December 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Hodson calls it a career

On Tuesday morning, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors and many members of the community honored retiring CAL FIRE Acting Unit Chief Bill Hodson. Hodson has served in the fire service since 1973, coming to Mariposa in 1988.   More...

MCHS changes its students’ schedule

When students at Mariposa County High School return from winter break on Jan. 4, their days will look a lot different than they did before they left last week. More...

Drunken 17-year-old steals car

An alert citizen helped tip Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies to a car thief on Dec. 19. That tip led to the arrest of a 17-year-old who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crime.   More...

Local News

Christmas in Coulterville

HEAVY RAIN COULDN’T DETER AIDAN RAFFERTY FROM MAKING HIS WAY TO THE COULTERVILLE FIRE STATION TO VISIT WITH SANTA CLAUS LAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON. SANTA AND MRS. More...

CASA SHARES cards benefit group

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mariposa County has enrolled in the Save Mart SHARES program. The program provides cards that are swiped at purchase points earn money for the CASA program. More...

CASA gets new advocates

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES, OM CHANNA (LEFT) AND DYANN VAN DUSEN (RIGHT), WERE SWORN IN BY THE HONORABLE WAYNE R. PARRISH AT THE MARIPOSA COUNTY COURTHOUSE ON DEC. 10. More...

Datebook

Friday, Dec. 24

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. 25

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. 26

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

New Year Slimming Secrets

BREAKFAST 2 bananas and 8 ounces of water MORNING SNACK 5 slices pineapple AFTERNOON SNACK 1/4 cup almonds DINNER Pineapple Salsa Chicken 6 boneless, skinless chicken More...

Inside Education

Girl Scouts support troops in Afghanistan

Girl Scout Troop 3092 put together 24 boxes to send to American troops in Afghanistan. This was in response to a program they viewed on Veterans’ Day, put out by the U.S.  More...

Cheer raises funds for Las Vegas

MARIPOSA YOUTH FOOTBALL’S NOVICE CHEER SQUAD IS HOLDING AN OPPORTUNITY DRAWING TO RAISE FUNDS TO PAY FOR THE USE OF A GYM WITH A SPRING FLOOR BEFORE HEADING TO LAS VEGAS TO COMPETE IN THE 2011 J More...

Coulterville-Greeley School lists honors

Couterville-Greeley Hill Elementary School has listed its honor students for this semester. They are as follows.   Honor roll (3.5 or higher grade point average): Mariel Johnson, Samanda Beeman and Garret Hadley-Richards.   More...

Around the County

Stadium progress

STEVE MEISNER OF SIERRA MASONRY WORKS ON THE NEW BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL DUGOUTS BEING CONSTRUCTED IN THE FIRST PHASE OF GRIZZLY STADIUM. WORK ON THE SPORTS FACILITY IS ONGOING. More...

Laity sets world record surfing

Bill Laity, a 1991 graduate of Mariposa County High School and son of Joan and Larry Laity of Mariposa, beat the 24-hour record for longest continuous surfing session by surfing for 26 hours recently for Swell, an online surf retailer based in San C More...

The Lord's Pantry

VOLUNTEERS FROM THE MARIPOSA REVIVAL CENTER (MRC) FILL CHRISTMAS BAGS OF GROCERIES FOR THOSE IN NEED. More...

Kitten’s Christmas rescued

It’s said that cats have nine lives.   For one little multi-colored kitten named Feral, that myth almost didn’t hold true last Friday evening.   More...

Deputies arrest 'monster' in Mariposa

Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested an 80-year-old man for possession of child pornography and dozens of illegally possessed, fully automatic firearms and assault weapons. More...

Storms drop 5 to 10 inches of rain

The series of wet storms that swept through the state in the past week dumped as much as 10.5 inches of rain on some areas of Mariposa County, and the rain isn’t over yet.   More...

Coulterville named a true western town

Since the founding of this town beginning in 1850, Coulterville, has persevered. The town has survived three major fires in the 1800s—plus a flood. More...

For the Record

County Fire Responses

Monday, Dec. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 19 EMS: 10 Fire: 2 Public assist: 2 Vehicle collision: 2   More...

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Dec. 13: •There was a family dispute on East Whitlock Road. •A goat was poisoned on Granite Springs Road. •Deputies took an unlawful sex with a minor report at John C. Fremont Hospital. More...

Letters

Safety reminder

Just a reminder that toddler and children drown in the winter as well as the other seasons. More...

Responds to Tammeau

I admit I got a little confused when reading Elaine Tammeau’s letter in the Dec. More...

Musical gem

I wonder if we Mariposans realize the prize we have in Rod Fiester and the music programs in our schools. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

George C. McQuarrie

George C. McQuarrie Jr. died on Dec. 12, of a massive stroke. George and his wife of 69 years, Vivian, were longtime residents of Cathey’s Valley.   More...

Esther Holzwarth

Esther Holzwarth, 93, died on Dec. 12, in a Fresno hospital after having fallen and broken her hip.   Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Holzwarth, and her niece, Marlys Arnold.   More...

Sports

Hilmar Tourney melee ends in Grizzly victory

Last Saturday’s tournament consolation contest between Mariposa’s Grizzlies and Waterford’s Wildcats was, according to MCHS head coach Trace DeSandres, “pretty sad.”   More...

Grapplers fall to Yosemite in non-league match

In a non-league dual match on the Grizzlies’ home mat last Wednesday, Mariposa dropped a narrow 42-39 contest to Yosemite’s Badgers.   Both teams forfeited three weight classes during the competition.   More...

Bears varsity All Stars

SELECTED BY THEIR PEERS, ABOVE ARE THE 2010 MARIPOSA BEARS VARSITY ALL-STARS. More...

Friends and Family

Correction

The information regarding the memorial service for Patrick Thistle was submitted for publication on Dec. 16. It was, however, inadvertently left out of that edition. More...

Thank you

Tammy Funderbunk (Corn) and Jerry Corn would like to thank everyone for their love and support after the passing of their son, Billy Ray Corn on Nov. 9.   More...

Thank you

Congratulations and thanks to the community of Mariposa for a successful 2010 TVYFL Superbowl and Mariposa Open House weekend.  More...

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