March 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Dispensary ban extended

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors made it impossible for a marijuana dispensary to open here for at the least the next 10 months. The action came as an extension to an earlier emergency ordinance at Tuesday’s regular meeting.   More...

'Aristocats' make audiences purr

THE MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA TROUPE’S PRODUCTION OF “THE ARISTOCATS,” A DISNEY CLASSIC, DELIGHTED AUDIENCES ALL WEEKEND LONG. More...

School board releases Panietz

Following the open session of the Mariposa County Unified School District’s board meeting last Thursday, the board took action to release Superintendent Randy Panietz from his contract early. More...

Candidates flaunt state's sign laws  Free Access 

The state has specific rules as to where temporary political signs can be placed along state highways. Some candidates seeking office in the current election aren't playing by the rules. More...

Local News

Ansel Adams Gallery gets new Park contract

Best's Studio, Inc. doing business as The Ansel Adams Gallery® in Yosemite National Park, has been awarded a new 10-year concession contract that became effective March 1. More...

Weekend in the Country set for April

Spring is a time of reawakening and renewal, a time of birth and bird song, a time to experience and savor Mariposa County as “A simpler time, an unforgettable place.” Longer days and warmer weather, April brings exuberant streams, splas More...

Farm Bureau serves ribs

The Mariposa County Farm Bureau will be holding its first “BS and Ribs” dinner on March 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Stag Hall in Hornitos.   The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. More...

Datebook

Community Calendar

Friday, March 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 

Thomas J. Shandorf

Tom Shandorf of Mariposa was born Sept. 16, 1936, in St. Paul, Minn. He passed away Feb. 26 at the Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Fresno.   Tom moved with his family to Long Beach in 1947. He graduated from St. More...

Marilyn Lea Kendall

Marilyn Lea Kendall was born Feb. 16, 1935, in Augusta, Maine and passed away Feb. 25 due to complications from heart bypass surgery. She was a resident of Mariposa for 25 and a half years.   More...

Karl W. Meisner

Karl W. Meisner, an eightyear resident of Mariposa, passed away on March 1. He was born in Oxnard on Nov. 14, 1965, to Don and Lois Meisner.   More...

Inside Education

Grizzly Band hosts 'Play-a-thon'

The MCHS Grizzly Band will be hosting a “Play-a-thon” on the grounds of the Mariposa History Center on Saturday, March 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Ballinger honored with applied arts plaque

The Mariposa County High School faculty has selected senior Richard Ballinger as the 2010 recipient for the Bank of America plaque for applied arts.   More...

Lee celebrates 25 years

JACKI LEE IS CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF PRESCHOOL INVOLVEMENT IN MARIPOSA. More...

Around the County

Yosemite Fund seeks million to develop youth 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...

Michael promotes to CHP sergeant

The Mariposa area California Highway Patrol (CHP) office reports that Chris Michael has made the department’s promotion list for the rank of sergeant. More...

Turkey shoot will benefit Kathy Guenthart

There will be a turkey shoot and tri-tip dinner to benefit Kathleen Guenthart. It will be held March 20 at McKay Hall in Cathey’s Valley starting at noon.   Dinner tickets will go into a drawing for a cord of wood. More...

Child saved from near-drowning

A 15-month-old girl was rescued from a pond on Davis Road on Tuesday morning after family members found her there. The child’s parent started CPR, and she was reportedly breathing and crying when the ambulance arrived. More...

Mariposa County's unemployment rate jumps  Free Access 

Rate rivals post flood numbers

Mariposa County’s unemployment rate surged to a number not seen since the months following the 100-Year Flood in 1997. More...

Stories come to life this weekend

Festival kicks off tourist season

Mariposa will be the place to find family entertainment that guarantees laughter and possibly a tear or two, vivacious stage presence and comic sensibility. More...

MCUSD begins painful process

The mood was in stark contrast to a similar meeting last year, but the end result was virtually the same. More...

Hair raising performance

TITO, A MEMBER OF RANCHO VALENCIA, A GROUP OF SPANISH DANCING HORSES, PERFORMS FOR THE CROWD AT THE 61ST ANNUAL HORNITOS ENCHILADA DINNER LAST SATURDAY. More...

Time changes this weekend

Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins this weekend, when everyone springs forward by one hour. The change happens at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, March 14. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

March 1: •Someone found a rat terrier on Colorado Road. •There was a suspicious person on Highway 140 at Elizabeth Lane. •Credit card fraud was reported on Tip Top Road.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

Feb. 28: •Motorcycle down call on Worman Road - #32 Ponderosa Basin, #29 Lushmeadows, 23 Cathey’s Valley, #22 MPUD Rescue   More...

CMWC serves breakfast

Company #32 Volunteer Fire Department and the Chowchilla Mountain Women's Club are offering a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 13 from 8 to 10 a.m. The breakfast will be held at the Ponderosa Basin VFD at 5618 Creel Road. More...

Letters

Bear fascination

My attention has been captured all winter by a live camera feed from the den of a hibernating female black bear. More...

No doubt about Binnewies

It is an honor to endorse Doug Binnewies for Mariposa County Sheriff. More...

The Twilight Zone

While the court of public opinion never resolves any matter, unfortunately this forum seems necessary to set records straight regarding the grading work on our property. More...

Cookin' in the Country

MORNING GLORIES

Rise & Dine

G breakfast bursting with big flavors. Any day is off to a good start with a delicious avocado-bacon pita sandwich or crisply browned potatoes, folded into a frittata. More...

Sports

Wichmann named MVP, Chaney lands on first team

DeSandres is coach-of-the -year

In winning its fifth straight Southern Athletic League basketball crown, Mariposa landed a pair of senior starters on the All SAL first team, and head coach Trace DeSandres earned the Coach of the Year title.   More...

Barrett is only Lady Grizzly named All-SAL

At the recent meeting of the Southern Athletic League girls’ basketball coaches to select All-SAL players, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies were left in the shadows, even though they finished tied for third place in league competition.   More...

Lady Grizzlies even record on season

In six games this preseason, Mariposa’s varisty girls’ soccer team has proven to be consistent. More...

Friends and Family

• Birth Announcement•

Waylon Edward Nelson was born on Dec. 25, 2009 to Bill Nelson and Gloria Posey of Mariposa. He weighed seven pounds, six ounces and was 19 and a quarter inches long. More...

Revival Center hosts regional roundtable

Pastors Henry and Grace Falany of Mariposa Revival Center are hosting a Christian event which will be the first of its kind to ever be held in Mariposa or the entire region of California. More...

Nisbet returns to St. Joseph's

Father Jim Nisbet will visit St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 16 to 18, when he will present his Lenten Mission.   A mission mass at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. More...

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