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Shutdown ends, Yosemite opens  Free Access 

National Park Service officials reopened Yosemite National Park around 8 p.m. on Wednesday following government action in Washington, D.C. The move most directly affects close to 600 NPS employees and as many as 1,450 Park concessionaire employees. More...

Mud drags, car show are this weekend

Partial government shutdown or not, there will be a flurry of activities and entertainment at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds this Saturday.  The weekend kicks off with the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce’s Hot Rod and Custom Car Show More...

State report urges hantavirus caution

Yosemite National Park supervisors need to be more vigilant in enforcing mouse infestation cleanup precautions, a California Department of Public Health report on last year’s hantavirus outbreak says.  The report, released last month, said More...

Aborn aims for return to board

JUNE 3 ELECTION

It is my intention to run for the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors District 1 seat in June of 2014.  I served Mariposa County in the same position starting in 2007. More...

Local News

Hambleton, Foster pitch in big

Among the many donors to the second Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County partner family home are two local businessmen, Troy Foster and Rob Hambleton.  More...

Interactive theater part of Halloween at hostel

A night of Halloween fun will be held at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort, 6979A Highway 140, on Saturday, Oct. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 7: • Petty theft was reported from Sweetwater Ridge Road. • A dog was tied to mailboxes on Whitmore Drive. • A domestic dispute was reported from Digger Pine Drive. More...

Milestones

Church holds festival

The Cathey’s Valley Baptist Church is hosting its annual harvest festival on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, 4565 Cornetts Entrance Road in Cathey’s Valley.  More...

Thank you

I want to thank God, friends, family and community supporters for helping my dear friend Marissa Jensen in her battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Gophers draw angry outbursts and admiration

You have to admire the lowly gopher.  Other species struggle in the Sierra, but the burrowing rodent seems more than happy here.  Anyone who has planted a garden, or tried to maintain a lawn, is familiar with the critter that rarely shows i More...

Sports

Grizzlies thump ‘Yotes, host ‘Cats

Grizzly running back Kama’re Bailey shredded the Denair defense for 155 yards and scored four touchdowns as Mariposa rolled its Southern Athletic League mark to 2-1 with last Friday night’s lopsided 50-21 victory over the Coyotes.  More...

Lady Grizzlies swat Delhi, 3-0

Behind 12 kills by Claire Bullis and 21 assists from Kaylee Strickfadden, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly varsity volleyball team spanked Delhi Monday evening, 3-0 (25-11, 25-7, 25-6), in a Southern Athletic League match.  More...

Junior varsity’s aerial circus crushes Denair

Junior varsity quarterback Jake Mayberry threw for 213 yards and four touchdowns last Friday night as Mariposa manhandled Denair, 41- 0, in a Southern Athletic League clash.  The young Grizzlies opened up a 14-0 advantage in the first quarter an More...

Pancakes on the menu in Bookjack  Free Access 

The Bootjack Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a pancake breakfast and yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Bookjack firehouse, 3883 Bootjack Lane. More...

Business recovery workshop slated  Free Access 

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce will host a free business recovery workshop and town hall. More...

James Allen (Diaz) nabbed by deputies  Free Access 

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, 10:40 a.m. - On Tuesday Oct. 15 at approximately 8 p.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received a call of threats occurring at in the 5000 block of Chowchilla Mountain Road. More...

Shutdown effects were varied

Antique dealer Jim Nady isn’t happy about the federal government shutdown that continued this week. But when he compared sales for the first half of October with the same period last year, he suddenly raised his eyebrows. More...

Board moves forward on limiting grows

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday directed planning staff to fine-tune a proposed medical marijuana ordinance and bring it back for a public hearing and further discussion.  The proposed ordinance, which would limit medical gr More...

CHP vows attention to unsecured loads

Local CALTRANS crews are reporting an uptick in side-of-theroad garbage.  Since Oct. 1, orangesuited workers have collected more than 200 large plastic bags of trash, local California Highway Patrol Lt. More...

Letters

Back pay not a guarantee

There is a misleading statement in the story “Layoffs and less work follow DNC party” that ran in the Oct. More...

Children’s fair thanks

Infant/Child Enrichment Services, Inc. (ICES) would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in our 24th annual children’s fair held on Sept. 28. More...

Keep libraries open

I'm writing to protest the closure of the our libraries, which would occur if the extra-help Mariposa County employees are laid off as a budget-saving measure.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Oct. 18   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 

Linda Williams

Linda was born on June 7, 1947, in Oakland. She passed away on Oct. 9, 2013, at the age of 66. In 1962, Linda met the love of her life, at the age of 14, Frank Williams. Three years later they ran off to Carson City, Nev. More...

Beth Schardt Hiemforth

Beth Schardt Hiemforth went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, with her husband and all three of her children by her side. She died at St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno after a short illness. More...

Hudson Nicholas Ritter

Hudson Nicholas Ritter, a 3- year-old Buffalo, Wyo. boy with family in Mariposa, passed away on Sept. 26, 2013 in Cheyenne, Wyo.  More...

Inside Education

A trip to San Francisco

In September, members of the Mariposa County High School art club visited San Francisco’s de Young Art Museum and the Walt Disney Family Museum. More...

New student body installed

Sierra Foothill Charter School student council candidates turned in applications on Wed., Sept. 18. More...

Local high school student commended

Tierney Pretzer, a senior at Mariposa County High School, has been named a commended student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, w More...

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