December 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Shutdown’s impact topped 2013 news

A federal government shutdown that many thought wouldn’t take place hit with a vengeance in October— slamming area businesses, workers and county revenue.  With effects that will linger into 2014, the shutdown was the biggest news st More...

Coaches, parents rankled at coach’s mid-season firing

The Mariposa County Unified School District is an institution that struggles annually to find coaches for its athletic programs. More...

Local News

Coast Hardware makes Christmas donation

A generous donation of sports balls, toys and a total of nine bicycles were donated to the KOPS for KIDS charity effort by Heidi, Jim and Marrieta Dulcich, owners of Coast Hardware. More...

4-H Club Council is planning breakfast

The Mariposa County 4-H Club Council will host its annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 16: • A verbal domestic dispute occurred on Jones Street. • A cat was stuck in a tree on Oak Road. • Mail theft was reported from Hernandez Drive, Highway 140, and Hunters Valley Road. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Dec. 27   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a. m. to 4 p. m.  More...

Milestones

Yosemite Mass will honor priests

As part of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church’s closing sesquicentennial events, Rev. Stephen Bulfer will say Mass at the Yosemite Chapel in Yosemite National Park on Monday, Jan. More...

Thank you

What a year. As the end of 2013 approaches, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on how grateful I am to all of you. I know that most likely I will forget someone and I absolutely hate when that happens. More...

Storm door may swing open  Free Access 

Monday, Dec. 30 - Arid weather may soon yield to stormy skies, the National Weather Service said this week. The new pattern was expected to arrive the week of Wednesday, Jan. 8. More...

Three vehicles crash on Highway 49 South  Free Access 

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 - 3:40 p.m. - Just after 3 p.m. this afternoon, three vehicles were involved in a collision on Highway 49 South at Indian Peak Road. More...

Storm dampens December holiday sales

An informal poll of downtown merchants suggests that holiday sales sagged in the wake of this month’s Dec. 7 snowstorm.  “Weather definitely had something to do with it,” said Sandy Senate of the Mariposa Marketplace. More...

Few area residents are signing up for health insurance

Despite the fact that the first deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has passed, very few Californians have signed up for the mandatory health insurance.  More...

Commentary

Follow the Money -- Down the Drain

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

What if you were told there is a corrupt dictatorship on the other side of the world where government officials are using US foreign aid to build palatial mansions for themselves, diverting money intended to feed poor children and spending billions w More...

The purpose of problems

Have you ever thought about why God lets people encounter difficult problems? When we think about other people going through problems, we often look at it philosophically. “Oh, it’s for their good,” we might say. More...

Letters

Responds to recent letters

I, too, often drive past scowly kids in the roadway. I meet scowls with a warm smile and friendly wave. I want to embrace these children as an important part of our Mariposa community, as all our children.  More...

Supervisors need to act

Mariposa County Board of Supervisors: Today I am asking you to have the courage to take action to protect our youth from marijuana. It is a serious safety issue that you are basically accountable for.  More...

McClintock right on trees

Salvaging trees which are casualties of a huge fire sounds like a plus for conservation.  Perhaps Mr. Buckley (“McClintock proposal draws fiery response,” Nov. More...

Inside Education

VFW names local essay winners

Sierra Foothill Charter School students in Mrs. More...

Woodland students celebrate Christmas

Woodland Elementary School students and their families celebrated the holidays with Santa Claus and Christmas music at the school’s recent December PTA holiday event. More...

State seeking comments on Common Core

California is taking another step forward in implementing the Common Core for English language arts by gathering public comment on a new framework, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced recently.  More...

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