February 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Former MCUSD administrator killed in Vallejo  Free Access 

Paul Jacobs, a former Mariposa County educator, was hit and killed while riding his bike in Vallejo last Friday. More...

Plan would cut Mariposa Grove tram tours  Free Access 

A Yosemite National Park plan released on Tuesday would eliminate tram tours, parking lots, some roads and a gift shop at the Park's Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Citizens can comment on the grove's proposed makeover through May 7. More...

Uebner family gathers to celebrate past and future

The Uebner family--a whole bunch of them--gathered last weekend to mark a solemn anniversary. It has been one year since their brother, father and friend died.  But the gathering wasn’t necessarily solemn. More...

School bus crash injures four

The Tuesday afternoon snowstorm caught drivers by surprise, including the driver of this MCUSD bus. There were 16 students on board at the time of the crash. The crash happened just after 4 p.m. More...

Local News

Festival seeks butterfly sponsors

Anyone can be a part of the Mariposa Butterfly Festival and raise painted lady butterflies in their home or business for release during the Festival, May 3, 4, 5. More...

Bissmeyer selected as international volunteer

Mariposa resident and current Cal Poly student Lonnie Bissmeyer has been selected to represent the United States by volunteering in Thailand this summer with International Student Volunteers (ISV), a volunteer and travel organization. More...

LOCAL BUSINESS

Pony finds new stable at north end of town

Not much survived the May fire that took down the Pony Expresso coffee shop along with the Pizza Factory.  Amy Eaton, who runs the “Pony” with husband Bill, recovered an iron toilet-paper holder from the rubble. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Feb. 22   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Thank you

Sierra Foothill Charter School thanks Cathey’s Vally PTIC and Kiwanis of Mariposa for hosting the 24th annual Sweetheart Dinner on Feb. 8 at McCay Hall, with profits going to support our students.  More...

Thank you

In memory of James A. “Tuck” Deshaies, we want to take this time and space to say thank you to the over 300 friends and family who came together on Jan. More...

MOPS holds fundraiser

MOPS, "Mothers of Preschoolers,” will hold a breakfast burrito fundraiser at New Life Christian Fellowship Church at 5088 Cole Road.  It will be held Sunday, Feb. 24, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. after the 10:30 a.m. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

AAUW looks to involve others in its active mission

There are plenty of opportunities to serve in Mariposa County, and one organization is looking to add to its ranks. The bonus--the group isn’t just about service--it’s about a network of women who share a lifelong love of learning.  More...

Entertainment

Hornitos gets ready for 64th enchilada feed

Community preparations are underway for the big celebration of the 64th annual Hornitos Enchilada Dinner to be held in historic Hornitos on Saturday, March 2 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at Golden Stag Hall.  More...

Teller brings 30 years of experience to festival

Mariposa County Arts Council’s, 26th Mariposa Storytelling Festival, March 8 through 10, will host nationally known storyteller, Laura Pershin Raynor.  More...

Yosemite Renaissance celebrates its 28th year

Yosemite Renaissance is celebrating its 28th year with an exhibit of 46 paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by 41 artists. More...

Breaking News - 2/28/2013 11:54 AM

Inmate severely injured during escape attempt  Free Access 

An inmate of the Mariposa County Jail attempted to escape at the Courthouse this morning, and he severely injured himself in the process. More...

Car lot, home busted for pot sales  Free Access 

Merced County authorities made a raid on two Mariposa County properties on Feb. 26, and the action landed three members of one family in jail. More...

Firefighters rescue cat from east-county blaze  Free Access 

A Ponderosa Basin cat is alive this week after firefighters pulled the pet from a burning, smoke-filled home on Harris Cutoff Road. The feline was "wheezing and unresponsive" on Tuesday evening before rescuers revived it with oxygen. More...

Coulterville man arrested for sex crime  Free Access 

A Coulterville man is behind bars this morning after he was arrested for having sex with a girl under age 18. More...

FUNDING CRISIS

State cuts put hospital’s Ewing Wing in crosshairs

John C. More...

Mud run will make a Mariposa splash in May

Mud runs are all the rage among elite athletes and weekend warriors these days. They go by names like “Tough Mudder” and “Dirty Girl” mud runs.  Well, one is coming to Mariposa, but it’s a little different. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 11: Petty theft was reported on Old Highway. •There were goat issues on Highway 49 North. •A fight on Ernst Road ended with an arrest. •There was a loud party on St. Andrew’s Road.  More...

Most Wanted

Name: Wyona Ruth Marshall Race: White Sex: Female Height: 5’3” Weight:140 Hair: Blonde Eyes: Green Charges: Annoying calls, domestic violence (two counts), under the influence of a controlled substance, force aginast deputy (two counts), More...

Letters

Let your voice be heard

On Jan. 30, my husband and I drove to Yosemite Valley to attend the first meeting of the year of the Merced River Plan (MRP). Outside the Visitor Center Auditorium where the meeting was held we discovered a plaque placed in 1964. It read:  More...

Group seeks support

About five weeks ago, a small group of community members gathered together for the sole purpose of forming a new, non-profit (tentatively titled Mariposans for Historic Renovation) to take over ownership of the Old Masonic Lodge, which is currently i More...

Get kids outside

There’s an important reason young children shouldn’t spend excessive time inside watching television and a computer screen. Studies have uncovered a link between nearsightedness and limited outdoor time during early childhood.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Dennis ‘Doc’ Croucher

Dennis Orland “Doc” Croucher lost his battle with cancer on Feb. 8. He was born in Ventura on March 24, 1949, just a scant 63 years ago to Rita and Harley Croucher. More...

Frank Hibpshman

Frank was born in Deadwood, South Dakota, on Sept. 23, 1946, to James William and Lenore Wilma (Olsen) Hibpshman. He passed away on Feb. 11, at home. More...

Michael Montiel

Michael Montiel transcended this life on Jan. 17 in San Francisco. An accomplished musician who generously shared his gifts for drumming and singing, Michael could also fix absolutely anything--cars, houses, even bruised and broken hearts. More...

Sports

Grizzly gals drop playoff heartbreaker

We should be moving on. We had our chances, but we made some mistakes in the end, and that cost us,” said Mariposa County High School girls’ basketball head coach Trace DeSandres More...

Grizzly freshmen take SAL championship

The MCHS Grizzly freshman boys’ are the 2102-13 Southern Athletic League (SAL) champions. More...

Golden Grapplers throttle Denair

Mariposa’s senior Golden Grapplers traveled to Denair last Tuesday to wrestle their sixth league match of the season. More...

Inside Education

Schools begin TK and kindergarten sign-ups

Mariposa County Unified will soon be holding Transitional Kindergarten/ Kindergarten Roundup (registration). Children that will turn 5 years old before Sept. 1, 2013 are eligible to register for kindergarten.  More...

Exploring the world of agriculture

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Expect respect

Mariposa County High School Associated Student Body President Carissa Leonard shows the huge chain of messages submitted by students. More...

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