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FOREST RECREATION

Historic campground facilities are gone

Summit Campground, long a favorite of local residents, ATV riders and equestrians, is no longer a designated campground in Sierra National Forest.  The campground formerly offered visitors a vault toilet and six picnic tables and designated camp More...

WITNESS SOUGHT

Driver released from jail

The woman arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter following a crash that killed Tommy Kinard of Mariposa has been released from jail. District Attorney Bob Brown said Tammy Lawhon was set free on Nov. 4.  More...

INDIAN AFFAIRS

Feds again delay decision on natives’ tribal recognition

Indian people have been waiting for close to 30 years for the government to decide their application for federal recognition.  Last week, they were asked to wait a bit longer. More...

Planning commission moves forward on rules for marijuana

The Mariposa County Planning Commission took the necessary step to recommend a permanent ordinance banning marijuana dispensaries and cooperatives. The action was approved at the commission’s Nov. 4 meeting.  More...

Local News

Headed for the ‘city that never sleeps’

Excited band members, parents and organizers left Mariposa late Monday for a bus ride to San Francisco International Airport and a Delta Airlines flight to New York City. More...

Soroptimists offer Richardson Award

Soroptimist International of Mariposa, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women, is seeking applicants for the Violet Richardson Award. More...

Fall Frolic planned

On Saturday, Nov. 12, the annual Fall Frolic dinner and silent auction to benefit Yosemite National Park Valley School is scheduled.  It will be held at the Curry Village Pavilion in Yosemite National Park, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. More...

Datebook

Friday, Nov. 11

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, Nov. 12

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

Sunday, Nov. 13

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  La Grange Odd Fellows Breakfast - at the IOOF hall from 7 to 11 a.m. For information, call 853-2128 or 853-2508.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Dennis Almasy, Sr.

Dennis Almasy, Sr., is now soaring with the eagles he loved and admired, after he passed away Oct. 13 with his loving wife at his side. Dennis was born in Oakland on May 25, 1941 to Rudoply and Virginia Almasy.  Dennis joined the United  More...

Tommy R. Kinard

Services were held on Monday Nov. 7 for Tommy R. Kinard, born Aug. 13, 1944, who was taken from his family unexpectedly on Nov. 1, 2011 in an unfortunate accident.  Tommy grew up in Oklahoma, moving to California in  1963. More...

Shirley Ann Mari

Shirley Ann Mari passed away on Oct. 29 in Oklahoma.  She was 57.  She was born July 1, 1954.  She will be missed by her friends and loved ones.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Mike Buchanan.  More...

Inside Education

Woodland celebrates Halloween

Woodland Elementary School second grade teacher turned wizard Lori Tierney puts a magic spell on her second grade class during the school's annual Halloween parade. More...

Former graduate finishes basic

Army Pvt. Eric S. Hofstee Smith has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.  More...

Acorn students say goodbye

Acorn Cooperative Preschool gave a special Halloween party for students on Oct. 31, the last day of the preschool. More...

Analyst predicts going 'green' will cost more green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of renewable energy plants being built to meet California's tough global warming laws, including a major Spanish-owned solar plant in the Mojave Desert, are so overpriced they will increase consumers' energy bills for deca More...

California Conservation Corps turns 35

The California Conservation Corps has now been around for 35 years, but don't expect to see balloons or birthday celebrations. Instead, the CCC will mark the anniversary with shovels, chain saws and chippers. More...

MISTREATED HORSES

Gatz pleads to three cruelty felonies

The Patterson man accused of abusing horses in Mariposa County earlier this year has entered no contest pleas to three felony charges. The plea agreement was reached in Mariposa County Superior Court on Nov. More...

Blaze consumes home

This mobile home at 5743 Carleton Road was a total loss after a fire swept through it on Wednesday morning. The cause of the fire was not available at press time. More...

Purchase saves County $30,000 a year

Mariposa County Public Works Director Peter Rei and Solid Waste Manager Greg Ollivier have been collectively working toward meeting the challenges of budget constraints since they both began working for the County on Aug. More...

PG&E fuse blows power

Power cut out across much of the county early Wednesday, interrupting coffee and other morning rituals. The cause was not immediately apparent, said Denny Boyles, a PG&E spokesman.  More...

Grizzly Band lands in Big Apple

Mariposa’s awardwinning Grizzly Band has arrived in New York City for its whirlwind trip to perform at the Veterans’ Day Parade and commemoration of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. The trip started in the early morning hours of Nov. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 31: •A mountain lion was seen on Harvest Drive. •Juvenile mischief was reported on Old Highway. •Deputies took a child abuse report in Coulterville. •A fight occurred on Jackass Ridge Road.  More...

Commentary

Honor Our Veterans

With Veterans Day coming Friday, Nov. 11, what better time is there to Honor those who have served our country? To thank a vet for their service is a rewarding experience for both recipient and sender.  More...

Letters

Open letter

Representative Jeff Denham,  I am puzzled about your push to raise the level of the dam at Lake McClure. Putting the question of the wild and scenic river aside for the moment, there are two paradoxes remaining.  More...

More for Denham

Representative Jeff Denham:  I’m in receipt of your Sept. 28 letter illuminiating on your attributes with respect to “Obamacare,” and I will share it with my fellow Tea Party members at our next meeting.  More...

Guild raises funds

La Sierra Guild of Children’s Hospital Central California held its fall raffle on Oct. More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Justin and Rachelle Araque of Mariposa have announced the birth of their daughter Alaina Xiomara Araque. Having been born on the Sept. 30, she now shares a birthday with her mother. More...

First Baptist serves 25th annual dinner

Another Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner, and First Baptist Church is once again hosting a complimentary holiday meal for the community.  On Friday evening, Nov. More...

Thank you

We wish to thank all our friends, relatives, strangers and Idlewheels for all their candy donations. It made our Halloween haunted house a great success.  Sherry Peters and Family   More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Design:

NPS women’s uniform transitions through time

It’s a discussion that has been occurring literally since the time women began wearing a National Park Service (NPS) uniform. It has been the subject of high-powered caucuses and kitchen table chats since the 1920s. More...

Sports

PLAYOFFS

Lady Grizzlies cruise past Venture Academy

To open the Sac- Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies rolled over Venture Academy, 3-0 (25-7, 25-8, 25-5), setting the stage for a rematch with Bret Harte in the MCHS gym Thursday night.  More...

Four senior soccer players land honors

The four seniors on the young MCHS soccer squad landed All-Southern Athletic League honors during voting by the league’s coaches last week.  Mariposa finished in fifth place in the eight-team league.  Ryland Radanovich and Josh Collin More...

Grizzlies take on Scots in playoffs after humbling defeat

Following last Friday night’s staggering defeat at he hands or archrival Le Grand (56-14), now the undefeated Southern Athletic League champion, Mariposa’s Grizzlies now face the daunting task of traveling north to Sacramento to take on H More...

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