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Big-time rain on way, snow at higher elevations  Free Access 

A series of storms are approaching the central Sierra this week, with the National Weather Service saying the wet pattern will last through Sunday, Dec. 2. Snow levels are expected to remain near or above 7,500 ft.--negative news for skiers, however. More...

Caltrans proposes new crossing signal

After a lengthy study, Caltrans has proposed a number of changes to crosswalks in Mariposa. Last week, the department made a presentation to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors and its audience about the improvements. More...

Fire razes travel trailer, but residence spared

Shortly before 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a fire destroyed a travel trailer on Meadow View Lane in Bootjack. More...

Rain fills gauges and restarts falls

Mariposa County finally got some measurable rain over the weekend, and it soaked the ground and restarted the waterfalls in Yosemite.  More...

Plan shapes up for Bower Cave

Bower Cave east of Coulterville looms large in the myths of the county’s native people.  In the Miwuk language, the cave has long been known as Ootin. More...

Local News

Alumni Association supports the library

The Mariposa County High School Alumni Association frequently makes donations that support the students of Mariposa County. More...

Christmas Home Tour celebrates local history

This year the Mariposa County Friends of the Library are celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Ken and Alice Meriam Christmas Home Tour with historic sites being featured. The tour is the first weekend in December, Dec. 1 and 2, from 11 a.m. More...

Local merchants hope Black Friday turns into green

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Storefronts and window displays show signs of the season, and downtown Mariposa has been decorated.  More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Nov. 23   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Jillian Grace Head was born on May 27 at 5:27 a.m. to Sarah and Mike Head of West Sacramento. Jillian weighed eight pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 and one-half inches long. More...

Christmas pageant planned at SCS

On Saturday, Dec. 8, Summit Christian School (SCS) will present its Christmas Pageant and carol sing-along with a dessert social in the gymnasium at New Life Christian Fellowship Church on Cole Road in Mariposa. The festivities begin at 6 p.m.  More...

Sports

Mariposa snubbed in All-SAL football voting  Free Access 

In voting last week by the coaches in the Southern Athletic League, Mariposa’s Grizzlies landed just a solo All-League selection in senior Jason Scherf while Turlock Christian, a team that was winless this season, garnered three All-SAL player slots. More...

Girls basketball sells tri-tip dinner

The Mariposa County High School girls’ basketball program is holding a fundraiser selling tri- tip dinners to-go on Tuesday, Nov. 27.  The team is offering two options: a whole meal or a single tri-tip. More...

Volleypuff time

MCHS juniors (right) and freshmen battle in the annual volleypuff game. Each class fields a team and they play a volleyball tournament. The event is a fundraiser for the Associated Student Body. More...

Local artists display in Yosemite  Free Access 

This evening, Nov. 29, the Yosemite Art Center located next to the village store will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. for an artist’s reception. More...

Mysterious rumble shakes county  Free Access 

What appears to be an extremely loud and incredibly close clap of thunder shook Mariposa County around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. More...

Christmas parade will go on Saturday--rain or no  Free Access 

The Mariposa Merry Mountain Christmas Parade happens this Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. in downtown Mariposa. The parade starts at Coakley Circle and continues to Third Avenue. More...

Shop Small Saturday looms  Free Access 

Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 - Following a brisk day of shopping today on what is commonly referred to as "Black Friday," local shoppers will have the chance to support locally owned small businesses tomorrow on Shop Small Saturday. More...

Suspects plead not guilty to ‘organized crime’

The four men accused of the Sept. More...

MCUSD selects Woods as director

The Mariposa  County Unified  School District has a new, interim business director. The school board took action on Nov. 15 to appoint Jennifer Woods to the position.  More...

Shoppers hustle for last Twinkies

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

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 12: A dog was in distress on Deer Springs Road. •Neighbor harassment was reported on Buckmeadows Road. •There was a vegetation fire on Joe Howard Street. •Dogs were loose on Triangle Road.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Nov. 12 to 18  EMS - 4  Fire - 3 (one illegal burn, one escape control burn, one brush pile with permit)  Public assist - 4  Auto collision – 0  MCFD wishes the entire community a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Commentary

Public Health Notes

Fungal meningitis strikes note of fear

George had back pain. Every minute of every day for seven years. He had difficulty sleeping due to the pain. He couldn’t even pick up his own child.  He’d had surgery on his back six years ago, but it hadn’t helped much. More...

Letters

To the voters of District 5

I would like to thank each and every one of you who voted for me and all the people who supported me and helped me with my campaign. I met many very nice people and made new friends. More...

Carrier thanks voters

Thank you District 5 voters for electing me as your supervisor. Your support and confidence made it happen.  More...

Open letter

This letter to the editor might serve as a word of caution regarding real estate practices recently crafted to circumvent ethical conduct in the sale and purchase of property in our community.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

J.W. ‘Jay’ Posey

J.W. “Jay” Posey passed on from this life on Nov. 11. He was 67 years old. Jay was born in Long Beach on Feb. 20, 1945, to Robert and Martha Posey. He was the oldest of five children.  More...

Samuel Spaulding

Long time Mariposa resident Sam Spaulding passed away on Saturday, Nov. More...

Robert L. Babcock

Robert L. Babcock Sr., a long time resident of Mariposa County passed away in Fresno on Nov. More...

Inside Education

Sierra Foothill Charter School lists chili cook-off winners

In conjunction with Mariposa Safe Families, each student in Mrs. More...

Preschool thanks Brower

Mariposa Pre-School Co-Op thanked Randy Brower for donating pumpkins to the preschool. The children enjoyed playing and learning about pumpkins. More...

Students visit apple ranch

Students, staff and some parents at Gold Rush Charter School in Greeley Hill went on a fall field trip to Covers Apple Ranch. More...

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