February 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Caltrans presents Ferguson information tomorrow  Free Access 

Officials from Caltrans will present the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors and the public with a pre-Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on Tuesday. More...

Vandals take out tennis court lights  Free Access 

A day after a lighting system debuted at the county park tennis courts, vandals destroyed eight lamps worth $375. Investigators welcome anonymous tips at 966-3476. More...

Woman fights officers, children taken into protective custody  Free Access 

A Mariposa woman was arrested last night, and her children have been taken by Child Protective Services. More...

Auditor says fire CSA fee is unconstitutional

Nearly five years ago Mariposa County officials were counting ballots for the proposed County Service Area (CSA) No. 3. More...

Locals react to CAL FIRE

‘ghost’ fund revelation

Several local people expressed annoyance this week over the relation that state fire officials hid $3.6 million from state auditors as the agency moved to collect close to $89 million from rural property owners.  “When taxpayers learn what More...

Judge orders Clark to trial

After a very brief preliminary hearing on Tuesday afternoon, Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Wayne Parrish has ordered Jeffery Clark of Midpines to stand trial for the Dec. 1, 2012, murder of Gordon Crisp.  More...

Local News

Audubon presentation will feature Yosemite’s raptors

If you’ve ever heard a raptor’s shrill scream, savored the majesty of a soaring hawk or eagle, been awestruck by a peregrine falcon in a 200- mph “stoop” or felt the piercing gaze of an owl, then you can understand why culture More...

GEOLOGY REPORT

Yosemite rockfall was quiet in 2012

Last year was relatively quiet for rockfall in Yosemite, according to a report by Park geologist Greg Stock. More...

Federal heating dollars tide some over ‘til spring

When money’s short, winter can be the toughest time. Whether it’s a family experiencing a layoff, or a widow subsisting on a fixed income, fuel for heating is often the first thing cut from a tight budget.  More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Feb. 8   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Herbert - Ferlaak

Sara Herbert married Michael Ferlaak on Jan. 30 on the Mariposa Courthouse lawn. The Eugene, Ore. More...

Thank you

St. Joseph’s Ladies’ Guild wishes to thank the community for the overwhelming response to our annual rummage sale. More...

Thank you

My sincere thanks to all who expressed their sympathy with cards, flowers, prayers and support. You’ve helped make this sad time bearable.  Marlys Martin and Jacalyn Martin   More...

Sierra Lifestyles

National FFA Week

Mariposa FFA takes the opportunity to ‘grow’

Each year, thousands of young people mark a week to focus on the history, tradition and future of FFA. These members come from rural, suburban and urban environments and are interested in the diversity of careers within agriculture.  More...

Sports

MCHS grapplers win section meet

Last Saturday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI dual meet, Mariposa’s varsity wrestling team downed Encina Prep of Sacramento, 66- 18. More...

Williams hits for 26 as Lady Grizzlies romp

Paced by Shea Williams’ 26 points and eight rebounds, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly varsity basketball team crushed Delhi in the MCHS gym last Thursday, 42-24. More...

Golden Grapplers handle opponents

Mariposa’s senior Golden Grapplers wrestling club competed against two teams in the Northern Merced County League last week, claiming victories in both contests.  More...

Mariposa man seriously injured in crash  Free Access 

A 21-year-old Mariposa man was seriously injured in a head-on collision in Ahwahnee on Feb. 12. More...

Grizzlies head for playoffs  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High Schools men's and women's basketball teams are headed for playoff action. The Sac-Joaquin Section has just released the brackets. More...

County is hiring lifeguards and rec aides  Free Access 

Swimming is months away, but the county is now looking for a few good young men and women to serve as lifeguards and recreation aides next summer. Visit the county Web site to learn more. More...

Snow dusts county  Free Access 

A dusting of snow fell at higher elevations of the county last night, prompting a two-hour delay for Mariposa County Unified School District buses this morning. More...

Lions serve hundreds

Rick Peresan (left) and Stan Boyer serve one of close to 300 plates of crab, cole slaw, potato salad and garlic bread at last Saturday’s crab feed fundraiser at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. More...

Deputies bust more burglars in Mariposa

The string of arrests for burglaries in Mariposa County continues. This time, three men were arrested for burglarizing John C. Fremont Hospital and Foster's True Value Hardware. More...

Two more sought for burglary

Two more people are suspected of being involved in the recent burglary in Hunters Valley. Two others, Brian Heinmiller and Rodney T. More...

MCUSD faced with teacher layoffs again

Even though voters approved tax measures that were supposed to spare schools and the governor’s proposed new budget promises better education funding, the Mariposa County Unified School District finds itself in a similar situation once again.&n More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 28: A disturbance on St. Andrew’s Road ended with an arrest. •Threats were reported on Coakley Circle. •A car was stolen on 10th Street. •A hiker was stranded near Quail Mine.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Jan. 28 through Feb. 3 EMS - 9 Fire - 0 Public assist - 4 Auto collision - 2   More...

Commentary

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

‘I want YOU to pay higher taxes’

There is a famous poster, dating back to World War I, that shows Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer over the words, “I want you for U.S. More...

Letters

Save the rink

Our family is so hoping that the ice rink in Yosemite will continue to be open as it has been for so many years. More...

Vested interest

Apparently, it is the nature of government to seek a monopoly on authority. More...

Thanks, Mariposa

It is with genuine excitement and love that the Pony Expresso is reopening. I cannot begin to explain what an experience this past year has been. It’s funny. You think you know what’s important. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Margaret Dawson

On Dec. 23, Margaret Balzer Dawson passed away in her home at the age of 96. She was born in Los Angeles but moved to Mariposa in 1960.  More...

Jewel Kitchen

Jewel Kitchen passed away on Friday, Feb. 1 at her home with her husband of 70 years by her side.  More...

Hugh Boyd Martin

Hugh Boyd Martin was born Sept. 3, 1932, in Lockeford to Henry and Ida Martin. He passed away at home on Jan. 22 with his wife, Marlys, by his side. More...

Entertainment

The Alley welcomes the community ‘home’ to something new and different

Looking for a wild night with lots of media and noise? More...

MCS hosts ‘Love Fest at the Bug’ fundraiser

Mountain Crisis Services (MCS) will be returning to the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort for its annual February fundraising event, coming up Saturday, Feb. 9.  More...

Museum reopens with gala event on Saturday

“Roses of Coulterville," a new photo display, featuring some of the ladies that helped Coulterville transition from a rough and tumble mining camp into a real town and also highlighting some of the lovely heritage roses these ladies planted and More...

Inside Education

Sweetheart Dinner is this weekend

Cathey’s Valley Parent Teacher Improvement Committee (PTIC) and the Kiwanis Club of Mariposa are holding the 24th Annual Sweetheart Dinner, raffle and dessert auction at McCay Hall on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Flashback

Mariposa Elementary School recently held an 80s/neon dress up day. This brought a lot of memories back for all of the teachers, and was fun for the students. More...

MCHS lists fall honor roll

Mariposa County High School has released the list of students who made the honor roll for the fall 2012 semester. They are listed below, by grade level.  More...

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