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Yosemite Fire Update #26

The Dog Rock Fire is 311 acres with 100% contained. The Meadow Fire is at 4,772 acres and 98% contained. Other smaller fires continue to burn and smolder within Yosemite’s Wilderness. ...
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Chukchansigold Casino Remains Closed

Almost three weeks since it was stormed by armed individuals on Oct. 9, the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino remains closed and the case it’s now on the hands of a federal Judge. Meanwhile ...
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Small Quake Felt in Mariposa

A Magnitude 2.8 quake was felt around 9:45 pm on Sunday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey the event took place 7 miles SSW of Mariposa, California Location 37.380°N 119.977°W ...
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Coordinated Transportation Plan

The meeting will be held at the Government Center Board Chambers on 5100 Bullion St. Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Mariposa at 6pm. This project provides an opportunity for a wide range ...
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Has Drought Affected the Price of Pumpkins?

The price of pumpkins can be added to the list of things affected by California’s continuing drought. while the increase don’t seem to be a big one it certainly is an increase ...
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MCHS 100th birthday

When Maddalena Skookie Gartin comes to Mariposa this weekend, she’s hoping to see some folks she hasn’t seen for a few years. More than 60 years, to be precise. Gartin’s ...
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Park price hike would push visitors over $30

A $10 entrance increase that would raise Yosemite’s per-vehicle entrance fee from $20 to $30. If approved, it would be Yosemite’s first fee increase since 1997. Adjusted ...
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Possible Settlement in MID Lawsuit

A tentative agreement has been reached in a lawsuit between Merced Irrigation District and Mariposa County. According to Mike Jensen, public and government relations officer for MID, ...
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Sample Ballot Error

Attention voters. The following notice was released by county Registrar of Voters Keith M. Williams this week. In sample ballots or election pamphlets Mariposa County voters received ...
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Museum gold is gone forever, court hears

Robbers likely used pliers to crush and destroy rare gold specimens following a Sept. 28, 2012 raid on the California State Mining and Mineral Museum, a gold expert told a county courtroom ...
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Undercover sting nabs 16 contractors

An undercover sting operation by the Contractors State License Board in Coarsegold on Oct. 15 and 16 resulted in citations for 16 contractors suspected of operating without a license ...
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Yosemite Proposes Increased Entrance Fees

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is proposing to increase entrance fees into the park. The single vehicle entrance fee would change from $20 to $30 for a seven day pass. The ...

Shasta-Trinity NF Rx Burns (Prescribed Fire)

The Shasta-Trinity National Forest has started implementing prescribed fire operations. Photos from the recent prescribed burns will be uploaded to the “Photographs” ...
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