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Armed robbers strike Mining and Mineral Museum  Free Access 

The California State Mining and Mineral Museum has just been robbed. The crime was reported shortly after 4 p.m. More...

Gettin’ a leg up

Mariposa resident Tom Hays (left) and Dave Bart of Bart’s Blazin’ Q in Livermore tend to their spread of chicken legs during last Saturday’s Blazin’ Hog Barbecue and Zydeco Mu More...

Weekend brings all things ‘fest’

The first full weekend of fall is bringing summer-like temperatures and a host of things to do in Mariposa County. More...

CFSA: Fair is ‘small but mighty’

Most local residents already know the importance of the Mariposa County Fair and its grounds, but some officials with the California Fair Services Authority (CFSA) got to experience that first hand this year, too.  And to say they were impressed More...

Local News

MCCA Home and Garden Show scheduled for Oct. 6

The 23rd annual Mariposa County Contractors’ Association (MCCA) Home and Garden Show at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. More...

River clean up yields 1,283 pounds of trash

According to a Marine Debris Timeline found on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Web site, a disposable diaper can last 450 years in the water; foam cups and plastic bottles, 50 years; aluminum cans 200 years; and microfilament fishing line More...

Tomato Fest 2012 arrives this weekend

The Mariposa Tomato Festival is this weekend, Sept. 29 and 30. Organizers are busy putting the finishing touches on the event.  More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Sept. 28   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Harry M. ‘Tex’ Albaugh

Lt. Col. Harry M. “Tex” Albaugh (USAF retired) passed away Sept. 13, in Lewisville, Texas at the age of 94 following complications in his battle with prostate cancer. Tex was born the youngest of three brothers in San Antonio, Tex. More...

Paul W. Eagle

Paul Wesley Eagle, a 27-year resident of Mariposa and recently of Coarsegold for the past six years, pased away at his home Sept. 14. He was 71.  Paul was born in Bell on Jan. 8, 1941 to parents Dayton and Marie Eagle. More...

Taking you higher up

He makes my feet lie in the feet of a deer; He enables me to stand on the heights. (Psalms 18:33 New International Version)   More...

Inside Education

SFCS aides provide support

Sierra Foothill Charter School has announced the hiring of three instructional aides.  "We are delighted to have these three extremely well-qualified aides join our staff. More...

Bike rodeo set at Children’s Fair

Kids should bring their bikes to the 23rd annual Children’s Fair this Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park. More...

Mercy Ambulance backs Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement serving the Central Valley (JA) received a $2,500 check last week from Mercy Medical Transportation toward the Mariposa Youth Impact Project. More...

Yosemite gets new postmaster

The Yosemite Valley Post Office has a new postmaster, but he certainly isn't an unfamiliar face. More...

Half Dome cables come down

The Half Dome Cables will be taken down for the season on Tuesday, October 9. More...

Warm temps poised to abandon Central California  Free Access 

Mariposa's temperatures are expected to drop out of the 90s this week. By early next week, unseasonably cool temperatures are forecast. A few showers are even possible on Tuesday. More...

Hound hunt bill is signed by governor

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that bans the use of hunting dogs to pursue bear and bobcat in the state. The law goes into effect on Jan. 1. More...

Residents cry foul over fire fee

Mariposa County residents have been receiving the advanced notice that their state fire prevention fees are coming, and they are not pleased. More...

PLANNING COMMISSION

St. Joseph’s plan goes back to drawing board

A widely-discussed renovation plan for St.  Joseph’s Catholic Church’s grounds will be revised and resubmitted to the county again, the church decided last week.  More...

TOURIST SEASON REVIEW

Recession in Europe dings local business

The European debt crisis delivered fallout an ocean and a continent away with reduced tourism in Mariposa County this summer.  Statistics compiled by Yosemite National Park report that the number of visitors passing through the Highway 140 corri More...

Commentary

Public Health Notes

I’ve got two stories for you about hantavirus, and a greater story, which is information that will help you avoid this serious disease.  More...

Letters

Generosity is overwhelming

Thank you Mariposa, Oakhurst and Coarsegold. Last Saturday, the Mariposa Rotary/ Mollie Suh Yaley Memorial Golf Tournament was held at Sierra Meadows Country Club in Ahwahnee.  We had a record turnout for the tournament. More...

Not fluent in innuendo

This is my reaction to last week’s letter headed "No Cann Do":  I know Mr. Ford set out to write in clear English but I found it difficult to understand his points--maybe, because I am not fluent in inuendo.  More...

Fire fee - why?

As a homeowner in Mariposa County I have struggled with my budget for many years in order to make my property fire-safe every spring. Now this. More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Trevor and Gwynn Stonum of Corona have announced the arrival of their son, Liam Robert Stonum on Sept. 16, at 9:08 a.m. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

High-flying Macready made mark on flight, fashion and county

Col. John A. Macready was an aviation celebrity when he arrived in Mariposa County in 1933.  If there was a paradox about Macready, it was this. More...

Sports

Knights rip Grizzlies in SAL opener

Ripon Christian struck early and often against a staggering Mariposa defense in their joint Southern Athletic League opener last Friday night in Ripon. The Knights put 21 points on the board in the first quarter and cruised to a 35- 14 victory.  More...

MCHS spikers stay perfect in league play

Monday Mariposa’s varsity girls’ volleyball team kept its spotless Southern Athletic League mark intact as the Lady Grizzlies spanked Turlock Christian, 3-0, on the Lady Eagles home court.  Mariposa took the opening match, 25-21, and More...

Soccer squad routs TC

After the first seven minutes Monday afternoon, Mariposa’s varsity boys’ soccer squad held a 3-0 advantage over Turlock Christian in their Southern Athletic League match and the Grizzlies sailed to a 10-0 blowout.  More...

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