January 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Mammoth unveiling at Fossil Discovery Center in Chowchilla  Free Access 

Chowchilla, CA. – The popular Fossil Discovery Center, which has been open a little more than a year since October of 2010, is unveiling the latest and largest of its new exhibits this Friday. More...

Second carjacking suspect identified

A second alleged carjacker has been identified and a warrant was issued for his arrest on Jan. 6. Bail has been set at $100,000. The suspect, Jesus Cardenas Villasenor, is a citizen of Mexico, but his last known address was in Merced.  More...

CRIME STATISTICS

Deputies respond to more calls, and thefts increase

Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies are busier than ever, and they are dealing with an increase in crime, especially theft. More...

EXCLUSIVE REPORT

Turpin and Allen will not seek reelection

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors had a relatively light agenda on Tuesday morning, but the audience got a little surprise when District 2 Supervisor Lyle Turpin announced that he will not seek reelection of his seat later this year. More...

Local News

Hanna helps rally support for CSMMM

Ron Iudice, president of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum Association (CROSSMAN) is kickingoff a campaign to save the museum this month. The facility is slated for closure by the state in July of this year.  More...

E-waste collected free

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a free ewaste recycling event on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at the chamber’s office at the corner of Highways 140 and 49 North.  More...

Ewing Wing thanks Lozano

The residents of the Ewing Wing, skilled nursing unit at JCF Hospital paid tribute to Jeanette Lozano, manager of the SPCA, at their annual family Christmas dinner. More...

Letters

Say it ain’t so

Congressman Jeff Denham:  About the same time as you and your cohorts left the Hill for the holidays, Vice President Biden made a seemingly innocent announcement that the Taliban is “not” our enemy. More...

Unjust representation

The redistcriting modified map from the elections department of 2000-2010 indicates change in District 1 with an addition of 142 people which is slightly over four percent based on the 2010 Census. More...

Elected Officials

GOVERNOR  Jerry Brown  (916) 445-2841  1st Floor  State Capitol Sacramento, CA  95814   More...

Milestones

Rowe celebrates her 100th birthday

Erika Milmore Rowe, a 34-year resident of Mariposa and retired nurse, was honored on her 100th birthday with a party at her residence on Dec. 17, 2011, hosted by her daughter, Ursula. Fifty people attended her celebration.  More...

Walton - Easler

Mr. and Mrs. Dana Walton have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey Christine to Wade Easler, son of Vivian Easler of Mariposa and the late Donald Easler. More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Healthy Living in the Sierra

Dear Dr. Lisa,  How do you know when you need to get adjusted? –Stuck   Dear Stuck,  Your body knows what’s up. If you are thinking about your chiropractorchances are it’s time to call for your appointment.  More...

Sports

Women’s golf club seeks new members

The Sierra Meadows women’s golf club is encouraging new members to join. The club welcomes golfers of all levels.  It meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for 18 holes of golf. More...

JVs thump ‘Cats

To keep their unbeaten league record intact, Mariposa’s junior varsity basketball team dumped Waterford Tuesday night, 59-50. More...

Frosh roll to 2-0 in SAL

Mariposa’s freshman basketball team boosted its Southern Athletic League mark to 2-0 last week with a narrow victory over Ripon Christian and a spanking of Denair’s Coyotes.  Leading just 25-24 at the half against RC, the young Grizz More...

Breaking News - 1/20/2012 8:32 AM

Turlock Christian whips Lady Grizzlies  Free Access 

Unbeaten Turlock Christian handed Mariposa a sound 74-39 Southern Athletic League defeat Thursday night. More...

Olsen responds to governor's State of the State address  Free Access 

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, today issued the following statement in reaction to Governor Brown’s 2012 State of the State address: “California is an incredible state and still has potential for tremendous prosperity if we g More...

Amazon may bring a distribution center and 1,500 jobs to the Central Valley  Free Access 

From the Sacramento Bee - By Dale Kasler - When state officials ended their tax war with Amazon.com last fall, the giant Internet retailer promised to bring 10,000 jobs to California. More...

LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

SilverTip resort plan moves past bankruptcy

What may be the county’s biggest development project in two decades is moving forward after spending months stalled in bankruptcy.  In July, Paul J. More...

Tioga Road phenomenon continues to draw visitors

Skiers continue to bemoan the distinct lack of snow this year. Businesses which rely on winter sports to bring customers to the mountains are suffering. More...

Recent project recalls county logging heyday

From September to December, logging trucks rumbled across the county, following Highway 49 from south to north.  Some days several dozen lumbered through. More...

For the Record

County Fire Response Report

Monday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dece. 11, 2011  EMS - 9  Fire – 2  Public assist – 6  Auto collision - 2  Spotlight Call of the Week: Thursday, Dec. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 2: •Loud noises were heard on Joe Howard Street. •Dispatch took an harassment complaint from La Grange. •A domestic dispute was reported on Darrah Road. •A disturbance on Valley View Road ended with an arrest.  More...

Commentary

Golden Rule

Those who don’t normally attend the Mariposa Business Association (MBA) monthly meetings might want to be a bit less critical of the proceedings last Thursday. More...

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

The Art of Architecture

Great architectural achievements always reflect a careful blending of art and science. Throughout the process these two disciplines would come together and then work toward the goal of building something special. More...

Datebook

Friday, Jan. 13

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, Jan. 14

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

Sunday, Jan. 15

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 Rebekah Breakfast - 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Paul Ray Downs

Paul Ray Downs of Spring Creek, Nev., sadly passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 1, due to a four-wheeler accident. He was 39.  Paul was born to Frank and Patricia Downs on March 4, 1972, in Mariposa. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Mariposa offers alternatives to improve health this year

Mariposa is a small town, and some may think that making lifestyle changes to improve health requires a big, fancy gym or the unlimited availability of dieticians and physicians. More...

Inside Education

Farm Bureau offers college scholarships

It’s time to apply for the Mariposa County Farm Bureau scholarship program. More...

AAUW sponsors student speech contest

The American Association of University Women, Mariposa Branch welcomes local High School students to participate in a speech contest on the theme: bullying.  More...

STAR students

Students at Woodland Elementary were recently honored for their achievements on the 2011 STAR testing results. More...

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