April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Wawona prescribed burn continues  Free Access 

A 150-acre area of wildland-urban interface continues in a controlled burn near Wawona this week. The project goal is to remove fuel and avoid catastrophic wildfire. More...

FROM THE ASHES

Pizza Factory gets ready to ‘toss ‘em’

It feels eerie when you walk into the rebuilt Pizza Factory at the corner of Highway 140 and Fifth Street. The building is new, but the spaces and proportions are precisely those of the old structure. More...

Castaldis lose lawsuit and court reopens big bankruptcy

March certainly went out like a lion for Theresa Castaldi and her father, Alfonse. The bankrupt, former owner of Coyote Springs Ranch, lost a lawsuit on March 27 and had her bankruptcy reopened in federal court on March 29. More...

Fire fee stands

Apparently, the  87,000 people officially complaining about the State of California’s Fire Fee weren’t enough to convince legislators that the fee should be repealed.  More...

Local News

Small Wonders return to festival

can be dropped off at Daily and Company at 5100 Highway 140, or the Casto Oaks Fine Wine and Art Gallery located at 5022 Highway 140, Mariposa. More...

Fairgrounds plans for Summer Fest

The 2013 Mariposa Summer Fest will be held on June 29 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds from 4 to 7 p.m. This is an event of sampling different sausages and beers.  More...

Accused murderer will stand trial

One of the men accused of the February, 2012, murder of Gerald Fontes of Madera, will stand trial on those charges. Richard Mirelez, Jr. was held to answer on the charges following a preliminary hearing on April 9.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, April 19   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

On behalf of Soroptimist International of Mariposa I want to send out a big thank you to all of you who helped make this year’s Gold Rush Dinner a success. More...

Thank you

The family of Jimmy Phillips would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt condolences and support in this difficult time. The response has been overwhelming. More...

Fashionistas sought for recycled craft fair

The Mariposa County Department of Public Works Solid Waste and Recycling Division and the Mariposa SPCA are seeking crafters, artists and fashion designers for the third annual Trash to Treasure Recycled Craft Fair and Re-fashion Show on Saturday, Oc More...

Sports

Grizzlies sweep Gustine to stay perfect

Southern Athletic League pitching so far this season hasn’t been able to quiet Mariposa’s bats.  The varsity Grizzlies racked up 31 runs in a two-game sweep of Gustine last week, crushing the Reds 17-4 on Thursday after pounding thei More...

Lady Grizzlies fall to Delhi, crush Denair

The defending Sac-Joaquin Section champs, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly softball squad, kept their Southern Athletic League record at an even 4-4 last week with a narrow seventh-inning loss to Delhi on Friday, 5-4, after crushing Denair last Wednesda More...

MCHS golfers split tri-match

Monday afternoon at the Stevinson Ranch golf course, Mariposa’s golf squad split a Southern Athletic League tri-team match with Waterford and Turlock Christian.  More...

Park announces tentative opening for Tioga Road  Free Access 

Yosemite National Park officials have named tentative opening dates for the Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road. More...

Two enter pleas in CSMMM robbery  Free Access 

Two of the five men arrested and charged in connection with the California State Mining and Mineral Museum heist last September have entered into plea bargains. More...

Slow-speed chase ends near Grosjean Road  Free Access 

A Ford F-150 truck led a procession of CHP officers and Sheriff's deputies across the county on Friday afternoon before the driver lost control near Grosjean Road. More...

Drunk and naked lands one in jail

A simple easement dispute on  April 7 turned into a bizarre exchange that landed one person in jail. More...

Phones are not out of order—they’re gone

The pay phone is heading the way of the television antenna. More...

PARK & POLITICS

Bipartisan group pries 12 extra days out of NPS

National Park  Service Director Jon  Jarvis has apparently bowed to a request from 13 members of Congress to extend the public comment period for Yosemite’s Merced River Plan.  A letter requesting an extension was sent from the l More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 8: •An unlicensed driver was operating a vehicle on Fiske Road. •There was an argument on Colorado Road. •An assault report came in from Sierra Drive. •Suspicious circumstances were reported on Easy Street.  More...

Commentary

McClintock divides community

Mariposa, like many a small town in the West, is a place where we pretty much all get along. It reminds me of Gardiner, Mont., where I used to live (just outside of that other big-Y national park, Yellowstone).  More...

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Enemies of Prop. 13 Make Clear Their Intentions

It is fitting that on Tax Day, April 15th, those who seek to destroy Proposition 13 have now revealed their intentions.  More...

McClintock addresses MRP

Dear Mr. Neubacher:  More...

Letters

Preserving local history

As a daughter of Jessie (Elliott) Hilton, I also would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Clampers organization for the beautiful monument placed by them at Elliott’s Corner, the ranch once owned by my grandparents, Charles and Ida More...

TOT

There has been some discussion about the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) lately. Some are saying that if we raised it one percent it would affect our tourism business. I don’t believe that’s true. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Earth Week sparks cause for tributes

Spring brings plenty of reasons to celebrate nature in and around Mariposa County. In Yosemite National Park, there are a number of activities planned to celebrate Earth Week. More...

Entertainment

Taiko comes to Mariposa in May

The Mariposa County Arts Council is bringing San Jose Taiko to Mariposa on May 18 at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County High School Fiester Auditorium. More...

MSO concerts planned

The Mariposa County Arts Council presents the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra in concert twice: Saturday April 27 at 7 in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School ($6 for adults, $4 for students) and as a free matinee concert in the Ahwahnee More...

Four Seasons dinner planned

Preparations are well under way for the annual Four Seasons Ewing Wing Benefit Dinner, slated for Saturday, April 20. This fundraising event offers a tri-tip or vegetarian dinner. More...

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