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Brown looks at deep cuts and tax level extension

According to the Sacramento Bee, Gov. More...

Yosemite National Park to Waive Entrance Fees for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Yosemite National Park will offer free admission into the park starting Saturday, January 15 through Monday, Jan. 17. The fee free waiver is for all visitors in honor of the holiday weekend. More...

Sworn into office

Superior Court Judge Dana Walton, far right, swore the newly-elected Mariposa County public officials into office during a ceremony at the board of supervisors’ meeting Tuesday morning. More...

Family proves how sweet small business is

Making a new business work is tough, especially under today’s current economic conditions. More...

EDUCATION

MCUSD makes administrative shift

The Mariposa County Unified School District is making some administrative changes in anticipation of state-imposed budget cuts. Those changes become effective Jan. 18.  More...

Local News

EVENT

History Center breakfast is early   More...

POLITICS

Pelosi says she has no regrets on reign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Nancy Pelosi says she has no regrets on her last day as House speaker, a reign that lasted four years and is ending after the November elections.  More...

SACRAMENTO

Brown meets with counties on programs

SACRAMENTO , Calif. (AP) — Gov. More...

Letters

Open letter

To the Park partners, residents and friends of the Yosemite Medical Clinic:   More...

Changing of the guard

With the "changing-of-the-guard" in District One a big thank you is in order for Brad Aborn for his dedicated service over the past four years in which Mariposa County moved forward in fire protection, tourism and the airport, among many other benefi More...

Ex-Habitat family

We would like to thank all our friends and neighbors who contributed to Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of Mariposa to support the Holl family. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Hassle Free SUPPERS TO SAVOR

hen there’s a chill in the air, cozy up to the table with dishes that feed the soul as well as the stomach. This melt-inyour mouth Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Onions is a complete dinner with very little fuss. More...

Inside Education

$18,000 scholarship awaits local students

Many high school students will win free scholarships topped by an $18,000 grand prize. Entry is free. More...

Community marks holiday at schoolhouse

Continuing a long tradition, parents and children gathered at Catheys Valley’s 1879 schoolhouse to sing carols, enjoy A Reading Of Our Hearts and share friendship, cookies and hot cocoa. More...

Around the County

Kick up your heels......... at the lumberyard?

Business transforms to beat the economic odds

Steve and Cyndee Marquette, owners of The Lumberyard Café and Brew in Lake Don Pedro, go to great lengths to give the café a relaxed, family-type atmosphere where the food is affordable and the entertainment is free.  More...

Bag project is a labor of love for volunteers

“It's My Very Own Bags of Love” is a notfor profit organization run solely by volunteers and donations that provide "Bags of Love" to children in North Mariposa and South Tuolumne County who have been removed from their homes by Child Wel More...

NATIONAL HONOR

Coulterville’s VFW goes on tour

Coulterville’s own VFW post is approaching its 20 year anniversary. It has also made national honors in the 2009-2010 year as being an “All-American” Post. More...

Warden helps clear a man for murder

Trinity County Sheriff’s Deputies and a Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Warden and his K-9 partner searched a snow-covered property in Douglas City and recovered a hidden rifle at the center of a murder investigation. More...

Olsen urges Amgen to return

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, recently sent a letter to Tour of California organizers encouraging the race planners to route the upcoming 2011 race through the Sierra Nevada foothills. More...

DeMasi pleads not guilty to weapons charges

Richard DeMasi, the 80-year-old Mariposa man jailed on child pornography and weapons charges earlier this month, has pleaded not guilty to 23 counts of possession of illegal firearms. He entered his plea in Mariposa County Superior on Jan. 6. More...

CRIME STATISTICS

Calls for service leap, DUI arrests skyrocket in 2010

Tuesday morning Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies released his department’s crime statistics for 2010.  More...

WEATHER

County declares state of emergency

The recent, heavy rains have taken a toll on Mariposa County roads. That toll is so great that it prompted the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors to declare a state of emergency late last week.  More...

DeMasi faces charges in court today

The 80- year- old Mariposa man arrested last week for child pornography and weapons charges will make his first appearance in court today. Richard “Dick” DeMasi is being held at the Mariposa County Jail on $1 million bail.   More...

FAMILY ISSUES

County’s single moms place near top of poverty list   Close to half of Mariposa County’s single mothers subsist on income below the federal government’s poverty line, data released by the U.S. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 27: •There was a goat on Highway 140 in Midpines. •Someone found a dead hawk on Peg Leg Road. •Trespassing was reported in Mariposa. •There was a suspicious vehicle on Daffodil Drive.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Monday, Dec. 27 through Sunday, Jan. 2  EMS: 8  Fire: 1  Public assist: 0  Vehicle accident: 0  Other: 3  More...

Commentary

Elected Officials

GOVERNOR Jerry Brown (916) 445-2841 1st Floor State Capital Sacramento, CA 95814   More...

COMMENTARY

Fan responsibility   As the new season of Southern Athletic League basketball begins this week, Mariposa County High School teams are preparing for winning seasons. More...

Datebook

Friday, Jan. 7

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Lorna Sims

On the Dec. 21, as morning broke, another angel joined the Lord's choir. Lorna June Sims, 72, of Winchester, TX left this life in the loving presence of her husband Bill Sims and her four children. More...

Lester G. Zanetta

Lester Guido Zanetta lost his long-time battle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease on Nov. 30. He was 80. Les was born to Italian immigrant parents, Palmira and Pete Zanetta, Sr. and was the youngest of five children. More...

Sports

Denair hammers Mariposa in SAL home opener

In their first Southern Athletic League basketball test at home, Mariposa was drilled by Denair's Coyotes, 70-41, Friday night. More...

Grizzlies face rough road to repeat as champs

Mariposa will likely face a lot of bumps in the road on its quest to repeat as Southern Athletic League hoop champs. More...

New digs

Pictured above is one of four new dugouts that have been constructed at Grizzly Stadium on the varsity softball and junior varsity baseball fields. More...

Friends and Family

Thank you

The CatNip Society would like to give a big, appreciative thanks to everyone who was involved in making its fund raiser in Mariposa "Pet Photos with Santa" a great success. More...

Thank you

Triangle 4-H would like to thank the Broomfield family, especially Robert and Rachelle, for picking up and driving our trees from Oregon recently. Our usual delivery was cancelled at the last minute, and we were in quite a bind. More...

Engagement

RICARDO AND KATHRYN JUAREZ KRISTEN FIESTER OF MARIPOSA ENGAGEMENT OF THEIR AND ARE GRADUATES OF BRIDE-TO-BE EMPLOYED AT AS A LEAD TUTOR IN THE AND IS IN THE COUNSELOR EDUCATION MASTER&PROGRAM AT CSU, FRESNO. More...

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