February 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter weather returns this week

After a sunny Monday, winter weather is set to return to Mariposa County this week. The National Weather Service is predicting rain and snow to move into California tomorrow and Wednesday. More...

Burglars strike county

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...

Shackelton takes top NPS ranger spot

National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis announced last week that Steve Shackelton has been selected as the associate director for visitor and resource protection. More...

Aborn wants to keep his District 1 seat

Mariposa County District 1 Supervisor Brad Aborn has announced his intention to maintain that seat in the upcoming election. “I have accomplished a lot in my three years in office, and there is much yet to do.”   More...

Local News

Chamber talks tourney with Rotary

The May 8 Gold Rush Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce, was just one item of interest presented to the Rotary Club last week. Proceeds from this event will support the North County Volunteer Fire Department.   More...

Fair lists important livestock dates

The Mariposa County Fair has listed important dates for livestock exhibitors. They are as follows: Birth Dates for Market Animals: Chevon Jan. More...

Yosemite Renaissance celebrates 25 years

Artists vie for $4,000 in awards

Yosemite Renaissance is celebrating its 25th anniversary year with an exhibit of 42 paintings, photographs, sculptures and drawings by 39 artists. More...

Datebook

Community Calendar

Friday, Feb. 26   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 

Joanne Brown

p died Feb. 12 at her home in Ponderosa Basin. She was 63.   Ms. Brown was born July 13, 1946 in Flushing, NY. She was the half-owner of the Hideout Saloon in Mariposa for 12 years. More...

Carol Reppert

Carol Reppert was born Aug. 26, 1938 and passed away on Feb. 19 from complications of COPD.   More...

Luther Earl Bagwell

Luther Bagwell was born July 23, 1929, in Memphis, Tenn., and passed away Feb. 4 in Modesto.   Luther lived near Troy, Miss. until he was about 8-years-old when the family moved to California and settled in the Planada area. More...

Cookin' in the Country

You are what you eat

When grocery shopping: 1. Read the ingredients list first. If an ingredient is at the top of the list, there is relatively more of it. Steer clear of artificial additives, because they’re typically unhealthy. 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...

B of A awards liberal arts plaque to Ritter

The faculty at Mariposa County High School has announced that senior Colin Ritter is the recipient of the Bank of America plaque for liberal arts.   More...

Woodland teachers receive Kids First grants

FOUR TEACHERS FROM WOODLAND ELEMENTARY HAD SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT AT THEIR LAST STAFF MEETING. More...

Friends and Family

Birth Announcement

CORTLEIGH (WHITSON) ELLIS, A GRADUATE OF MARIPOSA HIGH, AND JAMES ELLIS, JR., SACRAMENTO, PROUDLY ANNOUNCE THE BIRTH OF THEIR DAUGHTER, CLARA GRACE ELLIS. CLARA WAS BORN IN SACRAMENTO ON JAN. More...

Milestones•

Dunlap - McParland

CHELSEA DUNLAP AND DAVID MCPARLAND WERE MARRIED ON NOV. 28 AT THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF THE VALLEY IN MERCED. More...

Rhoan celebrates her 100th birthday

About 75 family members gathered recently at the Oakhurst Masonic Lodge to celebrate the 100th birthday of Amy Harrison Rhoan of Ahwahnee.   Rhoan was born on Jan. More...

Man’s body found in Mariposa Creek  Free Access 

Environmental activist apparently commits suicide

The body of a long-time environmental activist and head of Transportation Involves Everyone (TIE) was found in Mariposa Creek on Saturday. Kenneth Gosting, 62, was the victim of an apparent suicide. More...

American Indian Council to meet  Free Access 

The American Indian Council of Mariposa County, also known as the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation, will hold its annual meeting of members on March 4 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Ethie’s legacy lives large

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...

MCUSD seeks new leader

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees held a brief special meeting on Tuesday night to discuss the process of hiring a new superintendent. More...

Perfect for 2010

THE MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL GRIZZLY VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM WRAPPED UP A PERFECT SOUTHERN ATHLETIC LEAGUE SEASON AT WATERFORD LAST FRIDAY NIGHT. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Feb. 15: •There was a cat in a tree on Yaqui Gulch Road. •Wood was stolen on East Westfall Road. •A lamb was lost on Highway 140. •There was a verbal dispute on Mark Lee Road.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

Feb. 13: .Vehicle fire call on East Whitlock - #21 Midpines, #25 Mt. Bullion/Airport, #37 Bootjack   More...

Mariposa County's Most Wanted

NAME: JUAN “CARLOS” HERNANDEZ RACE: HISPANIC SEX: MALE AGE: 26 HEIGHT: 5-7 WEIGHT: 180 HAIR: BROWN EYES: BROWN WARRANT: FELONY CRIMES: LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS ACTS More...

Letters

Holcombe responds

My response to the Savage’s allegations and diatribe before the board of supervisors:   More...

Parents' rights?

As a parent I think I should have some rights when it comes to my child in our school system. I attended the mandatory spring sports meeting at the high school last Tuesday night along with the rest of the parents.  More...

Who's the Captain Hook?

Mr. Castaldi, it’s a fact that Ms. Castaldi (Coyote Springs Ranch) filed bankruptcy, and the list of local business people was quite long. More...

Pet Connection

NO LITTERING!

Kitten Season Doesn’t Have To Be Tragic: Spay and Neuter Now

We’re on the verge of kitten season now, which means we’ll soon be getting questions about feline pregnancy from people who often had no idea they’d be midwife to pets who are often not much more than kittens themselves. More...

Cats can stay if baby on way

Q: I’m getting contradictory information on my cats now that we’re expecting our first child. And it all seems credible. My doctor says I can keep my cats, if I’m careful, and if my boyfriend handles the litter box. More...

Vacine offers hope for cancer

• Dogs with cancerous growths in their mouths have the chance at an increased life expectancy after tumor removal with the help of a new therapeutic canine melanoma vaccine, Oncept.  More...

Sports

Mariposa caps perfect SAL campaign

Mariposa’s Grizzlies held a short celebration in Waterford last Friday night. They whipped the Wildcats, 48-39, to polish off a perfect 15-0 Southern Athletic League campaign.   More...

Planning begins for 'Scramble'

Saturday, May 8, is the date for the third annual Gold Rush Scramble Golf Tournament to be held at Lake Don Pedro Golf and Country Club. More...

Grizzlies honor Radanovich

THE FAMILY OF CHRISTOPHER RADANOVICH IS PICTURED WITH HIS #10 GRIZZLY BASKETBALL JERSEY AS IT WAS RETIRED DURING THE BASKETBALL GAME ON FEB. 17. More...

Around the County

Cock fighters face hefty fines for crime

About half of those involved in the cock fighting incident in the Yaqui Gulch area on Jan. 24 have entered guilty pleas in Mariposa County Superior Court. All 18 who appeared on Monday admitted trespassing infractions that will cost them $496 each. More...

Pitching in

MEMBERS OF THE MARIPOSA COUNTY CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION MADE MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE STORAGE BUILDING AT MANNA HOUSE LAST SATURDAY. More...

Accused burglars change pleas to guilty

The two men accused of burglarizing a North County property appeared in Mariposa County Superior Court on Feb. 22. During their appearance, they each changed their plea from not guilty to guilty.   More...

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