August 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Three killed in multi-vehicle crash in Midpines

On August 14, 2010 at approx. 3:13 P.M. the California Highway Patrol and Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported multi-vehicle accident on Highway 140 in the Midpines area of Mariposa County. More...

Board wrestles with 20-year old sign ordinance

At Tuesday’s board of supervisors’ meeting, Chairman Kevin Cann brought a public discussion item to the floor regarding enforcement of the County’s nearly 20-year old sign ordinance. More...

BAILEY’S YARD ART

THE UNUSUAL BAILEY’S YARD ART WAS ON DISPLAY AT MOUNTAIN FLOWERS DURING LAST FRIDAY’S ART HOP EVENT. More...

Ag report reflects drought effects

Agricultural Commissioner Cathi Boze issued her annual ag report at Tuesday’s board of supervisors’ meeting and offered an explanation on the paltry 1.8 percent increase of the County’s total agricultural and forest products valu More...

Local News

Sod warriors

OVER 100 RESIDENTS VOLUNTEERED TO HELP LAY 25,000 SQUARE FEET OF NEW SOD AT GRIZZLY STADIUM LAST SATURDAY MORNING. THE GROUP HAD THE TASK ACCOMPLISHED IN JUST OVER THREE HOURS. More...

Kiser celebrates 50 years of nursing

Jean Kiser has vivid memories of her first weekend as a staff nurse at John C. Fremont Hospital. It was Labor Day weekend, 1980, and she had just completed a week of hospital orientation.  More...

YNP releases Vista Management Plan

Yosemite National Park has announced the release of the Scenic Vista Management Plan Environmental Assessment for public review. Public comments regarding the Environmental Assessment will be taken from Aug. 9, to Sept. 17, 2010.   More...

Datebook

Friday, Aug. 13

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

Saturday, Aug. 14

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. 15

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

Sports

Mariposa Marlins finish best season in team history

The Mariposa Marlins swim team posted its best standing in its 21-year history at this year’s league championship meet at Dos Palos High School on July 24 and 25. More...

MCHS holds volleyball tryouts

Mariposa County High School volleyball tryouts are scheduled for Aug. 16 through 19. Varsity will be from 8 to 10 a.m. Junior varsity and freshmen will tryout from 10 a.m. to noon. More...

Nabors finishes 2010 rodeo season

KC NABORS RECENTLY COMPLETED THE 2010 HIGH SCHOOL RODEO SEASON AS THE WRANGLER ALL-STAR TEAM CAPTAIN. More...

Around the County

Sierra Tel Business Center closes

Sierra Tel would like to advise its customers of changes that are taking place at the Mariposa Business Office at 5108 Highway 140.   More...

Secretary of State visits Mariposa

CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE DEBRA BOWEN (LEFT) STOPPED BY THE MARIPOSA COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON ON HER WAY TO A SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT IN OAKHURST. More...

Local DUI arrests continue to increase

It has been a busy summer for Mariposa County law enforcement in terms of dealing with drunk drivers. Since June, officers have been hauling in far more drivers under the influence than is normal.   More...

Converse Fire spreading at moderate rate

The Converse Fire that erupted this morning in Greeley Hill has consumed 75 acres. More...

Account established to assist the Law family

An account has been set up at Yosemite Bank in Mariposa to assist the family of Sharron Law of El Portal who sustained fatal injuries in a multi-vehicle crash over the weekend in Midpines. More...

TOT totals break all records

The tourism industry all over the United States and the world has taken quite a hit as the economy has spiraled downward during the recession. There is one place, however, that seems to be bucking that trend.   More...

Robertson takes the stand in his defense

Testimony continues in the trial of Roger Wayne Robertson of Coulterville. Roberston is charged with sex crimes against a woman who was a member of his congregation. More...

Health department issues update on Whooping Cough

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, has reached epidemic proportions in the state, and Mariposa County isn’t immune. At Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting, Public Health Officer Dr. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Aug. 2: •An assault was reported in Mariposa. •A bobcat was seen at Lake Don Pedro Elementary School. •Kittens were in distress on Circle Drive. •Bullying was reported at the County Park. More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Monday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 9 EMS: 8 Fire: 0 Public Assist: 2 Vehicle Accident: 2 Spotlight Call of the Week:   Mariposa County Fire Department had a relatively quiet week with only minor incidents. More...

Commentary

Elected Officials

GOVERNOR Arnold Schwarzenegger   (916) 445-2841 1st Floor State Capital Sacramento, CA 95814   STATE SENATOR   14th District   Dave Cogdill   More...

Letters

There Oughta Be a Law

BY MICHAEL A. FAGALDE, PARTNER IN THE MARIPOSA LAW FIRM OF ALLEN, FAGALDE, ALBERTONI & FLORES, LLP   Ban on Gun Ownership   Found Unconstitutional   More...

Notes founder

I was delighted to see Tenaya Bookout's story about the anniversary of the Mariposa Pre-school Co-op (Lifestyles, Aug. 5) but sorry that it did not credit Judy DeVries' extraordinary effort to create it 35 years ago.   More...

Support appreciated

Johnny and Keith at Bootjack Feed and Equipment deserve some appreciation and thanks.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Florence M. Anderson

Florence Marianne Anderson was born on Nov. 15, 1940, in Karlskoga, Sweden, where she grew up and attended school.   More...

Krystal Ann Jones

Krystal Ann Jones of Mariposa passed away July 27 at Modesto Memorial Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident on April 27. She was 20.   Krystal was born Oct. 31, 1989, in Fresno. More...

Arvest E. Arney, Jr.

Arvest Edgar Arney, Jr. was born Oct. 10, 1958, and died Aug. 1.   He worked in maintenance at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds for 15 years.   Mr. More...

Inside Education

MCHS opens registration

New students enrolling at Mariposa County High School this fall will need to pre-register. Enrollment packages are available for pick up at the MCHS counseling office from 7:30 a.m. More...

Columbia College begins sign-ups

Columbia College will host X-Reg, or Extreme Registration, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 on the college campus. More...

Day Camper of the Week

MALEAH PAIGE HAS BEEN SELECTED AS THE DAY CAMPER OF THE WEEK FOR THE MARIPOSA COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT. HER FAVORITE COLOR IS PINK, AND HER FAVORITE ICE CREAM IS RAINBOW SHERBET. More...

Friends and Family

Thank you

Saturday, June 12 was a great day of celebration for the “Class that Rocks.” Over 60 people showed up for games, swimming, food, and lots of great music to listen to and dance with. More...

Hender celebrates her 90th

WILMA HENDER TURNED 90-YEARS-OLD ON JULY 17. TWENTY-EIGHT FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS ATTENDED HER BIRTHDAY PARTY, WHICH WAS ORGANIZED BY JERI CORREA. More...

Birth Announcement

JIMMY AND STORMI SMITH HAVE ANNOUNCED THE ARRIVAL OF THEIR DAUGHTER, SIERRA SKY SMITH ON MAY 13, AT 11:31 P.M. SHE WAS BORN AT HOME, WEIGHING EIGHT POUNDS, AND SHE WAS 21 INCHES LONG. More...

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