April 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

AAUW hosts bunco event  Free Access 

Mariposa AAUW will host an afternoon of fun and Bunco on Sunday April 14, at the Lushmeadows Clubhouse from 2 to 5 p.m. More...

PARKS & LOBBYING

Revenue plans would pinch visitors’ wallets

Policy groups connected to America’s national parks discussed a new tax, additional fees and a larger role for Park concessioners at a Washington D.C. meeting last month. More...

CSA fee deemed constitutional and fair

Mariposa County’s Community Service Area (CSA) #3 has apparently dodged a bullet shot by the Mariposa County Auditor at the end of last year. More...

Restored walk prompts hearty sighs of relief

After 10 months with a bare patch of ground out front, a finished sidewalk is back at The Monarch.  “It’s a wonderful day,” neighbor and realtor Neil Stonum said as contractors poured concrete last week.  “I think it More...

Local News

Mariposa Audubon program will address reality of climate change

The only constant in nature, it’s been said, is change, and survival requires adapting to it. More...

Battles faces a dozen charges

Joshua Battles made his first appearance in Mariposa County Superior Court on Thursday morning after a March 22 incident in which he allegedly tried to kill his family.  More...

Family for Habitat home is announced

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County has announced the selection of Chanthira Lesher and her daughter Gam as its second partner family.  Lesher has lived in Mariposa County for six years and is an employee of Delaware North Parks and Resorts More...

Letters

Will go elsewhere

John C. Fremont Healthcare District Board of Trustees:  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Betty Bryant

Betty Jeanne Schmidt Bryant, beloved wife of Rob for 62 years, and mother of David and Paul, died March 25, of natural causes in Mexico where she and Rob were living. More...

Virginia ‘Ginni’ Claffey

On March 25, Ginni peacefully passed away at home with her husband and daughter at her bedside in Mariposa. She was 65. Born May 20, 1947, to the late June and Dick Clausen, Ginni grew up in Bristol, Penn. More...

Sports

Grizzlies crush Delhi to go 6-0

On the strength of a no-hitter by Nick Brocchini last Tuesday that led to a 8-0 Southern Athletic League victory over Delhi, and a 10-0 whitewashing of the Hawks last Thursday, Mariposa’s varsity baseball team pushed its league mark to a spotle More...

Soccer squad drops tough match to Ripon Christian

Last Wednesday. Mariposa County High School’s varsity girls’ soccer squad dropped a tough 3-2 match to Ripon Christian, leaving it with a 4-2-1 mark in Southern Athletic League play after the first round of matches.  More...

Lady Grizzlies split SAL pair

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ softball squad split a pair of Southern Athletic League contests last week, falling to Waterford’s Wildcats on March 25, 12-2, before scratching back to a 3-3 league record with a 12- 2 victory over Ripon C More...

Tenaya Lodge hosts Friday Mariposa Grove meeting  Free Access 

A draft Yosemite National Park plan for the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias would eliminate tram tours and add a remote parking lot near the famous site by the Park's south entrance. More...

Blood drive planned April 18  Free Access 

The administration and staff at John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa invite everyone to participate in a blood drive on Thursday, April 18. More...

APRIL 1 SURVEY

Sierra snow sits near half of normal

State and local crews have returned from their recent surveys with snowpack measurements that match. The official Sierra snowpack stood at just 52 percent of normal this week. Yosemite crews found the same total in the Tuolumne River drainage. More...

River Plan deadline approaches

Just two weeks remain in the official comment period for Yosemite National Park’s draft Merced River Plan document.  If the planners hold to the current deadline, comments must be submitted by 10:59 p.m. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 25: •One person was arrested following an altercation on Highway 49 North. •Bee removal was requested on Highway 49 North. •There was an assault on Highway 140. •Child endangerment was reported on Hospital Road.  More...

County Fire Response Report

March 25 through 31  EMS - 8  Fire - 4 (2 vegetation, 1 debris, 1 control burn)  Public Assist - 2  Auto Collision - 2  Spotlight Call of the Week: On Friday, March 26, a two vehicle with rollover in the Bootjack area. More...

Commentary

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

More Devilish Legislation Out of Sacramento

The Sacramento politicians are planning a costly attack on drivers' wallets by changing the way some traffic violations are defined.  More...

How Art Shapes Our Lives

The Italianate Style

Technique, a French word, is loosely defined as: “a procedure that is used to accomplish a specific task.” Now used as a noun, the word can apply to procedures specific to any profession, trade, or even to the many things that we all do i More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, April 5   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Mariposa reaches out to help kids soar

“What is possible” is the motto of the Children’s Hospital Central California Adaptive Sports Program. On March 24, Mariposa helped make that statement come true for dozens of young people and their families.  More...

Entertainment

The Bug rolls out its spring music line-up

In 2013, the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort is moving into a wider range of musical talent from all over the country for bluegrass, folk, jazz in their various old and new forms. More...

Sharinos return to the mountains

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite presents “An Evening with Joe and Alison Sharino” from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 in the lodge’s Grand Ballroom. More...

The Hideout rocks

Live music continues this weekend at The Hideout Saloon in downtown Mariposa.  On Thursday night, April 4, open mic starts at 8 p.m.  On Friday, April 5 is Good Medicine from North Fork. More...

Inside Education

Yosemite announces scholarship options

The Yosemite Scholarship Commission has announced the availability of scholarships for high school seniors graduating in June 2013. The Yosemite Community Scholarships are sponsored by civic clubs in Yosemite National Park. More...

SFCS recognizes students for fairness

At its March Character Counts! More...

Gold Rush Charter opens enrollment

“Friendships divide our troubles and multiply our joys.” This quote by Apples of Gold is a reality at Greeley Hill’s small town school.  The students and staff at Gold Rush Charter School in Greeley Hill are a family. More...

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