February 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Governor delivers sour state-of-the-state

Monday evening, California Governor Jerry Brown promised another $12 billion in budget cuts to schools, public safety, and “our system on caring for the most vulnerable,” if the state’s voters aren’t allowed to approve an exte More...

County closes FICA collection effort

An accounting error in Social Security (FICA) withholding that cost County employees some $193,000 dollars has been corrected, and Mariposa County is seemingly done with the issue. Auditor William Davis gave a report to the board on Tuesday morning. More...

Local News

Residents may qualify for tax credit

Mariposa County workers could be eligible for a special tax credit this year and not know it.  Anyone who earned $48,362 or less from wages, self-employment or farming in 2010 should see if they qualify. More...

Park renovates historic Post Office

The historic Yosemite Village Post Office, completed in 1925, is receiving new wood shingle siding as part of the Park’s efforts to maintain and restore historic buildings. More...

Pioneer seeks non-profit groups

Pioneer Market is now accepting sign-ups for this summer's (2011) tri-tip barbecue sales. There will be a total of 15 slots filled.  Groups must be non-profit to participate. Slots will be chosen by a drawing. More...

Oakhurst

Subdivision map approved

The Oakhurst area is one big step closer to getting some additional urban-style housing, which some residents feel is sorely needed in the quickly growing community.  After years of preparation, the long-in-development map of construction for 19 More...

School situation escalates

The ongoing controversy over Oakhurst elementary teacher Elaine Brown’s paid administrative leave over an alleged school bully continues to captivate the community and even the national media.  Not only does the story refuse to face away; More...

Budget details dominate board of supervisors’ meeting

Oakhurst representative Tom Wheeler, Madera County Supervisor for District 5, used the forum of theJan. 25 Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting to get serious about some unexpected expenses the county faces.  More...

Datebook

Friday, Feb. 4

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

Milestones

Thank you

The 2010 MCHS Grizzlies would like to thank the many people who made the success we had this season possible.  More...

SDA Church offers seasonal messages

Last November we conducted a DVD Series called “The Presence” by Speaker Shawn Boonstra. The series has awakened our little church to the awesome task set before those who call Jesus their Savior. More...

JCF begins plans for ‘Four Seasons’

Preparations have already begun for the annual “Four Seasons” Ewing Wing benefit dinner, slated for Saturday, March 19. This fundraising event offers a tri-tip or vegetarian dinner. More...

Sports

Mariposa manhandles Waterford

Mariposa's Grizzlies crushed Waterford's Wildcats, 77-45, on Friday night in a Southern Athletic League contest. More...

Grizzlies throttle Coyotes but can’t handle Knights

Mariposa’s hopes of repeating as the Southern Athletic League varsity basketball champs were dashed by unbeaten Ripon Christian last Friday night, 54-51.  Tuesday night in Denair, the Grizzlies took out their frustration on the unsuspectin More...

LA: Few farms, but could get Farmers Field for NFL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About a half century after Los Angeles County lost its status as the nation's most productive growing area, plans are in the works to put a Farmers Field back in its urban center — as part of a naming-rights deal for a More...

Park visitation tops 4 million

Much of California and the nation is still reeling from the effects of the economic recession. More...

Indoor grow yields hundreds of pot plants

It was a busy morning on Wednesday for Mariposa County Sheriff’s Officers as it investigated a large, indoor marijuana cultivation site located near Bootjack. More...

Community rallies for little girl’s family

The community is being asked to help the family of 5-yearold murder victim Marijane Lewis Gutierrez, who was killed apparently at the hands of her own mother last week. An account has been established and a benefit has been held.  More...

DeMasi appears in Superior Court again

The 80-year-old Mariposa man charged with a myriad of weapons charges appeared in Mariposa County Superior Court again on Jan. 27. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 24: •There was a bull on Yaqui Gulch Road. •Inappropriate texting was reported from Mariposa Middle School. •There was a mountain lion on Jerseydale Road. •A storage unit on Falcon Lane was burglarized.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Monday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Jan. More...

North County

Community can celebrate history with wine and tea

The Northern Mariposa County History Center in Coulterville will celebrate its annual reopening on Feb. 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. More...

Granite Dell is like an oasis

Granite Dell Gardens is the masterpiece of Orb and Diane Hatton. The 10 acres of gardens, flowering foliage and beautiful lake are the result of 15 years of creative design and hard work.  More...

Coulterville VFW plans for meals

January has seen the Coulterville VFW Auxiliary making plans for a busy year. The group is well into the planning for its annual crab feed. This year, it will be on March 5.  More...

Commentary

Grand jury

Quick now. How many governments are there in Mariposa County? One? Guess again. More...

Produce safety explained

The Mariposa County Department of Agriculture has recently had questions about individuals selling fruits and vegetables on the streets of Mariposa and concerns have been expressed about the licensing and inspection of these vendors and their commodi More...

Florence clarifies

The following is just some clarification regarding the disaster preparedness article that appeared in Jan. 20 newspaper.  I advised you that I am not a consultant. I work for the County of Mariposa as an emergency planner. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Making Mealtime Meaningful

Could lasagna help you improve your relationships? It just might, if it helps get people to the dinner table. More...

Entertainment

Taiko beats in Mariposa

"Taiko" is a Japanese word for drum. The Mariposa County Arts Council will fill the auditorium with magic on Saturday, Feb. More...

Art Hop returns

The First Fridays Art Hop will be on Friday, Feb. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Horoscope

For the Second Week of February   ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20  Aries, a change is coming and right now it is difficult to tell if it will end up being a positive. Brace for what lies ahead regardless of the outcome. More...

Inside Education

Duarte honored at Sonoma State

Sigma Alpha Lambda has announced that Amy Elizabeth Duarte of Mariposa has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lamba, National Leadership and Honors Organization at Sonoma State University.  More...

Realtors offer college scholarships

The Mariposa County Board of Realtors invites high school students to apply for the annual 2011 Mariposa County Board of Realtors Scholarship.  More...

Woods win basket

Jennifer Woods was the winner of the Mariposa Bears Novice Cheer opportunity basket. More...

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