January 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

California lawmakers to sue Chiang over their pay  Free Access 

Today from the Sacramento Bee: State lawmakers will sue Controller John Chiang for blocking their pay during last year's budget dispute, a source with knowledge of the action said today. More...

Marooned cat survives plunge

Zeba spent nine cold nights marooned in a Lushmeadows tree before tumbling to the ground this week.  Neighbors spent days monitoring the cat’s condition and attempting to coax her down with food and pleas.  Things came to a head on Tu More...

Carroll calls it a career

After a 42-year career with the United States Postal Service, Yosemite National Park Postmaster Bill Carroll has retired. More...

FINALLY--rain may be on the way

There hasn’t been measurable rain in Mariposa County in almost 60 days. Many people got to spend Thanksgiving Day outside, basking in sunshine. More...

Local News

Researchers and tribes clash over Native bones

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — On a bluff overlooking a sweep of Southern California beach, scientists in 1976 unearthed what were among the oldest skeletal remains ever found in the Western Hemisphere.  More...

Short story class begins at Arts Council

The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Short Story Writing class will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. For enrollment, registration and scholarship information, contact the Mariposa County Arts Council at 966-3155.  More...

Butterfly Garden Club meets

Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. More...

Letters

Phone bill

Have you that took Sierra Telephone up on the bundling package to save a few dollars and found out you don't save any money? More...

District Four meeting

I would like to thank District Four Supervisor Kevin Cann for the town hall meeting on Jan. 9. It was an excellent opportunity for district four residents and business owners to meet with Kevin and discuss local government.  More...

Santa drives a Corvette

The Christmas Spirit lingers: last Saturday, members of the Yosemite Corvette Club of Merced showed up at Wayward Ponies' Home with a load of grass hay (best for equines) and a very generous donation. More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Healthy Living in the Sierra

Dear Dr. Lisa,  I just found out that I have DJD! Is there anything a chiropractor can do about degenerative arthritis? – My Life Is Over  Dear Over,  More...

Sports

Breaking News - 1/25/2012 8:48 AM

Grizzlies edge Bulldogs, 66-65

Tuesday night in Le Grand it was a thriller. Mariposa’s Grizzlies edged the arch-rival Bulldogs, 66-65, to stay in the hunt for the Southern Athletic League crown with a 6-1 mark. More...

Lady Grizzlies rip Gustine in SAL tilt, 59-37

Tuesday night, Mariposa rode sophomore Shea Williams’ 22 points and Emily Brossard’s 15 to a convincing 59-37 Southern Athletic League victory over Gustine.  More...

Frosh stay perfect

With last Friday night’s 55-28 thumping of Delhi’s Haws, Mariposa’s freshman boys’ basketball team moved to 3-0 in Southern Athletic League play.  Michael Spielman paced the young Grizzlies’ offense with 18 points, More...

Long-awaited rainfall causes dozens of problems  Free Access 

It hadn’t rained in Mariposa County in about two months, but last weekend’s deluge caused enough headaches to make everyone remember how damaging Mother Nature can be. More...

School district prepares for disaster  Free Access 

There is a storm brewing in state government as the governor’s newest budget proposal has been unveiled. The clouds are particularly dark over the Mariposa County Unified School District. More...

LOCAL ECONOMY

Park visitation exceeds four million in 2011

If it seemed busy in Mariposa County last year, that’s because it was. Once again, more than four million people visited Yosemite National Park, marking the second consecutive year of chart-topping visitation.  More...

Suspects flee the law, still get caught

Last Wednesday wasn’t a particularly good day for 20- year-old Daniel Tusing and 21- year-old Timothy Hunt, both of Snelling. One bad decision led to another, and the duo found itself in the Mariposa County Jail after a pursuit.  More...

Driver in crash was a wanted parolee

Two people are dead and another two are injured following a violent crash on Highway 140 on Saturday evening. The driver of the vehicle that caused the crash has been identified as wanted parolee, William Ruport, 40, of Mariposa. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 9: •A car was reported stolen in Midpines. •Deputies took a forgery report on Merced Falls Road. •Goats were loose on Grosjean Road. •There was a prowler on Schoolhouse Road.  More...

Commentary

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

Forestiere Gardens

It is accepted knowledge that most artists function primarily from the right side of the brain. This means that sometimes they will approach a problem or challenge in ways that most people do not understand. More...

First Person

Project Respect

During the week of Jan. 23 to 27, thousands of elementary and middle schools across the United States will participate in the ninth annual No Name-Calling Week. More...

Datebook

Friday, Jan. 20

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. 21

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

Sunday, Jan. 22

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  Griefshare - meets at New Life Christian Fellowship, 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack from 9 to 10:15 a.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William ‘Billy’ Walter Ruport

William “Billy” Walter Ruport, 38, of Mariposa, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 14, after a tragic accident. He was born April 19, 1973.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Nutrition solutions are easy to find for Mariposa residents

“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need.” This line from the Rolling Stones is something folks might want to consider as they enter the third week of the new year and More...

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