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July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

State wants more McClure water to flush young salmon

Mariposa County residents who utilize Lake McClure as a fishing, camping or swimming area may see the already low lake go even lower in future drought years. More...

Hopper, union differ on issue

TEACHER TENURE

When a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled on June 10 that teacher tenure and seniority rules in public schools are unconstitutional, it threw into limbo the question of whether educators across the state would retain the job security they More...

MFA buys local clinic

After decades as the local choice for health care in Mariposa, the family-owned Mariposa Family Medicine has been sold to Merced Faculty Associates (MFA). The sale, which became official on July 1, is being described by Dr. More...

Local News

Hours will be reduced at Cathey’s Valley post office

A meeting held by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) last week informed Cathey’s Valley residents of reduced hours and services at the rural Mariposa County post office. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 7 •A stolen riding lawnmower was reported from Dexter Road. • Trapped kittens were on Stout Lane. • Unsafe shooting was reported from Yaqui Gulch Road. More...

Firefighters halt Bridgeport blaze

Last week’s Bridgeport Fire between Agua Fria and Buckeye creeks off Old Highway charred just 4.7 acres—a result due to a rapid response by firefighters in the air and on the ground. No structures were lost in the incident. More...

Milestones

Thank you

In the several months since the passing of our son Jeffrey, Sharon and I have experienced profound grief and all that comes with that. Without the support of the people of this loving community, it would have been even tougher. More...

Thank you

Special Olympics gives people with disabilities the opportunity to participate, succeed and grow in sports. This country’s peace officers are the largest grassroots fundraising group Special Olympics has. More...

Sports

Coffman kicks over to Europe for soccer school

For one local Grizzly soccer player, the dream of playing internationally is now more than a vision— it’s a reality. More...

Grizzlies get stops against Minarets

The start of competitive play for the Grizzly football team arrived in Mariposa on Tuesday, July 8 as head coach Ryan Oliphant’s squad hosted Minarets High School for a 7-on-7 passing and “touch” defense game at the upper field. More...

Mariposa Miners bring home the gold

On June 27, 28 and 29, more than 700 Special Olympics athletes gathered at the UC Davis campus to compete in the Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) Summer Games. More...

Fire chief resigns following review  Free Access 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10 a.m. - Mariposa County Fire Department Chief Len DeJoria has tendered his resignation following a performance review, county board of supervisors Chair Kevin Cann said today. More...

Lightning is suspected in El Portal blaze  Free Access 

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 9 a.m. - A lightning storm centered over the El Portal area is suspected of starting a five-acre blaze that torched a pair of hillsides near the National Park Service administrative facility on Sunday, July 20. More...

Bibby, Carrier dig in their heels on TOT

Measure Bound for November Ballot

The board of supervisors on Tuesday declined to return a lob sent over the budget net by the Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau. More...

Grand jury recommends smoking ban

A final report issued by the 2013-14 Mariposa County Grand Jury recommends a smoking ban along Mariposa Creek in response to “homeless individuals” who lounge in the area. More...

Letters

McClintock has right idea

Regarding the 1,575 acres adjacent to Yosemite National Park, it is evident those seeking to discredit CongressmanTom Mc- Clintock, have not been present at board of supervisors meetings to be fully aware of discussions regarding Yosemite West, the n More...

McClintock is stonewalling

A bill to add two parcels to Yosemite National Park was introduced in Congress more than 15 months ago. At the same time, the California Legislature passed a bill supporting the measure. Coauthors included our representatives, Sen. More...

Seeks response

I read Congressman McClintock's statement in support of the recent Hobby Lobby decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, July 18 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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Richard Payton

Richard Payton, a 26-year resident of Mariposa, passed away at the age of 69 on June 29, 2014 from natural causes. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Payton, brother Glenn Payton and daughter Lori Gilstrap. More...

Donald Joseph Mc Menomy

Donald Joseph Mc Menomy, a native of San Francisco and Mariposa for many years, passed away on July 11, 2014. Donald was born on March 27, 1935. He was a life-long fan of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers. More...

Farewell planned

A farewell potluck for Jan Codd, local homeless advocate and cofounder of the Mariposa Open Arms organization, will be held at New Life Christian Fellowship (NLCF) on Cole Road on Saturday, July 26. More...

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