May 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Common Core 'opt-out' Web sites popping up  Free Access 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 8:45 a.m. - While there is a legislative fight brewing to remove Common Core testing from schools in the state, parents have the option, though it is little known, to opt-out of the test. More...

Vanderkarr jailed on arson charge  Free Access 

Monday, May 19, 2014 - A transient Mariposa man has been arrested and jailed on suspicion of setting a fire and trespassing in Hornitos on May 17. More...

Hopper tapped to lead MCUSD  Free Access 

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. - Robin Hopper, the longtime assistant superintendent at the Livingston Union School District, has accepted the position of superintendent with the Mariposa County Unified School District. More...

Richards' position trimmed in 3-2 school board vote  Free Access 

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 4:30 p.m. - In a sharply divided vote, the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees eliminated the position of long-time employee and personnel director Tammi Richards on Thursday, May 15. More...

New CSA gets thumbs up

Property Owners Pass Revised CSA Assessment

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors breathed a collective sigh of relief Tuesday evening after the ballots were counted on the new, replacement Community Service Area No. 3 (CSA) parcel tax. It may be short-lived consolation.  More...

McClintock looking to face Gerlach in November election

As a candidate for the 4th Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. More...

Local News

Yosemite rangers win valor awards

Four Yosemite National Park employees received Valor Awards at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on May 8.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 5: • Harassing phone calls were reported from Silver Doctor Court. • A call reporting a mountain lion problem was received from Ponderosa Way in Midpines. • A petty theft report was taken at Yosemite Gifts. More...

Park pulls plug on drones

Jim Bowers got a little hot under the collar when asked about Yosemite National Park’s recent decree banning radio-controlled “drones.”  “It’s a very unfair ruling,” the Placer County resident said. More...

Milestones

Eastwoods renew vows

Crystal and Tom Eastwood renewed their marital vows on Sunday, May 4 at First Baptist Church in Cathey’s Valley. The couple was married on May 8, 2004. More...

Thank you

We would like to thank the following agencies, businesses and organizations for their continued support of the Las Mariposas Civil War event held the second weekend of April.  More...

Thank you

On behalf of the Mariposa Butterfly Festival I would like to thank everyone for a very successful weekend.  Without our many donors, sponsors, volunteers and the County of Mariposa we would never have been able to have such a wonderful weekend. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Werly memoir recalls decades of change— and foothill legacies

Sierra life has changed since the early 1940s— when Jean Werly and her husband Clyde settled on the Mariposa-Madera county line just south of Fish Camp.  Local people today enjoy the same plumbing and electronic devices as residents in urb More...

Inside Education

Kelly named Mariposa Teacher of the Year

The Mariposa County Unified School District recognized educator Katie Kelly on May 2 as the Mariposa County Teacher of the Year for 2014 and recognized Gerri Hamilton as the district’s Support Person of the Year.  More...

Learning by the sea

El Portal School’s seventh through 10th-grade students recently made an overnight field trip. More...

Local cafe donates

Steve’s Sportsman’s Cafe recently held a U.S. History Week to raise funds for local seventh and eighth graders who are attending a learning trip to Washington, D.C. More...

Driver OK after rollover accident  Free Access 

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 8:45 a.m. - Personnel from Mariposa County Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol responded to a crash involving a Chevy Impala that overturned and landed on its roof on Triangle Road on Wednesday, May 21. More...

'Flash mob' event shuts town down  Free Access 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 3 p.m. - A video shoot organized by the Chamber of Commerce and local high school students brought traffic through the center of town to a standstill today. While some were annoyed, most took the interruption in stride. More...

Southwood charged in stabbing case  Free Access 

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 4 p.m. - An Ahwahnee man was arrested on Thursday, May 15 for allegedly stabbing another individual at his ex-girlfriend’s apartment on St. Andrews Street. More...

Teacher’s union, district negotiations at standstill  Free Access 

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. - Negotiations between the Mariposa County Teacher’s Association and the Mariposa County Unified School District hit a wall on Thursday, May 15 as the union declared a formal impasse in labor talks. More...

Burn piles are off table through weekend  Free Access 

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 9 a.m. - CAL FIRE said today that a countywide no-burn rule will remain in effect through the weekend due to a combination of high temperatures and low humidity. More...

As waters recede, wells slow and firefighters begin to worry

Two groups of professionals who keep an eye on water supplies are expressing concern as the precipitation year transitions to the county’s long, hot, dry season.  The groups are firefighters and water-well engineers. More...

Candidates lay their motivation on the line

ELECTION FORUM

Part V   Decision time is just weeks away for county board of supervisors candidates.  Voters in two of the county’s five districts will choose new representation on June 3, with possible runoffs happening alongside the statewide gene More...

Letters

Political Endorsements

June 3, 2014 Primary Election

There are a number of incumbent candidates running unopposed in this primary election, and to them we offer our sincere congratulations. More...

Responds for MERG

It is a shame that Mr. Iudice would write a letter to the editor about Rosemarie Smallcombe without having met her or spoken with her (“Smith is qualified candidate,” May 1). More...

Vote for the two ‘Rs’

I would like to endorse the two “Rs” for the position of supervisor in Districts 1 and 3—Rosemarie Smallcombe in District 1 and Ronika Johnson in District 3.  These women have the integrity and independence needed in this count More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, May 16   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 

Madden Jacob Dixon

Madden Jacob Dixon, 2, passed away on April 29, 2014 in Madera.  More...

Rick Godwin

Rick Godwin, 57, of Mariposa, died Thurday, May 1, 2014 in Merced.  Godwin was born in Tulare and worked in Mariposa for 25 years as an auto mechanic.  More...

Rev. Merel Thornton

The Rev. Merel Thornton, age 78, of Mariposa, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Anderson Hospital in Meridian, Miss.  More...

Sports

Lady Griz take Sac-Joaquin Section championship  Free Access 

Lafata logs the win as team rallies from behind

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 9:15 a.m. - The Lady Grizzlies' softball team took the Sac-Joaquin Division VI title on Saturday, May 17 after rallying for a come-from-behind, 4-3 victory over Delhi's Lady Hawks at the Arnaiz Softball Complex. More...

Griz drop series opener to Bradshaw Christian, 6-0  Free Access 

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. - For the Grizzlies' baseball team, the hopes and dreams of the 2014 season will be on the line on Wednesday, May 21, as the team attempts to rebound from a shocking 6-0 loss to Bradshaw Christian. More...

Grizzlies get past Forest Lake Christian, 3-2  Free Access 

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. - The Grizzlies' baseball squad held off a sixth inning rally by the Forest Lake Christian Falcons to win the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 6 playoffs on a 3-2 win. More...

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