March 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Panietz no longer superintendent  Free Access 

Rosander takes helm as acting superintendent

Controversial and embattled schools superintendent, Randy Panietz, is no longer serving in that post for the Mariposa County Unified School District, according to a statement issued Friday by the district. More...

Local activist found dead in Mariposa Creek

The body of a long-time environmental activist was found in Mariposa Creek on Saturday. Kenneth Gosting, 62, was the victim of an apparent suicide.   More...

MCUSD ponders loss of 15 teachers

When the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees convenes tonight, it will weigh the prospect of losing nearly 15 full-time teachers in the district. More...

Patrons honor Bauer and plan for annual enchilada dinner

Dorothy Bauer was recently honored by the members of the Hornitos Patrons’ Club with their back room at the Golden Stag Hall being named after her. Everyone can see the honor at this Saturday’s 61st annual Hornitos Enchilada Dinner. More...

Local News

CASA gets new volunteers

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES WERE RECENTLY SWORN IN AT THE COURTHOUSE BY THE HONORABLE F. DANA WALTON. More...

Summer field research program registration opens

Course offers teens personal and intellectual challenges

Yosemite Institute, a campus of NatureBridge has announced a unique opportunity for 15 to 18-year-old students to take part in a two-week long adventure and learning program in Yosemite National Park.  More...

'Katerpillar Kids' area expands

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival is a three-day event. There is a myriad of activities that take place throughout the weekend that attract thousands to the festival. The highlights are always the butterfly releases over Mariposa Creek. More...

Datebook

Community Calendar

Friday, March 5   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

GREAT GRILLING For Less

With spring around the corner, it’s time to dust off the grill (if you put it away, that is) and showcase your skills with an early start to one of America’s favorite family   pastimes — charcoal grilling. More...

Inside Education

Foster's True Value powers FFA raffle

TROY FOSTER (SECOND FROM RIGHT) OF FOSTER’S TRUE VALUE HARDWARE, PRESENTS A RIDING LAWN MOWER TO MARIPOSA FFA MEMBERS TIM ANDRE, CATHERINE CHASE AND RICHARD BALLINGER. More...

Safe at Home fair set for March 27

The community is invited to attend Safe At Home, a free family fun fair on Saturday, March 27 at Mariposa Elementary School beginning at 10 a.m. Safe At Home is an annual event organized by Mariposa Safe Families, Inc. More...

Hill receives B of A honors for fine arts

The Mariposa County High School faculty has selected senior Laura Hill as the 2010 recipient for the Bank of America plaque for fine arts.   Hill is the daughter of Lisa and Mark Jones of Bootjack. More...

Friends and Family

Merrill turns 94

MARION MERRILL (CENTER) TURNED 94 YEARS OLD ON FEB. 19. HE IS PICTURED AT HIS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT THE SENIOR CENTER, SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS More...

Thank you

Mountain Crisis Services would like to thank all of the individuals and organizations that helped “Under Our Skin” become a huge success. More...

Thank you

The family of Scott Pinkerton wishes to thank their families and friends for all their love and support which carried them through the difficult days including the cards, food, flowers, telephone calls and attendance at the memorial service.   More...

Youngster injured in crash on Ben Hur  Free Access 

Tyler Warmboe, 16, of Mariposa, is treated for injuries by emtergency response personnel last Friday. More...

Yosemite Fund to raise $1 million for youth program  Free Access 

Donations will fund a variety of programs

The Yosemite Fund is seeking $1 million for youth programs to cultivate future park stewards through hands-on experience in Yosemite National Park. More...

County dips into contingency to balance mid-year budget

$50,000 restored to tourism bureau

Mariposa County is in far better financial shape than many other California jurisdictions, but things aren’t so great that the County wasn’t forced to use some of its reserves to balance the mid-year budget. More...

Snooze bruise

A YOUNG GIRL REPORTEDLY SCRAPED HER KNEE TUESDAY AFTERNOON WHEN SHE FELL OUT OF THE SEAT WHEN HER SCHOOL BUS CAME TO A STOP ON HIGHWAY 49 SOUTH NEAR CHOWCHILLA MOUNTAIN ROAD. More...

New building director welcomes communication

Mariposa County will welcome a new building director on March 15, and he couldn’t be more excited about coming to town. “This fits us like a glove,” Building Director Mike Kinslow said last week. More...

Davis to vie for County auditor

William E. (Bill) Davis, a local financial professional with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), has announced that he is seeking the office of the Mariposa County Auditor.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Feb. 22: •There was a small rockslide on Highway 140 in Mariposa. •Three cows were on Hornitos Road. •Someone reported that 30 dogs were barking on Indian Peak Road. •Deputies took an assault report on Old Highway North.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

Feb. 20: .Structure fire call on Crown Lead Road - #26 Coulterville, #24 Don Pedro, #31 Greeley Hill .EMS call on Pinetop Drive - #37 Bootjack, #29 Lushmeadows   Feb. 21: .Single vehicle rollover call on Highway 49S. More...

Letters

Retain Bibby as supervisor

Retain Janet Bibby for District 3 Supervisor. More...

Man of his word

Mark Jones is a humble and good man. He is more in touch with the people than the other candidates.   He is well-educated in law enforcement with 21 years in the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department. More...

Sorry to see him go

I have worked with Dana Hertfelder (Mariposa Public Works Director) for several years, and I am very sorry to him leave. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies battle to tie

In preseason soccer play, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies have managed to at least tie two large school squads, while posting 1 win and 1 loss.   Monday afternoon, Mariposa deadlocked with Ceres, 1-1, in a non-league contest.   More...

MCHS golfers start 0-2

On a wet course at the Merced Country Club, Mariposa’s golf team dropped its second match of the early season to Golden Valley Monday afternoon, 262-222.   Liam Fieldsted and Andrew Allen paced the Grizzlies, both posting a 47. More...

Grizzlies banished, 49-47

Maybe is was erratic shooting or playoff game jitters. Possibly it was Mariposa’s soft Southern Athletic League schedule, or Christian Brothers’ daunting man-to-man defense. More...

Around the County

'Wayne' leads posse in bus transfer area crack down

It’s kind of like there’s a new sheriff in town, and he’s adopted a zero-tolerance policy in terms of rude behavior, foul language and general disrespect around Mariposa County Unified School District buses. More...

County and SMA settle

No layoffs or furloughs are necessary

Despite tough budget times and big financial problems in other California counties, Mariposa County and its Sheriff’s Management Association (SMA) have reached a contract agreement. More...

Coakley Circle closes

Mariposa County Roads Division will be doing construction on Coakley Circle on March 8 and 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a temporary closure of Coakley Circle between Jessie Street and the entrance to Pioneer Market.   More...

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