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October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

MCHS marks 100th birthday

When Maddalena “Skookie” Gartin comes to Mariposa this weekend, she’s hoping to see some folks she hasn’t seen for a few years. More than 60 years, to be precise. More...

Proposed Park hike would push visitors over $30 speedbump

It’s one hike that Park visitors would probably prefer to avoid—a $10 increase that would raise Yosemite’s per-vehicle entrance fee from $20 to $30. If approved, it would be Yosemite’s first fee increase since 1997. More...

Museum gold is gone forever, court hears

Robbers likely used pliers to crush and destroy rare gold specimens following a Sept. 28, 2012 raid on the California State Mining and Mineral Museum, a gold expert told a county courtroom last week. More...

Local News

Honoring Janet Bibby

The Mariposa County Farm Bureau hosted its annual dinner and auction fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 13 • Vandalism was reported on Watt Road. • A caller reported loose bulls on Blue Spur Road. • A child custody dispute was reported on Deer Creek Road. • A bear was in the area of Cuneo Road in Coulterville. More...

New year brings new projects for 4-Hers

For the 2014-15 4-H program year there will be several new projects 4-H members can participate in. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Oct. 24 Reformers Unanimous - a free addictions program held at 5005 Frank Wilson Road every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Local war veteran takes Honor Flight

Almost 70 years ago, Ralph Seely was an 18- year-old kid in the United States Army, on a ship that was taking the Ozark-born teen to the harsh reality that was World War II. More...

Sports

Grizzlies edge Gustine in homecoming clash  Free Access 

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 - 7:40 a.m. - While celebrating the school's 100th birthday, Mariposa's Grizzlies marked the occasion with a 22-19 victory over Gustine Friday night in the Gold Bowl. More...

Grizzlies ground Hawks, 28-22

Senior standout running back Kama’re Bailey raced through Delhi’s defense for 191 yards last Friday night as the Grizzlies rolled to their fourth straight Southern Athletic League victory, 28-22. More...

MCHS spikers avenge early-season defeat

Mariposa’s varsity volleyball team avenged an early-season defeat at the hands of Gustine last Thursday as it whipped the Reds, 3-0 (25-20, 25- 23, 25-22) in a Southern Athletic League match. More...

Drought has nudged price of pumpkins up  Free Access 

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 - 9:15 a.m. - The price of pumpkins can be added to the list of things affected by the region's continuing drought. If the drought continues, one local patch may throw in the towel next year. More...

Volunteers are baffled by sudden funding loss

A sudden and unexplained halt to federal funding for the county’s Manna House charity had the organization scratching its collective head this week. More...

Dollars could soon flow to county from MID settlement

A tentative agreement has been reached in a lawsuit between Merced Irrigation District and Mariposa County. According to Mike Jensen, public and government relations officer for MID, the district didn’t want to comment on the agreement. More...

Voters: please ignore error

Attention voters. The following notice was released by county Registrar of Voters Keith M. Williams this week. In sample ballots or election pamphlets Mariposa County voters received an argument in favor of Measure K. More...

Letters

Endorsements

Mariposa County Supervisor - District 3 - Our support for candidate Marshall Long for this post has not waivered. We believe Mr. More...

Students pay respect

On Wednesday, Oct. 8, 30 young men and women learned a lesson in honor. More...

Casto has love

After reading the many letters supporting Kris Casto, I felt that I too wanted to write and support Kris. I have known her for quite a few years, meeting her when I had my shop in town. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

George R. Sutherland, Jr.

George R. Sutherland, Jr. unexpectantly passed away on Sept. 20, 2014. George was born on Dec. 3, 1933, to George and Martha Sutherland, in Santa Rosa, Calif. More...

Kenneth Forrest Meyers

Ken Meyers died surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer on Oct. 15, 2014. He was born on Sept. 9, 1935 in Oakland to Forrest and Lenora Meyers. More...

Louis Leon Cavagnaro

Louis Leon Cavagnaro was born on July 7, 1927 and died on Oct. 10, 2014. Louis lived a life that was truly California’s story, beginning in the same early 20th century California valley that Ansel Adams saw through his lens. More...

Inside Education

MCHS readies for 100-year celebration

This is Mariposa County High School’s homecoming week, with the school’s big, 100-year anniversary events on Friday night and this weekend. To celebrate, students dressed to the theme of a different decade each day this week. More...

High school helpers

Mariposa County High School students attended a two-day Natural Helpers training at the Yosemite Bug-Rustic Mountain Resort on Oct. 3 and 4. More...

SFCS celebrates with fall festival

Sierra Foothill Charter School will host a fall festival from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Cathey’s Valley Park and McCay Hall. There will be a host of activities for both adults and children. More...

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