October 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

REAL ESTATE

Premier Mariposa home is on market

The 1901 J.J. Trabucco home that overlooks the corner of Jones and 8th streets is listed for $399,000 this week.  A longtime Superior Court judge, Trabucco built the home in 1901, while serving as county district attorney. More...

LOCAL ECONOMY

Backroads gas station has county’s low price

You can’t complain about the drive to Triangle Market.  Whether you travel from Highway 140 or Highway 49 South, Triangle Road (which serves as hypotenuse to the two highways) is a pleasant meander past ponderosa pines, a vineyard and hors More...

Local News

Community blood drive set in El Portal

The Yosemite Park Lions invite the community to help save lives at a blood drive on Wednesday, Oct. 26. New and returning donors are invited to give at the Carroll Clark Community Hall in El Portal between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. More...

Denham sets office hours

A member of Congressman Jeff Denham’s staff will be holding mobile office hours in Mariposa this month. More...

Symphony marks 10th anniversary

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra is on the brink of an important milestone: the beginning of its 10th anniversary season. More...

Milestones

AAUW plans for yard sale

AAUW | Contributed Here are Sharon Enrico, Marilyn Saunders and Sandi Gabe with a few of the items that will be for sale at the annual AAUW yard sale. More...

Santa’s Bazaar returns

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers will hold their Annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Once again it will be held at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane.  More...

Heroes dinner planned

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce is planning for its annual Heroes Dinner on Oct. 22. The event will be held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, with a no-host bar opening at 5:30 p.m. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

A HISTORY MUSEUM IS IN THE BATHROOM

This story begins in Ruth and Maury Crawford’s bathroom— on Ben Hur Road about four miles south of Highway 49.  There, if you are lucky enough to visit, you may become distracted by an exhibit connected to this newspaper’s hist More...

Cookin' in the Country

SOUP’S ON!

There’s nothing quite like a bowl of hot, savory soup to warm things up on a chilly day. While making soup from scratch can be satisfying, there isn’t always enough time to devote hours to the process. More...

Inside Education

2011 homecoming court

The Mariposa County High School seniors nominated for the fall homecoming court are pictured above, from left, Melissa Tovar and Jared Law, Nichole Johnson and Matt Didion; and Makayla Barrett and Tim DeSandres. More...

Trio of princesses

The Mariposa County High School homecoming court was announced at a rally last Friday. Pictured above are the princesses. They are, from left, Bailey Gibson, freshman; Heidi Bassett, sophomore; and Rachel Jacobsen, junior. More...

Estel wins alumni raffle

The MCHS Alumni Association annual meeting ended with the raffle of a hand-made green and gold lawn chair, donated by Lorell Wolfsen Seidlitz. Dick Estel, pictured above, was the winner. More...

‘Zip-a-dee-doo-dah’— business awaits frequent fliers

“Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away,” Frank Sinatra, and more recently, Michael Buble sang. More...

Amgen may return

Mariposa County looks like it will reap huge benefits from the Amgen Tour of California bicycle race next spring. More...

PARKS & RECREATION

Board approves increase in fees

After months of discussion, threats of drastic program cuts and three public hearings, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors finally approved some increases to the user fee schedule for the parks and recreation department. More...

Just a pinprick

Mariposa County Health Department workers Margarita King (left) and Connie Ludolph administer a flu shot to Megan Harris, 6. The county-sponsored, free flu shots continue this month at Yosemite Valley and Wawona (Oct. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 10: •There was a traffic accident on Darrah Road. •An harassment call came in from Triangle Road. •Someone was arrested for drunk driving on Black Oak Ridge Road. •Poaching was reported on Jerseydale Road.  More...

Letters

Sweet help

As many of you know, Halloween in our community is a big deal. Having a safe place for our kids to trick or treat is a privilege we have taken for granted. More...

Support SFCS

The Mariposa County Unified School Board closed Cathey’s Valley Elementary School (CVE) last June and are bussing the children to Mariposa Elementary School (MES). More...

Hands off Social Security

All American citizens have a right under our U.S. Constitution to voice their opinions. Mr. Evans, I now voice my opinion (without name calling). I worked for over 50 years and paid into FICA (Social Security) along with my employers' contributions. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jeanette K. Prue

Jeanette Katherine Prue passed away Oct. 10, after a hard fought battle and finally found peace.  More...

Herbert G. Reece, Jr.

Herbert G. Reece, Jr. was born on April 2, 1922, in  Coalinga, and passed away on  Oct. 7.  Herbert was hired Sept. 15, 1952 by the Mariposa County Road Department and retired after 28 years. More...

Memorial service

The family of Doi DeWitt invites everyone to a celebration of her life to share memories and enjoy potluck appetizers and music by Kim Angelis and Josef DeWitt and The Franklin Band.  It will be held Saturday, Oct. 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. More...

Sports

Grizzlies host Wildats for homecoming

Coming off of a resounding 44-7 Southern Athletic League victory over Denair’s Coyotes last Friday night, Mariposa’s Grizzlies (4-0 SAL) will host Waterford’s Wildcats tomorrow night in a league homecoming clash at 7:30 p.m. More...

VOLLEYBALL

Lady Grizzlies continue march through SAL

Tuesday night Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly volleyball squad continued its winning ways in Southern Athletic League play, handily trouncing Delhi, 3-0 (25-10, 25-8, 25- 10).  MCHS trails league-leading Ripon Christian by a single game, and the L More...

Bears take on Denair

The Mariposa Youth Football League Bears hosted Denair’s Lions in Mariposa last Saturday. Denair is among the league’s best teams.  The novice squad won 20-6, and the junior varsity shut out the Lions, 33-0. More...

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