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AAUW sponsors forum  Free Access 

Mariposa’s chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a non-partisan forum for all candidates in the June primary election. More...

Early season garden bust yields over 8,000 plants

In what may be a precursor to a very busy illegal growing season, last Friday Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department deputies and probation personnel took down an illegal wilderness marijuana operation in the Hells Hollow area of Mariposa Coun More...

Hull faces more charges

Matthew Hull, 31, of Mariposa has been formally charged with two new felonies stemming from the demise of his computer business. Hull was back in Mariposa County Superior Court on Tuesday.   More...

MacDonald molestation trial begins

Emotional testimony from the alleged victims of William Terry MacDonald’s systematic and generational child molestation marked the beginning of his criminal trial. Jurors began hearing from the victims on April 8.   More...

Local News

Park gets $1.3 million for transportation upgrade

Yosemite National Park received $1.3 million from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to improve the transportation system within the Park. More...

Weekend in the Country nears

Spring brings so many good things like sunshine, regrowth, and the Mariposa Agri-Nature Trail’s Weekend in the Country event. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25.   More...

Festival deadlines approach

Mariposa Butterfly Festival is just around the corner. The Festival takes place Friday, April 30, Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2. The deadlines for many of the events are coming quickly.   More...

Datebook

Community Calendar

Friday, April 16   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 

Ralph R. Lovato

Ralph R. Lovato, 83, passed away peacefully at his home in Mariposa on March 12. He was born on Oct. 7, 1926.   More...

Jerry Freeman

Jerome “Jerry” Sears Freeman, born July 22, 1938, crossed over last Thursday in the process of grooming his lawn.   He is survived by a sister, two sons, nieces and nephews and numerous grandchildren. More...

Phillip L. Bogdanovich

Phillip Leroy Bogdanovich, of Mariposa, died April 2. He was 83.   Mr. Bogdanovich was born in 1925. He was a truck driver.   He is survived by his grandsons, Skip Gallamore and Phillip J. More...

Inside Education

SDA School holds open house

Mariposa Seventh-day Adventist Christian School is planning an open house and pre-registration to be held on Sunday, April 18 from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. and again from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Amundson makes CLU dean's list

Lauren Amundson of Mariposa has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester, 2009, at California Lutheran University. She is a criminal justice major at the school. More...

Kindergarten registration planned

On Monday, April 19, Mariposa and Woodland Elementary Schools will have kindergarten registration for parents who plan to enroll students for the 2010-11 school year. Registration for Mariposa Elementary School will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Friends and Family

Thank you

Thank you. Two simple words cannot express how I felt when I walked into McKay Hall on March 20. My family and I were overwhelmed by the love and generosity expressed by our family, friends and strangers, who are now friends.   More...

Thank you

We spent over six weeks in your community and wanted to thank everyone for their support and friendliness. More...

Thank you

On behalf of the Ethos Youth Center and the young people of Mariposa, we would like to thank The Butterfly Cafe and SYSCO for sponsoring and supporting us and our fund raising efforts. Thank you.   Tyson Wellcome   More...

MCFD fills the boot to help Relay for Life  Free Access 

Last weekend’s activities proved Mariposa County Fire Department (MCFD) is much more than just a fire department. More...

Cafe rocks the arts  Free Access 

The River Rock Deli Garden Inn and Cafe will hold a special event to benefit a scholarship program for Mariposa County High School students involved in art, drama and music. The unique art show will take place Wednesday, April 28 from 3 to 8 p.m. More...

It’s time for Weekend in the Country  Free Access 

This weekend, April 24 and 25, is the Agri-Nature Trail Weekend in the Country event. Visitors can see some of the most picturesque farms and ranches in Mariposa County. There are special displays and guided tours throughout the weekend. More...

Dispute ends with stabbing

A dispute over a common driveway ended with two people being stabbed with an unknown object and their assailant in jail. The incident occurred on April 12 on Watt Road.   More...

MCUSD will consider taking loans

The Mariposa County Unified School District will consider taking a loan from both the Mariposa County Office of Education and Mariposa County to get through what is anticipated to be a very difficult summer. More...

Canyon awash in color

PLENTIFUL SPRING RAINS HAVE LEFT THE MERCED RIVER CANYON AWASH WITH COLOR, AND THE RIVER ITSELF GAINING IN SIZE AND FLOW. More...

Gem of a show

SHOPPERS PERUSE THE THOUSANDS OF ITEMS AVAILABLE AT THE ANNUAL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW HELD AT THE MARIPOSA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS LAST WEEKEND. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

April 5: •There were a number of traffic accidents on Triangle and East Whitlock Roads. •There was a sick fox in a yard on Chicharra Way. •Goats were loose on Sierra Drive. More...

Raymond plans for 25th annual celebration

The community of Raymond is planning for its 25th annual parade and celebration. It will be held on Saturday, April 17 in Raymond. The parade starts at 11 a.m.   More...

Bloodhound pup swiped

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...

Letters

Cathey's Valley Plan

I understand a vote may be upcoming concerning the highly- controversial Cathey’s Valley Plan. Many years ago I attended meetings and listened to the different opinions about how Cathey’s Valley should plan for growth in the future. More...

Responsive

We are advocating the reelection of Brad Aborn for the simple reason that he is responsive to the questions and concerns of his constituents. More...

Lead into the future

We would like to show our support and endorse Doug Binnewies for sheriff. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Cookin’ in the Country

This Cinco de Mayo, make sure you’re prepared to celebrate the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Gather your family on this festive day to enjoy music, dancing and, of course, great Mexican food. More...

Sports

Grizzlies come up short in championship

Some early game miscues allowed the Head Royce Hawks to sprint to open up a 5-run lead in last Saturday’s championship game of the Hilmar Tournament, and Mariposa’s Grizzlies couldn’t recover. More...

Around the County

Denim Day breaks the code of silence

Californians across the state are urged to break the dress code and the silence Wednesday, April 21 by wearing jeans to participate in Denim Day California. More...

Breakfast celebrates survivors

MARIPOSA RELAY FOR LIFE HONORED CANCER SURVIVORS WITH A FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST ON SATURDAY, APRIL 10. THE DONATION FOR OTHER DINERS WAS $5. More...

Bust nets pot, dead raccoon and ferret

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

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