February 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents warned of two possible scams  Free Access 

Officials at Mariposa Middle School and the Mariposa County District Attorney’s Office are warning residents about two possible phone scams. More...

Sun is shining, but not for long  Free Access 

The brilliant sunshine that greeted Mariposa County residents this morning will be short-lived. According to the National Weather Service, more rain is headed this way. More...

PG&E’s SmartMeters being installed all over Mariposa County

There is no shortage of debate about the “smart” level of PG&E’s new SmartMeter. More...

County hires new building director

Mariposa County has hired a new building director after several months of searching. County Administrative Officer (CAO) Rick Benson announced on Tuesday that Michael Kinslow will take the position in mid-March.   More...

Oster throws his hat in the ring for auditor

Eric A. Oster, a local certified public accountant, has announced that he is seeking the office of the Mariposa County Auditor.   More...

Local News

Andre wins Rotary speech contest

Mariposa Rotary's annual speech contest was the spotlight of last Thursday’s meeting as Rotarians were treated to another amazing display of teenage courage, confidence, skill, and hard work. More...

Acorn holds yard sale

Acorn Cooperative Preschool will be having a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the White House, 5034 Darrah Road in Bootjack, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend.   More...

NMCHC reopens in grand fashion

The Northern Mariposa County History Center’s grand re-opening reception, on Feb. 6 drew supporters from near and far. More...

Datebook

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Friday, Feb. 19   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 

Ethie Weaver Radanovich

Ethie Weaver Radanovich, 50, beloved wife of U.S. Representative George Radanovich and mother to their son, King, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, following a brave three-year battle against ovarian cancer.   Ethelinde “Ethie” R. More...

Dennis S. Kardell

Dennis Kardell, who died Feb. 12, was a native Californian born on March 20, 1939, and raised in Long Beach. More...

Thomas R. Hull

Thomas R. Hull of Mariposa died Feb. 8. He was 36.   Mr. Hull was born March 29, 1963, in Yosemite. He lived in Mariposa from 1974 to 2010. He was a young man whoser life was tragically cut short. More...

Inside Education

Bank of America plaque winners

THE 2010 BANK OF AMERICA PLAQUE WINNERS WERE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED BY MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY. More...

West Point accepts MCHS’ Reichhold

Brenda Reichhold of Mariposa and Karl Reichhold of Fairfield have announced the acceptance of their son, James, into the West Point Military Academy, class of 2014.   More...

Students attend World Ag Expo

MORE THAN 40 MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THE WORLD AG EXPO IN TULARE ON FEB. 9. More...

Friends and Family

Birth Announcements

Brooke Quinn Halencak was born to her proud parents Jason and Trisha on Nov. 15, 2009, at Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis. She weighed five pounds, five ounces and measured 17 and one-half inches. More...

Aglow meeting planned

The Aglow International Yosemite Gateway Area Team is hosting an Aglow meeting at the Miners Inn Restaurant, on Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. Men and women are both invited to attend. More...

Musical tour

FRANK WALKER WILL PRESENT “A MUSICAL TOUR OF THE WORLD” AT THE EWING WING ON FEB. 19 AT 10 A.M. More...

Ethie’s legacy lives large  Free Access 

Local youth sports get huge windfall

When Ethie Weaver Radanovich was remembered by loved ones and friends last Sunday, her image sparkled as the life of the party and a wonderful mother. More...

Burglars get donations, pot and beer  Free Access 

Three separate incidents of burglary yielded some very different results for alleged criminals in Mariposa County last week. The accusations range from theft of church donations to medical marijuana to a couple cases of beer.  More...

Loaded: guns now allowed in Yosemite  Free Access 

A new law that takes effect today allows licensed gun owners to bring firearms into national parks, including Yosemite. The law is not without controversy, however, as gun control advocates fear it will lead to increased violence in parks. More...

Hertfelder resigns post

Board stunned by action

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors got an unexpected and seemingly unwelcome surprise on Tuesday. Long-time Public Works Director Dana Hertfelder resigned his position at the regular meeting.   More...

Board stops short of rejecting claim

At Tuesday’s board meeting, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors did not take routine action to reject a claim against the County. More...

Grizzlies may face Linden in 1st round

In all probability Mariposa’s varsity Grizzlies will host Linden’s Lions in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV basketball playoffs next Wednesday at 7 p.m. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Feb. 8: •There was a civil problem on Seventh Street at Highway 140. •Child neglect was reported in Mariposa. •Someone reported a possible scam at Madera Community Hospital. More...

Census hires locally

The United States Census Bureau is hiring local employees. The positions pay $11.50 to $15.50 per hour, depending on the job. The job will last about two to six months.   There will be a local test for applicants. More...

Commentary

By the rules

We are in the midst of another political season in Mariposa County. There are county-wide and district offices candidates aspire to occupy. More...

Letters

Stolen recycling

We are a third grade class at Mariposa Elementary School. All year we have been recycling aluminum cans and plastic bottles. After they get turned in to the landfill, the money gets saved for our overnight trip to Camp Green Meadows. More...

There is no more money

I live and work in Bootjack and have two kids who attend Woodland Elementary. More...

Always report animal abuse

The links connecting animal abuse and cruelty to domestic violence are well established and recognized by law enforcement. We must always report animal abuse, and investigate and convict those guilty of this heinous crime. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Cookin’ in the Country

F amilies across the country are dusting off their stoves and rediscovering the art of home cooking. More...

Sports

Grizzlies eliminated in first round, 49-47  Free Access 

Christian Brothers' defense smothers Mariposa

In their first round Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV tilt Wednesday night, Mariposa was eliminated from the playoffs by Christian Brothers, 49-47. More...

Grizzlies look solid on paper  Free Access 

Christian Brothers will be a tough test

Ten years ago on Feb. 24, 2000, Mariposa standout Logan Mankins scored 40 points to lead the Grizzlies past Christian Brothers’ Falcons in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV basketball playoffs. More...

Grizzlies get Christian Brothers to open playoffs  Free Access 

It certainly isn’t the match-up he was hoping for, but MCHS head coach Trace DeSandres will put his unbdefeated Southern Athletic League champions on the floor in the Loyd Hobby Gymnasium Wednesday night at 7 p.m. against Christian Brothers. More...

Around the County

Morse selected to head Park planning

Kathleen S. Morse, Forest Supervisor for the Lassen National Forest in northern California, has been selected as Chief of Planning for Yosemite National Park. More...

Patrons plan for 61st enchilada feed

The 61st annual Hornitos enchilada dinner will take place on Saturday, March 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Golden Stag Hall in Hornitos. More...

Sorority says ‘be mine’

In honor of Valentine’s Day, three members of Delta Nu Iota collaborated to make basketes filled with tokens of the holiday. More...

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