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February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Opinions widely varied on future of tourism funding

Supervisors decide on percentage formula

A contentious discussion about the future of tourism funding took place last week during a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. More...

Solution for Brown Act issue found

All supervisors will be voting about fire matter

All supervisors in Mariposa County will be able to vote when the issue of command and control of County Fire is brought to the table.  A violation of the Brown Act had put that in question in recent weeks. More...

Local News

Group eyes preserving barn

Preserving a piece of Mariposa County history was front and center during a meeting on Monday.  How, and if, to save the Givens Barn in Cathey’s Valley was discussed during a meeting of the Mariposa County Historic Site and Records Preserv More...

Your photos

Reader Sydney Keeton, a local high school student, is shown kayaking the Merced river on Christmas Eve in the snow. El Capitan is in the background. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Feb. 6 - Vandalism to mailboxes was reported on Sunrise Lane. •There was a report of unsafe shooting on Barrett Cove Road. • Dogs were chasing geese on Lakeside Drive in Midpines. • A trespassing report was taken on Darrah Road.  More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

I would like to thank the JCF Home Health/Hospice nurses, especially Nurse Darla, for taking such good care of my husband, Jerry McPherson. They made everything so much easier for me the day they came into my home.  I will forever be grateful. More...

Chamber achievement

Karen Cutter was honored recently for her years of service on the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Cutter is stepping down from the board. More...

New addition

Tony and Jennifer Olivo (Weston) are proud to announce the birth of their first born son, Weston Paul Olivo. Weston was born on Nov. More...

Sports

Three Grizzly wrestlers advance to Masters  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School wrestling team took 11 wrestlers to the Sac-Joaquin Section Divisionals at Natomis High School in Sacramento. More...

A show of strength: Griz advance 11

Fatigue — mentally and physically — didn’t stop the Mariposa County High School wrestling team from its mission on Saturday, Feb. More...

Mariposa native Shea Williams working with Baylor basketball team

Mariposa’s Shea Williams has a love of sports.  Her father, Tony Williams, is the softball coach at Mariposa County High School. It’s no surprise that Shea grew up around and excelled in sports.  More...

Three Grizzly wrestlers advance to Masters  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School wrestling team took 11 wrestlers to the Sac-Joaquin Section Divisionals at Natomis High School in Sacramento. More...

Relentless rain causes damage to infrastructure  Free Access 

Some roads, bridges still closed

Even Noah may have had a hard time navigating Mariposa County last week. Torrential rains saturated the County, causing mudslides, road erosion, bridge issues and property damage — both public and private. More...

Coulterville set for major drainage work

It’s really no secret.  “Coulterville, for years, has had a drainage problem.”  Those are the words of Merlin Jones, District 2 Supervisor and Greeley Hill resident. More...

Letters

Hope about Trump quickly dashed

Editor,  A key question after Donald Trump won the election was whether it was in the best interest of our country to help him succeed. Could his actions about the Trump University suit provide guidance on how he might act as president?  More...

The real heroes of winter

Editor,  The power went off at our house last Thursday night around 5:30 p.m. and came back on around 10:30. More...

Presidential quotes in perspective

Editor,  One can but wonder what famous (or infamous) quote(s) will be attributed to our 45th President.  Here are some historical presidential quotes. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Butterfly Festival needs volunteers   The annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival is set for May 6-7.  It will feature art and artisans, food, vendors, a parade, butterfly releases and more. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

George Saunders

George John Saunders, a longtime resident of Mariposa, passed away at the age of 89 on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 in Oakhurst, Calif.  George was born March 29, 1927 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Herbert L. Saunders and Grace M. (McLaughlin) Saunders. More...

Kevin Reynolds

Kevin Allen Reynolds, age 64, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 18, 2017. Born March 9, 1952 in Wichita, Kan., Kevin has lived in Mariposa, Calif., since 1987 and worked in Yosemite National Park. More...

Sean Pence

Sean Pence, 54, passed away on Jan. 19, 2017, at his home in Greeley Hill, Calif.  He was born in Hawthorne, Calif., to Robert and Gayle Pence on Jan. 6, 1963, along with his twin brother, James Pence. He was married to Shani on Dec. More...

Inside Education

AAUW Speech Trek happening Wednesday, Feb. 22  Free Access 

Save the date and bring family and friends to this year’s American Association of University Women (AAUW) Speech Trek contest happening Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. More...

Rotary continues tradition of giving dictionaries to students

Third graders across the County are on their way to becoming wordsmiths. Several members of the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club handed out dictionaries to third grade students at Woodland Elementary on Thursday, Feb. 9. More...

Parli Pro teams are plenty busy at MCHS

Elaina Mero is very involved at school.  The Mariposa County High School senior competes in softball and soccer. But none of those, she says, compares to the intensity of being a member of the FFA Parliamentary Procedure team.  More...

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