May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Jazz band fundraiser hits Yosemite Valley School on Thursday  Free Access 

The Shoreline Middle School jazz band performs at Yosemite Valley School on Thursday as part of an end-of-the-year Picnic and Jazz Concert Under the Falls. More...

Deputies investigate homicide  Free Access 

Last Friday, an out of state visitor made a surprising discovery along Triangle Road. A stop at roadside for a “travel break” yielded a badly decomposed body. More...

Full highway closure set for Tuesday  Free Access 

Blasting will close roadway

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on State Route 49 from Silva Road/ Indian Peak Road to Allred Road for roadway excavation. More...

Weather closes Sonora and Ebbett's passes  Free Access 

Caltrans has closed Sonora and Ebbetts Passes because of bad weather, just as the Memorial Day Weekend travel begins. More...

Grizzlies are section champs  Free Access 

Mariposa triumphs, 4-3

Mariposa's varsity baseball team defeated Bradshaw Christian today in Lodi, 4-3, to claim the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI championship, its second in the last three years under head coach Bruce Vegely. More...

Section champions

Mariposa’s Sac-Joaquin Section championship team is pictured above. More...

Agencies respond for fire employees

The community and its agency partners are quickly responding to help those displaced by the Fifth Street Fire on May 11. Job Connection and the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce are reaching out to employees to help them start over.  More...

Local News

SFCS names first principal

Sierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS) has offered the job of principal to Travis Blagg and he has accepted.  More...

New Web cam features majesty of Yosemite Falls

The majesty of Yosemite Falls, North America’s highest waterfall, can now be viewed on Yosemite Conservancy's Web site thanks to a new Web cam. More...

PG&E warns of national utility scam

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is alerting customers to be aware of a scam that has impacted other utility customers across the country. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, May 25   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

American Legion Auxiliary

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary present senior Shelby Peters (center) with their 2012 scholarship. More...

Jefferson Award

The Mariposa Democratic Club’s Thomas Jefferson Award was presented to MCHS senior Grace Joseph (right). Joseph will attend Chapman University next fall. More...

Butterfly Garden Club

The Butterfly Garden Club presented its 2012 scholarships to Tim Andre, Shelby Preston and Jocelynn Barrington. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies are section champions

Beating arch-rival and defending champion Le Grand last Saturday, 9-3, in the finals of the Sac- Joaquin Section Division Division VI was icing on the cake for the MCHS softball team that first year head coach Tony Williams described as the “pe More...

Johnson named SAL’s most valuable

Senior Nichole Johnson topped off a stellar, fouryear varsity softball career on Saturday as the winning pitcher in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI championship contest.  Earlier this week, the coaches of the Southern Athletic League honored More...

Grizzlies advance in playoffs

Mariposa’s varsity baseball team, the Southern Athletic League co-champs, opened the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs last Wednesday with a 9-4 victory over Golden Sierra, launching it into a best two-out-of-three series against Vacavil More...

Highway 49 South closure occurs on Thursday  Free Access 

A Caltrans blasting operation will close Highway 49 South from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday. The work will close the highway between Silva and Allred roads. More...

Water-rescue professionals urge Merced River caution  Free Access 

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Experts in swiftwater rescue showed off their skills in Yosemite National Park to raise awareness and urge caution as folks head to the Merced River this season. More...

Hobby named to CIF Hall of Fame

Legendary Mariposa County High School coach and athletic director Loyd Hobby has collected championship banners and accolades for decades. More...

Post offices stay open, but hours face big cuts

Three Mariposa  County post offices that faced the threat of closure last year will stay open—but five local post offices now face drastically reduced hours.  The five post offices are located at Cathey’s Valley, El Portal, Fish More...

County home values may be heading up, agents say

LOCAL REAL ESTATE

A housing report from a major forecasting firm is generating buzz among Central California real estate agents.  The report sees double-digit gains in a number of markets that were hard hit by the housing crash of 2008.  The report does not More...

Road rage turns to violent altercation

A bizarre road rage event on May 15 escalated to a full-blown assault, and now Mariposa County Sheriff's deputies are looking for the suspect.  That day, at about 9:30 a.m., a man identified by Mariposa County deputy sheriffs as Richard A. More...

New owners commit to excellence

CHARLES STREET DINNER HOUSE

Mariposa’s flagship restaurant,  Charles Street Dinner House, has been closed since owner Ed Uebner died earlier this spring. Its empty spaces and darkened windows cast a pall on downtown, as much as the loss of the enigmatic owner did. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 14: •A dead bat was found on Zelma Way. •Possible hoarding was reported on Ben Hur Road. •Deputies took a report about harassing neighbors on Greeley Hill Road. •A possible drunk driver was seen in El Portal.  More...

County Fire Response Report

May 14 through May 20  EMS - 10  Fire – 7 (2 vegetation, 2 unauthorized burning, 2 auto and 1 auto/vegetation)  Public assist - 6  Auto collision - 2  More...

Legion continues poppy program

The idea of the poppy as a memorial flower to those who died in the First World War appeared as naturally as the little wild flowers that emerge from the soil and grow in the fields of France and Flanders. More...

Letters

For the boys

The fire that struck our town and took away a part of our history did its damage but in no way took away the spirit of our community.  More...

Fair plans fundraiser

We would like to inform you of our upcoming fundraiser in June. More...

Three cheers

Three cheers for President Obama's thoughtful comments in support of marriage equality for same-sex couples.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Randall Gene ‘Randy’ Wood

Randy was born in Sacramento, on Jan. 24, 1962, to Richard Sanford and Beverly Gail Horton. Randy passed away suddenly on Friday, May 11, in Mariposa where he has lived since 1994.  More...

George W. Krause

George William Krause went home to be with the Lord on May 11. He was born July 9, 1923 in Youngstown, Ohio. He was 89.  His grandson, Paul Koutsoubos, said it best. “A true soldier of God went home today. More...

Pet Connection

Is it love?

WEEKLY PET FEATURE

Sometimes animals and their people friends get caught up in the moment.  Perhaps they share the same pet bed. More...

Inside Education

Mural progresses

Earlier this spring the Mariposa County Schools Foundation awarded a large grant to Pete Bothwell, art instructor at Mariposa County High School, to create a mural on the wall of the band room to commemorate the trip the band took to participate in t More...

Pioneer helps kids develop bike path

Rebecca O'Hara, front end manager of Pioneer Market, presents a check to Mariposa Kiwanis Preschool Academy for the school's participation in the Pioneer Market Sports Challenge fundraiser. More...

MMS students excel academically

Ninety-two Mariposa Middle School Stars have sustained academic excellence and/or made strides toward academic improvement to earn the final Bringing Up Grades (BUG) recognition party.  More...

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