August 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Weather system brings lightning concerns  Free Access 

A low-pressure system passing over the area through Wednesday will bring the chance of rain, lightning and lightning-sparked fires, the National Weather Service has said. More...

Law would boost pot-grow penalties

Marijuana growers who apply rat poison and other pesticides to federal lands may be eligible for 10 more years in prison if new legislation passes Congress and earns the President’s signature.  The tough new legislation recently won approv More...

Midpines park gets big addition

Most people don’t think of Midpines County Park as a place for recreation, neighbor Gary Francisco said this week.  “The recreational-use space in the park has been diminished in increments,” Francisco, of Friends of Bear Creek More...

Local News

Soroptimist seeking new members

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is currently recruiting new members.  The club will be holding an informational social event on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 4:30 p.m. for anyone interested in joining the organization. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

August 5: • A call reporting threats was received from Highway 140. • A land dispute was reported from Colorado Road. • An emaciated horse was on Bear Valley Road. • Petty theft involving gasoline was reported from Triangle Road. More...

Parade entries are open

The annual Labor Day Parade is slated for Aug. More...

Milestones

“A Common Expression”

A common expression is, “You get what you deserve.” That describes a lot of life’s experiences. However, it doesn’t explain one of the great stories in the Bible.  More...

Thank you

The board of directors of the Mariposa County Pioneer Wagon Train wish to offer a big thank you to the following businesses, family members and friends, who either provided entertainment, sponsored an advertisement in our Cowboy Poetry Booklet or don More...

Thank you

On behalf of Yosemite For Everyone, I would like to extend a sincere, heart-felt thank you to everyone who sent donations to help finance my trip to Washington, D.C. More...

Entertainment

What It Is, The Core Shots, are at Art Park

LIVE MUSIC

What It Is and The Core Shots take the stage at this weekend’s live music events at the Art Park.  More...

Annual ‘Hog’ event announces musical line-up

BARBECUE & ZYDECO

It’s not too soon for residents to tune up their barbecue wizardry for this year’s Blazin’ Hog fundraiser in September.  Organizers this week were reminding folks to mark their calendars and plan on attending the John C. More...

La Sierra Guild sets event

The La Sierra Guild of Children's Hospital Central California in Madera is inviting Mariposa County to a September fundraiser.  The 4th annual Restaurant Take-Over at Ducey's on the Lake happens on Sunday, Sept. 22. More...

Firefighters respond to Chowchilla Mountain Road  Free Access 

4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20. An unknown ignition source sparked a fire near the intersection of Chowchilla Mountain Road and East Westfall Road on Tuesday afternoon. By 4 p.m., the fire had burned close to five acres. More...

Rim Fire explodes overnight  Free Access 

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 9 a.m. - Overnight the Rim Fire exploded from just a few hundred acres to over 10,000. More...

Small fire extinguished on Triangle Road  Free Access 

Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 - Around 1 p.m. firefighters responded to a one acre wildland fire approximately a mile up Triangle Road from Highway 49 South. More...

Volunteers’ payment raises questions

Volunteer. By definition is a person who works for an organization without being paid.   More...

Burglars’ attempt to sell booty on eBay backfires

On July 31, a burglary on Boyer Road was reported to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Bar serves up noise, neighbors are riled

The bar at the Miner’s Inn motel has long been the scene of rollicking evening celebrations. More...

Letters

Gratitude in fire’s wake

We are the Andersons, one of the victims of June’s Carstens Fire. When the fire first started, we were at our ranch entertaining guests.  More...

Poultry raiser touts pen

My name is Wyatt Estep. I’m 13-years old and this is my sixth year as a member of the Bootjack 49ers 4-H Club.  Last year I entered three pairs of meat chickens at the Mariposa County Fair. More...

Proud of lamb

My name is Kayla Gilgo and I have a project lamb at Mariposa County High School. My lamb's name is Gabbi and this is my first year showing. I will be selling Gabbi at the Mariposa County Fair over Labor Day Weekend. The sale is Sunday Sept. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, August 16   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 

Troy Allen Richards

Troy Richards, 41, of Mariposa passed away unexpectedly at his home on July 25, 2013. He was born to Pelk and Dorothy (Wackerman) Richards of Mariposa on Dec. 1, 1971. More...

W.L. Rakestraw

W. L. "Lance" Rakestraw, 73, of Mariposa passed away at his home on July 10, 2013. Lance, as he was known to his friends, was born in Denver.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

New water plant has ‘ultra’ ratiing

Before 1950, folks in the town of Mariposa relied on water from creeks and wells—just like people across the county still do. Around that year, the Mariposa County Utility District created the Stockton Creek Reservoir north of town. More...

Inside Education

Superintendent looks to new academic year

Welcome to the 2013-14 school year. I am excited to move into my fourth year as your superintendent and want you to know that I believe that there is no greater investment we can make into the future than the education of our children.  More...

Lunch program offers nutrition

Mariposa County Unified School District has announced its free and reduced-price meal policy for the 2013-14 school year.  Each school and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.  Meal pri More...

Student orientation slated

NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Mariposa County High School is preparing for student orientation night on Monday, Aug. 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The evening is designed to help incoming, new-to-district students and all ninth grade students make the transition to the hihg school. More...

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