October 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Missing Yosemite worker broke pelvis, femur  Free Access 

Wawona Hotel employee Jessica Rose Garcia, 23, missing from Saturday through Tuesday, had broke her pelvis and femur when found by rescue personnel. On Tuesday afternoon, she was flown to a hospital for treatment. More...

Meth continues to plague the legal system and lives

Methamphetamine use in Mariposa County and the entire nation is blamed for a number of social factors that are plaguing society. Addicts suffer health problems, mental health issues and have trouble with the law. More...

Summer of 2012 may take hot-temp record

This August and  September were the hottest ever at the National Weather Service’s Fresno station, the agency reported this week.  Fresno weather records go back to 1887. More...

Local News

Local clubs mark 4-H week

Across the country, 4- H will celebrate National 4-H Week from Sunday, Oct. 7 to Saturday, Oct. 13. More...

Flea market set

Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds is hosting a flea market on Oct. 6 at the fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  It is being held in conjunction with the Mariposa County Contractors’ Association Home Show, which takes place from 9 a.m. More...

Sheriff’s Office gets 115 pounds of prescriptions

On Saturday, Sept. 29, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) collected 115 pounds of surrendered drugs. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Oct. 5   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Basin Chapel hosts children’s gathering

Ponderosa Basin Chapel is sponsoring a monthly gathering of children and their parents called R.O.C.K. (Reaching Out to Christ’s Kids). Oct. 4 will be the first session, and the group will meet every first Thursday of the month following.  More...

Thank you

Our thanks continue to go out to our great community and friends. Thanks to the local Adventist Church, the children are enjoying some great playground equipment. During recess there is a mad dash out to the play area. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

1970s pot-flight crash is recalled from Yosemite climbers' hippie era

Birdsong was scarce at Lower Merced Pass Lake on a recent fall morning—as if animal life had forgotten about this remote Yosemite spot.  More...

Sports

Grizzlies burst the bubble, post first win

With 28 unanswered points in the first half, Mariposa’s gridiron Grizzlies recorded their first victory of the season last Friday night, crushing Turlock Christian’s Eagles in a Southern Athletic League contest, 56-8.  Mariposa&rsquo More...

Soccer squad ties Knights

After a goal from a penalty kick on a call that head coach Adam Finney described as “questionable” early in the match, Mariposa’s soccer squad went on to tie Ripon Christian, 1-1, in Monday’s Southern Athletic League contest.& More...

Defending champs hand Lady Grizzlies first SAL defeat

Monday night, the defending Southern Athletic League volleyball champ, Ripon Christian, cruised to a 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25- 14) victory over Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies.  It was Mariposa’s first defeat in league play.  More...

Water scientists meet at Yosemite  Free Access 

Leading scientists from across the region meet this Oct. 11 and 12 to discuss water issues that affect the Sierra and the Mariposa-Yosemite region. The 2012 Yosemite Hydroclimate Meeting takes place in Yosemite Lodge's Cliff Room. More...

Sheriff's Office releases fire information

The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office released the following information Tuesday morning regarding a house fire on Sunday afternoon and the discovery of a deceased resident: More...

Armed thieves strike museum

$2 million in gold and gems stolen

In a surreal incident that left the community reeling, the California State Mining and Mineral Museum (CSMMM) was robbed in broad daylight. The crime was reported shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. More...

Home show and flea markets jam weekend plans

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

Cell service outage reminds customers of coverage limits

Residents in the Midpines area struggled with a nearly week-long cell phone service interruption over the past week.  Providing coverage is always a challenge in a foothill area. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 24: A possible scam was reported from Coachman Road. •Deputies took a grand theft report on Banderilla Drive. •There was a bobcat issue on Rincon Court. •Suspicious circumstances were reported on St. More...

Commentary

California commentary

Heads Up Taxpayers

While voters’ attention is being diverted to the three major statewide tax increase measures on the November ballot, Propositions 30, 38 and 39, many taxpayers are about to be hit below the belt by local politicians, who are just as anxious to More...

The Treaty to Restrict Firearms Defeated—for Now!

I used to believe that if you read and viewed news sources widely enough, which I do, you would have all the information to be properly informed. I depended upon this assumption. I defended and trusted this assumption. More...

Letters

War on rural California

The fire tax is just the latest urban war against rural California. There is no murder tax in Sacramento, Stockton, Fresno or San Francisco even though they have high rates of murder. More...

Irritated with USPS

Before I say anything else, I really appreciate the USPS and the work they do. That being said, I am extremely irritated with the local USPS right now.  More...

A do nothing Congress

On Friday, Sept. 21, the worst “do nothing” Congress in the history of the United States closed up and left Washington early in order to pursue their own selfish interests. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Arthur G. Turner

Arthur G. Turner was born  April 9, 1928, and passed away suddenly in Hornitos on Sept.  29.  Art spent his childhood in Hornitos, graduating from grade school there and Mariposa County High School in 1945. More...

Andrew Mirassou

On Saturday, Sept. 8, Andrew Louis Mirassou of Mariposa, passed away from complications due to cancer at the age of 49.  More...

Opal ‘Libby’ Greene

Opal I. (Libby) Greene, 79, of Cathey’s Valley, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 8. More...

Inside Education

MCUSD recognizes employees

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees recently recognized employees with long terms of service to the district. At top employees who have been with the district for 20 years. More...

Gold Rush School starts parents’ club

Friends of the Greeley Hill Gold Rush Charter School held their first Parents Club meeting on Sept. 20. Elections of officers, for a one year term, were of primary importance. More...

Vineyard backs Jr. Achievement

Trish Gilger (right) representing Mariposa Youth Impact Project accepts a $500 donation from Kris Casto. More...

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