July 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Could feds keep Barefoot Bandit, mom from profit?

SEATTLE (AP) — The tale of the Barefoot Bandit is Hollywood-ready, with its barely schooled, shoeless scamp dodging police as he allegedly stole planes and cars in a cross-country dash before he was nabbed in a high-speed boat chase in the Bahamas. More...

UC Merced admits more than 2,000 for fall

Interest from prospective students in attending the University of California, Merced, continues to climb. More...

Gov't data shows short-snouted dogs have greater risk of death during air travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Georgia's bulldog mascot, Uga, gets a special medical procedure to help him fly safely. But many other short-snouted dogs do not fare as well when put on an aircraft, new data shows. More...

Sheriff's traffic sting nets arrests

On July 16, 2010 members of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement operation on Highway 140 in the Midpines and El Portal area. During the operation seven drivers were arrested for traffic related violations. More...

All Campgrounds Open for the Season in Yosemite National Park

Additional Campsites Open to Public After Beings Closed for Thirteen Years

All campgrounds in Yosemite National Park are now open for the summer season. More...

Indigent defense fund spikes

Unusual case strap budget

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors approved a roughly $60,000 bump to the indigent legal defense budget on Tuesday after a homicide trial and several other unusual cases this year have left it nearly empty.   More...

Guarding property

A PAIR OF FIREFIGHTERS ARE SILHOUETTED IN FLAMES AS THEY BLOCK AN ADVANCING WILDLAND BLAZE FROM APPROACHING A RESIDENCE LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THE VEGETATION FIRE WAS SPARKED JUST OFF OF HIGHWAY 49 SOUTH NEAR BOYER ROAD AT AROUND 4:30 P.M. More...

Board gives funding to stadium project

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has decided to fully fund the first phase of the Grizzly Stadium project. The board approved a little over $29,000 from tobacco settlement funds for the project on Tuesday.   More...

Local News

Board honors Williams at retirement

THE MARIPOSA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HONORED RETIRING COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTOR MARY WILLIAMS (SECOND FROM LEFT) AT ITS MEETING ON TUESDAY. More...

DNC announces key promotions

In recognition of the value placed in its efforts to be the best concessioner in the National Park System, Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. More...

Tragic incident

FIREFIGHTERS SURROUND A LOCAL RESIDENT AS FIRST RESPONDERS PERFORM CPR FOLLOWING A BLAZE ON RANCHERIA CREEK ROAD LAST THURSDAY. More...

Datebook

Friday, July 16

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 17

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 18

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.   La Grange Rebekahs Breakfast - at the Odd Fellows Hall from 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Erickson family hosts photo workshops

The Erickson family announces two photography workshops to be held Aug. 7 and Aug. 14. More...

Sports

JCF offers free physicals

John C. Fremont Medical Clinic will be doing sports physical exams at no charge for Mariposa County students. More...

Marlins honor Tapia and boys relay team

The Marlins Swim Team has selected Kendra Tapia and the 9-10-year-old boys’ relay team as the Swimmers of the Week for the Los Banos Invitational that was held on June 26. More...

Out of reach

MARIPOSA SENIOR NICK LEARD LEAPS FOR A PASS DURING A PASSING LEAGUE SCRIMMAGE AT YOSEMITE HIGH SCHOOL LAST WEDNESDAY. More...

Around the County

Karl Rove will speak at UC Merced

The University of California, Merced, will welcome its latest high-profile figure to campus this fall, as former presidential advisor Karl Rove will speak and hold book signing on campus Oct. 8.   More...

Bus visits climb 46%

Thanks in large part to the Yosemite Mariposa Tourism Bureau, bus visits through the Arch Rock entrance of Yosemite National Park have increase by 46 percent this year. More...

MCUSD seeks safe routes to school funds

The Mariposa County Unified School District wants to make getting to and from school safer for its students and for the community. The district is applying for grant funding from the Safe Routes to School program.   More...

FCC’s broadband pan may leave rural users behind digital divide

Residents in rural areas like Mariposa County and its surrounding neighbors may be left in a technological black hole when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implements its National Broadband Plan (NBP). More...

Butler fund raiser set for this Saturday

The fund raiser for Mike Butler, who was injured in a hang gliding crash in June, will be held Saturday, July 24 at 1 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

MacDonald charged with five felonies

The adult son of convicted child molester William MacDonald now faces some serious charges of his own. Lance Kelly MacDonald, Sr. More...

Watershed council presents results of study

A ground-breaking study has just been completed in Mariposa County. The community is invited to a presentation of the final results at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, at the Mariposa County Government Center. More...

Washington state park closed after shooting

SEATTLE (AP) — A state park near Seattle remains closed following a Saturday night shooting that left two men dead and four wounded. More...

Haz-mat incident mars Mariposa Evenings

Sheriff's report released

Saturday, July 17--Law enforcement officers and firefighters responded to a hazardous materials incident at the Mariposa Art Park during a performance of Mariposa Evenings Friday night. More...

Mariposa County claims silver medal at state fair

Competition held in exhibits

Saturday, July 17--Mariposa County's exhibit at the California State Fair in Sacramento claimed a silver medal earlier this week. More...

Whooping cough cases double

The number of cases of pertussis, or whooping cough as it is commonly known, have doubled in Mariposa County in the past week. According to Mariposa County Public Health Officer Dr. More...

Court rules for County on Camp Wawona issue

The Fifth District Court of Appeals has ruled in the case of Citizens for the Protection and Preservation of Wawona versus Mariposa County. More...

New MCHS principal makes plans for school

When school starts in August, Mariposa County High School will have a new adminstration to begin the new year. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

July 5: •Fireworks or shots fired were reported on Carter Road. •There was a vegetation fire on Boyer Road. •Someone reported a kitten issue on Our Lady Lane. •A resident smelled smoke on Stout Lane.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Monday, July 5 through Sunday, July 11   MCFD call log consists of twelve stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents.   EMS: 13 Fire: 3 Public assists: 8   Vehicle accidents: 3   More...

Commentary

Master Gardeners host plant seminar

On Wednesday, July 21, the Mariposa County Master Gardeners will host a presentation by Greg Richardson from PlantRight on planting alternatives and the impact of invasive plants. More...

Letters

Kiwanis says thanks

To all who attended our 17th July 4 fireworks show, the Kiwanis Club of Mariposa extends a hearty thank you. We believe this show was the best yet, and hope that everyone enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you.  More...

Surprised by criticism

I always read Jon Coupal's California Commentary for a chuckle, but the July 1 commentary was particularly laughable.   More...

Responds to Wass

In reference to J. Wass’s recent criticism of Merco Credit Union’s new manager, we would like to tell another side of the story.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Steven C. Wadenius

Stephen Curtis Wadenius was born December 7, 1946, in Minneapolis, Minn. to Curtis and Lorraine Wadenius. Steve passed away on July 11, 2009 at the age of 63, of a sudden illness.   More...

Tom Griffin

Tom “Griff” Griffin of Midpines passed away Wednesday, July 7.   He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Judy; and daughter, Stacey; sister, Barb Rahoe; as well as numerous nieces and   nephews.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Delicious Summer Dishes

I talian food is at the top of many people’s list of favorite cuisines — and for good reason. Chef Fabio Viviani, “Top Chef” contestant and Owner and Executive Chef of Firenze Osteria Italian Restaurant   More...

Inside Education

Tippets named to UCSB dean's list

Brianna Sierra Dawn Tippets of Mariposa has been named to the dean’s honors list at the University of California, Santa Barbara for the spring, 2010 quarter. More...

Red Cross trains babysitters in Oakhurst

The Central Valley American Red Cross will be sending a trainer to conduct babysitter’s training at the Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst. A minimum of 10 girls must be pre-registered to attend, ages 11 and up. More...

Kids take part in music camp

The Sounds of Music Studio is presenting its seventh annual youth summer music camp. The studio has been active in teaching the love of music to the children of Mariposa and Madera County for most of the last two decades. More...

Friends and Family

Thank you

The gold medal winning Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band extends its sincerest thank you to Pioneer Market and the Mariposa community for your wonderful support. More...

Thank you

A huge thank you to Linda Dinnel from Girl Scout Troop 139 for the awsome time we had during the Weekend in the Country. We had a great time and learned a lot. Thank you so much for everything. More...

Thank you

On behalf of the Tom “Griff” Griffin family, we would like to express our thanks and gratitude to CAL FIRE, EMTs, Midpines Volunteer Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department, California Youth Authority, and the many friends and family More...

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