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More victims emerge in Hull case

Following last week’s story about the embezzlement case against Matthew Hull, two more victims have come forward. Law enforcement officials expect that new charges will be filed against Hull this week.   More...

TDS service crashes

Residents left in limbo

TDS telephone and online communications throughout Cathey’s Valley, Hornitos, Bear Valley, Hunters Valley and part of Mount Bullion went down late Tuesday afternoon, and as of Wednesday morning, none of the services had been restored.   More...

Spring is buzzin'

A BEE WAS SAMPLING THE NECTAR OF THESE CALIFORNIA POPPIES ALONG HIGHWAY 140 ATOP THE BRICEBURG GRADE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AFTER BRIGHT SUNSHINE AND WARMER TEMPERATUES RETURNED TO THE AREA. More...

Local News

Butterfly eggs go to Children’s Hospital

Thursday, March 25 started a new tradition for the Mariposa Butterfly Festival. Four members of the Butterfly Festival Committee traveled to Madera to present butterfly eggs to the children at Children's Hospital. More...

'Green Gold' is subject of history talk

"Green Gold" is the subject of the April history talk at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Sunday April 11, at 2 p.m. More...

MCFD issues a smoke alarm reminder

Daylight Savings Time began on March 14. Most people have completed the task of moving those clocks ahead, but did they remember to change the batteries in their smoke alarms? More...

Datebook

Community Calendar

Friday, April 9   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 

Emberly Carisio

Emberly Carisio, 39, of Las Vegas, Nev., passed on to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, March 29, at the City of Hope in Duarte.   Emberly was born in the San Fernando Valley, on April 15, 1970. More...

Donald Kohles

Donald Michael Kohles, born Nov. 24, 1932, in Oakland, was the 12th of 14 children born to Marie Freis Kohles and Michael A. Kohles. Don passed away on March 29 as a result of a stroke.   More...

Marie Beth Redding

Marie Beth Redding passed away Tuesday, March 16, at the age of 65 with her family by her side. She was born April 29, 1944, in Spearman Texas and united in marriage to Earl Kenneth Redding on July 23, 1960 in Eugene, Ore.   More...

Inside Education

Seniors hear from alumni

THE 58TH ANNUAL SENIOR BRUNCH WAS HELD ON APRIL 1 AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. MARIPOSA’S SENIORS GET TO HEAR FROM ALUMNI EACH SPRING ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES AND LIFE AFTER MARIPOSA. More...

Simpson receives honor for instrumental music

Garrett Simpson, a senior at Mariposa County High School, has received the Bank of America certificate for instrumental music. He is the son of Aubrey Simpson of Midpines.   Simpson is a member of the Grizzly football and golf teams. More...

Woodland hosts commmunity dinner

The Parent Teacher Association of Woodland Elementary School is hosting the school’s first annual “Woodland School Community Dinner” on Friday, April 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. More...

Friends and Family

Varney - Morehouse

CARL J. MOREHOUSE AND MARY LOU VARNEY WERE MARRIED IN THE FRONT YARD OF CARL'S GRANDPARENTS HOME ON AUG. 16, 2009. CARL AND MARY LOU BOTH GRADUATED FROM MARIPOSA HIGH IN 1979. More...

Cunningham - Pool

DUSTIN POOL OF MARIPOSA AND BEX CUNNINGHAM OF AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND HAVE ANNOUNCED THEIR ENGAGEMENT. THE CELEBRATION OF THEIR UNION WILL BE HELD AT THE POOL FAMILY RANCH ON JULY 3. More...

Thank you

The committee for the Kathleen Guenthart fund raiser would like to thank the community for its generosity. We would like to thank all our raffle and silent auction donors.  More...

$1,000 pup heisted  Free Access 

A valuable bloodhound puppy named “Cletus” was stolen from its home on April 8. The dog’s owner believes Cletus was taken by neighbors who were in the process of moving. More...

Bust nets pot, dead raccoon and ferret  Free Access 

What began as a call of someone stealing clothes and wearing them, turned into an arrest for marijuana cultivation, burglary and possession of an illegal animal. More...

Turkey shooter comes forward

Following last week’s report on the turkey that was illegally killed and hung in Mariposa, a juvenile has come forward to take responsibility for the crime. More...

County will loan JCF $1.7 million

Mariposa County will help John C. Fremont Healthcare District with an intergovernmental transfer that will ultimately net the hospital about $1 million. The county did so by making a preliminary agreement to loan the district $1.7 million.   More...

Board hears Subway squabble

Who knew that something as simple as a sandwich could cause such a stir in Mariposa? Well, the lunch fare definitely has created an uproar, as evidenced by the packed house at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Tuesday. More...

MacDonald jury selection continues

The jury selection process in the case against William Terry MacDonald continues this week. It began on April 1, and is expected to take at least until April 8.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

March 29: •There were two 911 hang-up calls from El Portal. •A dog was killing chickens on Bear Trap Drive. •Deputies took a grand theft report on Morningstar Lane. •A noise complaint came in from the Miner’s Inn.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

March 27: .EMS call on Mc- Nally – 37 Bootjack.   More...

Commentary

Our View

Community value

Last week, there were two front page crime stories about events that took place in Mariposa County. One detailed an alleged crime against nature involving a wild turkey that was hung from a tree. More...

Letters

Students short changed

Cathey’s Valley School has been on an Easter egg hunt for a $500 egg since spring, 2008, which they have yet to find.   More...

Supervisors who work for us

Once again it is time for we who have the vote to select from those, for whatever reason, choose to run for a County office. More...

Re-elect Mankins-Bibby

Janet Mankins-Bibby understands the 21st century economy and how it relates to Mariposa County. It is a workforce not only comprised of tourist-based, service sector jobs, but a virtual workforce connected through high speed broadband. More...

Cookin' in the Country

BIG FLAVOR on a budget

Stretching food dollars to put healthy, delicious food on the table can be tricky. More...

Sports

Mariposa drops 7-4 contest for championship  Free Access 

Grizzlies fall in Hilmar Tournament title game

Mariposa's Grizzlies suffered a 7-4 defeat at the hands of Head Royce in Saturday's championship game of the Hilmar Tournament. The Hawks jumped out early, and Mariposa could get no closer than 2 runs behind. More...

Grizzlies rout Hawks to stay in the hunt

Mariposa’s varsity Grizzlies kept pace with Waterford last Thursday afternoon, crushing Delhi, 21-0, in just five innings to move their record in Southern Athletic League play to 4-1. More...

Lady Grizzlies' late rally earns win over 'Dogs

At Le Grand last Wednesday, Mariposa’s varisty softball squad found itself trailing the host Bulldogs, 1-0, going into the seventh inning. More...

Around the County

Board dedicates festival to Franklin

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors officially dedicated the 2010 Butterfly Festival to the memory of Alinda Franklin on Tuesday. The proclamation came as one of five recognizing various community efforts.   More...

ICES marks special occassion

This year the Week of the Young Child runs from April 11 through 17 and is held in celebration of young children, and to thank all those who make a difference in their lives. The theme for 2010 is “Early Years are Learning Years.”   More...

Child shot with BB gun

Two men are in jail following an April 1 incident in which a child was shot in the shoulder with a BB gun. The 12-year-old sustained only a minor injury.   More...

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