March 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Low snow recorded, prescribed burn planned  Free Access 

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 3 p.m. - The Merced River drainage snowpack stood at just 26 percent of normal this week, Yosemite rangers said. More...

McClintock, Park lock horns again

Just weeks after Rep. Tom McClintock expressed “relief” at the final Merced River Plan, the congressman was jousting again with the National Park Service over Yosemite.  The recent exchange took place at a Feb. More...

Park’s Delaware North may help fund schools

In an effort to add revenue to public schools located in Yosemite National Park, the Mariposa County Unified School District is looking into a variety of funding mechanisms to shore up teacher positions there.  One of the channels the district i More...

Clocks ‘spring’ forward Sunday

Residents should advance clocks one hour before retiring on Saturday night in order to wake in synch with Daylight-Saving Time on Sunday morning.  The change takes place at 2 a.m. More...

Local News

Friends of Fair help fix sewer system

The Mariposa County Fairgrounds has had sewer system problems that began in July of 2013. The fair board was able to complete sewer system repairs, thanks to the Friends of the Fair. More...

Pork ribs are on Farm Bureau menu

The Mariposa County Farm Bureau is hosting a pork rib dinner on Saturday, March 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Golden Stag Hall, 2884 Bear Valley Road in Hornitos.  The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 24: • A call reporting trespassing in progress was received from Utah Street. • Petty theft reports were taken on Rainbow Road and Coakley Circle. • A report of threats was received from Worman Road. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, March 7   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 

Joseph Edward Higuera

Joseph Edward Higuera, one of 11 children, was born to Charles and Pauline Higuera on March 18, 1929 in Holtville Calif. Joe’s family later moved to San Jose, where he spent his younger years. More...

Sports

Lerma’s 3-RBI double gives Grizzlies win over Dos Palos  Free Access 

Wednesday, March 12, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - After dropping their Friday opener to Chowchilla on a 5-2 tally, the Grizzlies were able to rebound Saturday as they took away a 3-1 victory against Dos Palos and bounced back to a 8-3 win against Chowchilla. More...

Grizzlies fall to Lathrop in first round

It was a year ago this week that the Mariposa Grizzlies boys’ basketball team fell in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 4 playoffs in a 75-48 loss to Liberty Ranch in Galt. More...

Lady Grizzlies launch season with victories during Cal Spring Classic

The Lady Grizzlies soccer team opened its 2014 preseason at the Cal Spring Classic tournament in Woodland last weekend, coming away with a trio of wins and a third place finish overall.  Although the team dropped its opener to Foothill on a 4-1 More...

Dynamite discovery rocks Mt. Bullion  Free Access 

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 3 p.m. - A wood crate containing what appeared to be old sticks of dynamite got a reporting party's attention near the Mariposa-Yosemite Airport today. Around noon, a bomb-squad team detonated the material. More...

Supervisors endorse 24-plant cap  Free Access 

Wednesday, March 12, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - The board of supervisors on Tuesday voted to set a per-parcel cap for medical-marijuana gardens at 24 plants. More...

Rockshed gets thumbs up from state planners

A rockshed that uses Roman-style arches to hold up the tremendous weight of the Ferguson Slide west of El Portal has been approved by California Department of Transportation planners.  Construction must start by Jan. More...

County roads won’t get smooth anytime soon

Thanks to a diminishing amount of state and federal funding for road repairs in the Mariposa County Public Works Department budget, the chance of seeing any repaving of county maintained roads downtown, in the foreseeable future, is not likely.  More...

Marijuana hearing may draw a crowd

The board of supervisors on Tuesday will hear arguments for and against a proposed county ordinance that would limit medical marijuana grows to 12 plants each.  The public hearing starts at 2 p.m. More...

Commentary

Prop 13 Saved By Lawmakers' Misconduct?

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

BY JON COUPAL Because of the conviction of one member of the state Senate, and the indictment of a second, Proposition 13 -- and taxpayers who rely on its protections -- may have slipped the noose being prepared for it by majority Democrats in the Le More...

Letters

Try to attend school meeting

I am asking that residents please attend the school board meeting on Thursday, March 20. Mariposa School District is moving into the commercial property rental business. More...

Cann needs different venue

Mr. More...

Art giant Rogers loomed large

Local people recently learned that a much beloved former citizen passed away on Feb. 1 in Bellingham, Wash., where his daughter now lives.  More...

Milestones

How are you feeling?

Can a person feel whether God is close to them or far from them? I’m sure that God often uses our feelings to indicate the condition we’re in. However, feelings aren’t always accurate. More...

Oakhurst Spring Fest set for April

Christ Church Women in Oakhurst are hosting Spring Fest on Tuesday, April 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Evergreen Conference Center in Oakhurst.  The event will feature a day of cards, games, shopping and a lunch. More...

Jewish holiday to feature a fiesta

The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) is hosting a “South of the Border” Purim Fiesta on Saturday, March 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. More...

Inside Education

Students celebrate Valentine’s Day

Woodland Elementary School kindergarteners enjoyed celebrating Valentine’s Day with a class party, art projects related to the special day and Valentines that they mailed to each other in class More...

Town halls will look at school budgets

Mariposa schools are holding a series of town halls to gather public input on how the 2014-2015 school budget will be allocated.  More...

Exporting goods is focus of class

Merced College is holding a free workshop, Exporting 101 Training for Small Businesses, on Tuesday, March 18 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Merced College Business Resource Center, 630 W. More...

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