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Jones leads in North County, Mee and Carrier close in District 5  Free Access 

Absentee ballot results

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 8:31 p.m. More...

Big weather changes expected  Free Access 

It was hot over the weekend, but already change is in the air. The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts that temperatures may fall to 15 to 20 degrees below normal tomorrow. More...

Yosemite packers make Mule Days finals  Free Access 

The Yosemite Packers made it to the world championship finals at Bishop Mule Days over Memorial Day Weekend. More...

Fire consumes Don Pedro home  Free Access 

An early morning fire razed a Lake Don Pedro area home today. Mariposa County Fire Chief Jim Wilson said Mariposa County and Cal Fire firefighters responded to a structure fire at 2973 Barrett Cove Road in the Don Pedro community about 6:30 a.m. More...

Grizzlies are section champs

The MCHS varsity baseball team claimed the Sac-Joaquin Division 6 section championship on Memorial Day, with a 4-3 victory over Bradshaw Christian. More...

Deputies investigate homicide

Last Friday, an out of state visitor made a surprising discovery along Triangle Road. More...

Dr. Mosher retires after 24 years of taking care of Mariposa

Recently, Dr. Charles Mosher looked in the mirror and laughed to himself, “Just how old am I?” At 68, he decided there is no reason to be decrepit, but knows he is ready for the next stage of his life. More...

SFCS becomes an official school

For the better part of this school year, parents and community members in Cathey’s Valley have been working to establish Sierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS). More...

Local News

Assemblymember seeks assistance

OP-ED

When the rockslide at Ferguson Ridge cut off access to Highway 140 six years ago, our community was undoubtedly shaken by the prospect of losing thousands of visitors to the nearby Yosemite Valley.  More...

Sign ordinance will return to board for decision

One of the most protracted issues in Mariposa County may finally get resolved in June. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors is set to make some decisions on the sign ordinance next month.  More...

Arts Council works to rebuild

On May 11, the Mariposa County Arts Council’s gallery and office space was destroyed in a fire that broke out in an adjacent building and subsequently burned through an entire block of Mariposa’s Fifth Street. More...

Letters

Watershed group seeks contacts

As our town and our neighboring businesses work to recover from the May 11 fire, the Upper Merced River Watershed Council wishes to thank everyone who has offered encouragement and willingness to help our organization as we enter this unexplored terr More...

Evaluation time

It's evaluation time again with two County Supervisors positions up for change. Where are we headed with Mariposa County Government?  More...

Students’ needs?

We all know how much fiscal trouble the Mariposa County Unified School District is having. Many teachers, aides, yard duty and other staff members have been laid off, so why is the school district throwing a party?   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Glenn Allen Binning

Glenn Allen Binning "The  Mayor," passed away peacefully on May 26.  More...

Marion ‘Molly’ Merrill

Marion (Molly) Homer Merrill, a long-time Mariposa resident, passed away peacefully  May 18, after a year at the  Ewing Wing of the John C. Fremont Hospital, at the age of 96.  More...

Sports

Grizzlies claim section title in 4-3 nail-biter

When junior James Palmer’s double bounced off the left centerfield wall in the bottom of the sixth inning, pinch runner Sam Tucker scampered across the plate with what would prove to be the winning run in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI cha More...

Oswald signs with William Jessup

William Jessup University men's basketball coach Aaron Muhic has announced the signing of former Mariposa County High School and Santa Rosa Junior College star Tim Oswald  More...

Grizzly Hall of Fame celebrates 14 years in June

The 14th annual Grizzly Scholarship Dinner will be held on Saturday, June 23 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds Sequoia Hall.  This year marks $100,000 in student athlete scholarships being awarded. More...

Breaking News - 6/6/2012 7:30 AM

Blasting scheduled for Thursday on Highway 49  Free Access 

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close State Route 49 from Silva Road/ Indian Peak Road to Allred Road for blasting. More...

Sheriff warns of telephone solicitation scam  Free Access 

Today, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has been alerted by a local business of a telephone solicitor asking it to donate money to a "Police Service Yearbook." The caller is asking businesses to send the money via UPS, rep More...

Wild weather comes and goes  Free Access 

Yesterday morning dawned as a sunny, late spring day. By noon, however, change was in the air. More...

Mining and mineral museum staff are packing collection  Free Access 

California Mining and Mineral Museum staff have sent 100 boxes containing parts of the museum's collection to a Sacramento storage facility in anticipation of a July 1 closure date. More...

90-year-old "zips" item off his bucket list  Free Access 

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Most people don't live to see age 90, and those that do are often frail and ill. That is definitely not the case for 90-year-old Frank Rowland of Fresno. More...

Close call with pedestrians prompted Caltrans study

TRAFFIC SAFETY

Driving home from a yoga class on a January evening, county employee Cheryl Jay narrowly missed a group of pedestrians.  The walkers, at the intersection of 12th Street and Highway 140, “were wearing dark clothing,” Jay recalled last More...

State’s outlook casts gloomy budget shadow

Mariposa County, and all other counties in California, are bracing for a tough budget year in 2012-13. The governor’s most recent budget forecast is even more bleak than originally feared.  More...

Vote-by-mail ballots are due at county on Tuesday

Vote-by-mail ballots are due at 8 p.m. More...

Holiday crowds flock to Yosemite

Memorial Day  Weekend is typically the busiest holiday weekend of the year in Yosemite National Park. More...

Warmer weather poses hazards

RIVER WATCH

Swift-water rescue pros showed off their skills in  Yosemite National Park last week to raise safety awareness as folks head to the Merced River this season.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 21: •Domestic issues were investigated in downtown Mariposa. •There was a rattlesnake on Brooks Road. •A grass fire was reported on Greeley Hill Road. •Someone was shooting on Greeley Hill Road.  More...

Local Rotary festival nears

On June 9, Mariposa Rotary offers everyone an afternoon of wine tasting at the Art, Wine and Wheels Festival. The Courthouse is a perfect setting to enjoy local artists’ works while tasting great foothill wines.  More...

Library seeks volunteer tutors

The Mariposa County Library is looking for people who would like to share their love of reading and make a difference in someone’s life by volunteering as tutors in the Read and Succeed adult literacy program. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, June 1   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Bonde turns 90

Richard “Dick” Bonde celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends at the Miner’s Inn. He turned 90 on May 17. More...

Thank you

The Coulterville IOOF would like to thank everyone for donating and purchasing raffle tickets for our third annual biscuits and gravy breakfast. We had great raffle prizes donated by wonderful businesses and individuals. More...

Rose Ramondini Trabucco Berg

Rose Christine Ramondini Trabucco Berg was born May 28, 1914, and died May 14.  Rose and Theodore Trabucco were married at the Mariposa County Courthouse by his cousin Judge J.J. Trabucco April 26, 1934. More...

Pet Connection

WEEKLY PET FEATURE

Sitting pretty

Unlike some dogs, these loyal pooches seem to have mastered the trick of sitting and staying.  The pet feature is continuing. More...

Inside Education

Grizzly Band takes gold

Mariposa County High School's Grizzly Band competed in its final contest of the 2011-12 school year on May 19 at San Mateo College. More...

Andre wins 2012 4-H Scholarship

Tim Andre has received the Mariposa County 4-H Council’s $250 scholarship. He will be attending Fresno State in the fall majoring in animal science-livestock business management.  More...

State unveils career Web site

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson last week unveiled the new California Career Center Web portal to help middle school and high school students explore their options and plan their next steps toward productive careers.  More...

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