February 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Rain and snow return  Free Access 

Cold core storm bound for county

After a dry day today, rain and snow return to the area tonight and Tuesday. The National Weather Service is calling for rain to begin falling tonight and continue throughout tomorrow. More...

Congressman’s wife loses battle with cancer  Free Access 

Congressman George Radanovich released the following statement today after his wife, Ethie Weaver Radanovich, passed away after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer: More...

Man sets himself on fire after argument

A Greeley Hill man suffered     serious burns over most         of his body after an argument                 with a family member. More...

Candidates: See how they run

Although the final filing date of March 12 is more than a month away, the candidate list for public office in Mariposa County is growing. More...

MCUSD holds special meeting

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. More...

Bears' cheerleaders are national champs

THE MARIPOSA YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE BEARS NOVICE CHEERLEADERS ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. THE SQUAD COMPETED AT THE JAMZ NATIONAL COMPETITION IN LAS VEGAS ON JAN. 30 AND CAME HOME ON TOP. More...

Local News

Audubon program focuses on Native uses of area plants

Cultural interpreters and Midpines residents Ben and Kimberly Cunningham- Summerfield will present “California Indian Uses of Native Plants,” a program featuring slides and hand specimens, at the monthly program of the Yosemite Area Audu More...

Chamber honors 2009 business stars

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce has announced and will recognize the 2009 business people of the year. For the first time in over 20 years, two brothers were first elected as a pair and then garnered the voting majority.   More...

TDS completes first phase of network

TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) has completed construction of the first phase of a 10-Gigabit (10G) transport network, eclipsing its previous network and positioning the company for continuous broadband growth.   More...

Datebook

Community Calendar

Friday, Feb. 5   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 

Marie Puckett

Marie Puckett passed away on January 24, at the age of 87. She was born in Portage, Wisconsin, in 1922 to Walter Collins and Helen Arneberg. She married Robert (Bud) Puckett in Coarsegold in June 1945. They retired in Mariposa in 1985.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Cookin’ in the Country

It may not be as hard as you think to get kids to eat more veggies. Sweet Potatoes are naturally sweet and delicious, so you don’t have to disguise them and trick your kids into enjoying healthier foods. More...

Sports

Grizzlies coast through SAL foes to 10-0

Tuesday night Mariposa head coach Trace DeSandres chalked up his fifth straight 20-win season. But the celebration wasn’t all hugs and high-fives. More...

MCHS ranked sixth

Monday morning the California Interscholastic FOundation (CIF) released its 2009-10 boys’ basketball power ratings for each section, including the Sac- Joaquin Section Mariposa County High School competes in. More...

Junior varsity clobbers ‘Cats to stay unbeaten

To call Tuesday evening’s junior varisty basketball game a “laugher” would be an understatement. More...

Around the County

Supervisors get a bleak budget brief

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors got a brief, albeit bleak, budget report from County Administrative Officer (CAO) Rick Benson on Tuesday morning. Benson had recently attended a meeting of all CAOs in California.   More...

Solid gold

ALL SIX MEMBERS OF THE MARIPOSA FFA CHAPTER WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE MERCED-MARIPOSA SECTION PROJECT COMPETITION EARNED GOLD AWARDS, WITH MIKAELA WILLIAMS BEING HONORED AS OUTSTANDING FRESHMAN. More...

‘Party’ ends with one arrest

An 18-year-old Cathey’s Valley resident was arrested after several witnesses said he broke into an unoccupied house to have a party. Brandon Mc- Cutcheon has been charged with first degree burglary.   More...

County auditor won't seek re-election  Free Access 

Ebie says its time to move on

Mariposa County Auditor Chris Ebie won't seek re-election to that post in the upcoming June primary. More...

Services set for Radanovich's wife  Free Access 

The local memorial service for Ethie Radanovich, and deceased wife of Congressman George Radanovich of Mariposa, will be held Sunday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. at Sierra Meadows Country Club, 46516 Opah Drive in Ahwahnee. More...

County to hire counsel in Castaldi law suit  Free Access 

Decision will come at Tuesday's board meeting

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors will consider hiring outside counsel to deal with the law suit filed by supervisor candidate Theresa Castaldi. The board is seeking to retain the law firm of Abbot and Kindermann in the matter. More...

Candidate sues Mariposa County

Embattled Coyote Springs Ranch owner and District 3 Supervisor candidate Theresa Castaldi has filed a law suit against the County she hopes to work for. The suit, filed Jan. More...

NPS names Neubacher as Park’s new superintendent

In a decision that has many in Yosemite shocked, the National Park Service has named Don Neubacher as the new superintendent of Yosemite National Park. More...

Surveys show snow above 100 percent

The National Park Service daily report in Yosemite indicates that the Feb. 1 snow surveys have been completed and that things are looking up in terms of water availability.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Jan. 25: •Someone abandoned a dog at SPCA. •Explosions were heard on Lakeside Drive. •Someone could smell smoke on Smith Station Road. •There was a suicidal subject on Pine Street.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

Jan. 23: .EMS call in Fish Camp .Power lines down call on Bear Clover - #29 Lushmeadows .Tree fall on house call on Highway 49 South - #37 Bootjack, #29 Lushmeadows . More...

Letters

Tax collector clarifies

I would like to take this opportunity to respond to a letter from last week titled “Positive image.” The letter references $100,000 in delinquent taxes and then states “…if this was you or I the County would have taken our l More...

To our Mariposa neighbors

The mighty oak tree lost its battle with age and the elements. It came crashing down, crushing grandma’s house. The lives of grandma and the man fixing the heater were spared by just a few feet. More...

Long-awaited book

Recently, Gary and Reva Colliver’s bookstore “Windows on the World” hosted a talk by Grace Schireson, Abbess of Empty Nest Zendo in North Fork. More...

Pet Connection

Grooming for Health

Regular Coat Care Can Spot Problems Early

Beauty is more than skindeep when it comes to your dog. More...

Keep pets away from antifreeze

Pet lovers have two ways to protect their animal companions from lapping away at deadly antifreeze — one relatively foolproof, the other not.   More...

Keeping dogs out of the box

Q: Our dog finds our cat’s litter box irresistible. It’s a disgusting habit, and we can’t break her of it, even with spankings and yelling at her. It just makes her sneakier. Have you ever written about this? What can we do? More...

Inside Education

Realtors offer scholarships

The Mariposa County Board of REALTORS® would like to invite high school students to apply for the annual Mariposa County Board of REALTORS® Scholarship. More...

CVE Students of the Week

THE CATHEY'S VALLEY ELEMENTARY STUDENTS OF THE WEEK FOR JAN. 25 WERE CASSIE CERCIELLO-PETRICH, GAUGE BUTLER, MCKENBrownies ZIE LETTICE AND EMMA MAULE. More...

learn about mail delivery

BROWNIE TROOP 3130 WAS TREATED TO A TOUR OF THE MARIPOSA POST OFFICE BY POSTMASTER TIM ABBOTT. More...

Friends and Family

Pastor’s podium

As we all can see, we are at a time in history when America and the world are in great turmoil. We have recently experienced a major collapse of the global financial system. Worldwide epidemics have been forecast by governments. More...

Birth Announcement

LAISI BERRY AND TAYLOR GUTIERREZ OF MARIPOSA HAVE ANNOUNCED THE BIRTH OF THEIR SON, JAXON WILLIAM DEAN GUTIERREZ. HE WAS BORN NOV. 3, 2009 IN MERCED. HE WEIGHED SEVEN POUNDS, EIGHT OUNCES AND WAS 20 AND ONE-HALF INCHES LONG.   More...

Byrne - Oswald

LEDAH BYRNE AND JONATHAN OSWALD HAVE ANNOUNCED THEIR ENGAGEMENT. More...

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