August 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

School year starts with messy pranks

The new school year started very early Tuesday morning for many Mariposa County High School administrators and teachers. A number of students attempted to continue the tradition of a senior prank, but things went a little awry.   More...

MCUSD restructures MOT position

The Mariposa County Unified School District is looking to restructure its maintenance, operations and transportation department in the near future. The board of trustees considered the recommendation from staff at its regular meeting on Aug. 19. More...

Rothfuss injured in motorcycle accident

Long- time business owner and community member Stan Rothfuss was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Friday, Aug. 20. The accident happened on Highway 49 South near Old Highway. More...

Local News

Diving into the fun

ABOVE, RYAN LEONARD TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE OBSTACLE COURSE AT THE SECOND ANNUAL GRIZZLY FAMILY HOEDOWN AT THE MARIPOSA COUNTY PARK LAST SUNDAY. More...

Fire scorches 38 acres

A CAL FIRE AIRCRAFT DROPS RETARDANT ON A WILDFIRE OFF CONVERSE ROAD IN THE GREELEY HILL AREA LAST WEEK. THE FIRE BURNED 38 ACRES OF VEGETATION BEFORE BEING EXTINGUISHED. NO STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED. More...

Thank you

Mariposa Fish and Game would like to thank everyone that participated and helped in putting on the flea market. We would also like to send a special thanks to all the vendors for their support. Hope to see you all next year. More...

Commentary

California Commentary

The spawn of Enron giving millions to save AB 32

Ken Lay, the former CEO of Enron, loved the idea of a capand trade program for carbon dioxide. Ken Lay, a Greenie? Of course. He was chasing green his whole life. Cap-and-trade, according to the felonious Mr. More...

Datebook

Friday, Aug. 27

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. 28

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. 29

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

Cookin' in the Country

WAKE UP Breakfast

W ho says waking up your taste buds only happens in the morning? The novelty of breakfast for dinner can be a lively change for the whole family. More...

Sports

Tournament benefits Rotary Scholarship

The Mariposa Rotary Club has announced that its annual Mollie Suh Yaley Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Sept. 11, at the Sierra Meadows Country Club. More...

CHSRA accepts membership applications

California High School Rodeo Association District 5 is now accepting membership applications for the 2010 – 2011 high school rodeo season. More...

Local hero fights for Children's Hospital

On Sept. 25, "Champion's For Children" will be the first annual Mixed Martial Arts event produced by PureCombat on behalf of Children's Hospital Central California. More...

Around the County

Mariposa ladies lead the parade

The grand marshalls of this year’s Labor Day parade have decades of experience of being mothers, grandmothers, employees, caretakers and volunteers in Mariposa County. They are two of the county’s most recognizable women.   More...

Stadium passes CEQA test

Last Thursday, Aug. 19, at 5 p.m. the window closed. More...

Driver escapes injury

EVAN STANDEN OF MARIPOSA ESCAPED INJURY WHEN HE ROLLED HIS LAND ROVER ON HIGHWAY 49 SOUTH MONDAY MORNING AROUND 11:20 A.M. More...

Two busted for burglary and grand theft auto

Last Thursday, sheriff’s Deputies and the California Highway Patrol responded to a residence on White Rock Road in Mariposa County for a residential burglary and stolen vehicle report. More...

Radanovich honored at game

The Ethie Radanovich Memorial Football Game with the Mariposa Bears Youth Football League will be held Saturday, Aug. 28 at the new Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium. The event begins at 5 p.m. More...

Proposed budget mirrors current spending plan

Mariposa County’s proposed budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year is nearly a mirror image of the current year spending plan. County Administrative Officer Rick Benson released the proposal last week.   More...

First day jitters

FIRST-GRADER ELAINNA DULCICH GETS SOME REASSURANCE FROM HER MOM, SHELLEY, BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AT MARIPOSA ELEMENTARY ON MONDAY MORNING. More...

More progress

LETTERS THAT WILL BE MOUNTED ON THE ENTRANCE ARCH TO PIONEER MARKET GRIZZLY STADIUM ARE LAID OUT BEFORE THEY ARE POWDER COATED. PROGRESS ON THE FACILITY HAS BEEN QUICK. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Aug. 16: •Someone could see smoke on Indian Peak Road. •Identity theft was reported on Leonard Road. •There was an aggressive, feral bull on Mosher Road. •Unsafe shooting was reported on Rincon Court.   More...

Mariposa County's Most Wanted

NAME: JOSHUA POWER RACE: WHITE SEX: MALE AGE: 22 HEIGHT: 6-01 WEIGHT: 170 HAIR: BROWN EYES: GREEN WARRANT: FELONY CRIMES: CORPORAL INJURY SPOUSE, OBSTRUCTING TELEPHONE LINES, INTIMIDATING VICTIM More...

Post marks Sept. 11

Thom Jenkins VFW Post 9454 and its auxiliaries invite the community to join them in honoring the heroes of 9-11 on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in Coulterville Park. More...

Letters

Thank you

Mariposa Youth Football would like to express our appreciation for the hard work put forth by Steve Knauf and the Pizza Plus staff in our recent pancake breakfast. More...

Butterfly Festival needs volunteers

A Butterfly Festival volunteer committee meeting will took place on Wednesday, Aug. 25 in the meeting room at the Miner’s Inn. Planning for the 2011 festival is in full swing.   More...

Support 4-H and FFA

Hello, my name is Claire Bullis, and I’m 14-years-old. This will be my fifth year showing a sheep in the Cathey’s Valley 4-H Club. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ellen J. Fiske

Ellen Jordan Fiske died peacefully at her home in Greeley Hill of congestive heart failure on Aug. 16, just three days after her 93rd birthday. She was wonderful mother, active community member, and role model for many people. More...

Guy Eubank

Guy Eubank was born April 8, 1963 in San Diego. He passed away Aug. 17.   Guy's father was a U.S. More...

Lucille Palmer

Lucille Palmer, a lifetime resident of Mariposa, passed away Aug. 19. She was 79.   Lucille was born Oct. 24, 1930, in Madera County. She was a homemaker. She loved gardening, gambling, and raising cattle and chickens.   More...

Inside Education

Class of 1990 to reunite

The MCHS class of 1990 is having its 20-year reunion on Saturday, Sept. 4 at Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $60 per person. More...

MCHS alumni meet

Sunday, Sept. 5, during Mariposa County Fair and Labor Day weekend, is the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies’ annual alumni breakfast meeting. It will be held at the breezeway of the high school gym, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Grizzly Boosters name new officers

The Mariposa Grizzly Boosters Club has announced the new officers for the upcoming 2010-2011 school year: President Jeanne Casner, Vice President/Sober Grad Coordinator Kim Murdock, Secretary Lori Scherf, and Treasurer Mary Britt.   More...

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