April 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Traffic stop yields drugs and guns

Two men were arrested following a traffic stop last Sunday evening. According to Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies, what began as a routine stop ended with a big bust of drugs and guns.  More...

Storm damage sparks minor ‘silver lining’ for some contractors

The vicious storms during the first week of spring that blanketed most upper elevations of Mariposa County in snow, measured in feet rather than inches, have proven to be at least a minor boon to local building contractors.  More...

Local News

Gold fever

Hundreds of residents and visitors took in the annual gem and mineral show at the Mariposa Mining and Mineral Museum at the Mariposa Fairgrounds over the weekend. More...

Chowchilla bus survives in Le Grand museum

In 1976, three young men from the San Francisco Bay Area hatched a scheme to kidnap a bus full of children and collect $5 million in ransom. For some reason, they picked a school bus on a road near Chowchilla.  More...

Buttefly Garden Club meets

The Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, April 21 at 1 p.m. at the senior center. There will be a presentation and slide show on local butterflies by retired entemologist Jim Mori. More...

Datebook

Friday, April 15

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

Saturday, April 16

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

Sunday, April 17

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Evelyn E. Dennis

A beloved mother, sister, grandmother, cherished friend and a rock to her entire family, Evelyn E. Dennis passed away peacefuly with family at her side on March 7.  Born in Guyman, Okla. on  More...

Cookin' in the Country

Flavor Up WITH DOWN HOME COOKIN'

What do you get when the tastes of Africa, France, Spain and the Caribbean meet up with Southern hospitality? More...

Inside Education

MES first grade Terrific Kids

The Mariposa Elementary School first grade Terrific Kids for determination are Joey Williams, Kiah Bolton-Coats, Tagen Webb, Declan Battles and Emma Newman. More...

MES second grade Terrific Kids

The Mariposa Elementary School second grade Terrific Kids for determination are Lane Holt, Bryce Barnes, Damion Farias, Loreli Givens and Tennyson Lipsey. More...

MES third grade Terrific Kids

The Mariposa Elementary School third grade Terrific Kids for determination are Andrew Marquez-Martin, Isabella Good, Isabella Plunkett, Mya Frungillo and Mackenzie Arnold. More...

District cuts 31 more people from its payroll

The Mariposa County Unified School District slashed its workforce yet again last Thursday night, this time rendering 31 classified employees out of work. The action took place during a short, special meeting of the board of trustees.  More...

Fatal crash

These two vehicles sustained the bulk of the damage, and the driver of the 1931 Model A Ford was killed in a three-car crash on Highway 140 in front of the Cathey’s Valley Park last Saturday mo More...

County gets update on its investments

Mariposa County’s investment portfolio is doing well, in spite of the staggering economy. The board of supervisors heard from Eric Reynolds of Fiduciary Trust at its meeting on Tuesday.  More...

Plenty of events mark weekend

Mariposa County residents can have their proverbial dance cards full this weekend, as spring kicks off in earnest. There are a number of major events taking place this weekend.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 4: •A cell phone was stolen on East Westfall Road. •Two dogs were loose on Triangle Road. •Dispatch took a noise complaint about dirt bikes on Sierra Drive. •An assault took place in Mariposa.  More...

Letters

Elected Officials

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

Don’t close our school

Many parents of students at Coulterville Greeley School are extremely upset about the possibility of our school being closed. The Greeley Hill community is a great place to live and raise children. Our school is a great school.  More...

River is threatented

Our Merced River is being threatened anew by Merced Irrigation District. More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Jordan Ray Dean Powell was born Feb. 23 to Charish McElroy and Josh Powell of Mariposa. Jordan weighed seven pounds, six ounces. More...

Thank you

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for making our first annual fundraiser a tremendous success.  More...

Thank you

The MCHS Grizzly Band, your Grammy award winning Pride of the Sierra, Dr. Phillip M. More...

Sports

Medema siblings make mark on Badger’s Silver Ski race history

David Medema and Anna Medema have made history. The brother and sister took home the top honors at the historic Silver Ski Slalom for the Yosemite Ski Team. More...

Lady Grizzlies clip Waterford, 1-0, to stay perfect in SAL

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ softball team kept its perfect record intact at Waterford Tuesday afternoon. More...

TC tops golfers

The MCHS golf squad fell to Turlock Christian, the defending Southern Athletic League champ, 214-237, Tuesday afternoon at Stevinson Ranch.  Garhett Bauer and Tim DeSandres were Mariposa’s top scorers, both carding a 44 on the par 36 cours More...