June 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

SFCS hires teaching staff  Free Access 

Sierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS) in Cathey's Valley has a site, a principal, and now, a teaching staff. More...

Search warrant yields meth and weapons  Free Access 

On Monday morning, Mariposa County Sheriff's Deputies executed a search warrant for drugs in the Lake Don Pedro Subdivision. More...

El Portal posts 105 degree F Sunday high  Free Access 

Capping a weekend of record heat, El Portal posted a whopping 105 degree F temperature at 3 p.m. on Sunday. More...

Gaines Fire 100 percent contained  Free Access 

The Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of CAL FIRE has declared full containment of the vegetation fire in the vicinity of Hornitos and Old Toll Roads. More...

New aerial adventure course tempts visitors

Last spring, Bryan and  Victoria Imrie opened  Yosemite Zipline Adventure Ranch (YZAR). The seven-line course offers adrenaline junkies a chance to “get their zip on” and experience the beauty of Mariposa’s landscape. More...

Fire station costs jump by $488,000

Mariposa County’s cost to build four new fire stations just jumped up by nearly a half million dollars. More...

Domestic violence escalates to assault

A Mariposa woman is in jail after she stabbed her husband following a fight. According to Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies, the woman was arrested on June 9 at her Guadalupe Creek Road home.  More...

Local News

Engine donation

MCHS Grizzly Fire Co-Captain Guy Hall (left) accepts a program donation of a Type III wildland fire engine from Madera-Mariposa-Merced CAL FIRE Deputy Chief Kevin Smith. More...

Pioneer Wagon Train begins trek

The Mariposa County Pioneer Wagon Train with horseback riders and walkers will begin its trek across the Sierra from Goat Meadow, near the south entrance to Yosemite, to one of the county’s pioneer ranches near Bootjack. More...

BLM announces fire restrictions

Effective June 11, the Bureau of Land Management implemented fire restrictions on all BLM-managed public lands within the Mother Lode Field Office boundary. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, June 15   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Amber and Wes McCullough would like to announce the birth of their second son, Finn Marshall McCullough, on March 3. More...

Mariposa Revival hosts noted violinist

Dr. More...

Pet Connection

WEEKLY PET FEATURE

Dogs mug for camera

This collection of canines seems to take special pleasure in mugging for the camera.  The pet feature is continuing. More...

Habitat seeks vehicle donations

Donating a vehicle will help Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County build a second affordable home in partnership with a family.  More...

M*A*S*H party comes to Mariposa

On July 7, Mt. Bullion Vineyards will be transformed into the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital for a fundraising event for the John C. More...

Inside Education

Clampers Scholarship

Kristin Shimer (pictured above) is the winner of the 2012 Clampers Scholarship. More...

Boosters provide grants to MCHS teachers

Teachers accepting awards from the Mariposa Academic Boosters Club (ABC) are, from left, Steve Banning (up to $500 for classroom supplies), Brooke Dobson ($200 for AP teacher training), and ABC's Vic More...

Last dance

Mariposa Middle School’s final eighth grade class celebrated at their graduation dance on June 5. More...

Summer jobs for teens are becoming thing of the past  Free Access 

Emilie Jones is one of the lucky few. The 16-year-old knows how hard it can be to find a summer job in Mariposa County. This spring, she filled out an application at Pioneer Market. More...

Caltrans Wednesday job was delayed from June 15  Free Access 

A Caltrans repaving effort that halted traffic along Highway 140 on Wednesday was originally scheduled to occur on June 15. The change resulted in no community announcement for the job, Caltrans spokesperson Angela Daprato said. More...

Fifty buses ticketed during enforcement operation  Free Access 

A surprise bus inspection conducted by California Highway Patrol on June 14 and 15 found 50 buses in Yosemite Valley in violation of vehicle codes and other rules. More...

Park prescribes first burn of the season  Free Access 

Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a prescribed fire in the north western portion of the park near the Big Oak Flat Entrance Station on Highway 120 (Big Oak Flat Road) on Tuesday, June 19. More...

Officials urge caution in heat  Free Access 

Temperatures are expected to rise above the century mark this weekend, and as such, local officials are urging people to be careful. More...

Gaines Fire razes over 1,600 acres

A bird that flew into a power line sparked an inferno Tuesday afternoon that blackened over 1,600 acres as of Wednesday morning.  The blaze began around 12:46 p.m. More...

Courthouse threatened by structural problems

The Courthouse is to Mariposa  County what Half Dome is to  Yosemite National Park--an icon. The regal building is the symbol of Mariposa’s rich history.  More...

Yosemite bridges appear on threatened places list

MERCED RIVER PLAN NO. 3

Stoneman Bridge is a crossroads at the center of  Yosemite Valley.  Cars and busses use it to pass over the Merced River and complete the Yosemite Valley loop. Summer rafters start their floats by the granite-faced span.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 4: An assault report came in from John C. Fremont Hospital. •Two dogs were loose on Greeley Hill Road. •A raccoon was in a house on Triangle Road. •A burglar alarm was sounding on Jones Street.  More...

County Fire Response Report

June 4 through 10  EMS - 11  Fire - 1  Public assist - 1  Auto collision - 2  Spotlight Call of the Week: On Friday, June 8, a vegetation fire in Hunters Valley.  More...

Letters

Proven its worth

As I read Rachel Oliver’s letter on recycling junk mail, I couldn’t help but feel her compassion and frustration. More...

Help Ben realize dream

It is the end of the MCHS school year, with all the excitement for the students that comes with being "free." For those who graduated, this is an even more exciting time as special events are occurring, all to mark the end of a passage of life. More...

How will you live your dash?

It’s 3:26 a.m. on June 5, and I can’t sleep. I can’t stop thinking about how in 15 and a half hours I will attend my eighteenth and final Mariposa Middle School graduation. Today will be bitter sweet. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Clinton ‘Dute’ Preston

Clinton Nelson "Dute" Preston, life-long resident and fifth generation Mariposa County rancher went to be with the Lord on June 6, at the age of 94. He was the middle child of Emmet Preston and Effie Hally Probasco Preston's seven children. More...

Harold V. Locke

Harold Virgil Locke was born in Blue Earth, Minn. on Feb. 26, 1921, and passed away peacefully on June 9, in Turlock at the age of 91.  More...

Betty Bulik

Mariposa resident, Betty Jeanne Bulik, passed away May 29 at the age of 83. She died peacefully, surrounded by her husband, family and priest. Betty is survived by her husband of 65 years, Wilfred A. More...

Sports

Grizzly Hall of Fame inducts Mike Powers

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...

Marlins recognize first Swimmers of the Week

The Marlins Swim Team is recognizing the team effort put forth by all of its swimmers at the Los Banos - Off the Deep End Invitational swim meet that occurred at the new Pacheco High School swim complex on Saturday, June 9. More...

Local athletes fare well at triathlon

Mariposa made a good showing at the Bass Lake Triathlon on June 2. Participants from Pure Training Studio swam, biked and ran the event. More...

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