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Homecoming is this week at Mariposa County High School. More...

‘I’ll take Mariposa for $1,000 please, Alex.’

MCHS graduate to appear on Jeopardy! this Thursday

Answer: She’s a Mariposa County High School graduate who made it on the prestigious television show Jeopardy!  Question: Who is Scarlett Pedersen Sims?  “A lot of it is kind of a blur,” said Sims, a 2004 MCHS graduate whos More...

Child molester is given 16 years in state prison

The maximum penalty was issued to a Mariposa man guilty of molesting a young girl.  Ryan Parker, 31, was sentenced Tuesday morning in Mariposa County Superior Court to 16 years in prison for continual sexual abuse of a child, a felony. More...

Local News

Three officers promoted in rank

Three members of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office advanced in rank at a ceremony held last week.  Sean Land, Tim Rumfelt and Drake Long were each promoted and sworn in by Sheriff Doug Binnewies.  Land has 22 years of experience wi More...

Transient arrested for starting recent wildfire  Free Access 

A transient was arrested last week after being accused of starting a fire. The fire ended up burning 25 to 30 acres near Ramblin Road in Mariposa County. Antonio Luis Macias, 28, was arrested by CAL FIRE officials following the incident. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Oct. 3 - Vandalism was reported on Highway 140 • There was a suspicious vehicle on Stockton Street in Coulterville. • Suspicious circumstances were investigated on Narcisco Way. More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

The board of directors of the Northern Mariposa County History Center extends a heart-felt thank you to all those that came out to enjoy the 2017 Coulterville CoyoteFest.  To each and every car participant, our vendors, sponsors, and all the won More...

The gift of forgiveness  Free Access 

PASTOR’S CORNER

Editor’s note: All local church organizations are inv More...

Sports

Griz capture homecoming win  Free Access 

It was a happy homecoming night for Mariposa County High School. More...

It takes a true warrior to complete this challenge  Free Access 

Thousands raised for emergency responders at grueling fitness event

Those who took part in the third annual Rudy Warrior Challenge on Saturday might have been crazy, because it’s certainly not easy, but nobody doubted their toughness. More...

Le Grand serves crushing loss to MCHS

Grizzly netters rebound with convincing win at Waterford

There’s a yellow sign taped on the wall of the gymnasium at Mariposa County High School. More...

Griz capture homecoming win  Free Access 

It was a happy homecoming night for Mariposa County High School. More...

Cox case has chickens, Henry VIII, more money for state  Free Access 

Pigs, chickens, privileged invoices, security concerns and even Henry the VIII were all part of a court hearing last week involving a high-profile case in which a local man had his property seized by the state. More...

Supervisors make blunt pot decision

Any chance of commercial marijuana being legal in Mariposa County went up in smoke during a meeting last week. More...

Swank handed 17 years behind bars

A Mariposa woman was sentenced to 17 years in prison for embezzling from a hardware store where she was employed.  Melissa Swank, 45, earlier this year pleaded guilty to 29 felony counts. More...

Letters

County not being responsible in Jerry Cox case  Free Access 

GUEST OPINION

Editor’s note: This letter about the Jerry Cox More...

Ban shooting in fire danger areas

Editor,  Wildfires have always been a deep concern of the people who live here in Hunters Valley. This area has a dubious reputation of wildfires starting on a somewhat regular basis.  More...

Regulations compromise Sierra

Editor,  In 2011 the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) entered into a settlement agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians to list 250 species as endangered over a period of six years.  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Gallery sets annual show  The Sierra Artist's Gallery in Mariposa has set its 21st annual "Gold Rush Art Show." The event will be Oct. 23-Nov. 5. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top entries. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James Burdick

James R. Burdick, 76, of Mariposa, succumbed to cancer at his home surrounded by his family on Oct. More...

Bill Keller

Bill Keller passed away on Sept. 19, 2017, at his home in Mariposa with loved ones by his side.  He was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Nov. 24, 1937. His family moved to California when he was 10 years old.  More...

Keith Hillis

Keith Allen Hillis was born into this world on Feb. 10, 1959. More...

Inside Education

Bay Area Scout helps school with donation of two new benches

Anyone who has been in Boy Scouts of America (BSA) long enough can recite the Scout Law.  A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. More...

Long has got the music in him and MCHS does as well  Free Access 

A kind gesture made by a Mariposa County supervisor will help the music program in the Mariposa County Unified School District. District 3 Supervisor Marshall Long donated two of his own musical instruments to the band program at MCUSD. More...

Hart honored with Shack scholarship

A Mariposan was honored with a prestigious scholarship recently.  Kira Ann Hart is the 2017-18 winner of the Roland V. Shack Graduate Student Endowed Scholarship in Optical Sciences. More...

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