Board votes 4-1 for sanctuary opposition

There was no shortage of emotions during the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, but there was nearly a shortage of chairs. That’s because community members packed the supervisor chambers for almost three hours of the meeting to provide input about a controversial issue. Eventually, the board members passed a resolution in opposition to California’s sanctuary law by […]

Judicial candidates will speak at next meeting of local Dem Club

 In June voters will have an opportunity to elect a Mariposa County Superior Court Judge. The choice will be to re-elect Dana Walton, who has been sitting on the bench for 17 years, or Ed Johnson, his challenger. The candidates will be presenting their views and answering questions on Saturday, May 12, at 9:45 a.m. at the Miners Inn Roadhouse. […]

Second Amendment rally is held at MCHS

A group of MCHS students held a short rally last week to support Second Amendment rights. Submitted photoLiving in America means having the right to voice one’s opinion. Several students at Mariposa County High School voiced theirs recently during a pro-Second Amendment rally, held May 2 at MCHS. The students stood near the steps leading up to the high school’s […]

Two agri-nature workshops set

The Mariposa Agri-Nature Association will be holding two more free workshops in the series “Developing Agri-Nature Entrepreneurship.” These sessions will be May 10 and May 17, both at 6:30 p.m. in the Mariposa County Government Center (supervisor’s room). The May 10 meeting will include: • Experiences from a successful local farmer • Information from the Natural Resources Conservation Service on […]

Mariposa Pow Wow slated this weekend

Dancing is a major part of the Mariposa Pow Wow, which is set for this Saturday and Sunday at the fairgrounds. Submitted photoThe 25th Annual Mariposa Pow Wow is set for this weekend. It will be May 12-13 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Once a year, the American Indian Council of Mariposa County (AICMC) — aka the Southern Sierra Miwuk […]

Big Oak Flat comments sought

Yosemite National Park officials have announced the opening of public scoping for the Big Oak Flat Visitor Contact Station and Emergency Services Facilities Project. This project will replace an aging contact station and restroom facility located near the Big Oak Flat Entrance to Yosemite National Park. The park is soliciting public comments through June 4. The purpose of this project […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Booking Report Here are some of the highlights from the recent booking reports at the Mariposa County Jail. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law April 30 – Kerry John Fisher, 29, Greeley Hill, was arrested for assault, battery and property damage. May 1 – Michael Howard Palmer, 55, Mariposa, was arrested for […]

Local tribe focus of book

Areas of Indian Gulch, Hornitos are featured

 For centuries, a Native American community known as Chowchilla has lived in what, since 1850, has been known as Mariposa County, as well as the San Joaquin Valley counties. The Last Chief of the Chaushilha, a fiction focusing on this people group, is available for sale at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. It’s written by Ellen Porter, a southern […]

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Reader Kim Smick-Sullivan said she came across these wild turkey eggs while doing some weed eating. Smick-Sullivan said she is “looking forward to 15 new wild turkey babies!” Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to Please include your name and a short description of the photo. Submitted photo… An online subscription is […]

Funds available to groups in Mariposa County that provide food and shelter, deadline is set

Good news is here for service groups in Mariposa County. Representatives from Mariposa County Human Services announced last week that federal funding in the amount of $8,957 will be available in the upcoming fiscal year through Mariposa County Human Services. The grant funds will be distributed to local non-profit and public organizations that provide food and shelter. The Emergency Food […]

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