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January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Building trend keeps county staff scrambling to keep up with permits

So far this year, remodeling outpaces new construction

The county’s building-permit numbers continued their upward trend in 2014, straining the county’s small building department, but leaving contractors unconvinced that any building boom is peeking over the horizon. More...

Selling town, ‘above the fog’

Could a voice from the past provide a guide to boost county tourism? An idea being discussed this month might revive a saying coined when Calvin Coolidge was president, it turns out. More...

Local News

Atkins creates a ‘Little Library’

Book holder offers reader best-sellers, how-to books

A replica of a brightly painted cottage on the corner of Cedar Lane and Snyder Creek Road in Mariposa Pines is a Little Free Library. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 19 • A burglary report was taken on Woodland Drive. • A report of a scam was received from Carleton Road. • Trespassing was reported from Circle Drive. • An out-of-control juvenile was on Sherrod Road. More...

Film looks at ‘What Plants Talk About’

Master Gardener event is free to the public

Mariposa County Master Gardeners are hosting the PBS Nature film “What Plants Talk About” on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors chambers, 5100 Bullion Street in Mariposa. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Thomas K. Standen II

Thomas K. Standen II, 82, a Mariposa businessman and former CHP area commander, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 18, at his home after a long and courageous struggle with cancer. Thomas was born in Holyoke, Mass. More...

Mary D. Mitchell

Mary D. Mitchell, 95, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 of natural causes. Mary came from Southern California to live with her daughter Sandra for the past 17 years. More...

Linda (Lindy) Frances Brower

Linda (Lindy) Frances Brower, a loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Saturday Jan. 17, 2015. More...

Inside Education

FFA attends leadership conference

Mariposa’s FFA traveled to Monterey to attend a leadership conference for 10-12th grade students. More...

Sierra Tel grant funds multimedia program

The Mariposa County High School multimedia program, under the direction of instructor Walt Hebern, recently received a $5,000 grant from Sierra Tel. More...

Woodland School recognizes Terrific Kids

Woodland Elementary School students were recently awarded Kiwanis Terrific Kids Awards for integrity. More...

Missing teen found  Free Access 

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 - 8:03 - The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office has just reported that the missing at-risk teen has been found. No other details are availabe. More...

Measles warning issued for Jan. 25 Fresno visitors  Free Access 

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 - 3:30 p.m. - County health officials today warned residents who visited Fresno on Sunday, Jan. 25 to beware of measles symptoms. More...

Man convicted on two assault charges, plus animal endangerment

Cook, who pled insanity, narrowly missed a local sergeant, bystander

A local jury last week convicted Jeffrey David Cook on two assault with a deadly weapon charges and one felony evasion charge following a trial in Mariposa County Superior Court. The jury returned its verdicts on Friday, Jan. More...

Winter dry spells are not abnormal

Even El Niño might not boost rain levels in Sierra foothills

One one-hundredth of an inch. That’s the total rainfall Mariposa received in the month of January before this week. Tuesday’s spritz splashed just .22 inches over town, a local rain gauge showed. More...

Letters

Conference is citizen-based

The Ever Better Community II Steering Committee wants to invite the entire Yosemite regional community, including Gateway Partners, to attend the Ever Better Community II Conference on Saturday, March 28 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Building A More...

Hospital visit not good

To whom it may concern at John C. Fremont Hospital: For a couple of days, my 2- year-old daughter had been running a slight fever off and on. On Jan. 20 it became worse. Her eating became less and after trying to eat dinner, she threw up. More...

School needs students

Hi, my name is Brianna and I go to the Mariposa Seventh-day Adventist Christian School. Our school needs help. This school and the students who attend are very important to me. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Jan. 30 Alcoholics Anonymous - noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Yosemite PA prevails over Ebola

But faces outbreak of fear at home

One thing sticks in Brian Burt’s mind from his two months working in an Ebola ward in Liberia this past autumn. The diarrhea. More...

Sports

MCHS’s Battles and Bailey receive gridiron accolades

Two Mariposa seniors, wide receiver Jadin Battles and running back Kama’re Bailey, were recently named to the All- Stanislaus District Football Team for their standout play last season. More...

Griz romp in fourth quarter to throttle Delhi

Battles leads scoring

In what was a closer contest for the first three periods than expected last Friday night, Mariposa’s Grizzlies erupted for 19 points in the final frame to upend Delhi’s Hawks, 51-27, and preserve their undefeated Southern Athletic League More...

Dubberke dumps in 27 as Lady Grizzlies thrash Delhi, 58-27

Mariposa sophomore Kirsten Dubberke scorched the net for 27 point last Thursday as the Lady Grizzlies dominated Delhi’s Hawks, 58-27, in a Southern Athletic League hoops contest. More...

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