April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Local beekeepers buzzing about saving area swarms

Tim Bryant’s life is buzzing these days. “Every year is different,” said Bryant. “You never know what kind of crop you are going to get.” The crop he’s talking about is honeybees. More...

Permits for burning to be required starting Monday  Free Access 

Burning permits will once again be required starting Monday. CAL FIRE officials from the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) have announced effective at 8 a.m., Monday, May 1, all hazard reduction burning will require a permit in Mariposa County. More...

Local News

‘Battle of the Badges’ blood drive set

A competition between the Valley’s finest will be held Saturday, May 13.  The 16th Annual North Valley Battle of the Badges Blood Drive will be held at Pioneer Market (5034 Coakley Drive) in Mariposa from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  More...

Your photos

Reader Natalie Gilbertson took this photo of bald eagles near an area lake. She called it an “amazing day.” Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

April 17 - Loose roosters were reported on Highway 49 South. • A physical altercation was reported on Enramada Drive in Lake Don Pedro. • Found property was reported at Pony Expresso. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Thomas Ohmer

Thomas Dymond Ohmer, born March 8, 1934, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Mariposa, Calif., in the comfort of his home the cabin, surrounded by his loving family. More...

Richard Ditton

Richard (Dick) Paul Ditton, born May 12, 1922 in Fairview, Mont., to Vernon and Maggie Ditton, peacefully passed away April 18, 2017 in Clovis, Calif., surrounded by family.  More...

Jonathan Hummel

Jonathan Earl Hummel, born Feb. 24, 1950 in Fresno, Calif., passed away on April 7, 2017 at John C. Fremont Hospital. He was 67.  More...

Inside Education

Setting a golden standard: MCHS wins three awards

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recently announced that 275 middle schools and high schools are being honored under the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program and Mariposa County High School is among the 2017 honorees. More...

SFCS passes safe haven resolution

Well before the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees rejected a proposal to designate the district a “safe haven,” another school in the County already had that status in place.  More...

Putting their best foot forward: Career Day approaching for high schoolers

Students at Mariposa County High School will break out their best attire and put their best foot forward to take part in Career Day.  It will be held Friday, April 28 at the MCHS campus.  The all day event will be split into two sections, w More...

New Park superintendent addressing cultural issues

It doesn’t take long to tell that Chip Jenkins takes his job seriously. Jenkins is the new acting superintendent of Yosemite National Park and he knows there are major issues facing not just Yosemite, but the entire National Park Service. More...

Two women injured

At approximately 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, a vehicle lost control and rolled over on Highway 49 South. The wreck occurred south of the Mariposa Lutheran Church. More...

Cathey’s Valley subdivision plan gets green light

Twenty-six lots are being planned

After 23 years, the green light was given last week for the development of a major subdivision in Cathey’s Valley.  By a 4-1 vote, the Mariposa County Planning Commission voted to approve plans for Vallecito Estates, which will be located More...

Letters

Christmas dinner needs volunteers

While Christmas in Coulterville, scheduled for the third Saturday of December, is over half a year away, the Coulterville Community Club needs a minimum of three volunteers to step up to the plate now and commit to coordinating and planning the Holid More...

Immigration system needs fixed first

Editor, I was saddened by Ms. Sinclair’s letter complaining about Mariposa schools considering a resolution declaring our schools safe havens for our students. I don’t know why Ms. More...

Leftist media can’t accept election

Editor,  After months of non-stop rhetoric and near hysteria, the self-appointed paragons of virtue and truth in the media have been unable to adjust to the reality that despite their attempts to frighten, mislead and hold others unaccountable t More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Fish & Game swap meet set   Mariposa County Fish & Game will be holding its annual swap meet on June 3.  It will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the F&G clubhouse, 5065 Darrah Road.  Vendor space is now available. More...

Sports

Swimmers make a splash at Clovis West

It was one of the largest swim competitions of the season, one that could be quite intimidating, but you wouldn’t have known it by the way three Mariposa girls performed.  More...

Mah brothers enjoying chance to play together

Dillon and Josh Mah are your normal teenage brothers.  They have their disagreements and don’t always get along at home. More...

Everyone encouraged to participate in All Comers

Have you ever wanted to relive your high school glory days? More...

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