September 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Community Wellness program continues

The second event of the Community Wellness Program offers information on “You and Diabetes.” Participants will learn much about diabetes, including the risk factors, types, treatments, management, complications, and preventative measures. More...

Vegetation fire rips through 69 acres

Blaze burns in the Telegraph Fire footprint

At 4:45 Saturday afternoon, firefighters responded to a blaze in the Telegraph Road and Sherlock Road areas, near the former site of the devastating Telegraph Fire. More...

Board throws its weight behind tourism

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors put its money where its mouth is on Thursday, as it bumped funding for the Mariposa-Yosemite Tourism Bureau up to $500,000. The recommended amount had been $400,000. More...

Unpaid taxes are at record high levels

Although Mariposa County’s 2010 property tax revenue remained nearly consistent with 2009, the amount of unpaid taxes has reached unprecedented levels.   More...

County begins arduous 2010-11 budget process

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has begun the process of approving a spending plan for the 2010-11 fiscal year. Budget hearings officially began on Tuesday morning. More...

Greeley Hill man arrested for rape

On Sept. 13, Mariposa County Sheriff’s detectives arrested 30-year-old Brian Dunn at a residence in Greeley Hill for an alleged rape that occurred on Sept. 12.   More...

Report shows continued rise in visitation

Mariposa County continues to buck the trend of declining rates of tourism, in spite of a still sputtering national economy. More...

Local News

Rothfuss benefit set at Pizza Plus

Pizza Plus will host a fund raising dinner event on Sept. 29. Filet mignon and prawns will be served from 4 to 9 p.m. at the cost of $25 per person or $45 per couple. More...

Annual fly-in set for this month

The 11th annual Mariposa Yosemite Airport Flyin will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If it rains, the event will be moved to Oct. 2.   Visitors can look at vintage, home-built and antique airplanes. More...

CHP urges child safety seat check

The Mariposa area CHP is urging parents and caregivers to make sure their child safety seats are properly installed on “National Seat Check Saturday,” happening Saturday, Sept. 25. As part of Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. More...

Letters

Separation of church and state: fact or fiction?

Not so very long ago, “separation of church and state” was as American as motherhood and apple pie. More...

Terrific story

What a terrific story about Jerry Progner. This just reaffirms what we all know, that he is a wonderful asset to the community in his personal and professional life, and has always tried to do what is right and just for everyone. More...

Thank you, Mariposa Fair

Just want to thank everyone at the fairgrounds for a wonderful fair. I take my daycare every year. We enter items and check out our entries. It was so much fun to hear the squeals of joy as they saw the ribbons on their art work. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Irene Harrington Emlay

Irene Harrington Emlay, 84, of Mariposa, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Sept. 5, with her three daughters at her bedside.   More...

Michael Leonard Smith

Michael Leonard Smith, a long-time resident of Ventura, peacefully passed away with his wife and family by his side on Sept. 5, in Mariposa after a five- month battle with cancer. More...

Rollin Richard Hauser

Rollin “Dickie” Hauser passed away after suffering a major heart attack in the Folsom Care Facility. His loving family was by his side right to the end.   Dickie was the youngest of two sons of Roy G. More...

Inside Education

Children’s Fair set

The 21st annual Children’s Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park. More...

Got Milk? teams up with MCHS

Teens have seen the world of Mootopia on television. More...

Tots on Wheels resumes

The Mariposa County Parks and Recreation Department’s Tots on Wheels program is starting back up. On Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. at Woodland Park, April Hawley will be providing outdoor games and activities in the recreation van. More...

Friends and Family

Thank you

A year ago our peace was shattered when Leah was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The toughest part of the journey is behind us. Leah is in remission, although her chemotherapy will continue until December, 2011. More...

Thank you

We would like to thank the community for all the support, love and kindness during our deepest sorrow. Our son, Guy Eubank, was truly a man with a heart of gold and a big smile. More...

Thank you

The family of Sharron Law would like to express its most heartfelt thanks to the Yosemite Conservancy, Ron and Lorelei Stapp and the staff of El Portal dining, Jerry Fischer of Cedar Lodge, Cedar Lodge manager Colleen Griffen and staff, Mike Osborne More...

11th annual fly-in takes off Saturday

The 11th annual Mariposa-Yosemite Airport Fly-in will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If it rains, the event will be moved to Oct. 2. More...

Board honors Costello’s contributions

The always gracious and smiling Miriam Costello was at a loss for words on Tuesday morning, but only for a short time. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors honored her as the honorary ambassador of downtown Mariposa and left her “overwhelmed.” More...

Ben Hur Road work set

The Mariposa County Public Works Department will be doing construction on Ben Hur Road from Sept. 20 to Oct. 27 from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. More...

California approves proposed Aetna rate hike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aetna, Inc. has gotten the green light to raise premiums, making it the last of California's four major insurers to be cleared for rate hikes by state regulators. More...

Close call

FIRE FIGHTERS BATTLE TO CONTAIN A STRUCTURE BLAZE THAT ERUPTED JUST AFTER 10 A.M. SATURDAY MORNING IN THE 5100 BLOCK OF CHARLES STREET. More...

Eppler unopposed, District 1 is vacant

Judy Eppler, the current, appointed District 3 representative on the Mariposa County Unified School District   MCUSD) Board of Trustees will keep that post.   More...

Pastor sentenced to 30 years to life

The Coulterville pastor convicted of sex crimes against member of his congregation has been sentenced to 30 years to life in state prison. Given the fact that Robertson is 68-years-old, that sentence in effect means a life term.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

S ept. 6: •T in a yard in Bear Valley. •Animals were abandoned on Carter Road. •A dog needed assistance at the fairgrounds. •A family dispute was reported on Lakeside Drive.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Monday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 12 EMS: 12 Fire: 2 Public Assist: 2 Vehicle Accident: 4 Spotlight Call of the Week:   Friday, Sept. 10: EMS call on Triangle Road. More...

Registration deadline for 4-H getting close

4-H is a program of the University of California Cooperative Extension which is collaboration between federal, state, and county governments. More...

Datebook

Friday, Sept. 17

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. 18

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. 19

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 Rebekah Breakfast - at the La Grange Odd Fellows Hall from 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Cookin' in the Country

SEASONAL Soups, Sides and Salads

Celebrate the change of seasons with a change in the menu. These recipes for soups, salads and sides featuring seasonal foods will be a welcome addition to the table. More...

Sports

Livingston throttles Grizzlies, 40-27

In Livingston Friday night, the unbeaten Wolves kept their record in tact with a 40-27 non-league win over Mariposa. More...

Spikers spank Denair in SAL opener

Mariposa’s varsity volleyball team is on a roll. Thursday the Lady Grizzlies dispatched Denair’s Coyotes, 3-0 (25-20, 25-12, 25-12) in their first Southern Athletic League match of the season. More...

Soccer squad drops opening league match

Thursday afternoon Mariposa's varsity soccer squad dropped a 2-1 decision to Denair in its Southern Athletic League opener. More...

Around the County

One injured in two-car crash

ONE PERSON WAS INJURED, HOWEVER NOT SERIOUSLY, IN A TWO-CAR CRASH ON HIGHWAY 140 AT ALLRED ROAD FRIDAY MORNING. More...

DEA hosts first drug 'take back' day

The Drug Enforcement Administration and government, community, public health and law enforcement partners today announced a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. More...

Mariposa Miners celebrate sweepstakes award

THE MARIPOSA MINERS SPECIAL OLYMPICS TEAM CELEBRATED WINNING THE SWEEPSTAKES AWARD IN THE MARIPOSA LABOR DAY PARADE ON SEPT. 4. More...

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