May 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Baseball championship set  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly baseball team will defend its Sac-Joaquin Section title on Memorial Day. More...

Russian ambassadors are touring county  Free Access 

A delegation from Russia is touring Mariposa County to learn how Americans run local government and non-governmental agencies. The group will appear at various locations through Friday. More...

Park opens fire season  Free Access 

The 2013 fire season in Yosemite National Park will officially open on Monday, May 20. More...

Here’s mud in your eye

Not Anudder Mudder runners Stephanie Leasure (left) and Sherri Toledo get their first taste of the mud on the inaugural run last Saturday. More...

Fire insurance rates strap some homeowners

Richard Rodrigues lives on a manicured parcel of land in the Indian Peak area. More...

Multi-year recession hits county population totals

After decades of growth, the recent economic downturn has pushed Mariposa County into a multi-year population decline, federal and state numbers show.  The high point for county population was reached in 2008, when 18,412 people called Mariposa More...

Wreck kills motorcyclist

A Monday afternoon crash left a motorcyclist dead and his passenger injured. The accident happened around 1:20 p.m. on Highway 49 South near Chowchilla Mountain Road.  More...

Relay for Life is Saturday

Relay for Life is this weekend, May 18 and 19 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. It is a 24- hour event with opening ceremonies starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. More...

Local News

Rotary opens invitation to festival

The blending of Art, Wine and Wheels in Mariposa brings together three of Mariposa County’s special traditions on Saturday, June 8. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 6: •Petty theft was reported on Allred Road. •An assault report came in from Sebastopol Road. •Dispatch took a missing person’s report from Circle Drive. •There was a fire on Jessie Street.  More...

Finally! Pizza Factory is open

It was quite a weekend in downtown Mariposa, as Pizza Factory reopened exactly one year after fire devastated an entire block downtown. More...

Milestones

Healing a Broken Heart

What would it be like to have the perfect child? Many parents, shortly after the birth of their firstborn child, gaze into their baby’s eyes and think they have been given the perfect child. Two years later, they know differently. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Youngblood breaks ground as survivor

Jon Youngblood is one of the world’s first bionic humans.  The Yosemite computer specialist’s story bears some resemblance to the 1970s TV show, “The Six Million Dollar Man.”  More...

Entertainment

San Jose Taiko comes to Mariposa

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...

Rotarians host Russian delegation

The Mariposa Rotary Club is participating in the Open World program and will be hosting a delegation of Russian Rotarians May 17 to 25.  More...

Mountain Riders host poker run

The Mariposa Mountain Riders will be hosting their 34th annual equestrian poker ride. This event will take place June 23 at the historic Circle 9 Ranch.  It is open to all. Those participating don’t even need a horse to enjoy the day. More...

Inside Education

2013-14 FFA officers

Mariposa FFA has elected its chapter officers for the 2013-14 school year. More...

Salvation Army sends kids to camp

The Salvation Army of Mariposa will send 24 children to Camp Redwood Glen in the Santa Cruz Mountains during the week of June 17 through 22.  More...

Kids First Jubilee event set for Saturday

Time is running out for buying tickets to the Mariposa County Schools Foundation annual Jubilee. This year’s event will be held May 18, at the Sierra Meadows Country Club. More...

Deputies nab suspect  Free Access 

Mariposa County Sheriff's Deputies have apprehended the dangerous man they were searching for in Cathey's Valley. More...

Deputies have trailer park on lock-down  Free Access 

Mariposa County Sheriff's Deputies currently have the Oasis Trailer Park on lock down as they attempt to apprehend Martin Guerrero. More...

Sheriff seeks dangerous, wanted man  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man on the run. More...

Deputies arrests armed pot gardener  Free Access 

Mariposa County Sheriff's Deputies busted an illegal marijuana grow on Monday and arrested two men, one who was armed with a shotgun. More...

Two vehicles collide on Highway 49 North  Free Access 

Two vehicles crashed nearly head-on on Highway 49 North at the entrance to the Mariposa County Landfill around 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. More...

Foothills may provide refuge for stressed bees

For insects of the order hymenoptera, it’s a tough time to be a bee.  According to a survey released last week, close to one-third of commercial honeybees died last winter. The U.S. More...

Fiery crash takes life

A fiery crash on Highway 140 Monday afternoon claimed the life of a Mariposa man, making it the second fatal crash in as many days on local roadways. The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. More...

Stage ready to roll through town

Sturdy draft horses will pull visitors on a replica of a 19th-century stage starting on Friday, May 24 and continuing through the summer.  The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors gave the plan a green light on Tuesday.  Stage driver Myia More...

Letters

The freedom to choose

This year’s Las Mariposas Civil War Days were awesome. I live across the street from this magnificent event. We welcome the visitors every year with a flag flying at our corner fence post. More...

Don’t end up with a French model

This letter is in response to Anne Brock’s letter stating “evolution is fact.”  More...

NASA and the Bible

For all the scientists out there, and for all the students who have a hard time convincing these people regarding the truth of the Bible, here’s something that shows God’s awesome creation, and that He is still in control.  Did you k More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, May 17   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Earl H. Tettleton

Earl H. Tettleton lived in Mariposa for many years. He was known as the developer of the Tettleton Wildlife Museum. He passed away on Jan. 31, 2012, in Montrose. Earl was born in Whitesboro, Texas, Nov. More...

In Memoriam: Scotty Kludt

Oscar Irving "Scotty" Kludt passed away on May 1 at the age of 90. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at Mariposa Lutheran Church—where Scotty was an active member for 30 years. More...

Thank you

A big thank you to Mariposa Feed Store for supplying Mariposa Preschool Co-Op with flowers to plant in the boxes in front of the school. More...

Sports

Grizzlies triumph

On Tuesday afternoon in the first game of the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division VI playoffs in Stockton, Mariposa’s Grizzlies rode a sixth inning solo home run by Chaz Fane to a 5-4 victory over Va More...

Lady Grizzlies capture SAL track title

It’s been a long drought, but last Saturday in Turlock, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly track team claimed the Southern Athletic League title.  Mariposa rolled up 159 points to outdistance second place Denair at 116. More...

Golfers compete at tourney

Four MCHS golfers competed in the Sac- Joaquin Section Division VI tournament held on May 7 at Stevinson Ranch.  On the 18-hole course, Alex Saenz posted a 94. Dennis Blessing was 103 while Ryan Robarge carded a 108. More...

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