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Alleged Attempted Murder In Mariposa Arts Park

MARIPOSA – A Mariposa man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder following an incident at the Mariposa County Arts Park. On Thursday Sept. 3, at approximately 7:50 p.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault with a firearm. The victims reported that Michael Cutter, 26, had approached them while at the Mariposa County Arts ...

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Your Guide To The Mariposa County Fair

MARIPOSA – Labor Day weekend brings about a wealth of traditions in the foothills, including the Mariposa County Fair,. It starts on Friday, Sept. 4 and runs through Monday, Sept. 7, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Click here for A Day In Pictures at the Mariposa County Fair. This 77th edition of the fair, billed as “A Treasure Basket Full ...

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A Day In Pictures At The County Fair

Mariposa – Some of us spent Friday at the Mariposa County Fair in what turned out to be about as perfect an afternoon as one could imagine. Click here for the full four-day schedule. Photos by Virginia Lazar Photography and Kellie Flanagan  

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Jewelry Making Workshop with LothLorien Stewart

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council is offering a 2-day jewelry making workshop with local artist, LothLorien Stewart on Sept. 15 and 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Alley wine and beer bar in downtown Mariposa. Participants will learn how to make a jewelry piece using copper metal clay. The first session will cover the basics of ...

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Master Gardeners Workshop On Harvesting Rainwater

Written by Elizabeth Gabriel MARIPOSA – According to various reliable websites, Mariposa’s average rainfall over the last 30 years has been 31 to 33 inches, depending on the source. That’s a lot of water you could be capturing (current lingo prefers “harvesting”). Why should you do it? The answer is obvious. We all want save as much water as possible, ...

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Sheriff Binnewies Honors Fallen Heroes On 9-11

MARIPOSA – The community is invited to join Sheriff Doug Binnewies for a lunchtime 15-minute 9-11 remembrance ceremony at the Mariposa County 9-11 Memorial Site at the Arts Park, on Friday, Sept. 11. The event will start at 12:15 p.m. with a welcome from Sheriff Binnewies, followed by an Invocation delivered by the Sheriff Chaplain. The Honor Guard will  then ...

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Failure To Yield Results In Crash Near Usona

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A two-vehicle accident on Highway 49 last Friday is a good reminder to motorists to avoid being complacent behind the wheel, says CHP Officer Steve Lewis, who investigated the crash. On Friday morning, Aug. 30, Christal Harris, 20, of Mariposa, was driving a Subaru approaching the stop sign on Usona Road, and failed to yield the right-of-way ...

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Mariposa CHP Conducts DUI/ Driver’s License Checkpoint

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Area of the California Highway Patrol will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday, Sept. 5, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 2 a.m., somewhere within Mariposa County. The CHP says the deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug ...

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Coulterville Man Arrested On Marijuana Charges

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A 27-year-old man has been arrested for illegally growing marijuana after a multi-agency investigation culminates in the Coulterville area. On Aug. 27, deputies and detectives from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, along with officers from the Mariposa County Probation Department and Yosemite National Park Special Response Team, investigated an illegal marijuana growing ring by serving search warrants ...

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Master Gardeners Say Water Your Prized Oaks

MARIPOSA COUNTY – “Give an oak a chance,” said Mariposa County Master Gardener Coordinator Kris Randal, for whom oaks are a passion. That chance includes giving them some water during our record drought, contrary to most previous advice. She and Greg Giusti, a forest and wildlands ecology advisor for Lake and Mendocino counties, are offering guidelines for keeping oaks from ...

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