July 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Area agencies offer holiday advice  Free Access 

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. - A bit of planning and caution can help residents and visitors stay safer this Independence Day weekend, area officials said this week. More...

Hopper takes reins at MCUSD

When Robin Hopper was just a wee first-grade student at Cathey’s Valley Elementary School she already knew that she wanted to have a career in education—and make a difference in the lives of the students she would work with.  More...

Board to tackle TOT tax

The board of supervisors on Tuesday is scheduled to make a decision on County Administrative Officer Rick Benson’s recommendation that the body raise local transient occupancy tax, or TOT, from 10 percent to 12 percent.  The session begins More...

Two busted in another illegal marijuana grow

Mariposa County Sheriff's Office deputies eradicated a marijuana growing operation and arrested two suspects after a search warrant was served on a property in the 1900 block of Wild Horse Lane, about 15 miles south of Mariposa last week.  More...

Local News

Blaze leaves little behind

Lisa Coats of Midpines is without a home following a June 22 fire that completely destroyed her residence. “Luckily, she was not home and no one was hurt,” daughter Acacia Coats said. More...

Potential parkland looks ‘spectacular,’ McClintock says

Rep. Tom McClintock is not standing in the way of a deal that would have Yosemite National Park and private landowners add the most acreage to the Park since 1936, the congressman said last week.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 23 •A dog versus a baby skunk incident was reported from Grist Road. • A domestic dispute on Smithers Road resulted in an arrest. • A call reporting theft of a license plate was received from Greeley Hill Road. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, July 4   Independence Day is today.  Reformers Unanimous - a free addictions program held at 5005 Frank Wilson Road every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Clifford “Smitty” Smith

Clifford “Smitty” Smith was born in Fresno on Oct. 31, 1918 and died on June 26, 2014 in Union City, Calif. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Shelton and ‘George’ will taste from the Tevis Cup

Every year since 1955, in the heat of a Northern California summer, a trail leading from Robie Equestrian Park, just south of Truckee and leading for 100 miles west to a terminus at Auburn, in Placer County, is the scene of the annual Tevis Cup one-d More...

Campfires are banned at river campgrounds  Free Access 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 10:45 a.m. - Officials have banned campfires at Merced River campgrounds downstream of Briceburg due to extreme fire danger. More...

Lion sightings prompt vigilance  Free Access 

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 2:30 p.m. - An uptick in mountain lion sightings, accompanied by missing cat and dog reports, is prompting a call for caution across the county. More...

Servin’ it up

Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds members, left to right,Leslie Foley, Christene Scott, Karen Verdugo, and Bev Suggs cut up sausage in the Building A kitchen to serve during the group’s fundr More...

FFA lobbying pays off with program funds

A dogged statewide lobbying effort, joined by local FFA team members, bore fruit on June 20 as Gov. More...

Grass-fed beef could be a boon to local economy

A national trend toward locally-produced food may be about to boost a segment of the local economy, county cattle ranchers said last week.  Hosted by the county’s UC Cooperative Extension office, a June 26 meeting introduced ranchers to Dr More...

Early morning blaze destroys Bootjack home

An early morning fire on Bootjack Lane destroyed a mobile home before firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze on Sunday, June 29.  The home was reportedly occupied by Robert and Crystal Pearson. More...

Commentary

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Enjoy the barbecue

It’s an American tradition to gather with family and friends on the 4th of July. A barbecue, trip to a beach or just a modest family get-together are all appropriate ways to celebrate Independence Day.   More...

Letters

How to find a whistleblower

When we want the horses to come in from the south 40, we put a little grain in a bucket and shake it.  The sound is irresistible and the critters will come running. More...

Visitor treated right

I just wanted to let you know what outstanding service I received from John at Auto Tech on June 17.  My wife, grandson and I stopped in Mariposa on our way to Yosemite (from our home in Westmont, Ill.) and stayed at Yosemite Inn. More...

Pay phones are a necessity

All the pay phones in our community are gone. Maybe you noticed.  I asked the person at the Sierra Tel office, and that person said the booths weren't making enough money so they were all removed. More...

Milestones

Thank you

Northside Pet Connection held its annual yard sale on June 7 and 8 and it was a success.  Thanks to community members who donated hundreds of items, to volunteers who made the sale happen, and to everyone who showed up and bought stuff. More...

Thank you

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers would like to thank the Mariposa community for another successful spring fling. More...

Sports

Grizzlies get stops against Minarets in 7-on-7 action  Free Access 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 11:40 a.m. - The Grizzlies hosted Minarets High School for a 7-on-7 passing and “touch” defense game at the upper field of the high school on Tuesday, July 8. More...

GRIZZLY PRIDE

Kamare Bailey: Making the cut on the field and life

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 and believed every year of his prep career.  The coming season More...

Minors’ Indians are champions

The CKC Labs’ Indians are the 2014 champions of the Mariposa County Little League Minors’ Division. More...

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