues reported on Shetland Lane in Coulterville. Jan. 1 – Fireworks were reported as seen on Hill Top Drive and as heard on Woodland Drive, […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Dec. 31-Jan. 6

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 4 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 0 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 […]

Quinn to address fire issue

Bernie QuinnA recap of state fires and how to prepare for the future will be addressed for the public at an upcoming gathering. It will be on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 9:45 a.m. at the Miners Roadhouse. The meeting is being presented by the Mariposa Democratic Club. With California still reeling from the last few years of catastrophic fires, including […]

YARTS raises fares for travel to Yosemite

Effective Jan. 1, Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) service has a new fare rate structure that reflects a fare increase — the first in more than 10 years. The increase was approved in October 2018 by the Joint Powers Authority Board and the Authority Advisory Committee, which is made up of members of the public, local businesses as well […]

Childcare workshop slated at library in Mariposa

The Mariposa County Library will be holding a free childcare workshop on Saturday, Jan. 26. Child Care 101 will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for young adults ages 13-21. It is geared toward those who might be caring for younger brothers and sisters, a neighbor’s children, those interested in becoming a childcare professional, or even simply taking […]

Citrus preservation to be focus of class

A citrus preservation class will be offered in Mariposa County. The University of California Cooperative Extension Service is offering the class on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from noon to 3 p.m. at McCay Hall in Catheys Valley. Sue Mosbacher, UCCE Master Food Preserver Program Coordinator in the Central Sierra, is coordinating the event. UC Master Food Preservers will offer techniques in […]

County residents invited to share stories on library’s Write to Read radio program

Everyone has a story to share, whether it’s in the form of a memoir, a short story or a poem. The Mariposa Library is now offering an opportunity for local residents to share their stories through its new Write to Read program on KRYZ Radio, 98.5 FM in Mariposa. The half-hour show, which will begin airing on Sunday, Feb. 3, […]

Health officer provides information on flu season



The top health officer in Mariposa County has provided an update regarding this year’s flu season. Health Officer Dr. Eric Sergienko spoke to the Mariposa County Supervisors recently about the issue. He said this year’s predominant strain of influenza is H1N1. “Typically we advocate older folks and kids to get the flu vaccine, but we know with this particular strain, […]

And the parade winners are …

Diane’s Dance Studio was named Best in Show. Savanna Rainwater, Sally Southwood, Chelsea Linn and the owner of Diane’s Dance Studio, Diane Altimus, are shown. Submitted photosThe Merry Mountain Christmas Parade was held Saturday, Dec. 8 in Mariposa. There were several entries, but only five ended up winning awards. The annual event is sponsored by the Mariposa County Chamber of […]


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