Burning permits no longer required

On Monday, the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) lifted the burn permit requirement in Mariposa County. CAL FIRE burn permits are not required. Open burning will be allowed on “Permissive Burn Days” as established by Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District. CAL FIRE officials remind residents that creating and maintaining 100 feet of defensible space is essential for increasing a […]


Community provides input regarding how to make Mariposa County healthier

From left, Nicole Lezin (a consultant to the Mariposa County Health Department) and Dr. Mimi Carter (a local physician), begin an exercise at the recent community health assessment meeting in which community members could vote on the health concerns most important to them in the County by placing pennies in jars. Each penny served as a vote. Shown in the […]

Changing of the guard

Lt. Becky Hagen, left, of the Mariposa Unit of the California Highway Patrol, introduces Sgt. Rick Lindgren, who will be taking over command of the local unit. Hagen has been promoted to captain and will be commander of the Merced Unit of the CHP beginning on Feb. 1. Lindgren will be promoted to lieutenant on Feb. 1. Hagen presented Lindgren […]

Gala scheduled Feb. 8 at Northern History Center

Shown above is Sally Punte, who is coordinating the auction and basket raffle, holding up artwork that will be available at the silent auction. Left, Lana Jones, coordinator of the Flora and Fauna Display, is shown holding artwork to be added to the display. Submitted photosThe Northern Mariposa County History Center will be reopening its doors to the public on […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Jan. 15-21• EMS – 4 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 0 … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to order a subscription. Existing print subscribers receive free access to the online edition; […]

Volleyball clinics are scheduled

The Mariposa County Parks and Recreation office is holding youth volleyball clinics next month. The clinics will be at the Mariposa County High School gymnasium and will be held Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Each session will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. The clinics are open to boys and girls in grades 3-8. The cost is $40 […]

Honored to the corps

Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Chair Rosemarie Smallcombe, center, was honored last week for her efforts to bring an AmeriCorps team to Mariposa County recently. The group performed a wide variety of community services. She was presented with this banner and a certificate of appreciation from some of those who were involved with the project. Shown from left are Kim […]

Trail running not for the faint of heart… but it is so worth it

Melissa Fluharty makes her way up a steep hill. Fluharty is one of many in Mariposa who have taken up trail running. Photo by Matt Johnson“Please, for the love of all that is decent in this world, please stop soon,” I thought to myself. It was a beautiful sunny day in Mariposa, but I couldn’t feel worse. I was lagging […]

High accolades paid to local winery 1,000 Vines

1,000 Vines, the oldest operating vineyard in Mariposa County, recently received multiple accolades from renown reviewers. Last week, 1,000 Vines was notified by the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition that it received “gold” for its 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, which has quickly become the local’s summertime favorite wine. This rating is a high award, as this is the largest competition of […]

Long announces his bid for reelection as District 3 supervisor

Marshall Long Marshall Long has announced he is running for reelection for Mariposa County District 3 Supervisor. “I have served three years as District 3 supervisor, and one year as chairman of the board of supervisors; during that time I have gained a unique perspective of the many and varied challenges facing Mariposa County,” he said. Long is passionate about […]

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