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September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Blazin’ Hog fires up this Saturday

The planning committee for the 8th annual Blazin’ Hog Barbecue Competition and Zydeco Music Festival is primed and ready for the ever-popular event, which happens from noon to 8 p.m. this Saturday at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Fire workshop flows from a long memory

John Schroeder recalls the different set of fire standards that prevailed when he grew up in the 1950s. On some days, when it wasn’t too dry, family members would flick lit matches into clusters of brush on their Sherlock Road property. More...

Local News

Bike rodeo is part of children’s fair

The 25th annual Children’s Fair is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mariposa County Park. The park is reached via 6th Street, Stroming Road and County Park Road. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 8 • Theft of a bicycle was reported form Carleton road. • A burglary report was taken on Old Toll Road. • Theft of an iphone was reported from West Whitlock Road. • An easement dispute occurred on Old Highway North. More...

County Fire Response Report

Sept. 8 to Sept. 14EMS - 6Fire – 0 Structure, 5 VegetationPublic Assist - 0Auto Collision – 3 More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Sept. 19 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...

Sports

Defense arrives: Grizzlies win

After yielding 47 points in their season opener, the Mariposa defense arrived last Friday night as the Grizzlies posted a dominating 38- 6 non-league win over Minarets’ Mustangs at Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium More...

Celebrities to tee-off on Sept. 21 in Wawona

Yosemite Wawona Elementary Charter School is hosting the 11th annual Celebrity Scramble Golf Tournament at the Wawona Hotel Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 21. More...

Spikers fall to Bret Harte, 3-1

Last Tueday, Sept. 9. Mariposa’s varsity girls volleyball team dropped a non-league match to the Bret Harte Bullfrogs, 3-1. It was a close match, but the Lady Grizzlies could only post a single set victory (17-25, 22-25, 25-22, 22- 25). More...

Sheriff’s Office to take command of County Fire

The board of supervisors on Tuesday directed county staff to take first steps towards merging the county fire department with the sheriff’s office. More...

Water-tank boom is sign of dry times

Electrician Jason Swartz is familiar with the standard customer response to the burned-up water pumps that result when water wells go dry. “First they cry,” Swartz said last week. More...

County’s youth second highest of unvaccinated in the entire state

In a world where measles and whooping cough may seem like diseases from the past, it may have been easy for parents to decide not to have their children immunized. More...

Courtney Fire burns 33 homes

Yet another wildfire clobbered the area this week, with the Courtney Fire claiming at least 33 homes in a zone around Bass Lake’s north shore. The fire was first reported around 1:36 p.m. on Sunday. More...

Letters

Long is a leader

I encourage District 3 residents to vote for Marshall Long on Nov. 4 or on their mail-in ballot. More...

Support for Long

This is a letter of support for Marshall Long. As you may know, I ran alongside Mr. Long and the other candidates for the District 3 seat. I got to know Mr. Long and the other candidates very well as we were involved in several debates. More...

Moore questions

If you are completely disenchanted with the political manipulations in this country, look no further than Mariposa’s own political arena. More...

Milestones

A memorial to remember

Do you know how Memorial Day was established? Do you know its original purpose? Unfortunately, many view Memorial Day as simply an opportunity to have a three-day weekend and go to the lake. More...

Changing our lives

CONTRIBUTED BY People view prayer in different ways. Two main perspectives concerning prayer boil down to a results orientation or a process orientation. Many pray primarily to get results. More...

Birth Announcements

Travis and Katie Edwards of Honolulu, Hawaii are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Liliana Marie Edwards. She was born on Sept. 5 at 12:45 p.m. at Tripler Army Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches long. More...

Inside Education

New mural at Sierra Foothill

Sierra Foothill Charter School has a new mural hanging in the Learning Garden. The mural was a collaboration between students and local artist Cate Cannon. More...

Student of the Month

Noah Rehling, a seventh grade student at Gold Rush Charter School in Greeley Hill, has been named student of the month for September. Noah has a positive impact on the school. More...

Learning about respect

The Sierra Foothill Charter School’s Character Counts! program focuses on six words that summarize common values: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. More...

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