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September 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Fair will honor Parker with Blue Ribbon Award

Native American receives award on Friday at noon

For many years, Julia Parker has quietly worked on her baskets during the Mariposa County Fair, showing fairgoers how the ancient craft of basket weaving was done by her Native American forebears. More...

North County warrants yield guns and weed

Last Thursday, 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 More...

Local News

Workshop helps with rainwater harvesting

Master Gardeners host free event

According to various reliable Web sites, Mariposa’s average rainfall over the last 30 years has been 31 to 33 inches per year, depending on the source. More...

CDFW holds free fishing day on Sept. 5

No license is needed

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites all Californians to celebrate the end of summer by going fishing. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

Aug. 24 to Aug. 30 EMS – 4Fire – 2Public Assist - 0Auto Collision - 4 More...

Datebook

Datebook

Aglow is on Friday The Aglow prayer group meets the fourth Friday of each month. This month’s gathering happens at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Mariposa County Library at 10th and Bullion streets. For more information, call 966-5457. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert (Robbie) Graham

Robert (Robbie) Graham, 82, a longtime resident of Mariposa, passed away on Aug. 23, 2015, at his home. More...

Vetrice Goins

On Aug. 26, 2015, Vetrice went home to be with our Lord. She was 101 years young. She was born on Jan. 27, 1914, and was a long-time resident of Mariposa. She was grandmother to Cherie Walters and husband John from Mariposa. More...

Jim Thun

Jim Thun of “Thun’s Happy Acre Family” in Greeley Hill went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 12, 2015. He was 68. Jim had been an auto mechanic and cowboy and he enjoyed fishing and mining. More...

Inside Education

Yosemite students bond

Yosemite Valley Elementary School students in grades third through seventh recently took part in a corporate bonding exercise. The students used the activity to build on the four Cs of Common Core. More...

Greeley Hill enrollment exceeds projection

Additional staff required

Attendance at Greeley Hill School has exceeded the original estimate of an enrollment of 60 students, requiring the Mariposa County Unified School District board of trustees to add additional staffing at the school. More...

Leonard lands on Dean’s List

Carissa Leonard, a student at Arizona State University, was nominated to the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers Dean’s List during the spring 2015 semester. More...

AND SO IT BEGINS  Free Access 

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:04 a.m. - The 2015 Mariposa County Fair begins today, with livestock weigh-ins and animal judging. More...

AND SO IT BEGINS  Free Access 

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:04 a.m. - The 2015 Mariposa County Fair begins today, with livestock weigh-ins and animal judging. More...

Felony charge filed against MCUSD special ed aide

District admin. unaware of aide’s legal woe

An employee of the Mariposa County Unified School District has been working for the district more than one month after a felony criminal charge was filed against her by the Mariposa County District Attorney’s Office. More...

County approves budget; sheriff lands extra deputy

Tourism Bureau gets $600,000

For four days at the end of August, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors haggled over and discussed the budget that will be used to run the county during the 2015-16 year. That general fund budget works out to $52,371,000. More...

Letters

Unique names for his pigs

Hello, my name is Carson Arebalo. This is my fifth year showing at the Mariposa County Fair. I am an independent exhibitor. This year, I have three pigs. They are all crossbred gilts. My first pig’s name is Fat Amy. More...

Her 4-H project is a steer

Hi, my name is Khily Brower. I am 11 years old and I am in the sixth grade. I love to play softball and being in 4-H. I am in the Hornitos 4-H Club. This is my third year in the beef project. I also do cooking, arts and crafts and shooting sports. More...

Hog is very talkative

My name is August Dormer and I am a freshman at Mariposa County High School. This is my fourth year showing swine at the fair. I was a member of 4-H for four years, last year I showed as an independent seller, and now I am a member of the MCHS FFA. More...

Milestones

BIRTH ANNOUNCMENT

Amelia Lynn Guenthart was welcomed into the world by her mother, Jessica, on Aug. 4, 2015. She was 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 20 and-a-half inches long. More...

Sports

Summerville drills Grizzlies, 70-44  Free Access 

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 - 9:07 - Mariposa dropped its 2015 football opener to Summerville last night on the Bears' home gridiron, 70-44. More...

Grizzlies tackle Bears tonight in season opener

Mariposa’s Grizzlies will take on Summerville’s Bears tonight in Tuolumne City to open their 2015 gridiron campaign. More...

Lady Grizzlies claim top slot in tournament

First place in bronze division

Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly varsity volleyball team earned first place in the bronze division of the fifth annual Dig-In Volleyball Tournament on Saturday at Orestimba High School in Newman, and placed third out of 20 competing teams in overall sta More...

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