News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Nov. 19 – There was a loose dog issue on Crystal Cove Lane in Mariposa. • Trespassing was reported on Ben Hur Road in Mariposa. • Deputies investigated a report of harassment at the fairgrounds in Mariposa. • There was a missing orange cat reported on Highway 49 North in Mariposa. • A dog vs. dog incident […]

Over the moon for moon snails


Shown is a moon snail, common in California. Submitted photo by Genny AndersonQuestion: Can I catch moon snails in Marin County? I read one regulation that said no moon snails can be caught north of the Golden Gate Bridge, but I want to catch them at Dillon Beach. (Douglas) Answer: You read the regulations correctly. Moon snails are classified as […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Nov. 19-25

• EMS – 4 • Fires – 2 • 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 various […]

County to hire grant writer, housing director

Green light also given for new bulldozer at landfill, weed spraying program

Two new positions to deal with grant writing and housing were approved last week by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. The positions are necessary, according to the 4-0 vote by the supervisors, with Supervisor Kevin Cann excused from the meeting. The initial cost of the positions will be just over $78,000 for five months, however, the annual cost will […]

Annual home tour set for Dec. 8 in Mariposa

Shown is one of the homes which will be featured on this year’s home tour. Photo by Anita Starchman-Bryant Soroptimist International of Mariposa is planning a one-day-only Christmas home tour for Saturday, Dec. 8. It will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This tour combines a mix of traditional, contemporary and unique homes. The tour is about the holiday […]

Manna house receives donations, announces board members

Manna House of Mariposa County officials thanked the community for recent food drives and fundraisers during the first weeks of November. Both Sierra Tel and Boy Scout Troop 94 had food drives benefiting the food bank; truck loads of food and $336 in donations were raised. Robbie and Mike Crowley (shown left), owners of Chocolate Soup, raised $675 in donations […]

For a quiet walk in nature, try Silver Bar Road

This large rounded rock protruding from the end of a long ridge is called Striped Rock, and is located along Silver Bar Road in Mariposa. It may not be as big as Half Dome in Yosemite, but it’s quite large. Photos submitted by Chery DavisWe were walking along Silver Bar Road in Mariposa when we saw a giant rounded rock […]

Headed toward a resolution?

Ratepayers to decide upon controversial Coulterville water, sewer rates

The issue of water and sewer rates in Coulterville appears to be headed toward a resolution — whether the ratepayers like the final outcome or not. At the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting last week, the board voted to move into a Proposition 218 process once again, in hopes of resolving the issue. The issue has been a “long, […]

CDFW to hold public meetings Nov. 30 on elk and bighorn sheep environmental documents

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is preparing draft environmental documents that address potential impacts resulting from the implementation of elk and bighorn sheep hunting regulations. Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines, section 15082(c), public scoping sessions will be held to identify potentially significant effects on the environment that may result from the proposed regulations, as […]

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week observed

During last week’s Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting, the supervisors voted unanimously to proclaim Nov. 10-18 as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe (right) is shown presenting a resolution to two members of the community who try to find solutions to homelessness. From left, Amanda Adams and Ron Hull of the Alliance for Community Transformation’s Heritage House […]

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