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September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Children's Fair happens on Saturday  Free Access 

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:15 a.m. - The county's Infant / Child Enrichment Services, Inc. will host its 25th-annual Children's Fair on Saturday at Mariposa County Park. The fair is free. More...

Generous donation

Mariposa County High School co-athletic directors, Trace DeSanders (left) and Debbie Leonard (right) accept a $10,000 donation for MCHS athletics from Pizza Factory founder Ron Willey (center) at the More...

Innkeepers plan attack on tax hike

A group of innkeepers met last week to organize opposition to Measure K, the ballot measure that would raise the pernight tax on tourists from 10 percent to 11.25 percent. More...

County sees success in ditching truancy

Mariposa County is sidestepping the trend of high truancy rates in schools in California. According to a recent report done by the office of California’s Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, the truancy rate in California is 21.3 percent. More...

Local News

Habitat ‘Dining Out’ event is on horizon

On Monday, Oct. 6, World Habitat Day will be celebrated around the globe from Argentina to Zambia. Worldwide about one million volunteers work with Habitat each year, and every four minutes, the organization serves a family in need of better housing. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 15 • A call reporting harassment was received from Yaqui Gulch Road. • Unsafe shooting was reported on Moss Creek Road. • A call reporting petty theft was received from Stewart Lane in Coulterville. More...

County Fire Response Report

Sept. 15 to Sept. 21 EMS - 17Fire – 0 Structure, 1 VegetationPublic Assist - 5Auto Collision – 0 More...

Milestones

Resolution of Respect

Mariposa Lodge of Odd Fellows No. 39, I.O.O.F. Mariposa, California August 4, 2014 Whereas: It has pleased the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, to remove from our midst, our beloved Brother Bill Elliott, Therefore be it. More...

Thank you

This is an open letter to all those who participated in stopping the Bridge Fire from reaching Ponderosa Basin. More...

Thank you

I want to thank the Mariposa Fair Board, fair manager Brian Bullis and staff for the wonderful recognition as Rodeo Grand Marshal at the Mariposa County Fair. It was a wonderful experience for me and my family. More...

Sports

Grizzlies crush Waterford to open SAL season  Free Access 

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 - Last night at Waterford, Mariposa's Grizzlies opened their Southern Athletic League campaign with a convincing 41-16 victory. More...

Wolves tame Grizzlies in non-league contest

Livingston’s defense held Mariposa’s ground game in check last Friday night as the Wolves posted a 30-15 nonleague victory over the Grizzlies. More...

Junior varsity notches lst win

Mariposa’s junior varsity football squad registered its first win of the young season against Livingston last Friday night, 34-30. More...

Rut, hunt, are cause for deer caution  Free Access 

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:10 a.m. - Deer are on the move this week, and deserve heightened vigilance from motorists, CHP Officer Tim Kilcrease said today. "It pays to be extra alert, and keep speeds down," the officer said. More...

Town receives more than an inch of rain  Free Access 

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:45 a.m. - A storm total of 1.12 inches of rain was recorded at Mariposa's automated weather station as of this morning, with more received at higher elevations. More...

County grabs No. 2 fire-risk rank in state

A higher percentage of the county’s homes are threatened by “high and extreme” wildfire risk than all but one California county, a recent report by the Verisk Insurance Solutions research group has found. More...

Mariposa’s crosswalk upgrade must suffice

Freshly-painted crosswalks at key intersections in town mark the end of safety improvements for the crossings until a next phase in 2020, a Caltrans spokesperson said last week. More...

Letters

Cann chides Sellers

As elected officials we are often, unfortunately, the target of unsubstantiated opinion pieces which I consider part of the job. More...

County is more than Park

“Yosemite isn’t part of the economy, it is the entire economy.” The chairman of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors made this statement to Dan Morain of the Sacramento Bee, and it was printed in his opinion column on Sept. 15. More...

“No” vote for Casto

I realize most political letters start with a “why I’m voting for,” but mine begins on the flip side. I am opposed to Kris Casto joining our board of supervisors More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Sept. 26 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 

Sharon Wittkopf

Sharon Wittkopf, 68, passed away during the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at her home in Jerseydale. Sharon, the daughter of Alma and Charles Rowe of LeRoy, N.Y., was born on August 23, 1946. More...

James Richard Donahue

James Richard Donahue, also known as “Big Jim,” a resident of Midpines, passed away on Sept. 1, 2014 at the age of 54. More...

Steven G. Rhoan

Steven G. Rhoan was born on Nov. 16, 1963 to Elgin Rhoan Sr. and Elaine Bolton. Because of a tragedy, his family lost Steven on Sept. 12, 2014. The family will miss him dearly. More...

Inside Education

Remembering on Patriot Day

On Sept. 11, Patriot Day, Mrs. Lingenfelter’s first grade class at Woodland Elementary School learned about all the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001. More...

Learning technology

Budding technologists, Xavier Decanay, left, and Eamon Fluharty, who are students in Mary Matchett’s first grade class, receive an introduction to technology. More...

Gold Rush

Student of the Week Maddison Deutsch is a kindergarten student in Ms. Keller’s class at Gold Rush Charter School- Greeley Hill. More...

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