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Fly-in hosts record number of Young Eagles

THE MARIPOSA EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION (EAA) HOSTED A RECORD 74 YOUNG EAGLES DURING THE ANNUAL FLY-IN AT THE MARIPOSA-YOSEMITE AIRPORT LAST SATURDAY. More...

Trailer destroyed by blaze

Well after dark Tuesday evening, firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 4700 block of Carstens Road in Midpines. More...

Board appoints Binnewies as sheriff

For the second time, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has appointed someone to fulfill the term of former sheriff, now supervisor, Jim Allen. This time, the nod went to Sheriff-elect Doug Binnewies. More...

Local News

Night work set for roads

Mariposa County Public Works will be doing construction work on Coakley Circle and Jessie Street from Oct. 4 through 15 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. More...

Hornitos Flea Market is Sunday

The community preparations are underway for the 24th annual Hornitos Flea Market to be held on Sunday, Oct. 3. Gates open to the public at 7 a.m. No dogs area allowed in the sale area.   Spaces are available for vendors. More...

Lake Doctors honored for service

THE LAKE DOCTORS RECENTLY WON A VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD IN THE ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY (AAH) PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CALTRANS). More...

Datebook

Friday, Oct. 1

Reformers Unanimous - a free addictions program held at the corner of 12th and Jones Street (next to the old First Baptist Church), every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542. More...

Saturday, Oct. 2

Alcoholics Anonymous - noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.   Soapstone Carving Class - at the Mariposa Gem and Mineral Store at 4994 A Seventh Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Sunday, Oct. 3

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.   Book Sale - Friends of the Library sponsors the event at the Mariposa County Library from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Local chef’s creations dazzle patrons’ palates

A my Blankenfeld didn’t plan to be a chef. In fact, she resisted her mom’s attempts to   teach her to cook when she was young. So   much for that resistance.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Make Any Night A SANDWICH NIGHT

From PB&Js to pitas, muffalettas to melts — any way you slice them, sandwiches are   one of America’s favor ite foods. In fact, it is estimated that Americans consume 300 million sandwiches each day.   More...

Sports

Grizzlies thrash RIpon Christian, 51-8

Last week against Gustine, Justine Kinalele piled up over 200 yards on the grounds in a convincing Mariposa win. Friday night at Ripon Christian it was his brother, Brandon, who ripped up the Knights' defense. More...

Soccer holds fund raiser at River Rock

The Mariposa County High School men’s soccer team will host a fund raising Mediterranean dinner with live music by “Dwayne Bumgardner and Friends” at the River Rock on Oct. 4, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Grizzlies open with convincing win over Reds

Mariposa’s Grizzlies rolled up 412 yards offensively in last Friday night’s Southern Athletic League opener in Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium, and senior running back Justin Kinalele provided most of the punch in a 40-14 win over shellsh More...

Friends and Family

• Milestones •

ANGALA AND BILL VERLEY OF MARIPOSA WERE MARRIED ON AUG. 20 AT EMERALD BAY IN SOUTH LAKE TAHOE. THE COUPLE MAKES ITS HOME IN MARIPOSA. More...

Birthday marks five generations

Floyd Fike, life-long rancher of Raymond and part owner of D&F Pack Station of Huntington Lake, celebrated his 91st birthday on Sept. 17, as he awaits the births of two expected great, great-grandchildren.   More...

Accounts set up for Rothfuss

Two bank accounts have been established to help the family of Stan Rothfuss with medical expenses. Rothfuss, the owner of Stan’s Body Shop in Mariposa, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Aug. 20. More...

Storm hammers County

Marble-sized hail pummels upper elevations

An unusually strong storm pounded Mariposa County and the surrounding region overnight. Many area residents were awaken about 1 a.m. as marble-sized hail and larger pummeled upper elevations. More...

It's official

Sheriff-elect Doug Binnewies was sworn into office by his father, Bob, at a ceremony that packed the supervisors' chambers in the Mariposa County Government Center early Friday afternoon. More...

MCCA Home Show is Saturday

Contractors, suppliers, and exhibitors from all over Mariposa County will put their skills and wares on display this Saturday, Oct. More...

Debate continues over CVCP

Nearly 20 years of debate over the Cathey’s Valley Community Plan are apparently not enough. More...

Unemployment stays below 10 percent mark

The unemployment rate in Mariposa remained below 10 percent in August, according to the latest figures released by the Employment Development Department. The figure is much lower than most neighboring counties.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Sept. 20: •Deputies took a petty theft report on Highway 49 North. • Shoplifting was reported from Coakley Circle. • A report of threats was received from Clavel Road. More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Monday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 26 EMS: 3 Fire: 0 Public assist: 0 Vehicle accident: 2   Spotlight call of the week: Sept. 24, vehicle accident call on Carleton and Silva Roads. More...

Commentary

Our View

Eroding rights

For decades, the individual rights granted through the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights by the founders of this great nation to American citizens have been undermined and eroded. More...

Letters

Open letter

To the County of Mariposa,   More...

Blazin' Hog thanks

On Sept. 18, the John C. Fremont Hospital foundation presented its fourth annual Blazin’ Hog Competition Barbecue and Zydeco Music Festival at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.   We hosted an event for approximately 2,500 people. More...

Tri-tip served in Basin

Company #32 Volunteer Fire Department and the Chowchilla Mountain Women's Club are offering a tri-tip dinner on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.   The dinner will be held at the Ponderosa Basin Volunteer Fire Department at 5618 Creel Road. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Gordon Strawser

Gordon Earl Strawser passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home in Mariposa on Sept. 17, at age 68.   More...

Allen Olin Yandell

Allen Olin Yandell, a 20-year resident of Mariposa, passed away on Sept. 14, of heart complications at Doctor’s Hospital in Modesto, with his wife Dorothy at his side.   More...

Rita Fraser Henry

Rita Fraser Henry passed away on Sept. 18 in Stockton. She was 94.   She was born Oct. 29, 1915, in Hamilton, Australia. More...

Inside Education

MCPR helps address bullying

Mariposa County Project Respect (MCPR) is a community wide effort to end bullying in Mariposa County. To that end, MCPR is committed to creating a safe, trusting, community environment of mutual support, kindness and respect. More...

Woodland celebrates going back to school

WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECENTLY HELD ITS BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT. More...

Girl Scouts grow up

GIRL SCOUT TROOP #3081 IS PICTURED, ALONG WITH THEIR MOTHERS. THEY RECENTLY WENT ON A FOUR-DAY TRIP TO HOLLYWOOD, KNOTT’S BERRY FARM, BOOGIE BOARDED, AND PICNICKED AT THE BEACH. More...

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