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Mariposa enjoys 75-degree day  Free Access 

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 - The Mariposa mercury hit 75 degrees on Friday afternoon--topping the same-time temperature in Merced by close to 10 degrees. Record-high temperatures and dry conditions are raising eyebrows across the state. More...

DeJoria is tapped for county fire chief  Free Access 

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 - Leonard "Len" DeJoria, lately of the Prescott, Arizona Fire Department, has been selected as the Mariposa County Fire Department's new chief. More...

Unique joint venture launched

DIGITAL MARKETING

River Seal, a student in MCHS teacher Walt Hebern’s video production class, was clearly upbeat about the new, $617 high-definition camera that arrived last week.  “I think it’s awesome,” Seal said. More...

Grand Jury cites staff morale issues at human services

Poor morale among the county’s human services department employees is degrading service and wasting resources and calls for an immediate fix, the Mariposa County Grand Jury told the board of supervisors on Tuesday. More...

Hospital restricts visitation

Visitor restrictions for John C. Fremont Hospital have been put in place because of several communicable illnesses.  District administration enacted the restrictions on Jan. 7. More...

Local News

Chamber will honor individuals, organizations

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce recently acknowledged the 2013 Volunteer, Businessman, Businesswoman and Business of the Year.  The honorees named by the Chamber made a positive impact on Mariposa County through their contributions and a More...

Audobon hosts wildlife refuge field trip

The Yosemite Area Audubon Society is hosting a field trip to the Merced National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, Jan. 18.  Interested people should meet at 8 a.m. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 6: • Vandalism to a vehicle resulted in an arrest on Dogtown Road in Coulterville. • Petty theft was reported from Coakley Circle. • A report of trespassing was received from Highway 140. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John Myers Hubbard, Jr.

John Myers Hubbard Jr. was 90 years old when he passed away peacefully on Dec. 1, 2013 at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. More...

Margaret Louise Brazelton

Margaret Louise Brazelton, 71, of Neosho, Mo., died Jan. 7, 2014 at her home, after a lengthy battle with muscular sclerosis.  Margaret was born Oct. 15, 1942 in Hanford, Calif. More...

Doris Ferne Vineyard

Doris Ferne Vineyard, 82, was born Dec. 4, 1931 in Merced, Calif. She passed on Jan. 13, 2014, in Mariposa, California after a short illness. Doris was born to Christina and Clarence Volbrect of the Merced/McSwain area. More...

Fire erupts overnight near county line  Free Access 

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 - 10:40 a.m. - At around 3 a.m. this morning, firefighters responded to a wildland blaze on U.S. Forest Service land near the southern Mariposa County line with Madera County. More...

Friday collision claims local man  Free Access 

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 - A Jan. 17 traffic collision at Highway 49 South and Indian Peak Road claimed the life of a local man and injured his two grandchildren, the local CHP office has reported. More...

Blaze strikes Ganns Corral Road home  Free Access 

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 - Firefighters responding to a structure fire at 4739 Ganns Corral Road on Thursday evening arrived to find a large residence on fire. The blaze's cause remains under investigation. More...

CalFire suspends all burning  Free Access 

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 - 9 a.m. - Due to Red Flag Alert conditions and lack of precipitation, the menace of wildfires still remains prevalent with the potential to destroy life and property. More...

Buildings razed

Firefighters douse a flaming garage/shop on Ponderosa Way last Monday morning. More...

Board votes to protect fire fee from lawsuits

The fate of Mariposa County Fire Department’s 11 newer fire engines and four newer water tenders hung in legal limbo this week— with one county official arguing that their funding source is unconstitutional.  More...

Rosander bows out of superintendent’s post

Aaron Rosander, Mariposa County Unified School District's Superintendent since 2010, has accepted a job with Denair Unified School District.  The Mariposa district school board accepted Rosander's resignation on Thursday, Jan. 9.   More...

Forum will help residents navigate health care law

UNTANGLING ‘OBAMACARE’

Californians struggling to understand and sign up for the Affordable Care Act are painstakingly signing up for health insurance.  More...

Commentary

Reduced Expectations and the California Budget

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Shortly after Jerry Brown was first elected governor, nearly 40 years ago, he famously said, “This is an era of limits and we all had better get used to it."  In keeping with this theme, it is now taxpayers who look at Governor Brown&rsquo More...

Letters

Another take on Ethos

I have been reading the articles regarding Ethos, and I must agree on a few remarks.  More...

Bears, mountain lions, play key role

We are losing our large carnivores. In ecosystems around the world, the decline of large predators such as lions, bears, dingoes, wolves and otters is changing landscapes, from the tropics to the Arctic. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Jan. 17   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   More...

Sports

Grizzlies thrash TC, 85-58  Free Access 

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 - 8:50 a.m. - Mariposa's varsity boys' basketball team remained undefeated in Southern Athletic League play Tuesday night, hammering Turlock Christian, 85-58. More...

Grizzlies remain unbeaten in SAL

Last week, Mariposa’s varsity boys’ basketball team upended perennial Southern Athletic League powerhouse Ripon Christian, 53-51, and followed that feat with a crushing, 68-19, victory over Gustine on Friday night.  More...

Baseball, softball sign-ups are scheduled

Mariposa County Little League and Mariposa Girls Youth Softball are holding two sign-up events.  The first sign-up will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. More...

Inside Education

Greeley Hill school honors students of the month

Greeley Hill Gold Rush Charter School recently named students of the month at the school. Rosalyn Hall, above right photo, on the right, is a kindergarten student in Ms. Keller’s class. More...

Charter school accepting new students

Sierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS), a kindergarten through eighth grade public school located at 4952 School House Road in Cathey’s Valley, is accepting new student intent to enroll forms and continuing student reenrollment forms as part of More...

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