November 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire razes travel trailer, but residence spared

Fire razes travel trailer, but residence spared More...

Museum suspects head to court  Free Access 

In just minutes, the four men suspected of robbing the California State Mining and Mineral Museum will make their first appearance in Mariposa County Superior Court. More...

Shoppers scramble for last Twinkies

Fans of Hostess-brand Twinkies, Ding-Dongs and other treats were scrambling to buy Pioneer Market's remaining stock of goodies after the American icon announced on Friday it is going out of business. More...

Museum bandits bagged

Four men arrested for $1 million gold heist

You can run, but you can’t hide.  Four thieves that allegedly committed a smash and grab robbery at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum (CSMMM) on Sept. 28 are no longer hiding. More...

CHP officer thwarts suicide

The Mariposa  California Highway  Patrol office has released an officer incident report that outlines how local Officer Tony Lassos was able to stop an attempted suicide on the Williams Sell Bridge on Highway 49 South on Monday, Nov. More...

Respecting Veterans

Vietnam veteran and Mariposa County High School Band Director Dr. Phil Smith stands at attention at last week's Veterans' Day commemoration at Mariposa Elementary School. More...

Thanksgiving dinner at home remains a bargain

Although the cost of enjoying  Thanksgiving dinner at home rose slightly this year over last, it still remains far less expensive than eating at a number of area restaurants.  More...

Local News

Barnes helps Habitat start filling tool chest

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County has received a donation from local dentist, Dr. Tim Barnes. More...

Manna House begins holidays

This is the 28th year that Manna House of Mariposa County has provided Christmas groceries for those less fortunate in the community. Registration will begin on Monday, Nov. 19 at Manna House, just above Happy Burger. More...

Superstorm Sandy hits close to home

Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast two weeks ago. For most residents of Mariposa County, it was tragic enough just to watch the destruction in the news.  More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Nov. 16   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 

Dennis K. DiPirro

Dennis Kenneth DiPirro was born Nov. 28, 1943, in Buffalo,  N.Y. and died Nov. 1 at the age of 68.  More...

Arthur L. Mills

Arthur L Mills, a 40-year resident of Mariposa, passed on  Nov. 6. Arthur was born in Savannah, Ga. More...

Entertainment

Starchman’s new play draws on reality of teen experience

Don and Francie Starchman of Mariposa will likely be having a number of deja-vu moments this weekend. More...

Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its holiday production

What do you get when you whirl together Rudolph, Tiny Tim, Cindy Lou Who, Frosty, fruitcake, Santa, Scrooge, big-city Christmas parades and holiday folklore from around the globe? More...

Irish music rocks The Bug

Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort continues its fall music line-up this weekend, before a short hiatus for Thanksgiving.  Friday, Nov 16 is a jam session at The Bug. On Saturday night, The Gasmen perform traditional Irish music.  More...

Breaking News - 11/19/2012 12:08 PM

Alleged museum bandits arraigned  Free Access 

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Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 - 9:30 a.m. More...

Clover is Mariposa's new postmaster  Free Access 

Robin Clover became Mariposa’s new postmaster during a swearing-in ceremony on Nov. 20. More...

Fire safe committee meets  Free Access 

The Mariposa Pines/Jerseydale Fire Safe Committee has announced a special meeting of interest to all at Lushmeadows Fire Station on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 6:30 pm. More...

DA files charges against robbers  Free Access 

The four men arrested for allegedly robbing the California State Mining and Mineral Museum on Sept. 28 have been formally charged with the crime. More...

Troop scouts for food this weekend  Free Access 

Boy Scouts will be "scouting" for food to donate to Manna House this weekend. More...

DNC hosts community Thanksgiving  Free Access 

Delaware North Parks and Resorts will host a community Thanksgiving dinner in Curry Village on Nov. 22. More...

Enjoy the sun while it lasts  Free Access 

Today may be the last day of sunshine for a while. Right now, it's beautiful and warm in Mariposa. The clouds are gathering, however, and rain threatens all weekend. More...

Mining museum back in business

The California State Mining and Mineral Museum at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds has reopened after a brazen robbery took much of the museum's gold collection on Sept. 28.  More...

Miwuks delayed again

Mariposa County’s native peoples were awaiting important news this past Halloween.  That’s when the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs had promised a decision on the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation’s petit More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 5: Someone was driving recklessly on East Whitlock Road. •Petty theft was reported on 10th Street. •Deputies took a dog bite report on Highway 49 South. •There was a fire on Ferretti Road.  More...

Commentary

Our View

Park issues deserve compromise

Mariposa County will have a new representative in Congress in January when Rep. Tom McClintock takes office for the new Fourth Congressional District.  More...

COMMENTARY

Keeping the promise to protect and support our veterans

Congressman Jeff Denham authored the following op-ed column on the critical need to provide care and support for our returning heroes, which appeared in The Hill newspaper’s Congress Blog on Veterans’ Day, November 11, 2012:  More...

INSIDE THE FIRST AMENDMENT

True effect of big campaign spending unclear

There’s one result from the election that we likely won’t know for months or even years: the full meaning of this year’s massive run-up in campaign spending.  More...

Milestones

Wedding Announcement

Souza - Edwards

Katie Edwards, a former 20-year resident of Cathey’s Valley and Travis Edwards recently held their wedding ceremony and reception at the Cathey’s Valley Volunteer Fire Station, where the More...

Baptist Thanksgiving meal is offered to all

This year marks the 26th year for the community wide Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by Mariposa First Baptist Church. More...

Thank you

The Mariposa County High School boys and girls soccer teams would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who attended, participated, volunteered and donated to our fall barbecue dinner fundraiser held Oct. 4, at River Rock Cafe. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Vintners add to the magic of Yosemite in the fall

There is something magical about Yosemite Valley--no one can dispute that fact. More...

Inside Education

Mariposa FFA earns silver emblem

Members of the Mariposa County FFA Chapter in California were one of 40 teams participating in the National FFA Environmental and Natural Resources Career Development Event (CDE). More...

MSF names Woodland winners

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Guenthart receives prestigious scholarship

Cathey’s Valley native Tiffany Guenthart has received the Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship at CSU Stanislaus. She was honored at a luncheon at the university on Oct. More...

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