May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Evacuation order lifted for fire zone  Free Access 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 5 p.m. - As of 6 p.m. on Wednesday, the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office is permitting residents to return to their homes in Hunters Valley. More...

Mariposa man injured in rollover accident  Free Access 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:15 p.m. - A Mariposa man is recovering after his truck overturned on Hwy. 140 on Saturday, May 24, leaving him injured with lacerations and a broken left arm. More...

Jail moves to kiosk system for inmate cash  Free Access 

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 3:45 p.m. - The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of transitioning its inmate commissary program to a modern and more efficient digital commissary kiosk system. More...

Deputies eradicate Miami Mountain pot grow  Free Access 

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. - Mariposa County Sheriff's Office deputies removed more than 10,900 small marijuana plants from a wilderness grow operation on Thursday, May 22. More...

Teachers, district at impasse as negotiations turn sour

As expected, negotiations between the Mariposa County Teacher’s Association (MCTA) and the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) officially hit a wall on Thursday, May 15 as union vice president Lynda Dougherty-Kelly declared a formal More...

Richards’ position slashed

In a sharply divided vote, the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees (MCUSD) eliminated the position of long-time district employee and personnel director Tammi Richards on Thursday, May 15.  More...

Web sites: Parents may opt-out of Common Core

With the controversial Common Core educational curriculum framework set to be the established platform in the State of California for the foreseeable future, an uproar has been ignited in the hearts and minds of a number of parents who find the syste More...

Vanderkarr is suspect in Hornitos Road arson fire

A transient Mariposa man has been arrested and jailed on suspicion of setting a fire and trespassing in Hornitos on May 17.  After a brief search that included a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit, James Vanderkarr, 52, was taken int More...

Local News

Wagon train ride follows old stage roads

The 39th annual wagon train event sponsored by the Mariposa County Pioneer Wagon Train will be held from June 11 to 14.  The ride features the historic Cannonball Stage, wagons, horseback riders and walkers who will travel from Goat Meadow, near More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 12: • A domestic dispute response on Sierra Drive in Coulterville resulted in an arrest. • Grand theft of a handgun was reported from Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. • Trespassing was reported on Granite Springs Road. More...

County Fire Response Report

May 12 to May 18, 2014  EMS - 14  Fire – 4 Vegetation  Public Assist - 1  Auto Collision - 0  More...

Milestones

Thank you

On Feb. 16, tragedy struck our family. My husband died suddenly of a heart attack. I was overwhelmed with so many emotions, fear, loss, emptiness and the lingering question—“why?”  More...

Sports

Grizzlies prep for 2014 gridiron season  Free Access 

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:20 a.m. - The Grizzlies' spring football practice began in earnest last week as about 30 returning and potential Grizzlies hit the upper field at the high school for some pre-pre-season preparation. More...

Grizzly tracksters set a number of personal bests  Free Access 

Monday, May 26, 2014 - 11:45 a.m. - The tracksters for Mariposa County had a significant showing at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V trials and finals on May 20 and 22, with a number of competitors recording personal bests. More...

Griz fall short in section series against Bradshaw Christian  Free Access 

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 11 a.m. - Facing off against the Pride of Bradshaw Christian, the Grizzlies’ baseball team had a chance last week to exact a measure of vengeance. More...

Breaking News - 5/29/2014 8:41 AM

Two arrested in early pot bust  Free Access 

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. - Two adult men were arrested on Allred Road this morning by Mariposa County Sheriff's deputies and hundreds of marijuana plants were seized. More...

Breaking News - 5/29/2014 7:54 AM

Hunters Fire size reduced by nearly half  Free Access 

CAL FIRE estimates 60 percent containment

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 8:40 a.m. - The official acreage total for the Hunters Fire was downsized to just under 700 acres on Thursday morning, down from 1,300 acres early Wednesday afternoon. More...

Fire fund offers support in blaze's wake  Free Access 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 4:30 p.m. - A group called Fire Family Foundation is offering assistance to residents and firefighters affected by this week's Hunters Fire. A phone number is given for more information. More...

Memorial Day celebrated in Mariposa County  Free Access 

Remembering all who gave some, some who gave all

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. - A sea of American flags adorned the Mariposa Town Cemetery on May 24 to honor the men and women who have valiantly fought, and sometimes died, in the protection of our great nation. More...

Board makes Richards' job elimination official  Free Access 

Cardoso, Eppler vote to keep position intact
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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 10:50 a.m. - The Mariposa County Unified School District board passed a resolution on Thursday, May 22, in a divided 3-2 vote, that officially eliminates district personnel director Tammi Richards’ position. More...

Relay for Life raises more than $43,000

Participants in last weekend’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life included scooter-mounted Jack Wildt (left) and June Wildt, who will celebrate their 54-year wedding anniversary in Septembe More...

Southwood charged in stabbing case

An Ahwahnee man was arrested on Thursday, May 15 for allegedly stabbing another individual at his ex-girlfriend’s apartment on St. More...

Hopper tapped as new superintendent

Robin Hopper, the longtime assistant superintendent for educational services at the Livingston Union School District, has been offered the position of superintendent with the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD).  More...

Letters

Smallcombe stands strong

Recently I have had the honor and privilege of walking and knocking on doors with Rosemarie Smallcombe in the Midpines area.  During a total of 21 hours in three days with Rosemarie, I’ve seen first-hand how committed she is to community, More...

Support for Long

I am recommending voters support Marshall Long for District 3 supervisor on June 3.  More...

Smith knows what is needed

On June 3, the voters in District 1 have a great opportunity to elect a supervisor who has the experience, knowledge and expertise to help all members of Mariposa County.  Remember when voting, each supervisor not only represents the constituent More...

Datebook

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Friday, May 23   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 

Barbara Hayen

Barbara Hayen was born on Dec. 5, 1931 in Long Beach, Calif. and died peacefully on April 4, 2014 at the age of 81. More...

Paul Harvey Newman

Paul Harvey Newman passed away on May 11, 2014 in Mariposa.  Paul was born on Dec. 28, 1955 to George and Jevene Newman in Fullerton, Calif.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother John. More...

David D. Kitchen

David D. Kitchen passed away at home on May 18, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years Jewel Kitchen, his daughter Joan Harry, a granddaughter Angie and a grandson Michael. Also, five of his brothers preceded him in death. More...

Inside Education

Butterfly Garden Club

Ruth Sellers and Lucille Apcar (from left) of the Butterfly Garden Club presented the group’s 2014 scholarships to Faith McCoy and Tierney Pretzer. More...

John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation

Award recipients of John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation checks included, from left, Savannah Stevenson, Martin Mendoza, presenter Heather Bernikoff, Christen Waldron and Julia Wood. More...

Mariposa County Arts Council

Les Marsden of the Mariposa County Arts Council presented Kylie Bazinet with the council’s 2014 scholarship. More...

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