July 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Park eyes keeping rink, rides, rafts and bicycles

Yosemite National Park wants more time to fine tune the Merced River Plan—and explore ways to keep hotly-debated visitor amenities in Yosemite Valley. More...

Hospital chief Hill resigns, citing salary

John C. Fremont Hospital Chief Executive Officer David Hill has submitted a letter of resignation to the hospital’s board of directors. His last day will be Friday, July 26.  More...

Courthouse clock and tower subjects of study

For a year and a half, Mariposa’s Courthouse clock has been stuck at 2:35 p.m.  On an afternoon in late 2011, county workers removed weights and cables that added a precarious burden to the old timbers that hold the building up.  More...

Local News

Local soroptimists install new officers

Soroptimist International of Mariposa held its annual installation of officers on June 26 at the home of member Sandy Semtner.  More...

New club team forms

Mariposa Futbol Club Fire is a US Club Soccer competitive soccer program starting up in Mariposa.  Currently the club is fielding teams for girls ages 7-8, 9-11 and 12-13. The club is also fielding teams for boys ages 8-10 and 11-12. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 8: • A physical domestic dispute was reported from Meadow Lane. • A call reporting stolen medication was received from Bullion Street. • Illegal dumping was reported on Fairgrounds Road. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, July 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

The Big Picture

It’s been said that the plans of mice and men are about the same. More...

Thank you

The family of Coby Ann Bondshu Ashworth greatly appreciates the community of Mariposa during her recent illnesses and death. Thank you to the ambulance drivers for safely getting her to the John C. More...

Thank you

After all the years of working in the community as a teacher and FFA advisor, I was humbled by the outpouring of well wishes at my recent retirement. More...

Entertainment

Mountain Men and Lefler take the stage

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings are free live music events sponsored by The Mariposa County Arts Council.  This summer’s schedule is continuing into the second weekend of its 12-week program.  This weekend’s performers inc More...

Sierra Rep production charts women in music

From Betty Boop to Tina Turner and Lily Langtree to Cyndi Lauper, female pop stars and their music provide a vivid reflection of how much has changed for American women in the last 100 years.  More...

Officers take down cartel marijuana grow  Free Access 

On Thursday, July 18, Mariposa County Sheriff's Deputies, assisted by other law enforcement agencies, took down a pair of marijuana gardens in Northern Mariposa County. More...

Hawaiian hospital hijinks

A crowd of aloha-shirted celebrants showed up at the Casto Oaks Vineyard for last Saturday’s John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation fundraiser. More...

MPUD Fire Chief Dulcich resigns, replacement sought

After 14 years at the helm of the Mariposa Public Utility District Fire Department, Chief Jim Dulcich is seeking a less intense role in the organization.  More...

Disputed fire fee bills on the way

Early this year, more than 8,000 county residents received bills for a controversial fire fee dedicated to fire prevention education.  This month, officials are preparing to send the next $115 bill to residents. More...

Commentary

How Art Shapes Our Lives

Paranormal Architecture - Part One

There was a time when hotel lodgings were very basic, consisting only of a room with a bed, a nightstand and a common bathroom at the end of a long hallway. More...

Letters

Congressman McClintock opines on Yosemite

I want to thank Chairman Rob Bishop for arranging this hearing in response to the public outcry against proposals by the National Park Service that would radically alter the purpose, nature and use of Yosemite National Park.  More...

Global warming

I am a retired occupational and environmental engineer, with all the "right" credentials (university education in public health, 30-plus years of experience in industry, board certifications, state licenses-- including being a registered environmenta More...

CAO clarifies issue

It is unfortunate that there is a lack of understanding regarding the actions taken by the board of supervisors in response to Chief Wilson’s request for compensation for our volunteer firefighters during the Carstens Fire.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John Timothy Meagher

John Timothy Meagher peaceful and unexpectedly passed away on July 9 at the age of 69.  Tim was born April 29, 1944 to June and John “Tuck” Meagher. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Mountain Yoga keeps the community in balance

Yoga is a commonly known term for the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India with a view to attain a state of permanent peace. More...

Inside Education

Three local youth bring home awards

Three local youths made an impact while attending the CalPac Range and Natural Resources Camp at Elkus Ranch in Half Moon Bay. More...

Murdock graduates and heads for the NBA

Tommy Murdock, a 2009 graduate of Mariposa County High School, graduated from Chapman University in Orange with honors and a bachelor of science in athletic training.  He has also taken and passed the National Board of Certification testing.&nbs More...

Schiff receives CSU Chico scholarship

Mariposa County High School graduate Ben Schiff has been notified by officials at CSU Chico that he has been awarded a performing arts scholarship.  Schiff, a member of the class of 2013, will be a freshman at the university in the fall.  More...

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