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District 4 Town Hall meeting is Monday  Free Access 

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 - District 4 county supervisor Kevin Cann invites constituents to discuss "issues of interest or concern" at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10 at the County Government Center on Bullion Street. Read more here. More...

Interim supe has experienced county astride a Harley

Former Madera Unified School District Superintendent John R. More...

Native group gets delay news again

The Southern Sierra Miwok Nation has again been asked to sit tight and wait for the Department of the Interior to rule on its application for federal recognition.  More...

Local News

Storytelling festival is set for March 7-9

The Mariposa County Arts Council is hosting the community’s 27th Storytelling Festival this March 7 to 9.  The festival will feature six performers, including Diane Ferlatte.  Ferlatte said she will tell stories about “African A More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 27: • A call from Mariposa County High School reported a walk-away student. • A family domestic dispute occurred on Windy Hollow Road. • A domestic dispute was reported on Hornitos Road in Cathey’s Valley. More...

County Fire Response Report

Jan. 27 to Feb. 2  EMS - 14 Fire – 3 Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision - 3   Keep in mind that with the lack of precipitation this year’s fire season will be here sooner than usual. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Raul Gutierrez Corral

Raul Corral was born in Miami, Ariz. on Oct. 14, 1931 to Gregorio Corral and Guadalupe Gutierrez Corral. He passed away on Jan. 8, 2014 in Mariposa with his family surrounding him.  Raul was raised in Ures,  More...

Shirley Beyer Lewellen

Shirley Beyer Lewellen died Jan. 18, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Merced. She was suffering from shortness of breath and extreme fatigue and entered the hospital only one day before her death. More...

Charles F. Fleming, Jr.

Charles F. Fleming, Jr. was born in Topeka, KA on Nov 13,  1926, and he died Jan16, 2014 in Oakland, CA.  He was a resident of Mariposa for 16 years prior to his passing on Jan. 16, 2014 at 12:30 a.m. More...

More moisture likely over coming week  Free Access 

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 - A pair of weather systems are forecast to bring precipitation back to the area this Saturday and Sunday--and possibly again next Tuesday and Wednesday. More...

Badger Pass announces Saturday, Feb. 8 opening  Free Access 

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 - Operators at Yosemite's Badger Pass have announced that the ski area will open all downhill runs on Saturday, Feb. 8. Nordic trails opened on Friday, Feb. 7. More...

Midpines apartments make statewide dry list

Whispering Pines apartments in Midpines last week made a list of 17 drought-threatened locales compiled by the California Department of Public Health.  Upon closer inspection, however, the apartment complex’s water issues appear largely un More...

Gun-rights drive gets friendly welcome

Chad Towe of California Gun Rights completed a two-day signature drive outside Pioneer Market with hundreds of endorsements for a pro-gun state constitutional amendment last week.  "I had my best day of the trip right here," the Sacramento-based More...

New fire station is close to opening

The opening of a new fire station in Mariposa County is not only good news to firefighters, it may also help drop some residents’ homeowners insurance.  The Bridgeport station, located on Old Highway near Yaqui Gulch Road, is scheduled to More...

Letters

Americans are not stupid

I read articles that claim the American people are just too plain stupid to do anything to change the direction of our country. More...

Saddened over flag issue

I was saddened and disheartened to read about the “flag flap” that Mountain Crisis Services received for not flying the American flag for a Girl Scouts promotion.  More...

In defense of deer

You know who you are.  You were speeding very fast, going southwest on Triangle Road past the gate at Macready Ranch on Jan. More...

Datebook

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Friday, Feb. 7   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Sports

Area skiers capture slalom medals

Young ski racers, ages 5 to 15, recently competed at the Bear Valley Ski Resort for the annual Rasmussen Classic Slalom.  Blake Action of Ahwahnee and Will Fontana of Coulterville both took a first place, and Emerson Action of Ahwahnee finished More...

Grizzlies topple Ripon Christian to stay perfect

Last Friday night, Mariposa’s varsity boys basketball team virtually clinched the Southern Athletic League crown with a 62-53 victory over Ripon Christian in the Winter Homecoming contest.  The win lifted the Grizzlies to a perfect 9-0 in More...

Lady Grizzlies split SAL pair

Last week, the MCHS girls’ varsity basketball team split a pair of Southern Athletic League contest.  Earlier in the week they whipped Denair’s Coyotes, 52-32, before stumbling against Ripon Christian last Thursday, 65-32.  Aga More...

Inside Education

Veterinary science class takes field trip

A total of 40 students enrolled in the veterinary science class at Mariposa County High School recently took a field trip with their instructor Michelle Wise to San Joaquin Valley College in Fresno to look at the vet technician program and other prog More...

High school senior wins recognition

On Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m., seniors in area high schools were recognized for leadership and community service, as well as academic achievement and patriotism.  Mariposa High School student Heidi Bassett is one of the honorees.  More...

Keeton wins geography bee

Sydney Keeton, an eighth grade student at El Portal School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee. This was the second year he won the event.  Students who competed at the bee answered oral questions on geography. More...

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