August 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Schools, students and teachers make it through the first week

Mariposa County kids are back in school, and many sites are bursting at the seams. More...

VISITORS ALERTED

Second Yosemite death prompts Park response

A second  Yosemite visitor who stayed at Curry Village in June has succumbed to the deadly hantavirus, Park and state health officials said this week.  The report brings the total number of visitors known to have contracted the virus in the More...

County budget process begins

The budget hearings have begun for Mariposa  County’s 2012-13 financial plan. More...

Local News

Barrington keeps rodeo queen title

The Mariposa County Fair Board, along with the Mariposa Mountain Riders and queen coordinators have announced that on Aug. More...

CASA plans for Night of the Child

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mariposa County is planning its first annual Night of the Child fiesta dinner on Sept. 15. More...

49er Market closes its doors

Mariposa’s 49er Market, a local landmark for close to 40 years, is ending its run as a grocery store.  This week, the business at the intersection of Highways 140 and 49 South was attracting a flurry of customers with a going-out-of-busine More...

Letters

Our View

A broken process

Last week when the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors rushed to judgement and appointed Thomas Cooke as Mariposa County District Attorney, they deprived the public of taking part in a meaningful and important process.  Nothing that the board d More...

What now?

Effective on July 1, the family law facilitator’s office was closed down. The workload has currently been absorbed by the family law division clerks in the courthouse. More...

Got your goat

I, Jaq Quinn, would like to invite you to the Mariposa County Fair livestock auction. It is Sept. 2 at 3 p.m.  I am a second year member of Cathey’s Valley 4-H Club. I am in the goat, cooking and citizenship projects. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Christopher Jones

Christopher Brian Jones, a life-long resident of Mariposa  County, passed away on Aug.  22 at the age of 24.  More...

Myrna Mae Thompson

Myrna Mae Thompson was born on July 31, 1928 in Bell. She was 84 years old, and she passed away on Aug. 22. She was loving, caring and precious beyond words. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a good friend. More...

Carl Tilton

Carl Kees Tilton, beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend, passed away unexpectedly due to a sudden and severe infection on Aug. 8. He was 37 years old.  More...

Inside Education

FFA officers prepare for new year

July 23 through the 26, the Mariposa FFA 2012-2013 officer team went to its annual summer retreat at Sand Dollar Beach. There they spent four days discussing and planning the fiscal FFA year.  More...

Grizzly Boosters launch 2012-13 year of service

The Mariposa County High School (MCHS) Grizzly Booster Club has started the 2012–2013 school year membership drive. Members are volunteers who provide support to the many different MCHS programs.  More...

Loberg earns doctorate

Lisa Loberg received a Doctorate of Education from the University of California, Los Angeles at the June 16,commencement ceremonies held in Westwood. More...

Doctor offers hantavirus answers to counter Yosemite outbreak fears  Free Access 

Virus specialist Dr. Charles Chiu offers people worried about hantavirus some answers in a video produced by UC San Francisco following recent events in Yosemite National Park. More...

All signs point to a great Mariposa County Fair

Forecast: Fair for the weekend

The weather forecast for the coming weekend is just one of the positive signs for the 2012 Mariposa County Fair. More...

Parade honors Willey & Kinard

The 2012 Labor Day Parade honors two Mariposa men who have made substantial contributions to the community. The parade takes place, Saturday, Sept. 1, at 11 a.m. in downtown Mariposa.  The parade is dedicated to the memory of Tom Kinard. More...

Ag shows positive change

While many sectors of the local economy have been struggling, the agriculture industry appears to have gained some ground in 2011. More...

ELECTION 2012

Residents snowed under by political donation requests

Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, Mariposa voters are fed up with mail and phone calls seeking political contributions.  On Monday, James Cox of Coulterville wrote candidate Mitt Romney a $150 check.  Like others interviewed More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Aug. 20: Illegal dumping was reported at the fairgrounds. •There was a landlord/tenant dispute on Penon Blanco Way. •Grand theft was reported on Coakley Circle. Aug. 21: •There was a loose mare on Triangle Road. More...

Commentary

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTES

Let me tell you two stories, teach you something that many people don’t know, and give you a warning that may save your life.  More...

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

Julia Morgan - A Pioneer

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article that had to do with William Randolf Hearst and his famous castle in San Simeon. More...

Rotarians hear from one of their own

Last week Rotary members heard from their own Captain Larry Barr, a former Air Force pilot who retired from a career at United Airlines. Barr has recorded many hours of flight, and carried many passengers. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Aug. 31   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Narcotics Anonymous - meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs) from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Phones available to non-profits

Mariposa County Human Services has 30 older model cell phones to donate to any non-profit organizations on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested non-profit organizations are to contact Kathleena Jost at 742-0924 by close of business on Aug. 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...

Sierra Lifestyles

Local quilters give comfort and care to soldiers and families

Quilts are used to warm bodies, beds and hearts. They are parts of family legacies and childhood memories of grandma’s house.  They are colorful patchworks of family history. They can be handed down to children and grandchildren. More...

Sports

Summerville crushes MCHS in opener, 37-0

In their season opener Friday night inside Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium, Mariposa's gridiron Grizzlies were hammered by Summerville's Bears, 37-0, in a non-league clash. More...

Grizzlies host Bears in opener

Mariposa’s new “modified pistol” offense was very productive against a challenged Yosemite High School Badger defense in last Friday night’s scrimmage. More...

Soccer team wins, 4-1

What hasn’t happened since 2008 took place Tuesday afternoon in Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium.  Mariposa County High School whipped Bret Harte, 4-1, to open its 2012 boys’ soccer season, a feat it hasn’t accomplished in four y More...

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