December 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Relay sponsors photos with Santa  Free Access 

The Mariposa Relay for Life committee is hosting a photo session with Santa Claus this weekend. More...

Power outage hits El Portal and Cathey's Valley  Free Access 

An unknown malfunction cut power to El Portal and Foresta, and to Cathey's Valley and Hornitos, on Friday afternoon. Crews responded, and power was restored before 8 p.m. on Friday evening. More...

Man charged in Midpines murder

On the day before what would have been Gordon  Crisp’s 44th birthday, his accused murderer made his first appearance in Mariposa County Superior Court on Tuesday morning.  More...

Rain prompts road closures

It was a wild weekend in Mariposa County. Heavy rain and strong winds prompted flood watches and warnings and wind advisories. It started raining last Wednesday and continued through early Monday morning.  More...

Cathey's Valley Plan finally passes

A long-debated plan that will regulate development along Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley for years to come was approved by the county on Tuesday night. More...

Local cinema resumes shows

Eight months after Sixth Street Cinema closed its doors, the theater staged a surprise comeback last weekend.  With little notice, the moviehouse presented a bigger program than ever before, showing two films each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. More...

Local News

Audubon presentation will feature Yosemite’s Sky Islands

The alpine zone at the crest of the Sierra Nevada is the highest-elevation ecosystem in California. More...

HOLIDAY TRADITIONS

Tree lot profits boost athletics

It’s been close to 20 years since Harold Hibpshman had a football-player son at Mariposa County High School. More...

Choruses plans for Christmas concert

The Mariposa Community Chorus, MCHS Advanced Chorus, and MCHS Concert Choir will join to present an evening of festive vocal music on Monday, December 10 at 7 p.m. in the Richard D. Fiester Auditorium on the MCHS Campus.  More...

Letters

Beyond expectations

For years, I have made jokes about John C. Fremont Hospital. Boy, was I wrong.  This emergency room is way beyond my expectations. On Oct. 25, I had to rush my wife, Judy, to the ER with severe stomach pain. More...

Responds to Dowsing

I want to express my deepest gratitude to Jay Dowsing's mother. I was on my way home from work in my old pick up truck, and you flashed your headlights.  More...

Whose water?

The California State Water Resources Control Board states that all water that falls on the State of California belongs to the state. This must be true for they charge all farm pond owners a fee for storing that water.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ron Silva

Ron Silva, 58, died Sunday morning, Dec. 2, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fresno after a threemonth battle with leukemia. He lived in Mariposa County since 1983.  More...

Mary D. Lewis

On Nov. 23, Mary Diver  Lewis passed away at Kindred  Hospital in Westminster due to respiratory failure.  Mary, the second of four siblings Ted, Catherine and Helen--was born to Hugh and Mary Diver on May 15, 1912, in Chicago, Ill. More...

Rex Glen Fleming, Jr.

Rex Glen Fleming, Jr. passed away at his daughter’s home, as he wished, on Thanksgiving day. More...

Entertainment

December is about more than Bracebridge at The Ahwahnee

Anyone can make this a December to remember in Yosemite Valley, and it can be accomplished even without attending the famed Bracebridge Dinner. More...

SRT presents songs of the Christmas season

Everyone can visit the Sierra Repertory Theatre on Tuesday, Dec. 11 for an evening of unforgettable live holiday entertainment: SRT’s Songs of the Season.  More...

Art is the focus in Yosemite

This year along the Merced River corridor a weekend of art and local shopping is planned. More...

Will Badger Pass slopes open on Friday?  Free Access 

Badger Pass ski area has tentative plans to open on Friday--but only if close to two feet of snow falls in a storm scheduled to pass over the area on Wednesday and Thursday. More...

Murder hearing delayed  Free Access 

The preliminary hearing for accused murdered Jeffery L. Clark has been put off until February. More...

Bazaar set for Friday in Yosemite  Free Access 

The Yosemite National Park Child Care Centers will host the annual craft bazaar on Friday, Dec. 14. More...

‘Sleigh’ bells ring through town

As a makeshift sleigh, the Mariposa Public Utility District fire engine, driven by Chief Jim Dulcich, led the annual Merry Mountain Christmas parade last Saturday night. More...

Williams wraps up four decades of county service

Where were you in  1973? Were you in school?  Starting a family? Working or going to school?  Mariposa’s Margie Lincoln Williams was beginning what would become a life-long tenure of service to Mariposa County.  As of Nov. More...

Mud flow rankles drivers

The hillside adjacent to the new turn lane on Highway 49 at Ashworth Road did its share of slipping during last week’s storms. More...

Pop’s Cafe turns off the ovens

Chef Pete Zohos and wife  Ena have ended their run at  Pop’s Cafe—at Highway 49 South and Woodland Drive.  The decision to close is a blow to lovers of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 26: •Someone reported grand theft on Charles Street. •There was a hit and run accident on Hornitos Road. •Harassment was reported on Coakley Circle. •A horse was on Highway 49 in Coulterville.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Nov. 26 to Dec. 2  EMS - 9  Fire - 0  Public assist - 0  Auto collision - 1  Spotlight Call of the Week: On Friday, Nov. More...

Logging operation returns to Fish Camp

The sounds of train whistles have fallen silent at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad now that the season has ended, and instead have been replaced with other sounds that haven’t been heard here in nearly a century.  More...

Commentary

Our View

Slip sliding away

Last Friday morning, rain was pounding down on Mariposa County--and most of California. More...

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

The manipulative political ads play on

California government employee unions spent nearly $100 million in the lead up to the November election to convince voters to approve new taxes and reject a measure that would have barred unions and corporations form using legal bribery -- campaign c More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Dec. 7   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

Alexa and Kylee Morrow have announced the birth of their sister, Elaina Catori June Morrow. She was born Nov. 13 at 12:17 p.m., weighing seven pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long.  Her parents are Robert Morrow and Courtney Progner.  More...

Thank you

The Mariposa County High School Band and Boosters want to thank everyone in Mariposa and other communities for their support. More...

Thank you

The Mariposa County High School Lady Grizzlies’ basketball program wants to thank all those who purchased tri-tip dinners on Nov. 27. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Daring to Dance with Fire

Heather Lawson may live in Bootjack, but her heart belongs to the islands of Hawaii. A Mariposa County High School grad, Lawson knew she wanted to pursue a career in graphic design. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies still seeking first hoop win

Following a narrow defeat at the hands of Atwater’s Falcons last week, 55-49, Mariposa’s girls’ varsity basketball team was drubbed by Division I Buhach Colony in a non-league tilt Monday night, 65-27.  More...

Grizzlies even record with win over Badgers

After being blitzed by Summerville in their nonleague season-opener last week, 70-57, Mariposa’s Grizzlies posted their first hardcourt victory of the year Friday night in Oakhurst when they whipped the Yosemite Badgers, 54-45.  Mariposa g More...

Grizzly wrestlers get off to a good start

On Nov. More...

Inside Education

Patriot’s Pen winners announced by VFW

The Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of War Post 6042 has announced the winners for this year’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay competition.  More...

Fundraiser slated

Castillo’s Mexican restaurant will present a fundraiser for the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band. The money raised will help the band go to Central California band competitions.  It will be held Sunday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. More...

SFCS honors good citizenship

During the month of November, Sierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS) students worked on a variety of activities and discussions focused on what it means to be a good citizen. More...

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