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Body of missing 6-year-old recovered

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, 3:13 p.m. - The body of Jacob Adams, a 6-year-old boy who was swept into the Merced River in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, has been recovered today.     More...

Change marks beginning of the 2012-13 school year

Students in the  Mariposa County  Unified School District and at two new charter schools in the county began the new school year on Wednesday morning. More...

Budget process is expected to be smooth

When Mariposa  County begins its budget hearings on Aug. 27, officials expect a much quieter process than in the last several years.  County Administrative Officer Rick Benson said that the recommended budget does not make drastic cuts. More...

Charter schools welcome students

For the first time in Mariposa County’s educational history, two new public schools have opened outside the auspices of the Mariposa County Unified School District. More...

Hantavirus fatality origin is traced to Curry Village

A 37-year-old man has died after contracting the rare but deadly hantavirus—apparently during a stay at Curry Village in Yosemite National Park.  The California Department of Public Health made the announcement on Aug. 16. More...

Local News

Local event raises funds for World Access Project

Richard and Ophelia McInturff spent nearly a year organizing the first World Access Project (WAP) Fundraiser in Mariposa. The goal was to provide the disabled in Mexico with wheelchairs and other mobility devices to help them gain independence. More...

LOCAL HISTORY

Huell Howser moment for county came 10 years ago

Huell Howser, the folksy, much-imitated travelogue host, pulled into Mariposa County 10 years ago this month.  With videographer Cameron Tucker, the pair spent 10 days producing seven episodes for a special Yosemite Week.  More...

Yosemite marks NPS 96th birthday

Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 96th birthday of the National Park Service (NPS) by holding a series of activities focused on “What NPS rangers do” on Saturday, Aug. 25. More...

Letters

Do not control cruelty

I was recently contacted by Mariposa County Animal Control (on the recent cat deaths) and found out I was mentioned because I was acting suspiciously while carrying a bag to my porch. More...

Counting sheep

Hi, my name is Dom Brandauer. I am 13 years old and will be attending Mariposa County High School in the fall. This is my fifth year in the sheep project and my first year showing in FFA.  More...

Interesting tips

Interesting tips from Esther Kim in “YARTS riders fear bus ‘crazies,’ study suggests.” Those she describes using antisocial tactics to hog more seats than they pay for are vexing.  Perhaps they could also offer tips on sc More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jeanetta Mae Sanchez Wells

Jeanetta passed away at her son's home in Silver Springs, Nev. after years of declining health. More...

Sports

READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

‘Mountain Clash’ kicks off Grizzlies’ gridiron campaign

Mariposa’s 2012 football season opens this Friday night in a fundraising scrimmage against the Yosemite High School Badgers in Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium.  The varsity contest will begin at 7 p.m., preceded by the junior varsity at 5:3 More...

Season warm-up

Lady Grizzly Carissa Leonard gets a shot over the net during a scrimmage against Minarets High School on Tuesday night. The Lady Grizzlies volleyball team opens the 2012 campaign this week. More...

Coaches work to maintain athletics for middle school

When the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) cut funding for middle school athletics several years ago, there was fear that the programs would disappear. Because of some dedicated coaches and volunteers, that didn’t happen.  More...

Gas station opens in El Portal

After a long dry spell, drivers in El Portal can once again purchase gasoline and diesel. More...

No serious injuries in head-on collision

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 10:30 a.m. - There were no apparent serious injuries following a head-on collision on Highway 140 at the top of the Briceburg Grade around 9:30 a.m. this morning. More...

Welcome back

The Dulcich Family arrives at Mariposa Elementary School on Wednesday morning just before school began. More...

River claims young brothers

Tragedy has struck in Yosemite National Park after what has been a relatively safe summer. On Aug. More...

TOT shatters record

Mariposa County’s transient occupancy tax (TOT) was at a record level of $10.7 million in the 2010-11 fiscal year. When the county budgeted for 2011-12, it conservatively tagged the expected amount at $10.3 million.  More...

Board appoints Cooke as new DA

Mariposa County will have a new district attorney on Nov. 1. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors appointed Thomas Cooke to the post that will be vacated by Bob Brown on Oct. 31.  The decision wasn’t an easy one, but it was quick. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Aug. 13: The smell of smoke was reported on Grist Road. •Four dogs were loose on East Whitlock Road. •One arrest was made after out of bounds campers were reported on Incline Road. More...

County Fire Response Report

Aug. 13 through 19  EMS - 8 Fire - 1 Public assist - 0  Auto collision - 1  Spotlight Call of the Week: On Sunday, Aug. More...

Corrections

In the article about the cat deaths in Mariposa last week, Terri Alice’s title was incorrectly listed. More...

Commentary

California commentary

What Do Prop. 30 and the New Fire Tax Have in Common?

Politicians are big fans of schools and public safety, but not for the same reasons that most Californians support these important services. Politicians like these issues because they can use them as excuses to increase taxes. More...

Milestones

9/11 ceremony planned

The Thom Jenkins VFW Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their fourth annual 9/11 ceremony. It will be held in the Coulterville Park starting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11. More...

Manna House serves spaghetti

Manna House of Mariposa County invites the entire community to a spaghetti dinner with all the trimmings on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will be held in Hansen Hall at Mariposa Lutheran Church, 4469 Highway 49 South.  More...

Revival set at Art Park

Apostolic Power House presents the second annual Holy Ghost Revival at the Mariposa Art Park on Sunday, Aub. 26 at 6 p.m.  Evangelist Xenn Seab will lead live praise and worship.  For information, call Mona at 742-4054.   More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Sturm Gardner Vineyard proved Mariposa wine can be fine

Cliff and Mary Lou Gardner are doing something right at the Sturm Gardner Vineyard. Close to a million Yosemite visitors pass by the grapes each year. The visitors don’t see the vineyard, however. More...

Inside Education

Kids experience Summer Art Camp

The Parks and Recreation Summer Art Camp, sponsored by the Mariposa County Arts Council, enjoyed another successful calendar of classes and events.  One of the most bizarre classes was taught by Andrea Winton involved by 15 cans of shaving cream More...

Summit Christian corrects event date

After four years of operation, Summit Christian School (SCS) has expanded from an initial handful of middle-school age students to now offering instruction for all grades, from kindergarten through high school.  The school meets at New Life Chri More...

4-H enrolls new members

4-H is a youth development program of the University of California Cooperative Extension which is collaboration between federal, state, and county governments. More...

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