November 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Robbery suspects held on $1 million bail  Free Access 

Four men now sit in the Mariposa County Jail charged with the Sept. 28 robbery of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum. They are each being held on $1 million bail. More...

Early snow dusts county  Free Access 

Many residents awoke to a dusting of snow on Saturday morning, but the weather is predicted to be noticeably warmer this week. More...

Home catches fire on Cole Road  Free Access 

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Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 - 11:10 a.m. -- Just after 10 a.m. this morning firefighters were called to a residential structure fire in the 5100 block of Cole Road. More...

Mining Museum reopens following robbery  Free Access 

The California State Mining and Mineral Museum at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds reopened Friday after being closed since a brazen robbery took much of the facility's gold on Sept. 28. More...

Local CHP officer thwarts suicide attempt  Free Access 

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 - 2 p.m. More...

Student busted for selling pot

One Mariposa County High School student was arrested for marijuana sales on Monday,  Nov. 5. Several others were turned over to their guardians and face disciplinary action for smoking pot.  More...

ELECTION RESULTS

Carrier wins District 5 seat, Bigelow elected

Mariposa County has a new supervisor in District 5. John Carrier took the seat with 57 percent of the vote. More...

Eagle-to-be fledges with fresh signage

Franz Wall wanted to make his mark with an Eagle Scout project that improved Mariposa.  His renovation of the Grizzly Gas billboard is grabbing attention as the kind of tweak that transforms visitor impressions.  More...

Local News

AREA BUSINESS

Raley’s workers strike, but stores remain open

Close to 5,000 union employees walked off the job at Raley’s and Nob Hill supermarkets on Sunday.  Some residents of Mariposa County choose to shop at Raley’s in Oakhurst.  As of Tuesday, picket lines were up at all 130 Raley&rs More...

42 years of sowing in Mariposa

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) held its 42nd annual native tree, plant and seed sale on Nov. 3 in Mariposa. More...

Reception honors Brown

A reception to recognize retiring District Attorney Robert Brown will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Mariposa County Government Center.  At 9 a.m., during the board of supervisors’ meeting, formal recognition will be presented. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Nov. 9   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Not by bread alone

Mariposa Assembly of God Pastor Ryan Horvath talks with a participant in last Saturday’s “Not by bread alone” event at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

MAN ALIVE! Who’s 85?

Full Story

Thank you

The Mariposa Bears concession team would like to thank our cooks Joe Williams, Mark Taylor and Kevin Club for volunteering to barbecue for the Mariposa Bears Football. These guys were there from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on game days.  More...

Cookin' in the Country

Holiday Menu ideas

 You want to bring out the best for your next holiday gathering, ensuring a memorable meal for family and friends. With a few simple tips and easier-than-youthink recipes, you can do just that.  More...

Sports

Junior varsity takes SAL crown

Dumps Gustine in finalé, 27-12

After a hard-fought, penalty-plagued first half, Mariposa’s junior varsity football team turned up the effort in the final two periods to post a 27-12 Southern Athletic League victory over Gustine’s young Reds.  The win earned the MC More...

Big Dog

Fresno State offensive tackle Cody Wichmann (No. 73, left) and a teammate hold off a Hawaii defensive lineman during the Bulldogs’ win last Saturday. More...

VOLLEYBALL

Lady Grizzlies eliminated in first round match

In their first round match of the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division IV playoffs, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies were shutout by Sonora, 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-21).  MCHS, which finished in second place in the Southern Athletic League behind defendin More...

Here comes the rain  Free Access 

After a cold and somewhat dry storm last weekend, it appears that wet weather is on its way. More...

Four arrests made in museum heist  Free Access 

With the assistance of the Mariposa County Sheriff's Department, Placer County Sheriff's Department, and the California Department of Corrections, the CHP has arrested four suspects believed responsible for the September robbery of the California Sta More...

Fourth suspect nabbed for museum robbery  Free Access 

Moments ago, law enforcement confirmed that a fourth suspect has been arrested in the Sept. 28 robbery of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum. More...

Chowchilla Mtn. Road closes  Free Access 

Chowchilla Mountain Road has closed for the winter, according to the National Park Service. More...

Veterans Day is observed in county  Free Access 

Veterans Day is being observed on Monday, with local schools, county offices, libraries and post offices closed. The holiday originated as a commemoration of the end of Wold War I, which concluded on Nov. 11, 1918. More...

Light snow and rain accompany low-pressure system  Free Access 

Precipitation amounts with Thursday evening and Friday's system have been lighter than expected, with just a quarter of an inch of rain recorded in Mariposa as of 8:30 a.m. on Friday. More...

Grizzly Band wins Selma and heads for San Diego

Mariposa County High School’s “Pride of the Sierra, Toast of Times Square” Grizzly Band, won an unprecedented third straight first-place award at the 48th annual Selma Marching Band Festival on Oct. 27. More...

Wedding turns violent at Cedar

A wedding reception at Cedar Lodge last weekend nearly turned into a murder investigation scene after the celebration morphed into a violent melee.  More...

Town Burger King bucks national slump

Manager Nick Blankenship is bullish on  Burger King. Business is up by close to 13 percent at the local restaurant.  “We’re doing well here in Mariposa,” Blankenship said last week. “Not every Burger King is. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 29: Cats were illegally dropped of on Park Circle Drive. •An harassment complaint came in from Lake McClure Road. •Smoke could be seen on Tip Top Road. •There was a domestic dispute on River Haven Road.  More...

Commentary

Our View

Torture

This 2012 election season has been akin to being a fan of the San Francisco Giants -- pure torture.  In 2010, the United States Supreme Court opened the flood gates for corporate contributions to political campaigns. More...

FIRST PERSON

‘Nothing I said seemed to matter’

In 2002 I was hired by the National Park Service at Yosemite to serve as liaison between two Park divisions: project management and resource management. More...

Letters

Farm Bureau says thanks

The Mariposa Farm Bureau has finished up with our annual dinner and auction. We had a great turnout and wish to thank all who attended. Hope all of you enjoyed the great food and good company. More...

KOPS for KIDS

It is hard to believe this time of year has come around and the KOPS for KIDS program is beginning its 15th year of providing holiday cheer to the children and families of the community of Mariposa. More...

Tax money

Here are a few of the places our tax money is used.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Helen Bullis

Helen Lydia Bullis passed on from this life, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Nov. 2, at the age of 83. More...

Andrew Cleary

On Oct. 5, Andrew Cleary passed away. Andy was a paralyzed Vietnam veteran who lived in Cathey’s Valley for 12 years.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

History lives through Day of the Dead celebration

Hornitos, once a lively gold town of 12,000 souls now welcomes hundreds each fall to remember its Mexican cultural history and honor those who have passed. Once a year on Nov. 2 in Hornitos, a candle-lit procession winds its way up a hill to St. More...

Entertainment

Harvest Festival rocks town and helps community

Seventh Street in Mariposa is becoming the place for live music in a street fair atmosphere. For the second time in as many months, the street will be shut down for a party. On Saturday, Nov. More...

Inside Education

THE PARENT CONNECTION

What parents can do to improve their child’s education

Anew study of the American family’s “passion points” from Just Kids, Inc. reveals that most families (45 percent) agree schools and education are their top priority. More...

The ABCs of Parent Involvement

A Ask — Ask children specific questions about the school day. What projects are they excited about? What did they learn in a particular class? How did they feel? What were the highs and lows of the day? More...

SFCS students celebrate fall festival

Sierra Foothill Charter School held its Fall Festival on the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 28. As always, the costume contest was quite popular. More...

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