January 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

WEATHER

Long-awaited rainfall causes myriad of issues

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...

LOCAL POLITICS

Four vie for District 2 seat

A four-way race has developed for Mariposa County Board of Supervisors’ District 2—the north-county zone that includes Coulterville and Greeley Hill. County board of supervisors’ seats are also up for grabs in districts 4 and 5. More...

Local News

Honoring the law

New Life Christian Fellowship hosted the community for a special ceremony honoring all law enforcement. More...

$25 billion nationwide mortgage deal goes to states

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's five largest mortgage lenders have agreed to overhaul their industry after deceptive foreclosure practices drove homeowners out of their homes, government officials said Monday.  A draft settlement between th More...

Residents can spare trees from deer damage

Deer damage to ornamental plants is an increasing problem. Deer populations in neighborhoods have grown rapidly due to abandoned farms, hunting restrictions and suburban sprawl. More...

Letters

More than a best friend

This letter is slightly different than the ones you’re all used to reading. This is a story, actually. More...

Share the pain

I am a certified public accountant (CPA) and a practical Republican. We don’t need a CPA to tell us that America’s expenditures cannot continue to exceed revenues. More...

Unanswered questions

The story about the Silvertip Resort project in Fish Camp leaves many questions unanswered.  • What is the status of the foreclosure on the loans? If you go to the trustee web site http://www.ncs.firstam.com/socal/trustee_ results. More...

Milestones

Rummage sale set

St. Joseph’s Ladies’ Guild is sponsoring its annual rummage sale on Friday, Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  More...

Thank you

We would personally like to thank everyone who has helped us in our time of loss. More...

Anniversary

Steeles celebrate 60 years

Art and Orine Steele celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Jan. 27, 1952, in Columbus, Ohio. They moved to California in 1957, and to Mariposa in 1990. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 1/28/2012 10:46 AM

Grizzlies fall to league leader, 62-51

Mariposa dropped a 62-51 Southern Athletic League tilt to unbeaten league leader Ripon Christian Friday night. More...

Frosh drill Reds

While moving their Southern Athletic League record to a perfect 4-0, Mariposa’s freshman basketball team ripped Gustine last week, 53-34.  Mariposa led, 13-4, at the end of the first quarter, and 26-20 at the half before uncorking a 21- po More...

Grizzlies edge Bulldogs, 66-65

It was a thriller in Le Grand on Tuesday night. More...

Breaking News - 1/31/2012 1:31 PM

Controlle: State to run out of cash in March  Free Access 

From the Sacramento Bee: California will run out of cash by early March if the state does not take swift action to find $3.3 billion through payment delays and borrowing, according to a letter state Controller John Chiang sent to state lawmakers toda More...

MCUSD prepares for disaster

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...

Lookin’ good

Yosemite’s Badger Pass reflects newly-groomed snow in this view taken after last weekend’s storms. The ski area is scheduled to open today. More...

Chamber presents its 2011 honorees

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce will honor its business man, business woman and business of the year at this Friday’s annual installation dinner. More...

Nathan Ritter receives congressional nomination

Mariposa’s Nathan Ritter has overcome a couple of significant hurdles in his quest to attend one of the nation’s most prestigious military academies. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 16: •A stranded motorist was arrested on Highway 132. •A petty theft report came in from Pioneer Market. •Bear problems were reported on Silva Road. •A structure fire was reported on 13th Street.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Monday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 22  EMS - 12  Fire - 3 (one chimney fire, one debris pile, one power pole fire)  Public assist - 3  Auto collision - 2  Spotlight Call of the Week: Monday, Jan. More...

Commentary

Superintendent’s Messsage

Thanks school board

You may not have noticed but January, 2012 is “School Board Recognition Month.” You may not have noticed because you have been too busy doing one of the most challenging jobs in our community—serving on a board of trustees.  More...

Home heating safety

According to the National Fire Protection Agency, heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Almost one half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. More...

Datebook

Friday, Jan. 27

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. 28

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

Sunday, Jan. 29

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 

M.L. ‘Sonny’ Lawhon

On Jan. 20, the Lawhon family lost “the rock” of its family,  M.L. “Sonny” Lawhon, beloved husband, father and Papa.  Sonny was born 72 years ago to Sam and Juanita Lawhon in Madera. More...

Lynn Helzer

Lynn Marie Helzer died Jan. 18. She was 54. Ms. Helzer was born Dec. 13, 1957, to Leo and Thelma Duprat in Dover-Foxcraft, Maine.  She attended Maine Elementary School and South Junior High and Tatonic High School, graduating in 1976. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Elite chefs offer culinary excellence at annual event

In 1985, Yosemite’s famous Ahwahnee Hotel was beginning what would become an annual tradition that has grown and evolved into one of the country’s premiere culinary events: Chefs’ Holidays. More...

Inside Education

Adams makes UCD dean’s list

Jessie Adams, a 2008 graduate of Mariposa County High School, has been named to the dean’s honors list for the fall quarter, 2011, at the University of California, Davis.  Adams is a double major in international relations and art history. More...

DPHS now offering student transportation

School transportation from Greeley Hill, Coulterville, to Don Pedro High School is now available. DPHS can now provide safe home to school bussing.  More...

Arts Council collects entries

Children have great imaginations. More...

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