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‘OLE SAINT NICK CLOSED OUT LAST SATURDAY’S MERRY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS PARADE ATOP A NEW MARIPOSA COUNTY FIRE ENGINE. ALTHOUGH THE CROWD WAS THIN, THE WEATHER COOPERATED AND THOSE ATTENDING WERE ABLE TO VIEW THE PARADE UNDER SUNSHINE. More...

No charges follow clinic lock down

A man who allegedly threatened to kill a hospice nurse and everyone else in the John C. Fremont Hospital Clinic has been released from jail without charges being filed. Matthew Christiani was arrested on Dec. More...

Local News

Soroptimist concludes another successful year

Soroptimist International of Mariposa had another busy year fund raising, volunteering and donating for the benefit of local service projects, scholarships, youth groups, search and rescue efforts, and many other vital community services.  More...

Cathey's Valley 4-H shares songs of the season

THE MEMBERS OF CATHEY'S VALLEY 4-H WENT CHRISTMAS CAROLING IN THE CATHEY'S VALLEY AREA ON DEC. 9. THE 4-H MEMBERS WENT TO FOUR HOMES AND THE OAKS RESTAURANT. More...

Conservation landscaping techiques are available

Since March, 2008, Liana Lopez of the Upper Merced River Watershed Council, a project of the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District, has worked with dedicated volunteers to design and create conservation landscape techniques.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Lenore M. Emerson

Lenore Margaret Emerson, 89, died Dec. 16, 2009 at her home in Mariposa after a relatively brief illness.   More...

Edythe Helen Comstock

Edythe Helen Comstock, 92, passed away Dec. 3 in Mariposa. She had been living on the Ewing Wing at John C. Fremont Hospital. Edythe died of complications due to the Alzheimer ’s Disease.   More...

Ann M. Williams

Ann Marie Williams, a life-long resident of Mariposa, passed away on Dec. 17, from complications to injuries she sustained in November.   Ann was born to Charles and Helen McNamara on Nov. 8, 1926 in Richmond.   More...

Inside Education

A different kind of garland

WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL MONICA FIELDSTED GOT “DECORATED” BY STUDENTS IN CATHY OWENS’ CLASS LAST FRIDAY. More...

CVE Students of the Week

THE CATHEY'S VALLEY ELEMENTARY STUDENTS OF THE WEEK FOR DEC. 14 WERE ROBBIE STARK, DAISY GONZALEZ-CORTES, CALI BUTLER AND KARISMA MERIDETH (NOT PICTURED). More...

Acorn holds open house

ACORN COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL RECENTLY HELD AN OPEN HOUSE AND TOUR OF ITS NEW LOCATION FOR FIRST 5 OF MARIPOSA AND ICES. More...

Friends and Family

50th anniverary

g y ppy 50th wedding anniversary Grampy and Grammy! Love, All your grandkids More...

PBC hosts Christmas candlelight service

Ponderosa Basin Chapel will host its annual Christmas Eve service on Thursday, Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Lutherans holds Christmas Eve service

On Thursday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m., Mariposa Lutheran Church will hold its annual Christmas Eve candlelight worship service with Holy Communion. All are invited as the congregation celebrates Christ’s birth. More...

Radanovich will not run  Free Access 

After 15 years on Capitol Hill, Congressman George Radanovich has announced that he will not seek reelection in 2010. He issued a statement on the decision on Tuesday morning. More...

District budget woes worsen

$1.4 million loan creates confusion

The Mariposa County Unified School District’s budget issues have taken a virtual 180 degree turn from where they were perceived to be just one month ago. In November, the district presented the unaudited actuals to the board.   More...

Board picks Eppler in District 3

Both candidates called ‘excellent’

Former Mariposa County Unified School District teacher, counselor, principal and administrator Judy Eppler will fill the final year on the District 3 board of trustees seat. More...

Bracebridge Dinner offers pageantry and joy

There are few things that can ffer people the joy of giving and eceiving at the same time. This ime of year, there is much emhasis on the concepts, and it can ometimes become a struggle to alance the two. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Dec. 14: •There was a drug violation on Silva Road. •Cats were abandoned on St. Andrew’s Road. •There was a Christmas tree on Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. •A prowler was reported on Carstens Road.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

Dec. 12: .EMS call on Triangle Road - #29 Lushmeadows .EMS call on Usona Road - #37 Bootjack .EMS call on Holtzel   Dec. More...

Merced College offers trips

The Merced College Catalyst will be released in late December, but the community is getting a sneak prevue of the trips and excursions being offered for the spring and summer of 2010 and will have the chance to reserve their seats early. More...

Letters

CSEA union news

The Classified School Employees Association (CSEA) executive board (E-board) met with the Mariposa County Unified School District on Dec. 2 to discuss certain issues that have come up in the recent past. More...

Red Kettles

Over the past few weeks, I have been asked the same question several times. I probably should have written a letter or article before now, but I didn’t. Better late than never. I am the chairperson of the Mariposa Unit of the Salvation Army. More...

Animal control heroes

Thank you animal control. On Dec. 7, a beautiful snow it was: four inches plus on Ponderosa Way in Midpines.   But I had a big problem. My dog Ruby was very sick, and my doctor said she needed a very important particular pill. More...

Sports

Nabors joins Toso on Wrangler team

Leaders of the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA), the oldest youth rodeo program in America, has named K.C. Nabors of Mariposa to the Wrangler High School All Star Rodeo Team, a corporate-sponsored youth rodeo team. More...

Mariposa captures second in Hilmar’s hoop tourney

For the second time in as many weeks, Mariposa’s varsity basketball team was 2-for-3 in tournament play. More...

Lady Grizzlies open SAL with win over Delhi

With a 15-point fourth quarter burst, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly varsity basketball team began its Southern Athletic League campaign with a 35-20 victory over the Hawks in Delhi last Thursday. More...

Around the County

Yosemite Association and Fund unify to support Park

The Yosemite Fund and Yosemite Association, two of Yosemite National Park’s major nonprofit groups, are forming a unified nonprofit that will make it even easier to support projects and programs that preserve Park resources and enrich the visi More...

Frets family donates $25,000

This year, Dec. 15 was a special day for John C. Fremont Hospital. That day, Billye Frets; son, Barton; and Carmel Gomes, her longtime friend, came to John C. Fremont Hospital to donate funds totaling $25,000 on behalf of Billye Frets. Dr.  More...

Kid helps cops with donation

LOGAN CAMPINI (LEFT) OF CATHEY'S VALLEY BROUGHT IN SOME TOYS FOR THE KOPS FOR KIDS PROGRAM AND WAS EXPLAINING HOW THE TOYS WORK TO DEPUTY AARON AKABYKIAN AND DEPUTY RUDY MERALIZ. More...

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