July 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

New quarter launched in Yosemite National Park

About 1,200 people attended a ceremony in Yosemite Valley last Thursday morning to launch the new Yosemite Quarter. More...

From the heart

Brown becomes unexpected benefactor of the CASA mission

Forty- nine-year-old Robert Brown is a generous man. He admits to giving away at least $200,000 to charitable causes—especially ones that benefit abused and neglected children. More...

Local News

Community Spirit Personified

AT LAST SATURDAY’S GRIZZLY STADIUM COMMUNITY CLEANUP DAY AROUND 125 VOLUNTEERS RANGING FROM RETIREES, TEACHERS, COACHES, ADMINISTRATORS, PARENTS, STUDENTS, More...

North County plans for shindig

The eighth annual Sultry Summer Shindig and “Show Your Chrome” car and motorcycle show will be held Aug. 7 in Coulterville. There will be vendor booths with many items and live music.   More...

Trio explains Grizzly Stadium project at Rotary

Mariposa Rotarians last Thursday heard about Grizzly Stadium from supporters Dan Tucker, Bob Kelly, and Alan Dayhoff. More...

Datebook

Friday, July 30

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 31

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, Aug. 1

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

School project turns in to lucrative business venture for MCHS graduate

F orget what your mothers have told you about never   eating sweets for breakfast,   feel free to indulge a little and “wake up with a cookie.” A coffee cookie that is.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Easy No-Bake Goodies

Summer is a great time to get kids into the kitchen to make some snacks and desserts. More...

Inside Education

Acorn finishes first summer school program

Acorn Cooperative Preschool held its first Summer Program July 12 through 16. The drop-off summer program consisted of a one-week morning session for children ages 2.5 to 5 years. The curriculum focused on early literacy. More...

MMS holds orientation

Mariposa Middle School will host orientation for seventh grade and students new to the district on Thursday, Aug. 19. The orientation, which includes a campus tour and ice cream, will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the school. More...

MSF holds annual potluck

The Mariposa Safe Families Shared Leadership Committee is sponsoring the fifth annual family potluck on Wednesday, Aug. 4, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Mariposa town park. There will be games and great food for all. More...

Friends and Family

August is Kids’ Month at NLCF

August is Kids’ Month at New Life Christian Fellowship. Many activities are being planned. These will include guest speakers every Sunday in kids’ church, which takes place during the worship service that begins at 10:30 a.m.   More...

Birth Announcements •

Seaton James Renna, son of Meghan (Winton) Renna, formerly of Mariposa, and Brandon Renna, formerly of Sonora, was born July 5 at 3:19 a.m. in Loma Linda. He weighed seven pounds, three ounces and was 19 inches long. More...

Thank you

The Mariposa County Parks and Recreation Divison thanks the sheriff’s office for putting on the bike rodeo for day camp participants. Mariposa County Parks and Recreation Day Camp Program More...

Poll: Identity, blending is important to Hispanics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Tomasa Bulux speaks Spanish to her children, maintains an altar at home representing her Mayan culture's view of the world and meets once a week with Mayan immigrants who speak her indigenous Quiche tongue. More...

Military dog comes home from Iraq traumatized

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) Gina was a playful 2-year-old German shepherd when she went to Iraq as a highly trained bomb-sniffing dog with the military, conducting door-to-door searches and witnessing all sorts of noisy explosions. More...

Auditor delivers ‘Grinch-o-gram’

County Auditor Chris Ebie shared a very unsavory report with the board of supervisors at Tuesday’s meeting. More...

Grand Jury issues its annual report

The Mariposa County Grand Jury has issued its official report for the 2009-10 year. It is considerably more brief than in the past several years. The jury only responded to four citizen complaints during its tenure.   More...

MacDonald gets 112 years to life

Even though his attorney argued for a new trial and attempted to have at least some of the charges against William Terry MacDonald of Hornitos dropped, he will die in state prison. More...

Commentary

California Commentary

Taxing Our Way Toward Collapse

In California, we spend more money a year on taxes than most spend on food, clothing, and shelter combined. As Californians we also pay some of the highest taxes in the nation, including the highest sales and income taxes.   More...

Our View

‘Exigent’ postal price increase is a bad idea at bad time for newspapers, subscribers, and the entire mailing industr.y   More...

Letters

Open letter

To the board of supervisors and department of public works: We realize criticism is often easy to come by, but a word of thanks is not. More...

It's almost fair time

My name is Codey Sullivan. I am 10- years-old and a member of the Cathey’s Valley 4-H Club. This is my first year in 4-H, and I am raising turkeys as my project animal.   More...

Never disappointed

In regard to the article by J. Wass concerning our credit union in Mariposa, I was genuinely surprised to read his feelings about its service. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Maurice Joseph Mervis

Maurice “Maury” Joseph Mervis was born Aug. 31, 1917, and passed away on April 20, 2010. More...

Elias Gann

Elias Gann was born on Nov. 27, 1935, on the Dalton Ranch of Madera, to the late Elias and Marie Gann (Saling). Elias recently passed away on Sunday, July 18, at home in Mariposa.   More...

In loving memory

Morgan William Troy July 26, 1975 to May 18, 2003

Happy Birthday to our son and brother. You are gone but never forgotten. We will always miss your laughter and your music.   We love you. Mama, James, Joe, and Aaron   More...

Sports

Coolin’ it

Pool offers refreshing summer workout

The dreadful thought of working up a sweat in the agonizing heat of a Mariposa County summer sends some headed for the high country, or better yet, the comfort of cool waters. More...

Soccer try-outs set

Mariposa County High School men's soccer squad has scheduled tryouts and practice to begin Monday, Aug. 9 at 3 p.m. on the concession field at the high school. Practice will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until school starts.   More...

Mariposa Marlins name Swimmers of the Week

The Mariposa Marlins swim team has selected Jenna Coffman and the 11-12-yearold boys’ medley relay team as the Swimmers of the Week for the Dos Palos quad meet that was held on July 17. More...

Around the County

Sweat equity

VOLUNTEER CONTRACTORS WORK AT POURING A FOUNDATION FOR THE WALL OF HONOR AT GRIZZLY STADIUM DURING LAST SATURDAY’S COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP DAY. FOR A PHOTO SPREAD OF THE EVENT, SEE PAGE A-5. More...

Pay now or pay later: Board pumps penalties

Anyone who is a property owner in Mariposa County who chooses not to play by the rules, sooner or later will expose their real estate holdings to the County’s collection process.   More...

Sheriff announces VINE program access

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has announced the availablilty of the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) Program to County residents.  More...

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