January 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Raisin’ the wall

Above, officers and members of the Habitat for Humanity Mariposa branch participate in the ceremonial first wall raising of the group’s initial new home on Sebastopol Road Saturday morning. A large group gathered to mark the occasion. More...

SOLUTION SOUGHT

Contractors seek share of $2.2 million fire funding

Area contractors had some tough questions for County public works director Allen Toschi at a special meeting of the Mariposa County Contractors Association on Tuesday.  Why, with the economy still sluggish, can’t the county give priority t More...

Burglary suspect vanishes after act

A burglary suspect who law enforcement officials believe forced entry into a home on Coachman Road in Ponderosa Basin last Tuesday has disappeared, and Sheriff Doug Binnewies believes he has either committed suicide or staged his own vanishing act.&n More...

Local News

Royal Grizzlies

MCHS seniors Bridget Wilson (left) and Brandon Kinalele were crowned winter homecoming queen and king during last Friday night’s basketball game. More...

School board gets audit report and budget news

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees heard the 2009-2010 audit report at its regular meeting on Jan. 20. More...

Collison victim

Emergency response personnel treat Jack Segal, 69, of Mariposa following a two-car collision that caused a rollover on Highway 49 North last Wednesday. More...

Oakhurst

Officials deal with flooding

MADERA COUNTY

Swamped vineyards, roads completely washed over with flood waters, and aerial views of a very wet Madera County: These photographs served as the theme of the Madera County Water Advisory Commission’s first meeting of 2011 — and the first More...

CONTROVERSY

Oakhurst teacher gains national focus

The story of Elaine Brown, the Oakhurst elementary school teacher on indefinite leave of absence because of her handling of a bullying situation in the school, has hit the national media.  More...

Smith talks baskets

On Saturday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m., Joan Smith and members of the North Fork group, “The Basket Cases,” will be visiting Willow Creek Bookstore to demonstrate the art of Pine Needle basketry.  More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Chris and Jessica Carey have announced the birth of their daughter, Harper Rose Carey. She was born Nov. 2 in Clovis. Harper weighed seven pounds, eight ounces and was 19 and one-half inches long.  More...

Uemura - Keller

Morgan Keller brought his new bride, Makiko Uemura home for her first Christmas ever. The couple was married earlier in the year during the cherry blossom season in Kagoshima City, Japan on April 10, 2010. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Eat Healthy. . . Eat Well

DISCOVER ENDIVE

Resolving to eat better doesn’t have to condemn you to a diet of lettuce and celery sticks. To make that healthy-eating resolution stick, think about the pleasures you can add to your menus, not about the temptations you need to avoid.  More...

Sports

Grizzlies throttle Denair to split series

Mariposa whipped Denair's Coyotes Tuesday night, 83-68, to split their Southern Athletic League home-and-home slate. More...

Grizzlies fall to Ripon Christian, 54-51

Mariposa's Grizzlies don't have much of a chance to repeat as Southern Athletic League champs for the first time in years. More...

Mankins named as AP All-Pro

NEW YORK (AP) — It's unanimous. And Tom Brady has outdone even himself.  More...

Around the County

MCS presents ‘Under Our Skin’

Mountain Crisis Services will present “Under Our Skin” on Feb. 11-12 at 8 p.m. inside the stage area at the Mariposa County Amphitheatre.  More...

Rosander speaks to Democrats

The Mariposa Democratic Club hosted Aaron Rosander, superintendent of Mariposa County Schools, at its meeting at Miner’s Inn on Jan. 8 to speak with the group about the state of the school district.  More...

Habitat hosts tour

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is currently building its first partner home and its resources are committed to that end. Habitat has no loan, so their home-building projects are dependent on continuous fundraising activities. More...

MURDER-SUICIDE

Horror hits home

Mariposa County and other foothill community residents live in a kind of vaccuum. They are tucked onto hillsides and on expansive ranches. The truly horrible news of the day seemingly happens somewhere else.   More...

After 20 years, Jenkins’ loss is still mourned

Twenty years ago this week, “Dances With Wolves” rolled toward an Academy Awards sweep. More...

County extends prohibition on pot for one year

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the one-year extension of a prohibition of all medical marijuana dispensaries on Tuesday morning. More...

Board hears about airport’s progress

Progress is being made at the Mariposa- Yosemite Airport. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors heard a report about the advances at its meeting on Tuesday morning.  Jesse Figueroa of KMPI Airport and Renta Car gave the report. More...

Transfer stations will remain open

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors didn’t take formal action regarding the solid waste transfer stations on Tuesday, but it did make a definitive statement. More...

For the Record

County Fire Response Report

Monday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 23  EMS: 14  Fire: 1  Public Assist: 2  Vehicle Collision: 2  Spotlight Call of the Week: Tuesday, Jan. 18. Multiple vehicle collision on Highway 49 South at Sebastopol Road. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 17: •A drunk driver was on Old Highway South. •Vandalism was reported on Old Highway. •There was a traffic accident on Triangle Road. •An explosion and fire were reported on Burney Drive.  More...

North County

BUSINESS FOCUS

Greeley Hill Market welcomes friends

The first thing you notice at the Greeley Hill Market is the friendly, out-going staff that greets you as you enter. "It's the friendliest store on the hill," said office manager Jenny Pierson. More...

History Center set to reopen

With fresh new displays, including the “Tiscornia Room” which is the 2011 founding family exhibit and the new John Muir permanent exhibit, the Coulterville History Center will reopen its doors on Saturday, Feb. 5. More...

Letters

Compounding a difficult situation

The past few years have been the most challenging and, some would say, the most difficult for Mariposa County Unified School District. More...

Festival seeks volunteers

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival takes a great deal of advance planning by determined volunteers. Planning began last May and now most of the planning is in place and funds continue to be raised to make this year's event even better. More...

Datebook

Friday, Jan. 28

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 

Joan E. Tune

Joan Elizabeth Tune, born in Stockton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 23, at the age of 81, at Oak Terrace Memory Care, in Soulsbyville, surrounded by her loving family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. More...

Mary Lou Starr

Born Mary Lou Balaam, one of eight children, in Wakena, June 6, 1928, Mary Lou Starr passed away in Tracy at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital at the age of 82 on Jan. 20.  More...

Lois Link

Lois Link was born in  Chicago, Ill., Sept. 8, 1918. She passed peacefully into God's eternal care on Jan. 6, in Oxnard.  More...

Entertainment

3-D means headaches to many, yet many companies push on

NEW YORK (AP) — From Hollywood studios to Japanese TV makers, powerful business interests are betting 3-D will be the future of entertainment, despite a major drawback: It makes millions of people uncomfortable or sick.  More...

Horoscope

For the First Week oif February

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20  Aries, there are times in your life when things will be easy. This week you will discover what it feels like to breeze through all the things you wish to accomplish.   TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21  More...

Inside Education

Dunbar-Kari joins MCUSD

MCUSD Superintendent Aaron Rosander (left) reads the oath of office to the school district’s newest board member, Kirstie Dunbar-Kari, at last Thursday’s meeting. More...

‘GREEN’ FUNDING

UC Merced gets $600,000

The University of California, Merced, will receive $600,000 in technical assistance from the U.S. More...

Woodland honors Reflections winners

The Woodland Elementary School PTA recently honored the school's students who participated in the PTA Reflections Art contest. More...

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