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You can be a hero for bats

Annual week marked

Some people might be fearful of bats, but they actually offer many benefits to the ecosystem. Courtesy photoOct. 24-31 was Bat Week, an annual, international celebration of the role bats play in the natural world. Bats are unique creatures. There are more than 1,400 species of bats in the world, about 20 percent of all mammal species. About two-thirds of […]

Local author pens book about veteran

The cover of Mariposan George Tuthill’s book is shown. It is entitled “The One Twenty” and is about a former veteran who returns to the United States after serving overseas. Courtesy photoIt took George Tuthill over 10 years to publish his book, but he couldn’t be more proud. “The One Twenty,” a 396 page novel, details life for fictional character […]

CDFW offering 60 apprentice pheasant hunts across the state

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is hosting 60 special pheasant hunts this fall and winter to serve new hunters, youth hunters, mobility impaired hunters, families and others with limited experience or opportunity to hunt. The hunts take place from November through February in almost every part of the state from Siskiyou and Plumas counties in the north […]

CHP gives lane splitting tips

Lane splitting is a privilege enjoyed by California motorcyclists. With this freedom comes a greater responsibility for motorcyclists and drivers to share the road and create a safer highway environment. In 2016, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed California Assembly Bill 51, which defined motorcycle lane splitting and authorized the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to develop educational safety tips. Through […]

Sierra National Forest plans to continue prescribed burning in the Bass Lake Ranger District

Sierra National Forest Fire Managers plan implementation of the 2018/19 fall/winter/spring burning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District. The projects will consist of two activities: pile burning and understory burning. These burn projects are widely dispersed throughout the ranger district, with many of the projects located at the higher elevations of the district. Some locations are near populated areas […]

Vehicle spirals into restrooms at visitor center in Mariposa

This Mitsubishi Outlander plunged into the restroom facility at the Mariposa Visitor Center, ending up flush against the wall, but only minimal damage to both the vehicle and restroom was apparent. Photo by Matt JohnsonA vehicle collided with the restrooms at the Mariposa County Visitor Center on Sunday afternoon. At approximately noon, Wasim Khan, 63, of Parsippany, New Jersey, was […]

Outdoor yoga class is slated

Are you interested in yoga or the outdoors? If so, there’s an organization just for you. The Sierra Foothill Conservancy, an environmental conservation organization, is hosting an outdoor yoga event. This outdoor flow class and short hike is for all levels. It will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. The class will meet at the Mariposa […]

Mystery solved: Viral photo from Taft Point identified thanks to sharing on social media


A viral photo from Yosemite National Park has been identified. According to ABC News, there was a 10-day hunt for a mystery couple’s engagement photo at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park. The photo was taken by photographer Matthew Dippel of Kentwood, Mich., and it appeared to be a proposal at the famed site at the park. But, Dippel had […]

Area Fishing Forecast

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News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Oct. 15 – Stray cows were reported on Mt. Bullion Ridge Road in Mt. Bullion. • A sparking chain was reported on northbound Highway 49 in Mariposa. • There was a report of stolen mail on Dogtown Road in Mariposa. • Deputies investigated a report of cyber bullying on Fiske Road in Mariposa. • There was an […]

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