January 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Storm blows through, more is on the way  Free Access 

Wet, rainy weather expected all week

Monday’s storm brought powerful winds and heavy rain and created a number of problems. There were reports of trees and power lines down, and some PG&E customers were without power on Monday afternoon.  More...

Board will get Ferguson Rockslide update  Free Access 

Subject is on Tuesday's agenda

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors will get an update on the progress to the permanent fix of Highway 140 around the Ferguson Rockslide. On Tuesday, Ross Chittenden, Caltrans District 10 director, will provide the information at the Jan. More...

Outage blackens entire county

When the lights went out on Tuesday afternoon there wasn’t any flickering or surging, as is often the case with storm-related power outages. More...

Yosemite visitation passes 3.8 million

Highest number since 1996

Hard times force people back to living a simpler existence, and that includes how they choose to spend their free time. More...

Man found dead at McClure Point

A man’s body was found in his truck at McClure Point on Monday. He is the apparent victim of a suicide, although the official cause of death has not been determined.   More...

Local News

JCF hosts blood drive

The physicians and staff of John C. Fremont Hospital are hosting a blood drive on Thursday, Feb. 4. A bloodmobile will park in the hospital’s front lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   More...

BBB urges caution in Census

With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S. More...

Gallery seeks miniatures

Sierra Artists' Gallery would like to find artists who work in miniature art. The maximum size would be 5"x 7" to qualify as miniature art work. More...

Letters

Until there's a cure

Have you been diagnosed with cancer or know anyone who has? Do you want to do something to help cancer patients? You can, by helping to fund the services the American Cancer Society has to offer, right here in Mariposa.   More...

Beats the alternative

In reading Mr. Tucker’s article, I’m compelled to respond to statements and assertions contained therein. More...

Good deeds

It is so refreshing to hear of good deeds done in this time of economic distress. I want to thank the Woodland PTA for its very generous donation to the Accelerated Reader reading program for Woodland students. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Kids First organization helps every MCUSD teacher

Educators apply badly neeed funds

For over ten years the Mariposa County Schools Foundation has been giving grants to teachers in their classrooms to allow them to purchase items that their budgets wouldn’t normally allow. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Eating and Living WELL

For years, Chef Wolfgang Puck has been an inspiration to home cooks across the country, teaching them how to create contemporary American   More...

Sports

Mariposa’s Wichmann lands Fresno State Bulldog ride

Mariposa County High School standout Cody Wichmann’s future has been painted, and it’s a pretty picture. More...

Grizzlies crush Turlock Christian

Wednesday morning MCHS coaches and Athletic Director Loyd Hobby rescheduled Tuesday night’s cancelled Southern Athletic League match against arch-rival Le Grand. More...

Grapplers maul Hughson in first TVL dual match, 45-18

In their first Trans Valley League (TVL) dual match of the season last Wednesday, Mariposa’s varsity wrestling team dismantled Hughson’s Huskies, 45-18. The Grizzlies recorded six pins in the match, clearly dominating the visitors. More...

Friends and Family

St. Joseph’s plans for annual rummage sale

One of the largest bargain opportunity events in the county will be available on Friday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall at 4985 Bullion Street.   More...

Thank you

On behalf of the Hogan family, we wish to thank the entire community for their support and blood donations on behalf of Johnny Hogan. The overwhelming response was truly appreciated. More...

Thank you

I would like to thank everyone from Mariposa to Montana for keeping me in your prayers and thoughts through my difficult time.   Paul Aranguena   More...

Crazy weather causes problems  Free Access 

Storm number 5 is on the way

Yesterday's strong winds and heavy rain created a myriad of problems for Mariposa County law enforcement, emergency personnel and road crews. More...

School bus slides off road in Jerseydale  Free Access 

A special education bus had a minor accident on the icy road in Jerseydale just before 8 a.m. The bus slid into an embankment, but no one was injured.  More...

Power outage closes North County schools  Free Access 

A power outage caused by yesterday’s monstrous storm has two Mariposa County schools closed this morning. More...

County braces for winter weather

Storms to stretch through the week

Mariposa County and all of California are bracing for more wet weather this week, as the National Weather Service is warning of five to 10 inches of rain. Rain is forecast everyday from now until at least Friday.  More...

PG&E will shut off power again tonight  Free Access 

Residents will be without juice from 11 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday

According to Mariposa County Fire Chief Jim Wilson, following Tuesday’s power outage, PG&E has isolated and identified the problem. More...

Castaldi and Davis seek board seat

The bankrupt developer of Coyote Springs Ranch in Cathey’s Valley, Theresa Castaldi, and local engineer Floyd Davis are both seeking the District 3 board of supervisors position currently held by two term Supervisor Janet Bibby. More...

Two busted for burglary

Two Central Valley men are behind bars in Mariposa County after they allegedly burglarized a North County home.   More...

End of the rainbow

LAST FRIDAY AFTERNOON, A SPECTACULAR RAINBOW ARCHED ITS WAY OVER MARIPOSA. THE RAIN WAS A BIT OF A SURPRISE, AND IT DIDN’T LAST LONG. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Jan. 4: •Gas was stolen at the McSwain toll gate. •There was a false alarm for a structure fire in Bootjack. •A dispute over laundry services was reported at the hospital. •Someone found a horse on Zelma Way.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

Jan. 2: •EMS call on Greeley Hill Road - #31 Greeley Hill, #26 Coulterville ·Vehicle accident in Greeley Hill - #31 Greeley Hill, #26 Coulterville   Jan. More...

Mariposa County's Most Wanted

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Datebook

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 15   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Alinda Boyce-Franklin

Alinda Boyce Franklin, a long time resident and local celebrity of Mariposa passed away Dec. 27, 2009 after a short, but valiant battle with cancer.  More...

June M. Meagher

June Marilyn Meagher passed away peacefully on Jan. She was 86. Mrs. Meagher was born June Marilyn Tresidder on May 1923, to Martin and Lillian Tresidder. She was the oldest of seven children. More...

Leota Striplin

Leota Ellen Striplin died Dec. 16, 2009 at the age of 86 in Fresno, at the Veterans Community Living Center. She was born Jan. 23, 1923 in Hamlin, Texas. She married Al Striplin in Nov. More...

Inside Education

MC president heads state committee

Merced College President Dr. Benjamin T. Duran, has been named chairman of a statewide effort to chart a new vision for student success in California’s community colleges   More...

CVE Students of the Week

THE CATHEY'S VALLEY ELEMENTARY STUDENTS OF THE WEEK FOR JAN. 5 WERE JACOB EDWARDS, BILLY PETRICH, BRIANNA HEAVNER, AND COAH BISSMEYER. More...

Merced College offers classes

Merced College classes at Mariposa County High School will begin the week of Jan. 18 and there are still seats available. More...

Around the County

Park issues review of Big Meadow fire

The prescribed burn that turned into the Big Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park last August has been reviewed, and among other things, its plan has been found “inadequate” even though it met National Park Service policy. More...

Program impacts teen drivers

Mariposa County High School students got an emotional message about the dangers of driving last week. The message, however, was a little different from the typical “don’t drink and drive” campaign.   More...

Board honors Brower

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors honored Linda Brower on the occasion of her retirement. Brower has worked for more than 20 years with the Sheriff’s Office.   More...

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