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Fatalities mar Yosemite weekend  Free Access 

A 19-year-old Sacramento man died when he went over Nevada Fall on Saturday and a 28-year-old man died when rockfall hit him on El Capitan on Sunday, Park officials have announced. More...

MCHS student arrested for on-campus sexual assault  Free Access 

Mariposa County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 16-year-old male for two alleged sexual assaults. Both of the incidents occurred on the Mariposa County High School campus. More...

Services set for Kittie Pearson  Free Access 

There will be a celebration of life for Kittie Pearson on June 1. More...

New shops, eateries to greet summer tourists

Business folk greeted tourist season with a burst of optimism this past week—pointing with pride to a bevy of new shops, restaurants and watering holes.  The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce kicked the season off with a Friday ribbon-cu More...

Feds push for new definition of ‘drunk’

There is nothing good about drunk driving.  There is no disputing that fact.  The federal government, however, now wants to expand its definition of just what drunk driving is, and that may change the way people drink entirely.  More...

Deputies nab wanted man

A short-lived manhunt for Martin Guerrero ended just about 24 hours after it began last week. More...

Local News

Fire fighters work to ‘fill the boot’

Mariposa Fire Fighters Local 2881 will hold their annual Fill-the- Boot event to raise funds for the Central Valley Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) on Saturday May 25. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 20: •Aggressive dogs were loose on Hernandez Drive. •Petty theft was reported on Elizabeth Lane. •There was a neighbor dispute on Triangle Road. •A domestic dispute on School Lane ended with an arrest.  More...

Photo Club hosts trip to Bear Valley

Mariposa Photo Club welcomes the public for a special meeting June 12. This will be a photo shoot field trip to Bear Valley, where professionals will help everyone become more familiar with their cameras.  More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Olivia Charlotte Ellen Arrington was born on Tuesday, April 2 at 7:53 a.m. She weighed seven pounds, one ounce and was 19 inches long. Her parents are Brittney and Mark Arrington. More...

Kall - Collins

Burt and Eileen Collins of Mariposa have announced the marriage of their son David Wayne Collins, a 2003 graduate of Mariposa County High School to Kristen Michelle Kall on May 4. More...

Poor - Evans

The parents of Jennifer Poor and Brett Evans have announced the marriage of their children. The couple was united in a private and intimate ceremony on April 6. More...

Sports

Grizzlies bow in section championship, 10-2

Mariposa County High School’s varsity baseball team is on the two-year plan. Every other year, it manages to win the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division VI championship, at least that’s the way its been since 2008.  More...

Stitt will join Hall of Fame

Robert Stitt has been a part of Mariposa football in some way or another for 27 years. Next month, his contributions will be honored when he is inducted into the Grizzly Hall of Fame.  More...

Montgomery lands D-1 soccer scholarship

Katie Montgomery, a 2012 graduate of Mariposa County High School, has just been recruited and given a fouryear scholarship to play Division I soccer at Youngstown State University in Ohio.  More...

MCHS sends off the class of 2013  Free Access 

Mariposa County High School's 97th graduating class completed its commencement ceremonies on Wednesday day, and along with graduates, several long-time teachers are also starting a new phase of their lives. More...

Headed for high school  Free Access 

Nearly 100 eighth grade students are headed for high school after Tuesday night's promotion ceremony. More...

Health alert issued  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Health Department has issued the following alert: If you have purchased “Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend Frozen Berry Mix” from Costco: Throw away or return any unused product DO NOT CONSUME THE PRODUCT More...

Benefit set for Lopez family  Free Access 

The community is invited to a benefit dinner for the Jose Lopez Family of El Portal on Thursday, June 6 at 5 p.m. at the El Portal Community Hall. More...

RV plunges into river, collisions mar weekend

An 88-year-old motorist was evacuated by helicopter on Friday afternoon after his RV rolled into the Merced River when he pulled over to let others pass.  According to a witness statement, the man "pulled off the road (and) got into some soft di More...

Graduations, retirements set next week

In Mariposa County schools, students are getting restless. The countdown is on until the end of the school year. More...

Park has busy, but safe holiday weekend

It may not be the official start of summer, but is the official beginning of tourist season. Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, and Yosemite National Park experienced its typical congestion for the holiday.  More...

Letters

Questions about mine

Residents of Bear Valley are watching the drilling rigs of the Upper Canada Gold Corporation (UCC) work 24/7 above the Josephine Mine on Highway 49. More...

A lot of stories to be told

After my letter about NASA and Creation, I got a couple phone calls. One wanted to know what church I belonged to, and one was in total agreement with my letter and had a story he related to me on the phone about his time in World War II.  More...

CAL FIRE offers tips

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera- Mariposa Merced Unit (MMU) has rapidly moved into fire season. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, May 31   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 

Shirley Calhoun

Shirley Calhoun, a 20-year resident of Mariposa, passed away peacefully at home on May 13. She was 57. Mrs. Calhoun was born in San Francisco on May 18, 1958. More...

Entertainment

Dance partners shine in razor-sharp comedy

When dance teacher Michael Minetti first meets his elderly student Lily Harrison in her Florida-coast high rise, it seems pretty clear these two will barely make it past “Hello,” let alone their first full lesson. More...

Mariposa Evenings expands its line-up

Summer means live music in downtown Mariposa, and this year, there will be an additional eight nights of entertainment at the Art Park. For 2013, the Mariposa Evenings program is expanding from 16 to 24 days, running from July 12 through Oct. More...

The Bug rolls out its summer music line-up

The Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort has a busy summer music calendar. There will also be theater, performances, classes and events that will fill the calendar over the course of the year. More...

Inside Education

Grizzly Band performs concert

One of the most acclaimed high school bands in the nation, the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band, announces their annual Spring Concert at the Fiester Auditorium on Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. More...

SFCS students get Fired Up

Sierra Foothill Charter School students participated in the Fired Up for Reading program sponsored by Mariposa County Fire, started by Cathey’s Valley's very own Fire Captain Richard Shelton fo More...

Playhouse holds theater day camp

Mariposa Playhouse is offering two two-week sessions of theater day camp this summer at the amphitheater at Mariposa County Park.  The first session is from Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 28. More...

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