June 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

High water

Yosemite Valley was a little soggy last week after strong runoff spilled over the falls and into the Merced River. More...

Stadium committee moving forward

At a meeting last week of the Grizzly Stadium Committee, members outlined the projects in Phase II of the community effort, and named three new individuals to the board of directors.  More...

10 years later, Stayner still sits on death row

A decade ago, Mariposa County was under a media siege, as the preliminary hearing for then-accused murderer Cary Stayner was happening in the historic Mariposa County Courthouse. More...

Clock is ticking for SilverTip developer

Investors who have struggled for close to 10 years to develop the SilverTip Resort were racing to jump another hurdle this week—foreclosure proceedings against the 44-acre property at Fish Camp.  More...

Local News

CALFIRE changes burn restrictions

Wednesday morning, CALFIRE issued new controlled burn restrictions. Burning is now only allowed above 3,000 feet elevation and only between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. More...

Thank you

Thank you to all of you in this community who have volunteered, contributed and given so much to our school. A fond farewell to all, we will miss our school.  Coulterville Greeley Elementary students, staff and community   More...

Amundson graduates

Lauren Amundson of Mariposa has graduated from California Lutheran University.  Amundson graduated with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. Amundson minored in psychology.   More...

Letters

Letter to Denham

Some time back, I responded to one of your surveys and asked what I thought at the time to be a very simple question: Are you planning a town hall meeting in our area? More...

Fit to be tied

When my cat didn't come down from a tree after three days, I was scared. His meow was getting weaker and I was afraid he'd fall. The tree was very tall, and he was near the top, I'd guess 50 or 60 feet in the air. More...

Outstanding response

Last month I witnessed first hand the outstanding response and treatment from our medical personnel here in Mariposa, during the time that my husband was having a TIA (stroke). More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Arthur Lee Hayes

Arthur Lee Hayes has gone to be with his loving Lord and Savior, June 19, 2011. He was born in Merced May 11, 1927. He lived in Athlone, Le Grand, Merced, Chowchilla, Sacramento, and Paradise, but for the last ten years, Mariposa. More...

Mary Louis Parkins

Mary Louis Parkins graciously fought and ultimately succumbed to her battle with breast cancer on June 18, 2011. She peacefully passed on a beautiful Saturday morning. More...

Inside Education

Band continues to raise funds

On June 11, Jeff Blalock and Short Stop Sandwiches held a benefit to help the Grizzly Band get to New York City next fall. More...

Whooping cough shots required

Starting with the 2011/12 school year all students entering seventh through 12th grades will need proof of whooping cough immunization (Tdap).  According to new state law, students cannot attend school without proof that they have received the T More...

Program trains potential teachers

The CalPolyTeach program is a teacher preparation program for those seeking to earn a single-subject math or science teaching credential. More...

Breaking News - 6/30/2011 8:47 AM

Stanley Cup visits Mariposa

On Friday, July 1, the National Hockey League's famous Stanley Cup will be on display at the Mariposa County Courthouse at 3 p.m. More...

Welfare fraud strains County coffers

Last year, media sources revealed that $69 million of California welfare money had been drawn out of state in casinos, resorts and on cruise ships. More...

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Mt. Bullion crews will weather budget woes

Close to 225 inmate firefighters stationed at Mt. More...

Search scaled back for missing hiker

As of Tuesday afternoon, the search continued in Yosemite National Park for missing hiker George Penca, who was last seen at the top of Yosemite Falls on Friday, June 11.  Due to the fact that the area has been thoroughly searched by personnel a More...

Board nixes consultant funding

The board of supervisors on Tuesday decided to skip giving $20,000 to an effort that would hire a consultant to write grant proposals.  The effort is led by the Mariposa County Economic Development Corporation (EDC)—a local non-profit that More...

For the Record

From the Archives

Ten Years Ago  More...

County Fire Response Report

MCFD call log consists of twelve stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents.  Monday, June 13 thru Sunday, June 19  EMS: 11  Fire: 4  Public Assist: 1  Vehicle Accident: 1  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 13: •Criminal threats were reported on Bullion Street. • A call reporting a sick fox acting strange was received from Gusano Way in La Grange. •A garbage truck was on fire at the Lake McSwain Marina. More...

Commentary

The Paycheck Budget

Though hard to believe, Jerry Brown and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association actually have something in common. We agree that the budget just passed by the Legislature deserves to go directly in the trash.  More...

Preventing burns

In support of Mariposa Safe Families, Mariposa County Fire (MCFD) participated in the annual “Safe at Home” event in Coulterville Park. More...

Datebook

Friday, June 24

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

Milestones

Parker - Hughes

Tanya Maile Mimler Parker and Brian David Hughes were married at 3:30 p.m., May 21, during an outdoor ceremony at the bride’s family’s ranch in Cathey’s Valley. Rev. More...

Sports

On target

Mariposa team ropers Troy Gallaway (right) and Keith Williams compete in one round of the Wes Burdick Memorial team roping event held at the Lucky B Ranch in Hilmar last Saturday. More...

Golf ladies enjoy annual night out

In celebration of Women’s Golf Month, the River Creek Golf Course Women’s Club hosted a fun evening of free golf lessons, chipping and putting contests and a social hour. More...

Adult softball begins registration

Mariposa County Parks and Recreation Division is now accepting team registratiion for the 2011 adult, co-ed, slow-pitch softball season. More...

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