February 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff Binnewies issues scam alert  Free Access 

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. More...

Rain may help MPUD skirt drought restrictions

The Mariposa Public Utility District, which supplies water to about 1,800 people in Mariposa, may just squeak by with a viable water supply for the coming year.  That’s the verdict delivered by district General Manager Mark Rowney last wee More...

Mirelez sentencing delayed

Sentences handed to the killers of Gerald Fontes, a Madera auto shop worker beaten to death in 2012, will do little to quell the grief of his surviving family members, several relatives said last week. More...

Yosemite offers fee-free weekend

Yosemite National Park will waive entrance fees from Saturday, Feb. 15 to Monday, Feb. 17 in commemoration of President’s Day.  Fees being waived for President’s Day weekend include the park entrance only. More...

Local News

Rodeo royalty thanks Soroptomists

On Jan. 25 at the Senior Center, Soroptomist International held a tea to benefit the Elegant Closet Prom Dress Project. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 3: • A burglary report was taken on Briceburg Road. • A report of threats was received from Darrah Road. • A vandalism report was taken on Jessie Street. More...

County Fire Response Report

Feb. 3 to Feb. 9  EMS - 8 Fire – 2 Public Assist - 4 Auto Collision - 2   More...

Milestones

Father Nisbet is mission speaker

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mariposa will host its Annual Mission featuring Father Jim Nisbet on Feb. 18, 19, and 20.  There will be two sessions daily, one from noon to 1 p.m. and the same session repeated from 7 to 8 p.m.  More...

Interfaith service will look at climate change

The Mariposa United Methodist Church, the Mariposa Bahá’í Community and others invite the residents of the county to attend an interfaith service and study session on “Doing Our Part” in addressing caring for creation.  The ser More...

Birth Announcement

Laci Marshall and Anthony Fragassi are proud to announce the birth of their son, Hudson Robert Fragassi. Hudson was born on Jan. 12, 2014 at 1:04 a.m. He weighed six pounds and was 20 inches long. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies edge TC, 53-52  Free Access 

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 - 8:10 a.m. - Mariposa's Lady Grizzly varsity basketball team nipped Turlock Christian last night in a key Southern Athletic League clash, 53-52, behind the 30 points of senior Shea Williams. More...

Lady Grizzlies squeeze out win at home

With only a handful of seconds left on the clock in the Lady Grizzlies’ match-up against Waterford on Monday night, junior Tori Miller saved the day for Mariposa by draining a three-pointer from deep beyond the line to cement a 61-51 Southern A More...

Mariposa stays unbeaten with convincing victories

Mariposa’s varsity boys’ basketball team remained undefeated in Southern Athletic League action with a pair of resounding victories last week over familiar foes.  Last Friday, the Grizzlies ripped Delhi, 54- 24. More...

Grizzlies learn playoffs opponent  Free Access 

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Yosemite final document unveils winners, losers  Free Access 

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 - Yosemite's final Merced River Plan will retain Yosemite Valley's ice rink, bike and raft rentals and Sugar Pine Bridge. Valley equestrian rides and an historic superintendent's residence will go, however. More...

Last week’s storm total was one ‘wimpy’ inch

Four days of light rain and leaden skies added 1.03 inches of precipitation to Mariposa by the time sun broke through clouds on Monday.  The total for the Feb. More...

Farm bill has good news for local ranchers

The Farm Bill, which was signed by President Obama on Friday, Feb. More...

Long throws a wide brim into District 3 race

Long-time Mariposa County resident Marshall Long has announced the launch of his campaign for the District 3 supervisor’s seat.  “I have lived a lifetime in Mariposa County and have a unique perspective of the challenges facing it to More...

Letters

Our flag, our freedom

As a citizen of the United States, a retired police captain and a veteran, I must have missed something in my education and through personal experience about what our flag represents.  More...

How McClintock votes

Two important issues will be coming before Congress soon.  The first is the Farm Bill, which has bipartisan support and which would restore PILT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) funds to rural counties. More...

Kudos to Mountain Crisis

In 2010, I took a volunteer training course in domestic violence and sexual assault, so I could volunteer for Mariposa’s Mountain Crisis Services. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Feb. 14   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 

Doris Louise Boomer

Doris Louise Boomer, born on Jan. 17, 1920, passed away after a long illness on Jan. 25,  2014.  Born Doris Louise Morse, the daughter of Stanley and  Letha Ball Morse in Grand  Ledge, Mich., she married  Charles F. More...

Violet (Vicky) Elizabeth Wenzel

Violet Elizabeth Youssi was born in Boyceville, Wisconsin on May 28, 1926 to Mary and Christian Youssi. She succumbed to complications arising from orthopedic surgery performed on her hip.  Vicky married Robert H.  Wenzel on Dec. More...

Gary Allen Porter

Mariposa resident Gary  Allen Porter passed away peacefully in his Lushmeadows home on Jan. 30, 2014.  More...

Inside Education

Kindergarten registration time looms

Mariposa County Unified School District will soon hold a Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten Roundup registration event.  The event takes place on several March dates at several county locations. .  More...

Woodland students get Yosemite lesson

Two Yosemite National Park rangers recently visited Woodland Elementary School in Mariposa and presented an assembly to all kindergarten through 8th-grade students. More...

Royalty named

Mariposa County High School celebrated winter homecoming on Jan. 31 in the school’s Loyd Hobby Gymnasium. More...

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