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County libraries, pools will be closed this weekend  Free Access 

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:15 a.m. - Mariposa County libraries will be closed this Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the Labor Day weekend. County pools will remain closed those days as well. More...

MCHS 1970-75 reunion is Saturday  Free Access 

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 - 4:30 p.m. - An informal reunion for Mariposa County High School classes graduating from 1970 to 1975 will be held at the county fair on Saturday. More...

Mankins is traded to Tampa Bay  Free Access 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:34 a.m. -The New England Patriots have traded six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and an undisclosed draft pick. More...

Survey: Junction Fire destroyed 47 structures  Free Access 

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 - 4:15 p.m. - A Junction Fire damage-inspection team has documented 47 structures destroyed by this week's Oakhurst blaze. Most were "minor structures," the report said. More...

Harley rider takes tumble, ends up in cuffs  Free Access 

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 - 2 p.m. - A 28-year-old Harley Davidson rider was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated after he lost control of his motorcycle in the Hornitos area on Sunday afternoon. More...

These ‘newcomers’ are honored in fair parade

LABOR DAY PARADE

Delores Hahn and Elna Philbert both arrived here in the mid- 1970s. More...

Junction Fire ignited at site of homeless camp

This week’s lightningfast Junction Fire, which erupted in Oakhurst on Monday afternoon and quickly damaged or leveled nine structures, is prompting renewed calls for vigilance around Mariposa.  More...

Local News

Rotarians hear about chamber of commerce

On Thursday, Aug. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

August 12 • Illegal dumping was reported on Jessie Street. • A report of fraudulent prescriptions was taken on Coakley Circle. • A petty theft report was taken on 10th Street. More...

Local schools receive facelifts over summer

Students returning to school this week were treated to new looks at some of the county’s schools.  In the Mariposa County Unified School District, work was done on science rooms at Woodland and Mariposa elementary schools. More...

Milestones

Thank you

To all the staff at John C. More...

Jewish community gathers for holidays

The local Jewish community will begin the observation of the High Holidays at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Sports

Registration is open for youth soccer

Mariposa American Youth Soccer Association has announced that its new regional commissioner is Katie Pike.  Registration for fall soccer is now open. More...

Agency asks trout anglers to be mindful

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is asking trout anglers to be mindful about fishing in the state’s waters and the effects their catch can have on the populations.  More...

Bears need players

There are still openings on the four Mariposa Bears youth football teams for the upcoming season.  Players can still sign up for the junior novice (6-7-8 year olds); novice (9-10 year olds); junior varsity (11-12 year olds); and varsity (13-14 y More...

Forecasters notch temps down for fair weekend  Free Access 

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:15 a.m. - A dry cold front is forecast to drop through Central California a day sooner than was expected, keeping temperatures mild for the county's fair weekend. More...

Verizon continues transition work in county  Free Access 

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 - 4:45 p.m. - Verizon Wireless is continuing to work towards an official takeover of the former Golden State Cellular brand in Mariposa, Amador, Alpine, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties, a Verizon spokesperson said today. More...

Local man killed in crash  Free Access 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:05 a.m. - A local man, Steve Thompson, 63, of Mariposa was killed in a fatal accident late Tuesday afternoon on Highway 49 South, just a mile south of town. More...

Moderate temps are forecast for fair  Free Access 

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2014 - 1 p.m. - Building high pressure will bring a warming trend to the area that will see high temperatures touch 94 degrees in Mariposa on Saturday. More...

CHP: Bear-vehicle collision killed bear  Free Access 

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 - 4:30 p.m. - A collision involving a motorist and a black bear near the intersection of Highway 140 and Agua Fria Road last week resulted in the bear's death, a local CHP spokesman said today. More...

Brave faces

New kindergarteners Gillian (left) and Emma Pioske walked confidently onto the Mariposa Elementary School grounds on Tuesday morning. More...

Benson resigns as CAO

Rick Benson, the county’s chief administrative officer since November of 2006, resigned on Aug. More...

Bright notes limit fear as budget week looms

What a difference 10 months make. As the county prepares for budget hearings next week, a squeeze that threatened local libraries and county workers in October has evaporated.  More...

JCF Hospital swims out of red ink

Mariposa County’s John C. Fremont Hospital is bucking the trend of hospitals in the nation by not only making a profit, but seeing patients walk away from the hospital happy with their care. More...

Letters

4-H has lots to offer

4-H is a great thing for Mariposa kids to be involved in. It has helped me learn about animals and skills, helped me to be a better community member and helped me to be a better public speaker.  More...

He’s showing two hogs

Hello, my name is Wyatt Wass and I will be a senior at Mariposa County High School this year.  This year I will be showing two market barrows at the Mariposa County Fair. Their names are Weatherby and Marlin and they are both Blue Butt crosses. More...

First year showing a lamb

Hi, my name is Kristen Montgomery and I am a 16-year-old student at Mariposa County High School. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Aug. 22   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 

Margaret Lillie Robinson

Margaret Lillie Robinson went to be with the Lord on Aug. 15, 2014 in Redlands, Calif., surrounded by her loving family.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Sierra Rep stages its first Arthur Miller play with ‘All My Sons’

It was written during World War II, but Arthur Miller’s play “All My Sons” continues to resonate with audiences today. Running Aug.  More...

Inside Education

Charter school offers transitional kindergarten

Sierra Foothill Charter School has announced there is space available in the transitional kindergarten (TK) program.  This year, the TK program is for students whose birthday falls between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2, 2014.  More...

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