June 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Can Shelton conquer Tevis Cup?  Free Access 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. - As in past years, Mariposa will be represented in the 2014 Tevis Cup, with local barber and horse lover Bill Shelton making the trip north to take part in the event on Aug. 9. More...

Forest tribute will recall lost firefighters  Free Access 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 4 p.m. - Stanislaus National Forest will honor firefighters who perished in 1994 and 2013 blazes at a Wednesday, July 2 ceremony and memorial concert. More...

Will district save money with consultant?  Free Access 

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 2 p.m. - The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees approved on June 19 a part-time consultancy contract with the former director of human resources in the Madera Unified School District. More...

Supervisors seek to bump TOT tax rate

Four of five members of the board of supervisors indicated on Tuesday that they will likely vote to increase the county’s tourist-tax rate when the issue comes back to the board on July 8.  More...

Judge says courthouse repair is overdue

HISTORIC MARIPOSA

On a visit to its attic some months ago, Mariposa County Superior Court Judge F. Dana Walton saw sunlight through cracks and gaps in the historic Courthouse’s roof.   “You know what they have up there?,” he said last week. More...

Small blazes keep fire personnel busy

It was a busy week for CAL FIRE and Mariposa County Fire Department staff as a pair of blazes stretched resources across the county.  The first of the two fires, spurred on by windy conditions, was the Haigh Fire, which burned 130 acres near Cou More...

Local News

American Legion announces awards

Mariposa American Legion Post 567 recently named a boys’ delegation to the state capital and high school award recipients for 2014.  Mariposa County High School juniors Adam Link, Brandon Knauf, Dillon Acker- James and alternate Triston Me More...

County Fire Response Report

June 9th to June 15th  EMS - 14  Fire – 3 Structure 5 Vegetation  Public Assist - 0  Auto Collision – 2  Excessive heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 9 • A landlord/tenant dispute was reported from Italian Creek Road. • Loose goats were on Usona Road. • A petty theft report was taken at the United Methodist Church. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, June 20   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 

Rose F. Varney

Rose Varney passed away on May 28, 2014 peacefully, with her daughters by her side, at Bethel Retirement Community in Modesto.  More...

G. Russell Sutherland

Russ Sutherland passed away at his home in Mariposa on June 11, 2014, surrounded by family.  More...

Reml memorial service location changes

A change in venue has been announced for Olga Reml’s memorial service. Her celebration of life will now be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Mariposa Lutheran Church on Sunday, June 29. The address is 4469 Highway 49 South. More...

Inside Education

Scholarship helps fast-track students

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently awarded Mariposa County High School senior Kayla Crismon-Gilgo a scholarship. More...

Kiwanis Preschool students graduate

Mariposa Kiwanis Preschool Academy students recently celebrated their graduation at Mariposa County Park. More...

Peacemaker students receive awards

Mariposa Elementary School recently held a presentation for the ninth annual Peacemaker Awards. More...

Will recidivism drop with continued CORE funding?  Free Access 

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:50 a.m. - The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution continuing funding for the Center for Opportunity, Re-entry and Education, or “CORE” drop-in program. More...

Team is set for Friday balloon hunt  Free Access 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 2 p.m. - Teacher Danielle Grate is planning a Friday expedition to an area near the Mammoth Mountain ski resort to search for a payload package carried aloft by a balloon on June 4. More...

Superintendent search, hire policy may change  Free Access 

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. - A new policy regarding the selection of the top administrator in the Mariposa County Unified School District may be close to being implemented. More...

Small fire is contained in Midpines  Free Access 

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 7:15 p.m. - Firefighters have contained a structure fire that also burned a small wildland area near the intersection of Highway 140 and Colorado Road late on Sunday afternoon. More...

Fireworks tradition is on hold this July 4  Free Access 

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 1:45 p.m. - The long-running July 4 fireworks show at the county fairgrounds is on hold this year due to limited funds, Helen Kwalwasser of the Mariposa Kiwanis service club reports. More...

Grads make the march

Mariposa County High School graduate and 2013-14 senior class president Joseph D. More...

Woman targets ‘friend’ in case of grand theft

Gloria Nelson, 33, of Mariposa was arrested at her residence last Wednesday and charged with grand theft and second-degree burglary after a local businesswoman, who described the suspect as her long-time friend, alerted law enforcement.  More...

Answers sought from water company over expenses

A group of shareholders in the Ponderosa Basin Mutual Water Company (PBMWC) is raising questions about the financial operation of the organization after one shareholder fought to receive documentation from company files.  More...

Commentary

Profligate: adjective; recklessly prodigal or extravagant.

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Given the experience of the recent recession, one would think that our state political leadership would have learned the dangers of profligate public spending. More...

Letters

Inmate upset about treatment

I have been denied money being put on my account and money orders have been returned to sender without my knowledge.  I have been denied reading material sent to me from a publisher, yet the rules in my pod clearly state that both money orders More...

Thanks from student

My name is Cheick Kante, and I am a high school AFS exchange student from Mali.  This year, I was hosted in Mariposa by the Goode-Barmann family for the first semester and am being hosted by the Caraco family for the second semester. More...

Keep McClintock in office

Many thanks to all the loyal supporters in Congressional District 4 who provided a decisive victory for Congressman Tom McClintock.  Tom won by 56 percent against two competitors. More...

Milestones

Can failure be a friend?

God often uses failure to get a person’s attention. Many assume that God is perfect and so He will only accept us if we’re perfect too. We have to be a success in order for God to love us. More...

Anniversary

Jim and Betsy McNally Croll celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on June 7. The couple hosted a party with festive decor by Trent Williams—who also decorated for their wedding in 1969. More...

Thank you

Summit Christian School would like to thank the following people and organizations for helping us to get the word out, haul, sell, organize, and clean up for our rummage sale held on June 6 and 7.  More...

Sports

Bailey: Making the cut in football, life  Free Access 

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 9 a.m. - Playing the game of football—and striving for the win above all else—is something Mariposa County High School senior running back Kamare Bailey has lived, eaten, breathed since coming here. More...

The Lermas: Double trouble for Griz foes

Every sport has its own unique language, whether it’s the phraseology of calling a football play, the specific ways to call a baseball game, or any of the other sport-specific terms used in the world of athletics.  More...

Trio of Griz help out with win at All-Stars

A trio of Grizzly baseball players, Noah Fluharty, Bodie Vegely and Levi Fane, along with head coach Bruce Vegely and assistant coach Justin Kleinsmith, made the trip to the 2014 Merced County All-Star Baseball Game at Merced College on Saturday, Jun More...

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