December 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Wind storm causes widespread damage

The warnings issued by the National Weather Service last week were no joke. As predicted, the wind started to blow in Mariposa County around 5 p.m. last Wednesday, and roared to gusts of 60 miles per hour or more throughout Thursday.  More...

Board establishes welfare fraud unit

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors took action on Tuesday that establishes a unit within the Human Services Department to deal solely with welfare fraud in the county. The new Program Integrity Unit was put into place as of Dec. 1.  More...

CRIME

Officers search for saw thief

Mariposa County law enforcement officers are looking for the man who stole a chain saw from Coast Do-It-Best Hardware in downtown Mariposa on Nov. 28.  The saw, a 14-inch Stihl with a retail value of around $360, was discovered missing on Nov. More...

SPORTS MEDICINE

Study suggests caution for heading in soccer

Scientists using advanced imaging techniques have found a link between frequent soccer heading and possible cognitive impairment  The investigators note, however, that negative effects occur past a “threshold level” of 1,000 to 1,500 More...

Local News

Speedboat Christmas

Casey Binnewies (from left), Isabella Spurlin and Erica McCutchen ride a decked-out Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department patrol boat in last Saturday’s Merry Mountain Christmas Parade. More...

Santa to visit here

The Mariposa Lions Club will host Santa Claus for a visit to town on Dec. 10. More...

Business Br iefs

• For personal protection or sporting firearms, see the great selection at Stage Stop Gun Shop on Highway 140 in Mariposa. You’ll find certified firearms and CCW training. They buy used guns and collections and take consignments. More...

Letters

Responds to Goings

Perry Goings, the day before I read your letter to the editor, I read an article about Baptists in Kentucky barring a married couple from worshipping in their church because he was black, his wife white. That is totally wrong and sick. More...

Datebook

Friday, Dec. 9

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, Dec. 10

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

Sunday, Dec. 11

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 

Markie Elizabeth Woolbert (Weaver)

Markie passed away in San Francisco on Nov. 20 after a long illness.  She was born in San Francisco on July 14, 1967, but grew up in Mariposa and attended Mariposa Elementary and Spring Hill High Schools.  More...

Gary Adzima

Gary Adzima, a long-time resident of Mariposa County, died Dec. 3. He was 66.  He worked in construction and lived in Midpines for about 10 years.  Mr. More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Is ‘Sun Train’ a mirage, or wave of Yosemite’s future?

In 1977, a young man named Christopher Swan published a book called YV88. More...

Inside Education

Grizzly Band plans annual concert

One of the most acclaimed high school bands in the nation, Mariposa County High School's "Pride of the Sierra" Grizzly Band, has announced its annual fall/holiday concert. More...

Kiwanis Preschool has new director

Mariposa Kiwanis Preschool Academy has announced Monica Nelson (pictured at right) as its new director. Current Director More...

SFCS plans to hold holiday open house

On Dec. 11, Sierra Foothill Charter School will host a “Thankful Hearts” holiday open house at McCay Hall, 2820 Highway 140, in Cathey’s Valley. The event is free and runs from 2 to 5 p.m.  More...

Breaking News - 12/8/2011 2:21 PM

Deputies make arrest in saw theft

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, 10:35 AM - Wednesday, Mariposa County Deputies arrested a man in Dos Palos suspected of stealing a chain saw from Coast Do-It-Best Hardware in Mariposa the end of November. More...

Breaking News - 12/8/2011 2:20 PM

Blaze erupts in structure on Carleton Road

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, 12;33 p.m. - This under construction residence caught fire shortly after 11 a.m. this morning. The fire is apparently somehow linked to the use of solar batteries. More...

Home Tour celebrates 20 years

Last weekend, the Mariposa County Friends of the Library’s Ken and Alice Meriam Christmas Home Tour celebrated 20 years of fundraising. Pictured above is a home on the tour. More...

Sheriff warns of shoplifting increase

‘Tis the season....for crime. Not exactly the sentiment that matches the mood of this time of year, but it is reality. More...

YOSEMITE TRAGEDY

Waterfall victims are recovered

Officials have identified remains found below Vernal Fall as two people missing there since July. Search teams recovered a third victim in August.  The trio went over the fall on July 19. More...

For the Record

Most Wanted

Name: Richard Henley II Race: White Sex: Male Age: 29 Height: 6’0” Weight:163 Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue Tattoo:Marijuana leaf left arm “4:20” Warrant: Felony (*Officer Safety). More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 28: •There was a family disturbance on Soledad Drive. •A kitten problem was reported on Broadway in Coulterville. •A child abuse report came in from Coakley Circle. •A cat was in a tree on Hospital Road.  More...

Commentary

WHY WE DON’T TRUST POLITICIANS

Ask any of the politicians in Sacramento if they believe in government transparency, full disclosure of their official actions and the open and honest operation of state functions, and they will, to a man and woman, answer with a resounding, “y 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...

Holiday fire safety reviewed

Each year fires occurring during the holiday season claim the lives of over 400 people, injure 1,650 more, and cause over $990 million in damage. More...

Milestones

Bank helps Kops for Kids

Matt Foraker (left) of Yosemite Bank presents 1 $1,000 check to Deputy Jake Bobman for the annual Kops for Kids program. Donations are still being accepted. More...

Thank you

The Mariposa County Health Department has successfully finished its annual flu shot clinics with a lot of help from several volunteers. Health department staff could not have done these clinics without the help of the following people:  More...

PBC holds concert

The community is invited to a free Christmas concert at Ponderosa Basin Chapel, on Sunday evening Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Bucketing two

Mariposa’s Jimmy Neri (No. 15) pops a jumper for two points in Tuesday night’s non-league game against Chowchilla. No game results were available on Wednesday morning. More...

Top 20 selection

The photograph above by Mariposa County resident Andy Garza was selected as one of the year’s top 20 by MaxPreps, the most extensive high school sports Web site in the country. More...

Lions host football dinner

The Mariposa Lions Club will be sponsoring the annual Mariposa Grizzly football banquet on Dec. 14 in Building A at the fairgrounds.  A ham dinner with sides will be at 6:30 p.m. at a cost of $8 per plate. More...

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