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Mom Arrested After Girl Found Alone In Forest

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A three-year-old girl is safe and sound after being found by a horseback rider in the forest yesterday. On Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 12:30 p.m Mariposa County Sheriff deputies responded to a call in the Jerseydale area of Mariposa County for a found child. A Mariposa resident was riding her horse in a remote area of Hites ...

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Don’t Let A House Fire Ruin Your Holidays

MOUNTAIN AREA – Cal Fire is called to many home fires this time of year when the response could have been prevented by simple home heating equipment maintenance procedures. To help reduce the number of home fires the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit is reminding the public that all home-heating equipment should be inspected. The following is a list of heating problems that ...

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Join Madera County Search & Rescue Team

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County’s nationally recognized Search & Rescue Team is currently accepting new applications through the end of the year. Applications can be picked up at either the Sheriff’s main office at 2725 Falcon Drive in Madera, or the Sheriff’s substation at 48267 Liberty Drive in Oakhurst. Interested candidates are urged to complete and submit an application. They ...

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Winter Storm Watch Overnight Wednesday

MOUNTAIN AREA — A set of storm systems arriving this week are expected to bring more than an inch of rain to the foothills and better than a foot of snow to higher elevations. A Winter Storm Watch has already been issued for the southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon from 4 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 ...

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Artists Invited To Submit Work For Young Masters Exhibition

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council is proud to present the annual Young Master’s Youth Exhibition this coming February at the Treetop Gallery. This special juried exhibition provides the youth of Mariposa with the opportunity to express their ideas, narratives, and inspirations with their community through their own pieces of original visual artwork and offers the community a chance ...

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Mariposa Native Pamela Flick Presents Audubon Program

MARIPOSA — Defenders of Wildlife, a national conservation organization founded in 1947, has a singular mission: “…the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.” Dedicated solely to wildlife and habitat conservation and to safeguarding North America’s biodiversity, Defenders holds a vision of diverse wildlife populations that are “…secure and thriving, sustained by a network of healthy ...

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Cal Fire Lifts Burn Permit Suspension On Nov. 23

MOUNTAIN AREA — Effective Monday, Nov. 23, at 8 a.m., the burn permit suspension in Madera Mariposa Merced Unit (MMU) of Cal Fire will be lifted, which will affect State Responsibility Areas within Mariposa, Madera and Merced Counties. Cal Fire MMU Unit Chief, Nancy Koerperich, is formally cancelling the burn permit suspension, with no elevation restrictions, and advises that those ...

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Mariposa Deputies Bring Christmas To Kids

Submitted by the Mariposa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association MARIPOSA — Seasons Greetings… it’s that time of year again! The KOPS for KIDS program has been a staple in our community during the Christmas season and the deputies of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office are beginning to feel the Christmas spirit. The KOPS for KIDS program is beginning its 19th year ...

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Thanks For Supporting Officer Mirelez And The Thin Blue Line

MARIPOSA – It’s with great appreciation and gratitude that we recognize the many individuals, organizations, and businesses that supported the BBQ Benefit Dinner held on Oct. 24 in support of the family of Sheriff Deputy Rudy Mirelez: Madera County Sheriff’s Office Explorers, California Highway Patrol, the Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, the Mariposa Sheriff’s Office, Pony Espresso, Coast Hardware, Foster ...

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Inaugural TEDxYosemite Announces Speaker Lineup

Submitted by Noel Morrison TEDxYosemite Organizer MARIPOSA – Speakers have been announced for the inaugural TEDxYosemite event taking place Nov. 14 at the historic Richard D. Fiester Auditorium at the Mariposa County High School. The 2015 event brings together dynamic speakers and performers from a broad spectrum of disciplines – from outdoor education to pioneering wildlife protection projects and ground-breaking ...

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