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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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“Ventriloquist” Owls Kick Off Audubon Program Season

Contributed by Len McKenzie – Owls hold a fascination for people. Perhaps it’s their nocturnal habits (of most species), their hunting prowess, their haunting nighttime calls, their silent flight or the sense of mystery they evoke in us. In popular mythical culture and children’s stories they symbolize wisdom and nobility, yet they are, along with spiders and bats, among the ...

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Get Your Howl On For Coulterville CoyoteFest

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Coulterville CoyoteFest is Saturday, Sept. 26, featuring a parade, car show, live music, vendors, food and refreshments, petting zoo and Kids Korner, 50/50 horseshoe contest and goods overflowing onto the sidewalks throughout Historic Main Street. There will also be a truly unique 30th Annual Coyote Howling Contest. Make this a great day in Historic Coulterville… the ...

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Mariposa Sheriff’s Rx Drug Disposal Event

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County  on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., allowing local residents to return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Bring your medications for disposal to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office located ...

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Call To Artists For Gold Rush Art Show

MARIPOSA – Local artists, “fluff up your brushes, clean your lenses, sharpen your pencils and enter your unique creations in this popular show,” say organizers, as Sierra Artists Gallery invites all artists in the Sierra and central valley to participate in its 19th annual Gold Rush Art Show. The show will run from Monday, Oct. 19 – Sunday, Nov. 1, ...

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Mariposa Farm & Ranch Tour Saturday, Sept. 26

Contributed by Len McKenzie MARIPOSA – Alpacas, foothill wines, hard apple cider, sustainably grown local vegetables and artisanal olive oils will share the spotlight this weekend on the 2015 Mariposa Farm & Ranch Tour, a project of the nonprofit Mariposa AgriNature Association. Scheduled from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, this year’s tour will showcase five county growers’ ...

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Free Photography Classes For Older Mariposa Adults

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council is pleased to offer a series of free photography classes for residents of Mariposa County 55 years of age and older this fall and winter. F/STOP is a digital photography workshop focused on the artistic elements of photography using iPod Touch cameras. Because of the popularity of this program, classes have been expanded ...

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Night Of The Child Gala Benefits CASA

Submitted by CASA Mariposa — MARIPOSA – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mariposa will celebrate the 4th Annual Night of the Child Gala on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 5 – 10 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Building A. All proceeds from the event benefit Mariposa County Foster Children. With the help of local artists and artisans this year’s event theme ...

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