May 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

School board delays decision

Mariposa County Unified School District Board Member Kim Forsythe-Allison sat and listened to the hours of testimony from those who pleaded with the board not to close Cathey’s Valley and Coulterville Greeley Elementary Schools on Tuesday night More...

Nelson concert at CSR erased, refunds made

Willie Nelson ain’t comin’.  Late last week, Coyote Springs Ranch (CSR) promoter Ken Baker announced that country music legend Willie Nelson and his talented entourage won’t be performing at the Cathey’s Valley venue on J More...

Local News

Colors of the Pow Wow

Mariposa Pow Wow Princess Sydnee Brown, right, dances in an inter-tribal dance at the annual Mariposa Pow Wow last weekend. More...

Yosemite tops app download list for parks

Chimani LLC, a mobile app developer for the outdoors, has announced that 100,395 copies of its national park apps were downloaded for free during National Park Week, which ran from April 16- 24. More...

Denham backs veterans programs

Representative Jeff Denham, member of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, voted to report four bills to the full House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. More...

Datebook

Friday, May 13

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

Saturday, May 14

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

Sunday, May 15

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  Griefshare - 9 to 10:15 a.m. at New Life Christian Fellowship in Bootjack. For information, call 966- 7734.  More...

Milestones

Goc graduates The superintendent of AcademyBasic,” given to only 10 cadets out of the entire

Air Force the United States Air Force Academy has announced that Calder Dayton Goc of the the class of 2011 is a candidate for the degree of bachelor of science in biology and a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. More...

2011 Girl Scout baby

For many years the Girl Scouts in Mariposa and surrounding area have gathered girl baby items that will help a baby girl grow up into a Girl Scout someday. The week is the second week of March. More...

Cookin' in the Country

FLAVORFUL: Festival & Fun

Bring the taste of summer to your Memorial Day meal M emorial Day is often synonymous with a backyard barbecue to kick start the summer. More...

Inside Education

4-H seeks host families for students

California 4-H is looking for families who would like to host a Japanese student in their home for one month this summer. The students range in age from 12 to 15 and will be with host families from July 22 to Aug. 18.  More...

Acorn holds its spring open house

Acorn Cooperative Preschool will be holding an open house on Sunday, May 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. More...

GFD holds car wash

The 2011 Grizzlies Fire Department will hold its annual car wash on Saturday, May 21 at Mariposa County High School. Grizzly Fire members will be on hand to wash cars from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   More...

Wildlife calls keep trapper hopping

There’s a new “skunk man” in town, although he doesn’t have an unofficial title yet. More...

Teachers plan rally on Friday

Teachers, students, and parents are fed up with the state’s continued cuts to public education. More...

County investigates 2010 census numbers and uncovers errors

The 2010 population figures released by the U.S. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 1: •Someone put a puppy in a grocery sack and left it at the the rest stop in Mariposa. •Suspicious circumstances were reported on Snow Creek Fall Road. •A domestic dispute ended with an arrest on Indian Peak Road. More...

County Fire Response Report

MCFD call log consists of 12 stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to county-wide incidents.  Monday, April 25 thru Sunday, May 1  EMS: 13  Fire: 2  Public assist: 3  Vehicle accident: 2   More...

Commentary

Outdoor spring cleaning tips for safety

In our last safety article, MCFD addressed indoor Spring-cleaning safety tips. With warmer weather coming in the next few weeks, many of you will be moving outdoors and working on projects. More...

Letters

Tips for gas handling

Use Proper Containers  • Use only containers approved by a nationally recognized testing lab, such as Underwriters Laboratories.  • Keep the container tightly sealed.  • Containers should be fitted with a spout to allow More...

Tragedy

In Costa Mesa, a 17-year-old driving his SUV thought that looking up tunes on his iPod while driving was no big thing. He had his iPod going all the time. More...

Open letter

Dear Judge Walton:  I’m the husband of Selina Johnson, and I’m writing this letter on her behalf. I’d like to make you aware of some mitigating circumstances involving her case, which you reviewed March 4.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Lawrence Robert Ansley, Sr.

Lawrence Robert Ansley, Sr. (Bob) died peacefully at his son’s home in Encinitas, CA on March 16, from pneumonia. Mr. Ansley, Sr. was the son of the late Lillian and Jack Messenger, long-time residents of Mariposa. More...

Annabelle McNally

Annabelle McNally, 80, a native of Mariposa Couty, passed away in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on April 10. Annabelle was born Feb. 11, 1931, at the family home in Bootjack. More...

Thomas Richard Moody

Thomas Richard Moody was born June 25, 1937, and died May 4. Thomas was born in Cooledge, Ariz. to T. Brooks Moody and C. Louise Moody. More...

Sports

Grizzlies stay in front, poised for playoffs

Mariposa’s varsity baseball team stayed a full game in front of Waterford’s Wildcats in the race for the Southern Athletic League pennant last week by adding three more SAL notches to its bat.  Last Friday, the Grizzlies trumped Turl More...

MCHS Soccer squad hosts first round playoff match

For the third year in a row, Mariposa will host a first round playoff match in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs.  More...

Lady Grizzlies share league championship

With the Southern Athletic League cochampionship tucked firmly in its belts, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly varsity softball team will travel to Lodi next Wednesday to open the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs.  At 5 p. More...

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