November 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Distracted driving crash rates rise

Young woman charged with vehicular manslaughter

The statistics are staggering. According to National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,870 people lost their lives because of distracted driving in 2008. More...

CVCP logs another 10 hours, more to come

The public hearing for the Cathey’s Valley Community Plan (CVCP) logged another 10 hours of commentary and decision making on Monday. Even with the latest marathon session, however, the hearing had to be continued further until Dec. 9. More...

Local News

Quarterback Club sells Christmas trees

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Quarterback Club is once again selling Christmas trees to support the school’s football program. The tree lot is open every day from around 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

'Kops' fund raiser set

Pancake breakfast and dinner fund raisers for the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department’s Shop with a Cop and Kops for Kids programs have been scheduled in December.   More...

Triangle 4-H sells trees

Triangle 4-H is selling Christmas trees with prices starting $20. The trees are five feet and up. The club has douglas grand firs and noble firs. Trees are being sold at the BootJack Feed Store from store closing each day until trees are all sold. More...

Datebook

Friday, Nov. 26

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

Saturday, Nov. 27

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...

Tuesday, Nov. 30

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - Methodist Church Parish Hall on Sixth Street at 9:30 to 11 a.m. For information call 966-6061 or 374- 3280.   Senior Center - Bridge at 9 a.m.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Healthy Holiday Grill Ideas

The holidays are full of delicious temptations, but that doesn’t have to mean leaving your commitment to healthy eating behind. More...

Healthy Cooking Tips

Flavor Up. Herbs and spices make ordinary food taste extra ordinary — without adding salt, fat or sugar. Some spices may even help boost the antioxidant power of what’s already on your plate. More...

Holiday Traditions

Talking turkey: Little-known facts about Thanksgiving's origins, rituals and menu

When families sit down at the Thanksgiving dinner table this week, they will likely be observing their own brand of holiday celebration. More...

Inside Education

MCHS teacher Hebern renews Certificate of Teaching Excellence

Teacher effectiveness has become one of the most critical issues facing America’s schools today.  More...

Acorn students learn about dental health

BURNEY STEPHENS, DENTAL HYGIENIST WITH THE FIRST 5 DENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM RECENTLY VISITED THE ACORN COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL. More...

Christmas pageant comes to Mariposa

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!” written by Barbara Robinson and directed by Bryan Starchman will be presented in Mariposa in December.   More...

Friends and Family

Thank you

John C. Fremont Healthcare District wants to thank and acknowledge Stuart Tanner for his generous donation of $2,700. Tanner made his donation in memory of his wife of 61 years, Mary, who passed away in May of this year.   More...

Thank you

Thank you to all the vendors and photographers that particapated in AYSO's 2010 season and tournaments. Even during terrible weather you were there and all of us want to recognize your support for the kids in this community.  More...

Serra's miracles make for grateful holiday

On Oct. 5, a rock in Yosemite almost ended Serra Webber’s life.   It turned out to be a very lucky day. More...

Storm slams County, turns off the lights

More than 6,200 PG&E customers lose power

An unusually strong and cold storm pummeled Mariposa County over the weekend, leaving thousands without power for more than 12 hours and widespread damage all over the county.   It began on Friday afternoon, with a cold, heavy rain. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Nov. 15: •Wild dogs were loose on Detwiler Road. •There was a continuous bear problem on Henness Circle. •Deputies took a child molestation report at John C. Fremont Hospital. •A burlgary was reported on Triangle Road.   More...

County Fire Responses

Monday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 21 EMS: 4 Fire: 4 Public assist: 7 Vehicle accident: 1   Spotlight Call of the Week: Nov. More...

Letters

Holcombe responds

Once again, I am responding to inaccurate allegations pertaining to work performed for Beth and Vaden Savage. Had any attempt been made to contact me prior to printing the article appearing in your Nov. More...

Preposterous

Mariposa County’s officials are preposterous. On the Mariposa County Web site for soil and grading requirements their site indubitably states the following about the rules that must be followed for creating a pad.   More...

Will Denham represent majority?

Republicans in the House just voted to not extend unemployment benefits beyond Dec. 1. Given Mariposa's unemployment rate, this will directly impact residents in this county. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Howard Wright

Howard Wright was born raised and married in upstate, New York. Howard and his young family moved to Monta Vista in 1961. In 1997 he and his wife moved to Mariposa where they resided for the past 13 years. More...

Lisa Marie Ball-Casner

Lisa Marie Ball-Casner passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, Nov. 17. She was 45 years old.   More...

Sports

Summerville rips Grizzlies in home opener, 82-47

In the last 13 years of Trace DeSandres head basketball coaching career, Mariposa has met Summerville’s Bears on the hardwood 14 times. The result of Tuesday night’s non-league home opener for the Grizzlies was almost predictable. More...

Grizzlies seek sixth consecutive league title

When the Mariposa County High School varsity Grizzly basketball team tips off against the alumni team on Saturday night, it will launch its quest for a sixth consecutive Southern Athletic League (SAL) championship. More...

Renewing an old rivalry

ABOVE, ALUMNI FROM MARIPOSA COUNTY AND LE GRAND HIGH SCHOOLS FACED OFF IN A FULL-CONTACT FOOTBALL GAME ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON. ABOVE, MASON RODMAN (NO. 2) RUSHES FOR YARDAGE IN THE SECOND QUARTER. More...

Around the County

School board has District 1 vacancy

The Mariposa County Unified School District/County Office of Education is seeking candidates to fill the vacancy on the organization’s board of trustees, representing District 1. Interested candidates must reside within District 1.   More...

Caltrans holds public hearings on Ferguson slide fix

On Wednesday, Dec. 8 in Mariposa, and again on Thursday, Dec. 9 in El Portal, Caltrans will hold public hearings on the Ferguson Slide Permanent Restoration Project Draft Environmental Impact Report.   More...

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