Final chance given for Don Pedro sewer rates

Residents in Lake Don Pedro will have one more chance to approve wastewater rate increases, or the county may have to take matters into its own hands. At issue is the aging wastewater system and how much it will cost to get that system into compliance. Mariposa County Department of Public Works Director Mike Healy said the system is in […]

Make It-Take It Valentine’s workshop set

The Mariposa County Library will celebrate Valentine’s Day and Random Acts of Kindness Day (Sunday, Feb. 17) by offering a free workshop this Thursday, Feb. 14. People of all ages and abilities can make a pop-up card, and/or origami flowers and 3D printed heart boxes or pendants for someone special in their lives. Registration is not required. Doors to the […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Feb. 4 – There was a tree blocking Indian Peak Road in Mariposa. • A bull pine was reported on Hunters Valley Road in Bear Valley. • Rock and debris was reported on Yaqui Gulch Road in Mariposa. • Attendance issues were reported at Greeley Hill Elementary School in Greeley Hill. Feb. 5 – Downed trees were […]

What’s the story behind a goose having two bands?

California Outdoors Q&A

Sam is shown with his goose, which has both a band and a color marker. CDFW photoQuestion: I am a Colorado resident, although I grew up in California and attended college at UC Santa Barbara. My degree is in aquatic biology and I am interested in the science behind waterfowl banding studies. I hunted waterfowl in California with my out-of-state […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Feb. 4-10

• EMS – 7 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 7 • 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 […]

Dyer named newest American Forests California state director

Brittany DyerJad Daley, American Forests’ President and CEO, announced in late January that former Madera County Chief of Staff, Brittany Dyer, has been named American Forests’ California State Director. This position is the first of a planned wave of new state and regional postings, bringing the nation’s oldest and most established forest organization into a new model of distributed staff […]

Officials hope to rebuild Indian Gulch bridge by 2024

Temporary crossing to be built

An important bridge located in Catheys Valley that has been unusable due to damage sustained during a massive storm on March 22 of last year will eventually be rebuilt. Due to the storm, the Indian Gulch Bridge over Bear Creek was completely destroyed. “It’s really important to the folks down there, not only to access their property and their livelihoods, […]

Online applications are available now for the Joice Island wild pig hunt days

There isn’t much time left to sign up, but the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering wild pig hunting opportunities in March and April at the Joice Island Unit of the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County. The 2019 Joice Island pig hunt drawings will be administered online exclusively. CDFW is accepting applications until 4 p.m. […]

Recycling concerns discussed by board

Changes in China’s trade import policies have officials in the United States scrambling to figure out how to adjust. That stress has even reached Mariposa County. The changes have significantly disrupted recycling efforts by restricting foreign imports of recyclable materials and requiring reduced contamination levels in recycling streams. “There has been a great change in how the main buyer of […]

Area Fishing Forecast

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