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Sheriff: NIXLE alert installation is complete  Free Access 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 5 p.m. - The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has completed the installation of its NIXLE online alert system. More...

Tourism bureau to mull county offer  Free Access 

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 2:45 p.m. - The Yosemite / Mariposa County Tourism Bureau Board of Directors is set to meet on Monday to consider a July 8 county proposal that would raise the countywide transient occupancy tax, or TOT, to 11.25 percent. More...

Fire acreage total is downgraded  Free Access 

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 9:45 a.m. - Thursday's Bridgeport Fire between Agua Fria and Buckeye creeks off Old Highway charred 4.7 acres, a revised measurement has found. No structures were lost in the incident. More...

Summertime fun

County parks and recreation staffer Mika Pieper-White (right) clowned with brother Lucas Pieper-White at the local summer day camp program at Mariposa County Park last week. More...

Nutritious lunches go in search of sociable seniors

For the seniors of Mariposa County, there is possibly nowhere that can provide more social interaction—and a good, hot $4 meal to boot—than the healthy lunches served on weekdays at the Mariposa County Senior Activity Center, on Spriggs L More...

Local News

Live performers to appear in town park

Local band Colorado Road will play in the Mariposa Art Park at 7 p.m. this Friday, July 11.  Moon in Leo, another local act, takes the park stage the following evening on Saturday, July 12—also at 7 p.m.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 30 •A report of petty theft and harassment was received from Coachman Road. • A landlord/tenant issue occurred on Usona road. • Suspicious circumstances were reported from Fox Creek Road. More...

County Fire Response Report

June 3 to July 6  EMS - 11  Fire – 1 Structure 3 Vegetation  Public Assist - 1  Auto Collision – 2  More...

Milestones

Thank you

On June 28, 14 students from 10 to 17 years old had the opportunity to be creative and learn about the Midpines Bear Creek Trail and riparian environment.  The students attended workshops instructed by a naturalist, writing instructors and phot More...

Thank you

In the several months since the passing of our son Jeffrey, Sharon and I have experienced profound grief and all that comes with that.  Without the support of the people of this loving community, it would have been even tougher. More...

Ice cream event is this Saturday

Ponderosa Basin Volunteer Fire Company No. 32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club is hosting an ice cream social on Saturday, July 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

8th grade class’ balloon retrieval proves to be a major challenge

No one expected the science experiment that launched from Woodland Elementary School on June 5 to go missing for more than three weeks.  Until last Friday, all people knew was that the weather balloon launched into a cloudless sky above Bootjack More...

Inside Education

New FFA officers attend retreat

Mariposa FFA’s new officers for the 2014-2015 school year recently went on an annual leadership retreat for four days near Santa Cruz. More...

Superintendent search, hire policy is released

After the tumultuous search for a new superintendent of the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) resulted in the board of trustees rescinding a job offer to Dr.  More...

Vehicle fire on Highway 49 North totals truck  Free Access 

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 12 p.m. - Firefighters from CAL FIRE and the Mariposa County Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in the southbound lane of Highway 49 North, near the county landfill on Thursday, July 17. More...

Harley rider suffers major injuries  Free Access 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 3:45 p.m. - The rider of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is experiencing paralysis from the waist down after he struck a Toyota driven by an Australian national just south of town today. More...

Humidity lays wet blanket over area  Free Access 

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 3:45 p.m. - A plume of subtropical moisture was sending humid air over the county today, enhancing discomfort associated with already warm temperatures. More...

Art Hop pops into town  Free Access 

Friday, July, 11, 2014 - 2:30 p.m. - The Mariposa Art Hop will be held Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12 in downtown Mariposa starting at 5 p.m. More...

Pot plant ordinance changes the game for local growers

When the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors approved in March a downward departure in the number of Proposition 215-approved medicinal marijuana plants that are legal to cultivate, many rules went into place regarding the legal way to grow pot here More...

Wildfire causes vary

Wildfire investigators follow exhaustive procedures when working to determine a fire’s origin.  Jumping to conclusions is not one of them. All too often, however, rumors regarding a fire will sweep an affected community.  More...

Supes vote to bump TOT tax to 11.25 percent

The board of supervisors on Tuesday voted to nudge the county’s tourist bed tax up from its current rate of 10 percent to 11.25 percent.  While the board endorsed the increase, it will need to be confirmed by a majority of voters in the No More...

Sex registrant exposes himself to shopkeeper

Back on May 31 of this year, a local business owner reported to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office that a man had exposed himself inside her business. More...

Letters

Think twice about TOT tax

Most of us would strongly argue that we are blessed to live in a place as great as Mariposa County. More...

Courthouse needs our help

Let’s rally around the Mariposa County Courthouse clock tower.  I so agree with the person who states we need to fix up our historic Courthouse. More...

Clarification on cattle

Two weeks ago, on June 26 to be exact, I attended and thoroughly enjoyed the UC Cooperative Extension workshop focusing on grass-fed beef. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Saturday, July 12   Alcoholics Anonymous - noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966- 3110.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Nancy Wieland

Nancy Wieland passed away on June 22, 2014 at the age of 87.  More...

In memoriam

Sandi Meagher | Contributed Sandi Meagher is remembering her late husband Tim “Wire” Meagher this week. Wednesday, July 9 was the one-year anniversary of his passing. More...

Sports

Griz receivers catching fire, looking to dominate

If Mariposa County High School Grizzly football has one thing, it is Grizzly Pride. It is an intangible, yet forceful expression of what athletics stands for in the county—and beyond for the seniors graduating in God’s country.  More...

Bruisers beat Atwater for TOC title

The Mariposa Little League girls’ softball champions, the Bruisers, played in the California Major League District 73 Tournament of Champions (TOC) in Atwater on June 14. More...

Golfin’ gals mark month in special River Creek events

The River Creek Women’s Golf Club recently held a Girls’ Night Out event in Ahwahnee to celebrate Women’s Golf Month.  Women who were new to golf or those who wanted to brush up on their skills attended the event to take advant More...

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