September 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Downpours moisten parts of county  Free Access 

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 - 11 a.m. - Several downpours, accompanied by lightning and thunder, briefly filled gutters in the town of Mariposa this morning. More...

Ponderosa Basin evacuation order to be partially lifted  Free Access 

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 6:45 p.m. - At 7 p.m. the Bridge Fire incident commander and Sheriff Doug Binnewies will allow most residents to return to their homes. More...

Firefighters control Moccasin Fire  Free Access 

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 - 9:45 a.m. - Firefighters have gained an upper hand on the Moccasin Fire, which has charred at least 40 acres north of Coulterville since it flared around noon on Thursday. More...

Fire-zone students to await parent pickup  Free Access 

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 - 2:45 p.m. - Students who live in the Ponderosa Basin area are being asked to stay on local campuses until family members can pick them up. More...

Bridge Fire threatens all of Ponderosa Basin  Free Access 

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:40 p.m. The fire that began below the William Sell Bridge that spans the Chowchilla River on Highway 49 South is threatening the homes of some 2,500 Ponderosa Basin residents. More...

County places last in state wages survey

Local folks may work as hard as people anywhere, but when it comes to paychecks, they’re bringing up the rear in the state.  In terms of average weekly wages, Mariposa is in the basement compared to California’s other 57 counties, a More...

Church facelift proceeds

Sky Harris of Sierra Masonry, Inc. mixed a batch of concrete for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church’s ongoing landscape refurbishment. More...

Local News

Sheriff swears in two new chaplains

Two new Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office chaplains were commissioned at New Life Christian Fellowship church on Sunday, Aug. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

August 25 • Petty theft was reported from Campbell Way. • A call reporting illegal dumping was received from Chowchilla Mountain Road. • An out-of-control juvenile was on Sherrod Road. More...

Post-fire plan straddles passionate forest issues

Approved last week, a controversial plan for managing the Rim Fire burn zone is already causing fumes to rise from some furrowed brows.  At least one environmental group has said it might challenge the plan in court to block its main provision&m More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Barbara Ann Patrick

Barbara Ann Barber Patrick passed away on Aug. 23, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Aug. 4, 1939 in Oakland to Clint and Ann Barber. She grew up and went to school in Mariposa. More...

Peggy Clark

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In memory

Seven years ago, on Sept. 3, 2007, we lost our dear Ashley.  More...

Inside Education

Douglass memorial to be made at Cathey’s Valley

Jackie Douglass was a much-loved teacher at Cathey’s Valley Elementary for 25 years and a devoted local educator for 30 years. More...

Mariposa student heads to Cal State Long Beach

Shealyn Engfer, a graduate and valedictorian of Mariposa County High School, recently started at California State University, Long Beach as a member of the University’s 20th incoming class of President’s Scholars.  As part of the pro More...

Bridge work goes on at fire origin point  Free Access 

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 - 10 a.m. - Motorists may encounter short delays at the William Sell Bridge over the Chowchilla River today as a crew wraps up resurfacing work. More...

Firefighters report progress on blazes  Free Access 

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 - 2:30 p.m. - Yosemite's Meadow Fire was five percent contained this afternoon. The Bridge Fire was 85 percent contained and the Montgomery Fire was 50 percent contained. More...

Three blazes keep firefighters busy  Free Access 

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 - 10:20 a.m. - Fires in Ponderosa Basin, Yosemite National Park and Stanislaus National Forest will continue to occupy firefighters today, officials report. More...

Bridge Fire 25% contained  Free Access 

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 - 7:13 a.m. As of 6:30 this morning, a CAL FIRE report stated that the Bridge Fire threatening all of Ponderosa Basin was 25% contained. More...

Bridge Fire off Hwy. 49 South prompts evacuations  Free Access 

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 -1:45 p.m. - A wildfire near the William Sell Bridge over the Chowchilla River is prompting an evacuation advisory for as many as 2,500 Ponderosa Basin residents. More...

Hwy. 49 South delays likely Sept. 8-10  Free Access 

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. - Construction work at the Chowchilla River Bridge along Highway 49 South may produce short traffic delays on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the local CHP office said today. More...

‘Boots, buckles’ packs ‘em in

Last weekend’s “Boots, Buckles and Barrels of Fun” themed fair may have set an all-time attendance record, fairgrounds manager Brian Bullis said this week.  Facility management won’t know for sure until numbers are tabula More...

Two compete for school board seat

The Nov. 4 election ballot will list the names of two residents who want to improve local schools for voters to choose from.  The District 3 seat for the Mariposa County Unified School District is up for grabs. More...

Long-sought fire station will soon guard Bridgeport

Homeowners in the Bridgeport area along Old Highway will have something to celebrate when the county invites them to the grand-opening of its newest fire station.  The Bridgeport Fire Station, which has been in the works for more than a decade, More...

Letters

Changes to workers’ comp

With the blessing of Sen. More...

Casto has the experience

The District 3 supervisor race is heating up. It promises to be exciting.  There are clear choices to be considered. More...

Shop Mariposa first

Today was a reminder to me regarding positive customer service. Here in Mariposa the retailers are keenly aware of the simple fact that without our customers, we would have no store.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Sept. 5   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...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Noah Michael Takash was born on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 7:12 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz. at birth. More...

Baptist Church hosts ladies’ friendship tea

The First Baptist Church in Mariposa is holding a ladies’ friendship tea on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 11:30 a.m.  Jane Seaman will be the speaker at the event. More...

Thank you

I would like to say thank you to Kiwanis for their donations in helping me make my recent trip to Ireland to train as an anthropologist a reality.  More...

Sports

Grizzlies fall in opener, 47-41  Free Access 

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, 7:30 a.m. - The was no lack of offense in Mariposa's Friday night season opener against Summerville's Bears, but both team's defenses weren't visible. More...

Grizzlies, Bears tangle Friday night

Mariposa’s Grizzlies open their 2014 gridiron campaign on Friday night when they host Summerville’s Bears in a non-league clash in Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium at 7:30 p.m.  In last Thursday evening’s Green and Gold scrimmage More...

Tough yardage

Ethan Heavener (No. 5) gains ground during the junior novice contest in Mariposa Bears youth football action last Saturday at Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium. More...

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