April 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Moore makes visit on campaign trail  Free Access 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10 a.m. - Art Moore, a republican 4th Congressional District hopeful from Rocklin, visited Mariposa County on Wednesday, April 9. More...

Deputies arrest pair in Coulterville burglary  Free Access 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 11:10 a.m. - A man and woman are being held at the Mariposa County Adult Detention Facility after being arrested on charges of burglary and multiple other charges. More...

Candidates release campaign funding data  Free Access 

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 9:10 a.m. - Assessor-recorder hopeful Neil Stonum is the clear leader in campaign funding, with $5,550 raised between Jan. 1 and March 17. More...

Snow totals low despite storms  Free Access 

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 4:30 p.m. - A Merced River snow survey taken on April 1 showed the river's snow total is only 28 percent of normal for this time of year. The finding was mirrored by other survey results taken across the Sierra. More...

Stonum leads in campaign fundraising  Free Access 

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 2:45 p.m. - The most current fundraising and expenditure reports by candidates for county office in the June 3 primary election show assessor-recorder hopeful Neil Stonum as the clear leader in campaign funding. More...

Virus invades local emails

Like the Trojan horse of yore, today’s Trojan computer viruses masquerade as something else to slip past defenses.  Over the past month, one such virus has proliferated on local computers.  More...

Safeguards add security, precision to prescription filling

Pharmacist Carl Wood wrinkled his brow as he studied a list of the most common medications dispensed by Pioneer Market’s pharmacy. More...

Local News

Civil War Days take over Longs’ Ranch

The Las Mariposas Civil War Days will be held on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13 at the Longs’ Mariposa Ranch in Mariposa.  The ranch was once part of John C. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 24: • A call reporting a mountain lion sighting was received from Marshall Road. • Vandalism to a vehicle was reported on Jessie Street. • Theft of a purse was reported from 10th Street. More...

Crime victims are focus of ceremony

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 6 through April 12.  More...

Datebook

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Friday, April 4   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 

Billy Eugene Ellis

A celebration of life service will be held for the late Billy Eugene Ellis at noon on Sunday, April 13 at McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley. Ellis, 81, passed away on Feb. 9, 2014 at Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility in Stockton, Mo. More...

Forrest Wayne Crocker

Forrest Wayne Crocker entered this world on Oct. 28, 1929 to Iva and Forrest Crocker in Michigan. More...

Guy Keller

Guy Keller passed away in Kingman, Ariz. on Feb. 24, 2014 after a long battle with bone cancer.  He was born in 1932 to Guy David Keller and Lura Crawford Keller in Merced. Guy was raised in Mariposa with his six siblings. More...

Sports

Bunts help Lady Grizzlies beat Delhi, 5-0  Free Access 

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 10 a.m. - The Lady Grizzlies’ softball team took a decisive 5-0 victory over Delhi on Thursday, April 3 to rise one spot, to third place, in Southern Athletic League standings. More...

Turlock Christian downs Grizzlies on home links  Free Access 

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 9 a.m. - The Grizzlies’ golf team was outshot by Turlock Christian 228-263 in a tough Southern Athletic League meet on Thursday, April 3 at Sierra Meadows Golf Course in Ahwahnee. More...

Lady Grizzlies blast Denair, 16-0  Free Access 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. - The Lady Grizzlies' softball team demolished the Lady Coyotes of Denair at home on Tuesday, April 8, winning the game in a 16-0 Southern Athletic League shutout. More...

Growth seen in construction, existing real estate sales  Free Access 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 3:15 p.m. - Applications for new residential and commercial construction in Mariposa County have seen a steady increase in the last three years, with a high of 543 permits issued in 2013. More...

Local temps top 80 degrees  Free Access 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 2:15 p.m. - The high temperature in Mariposa was forecast to hit 80 degrees today, with the maximum on Thursday going a degree higher. Forecasters saw a slight chance of rain on Friday, however. More...

Supervisors hear greenhouse gas report  Free Access 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 3 p.m. - County supervisors today reviewed a study charting the sources of local greenhouse gas emissions. Cars, trucks, SUVs, busses and other vehicles contribute close to 63 percent of the county's total, the report said. More...

Speedy comes home  Free Access 

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 4:30 p.m. - After going missing for nearly a month, “Speedy” the tortoise came home to the Cathey’s Valley ranch of Mindy Masek on Monday, April 7. More...

School board reverses course on superintendent pick  Free Access 

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 4 p.m. - After initially offering the position of superintendent with the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) to Dr. More...

Auditor Davis urges 'no' vote on fee  Free Access 

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. - County Auditor William Davis has written an open letter urging property owners to vote no in an ongoing poll on an $80 annual fee for property owners. More...

Fire fee ballots go to property owners

The county last week mailed close to 7,200 specialassessment fee ballots to property owners. More...

Septic issues surface at Woodland Elementary

Maintenance crews from the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) have been working during the past month to get a kindergarten classroom at Woodland Elementary School (WES) reopened after a toilet backed up, leaving feces and wastewater on More...

Commentary

Welcome to Corruptifornia

Hey, New Jersey and Chicago, you’ve got nothing on California. For several years, the Golden State has tried to be number one among all states in tax burden -- and, of course, we are very close to that prize. More...

Letters

Open letter

In the current election cycle, I am excited with the level of discourse happening in the county around our future. More...

Worried about Cann’s ideas

Our condolences to Mr. More...

Good candidates are in race

There are good people running for supervisor in Districts 1 and 3, and I commend them for stepping up. More...

Milestones

Humility is one positive attribute

I heard about a man and wife who were having marriage difficulties so they went to a marriage counselor.  More...

Hammersley-Merzlakova

Daniel Hammersley, a Mariposa County High School graduate, wed Lumilla “Luda” Merzlakova in Perm, Russia on Feb. 22. More...

Thank you

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County says a big “thank you” to all the team captains and riders at our Feb. 22 Tour de Habitat event. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Low reservoir exposes hidden county history

Like an unseen archaeologist, California’s continuing drought is bringing some long-buried artifacts into the light of day.  One of the most dramatic is the first Exchequer Dam, which created Lake McClure in 1926.  More...

Inside Education

Fire class learns about architecture

Students from the Mariposa County High School fire technology class took a tour of downtown Mariposa with teacher Al Brandolo on Friday, March 28. More...

‘Local control’ is subject of meetings

Mariposa Unified School District officials are holding another round of town hall meetings to discuss the California State plan for local control funding and its goals.  More...

Keeton makes geography semifinals for second year

El Portal School eighth-grader Sydney Keeton has been named for the second year in a row as a semifinalist in the National Geographic Society’s 26th annual California State Geographic Bee.  More...

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