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Garden busts take a bite out of area crime

Pot growers in Mariposa County took a pretty good hit last week. Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies took down an enormous Mexican cartel grow and another garden that was operating outside California’s medicinal marijuana act. More...

Art, wine & wheels arrives

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

Mine investors offer residents tour of site

The group that owns 3,350 acres encompassing the Pine Tree and Josephine mines at Bear  Valley on Monday granted a small number of county residents a glimpse of work continuing on the property.  The effort, now in an exploratory phase, coul More...

Local News

Wagon Train is set to roll

It’s time for the 38th annual historic Mariposa Pioneer Wagon Train to roll through the Sierra from June 13 through 15.  The 32-mile trek across the foothills follows many of the old stagecoach routes that went between Wawona and Raymond i More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 27: •Smoke could be seen in the Colorado Road area. •There was a domestic dispute on Smith Road. •One person was arrested after a moving traffic hazard was reported on Highway 49 South. More...

County Fire Response Report

May 27 through June 2 EMS - 8 Fire - 2 structure fire, 1 illegal burn Public assist - 2 Auto collision - 1   Spotlight call of the week-  Sunday, June 2, Companies from Mt. 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...

Kittie Ellen Pearson

Kittie Ellen Pearson passed on, unexpectedly, to the next phase of her journey of life on May 17 in Redding. Kittie was born the third of six children to Bill and Bunny Hoppe in Indio on Sept. 29, 1955.  More...

J. Gordon Dougherty

Gordon Dougherty succumbed to throat cancer in  Berkeley on May 20 following a diagnosis in January.  Dougherty spent his early years working on the family ranch in Winner, S.D. More...

Inside Education

Four selected for 2013 Boys State

The tradition of sending some of Mariposa’s most talented high school juniors to Boys State continues this year with the selection of David Medema, Bodie Vegely, Guy Yager and alternate Kory Allan.  Boys State will be held in late June at More...

Yosemite lists its 2013 scholarships

The Yosemite Scholarship Commission has announced the 2013 Yosemite Community Scholarship winners.  Anna Laird of El Portal receives the Yosemite Employee Association scholarship, and Mika Pieper-White of Mariposa receives the Delaware North Cor More...

Character counts at SFCS

At the final Character Counts! More...

All burning suspended  Free Access 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL , Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced as of Tuesday June 11, 2013 all burning has been suspended in the State Responsibility Area (SRA) of Mariposa More...

Yosemite Park posts all-time high temp on June 8  Free Access 

Yosemite National Park officials have announced that Saturday's high of 105 degrees in Yosemite Valley qualifies as an all-time high reading for the location. More...

District schools score off the chart

Mariposa County students have always performed well above other neighboring schools on standardized tests. This year, however, those numbers are sky-high, and administrators credit the work of teachers with the increases.  More...

Local hospital backers score state victory

A piece of state legislation closely watched by supporters of John C. More...

Sexual assaults stun campus and community

When the news was released that a Mariposa County High School student had been arrested for two sexual assaults that happened on campus, the student body, parents and community were stunned.  More...

Authorities seek clues in bizarre animal killing  Free Access 

Investigators are asking for the public's help in solving the disturbing killing of a doe on West Whitlock Road on Tuesday morning. A black pick-up truck may be connected to the case. More...

Commentary

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

This Wednesday, the fifth of June, the Western democracies will commemorate the Normandy invasion that marked the beginning of the end of Fascist tyranny in Europe. More...

CPPC Study Finds Orange County Again Confronting Bankruptcy Under New Accounting Rules

A new study published by the California Public Policy Center analyzes the impact of GASB and Moody's new - and final - rules governing financial reporting for pensions. These rules take effect next year.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, June 7   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

Mariposa Safe Families - Grand and Kinship Families would like to thank the following people and merchants for their support and donations to our fundraiser raffle on May 5.  More...

Thank you

The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library (FoL) would like to thank all of the dozens of volunteers who worked diligently from May 2 through May 5 in the semi-annual book sale at the library. More...

Thank you

The Coulterville Historical Cemetery was made ready for the Memorial Day holidays thanks to the efforts of the California Department of Forestry's Fire Crews from Mt. Bullion. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Local market helps bring farm to the table

The farm to table movement is red hot in foodie circles right now. For most Mariposa County residents, however, it isn’t a trend. Rather, it is a way of life.  Many people grow their own gardens. More...

Sports

2000 Grizzly golf squad enters the hall

At the turn of the century, some people were worried about Y2K. Others thought it might be the end of the world.  For an elite group of high school golfers in Mariposa, it was a year for glory. More...

Local athletes tame triathlon

A group of Mariposa athletes has been training for the Bass Lake Triathlon since January, and last Saturday they got to test their efforts. More...

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