February 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Mariposa County Fair lands on state closure list

2011 event will go on

The California Fairs Alliance (CFA) has developed a list of fairs that are most at risk for temporary or permanent closure as a result of the governor’s proposed 100 percent cut of state funding. More...

District does not plan to close CV Elementary

Parents and concerned community members gathered at Cathey’s Valley Elementary School on Tuesday evening, and the news they got from Mariposa County Unified School District officials was not what they expected to hear. More...

History Center reopens in grand style

Above, Northern Mariposa County Museum and History Center Curator Barbara Seawell (left) shows Marvita Seawell, current owner of Sun Sun Wo Trading Store in Coulterville, a wheelchair used in the Yos More...

Clinic remodel is a business boost to JCF and Mercy

Ongoing remodeling at the temporarily-closed Yosemite Medical Clinic has proven to be a boon to both Mercy Medical Transportation and the John C. Fremont Healthcare District. More...

Local News

Mariposa gets a dose of Japanese culture

Nancy Wang (right) and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo of Eth-Noh-Tec brought their colorful fabric, superb choreography of fluid, synchronized movements in a symphony with lyrical “word-weaving” o More...

A crackin’ good time

Hundreds of residents attended the annual Mariposa Lions Club crab feed at the fairgrounds last Saturday night. More...

Jays celebrate 50 years

Jerry and Mary Kay Jay of Mariposa will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 11. More...

Oakhurst

Days of wine and chocolate come to Madera County

Madera County-based wineries are offering a chance to sample local vintages as part of a unique Valentine’s Day weekend adventure. The Madera Vintners Association’s “Wine and Chocolate Weekend” happens this weekend, Feb. More...

Brown back at Oakhurst school

Elaine Brown, the Oakhurst elementary teacher who was placed on paid administrative leave in late November for reporting an alleged bully to local parents and law enforcement officials, was reinstated and back on the job as of Jan. 31.  More...

Free movie set

The entire community is invited to a free family showing of the movie “Facing the Giants,” hosted by Christ Community Bible Church at the Met Cinema Too in Oakhurst on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 12:30 p.m.  More...

Datebook

Friday, Feb. 11

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

Saturday, Feb. 12

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, Feb. 13

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Living Healthy in the Sierra

Dear Dr. Lisa,   Why would a child need chiropractic adjustments? – Too Young Dear Young,   More...

Horse Sense

HORSE SENSE

Parasite Control in Horses: What Are We Doing Wrong   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Be smart about Snacking

id-morning munchies? An afternoon snack attack? Or a late-night nosh? No matter what time of day, sometimes the body just seems to be calling out for something to nibble on. More...

Sports

Grizzlies clobber Delhi and move into tie for second

Tuesday night’s trouncing of visiting Delhi, 81-45, coupled with a loss by Denair to league-leading Ripon Christian (74-73) moved Mariposa into a tie for second place in the Southern Athletic League.  More...

JVs maintain unbeaten pace, trounce Hawks

With Tuesday night’s manhandling of Delhi’s Hawks, 65-19, Mariposa’s junior varsity basketball team moved its Southern Athletic League mark to a perfect 11-0 and is on target to sweep through the league campaign with a spotless mark More...

Power ratings released

Earlier this week the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), Sac-Joaquin Section released the power rating for varsity basketball teams.  Both Mariposa teams are in the running for a playoff slot, although the Lady Grizzlies are on the bub More...

Two now confirmed dead in Bass Lake

The Madera County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting that has left two people dead. The shooting happened around 1 p.m. at "Ducey's on the Lake" Resort in Bass Lake. More...

One person dead in Ducey’s shooting

Madera County sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting death today at Ducey's on the Lake resort at Bass Lake. More...

MCUSD calls late day for Thursday

Due to expected severe weather overnight, the Mariposa County Unified School District superintendent has determined that schools will have a two-hour delay tomorrow morning. More...

Burn pile turns out to be a structure blaze

At approximately 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, the Mariposa County Fire Department (MCFD) was called to investigate a report of a large burn pile on Leonard Road. More...

COUNTY HISTORY

Dates recall Mariposa grizzly fights

The California grizzly is long disappeared from the state and county, but a pair of anniversaries this month serves to recall the imposing beast.  More...

DPHS offers game nights for youth

Don Pedro High School is offering plenty of fun in the high school gym for students in the community from ages 13 to 17. On Feb. 18 and March 11 the school will sponsor a open gym. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 31: •Grand theft was reported on Ashworth Road. •There was a call about illegal burning on Woodview Lane. •There was a traffic accident on Old Toll Road. More...

County Fire Response Report

Monday, Jan. 31 through Sunday, Feb. More...

Bread bowl fund raiser planned

Mariposa Safe Families is offering local businesses the opportunity to order warm and delicious bread bowls.  The fund raiser will take place on Thursday, Feb. 24. More...

North County

New ag teacher feels right at home at DPHS

Jeremy Monn feels right at home in the small school setting of Do Pedro High School. He grew up and went to school in Paso Robles, another small community, and his first student teaching job was at Shandon High School with 140 students. More...

Odd Fellows serve La Grange breakfast

The La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 serve their monthly breakfast on the second Sunday at the IOOF Hall. Feb. 13 is the date.  From 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Commentary

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Let the Voters Decide? Absolutely!

Governor Brown and the democrats in the legislature have “called out” the republicans, demanding that they support Brown’s plan to put massive increases in the state’s income, sales and car taxes on the ballot as a way to bala More...

Thankful and blessed

Today I had the honor of accepting the Women’s Opportunity Award, presented to me by the ladies of Soroptimist International of Mariposa. More...

Cats are grateful

For the past 12 years or more, the Mariposa SPCA caretakers have taken wonderful care of the kittens and cats of Mariposa as they waited to be chosen for their forever homes. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Craig Harper

Craig was born on Nov. 4, 1948 in Denison, TX. He grew up in Escondido, and graduated from Escondido High School. He played basketball, ran track, and was an all-league football player. After moving to Mariposa in More...

Lt. Col. Arthur Mimler

Lt. Col. (retired) Arthur Mathew Mimler, a decorated WWII fighter pilot, POW, career USAF officer and rancher, passed away on Jan. 31, at Mercy Medical Center in Merced. He was 87.  More...

Stephen H. Shoff

Stephen H. Shoff, a 20-year resident of Mariposa, died Jan. 29, at Oakhurst Living Care Center. He was 72. Mr. Shoff was born Aug. 4, 1938. He was a manager for General Electric Jet Engine Overhaul. More...

Entertainment

Horoscope

For the Third Week of February   ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20  Aries, time is of the essence when a situation presents itself this week. Keep your eyes focused on the goal to make the most of what comes your way. More...

CASA learns about cultural differences

On Jan. 20th, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mariposa County gathered at the parish hall of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church to hear Laura Inés Rodriguez tell about her work with children who have special needs. More...

Fourth annual Career Day set

Mariposa County’s fourth annual Career Day will be hosted by New Life Christian Fellowship at 5089 Cole Road on Feb. More...

Inside Education

MMS bids farewell to ‘Doc’

Friday, Jan. 15 was the end of an era at Mariposa Middle School - Dr. Bill Atwood ended his eight years as principal of MMS. He returning to Jessie B. Fremont School. More...

DeSandres wins Richardson Award

The recipient of Soroptimist International of Mariposa’s 2010 Violet Richardson Award is Tana DeSandres, a MCHS student. More...

Legion to send five to Boys’ State

Mariposa American Legion Post 567 is sponsoring five young men from Mariposa County High School to represent the community as delegates at this year’s Boys’ State.  More...

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