July 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Road crews race seasonal deadline

Mariposa County is racing to finish several key road projects before the next rainy season disrupts outdoor work.  The most perplexing problem sits under Ben Hur Road, where a fiberoptic cable was buried several years ago. More...

Proposed law could keep CSMMM open

A new bill currently working itself through the California legislature could keep the doors at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum open. More...

Local News

Lippizaner Stallions return

The “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions presents their 41st anniversary exhinition of the “Dancing White Stallions.” Over the years, more than 26 million people throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia and Hawaii More...

Got Milk? offers cool summer drink recipes

Summer is here, and Californians are already thinking about how they can beat the heat, while also indulging in fun, tasty treats. More...

Yosemite Park holds Community Safety Day

Yosemite National Park invites the public to participate in Community Safety Day in Yosemite National Park on Friday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Yosemite Village mall (in front of the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center).  More...

Milestones

Thank you

The team of Ethos would like to acknowledge Jolena Burton for her outstanding commitment and devotion to the young people of Mariposa. If it where not for Jolena, Ethos youth facility would not have been able to be open as much as it has been. More...

Gilberts celebrate 54 years

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Thank you

David Marks will be missed by his many friends in Mariposa. I would like to thank you for your prayers, lovely cards, and kindness. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

‘Belle’ twists hobby into unusual business

Lots of kids pursue artistic and creative hobbies. They draw, paint, build or grow. Some will keep their hobby for a lifetime. Others will move on to a new interest as they grow up. More...

Sports

New swimmers get top honors

The Mariposa Marlins recognize two first-year athletes as Swimmers of the Week. The awards go to 8- year-old, Lucas Pieper- White, and Kaily Neal, age 12.  More...

Grizzlies host basketball camp

The Mariposa Youth Basketball Camp will take place July 18 through 21 at Mariposa County High School. Players in grades three through six will play from 9 a.m. to noon. Seventh through ninth graders will play from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

AYSO holds last walk-in registration

Mariposa AYSO will hold its last walk- in registration on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. at New Beginnings Church.  Players must be 4- years- old by Sept. 10. More...

Breaking News - 7/20/2011 11:14 AM

Three Visitors Swept Over Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park

Wednesday, July 20, 11:10 AM - Three visitors are presumed dead after plunging over Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park Tuesday afternoon at approximately 1:30 p.m. More...

Ferguson fix in flux

The public favors going under the Ferguson rockslide versus building a bridge to divert Highway 140 to the north side of the Merced River, state planners said this week.  Putting a bridge across the river would also require crossing a huge regul More...

Park volunteer opportunities are ‘win-wins’ for all involved

John Heine and wife Ruth live in Orlando, Fla. But each spring, they load up their rig, and with dog Monty, follow the highways west to Yosemite.  “Yosemite is our favorite place,” Heine said this week. More...

Visitation is still climbing

It seems as if Yosemite is an extremely popular summertime destination this year. As reported last week, visitation is up, and that means good business for Mariposa County.  More...

Turpin continues to recover

Mariposa County Supervisor Lyle Turpin, who represents District 2, continues his recovery from a spinal injury sustained at his home in June. County Administrative Officer (CAO) Rick Benson updated the board on his condition on Tuesday morning.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 3: •A bear was on Buckingham Mountain Road. •Dogs were attacking an animal on Buckeye Road. •Someone was using fireworks at the Art Park. •Oil was on East Whitlock Road.  More...

County Fire Response Report

MCFD call log consists of 12 stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents.  Monday, July 4 through Sunday, July 10  EMS: 8  Fire: 2  Public assist: 3  Vehicle collision: 0   More...

News in Brief

California Commentary

Who Do You Trust: The Politicians or the People?

Democrats in the legislature are pushing another power grab and, if they win, California voters lose.   More...

Letters

Life-saving team

On May 23, I went to the John C. Fremont Hospital emergency room with severe heartburn pain. They put me on the table, and I died three times before they stabilized me enough to be taken to a hospital in Modesto.  More...

Regarding tomatoes

I want to thank Helen Willoughby Peck for bringing up this subject. I am very interested in Mariposa’s tomatoes. Lots of us are. There are many reasons to live in Mariposa, but tomatoes have to be near the top.  More...

Common sense

In California all rescuers are required to spay or neuter every dog or cat prior to placement for adoption.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Memorial Service

Joe Silva   A memorial service for Joe Silva will be held Sunday, July 17 at 11 a.m. It will be held at the Mariposa Fish and Game Hall at 5056 Darrah Road.  It is a potluck. Tableware and water will be furnished. More...

Ronald D. Stegge

Ronald Dean Stegge was born on Dec. 1, 1933, in Rolfe, Iowa, to Corliss and Ellen Stegge. He passed on June 17, at home in Ponderosa Basin after having lived there 32 years. More...

Alice Spencer

Alice Spencer, 93, passed away at home July 2, with her family by her side in Mariposa.  At her request, no service will be held.  More...

Cookin' in the Country

southwestern SUMMER SIZZLE

Bring the heat, spice and lively flavors of southwestern cuisine to your table, and your next get-together will really sizzle. More...

Inside Education

The Little Red Hen

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Merced College receives its status from accrediting commission

During its June meeting, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) took action to continue Merced College’s accreditation status while the college works to address ACCJC’s recommendations.  More...

MMS plans for orientation day

Mariposa Middle School will be holding an orientation for new students on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Students and their parents will have the opportunity to tour the campus and meet the new principal, Mr. Daniel Hoffman.  More...

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