December 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Cox pleads guilty, court bans wood sales

Mariposa rancher Jerry Cox has pleaded guilty to failing to provide an invoice to his wood customers. He entered the plea in Mariposa County Superior Court last week. The charges are misdemeanors.   More...

Burglars rip off residence

Last Friday morning, the day after Thanksgiving, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on Sierra Vista Road, in response to a reported home burglary.   More...

Judge denies road injunction

Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Dana Walton summarily denied a motion for a preliminary injunction that would have forced a Greeley Hill property owner to remove a locked gate on Ponderosa Way. More...

Local News

MCHS collects coats and holds junior night pizza

The Mariposa County High School Rotary Interact Club is hosting a coat drive from now until Dec. 10. People can bring donations of gently worn winter coats and jackets to three collection sites at Chocolate Soup, Pioneer Market and MCHS. More...

Holiday spirit fills local homes on tour named for the Meriams

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Mariposa, and not just because there has been an unusual amount of snow. Lights are going up, and wreaths are hanging on doors. More...

Rebekahs seek items

Residents can get into the Christmas spirit by donating a decorated tree or wreath to the Rebekah Christmas. All trees and wreaths will be raffled to raise money for the Odd Fellows to send kids to camp during the summer. More...

Datebook

Friday, Dec. 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, Dec. 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, Dec. 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

Sausage Makes Flavor Easy

When you want to bring the family together for a great meal this holiday season but don’t have a lot of time to cook, stock up on flavor ful ingredients to make your job easy and   your whole family happy.   More...

Sports

Summerville spoils Grizzlies’ 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...

Lady Grizzlies fall to Los Banos

in opening their season last Monday night in los banos, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ basketball team was handed a 53- 25 defeat by the tigers in the annual Foundation Game.   More...

Hobby receives lifetime pass

Long-time, legendary Grizzly basketball coach and athletic director loyd hobby received one of only two California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) passes issued in the sac Joaquin section. More...

Around the County

Masonic Lodge supports charities

On Saturday, Nov. 20, the members of the Mariposa Masonic Lodge #24 donated $4,000 to two local charities. Kops for Kids and Coats for Kids each received $2,000.   More...

Toys for Tots locations listed

Donation boxes for the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Toys for Tots drive can be found in several places around Mariposa. More...

Yosemite honors its volunteers

The first annual Yosemite Volunteer Awards ceremony took place in September. The ceremony was held to recognize outstanding volunteers who have donated their time, talent, and skills to help improve Park facilities.  More...

The Christmas spirit arrives in Mariposa this weekend

The Merry Mountain Christmas Festival begins on Dec. 3 in Mariposa with an extraordinary craft show sure to provide many opportunities to discover unique, handmade gifts. More...

Parolee arrested for evading and kidnap

A La Grange parolee was arrested and charged with a myriad of offenses after he failed to yield to a Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputy on Sunday. Christopher Snyder, 27, was arrested after erractic driving called notice to him.   More...

PG&E schedules power outage

There will be a power outage affecting all of Yosemite Valley, Arch Rock, the Big Oak Flat Tunnel, Wawona Tunnel, Turtle Back Dome, Sentinel Dome and Glacier Point on Dec. 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More...

Garden Project receives NRCS Volunteer Award

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has honored a Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) project with its 2010 Earth Team Volunteers of the Year award for the State of California. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Nov. 22: •A tree was on power lines on Hite’s Cove Road. •There was a traffic accident on Old Highway. •A mountain lion was seen at Idle Wheels. •A pine tree was steaming on Meadow Lane.   More...

County Fire Responses

Monday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 28 EMS: 12 Fire: 3 Public assist: 5 Vehicle collision: 3 More...

Letters

Not surprised

I was not surprised that the Savage driveway was signed off by the building department or that the county and building department are not responsible. More...

AB 32

To the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors:   More...

Unique experience

In response to the article written by Ari Brouilette concerning our community’s local charm, I’d like to say thank you. Our charming local businesses offer a unique experience to the visitors of Mariposa and should be supported. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Patrick Joseph Thistle

Patrick died on Nov. 22. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, JoAnn Thistle; two children, David and Ann; and grandchildren, Hanna, Beau, Carter, Avery, and Elle.   More...

Haskell - Noriega

STACEY JEAN HASKELL AND JOSEPH ROBERT NORIEGA WERE MARRIED NOV. 6 IN PISMO BEACH. THE BRIDE IS THE DAUGHTER OF DIANE AND WILLIAM DUDLEY AND STEVE HASKELL, ALL OF MARIPOSA. THE GROOM IS THE SON OF LAURA LEE AND MICHAEL NORIEGA ALSO OF MARIPOSA. More...

Mills - McNeil

ELIZABETH AND BRIAN MCNEIL WERE MARRIED ON OCT. 15 AT THE HOME OF THE BRIDE’S PARENTS MIKE AND KATHY MILLS, IN LUSHMEADOWS. THE GROOM’S PARENTS ARE ED AND LINDA MCNEIL OF ATWATER. More...

Inside Education

Santa visits Woodland a little early

SANTA CLAUS CAME EARLY TO WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING SCHOOL'S RECENT PTA GENERAL ASSOCIATION MEETING THE FUN-FILLED FAMILY EVENING INCLUDED A MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY WOODLAND FIRST GRADERS DRESS More...

Class of ‘70 reunion set

The Mariposa County High School class of 1970 will be holding its 40th reunion on Nov. 5. This is the first time ever that Mariposa will host the homecoming on campus at the new Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium.   More...

Grizzly Band gives annual fall concert

The award-winning Mariposa County High School marching band will present the annual fall concert on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Richard D. Fiester Auditorium. More...

Friends and Family

Thank you

I want to thank everyone in our wonderful community for everything they have done for my daughter, Serra Webber, since her accident on Oct. 5. We are fortunate to be surrounded by such extraordinarily generous and big hearted people.   More...

Thank you

Once again, the John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers held a very successful Santa's Bazaar. Sales were good and everyone had a good time shopping.  More...

Grace is the most important word

The word “Grace” is a most important word in scripture. It is only by the Grace given freely of Jesus Christ that saves the sinner. He did not come into the world to die for saints, he came into the world to save sinners.   More...

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