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YHS Class Raises Funds For Wounded Deputy

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School’s fledgling Criminal Justice Class is raising funds to help Mariposa County Deputy Rudy Mirelez, a ten year veteran who was wounded in the line of duty Oct. 1. “The YHS class is raising funds for Deputy Mirelez and his family, and appreciates any amount of money paid by cash or check,” say organizers. Checks should ...

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“The Goldman Project” Plays In Mariposa

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Theatre Alliance and Merced Community College Community Services present “The Goldman Project,” on November 6, 7, 8, 12, and 13 at The Mariposa County Park Amphitheater. “The Goldman Project” is a three-character drama, which takes place within the confines of the Upper Manhattan apartment of Naomi Goldman, a 71-year-old Romanian-born widow. Naomi’s live-in ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off 14th Season

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s 14th season-opening concert will present two “enormously famous pieces, and another two which aren’t: but absolutely should be,” notes MSO Founder/Conductor Les Marsden. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School on Saturday, Oct. 24. The overture to Giaocchino Rossini’s 1816 comic opera “The Barber of ...

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Benefit BBQ For Mariposa Deputy Mirelez & Family

MARIPOSA – “Come out and show your support for a local deputy who put his life on the line to help serve and protect this community,” say organizers of a BBQ Benefit Dinner in support of Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Rudy Mirelez and his family. Deputy Mirelez, a 10-year veteran, was shot during a traffic stop in the early morning ...

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Berryhill Staff Holds Local Office Hours

MOUNTAIN AREA – A staff member from the office of State Senator Tom Berryhill will hold a day of Mobile District Office hours in Mariposa and Oakhurst this month. On Thursday, Oct. 22, Outreach Coordinator Gonzalo Villegas will be available for conversation with the public about legislation and other issues of interest to the community. Villegas will be at the ...

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Wounded Mariposa Deputy Identified As Rudy Mirelez

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the identity of the deputy shot in the line of duty on Thursday, Oct. 1, as 10-year veteran Rudy Mirelez. Deputy Mirelez is still listed in critical condition in a Modesto hospital where he will undergo many more surgeries on his road to recovery. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the ...

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Wounded Deputy Stable, Account Set Up For Donations

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office says the deputy shot during a traffic stop yesterday morning just south of Mariposa is listed in critical but stable condition at this hour. They report that he is able to respond to voice commands and make eye contact with visitors. Many Sheriff’s Office staff and family members have been with him ...

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Sheriff Guarded But Optimistic About Deputy’s Condition

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Sheriff Doug Binnewies says the suspect who shot a Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputy this morning after a chase through town apparently wanted to be pulled over. In an interview with ABC30’s Gene Haagenson this evening, Sheriff Binnewies said it appears that Brian Ballasch was intentionally driving in an erratic manner and dangerously passed a marked deputy’s patrol ...

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Mariposa County Deputy Shot During Traffic Stop

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputy was shot this morning during a traffic stop, and has been airlifted to a Valley hospital. At approximately 6 a.m., sheriff deputies initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle due to erratic driving. A pursuit ensued on Highway 49 just south of the town of Mariposa. The suspect, Brian Ballasch, a 35-year-old ...

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Big Turnout For District 2 Art Show

Submitted by the Mariposa County Arts Council MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council announced the success of the 3rd Annual District 2 Art Show recently, featuring the work of artists and craftsmen/craftswomen living in Greeley Hill, Coulterville, Don Pedro, and the surrounding areas, at the home of Merlin and Mimi Jones in Greeley Hill. Local artists and craftsmen and ...

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