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October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Rain will make a return, some say

While some bemoan a dry pattern they see persisting through the winter, a recent check across the region has turned up a few positive predictions for the coming rainy season. More...

High prices make cattle theft lucrative

Mariposa County cattle ranchers who are fighting a historic drought are also facing another foe: cattle rustlers. In the past two weeks, three reports of missing cattle have been reported to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. More...

It’s time to change clocks

Residents should turn back clocks one hour before retiring on Saturday night in order to wake in synch with the end of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday morning at 2 a.m. More...

Local News

From ‘Surfing USA’ to serving community

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Mariposa Rotary President Richard McInturff and his wife Ophelia McInturff had the opportunity to take Meghan Kehoe from The Valley Crisis Center and Kristen Fiester of Mariposa Mountain Crisis Services More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 20 • Grand theft of cattle was reported from Highway 49 North near Coulterville. • A trespassing report was taken on Ben Hur Road. • Petty theft was reported from Mariposa Street. More...

Boutique scheduled

The Mariposa Crafters are hosting the 30th annual Crafters Christmas Boutique on Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Mariposa, at the corner of Highway 140 and Jones Street. Hours for the event are 9 a.m. More...

Milestones

Davidson honored

Sam Davidson, a former long-time resident of Mariposa, was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame in Sacramento on Oct. 5, 2014. More...

Church holds event

A Halloween day event will be held on Friday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mariposa Seventh-day Adventist Church School play field, at the corner of 12th and Charles streets in Mariposa. More...

Thank you

We would like to take this time to personally thank everyone who made a generous contribution to Pioneer Market’s 8th Annual Sports Challenge Golf Tournament (now the Dieter H. Dubberke Memorial Golf Tournament) that took place on Oct. 1. More...

Inside Education

New marquee serves community

A new marquee, shown here, was recently installed at Mariposa County High School. It is being used for events such as the high school’s athletic games, award winners and more. More...

Learning Cathey’s Valley history

On Thursday, Oct. 23, Teena Starchman’s third and fourth grade class at Sierra Foothill Charter School got a history lesson disguised as a field trip to Cathey’s Valley Park. More...

Starchman drama slated

The Mariposa County High School drama club is putting on the play “No Signs of Intelligent Life” on Friday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Richard D. More...

Hornitos procession walks on Sunday  Free Access 

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 - 10 a.m. - The annual Hornitos All Souls' Day procession will wind its way up to St. Catherine's Catholic Church beginning at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. More...

Tree limb causes power outage  Free Access 

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:44 a.m. - A falling tree limb sliced a power line in the Midpines area this morning, cutting power to 2,855 customers, a PG&E spokesman said. More...

Pumpkin price hike reflects dry realities

A storm that was expected to drop more than an inch of rain over the county this Friday into Saturday “will be a treat for many in the area and hopefully not a trick,” a National Weather Service Forecast this week said. More...

Undercover operation busts tree care, paint, electrical contractors

A total of 16 noncompliant contractors were busted by California Contractors State License Board investigators in a two-day operation carried out in Coarsegold on Oct. 15 and 16. More...

Safety is key on Halloween

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, along with the county’s public safety partners, including Mariposa Safe Families, will be hosting a safe Halloween trick-ortreat event in the Jones and Bullion Streets residential area, including the More...

Letters

Vote no on Prop. 47

Despite being referred to as the “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act,” Prop. 47 will actually make our neighborhoods and schools less safe. More...

Cann lacks decorum

I try to attend the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meetings as often as I can. When I cannot be there, I listen to it at home. The lack of decorum on the part of the chairman is becoming more and more evident of late. More...

Long helped Columbia

I am writing to you today to let the citizens of Mariposa County and District 3 know about the valuable resource you have in Marshall Long. More...

Datebook

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Friday, Oct. 31 Trick-or-treating - traditional trick-or-treating for Halloween is held around dusk along Bullion Street in town. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Trabucco memorial service is set

A memorial service for Ronald Gayle Trabucco will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Mariposa Cemetery pavilion, located opposite Rite Aid on Joe Howard Drive. Trabucco was born on April 1, 1926 in Richmond and passed away on Sept. More...

Sports

Fourth quarter rally lifts Grizzlies past Reds

It took some fourth quarter heroics to preserve Mariposa’s unbeaten Southern Athletic League status in last Friday night’s homecoming clash against Gustine’s Reds. More...

Soccer squad splits

The MCHS varsity boys’ soccer squad split a pair of Southern Athletic League matches last week. On Tuesday the Grizzlies were blanked by SAL champ Ripon Christian, 2-0. More...

Spikers bounce ‘Cats, fall to Lady Knights

Mariposa’s varsity volleyball team bounced back last Thursday to defeat Waterford’s Wildcats, after bowing to Southern Athletic League leader Ripon Christian on Tuesday. More...

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