February 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Mariposa gets its own silver screen

Lights, camera, action. That will likely be the call once summer rolls around in Mariposa County. The board of supervisors approved the purchase of a giant, blow-up movie screen to be used by parks and recreation.   More...

Radanovich services announced

Last week, Congressman George Radanovich’s wife, Ethie Weaver Radanovich, passed away after a long and courageous, three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 50.   More...

Gorham announces supervisor campaign

Tolley Gorham has released a statement that he is a candidate for the position of Mariposa County Supervisor for District 3.   More...

Happy hearts day

MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STAFF GOT SOME TRAINING ON THE USE OF ITS NEW AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED) THAT WAS RECENTLY DONATED BY SIERRA TELEPHONE. More...

Local News

Boy Scouts of America celebrate 100 years

Mariposa will celebrate the centennial of Boy Scouts of America at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Feb. 20, at noon. As the anniversary nears, local scouts are looking at the history and future of Mariposa’s Boy Scouts.   More...

Museum program features Bower Cave

Caroline Wenger Korn presents "Ootin (Bower Cave) An Endangered Treasure," as free museum programs resume on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m . More...

Butterfly Garden Club meets

The Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. at the senior center. More...

Datebook

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Friday, Feb. 12   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 

Jack Dana “Scott” Pinkerton

Born Aug. 2, 1924, his given name was Jack Dana and for some reason he disliked both. So to all, he was known as Scott. It was a family name that had been passed through previous and since Pinkerton generations. More...

Carolyn Mende

Carolyn Eva Mende died Jan. 25 in Midpines, while surrounded by family and friends.   She was a beloved wife of Dennis Mende for 25 years. More...

Henny Newport

Long-time Mariposa resident, Henny Newport, passed away on Feb. 4, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She was 75.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Cookin’ in the Country

Being heart-smart in the kitchen is one of the most important things you can do for your health. More...

Sports

Le Grand topples Lady Grizzlies, 38-28

Junior varsity team claims league crown

With just a 2-point third quarter, Mariposa's Lady Grizzlies dropped a 38-28 Southern Athletic League contest at Le Grand Tuesday evening, but the MCHS JV team recorded a victory to secure sole possession of the SAL title. More...

Grizzlies top Le Grand in bizarre tilt  Free Access 

Score tied at 12-12 at intermission

In one of the most bizarre high school basketball games ever played on the varsity level in the MCHS gym, Mariposa downed Le Grand Wednesday night, 35-26, to move its Southern Athletic League record to 14-0. More...

JV's steak snapped at 20 straight  Free Access 

Mariposa falls to Le Grand, 58-50

Mariposa's junior varsity hoop squad had its 20-game win streak halted by Le Grand's Bulldogs Wednesday night, 58-50. More...

Around the County

‘Yosemite Experience’ hits Los Angeles event

“Destination Yosemite” is headed for Los Angeles this weekend to tout rock climbing, skiing, rafting, campfires and other outdoor activities for families to enjoy. More...

No parking zone?

THIS PARKED OLDSMOBILE WAS IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME WHEN A FORD PICKUP PULLING A CATTLE TRAILER LOST ITS BRAKES LAST THURSDAY. More...

Mariposa Middle School students connect with veterans

Before winter break, students in Barbara Hamilton’s English classes at Mariposa Middle School composed letters to veterans to thank them for their service to the country and wish them a merry Christmas. More...

Hertfelder resigns as public works director  Free Access 

Mariposa County Public Works Director Dana Hertfelder is headed west. County Administrative Officer Rick Benson confirmed that Hertfelder has tendered his resignation to take a job in Merced County. More...

PG&E’s SmartMeters being installed  Free Access 

There is no shortage of debate about the “smart” level of PG&E’s new SmartMeter. Whether the energy giant’s customers want it or not, its coming to almost 10 million PG&E patrons, and installation has begun in Mariposa County. More...

MCUSD begins recruiting process for new superintendent

The Mariposa County Unified School District is officially in the market for a new superintendent, although the details of the search are still being finalized. More...

Feeling a little crabby

MEMBERS OF THE MARIPOSA FFA CHAPTER SERVED DINNER TO MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE AS PART OF THE LIONS CLUB ANNUAL CRAB FEED. More...

County auditor won’t run again

Mariposa County Auditor Chris Ebie is not seeking re-election to that post, leaving the position of the County’s chief financial officer up for grabs in the primary election on June 8.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Feb. 1: •A cell phone was stolen and used on Buckingham Mountain Road. •Dispatch took a missing person’s report. •Check fraud was reported in Cathey’s Valley. •There was a chimney fire on Harris Cutoff Road.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

Jan. 30: .EMS call on Oak Grove School Road - #37 Bootjack   Jan. 31: .EMS call on Oak Grove School Road - #37 Bootjack .EMS call on Cuneo - #31 Greeley Hill, #26 Coulterville, #24 Don Pedro   More...

Letters

Better than Captain Hook

I understand after reading your letter to the editor why you are so familiar with Never Never land. Your entire letter is based on innuendo, conjecture and down right false statements. More...

Jones for a better county

I'm voting for Mark Jones for sheriff. Mark has the experience and knowledge to make this a better county. Mark received a degree in criminal justice and public administration. More...

Hello, Bobby Lindsey

I read your original “Hello Mariposa” Internet release of Dec.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

‘Mending’ the children

Local dentist and volunteers deliver smiles

I t is no accident that Dr. Thomas Wieg and his family   found itself setting up a   makeshift dental clinic in Pena Blanca, Honduras. More...

Photos

PEARL WILLIAMS, SECOND FROM RIGHT, ACCEPTS HER PLAQUE AND CERTIICATE AS BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR. More...

Pet Connection

Resting Easy

A Few Clicks Can Donate A Comfortable Bed For Shelter Pets

Part of my work as a veterinarian involves staying current on the latest in disease prevention and treatment, which means I go to a lot of conferences. More...

A president’s pet named for a ‘no’

• According to the Presidential Pet Museum, only two U.S. presidents were completely pet-free while in office: Chester A. Arthur and Franklin Pierce. More...

Rabbits can’t share the cat’s litter box

Q: When I grew up, we had rabbits outside in a hutch. After doing some research, we gave in to our daughter’s request for a pet rabbit, who lives in her bedroom, mostly inside a roomy cage but also loose in her room when she’s in there. More...

Inside Education

MCHS lists fall term honors

Mariposa County High School has listed its honor roll for the fall term of the 2009-10 school year. This year, the qualification for the honor has been raised to a 3.5 grade point average. It was formerly set at 3.0. More...

Jefferson Award

MARIPOSA DEMOCRATICE CLUB MEMBER LEE STETSON PROVIDES APPLICATION FORMS TO CANDIS MASON OF THE MARIPOSA COUNTY SCHOOLS. More...

Royals on the court

MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS JESSICA MIMNAUGH AND TOMMY STICKLES WERE NAMED 2010 WINTER HOMECOMING QUEEN AND KING AT LAST FRIDAY NIGHT’S BASKETBALL GAME. More...

Friends and Family

Birth Announcement

CHARLIE AND AUTUMN HUTCHINGS HAVE ANNOUNCED THE BIRTH OF THEIR DAUGHTER KYLEE CAROL HUTCHINGS. KYLEE WAS BORN DEC. More...

Thank you

The 2009 Mariposa County High School Grizzlies would like to thank the many people who made the success we had this season possible. More...

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