September 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

14 juveniles arrested over the Labor Day weekend

The Mariposa County Sheriff's Department is reporting that deputies made a total of 32 arrests over the holiday weekend. Although the total number of arrests was normal for the Labor Weekend, the number of juvenile arrests was up significantly. More...

It’s a ‘Big Time in a Small Town’

Labor Day weekend brings the traditional end of summer all over the country, but in Mariposa County it also brings the biggest celebration of the year. The Mariposa County Fair’s “Big Time in a Small Town” opens on Friday, Sept. More...

Up with the sun

AS THE SUN ROSE ON TUESDAY MORNING, SO DID THE ARCHWAY THAT MARKS THE ENTRANCE TO THE NEW PIONEER MARKET GRIZZLY STADIUM. ABOVE, THE RANCH FENCE CREW MANEUVERS THE ARCH INTO PLACE. More...

Habitat for Humanity finally breaks ground

Mariposa County’s first Habitat for Humanity (HFH) home is officially under construction. The organization broke ground on the project on Aug. 28, with the appropriate ceremony.   More...

Local News

JCF’s Ewing Wing passes inspection

All skilled nursing facilities in California are subject to an annual inspection (called a survey) by the California Department of Public Health Services (DPHS) to ensure the facility is meeting the state and federal licensing criteria for operation More...

Plans begin for 2010 Christmas Home Tour

The Mariposa County Friends of the Library (FOL) are looking for homes to add to the Christmas Home Tour for this year. More...

Wawona hosts book, bake and craft sale

The 14th annual book, bake, and craft sale will be held on Labor Day Saturday, Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Wawona Bassett Memorial Library parking lot, (Wawona Community Center if it rains.)   More...

Datebook

Friday, Sept. 3

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

Saturday, Sept. 4

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, Sept. 5

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

SUPERCHARGED SOUPS Flavorful & Satisfying

A s the weather turns cooler, soup is a delicious and healthful way to warm up. From homemade to prepared varieties, nourishing soups also can satisfy your hunger by making you feel full longer.   More...

Sports

Roberson's aerial assault upends Grizzlies, 32-12

Summerville's highly-touted senior quarterback Zach Roberson plundered Mariposa defensive secondary to spoil the Grizzlies' hoe opener in Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium Thursday night, 32-12. More...

Grizzlies face Summerville to open 2010 gridiron season

In their first home game ever inside Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium on the MCHS campus, Mariposa’s Grizzlies will tangle with Summerville’s Bears at 7:30 p.m. More...

Van Paul wins at Norco

MARIPOSA’S KW VAN PAUL COMPETED AGAINST SOME OF THE TOP BULL RIDERS IN THE COUNTRY AT THE PROFESSIONAL RODEO COWBOYS ASSOCIATION (PRCA) EVENT IN NORCO AUG. More...

Around the County

ACLU: Raided firm mistreated illegal workers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Civil rights lawyers filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against a government contractor that was the target of an immigration raid this summer, accusing the company of bilking illegal workers out of pay and violating their righ More...

State legislators continue the annual budget battle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Tuesday began their overdue debate about how to close a $19 billion budget deficit, casting their differences as a struggle over the future of the nation's most populous state.   More...

Plastic shopping bag debate begins

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers are preparing to decide whether California should become the first state to ban disposable plastic shopping bags. More...

Road Construction Delays Extended in Yosemite National Park Extended Delays will include Friday and Saturday Nights

Road construction on the Wawona Road in Yosemite National Park began in May 2010. In an effort to complete this project by November 2010, roadwork will expand to include Friday and Saturday nights. More...

LA medical pot distributors want more outlets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Medical marijuana operators want more pot dispensaries in Los Angeles. More...

CHP: Murder suspect killed friend during pursuit

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says a murder suspect who led police on a high-speed chase last week strangled his girlfriend during the pursuit. More...

Stanford students write textbooks for Afghanistan

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) A group of Stanford University law school students is writing legal textbooks for a country 7,000 miles away. More...

Mariposa family gets special delivery

Adoptee’s dream comes true

As a high school graduate in 1965, probably some of the worst news he could have gotten was that his teenage girlfriend was pregnant. Mariposa resident Jerry Progner now says that perceived tragedy so long ago is a blessing.   More...

County budget ‘glitch’ means potential cuts

The Mariposa County proposed budget for 2010- 11 has hit a snag. More...

New stadium opens

Hundreds of residents and visitors are expected to pour through the newly-erected entrance arch at Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium this evening. More...

For the Record

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

MCFD call log consists of 12 stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents.   Monday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, Aug. 29: EMS: 14 Fire: 0 Public assist: 0   Vehicle accident: 6   More...

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Aug. 23: •There was an injured fawn on Triangle Road. •A dead horse was on Highway 132. •Someone called about a horse in distress on Indian Peak Road. •A verbal dispute ended with an arrest at John C. Fremont Hospital.   More...

Letters

Support is appreciated

I am Shelby Peters, a member of Mariposa FFA, and I will be taking my market hog to the Mariposa County Fair this year. I am 16-years-old, and this is my third year in FFA. More...

Good times

Saturday, Aug. 7, at Coulterville Park, at the Shindig, was a fun time. Many wonderful and good people were in attendance, including many volunteers from the chamber of commerce. One of those was Peter Schimmelfennig. More...

Invitation to the fair

My name is Franz Wall. I am 16 and in 10th grade. This is my first year in Triangle 4-H poultry. I have learned a lot in my first year of poultry. I have learned about different parts and breeds of poultry, as well as how to show them. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Christina White

Christina White, 48, of Mariposa passed unexpectedly into the arms of the Lord on Aug. 25. She was born Nov. 13, 1961. More...

Clinton 'Bub' Gann

A memorial service for Clinton “Bub” Gann will be held Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. in Building B at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Pastor Don Schulze will officiate. More...

Jack W. Vaughan

Jack W. Vaughn was born Dec. 29, 1932, and passed away Aug. 25 at Oak Terrace Care Facility in Soulsbyville.   Jack was born in Bakersfield, to Frank Lester and Clarabelle Fulwiler Vaughn. More...

Inside Education

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...

Acorn enrolls students for fall

Acorn Cooperative Preschool is currently enrolling students in both its Acorn and Sprouts programs for fall 2010. For the 0 to 5-year-old Acorn program on Tuesdays, students are accompanied by their parents and or caregivers.   More...

Robinson graduates

Army Pvt. Tyler M. Robinson has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.   More...

Friends and Family

Whiteside - Falany

PASTORS HENRY AND GRACE FALANY HAVE ANNOUNCED THE ENGAGEMENT OF THEIR SON, TRAVIS, TO HEIDI WHITESIDE OF REDLANDS. More...

4-H office has Concours tickets

Mariposa County 4-H office has tickets to sell for the 2010 Ironstone Concours d’Elegance slated for Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. More...

MC relocates and expands veterans’ services

With an increase in U.S. Armed Forces veterans seeking higher education opportunities, Merced College has relocated and expanded its Veterans’ Resource Center. More...

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