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Fatal Crash On Silva Road In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — One person is dead and another injured following a single-vehicle accident in the Bootjack area last night. Just before 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, CHP responded to reports of a crash on Silva Road near Goins Way. A 2005 Saab was reportedly traveling on Silva Road when it left the roadway, hit a large boulder and ...

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There Are Still Many Ways To Help Detwiler Fire Victims

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Anyone wishing to help victims of the Detwiler Fire can still do so in several ways. The Mariposa Community Foundation will be distributing cash donations to those who lost their homes. They have set up a PayPal donate button on their website at mariposacommunity.foundation/MCF. You can also mail a check to MCF and note “Detwiler Fire” on ...

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Robert (Bob) Bartholomew

Robert (Bob) Bartholomew of Mariposa, passed away suddenly in his home from natural causes. Our treasured Father, Grandfather, loving partner, loyal friend, and dedicated public servant was born in Dallas, Texas, to Grant and Maureen Bartholomew on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1941. Bob was a joyful, charismatic, high energy individual with a huge heart and the gift of gab. ...

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Detwiler Suppression Repair Efforts Halted

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Suppression repair work on the Detwiler Fire has been suspended due to high fire danger. On Sunday, July 16, the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of Cal Fire responded to the Detwiler Fire, which started in the Hunters Valley are of Mariposa County. As of Tuesday, Aug. 8, the fire is 81,826 acres and 98 percent contained. Fire crews have ...

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Bodie 601 And The Coreshots At Mariposa Art Park

Written by Ronnie Sweeting — MARIPOSA — Music on the Green – the free summer concert series brought to you by the Mariposa County Arts Council and it’s many fine sponsors – rolls on into the last three weekends of the 2017 season presenting the return of Bodi 601 on Friday, Aug. 11, and on Saturday Aug. 12, the debut ...

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Motorcycle Club Donates Money For Children Affected By Detwiler Fire

BOOTJACK – On Saturday. Aug. 7, members of the Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club (SSC) were honored to make what they described as “a modest donation” of $1000 to the Mariposa Community Foundation (MCF). MCF is a philanthropic organization that assists various Mariposa community projects including aid to the Detwiler Fire victims. The funds presented by the SSC were raised ...

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Crews Respond To Vegetation Fire In Catheys Valley

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Firefighters were dispatched to a vegetation fire this afternoon, just north of Catheys Valley. At 5:20 p.m., reports came in of a fire burning on Hornitos Road near Oak Creek Ranch Road. The first engine at scene reported about three acres of grass burning, with one structure immediately threatened. Ten engines, two water tenders, two dozers, two ...

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Cause of the Detwiler Fire Released

MARIPOSA – California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) investigators have determined the cause of the Detwiler fire. The discharge of firearms, on public lands, is responsible for sparking the fire. The specific circumstances surrounding the cause remain under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the person or persons responsible for starting the Detwiler fire is asked to contact ...

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It’s All Happening At The Mariposa County Fair

MARIPOSA — Labor Day weekend marks the return of one of the most anticipated events in Mariposa County — The Mariposa County Fair, running Friday through Monday, Sept. 1 – 4. Since 1939 this has been the quintessential country fair, featuring agricultural events, displays, demonstrations, entertainment, a carnival, a midway and more, providing old-fashioned fun for the young and young-at-heart. ...

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Mariposa Fire Safe Council Offers Free Chipping Program

MARIPOSA COUNTY — In the aftermath of the Detwiler Fire, the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council is offering a free chipping program for all Mariposa County residents. One of the biggest sources of fuel for wildfires are small, fine fuels such as downed branches and brush. With this program in place, the goal is to chip these branch piles and ...

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