May 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Man severely injured in crash, fire ignited  Free Access 

An unidentified adult male was severely injured and burned when his small pick-up truck left Highway 140 just before 4 p.m. More...

Tennis court lighting system is dedicated  Free Access 

County supervisors, staff, tennis players and a representative from PG&E gathered on Tuesday to dedicate a restored lighting system at the county park west of town. More...

They're tossin'--community is ready for awesome  Free Access 

Pizza dough is in the air once again, and Mariposa is ready for its favorite hang-out to reopen. More...

Reflections of the Butterfly Festival

Jake, a new butterfly wrangler, gives his new friend the opportunity to glimpse at himself in the mirror. More...

Stolen pot yields arrest

Kenneth Noriega is in hot water with Merced authorities again. He was arrested in Mariposa County on May 5.  According to Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies, Noriega was arrested on a warrant for drug charges from Merced County. More...

Fire scorches 75 acres of grassland

A fast-moving wildfire razed 75 acres of grazing land on Saturday afternoon. CAL FIRE Incident Commander Jeff McCarroll said the cause of the fire remains undetermined.   According to McCarroll, the fire burned off Hornitos Road north of Mt. More...

Local News

Boat show comes to Bass Lake

The 23rd annual Antique and Classic Boat Show will be held at Bass Lake on Saturday, May 18. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 29: •A burglary was reported in Hunters Valley. •A motorcycle crashed on Highway 132. •An ongoing speeding problem was reported on Dogtown Road. •Someone was burning illegally on Sixth Street.  More...

County Fire Response Report

April 29 through May 5  EMS - 11  Fire - 2 vegetation  Public assist - 1  Auto collision - 3  The weather is warming up so local drivers are going to be sharing the roads with more out of town visitors who may not be as famil More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Brandon Nicolas Garmon was born Friday, April 26, at Mercy Medical Center in Merced. He was born at 7:43 a.m. and weighed seven pounds, eight ounces. He measured 19 and onehalf inches long. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Mariposa ranch draws avid photographers

For the entire month of April, a ranch in southwestern Mariposa County was something of a zoo. More...

Entertainment

Weekend spotlight shines on moms

While everyone is always looking toward the weekend and the many events it may hold, this weekend is a little different. More...

Art hops into town

The second Friday and Saturday of each month is Mariposa Art Hop is held.  On Friday, May 10, Faded Elegance will host local writer Rachel Oliver, who will be signing her new book “Unscheduled Meetings” about life-changing encounters More...

Theater presents ‘The Secret Garden’

The Golden Chain Theatre presents its children's theatre production of "The Secret Garden,” a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, adapted for the stage by Tim Kelly, directed by Patti Law- Poggi.  More...

Inside Education

Sober Grad Night seeks 2013 support

The Mariposa County High School (MCHS) Grizzly Boosters Club continues to prepare for the 2013 Sober Grad Night event which is held immediately after the graduation ceremony. More...

SFCS goes wild

Ranger Rick the Raccoon and Beth Pratt, California Director of the National Wildlife Federation, visited Sierra Foothill Charter School on Friday, April 26. More...

Headed for state finals

Four members of the Mariposa FFA Forestry Team head off to compete at the California State Forestry Competition in San Louis Obispo. More...

Crash victim identified  Free Access 

The man killed in Tuesday afternoon's fiery crash on Highway 140 has been identified. More...

One-quarter inch of rain possible by Friday  Free Access 

The Sierra foothills could experience one-quarter inch of rain as showers sweep the region on Thursday evening, the National Weather Service said on May 15. More...

Fiery crash victim succumbs  Free Access 

According to official sources, the adult male involved in Tuesday afternoon's fiery crash on Highway 140 at Old Highway North has succumbed to his injuries. More...

North Fork man dies in crash  Free Access 

A Monday afternoon crash left a motorcyclist dead and his passenger seriously injured. More...

Tioga Road is open  Free Access 

The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park opened for the season on Saturday, May 11. No camping or services are yet open in Tuolumne Meadows, however. More...

Bus spills luggage over Highway 140  Free Access 

An open storage bin door spilled a busload of luggage across Highway 140 at Grosjean Road on Friday morning. Passersby helped clear the road, and no damage or injuries were reported. More...

Meth abuse lands three in county jail

Methamphetamine use has landed three people in Mariposa County Jail in two separate incidents. More...

‘Gone’ no more: Pizza Factory reopens

Mariposa’s Pizza Factory restaurant is scheduled to reopen at 11 a.m. on Saturday— one year after the landmark burned in a catastrophic fire.   More...

Life’s adventures will be recalled in yard sale

Brooks Berrien remembers. Now 86, Berrien was there on Oct. 25, 1944—when Gen. Douglas MacArthur waded ashore on the Philippine island of Leyte to fulfill his promise, “I will return.”  More...

Letters

Business owner says thanks

Five years ago I had a wish and then a dream which became a vision to create a new kind of shopping experience in Mariposa. On July 1, 2008, I opened Mariposa Marketplace in the two-story Trabucco building in our historic downtown area. More...

Homeless in Mariposa

I have lived in Hornitos, in Mariposa County, practically my entire life—until I lost my house. I was living in the shelter in Merced, and then thanks to my relatives, I came back to Mariposa. More...

Wood program says thanks

The Mariposa County Department of Community Services senior firewood season has officially concluded. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, May 10   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Narcotics Anonymous - meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs) from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Gracie Kidder

Gracie Kidder passed away with loved ones by her side on March 21, one day before her 86th birthday. Gracie was born to Lindsay and Cora Ball on March 22, 1927, in Owensmouth (today’s Canoga Park in Los Angeles County). More...

Robert ‘Bob’ Lobaugh

Robert Harry (Bob) Lobaugh, of Placerville passed away on April 20, at the age of 71. Bob was born on June 11, 1941 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Burch and Jennie Lobaugh. He is survived by his wife Karen Lobaugh. More...

Memoriam: Ted Farmer

Nancy Hightower invites friends of her late husband, Ted Farmer, to a memorial party on Saturday, May 25. The event is scheduled from 2 to 10 p.m. at the El Portal Community Hall. Farmer passed away in Midpines on Feb. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 5/15/2013 9:35 AM

Grizzlies edge Vacaville to open playoffs  Free Access 

Tuesday afternoon in Stockton, Mariposa's Grizzlies edged Vacaville Christian, 5-4, to advance in the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division VI playoffs. More...

Crunch-time win gives Grizzlies pennant

With the Southern Athletic League pennant on the line, Mariposa’s varsity baseball team had to dump previously undefeated Ripon Christian twice last week to claim the league crown.  More...

Lady Grizzlies split league pair, miss shot to defend section title

The Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI defending champion Lady Grizzlies will miss the softball playoffs this season after splitting a pair of league contests last week to complete their Southern Athletic League campaign.  More...

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