February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

NPS’s final plan earns mixed reviews

Equestrian rides and historic structures axed

Yosemite's final Merced River Plan keeps an ice rink, bike and raft rentals and Sugar Pine Bridge in Yosemite Valley. More...

Conference center effort is poised to pitch project

LOCAL ECONOMY

Building a hotel and conference center bigger than anything now in the county could add as many as 200 jobs and boost Mariposa’s economy in the off-season, the project’s self-described “evangelist” said last week.  More...

Local News

Storytelling event to feature Weitkamp

The Mariposa County Arts Council is holding the 27th annual Storytelling Festival this March 7 to 9.  Kim Weitkamp will be one of the speakers at the event. More...

Sheriff’s Office warns of scams

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and Doug Binnewies, the sheriff and coroner, are alerting the community that telephone fraud or scams are continuing to occur.  Numerous local residents have received fraudulent telephone calls attempti More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 10: • A call reporting a scam was received from Mono Court. • Fraud was reported from Circle Drive. • Mail tampering was reported on Darrah Road. • Illegal dumping was reported from the Coulter Cafe in Coulterville. More...

Milestones

Maintaining spiritual focus

One of the more important lessons I’ve learned in life is the great benefit that comes from maintaining a proper focus. Many of our fears, anxieties and worries serve as distractions. More...

Thank you

We want to thank everyone for all of the support our family has received in the way of cards, visits, phone calls and prayers during our mom’s recent bypass surgery and recuperation. We especially want to thank John C.  More...

Thank you

Marge DeLaMare, our mom, would like to thank each and every one that made her birthday celebration so wonderful, giving her time to reminisce individually with those who came. More...

Inside Education

High-speed Internet coming to MCUSD

RURAL BROADBAND

Students in Mariposa County will soon be able to do more than just surf the Web in connection with their studies at school, thanks to a pair of Internet circuits capable of carrying a gigabyte of data each that were recently installed at the Mariposa More...

Students celebrate 100 days

Sierra Foothill Charter School celebrated 100 days of school on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the school in Cathey’s Valley. All students started the day with an activity related to 100 days. More...

Homecoming court

“It’s a Wonderful Life,” was the theme of Mariposa County High School’s 2014 Winter Homecoming event. More...

Supervisors squash proposed Williamson Act changes  Free Access 

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 - The county board of supervisors on Tuesday rejected any changes to local tax protection for agricultural lands. More...

Produce prices set to spiral

DROUGHT WATCH

Some people blame the messenger when tomatoes and artichokes spike in price.  For Sammy Gutierrez, a greengrocer at Pioneer Market, that means crabby customers.  With estimates showing prices rising like Jack’s beanstalk, Gutierrez on More...

Elder abuse charges leveled at Wells

A Mariposa woman has been arrested after allegedly assaulting an elderly woman by pushing her to the floor.  Meredy Wells, 54, was taken into custody by Mariposa County sheriff’s deputies on Sunday, Feb. More...

Johnson enters District 3 race

I’ve called Mariposa my home for the past 25 years. The majority of this time I have worked in the family restaurant and hotel business, in both El Portal and the town of Mariposa. More...

Letters

Fixing unemployment

We live in a capitalist democracy with certain socialist programs—and some folks have called unemployment insurance socialistic.  More...

On “political choice”

Although Marvin Good argues logically (Letter: “Political choice,” Feb. 6), no conclusion is any better than its assumptions. More...

Questioning Williamson Act

At their Feb. 25, meeting the Board of Supervisors will consider a moratorium on new Williamson Act contracts within Mariposa County.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Feb. 21   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 

Timothy Louis Graton

Timothy Louis Graton, ADC, USN (Retired), age 60, of Coupeville, Wash., passed away on Feb. 8, 2014, at his home after a short illness.  Timothy Graton was born in Solvang on September 9, 1953 to John Oliver Graton Sr. More...

Sports

Grizzlies claim SAL crown with spotless record

Even though the Mariposa Grizzlies were able to ring up a 73-50 win and seize the Southern Athletic League championship at home on Tuesday night against Le Grand, for the first three minutes of the game fans of the Green and Gold held their collectiv More...

Lady Grizzlies win season finale

The Lady Grizzlies ended their 2013-14 regular season schedule on Tuesday night with a resounding 62-33 win over Le Grand at home and finishing with a five-game winning streak, though not a good enough win-loss record to enter the fray in the Souther More...

Click here for digital edition
2014-02-20 digital edition