October 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Drought fears stay high, like temperatures

Warm weather brought folks with fishing gear to the Merced River last weekend, but the trout didn’t show up for the party.  “It’s been pretty grim,” local guide Tim Hutchins said. More...

STABBING SUSPECT Deputies arrest wanted assailant

Last Tuesday, 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.  The victim, being fearful for his safety, armed himself with a fir More...

Isaacs aims for county auditor

Deborah Isaacs, the current Assistant Auditor of Mariposa County, announces she will run for County Auditor.  More...

Local News

County cemetery seeks donated land

We all have one thing in common if we intend to live out the rest of our lives in this beautiful county. That is the somewhat uncomfortable question of where our mortal remains will be placed when we’re no longer among the living.  More...

Hornitos procession honors the dead

Hornitos, once a goldmining town of more than 12,000 people, now slumbers in the foothills, a reminder of when the town was full of gold miners seeking their fortunes.  Once a year, for more than 45 years, a candlelight procession makes its way More...

Foothill future is likely to be hotter

What an interesting summer the county had. Scientists tell us that the future will be even more “interesting” for those of us who live in the Sierra foothills.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Oct. 25   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Mariposa Revival Center plans spring conference

Pastors Henry and Grace Falany of the Mariposa Revival Center are planning a conference to be held March 28-30 in 2014.  The Mother Lode Gold Rush Conference will feature speakers Dr. A.L. More...

Thank you

The family of Becky Bradshaw wishes to thank members of the extended family and many friends who helped and gave support during our loss. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

The Sierra endures as a highly-sought film location

“Shane,” the 1953 classic that has been called the greatest Western of all time, was not shot in the Sierra. More...

Sports

Furious fourth-quarter drive lifts Grizzlies past Waterford

When junior quarterback Aaron Lerma plunged into the endzone with just 24 seconds left in the game, Mariposa’s Grizzlies completed a fourth quarter comeback that earned them a nail-biting 36-32 Southern Athletic League victory over Waterford&rs More...

JV spikers top Le Grand, Delhi

Last week, Mariposa’s junior varsity volleyball team upended Le Grand, 2- 1 (24-26, 25-21, 15-9), and dumped Delhi 2-1 (25-3, 22-25, 15-7), in Southern Athletic League matches.  More...

Lady Grizzlies split SAL pair

After being whipped by Le Grand last Wednesday, 3-0 (15-25, 18-25, 23-25), Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly varsity volleyball team rebounded Monday evening with a 3-0 whitewashing of Gustine (25-21, 25-9, 25- 22). More...

Second Midpines forum was Saturday, Nov. 2  Free Access 

The second of two Midpines Planning Advisory Committee forums starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. Comments can also be contributed via the county Web site. To learn more, click here. More...

Monday storm lashes with thunder, hail, rain  Free Access 

Monday's storm rumbled over Mariposa with lightning, thunder, hail, rain and snow. With precipitation totals of a little over an inch to less than half an inch, the storm won't end the region's drought, however. More...

Rippin’ it up

Dawn Miller of Oakhurst, in the used-to-be white Chevrolet Tahoe at right, makes her winning run for the overall title in the first annual Mud Drags held in the Gold Bowl Arena at the Mariposa County More...

Funds enable new drug-abuse treatment options

A $241,800 drug abuse treatment grant promises to significantly expand treatment options available in Mariposa County, local officials and treatment experts said this week.  On Tuesday, the board of supervisors approved multiple agenda items imp More...

Shutdown over: layoffs are off

County-wide layoffs that appeared likely to close local libraries and furlough most county employees just two weeks ago did not appear necessary at this week’s meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 14: • A trapped skunk was on Highway 49. • Theft of a horse trailer was reported from Oak Road in Midpines. • A grand theft report was taken on Yosemite Park Way. • Illegal dumping was reported from Coakley Circle. More...

County Fire Response Report

Oct. 14 through Oct. 20, 2013   EMS - 12  Fire – 6  Public Assist - 1  Auto Collision – 0  More...

Letters

4-H member invites all

Do you want to learn about animals, self-defense, or pretty much anything else?  Do you want to be around more kids your own age more often? Do you like doing community service and doing fun activities? Do you like record keeping? More...

Blazin’ Hog was a success

On Sept. 21 the John C. More...

Work for the middle class

I was born on Sept. 17, 1929, a Depression era baby. I remember Dec. 7, 1941 very well.  The main reason for this letter is to ask all our elected officials and government leaders a question. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Dorothy Marie Moon-McKinley

Dorothy Marie Moon-McKinley was born in Shattuc, Ill. on Jan. 10, 1916, to parents Hattie Mae Zick and George Hoffman. She went home to be with God on Oct. 13, 2013, in Las Vegas, N.M. at the age of 97.  More...

Arlin George

“This is where the cowboy rides away.....”  Arlin R. George, a resident of Hornitos, passed away Oct. 19, 2013 in Merced. He was born Nov. 19, 1932 in Monroe, Washington.  More...

Stacy L. Moore

Stacey was born in Virginia, Minn. on July 29, 1966. She passed away in Walnut Creek on Oct. 12, 2013. More...

Inside Education

Sierra Foothill Charter School hosts holiday fun

Sierra Foothill Charter School in Cathey’s Valley will hold a fun day of activities for the community on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the school, 4952 School House Road in Cathey’s Valley.  More...

Students in the county are urged to join 4-H

Students in Mariposa County have until Nov. 1 to enroll in 4-H clubs in the area.  More...

Ready to save lives

Mariposa County High School emergency medical service and fire students were recently certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). More...

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