March 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

County wins Yonker appeal

The Fifth District Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Mariposa County District Attorney’s Office in regard to a case against Isaac Park Yonker of Mariposa. More...

District files first negative budget in its history  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Unified School District is facing its most difficult financial times in history. More...

Unemployment rate surges 2%

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...

Mariposa FFA 'Leads Out Loud'

The Mariposa County High School FFA chapter will celebrate National FFA Week March 22 through 26, and it certainly won’t be doing it quietly. More...

Political contenders file final documents

Campaign 2010

A number of local candidates met last Friday’s deadline for filing final documents that officially enter them into the primary election slated for June 8.   More...

Board waives Hotel Jeffery’s penalties

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to waive more than $42,000 in penalties lodged against the Hotel Jeffery. The action came near the end of a long session on Tuesday.   More...

Local News

Golden State launches Smartphone

Golden State Cellular has announced the launch of its first Android-powered Smartphone, the new HTC Hero™. The HTC Hero is the first of a variety of Android-powered Smartphones Golden State Cellular plans to offer in the future.   More...

Community honors Father Steve with dinner

Father Steve Bulfer, Pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mariposa was feted at an appreciation and birthday dinner on March 7 by members of his parish and representatives of several of the community organizations with which he is associated. More...

Parker shares Native American lore

Julia Parker shares her thoughts on "Old Ways and New Ways" at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Sunday, March 21 at 2 p.m. More...

Datebook

Community Calendar

Friday, March 19   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

Grate BURGERS

T here’s nothing like the “grate” taste of a big, juicy burger hot off the grill to signify the start of the summer cookout season. More...

Inside Education

It's complimentary

FEB. 22-26 WAS COMPLIMENTARY WEEK AT WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THE ENTIRE STUDENT BODY WAS FULL OF NICE THINGS TO SAY TO EACH OTHER. More...

MMS girls selected as Tech Trek scholars

Three local Mariposa Middle School students, Mikayla Burgess, Tricia Armon, and Natalie Marquez, have been awarded scholarships to get a preview of college life while learning that math and science can be a fun challenge.  More...

Pioneer supports preschool

PIONEER MARKET'S COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAM CONTINUES TO GROW STRONG AS EVIDENCED BY THE PRESENTATION OF A $55 CHECK FROM PIONEER MARKET'S TONIA ENGLISH (LEFT) TO SANTANA SCHAIBLE ON BEHALF OF MARIPOSA More...

Friends and Family

Day - Ajirogi

ON MARCH 20, ANSALLY A. DAY WILL MARRY ANDREW T. AJIROGI IN THE LDS TEMPLE IN OAKLAND. A RECEPTION WILL BE HELD IN THEIR HONOR IN SACRAMENTO THAT SAME EVENING. More...

Klemin graduates

Trevor J. Klemin has graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.   More...

Birth Announcement

STEPHANIE FALL AND VINCENT BELL HAVE ANNOUNCED THE BIRTH OF THEIR DAUGHTER, VALERIE OLIVIA BELL. VALERIE WAS BORN FEB. 2 IN FRESNO AND WEIGHED 8 POUNDS 10 OUNCES AND WAS 21.5 INCHES LONG. More...

Candidates file campaign financial forms  Free Access 

Gorham and Aborn miss deadline

Local candidates were required to file their first campaign financial reports on Monday afternoon. All candidates met that deadline except for supervisor contenders Tolley Gorham and Brad Aborn. More...

Seventeen Year Old Hiker Injured in Yosemite National Park  Free Access 

California Highway Patrol Assisted in Complex Rescue

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 22, 2010, the Yosemite Emergency Dispatch Center received a call regarding a collapsed hiker on the Upper Yosemite Fall Trail. More...

MCUSD is on state’s watch list  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Unified School District and Mariposa County Office of Education are among 126 local educational agencies that are now on the California Department of Education’s watch list, which is up 17 percent from last June. More...

Community turns out big for benefit

Once again, Mariposa County has shown the size of its collective heart. It seems when someone is in need, this community is there, and in Cathey’s Valley last Saturday, that’s exactly what happened More...

Board suspends search, Rosander continues at helm  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Unified School District has a new superintendent as of last night. More...

Baby rescued from near drowning

A 15-MONTH OLD GIRL WAS SAVED FROM NEARLY DROWNING IN HER GRANDPARENTS’ POND ON TUESDAY. THE CHILD APPARENTLY SLIPPED OUT THE DOG DOOR AND HEADED STRAIGHT FOR THE WATER. More...

Candidates skirt state’s sign law

The political sign war is on. Every election year Mariposa County’s long-standing tradition of candidates blanketing the countryside with colorful political signs becomes highly visible.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

March 8: •There was a vandalism on Smith Road. •Deputies took a child abuse report on Leonard Road. •There was a speeding problem on Jones Street. •Snow was on Highway 49. More...

Letters

Open letter

To Delores Hahn:   Thank you, Delores, for your fine leadership of Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County over the past two years and since our affiliation with Habitat for Humanity International. More...

True community leader

We are lucky to have Aaron Rosander to guide our school district until June. He is bright and talented and I appreciate that he stepped into a difficult position. More...

Kudos, JCF

I would like to introduce myself to those of you who have never had the misfortune of getting ill or injured in the Mariposa area and had to go to the emergency room or hospital and were fearful of having a bad experience. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Ahwahnee Hotel chefs garner prestigious honors

T he Ahwahnee Hotel dining room is among the world’s finest dining establishments.   Now, two of its chefs have garnered international honors at culinary competitions.   More...

Sports

Grizzlies will host Chowchilla in make-up contest  Free Access 

Mariposa will host Chowchilla on Wednesday afternoon to make up a contest that was rained out early in the season. More...

Grizzlies upend defending SAL champs  Free Access 

Mariposa topped Waterford, the defending Southern Athletic League baseball champs yesterday afternoon, 6-3. More...

Yosemite Ski Team competes at USSA

The Yosemite Ski Team entered 17 racers ages 7 to 14 who competed on Saturday and Sunday, March 6 and 7 in the USSA/Far West Central Series.   More...

Around the County

Alleged ‘faith healer’ held to answer for rape

A man who operated a church on his Granite Springs Road property in Northern Mariposa County has been held to answer on charges of rape, sexual penetration by force or fear and false imprisonment. More...

Clovis case linked to Mariposa ID thefts

A man is in custody in the Central Valley for identity theft, and he is the main suspect for a number of similar cases in Mariposa County. More...

President Carter speaks at National Parks Institute event

President Jimmy Carter will visit the campus of the University of California, Merced, on May 3 to deliver the keynote address at a National Parks Institute seminar on the management of parks and protected lands, the university announced today. More...

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