April 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Former MCHS basketball star dies in Park  Free Access 

Monday, April 14, 2014, 8:40 a.m. - The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man who reportedly fell to his death in Yosemite National Park over the weekend. More...

Small aircraft crashes in Mt. Bullion  Free Access 

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:30 p.m. - Emergency crews have located an airplane that went down about three miles north of the Mariposa Yosemite Airport. At least one fatality has been confirmed, a Mariposa County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said. More...

Town district’s water outlook is improving

Two months ago, a worse-case scenario saw the Mariposa Public Utility District implementing mandatory water rationing by the end of April.  This week, recent rain and continuing snowmelt were helping the district move Merced River water to its S More...

Board reverses, rescinds offer

After initially offering the position of superintendent with the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) to Dr. More...

Candidates release campaign funding data

The most current fundraising and expenditure reports by candidates running for county office in the June 3 primary election show assessor recorder hopeful Neil Stonum as the clear leader in campaign funding, with $5,550 raised between Jan. More...

Local News

Denim Day focuses on sexual assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and employers are encouraged to allow employees to break dress codes and wear denim to work on Wednesday, April 23.  Mountain Crisis Services has prepared a sticker that shows support for the community aw More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 31: • A call reporting a threatening text message was received from Highway 140 in Mariposa. • Unsafe shooting was reported from Highway 49 South. • A vandalism report was taken on Lone Oak Drive in Greeley Hill. More...

Fire lookout needs local volunteers

The Miami Mountain Forest Fire Lookout is looking for volunteers.  Training is provided for volunteers, who will be overlooking Mariposa County, eastern Madera County, and the peaks of Yosemite National Park and Sierra National Forest.  More...

Milestones

Services for Easter are set

Mariposa Lutheran Church has announced Easter worship services with holy communion at 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 20. An Easter brunch is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. More...

Sports

MES softball team stays perfect in Le Grand  Free Access 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1 p.m. - The next wave of Grizzly softball stars are making a splash during the 2014 season, courtesy of the Mariposa Elementary School (MES) seventh and eighth grade softball team. More...

Griz golfers drop match to Ripon Christian  Free Access 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1 p.m. - It was a tough day on the links for the Mariposa County High School golf team as it traveled to Spring Creek Country Club in Ripon on Tuesday, April 15 to face the Knights of Ripon Christian, falling 257-232. More...

Tucker throws one-hitter against Gustine  Free Access 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 8:40 a.m. - After blasting away at Gustine in an 8-2 road victory on Tuesday, April 8, the Grizzlies’ baseball team retained its primacy in the Southern Athletic League by beating the Reds 7-0 at home. More...

Inside Education

Teen receives President’s award

Katelyn Collier, a senior at Mariposa County High School, recently received The President’s Volunteer Service Award in recognition for her many hours of service in many different capacities.  The President’s Volunteer Service Award More...

High school writers attend writing conference

Eighteen Mariposa County High School students attended the 14th annual Fresno State Young Writers’ Conference on April 2.  More...

Board of Realtors name recipients

The Mariposa County Board of Realtors recently announced the winners of three $500 scholarships for collegebound Mariposa County High School graduates.  Heidi Bassett will be seeking a degree in nursing at a California university. More...

True Value store is named to top-13 list  Free Access 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:15 p.m. - Mariposa's Foster True Value hardware store has been named one of the brand's top 13 stores for 2014. More...

Small grass fire highlights wildfire risk  Free Access 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:15 a.m. - A small grass fire at Highway 49 North and French Camp Road was quickly extinguished by firefighters today, but highlights the danger posed by drying vegetation. More...

Daylight burglars strike two homes  Free Access 

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 9:05 a.m. - Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies is alerting the community to be alert for daylight burglaries of residences. More...

Wayward tortoise finds his way home

After going missing for nearly a month, “Speedy” the tortoise came home to the Cathey’s Valley ranch of Mindy Masek, above right, on Monday, April 7. More...

Verizon is purchasing Golden State

Verizon Wireless is awaiting Federal Communications Commission approval of a deal that would have the telecom giant acquire Golden State Cellular.  More...

Deputies nab pair in Coulterville burglary

A man and woman are being held at the Mariposa County Adult Detention Facility after being arrested on charges of burglary, vehicle theft, assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a controlled substance.  More...

Snow survey dismal

While Mariposa hillsides are finally showing a bit of green due to recent storms, snow surveys taken early this month showed the snowpack in California is still far below normal.  More...

Letters

Auditor urges a ‘no’ vote on CSA

The $80 CSA No. 3 special assessment is unconstitutional.  More...

County CAO defends fee

On March 27, owners of property with structures within Mariposa County were mailed a notice and a ballot regarding County Service Area No. 3. More...

Long is a good candidate

The list of candidates running for District 3 Supervisor is very impressive but one name stands out—Marshall Long.  Marshall knows Mariposa County, and he attended local public schools. More...

Datebook

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Friday, April 11   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 

Manuel “Mel” Soares, Jr.

Manuel “Mel” Soares, Jr. died at home in Madera surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He was 71 years old.  More...

Rod McKean

Rod McKean was laid to rest with full military honors at Riverside National Cemetery on March 28, 2014. Rod and his wife Sue moved to Mariposa in 1976 and opened The Feed Bin on Triangle Road. More...

Ron “Ronnie” Enos

Ron “Ronnie” Enos passed away peacefully on April 4, 2014 in his sleep at home surrounded by those he loved after a short battle with cancer.  Ron and his wife Pam resided at the Enos Ranch in Mariposa for the past 12 years after mov More...

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