September 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Pot plant total grows

Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies, along with probation officers and the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP), eradicated an illegal marijuana garden near Bear Creek on Sept 19. More...

Tourism Bureau wins national award

Yosemite/ Mariposa County Tourism Bureau has been awarded the Destiny Award in the Interactive Marketing category for its social media presence, known as “Yosemite Nation.” This prestigious award, given by the National Council of Destinat More...

Mariposa again to be a multi-stamp mill town

Mariposa Museum and History Center volunteers are about to cross a milestone— restoring a second working stamp mill.  When the mill turns later this year, the museum may become the first anywhere with more than one operational stamp mill.& More...

Public asks about school district personnel changes

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees pulled an item from its consent agenda after a request from the public last Thursday night. The item reclassified four employees in the district office.  More...

Local News

PG&E awards Fire Safe Council grant

Megan Atkinson, executive director of the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council recently accepted a check from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in the amount of $750 to cover costs for fire safety educational programs. More...

DNC honored by NPS for Greenpath composting program

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts has received a top 2011 environmental achievement award from the National Park Service (NPS) for initiating a comprehensive composting program for Yosemite National Park.  More...

Yosemite entrance fee lifted this Saturday

On Saturday, Sept. 24, Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Public Lands Day. In commemoration of this special day, the park will waive Park entrance fees for all visitors.  More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Sept. 23   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Thank you

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County thanks the following companies who were inadvertently omitted from our recent public thankyou: Ian Czirban Concrete and Jonesy Services. More...

Thank you

The Cathey’s Valley Garden Club outgoing President Becky Tilton wants to congratulate Dave Helzer for being voted by the club to receive a Pennies for Pines award, and Sheila Roger also recieved a Pennies for Pines award. More...

Photo

Amanda Gregory and David Wright have announced the birth of their second daughter on Aug. 4. Charlotte Kathleen Wright was born at 6:09 a.m. More...

Sports

Grizzlies fall to Wolves in tough clash

Mariposa will open Southern Athletic League gridiron action at Gustine Friday night, and the Grizzlies are expected to come out on top and move their season record to .500 while chalking up their first league victory.  More...

The Oaks conquer Napa/Brand Auto

In last Tuesday’s Mariposa Parks and Recreation Department’s Adult Softball League action, The Oaks battled Napa/Brand Auto through the third inning to a tie, but erupted for three runs in the fourth, seven in the fifth, and five in the f More...

Doc’s Pigskin Predictions

The last week of nonleague action turned out pretty much as expected, with only one game close. Southern Athletic League (SAL) play begins Friday night, and there may be some mismatches once again.  More...

El Capitan climber rescued, severes thumb

Yosemite National Park Search and Rescue Park Rangers completed a complex, high angle, helicopter rescue on El Capitan on Monday afternoon, September 26, 2011, in which an Austrian climber severed his thumb. More...

Supervisors back CV charter school

Almost immediately after the Mariposa County Unified School District made the decision to close Cathey’s Valley Elementary School (CVE) last spring, a group of community members began looking into starting a charter school there. More...

County board agendas are now online

Mariposa County government has finally taken the leap to post its board of supervisors’ agenda and supporting materials on line. More...

Students arrested for smoking pot

Two Mariposa County High School students were arrested last Thursday on drug charges. The juveniles were contacted by school officials after they got a report that the students were smoking pot during school hours.  More...

Blazin’ bird

A member of the Chumley’s Backwoods Barbecue team turns barbecued chicken during last Saturday’s Blazin’ Hog event at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Summer sets for 2011

The summer sun is literally setting as the end of the season is officially here on Sept. 23. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 12: •A burglar alarm on Cole Road. •One person was arrested after a dispute on St. Andrew’s Road. •A mountain lion was on Hirsch Road. •There was a prowler on Old Highway.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Monday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 18th  EMS: 13  Fire: 1  Public assist: 0  Vehicle accident: 1  More...

Letters

Another great summer

Another year of music on the green has passed, and I already miss the great weekend entertainment. More...

Need a donor

Are you aware, that all of our students in Mariposa who ride the bus or transfer must do so at the high school? Did you also know that they must stand out in the rain and snow with no cover over their head?  More...

Kudos to Kile

Kudos to Emory Kile and his letter of Sept. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Dorothy K. Rodgers-Dickinson

Dorothy K. Rodgers-Dickinson, a six-year resident of Mariposa, died Aug. 14. She was 95.  Mrs. Dickinson was born Aug. 25, 1915, in McKenzie, ND. She was a mother and housewife in Los Altos. More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Sierra Lifestyles

Mariposa residents will be seeing red... and yellow, purple and orange, this weekend, as this year’s Weekend in the Country is “A Tomato Fest.” The event takes place Sept. 24 and 25. More...

Cookin' in the Country

FRESH BAKED inspiration

Brought to You By PIONEER MARKET I f you like to bake with new flavor combinations or have a knack for putting a delicious twist on a family favorite, you just may be up for the Martha White® Muffin Mix Challenge™. More...

Inside Education

Bright, sunflower days

Acorn Cooperative Preschool "Sprouts" students came to school recently and found a big surprise. More...

College night set

The counseling department of Mariposa County High School invites everyone to its annual College and Career Information Night, Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

MES has big turn out for Back to School Night

Mariposa Elementary School had great turn out for Back to School Night on Sept. 8. More...

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