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February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Future farmers?

Mariposa Elementary School students stretch through the stock panels to touch a steer on Tuesday as the Mariposa County High School Future Farmers of America group brought their celebration of Nation More...

Stobbe to start job on March 2

New public works director is a Coast Guard veteran

Coast Guard veteran Tony Stobbe, recently of Kodiak, Alaska, has been selected to serve as the county’s next director of public works. More...

Mammoth project taking on Ferguson Slide starts Monday

District 3 Supervisor Long voices concerns on safety

The long-awaited Ferguson Project, which will restore a two-way highway in the slide zone west of El Portal, launches on Monday. Motorists aren’t likely to notice any new delays in the work zone, Caltrans officials pledged this week, however. More...

Real estate prices make a comeback

After years of sagging real estate prices, Mariposa County homes and land are seeing a steady increase in both price and availability. In 2008, the real estate market crashed across the country, bringing prices down everywhere. More...

Local News

Milkweed helps save butterflies

Conservation district is selling bags of seeds

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is aware of the declining monarch butterfly populations and is helping the insect. More...

Habitat for Humanity Tour gets new sponsor

Sierra Tel will be major donor for annual event

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County recently announced Sierra Tel as a new sponsor for its fifth annual Tour de Habitat, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 28 at New Life Christian Fellowship, 5089 Cole Road in Mariposa. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 16 • A welfare check at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds resulted in an arrest. • Burglary to a vehicle was reported on Hospital Road. • A domestic dispute occurred on Indian Peak Road. More...

Milestones

Engagement

Dr. Mike and Mary Bass of Mariposa are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Bass, to Jeff Meyer, Jr., son of Jeff and Carolyn Meyer of Modesto. More...

Thank you

Sierra Foothill Charter School extends a big thank you to Cathey’s Valley PTIC and Kiwanis Club of Mariposa for hosting this year’s Sweetheart Dinner. More...

Sports

Grizzlies notch perfect mark in SAL basketball

Dalton Rockwood scores 14 in victory over Hawks

Last Tuesday, Mariposa’s Grizzlies completed a spotless 12-0 run through their Southern Athletic League schedule with a 52-47 win over Delhi’s Hawks. More...

Mountain Crisis offers volunteer training

Mountain Crisis Services will host a 40-hour training for volunteer domestic violence advocate and peer counselors from March 2 to 14. More...

Weather service: another wimpy spritz on way  Free Access 

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. - Forecasters have downgraded this weekend's weather event, with between a quarter and a third of an inch of rain expected through Saturday night. Snow could fall down to 3,500 feet on Saturday evening, however. More...

Grizzlies dispatch Hughes Academy  Free Access 

MCHS host second round on Friday night

Thursday, Fed. 26, 2015 - 8:52 a.m. - Mariposa's Grizzlies handily whipped Hughes Academy, 85-31, in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs Wednesday night at MCHS. More...

Remaining winter outlook looks like a flip of the coin

Garden plants, trees respond differently to continued drought

With the disappearance of a weak El Nino, it’s anyone’s guess how the rest of this rainy season shakes out, a long-range forecast released last week says. More...

Jury delivers guilty verdict in arson trial

Woman unhooked propane line–explosion, fire followed

A Mariposa County jury has found Kimberly Chenot guilty of a June 22 arson that destroyed the Midpines home of her children’s grandmother. Following its deliberation on Feb. 20, the jury also found Chenot guilty of making a criminal threat. More...

Commentary

People believe that government wastes money because it does

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

According to a 2014 Gallup poll, Americans believe that their state government wastes 42 cents of every tax dollar. More...

Letters

Enzymes critical for health

Most people don’t know or care about how enzymes function in our bodies, but you should know that they are necessary for your good health. Enzymes are catalysts to powerful processes that help our bodies’ other cells do their work. More...

Disappointed

It is disappointing on so many levels. A lot of generous people in this community volunteered a great deal of their time, hard work and money on helping build a place for our Mariposa County High School teams to play on campus. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Feb. 27 Alcoholics Anonymous - noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Bob Kingman

Our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Bob Kingman, passed away Feb. 11, 2015 after battling pulmonary disease. He was 87 years young and truly led a full, active life. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Fire Safe Council reports five fuel breaks complete

Residents in Bear Valley, Mariposa, Midpines and the Jerseydale Road area will enjoy heightened wildfire protection this summer and fall thanks to a cooperative effort coordinated by the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council. More...

Inside Education

FFA students tour World Ag Expo

On Feb. 10, 60 Mariposa FFA students traveled to Tulare for the 2015 World Ag Expo. More...

Students fire pottery

As part of their last pottery session through the Mariposa County Art Council’s Artist in Schools program, Erika Miranda’s students at Sierra Foothill Charter School made a sawdust kiln w More...

Pioneer Market helps preschool

Mariposa Pre-School Co-Op recently received a check from Pioneer Market for $300.26, when the market gave back one percent on receipts. More...

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