2019-05-02 E-Edition

Welcome to the 2019 Mariposa Butterfly Festival

You know it’s officially springtime in Mariposa when the annual Butterfly Festival rolls around. The festival is scheduled this Saturday and Sunday in the streets of downtown Mariposa and is sure to draw out locals and tourists alike. There are a wide variety of activities planned for the festival, including the parade and artisan fair. “Each year we’re trying to […]

Appling is guilty on just one count

Jury dismisses many counts

The emotional and sometimes contentious jury trial of a man accused of a number of sexual crimes ended on Tuesday with John Leonard Appling, 46, being found guilty on one of six counts. Appling was found guilty of a lewd act upon a child, a felony. He will be sentenced on Tuesday, June 4, at 9 a.m. Throughout the trial, […]

Mother’s Day weekend time for pow wow

All invited to participate

Mother’s Day weekend this year will feature a special event held annually by the Mariposa Indian Council. The 26th annual Chi-tock-nonkote u-pu (spring celebration) and Scholarship Fundraiser is scheduled May 11-12 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. It will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Come out and have a […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log April 22 – Child abuse was reported on Coakley Circle in Mariposa. • There was a report of trespassing on Broadway Street in Coulterville. April 23 – Elder abuse was reported on Highway 49 North in Bear Valley. • Suspicious circumstances were reported on Norwegian Gulch Road in Mt. Bullion. April 24 – Animal abuse was reported […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

April 22-28

• EMS – 3 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 2 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 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 […]


Manna House has FB page Manna House has announced the establishment of a new Facebook page, which includes a donation button. Those interested can go to www.facebook.com/Manna-House-312427522763865/. Marriage renewal set Sunday The Yosemite Chapel invites the public to join it for marriage renewal Sunday on May 5 at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Attendees will participate in a time of worship, […]

Janet Wight

Janet Adele Wight (Williams) passed away in Merced surrounded by her children on April 19, 2019. She was proceeded in death by her father, Harold (Doc) Williams; mother, Adele (O’Connell) Corbin; sister, Diane Stickles; brother, Merle Williams; and step-sister, Maureen (May) Hornsby. Her great-grandparents were from the Hart family in Catheys Valley and the McNally family in Mariposa. Janet is […]

Bobby Gene Riggins

Bobby Gene Riggins was born in Kensett, Ark. on June 5, 1926 to Andrew and Mae Riggins. He was the youngest of four children. He lived in Indiana when he joined the Navy from 1943-1949. He had three children: Nancy, Sandra and Steven. On July 28, 1953 he married Lillian Fern and was married almost 66 years, raising two daughters […]

Marquee achievement

Key fairgrounds sign replaced after help from community

The vicious rain storm and flash floods which ravaged Mariposa County in March 2018 and claimed the lives of two residents, also completely disabled the highly-visible marquee at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Highway 49. For over a decade that marquee had been a key communication device for the residents of the county. It was originally donated 13 years ago […]