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Hard hat weather

Hail storm pummels County

The transition from summer to fall came swiftly to Mariposa County. In fact, it went from hot and muggy on Saturday afternoon to wet and cold by Tuesday morning. More...

Fire damages scoreboard

A bird that flew into a transformer above Mariposa County High School is apparently to blame for a small fire on Sept. 29. That fire slightly damaged the Grizzly baseball scoreboard.   More...

Hull arrested for sex crime

Jennifer Hull, the wife of the man convicted earlier this year of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from computer repair customers in Mariposa, has now been arrested on unrelated charges. More...

Local News

Conservancy gives $5.9 million to Park

With Giant Sequoias keeping watch nearby, Yosemite Conservancy donated $5.9 million to Yosemite National Park to preserve and protect Park resources and enrich the visitor experience.   More...

Dinner, poker and shoot will benefit Rothfuss

There will be a spaghetti benefit dinner for Stan Rothfuss at the Mariposa Fish and Game Hall on Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The donation is $10 per dinner, and tickets can be purchased at the door. More...

Cole Road rehab causes delays

Mariposa County Public Works will be doing construction work on Cole Road through Nov. 1 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.   Temporary lane closures will take place from the intersection of Darrah Road and Cole Road. More...

Datebook

Friday, Oct. 8

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

Saturday, Oct. 9

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, Oct. 10

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 Odd Fellows - breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

AAUW fashion show benefits community & local students

W hen Mariposa’s supermodels hit the “runway” on Nov. 13, they know they are   doing it for a good cause. More...

Inside Education

Library offers programs for kids

Families who are looking for something fun, and free, to do need look no further than the Mariposa Library.   More...

Sierra Home School accepts new students

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Tramontin qualifies for CSHA show

Morgan Tramontin, senior at Mariposa County High School, and her horse Kenos Summer Hobby (Rain), have qualified to compete at the California State Horsemen’s Association (CSHA) Show of Champions at the Rancho Murrieta Equestrian Center Oct. More...

Friends and Family

Lions serve country breakfast

Saturday, October 9, is the date for a “Country Breakfast” at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Home work

SHOPPERS PERUSE CARPET SAMPLES DURING THE MARIPOSA COUNTY CONTRACTORS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL HOME SHOW LAST SATURDAY. More...

Thank you

I want to say thank you to John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa and to all the doctors and staff.   I really appreciate their kindness and their caring for my recovery from pneumonia. More...

Dangerous fugutive sought by authorities

Bounty hunters, or fugutive recovery agents as they prefer to be called, are currently seeking a Mariposa man they have labeled “armed and dangerous.” Authorities believe James Dean Robbins is residing in Mariposa County, probably in the Midpines ar More...

CSMMM employee arrested

On Thursday, Sept. 30, Dianne Vereschagin, an employee at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum (CSMMM) was arrested by a State Parks officer and booked into the Mariposa County Jail. More...

Residential burn restrictions lifted

Friday, Oct. 8--As of 8 a.m. this morning, residential burn restrictions were lifted for Mariposa County. More...

Five students busted at MMS on pot charges

The Mariposa Middle School campus was rocked by the arrest of five students on Monday. All of them, four boys and one girl, were booked on charges of marijuana use, sales and conspiracy.   More...

There's a new sheriff in town

Mariposa County has a new top cop. Sheriff, Coroner, Public Administrator Doug Binnewies officially assumed the position during a packed-house ceremony on Oct. 1. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Sept. 27: •A wood splitter was stolen on Woodland Drive. •Someone was arrested for petty theft on Coakley Circle. •Deputies took an unlawful sex with a minor report on Jones Street. More...

Commentary

California Commentary

Prop. 25: New Front in Long War Against Prop. 13

Proposition 25 is the latest weapon against Proposition 13, but backers don’t want voters to know it.   More...

Support pays for roper

Rockslide Materials, Mark Stephens Grading, Jim Robinson Horseshoeing, Marica Herrick, Mike Sheldon, Bonnie Anthony, Charlie Woods thank you for your help and support with my roping events through the year. More...

Purpose of letter was lost

Last week I wrote a letter that was meant to show how badly our public works department was being run. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

David Eric and Gina Jones Faust

David Eric Faust was born June 23, 1957, and died Sept. 24, 2010. Gina Jones Faust was born Dec. 24, 1962, and died Sept. 26.   These two parents, son, daughter, aunt and uncle, have passed from their earthly home. More...

Gordon Strawser

Memorial services will be held for Gordon Strawser at 1 p.m. at the Mariposa Cemetery outdoor chapel, Saturday, Oct. 9, organized by family and friends with ceremony assistance from the VFW and VVA. More...

Cookin' in the Country

New Holiday Side Dish Ideas

M ove over, green bean casserole. It’s time to bring something new to the holiday table. These recipes make the most of holiday favorites by adding unique and flavorful twists. More...

Sports

Grizzlies crush Turlock Christian, 46-0

Mariposa's Grizzlies stayed unbeaten in Southern Athletic League action with a 46-0 drubbing of Turlock Christian's Eagles in Waterford Friday night. More...

Mariposa spikers clobber ‘Dogs in SAL match

Mariposa’s varsity volleyball team took out its frustration on Le Grand’s Bulldogs Tuesday night, ripping the visitors 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-16) in a Southern Athletic League contest. More...

Grizzly ground game runs over Ripon Christian

Mariposa traveled to Ripon last Friday night to face Ripon Christian’s Knights in what was the second Southern Athletic League contest for both squads. More...

Around the County

Fire scorches 200 acres

THE GLOW FROM A 200-ACRE GRASS FIRE COULD BE SEEN FROM HIGHWAY 140 ON SEPT. 30. ACCORDING TO CAL FIRE BATTALION CHIEF KEVIN SMITH, THE FIRE WAS REPORTED ABOUT 9:30 P.M. More...

Mariposa takes part in sustainability event

On Sunday, Oct. 10, more than 6,000 communities in 184 countries will hold “work parties” as examples for elected officials to “get to work” by moving forward on strong climate and clean energy policies. More...

Edwards honored with national award

Sixteen-year-old Sydnie Edwards from Midpines was selected from hundreds of children across the nation nominated for their good deeds in the Nestlé® Drumstick ® Heroes Contest. Edwards is one of 50 winners to be honored throughout the summer.   More...

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