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Supervisors wrestle with budget balance

Just weeks after the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors passed a balanced budget that spared many cuts that were feared, it was faced with making some pretty significant adjustments. Those changes were made at Tuesday’s board meeting.  More...

Amgen Tour could start leg in Park

Yosemite Valley could be a starting point for one of the legs of the Amgen Tour of California bike race next spring. Mariposa County Supervisor Kevin Cann made the announcement at Tuesday’s board meeting.   More...

Only 10 don’t have TDAP vaccination

Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) students, and all students in California, were required to be vaccinated against pertussis this school year. The new requirement followed an outbreak of whooping cough last year.  More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

How much would Mariposa County benefit from the return of the Amgen Tour? If you would like to share your opinion, please send a “letter to the editor.” Instructions are on Page A-5.   More...

Local News

Fly-in draws crowd to airport

The Sikorsky Skycrane pictured above was one of the many aircraft on display during last Saturday’s Flyin at the Mariposa-Yosemite Airport. More...

Size matters

Frank and Eileen Balajadia show off their winning Sweet Pea Currant tomatoes, which took “Smallest Tomatoes” honor at the Mariposa Agri-Nature Association’s A Tomato Fest. More...

NATIONAL 4-H WEEK

Local clubs prepare tocelebrate

Across the country, 4-H will celebrate National 4-H Week 2011 Sunday, Oct. 2 through Saturday, Oct. 8. National 4-H week, celebrated annually, provides recognition to youth and leaders involved in 4-H programs.  More...

Datebook

Friday, Sept. 30

Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Reformers Unanimous - a free addictions program held at 5005 Frank Wilson Road every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Saturday, Oct. 1

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

Sunday, Oct. 2

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 

Paul J. Halencak, Sr.

Paul J. Halencak, Sr. passed away with his loved ones by his side Sept. 25.  More...

Doreen ‘Doi’ DeWitt

Doreen Mary DeWitt (“Doi”) passed peacefully after a short illness in Stockton at the age of 99.  More...

Joseph M. O’Neal

Joseph M. O’Neal was born  July 15, 1930, in Chicago, Ill.  He was one of six children. He died Sept. 9.  Joe served four years in the Air Force, which led to his interest in flying that took him and his family many places. More...

Sports

Grizzlies crush Gustine, host Knights Friday

Mariposa will enter Friday night’s Southern Athletic League clash against Ripon Christian’s Knights with a 1-0 league mark after last Friday night’s crushing of Gustine’s Reds, 35-0.  More...

Junior varsity blanks Reds, 25-0

Mariposa’s junior varsity football team launched its Southern Athletic League campaign on a high note at Gustine last Friday night, whitewashing the Reds, 25-0.  “The kids played hard and aggressively,” said head coach Dan Elli More...

Bears post victories

Last weekend, the Mariposa Youth Football Bears posted wins in three different games.  The varsity team defeated Calvary, 36-0. More...

Attacking the killer tomatoes

From left, Danny Alsop, Vincent Guzzetta and Dylan Abshire attack a pile of killer tomatoes in the Tomato Eating Contest portion of last weekend’s A Tomato Fest. More...

Obama defends loan to defunct solar panel company

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must continue to give clean energy companies loan guarantees in order to compete with Chinese subsidies that entice companies to move offshore. More...

EDUCATION

MCUSD loses 209 students

The Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) has been in declining enrollment for more than a decade now. At its regular meeting on Sept. More...

FREE ADMISSION

Home Show is Saturday at fairgrounds

The 21st annual Mariposa County Contractors’ Association’s will be held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds this weekend.  The event opens at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. More...

Pipe bomb found at McClure

A woman and her son discovered a pipe bomb near Temperance Cove on Lake McClure last Saturday afternoon. They picked it up and brought it back to their house boat before calling Mariposa County authorities.  More...

‘Healthy’ is goal for school meals, budget

Mariposa County schools are working to comply with new nutrition guidelines prepared by the federal government.  They’re also scrambling to balance the food-service budget while keeping meals nutritionally balanced.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 19: •A student had a weapon at Mariposa County High School. •Deputies took a bite report on Dexter Road. •There was a vegetation fire on Allred Road. •There was a suspicious person on Highway 49 North.  More...

Letters

Gratitude

I wish to express my gratitude to Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen and Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries for introducing a bill to repeal the illegal SRA fee passed by the state legislature in June as reported in the Sept. More...

Endorse SFSC

I am writing in regards to the Sierra Foothill Charter School’s request for a letter of recommendation to the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees. More...

Medal worthy

The Motor Fire swept over these mountains in such a fast and consuming rage that it is a wonderous miracle that any house in the area could have survived. More...

Milestones

Thank you

Mountain Crisis Services would like to thank the following organizations and individuals that helped make our Fort Bullion fair booth such a great success.  More...

Thank you

Our warmest thank you to the capable and caring staff at John C. Fremont Hospital. Your facility is top notch. A special thanks goes to Dr. Rogers for saving my life.  William Schmidt and Family   More...

Happy birthday Zella

Norma Gilmer wishes her sister Zella Irby a happy 90th birthday. Irby reached her ninth decade last Friday. “Happy birthday with love, from your sister,” Gilmer says. More...

Cookin' in the Country

A Beautiful BRUNCH

W hen you’re looking for a fun and unexpected way to entertain at home,  it’s hard to beat brunch.  “Brunches are the any-occasion entertaining solution,” said chef and Hollywood caterer Paul McCullough. More...

Health

Public Health Notes

This time the chicken has taken his virus and gone to Hollywood. The result is “Contagion,” a major motion picture designed to make money by scaring the audience (not a new concept). More...

Elected Officials

GOVERNOR Jerry Brown (916) 445-2841 1st Floor State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814  STATE SENATOR  14th District Tom Berryhill (916) 651-4014 State Capitol Room 3076 Sacramento, CA 95814  STATE ASSEMBLY   More...

Hospital remodels with art

With the acquisition last year of new CT-scan and a prefab building housing the unit, the old CT room within the hospital was remodeled and is now the ultrasound room. More...

Inside Education

Boosters raise funds

The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies Boosters continue their fundraising activities for the school year 2011-12. More...

Participants needed for youth symposium

“All Kinds of Men,” a volunteer group working to prevent violence among youth, is looking for youth service and activity providers to participate in a Youth Resources Symposium to be held Oct. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. More...

Fall Festival goes on

The Cathey’s Valley PTIC will still be hosting the Fall Festival. It will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 1-4 p.m. at McCay Hall. More...

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