September 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Angry father faces more molest charges

The man who lashed out at Mariposa County prosecutors after his son was convicted of child molestation now faces even more of the same charges. He was originally arrested in May.  More...

Hantavirus cases slowing

A third Yosemite visitor who succumbed to the deadly hantavirus died in July after a visit to the Park in June, health officials said this week.  When the death was announced on Sept. More...

Highway 140 roadwork rankles many residents

A Caltrans repaving project is slowing traffic on Highway 140 as work crews operate one-lane traffic control from 7 a.m. through 6 p.m. most weekdays through Oct. 19. More...

Local News

Drug take-back day is for Sept. 29

On Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Benefit event set to help J. Posey

A benefit lunch and dinner, sponsored by and held at Castillo’s Restaurant in Mariposa, is set for Sept. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dining will be inside and on the patio.  The community is invited to come out and support J. More...

Hornitos prepares for 26th flea market

The community preparations are under way for the 26th annual Hornitos Flea Market, to be held Sunday, Oct. 7. Gates open to the public at 7 a.m. No dogs are allowed in the sale area. Spaces are available. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Sept. 14   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

" A GONER" FOR GOLD

Jack Webb has the beard and eyes of an Old Testament prophet—and a powerful will to match. For more than 20 years, Webb followed a voice and a vision. More...

Sports

Grizzlies fall to 0-3 on season

Following a 29-15 defeat at the hands of Livingston's Wolves Friday night, Mariposa is now 0-3 on the young football season. More...

MCHS bows to Warriors, hits the road

Despite being pummeled by Orestimba’s Warriors in last Friday night’s homecoming gridiron clash in Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium, 42-14, Mariposa head coach Dennis Blessing remains optimistic.  “We played a lot better than we More...

Soccer squad lets lead slip away

Mariposa’s varsity boys’ soccer squad opened Southern Athletic League (SAL) play Monday afternoon against Denair’s Coyotes. More...

A memorial to inspire

Mariposa’s 9/11 Memorial was officially dedicated on Tuesday evening. Hundreds of people gathered to honor the fallen and thank those who made the memorial possible. More...

County is ready to defend lawsuit

Mariposa County officials have long known that the fight with the Merced Irrigation District (MID) was coming. In fact, the pot’s probably been simmering since the county and MID inked the agreement over water rights in 1960.  More...

Test scores continue to improve

Each year, students all over California are subject to state standardized testing to measure their achievment. Mariposa County students have traditionally fared well, and the latest test results show the same to be true.  More...

Mariposa County passes air-quality standards test

Mariposa is one of just six California counties to have met a health-based smog standard for the past three years, the U.S. More...

Letters

National secrets

People usually think of men and women in the military as infantry soldiers, carrying an M4 carbine while out on foot patrol in a war zone. But there are many ways to be a soldier and protect freedom.  More...

No Cann do

When was the last time you got a straight answer from a politician? Can you even remember a first time? More...

Help the Grand Jury

As you may or may not know, the Civil Grand Jury exists essentially to help the county and other designated local agencies in effectively providing all the tax funded services they seek to deliver. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Herman C. Wackerman

Herman Clarence Wackerman, 88, of Mariposa and Jackson, Wyo., passed away on  Aug. More...

Patricia Ann DeLong

Patricia Ann DeLong passed away on Aug. 2 at the age of 57.  Patricia was born on June 20, 1955, in Yadkin, N.C. Patricia and Ron DeLong moved to Mariposa with their three daughters in 1986. More...

Yvonne Helgeson-Waldrop

With the same grace and dignity with which she lived her life, Yvonne Helgeson-Waldrop passed away on Sept. 7.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Vicki Almarode; and son, Chip Helgeson.  Mrs. More...

Inside Education

Kids First supports SFCS

Sierra Foothill Charter School teachers thank Kids First for providing them with $100 each for classroom supplies. Teachers were thrilled and very appreciative. More...

Denham announces Community Spirit Awards

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) today announced the open application period for California’s 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. More...

Local student could win $5,000 in contest

Commander James Mason of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6042 announced the kickoff of this year’s VFW and its Ladies’ Auxiliary “Patriot’s Pen” essay competition. More...

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