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Ponderosa Basin water system up for revamp  Free Access 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 12:30 p.m. - The board of directors of the Ponderosa Basin Mutual Water Company (PBMWC) has revealed a list of capital improvement projects that the organization states must be performed over the next five years. More...

Double murder suspect, victim lived in county  Free Access 

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. - A Mariposa man was killed by Merced County Sheriff’s Department deputies on Saturday, May 31 after he allegedly killed his wife and her sister at a home in Turlock the previous evening. More...

Flames devour Hunters Valley

A fast-moving wildfire jolted residents of Hunters Valley mid-Monday afternoon, spreading from a point off Hunters Valley Access Road near Lake McClure and razed 1,300 acres by Wednesday morning. More...

Remembering the fallen

Members of the Keith M. Bertken Post 6042, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, administer a 21-gun salute at Mariposa Town Cemetery on Saturday, May 24. More...

Tuesday is decision day for hard-fought primary

Voters go to the polls this Tuesday, June 3 to choose new District 1 and District 3 members of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors and a new county assessor recorder.  Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. More...

Local News

Deputies bust Miami Mountain pot garden

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputies removed more than 10,900 small marijuana plants from a wilderness grow operation on Thursday, May 22.  The garden was located on the southwest slope of Miami Mountain near the Madera County line, S More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 19: • A noise complaint about karaoke was received from Highway 140 in Midpines. • A call reporting attempted fraud was received from Highway 49 South. More...

Workshops look at forest plan revisions

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Obituaries  Free Access 

Jacqueline Murray Douglass

Jacqueline Murray Douglass, aged 68, passed away peacefully in her home on May 2, 2014 after a courageous six-year battle with cancer. Jackie was born in Exeter, Calif. and resided in Mariposa for the last 40 years. More...

Chase William Hastings

Chase William Hastings was born on Sept. 11, 1952 in Glendale, Calif. to parents Lewis James Hastings, Sr. and Margaret Louise Chase. Chase, aged 61, passed away at his home on May 19, 2014 with his family by his side. Chase grew up in La More...

Ella M. Higgins

Ella May (Cooper) Higgins passed away in Salinas on May 12, 2014 in the company of her family, just a few days before her 90th birthday. She was born on May 26, 1924 in Bone Creek, Neb., to Rosa and James Sheridan Cooper. More...

Inside Education

2014 Scholarships

Christen Waldron received this year’s Art Mimler Scholarship from the late Cathey’s Valley man’s granddaughter, Tanya Hughes (at left). More...

Enrollment is open for college classes

Oakhurst College Center is now open for enrollment for the summer and fall semesters.  Two summer sessions are being offered: a fourweek and a six-week session. The four-week session will run from May 27 through June 20. More...

Students receive scholarships

On May 2, Mariposa Masonic Lodge No. 24 held its annual recognition night which paid tribute to outstanding teachers and scholars of the Mariposa County Unified School District. More...

CHP arrest gun-packing probationer  Free Access 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 3:35 p.m. - This morning around 9:30 a.m., Mariposa CHP officers arrested Russell Kaad, 51, after a hit and run incident on Triangle Road. More...

Long awaits final election tally  Free Access 

Smallcombe and Crafts win outright

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:15 a.m. - A total of 160 vote-by-mail and provisional ballots that could affect the outcome of the race in District 3 remain to be counted, and could lift Marshall Long over the 50-percent hurdle. More...

District to receive up to $600K in grant dollars  Free Access 

Ag program will benefit from state money

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 3:30 p.m. - The Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) will be on the receiving end of a grant from the State of California totaling as much as $600,000 for programs to help with the high school agriculture program. More...

Hunters Fire containment expected on Monday  Free Access 

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 9 a.m. - The Hunters Fire, which ignited one week ago on May 26, is today expected to be fully contained, CAL FIRE spokesperson Sharon Craig said. More...

Fire forces rescheduling of e-waste event  Free Access 

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. - The e-waste collection event that was scheduled for today and Saturday has been reset for Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Thousands of rumbling trucks to besiege 140

Caltrans contractors will commence hauling an estimated 6,750 to 9,000 loads of rock from the Ferguson slide zone near El Portal when the project launches by August, Caltrans spokesperson Chantel Miller said last week.  Trucks will ferry the tal More...

Board makes Richards job elimination official

Despite an outpouring of support from teachers, the Mariposa County Teachers Association (MCTA) and current and former members of the education community, the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees passed a resolution on Thursday, More...

Letters

Smallcombe knows our needs

I have been a resident of Mariposa for more than 20 years, I am a retired registered nurse, have been a volunteer with the Mariposa County Fire Department for more than five years, and I am a member of the Jerseydale Fire Station Committee.  Ros More...

Long has strong values

I encourage District 3 residents to vote for Marshall Long on their mail-in ballot or by casting their vote on June 3.  More...

Crafts has the experience

I have known Becky Crafts for more than 15 years. During those years, we have worked together supporting the Mariposa County Pioneer Wagon Train, Mariposa Mountain Riders, California State Horsemen’s Association and Mariposa County 4-H.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, May 30   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Sports

1972 Grizzly football team will be inducted  Free Access 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 12 p.m. - The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Hall of Fame will induct the 1972 football squad at its annual dinner on June 21. More...

Griz are 7-on-7 passing champs over Pacheco  Free Access 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 1 p.m. - The 2014 Grizzly spring practice team won the Minarets 7-on-7 passing tournament on Saturday, May 31 by beating the Panthers of Pacheco High School, 26-12, in the championship game. More...

Williams earns SAL offensive crown  Free Access 

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 9:10 a.m. - Shea Williams, a senior on the Mariposa County Lady Grizzlies’ softball team, has been named Offensive Player of the Year in the Southern Athletic League. More...

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