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Rodeo royalty candidates named

Rodeo royalty candidates for the 2018 Mariposa County Fair have been announced. The 2018-2019 contestants are: • Jr. Princess: Lily Habeck, 7, Catheys Valley; Danielle Turck, 10, Mariposa. • Princess: Jenna Binnewies, 13, Mariposa; Tillyanna Healey, 12, Mariposa; Desiree Turck, 14, Mariposa; Rachel Borreson, 12, Ahwhanee. • Queen: Ciana DeSelle, 17, Tuolumne; Ashley Sedgwick, 18, Snelling. Competition takes place on […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log June 18 – Trapped cats were reported on Boyer and La Rosa Roads in Mariposa. • An abandoned horse was reported on Ben Hur Road in Mariposa. • A vegetation fire was reported on Highway 132 and Wheeler Gulch in Coulterville. • A burglary was reported on Paraiso Boulevard in Lake Don Pedro. • Deputies investigated a […]

Miner’s supports local veterans

American Legion Post 567 announced that Miner’s Roadhouse 140 will honor local veterans as their “Organization of the Month” for July. As part of this program, T-Shirts are available for sale with proceeds going directly to The American Legion to support VETAPP (Veteran’s Employment Training and Placement Program). VETAPP is an extension of the Service Dog Program as the Legion […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

June 17-23

• EMS – 7 • Fires – 5 • Public Assists – 0 • 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 […]

Yosemite offers electronic entrance passes

A new electronic pass will allow for convenient entry into Yosemite National Park, where visitors can see iconic views such as Yosemite Fall. Photo by Matt JohnsonYosemite National Park officials announced last week the opportunity for park visitors to purchase their park entrance passes electronically through YourPassNow. Once visitors purchase and save their digital pass to their cell phone, or […]

Final primary election results are released

FREE Additional ballots didn’t change outcome

The final tabulations are now official from the recent primary election in Mariposa County. Keith Williams, county clerk and registrar of voters, released the official results on Tuesday of this week. A total of 5,177 ballots were cast, or 49 percent of registered voters. Williams said there were additional ballots collected at the polls the night of the June 5 […]

Supervisors may consider receivership for situation with north county utilities

County, Coulterville advisory group to continue discussions about situation


A discussion on how to proceed in regard to utility rates in northern Mariposa County was held at last week’s Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting. “I’m here before you, looking for your thoughts and your ideas,” said Mike Healy, Mariposa County Public Works director. “I’m running out of cards to play.” Ratepayers voted twice earlier this year to reject […]

CAL FIRE to enforce ban against fireworks

 CAL FIRE officials are reminding Mariposa County residents of fire danger and the ban of illegal fireworks. All fireworks, including “safe and sane,” are illegal in Mariposa County as well as all areas east of the Madera Canal in Madera County. Public displays will be available at Lake McClure on June 30 at 9 p.m. and at Bass Lake on […]

Road closure causing businesses to struggle



William “Big Will” Decker is shown working in the kitchen at The Bon Ton Cafe. The cafe offers Cajun and southern food. Photo byMatt JohnsonHighway 49 might be known as “The Golden Chain Highway,” but for business owners located along the highway from Mt. Bullion to Coulterville, business has been anything but golden lately. Thanks — or rather, no thanks […]

Larry and Jeannie Roach mark 50th anniversary at special lunch

Larry and Jeannie RoachLarry and Jeannie Roach celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 15, 2018. They had a special lunch at the Bumguardner Ranch. Family enjoyed the celebration with them. Their children and grandchildren were all there: Lisa and Mark Woods, Cathy and Ché Robbins, Brooke (Robbins) and Casey Wass, Austin and Laney Robbins, and Courtney Woods and her […]


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