July 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Whooping cough is here

According to Mariposa County Public Health Officer Dr. Charles Mosher, two confirmed cases of whooping cough have been reported to the health department. They are the first cases in the county this year. More...

Fire blazing on Colorado Road

Thursday (July 1, 2010) 4:26p.m.---A vegetation fire broke out on Colorado Road about a mile and half from Whitlock Road approximately an hour ago. More...

Stadium project gets nod

School board approves project

Phase one of the Grizzly Stadium project got the proverbial green light from the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday night. More...

School year cut short by five days

Unions sacrifice to spare deep cuts

The two employees unions of the Mariposa County Unified School District have stepped up in a big way to help the district bridge a more than $1 million budget gap. More...

Local News

Off to the market

IRMA LAGUTARIS (FOREGROUND) AND MARY WILLIAMS MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE FRONT OF THE CROWD AT THE MARIPOSA CERTIFIED FARMERS’ MARKET AT THE FOOT OF SIXTH STREET. More...

Diaper donation

WESTAMERICA BANK BRANCH MANAGER CHRISTENE SCOTT MAKES A $1,000 DONATION TO MARIPOSA MANNA HOUSE. More...

TDS offering webinars on use

In less than four minutes malware and botnets can completely take over a computer if it’s not protected. TDS Telecommunications Corp. More...

Letters

BRAKES program

I was in Mariposa last weekend with my family, and was on Highway 49 very shortly after the horrible accident that took one life. Our family's prayers go out to the victims, families and friends.   More...

Reservations required

When I graduated from junior high in Corona, there were seats reserved for my parents in the school auditorium, and when I graduated from high school in Bell, there were seat reserved for my parents, also. More...

Surprised by criticism

I have always found Mariposa to be a town of tremendous service. Even going to the department of motor vehicles where the ladies working there are swamped, you are still greeted with a smile. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Montgomery 'Chris' Herman

Montgomery Christopher Herman (Chris Herman) passed away from a sudden heart attack at 39 years of age on June 21.   More...

Mary Pitt

Mary Patricia Liss Pitt passed away at the age of 77. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisc. in May of 1933 to Irene Theresa Jadzewski and Walter W. Liss. More...

Sports

Class of ‘75 reunites

The Mariposa High School Class of 1975 will be holding its 35-year class reunion on July 24, at the Mariposa Fairgrounds Cafeteria/Redbud Room starting at 4 p.m. More...

Toso girls compete at state finals

ALYSSA AND GIANNA TOSO OF HORNITOS RECENTLY COMPETED AT THE CALIFORNIA STATE HIGH SCHOOL RODEO ASSOCIATION FINALS. More...

Newman and Cummings recognized

The Mariposa Marlins recognize two athletes as Swimmers of the Week. The awards go to 6-year-old, Emma Newman, and Geep Cummings, age 8.   More...

Around the County

Yosemite Park’s Kirn wins prestigious award

Laura Kirn is the 2010 recipient of the Stephen K.F. and Katharine W. Lee Prize from the Goucher College Master of Arts in Historic Preservation program. The Lee Prize was established in 1999 by Antoinette J. More...

DUI arrests spike

The weather is heating up, and apparently so is the urge to drink and drive in Mariposa County. The number of driving under the influence (DUI) arrests has spiked in recent weeks. More...

Tree hunters find America’s biggest oak

Carl Casey and Robert Huntington recently received an official certificate from American Forests recognizing a California black oak tree they found as being the largest known tree of that species in the country. More...

Resident dies fighting grass fire

Thursday, July 8 (8:20 a.m.)--A Midpines resident apparently succumbed to cardiac arrest while battling a grass fire on his property yesterday afternoon. More...

Grass fire starts on Boyer Road

JULY 5, 2010-A riding lawnmower reportedly ignited a vegetation fire around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, scorching approximately one acre. More...

Park expects busy holiday weekend

Visitors traveling to Yosemite National Park over the Fourth of July holiday weekend should expect the park to be very busy. The Fourth of July weekend is traditionally one of the busiest weekends of the year. More...

Largest illegal garden ever busted near lake

So far, 2010 has been on track to set records for the most marijuana plants seized in a season. Last week, local law enforcement set another record, taking over the largest marijuana complex eradicated in Mariposa County history. More...

Celebrations set for the coming holiday weekend

There is plenty to do in Mariposa County to celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend. Events are planned for Saturday and Sunday.   More...

Teen injured in bike accident

A 18- year-old girl is recovering from injuries she sustained in a bicycle crash on Ben Hur Road on Monday morning. The teen, Nicole Scott, was flown to Memorial Hospital in Modesto for treatment.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

June 21: •A burglary in process was reported from Sierra Vista Drive. •There was a raccoon issue on Parker Drive. •Squatters were reported on Wilbur’s Way. •A domestic dispute on Silva Road ended with an arrest.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Monday, June 21 through Sunday, June 27   MCFD call log consists of 12 stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents. More...

Long’s wagon adds life to downtown

The fruits of his labors won’t make Marshall Long rich and famous, but that’s not what he’s after. More...

Datebook

Friday, July 2

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

Saturday, July 3

Alcoholics Anonymous - noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.   Narcotics Anonymous - 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). More...

Sunday, July 4

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.   More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Park visitors can go ‘topless’

J ust a few minutes outside of Yosemite   National Park,   David and Sheran Woodworth can offer a “topless” ride of a lifetime enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery in a classic old car.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Sweetness MADE SIMPLE

MADE SIMPLE   It’s time to enjoy summer entertaining with easy, no-bake desserts that let you relax and enjoy time with friends and family while your creations are chilling in the fridge. More...

Inside Education

LCCPC honors Klinkhammer's retirement

THE MARIPOSA LOCAL CHILD CARE PLANNING COUNCIL (LCCPC) RECENTLY RECOGNIZED RETIRING COUNCIL MEMBER MARNA KLINKHAMMER. KLINKHAMMER WAS A COUNCIL MEMBER SINCE THE INCEPTION OF THE COUNCIL 14 YEARS AGO. More...

College offers local drama class this fall

Introduction to theatre, is scheduled for the fall semester of Merced College classes offered in Mariposa. Registration will be on Thursday, Aug. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Mariposa County High School counseling office. More...

Weston Scholarship winners

THE FIRST-EVER DON WESTON SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ARE PICTURED WITH WESTON’S DAUGHTER, JENNIFER (CENTER), CALEB COLLINS (LEFT) AND ASHTON HALL. More...

Friends and Family

Oasis Church of Christ hosts lessons

Oasis Church of Christ in Cathey’s Valley is hosting a series of lessons addressing the topic “God’s inseparable unions, Matthew 19:6.” All are welcome to attend the sessions which will be presented by David J. More...

MCUSD moves to take back Wawona

For years, Wawona Elementary School has been operating under the auspices of the Bass Lake Union School District, even though the school is in Mariposa County. More...

'Toy Story 3,' Sandler are hot, Tom Cruise is not

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "Toy Story 3" gang and Adam Sandler are finding plenty of playmates at movie theaters. Tom Cruise is not so popular, though.   The Disney-Pixar Animation smash "Toy Story 3" remained the No. More...

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