October 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Firefighting aircraft is down in Park  Free Access 

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 - 7 p.m. - A CAL FIRE airtanker went down while attacking the Dog Fire near Yosemite's Arch Rock entrance around 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, Park and CAL FIRE officials have confirmed. More...

Two Park fires smolder on  Free Access 

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. - At least two of Yosemite's lightning-sparked fires remain active following last weekend's light rainfall, Park officials report. More...

Town to get several key fuel breaks

Thanks to a grant and the cooperation of multiple agencies, Mariposa will soon create several fuel breaks designed to improve the town’s fire defenses.  One, named for Pioneer Market’s Dubberke family, will straddle the ridge that ov More...

MCCA Home & Garden Show is this Saturday

The Mariposa County Contractors’ Association Outdoor Home and Garden Show takes place this Saturday at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The 25th-annual event starts at 9 a.m. and runs to 3 p.m. More...

Local News

Audubon program features author Ross

The Yosemite Area Audubon Society will start its 2014-15 program season with a presentation by Yosemite author and naturalist Michael Elsohn Ross on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa Methodist Church parish hall in Mariposa.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 22 • A bat was in a classroom at Woodland Elementary School. • A vandalism report was taken on Schoolhouse Road. • A report of threats was received from Yaqui Gulch Road. More...

Big weekend is ahead in Hornitos

The Hornitos 4-H Club is hosting a barbecue tri-tip fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the park in Hornitos.  Dinner will be barbecued tri-tip, beans, salad, bread and dessert. More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Nolan Graden Varney was born to proud parents Braden and Jessica Varney of Mariposa on August 8, 2014. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

Sports

Grizzlies thrash Denair, 47-13  Free Access 

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 - Last night in Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium, "air Mariposa" romped past Denair's Coyotes, 47-13. More...

Grizzlies maul ‘Cats, host Coyotes Friday

Mariposa unleashed what is potentially the most potent offense in the Southern Athletic League last Friday night.  The Grizzlies rolled up 483 yards on the ground and through the air to crush Waterford’s Wildcats, 41-16, in both teams&rsqu More...

Soccer squad splits pair of league matches

Last Thursday, Mariposa’s varsity boys’ soccer team dropped a 2-1 Southern Atheltic League match to Ripon Christian, 2-1. Earlier in the week, they posted a narrow win over SAL powerhouse Gustine, 2-1.  More...

Details on pilot are released  Free Access 

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 - 10 a.m. - CAL FIRE's Sacramento office has released information on Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt, who died on Tuesday when his aircraft crashed while fighting the Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite. More...

Town turns out to salute pilot  Free Access 

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 - 2:30 p.m. - Several hundred people today turned out to honor Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt, the aviator who perished while attacking the Dog Fire in Yosemite on Tuesday. More...

Fisher may grab federal protection  Free Access 

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 - 2:10 p.m. - The Sierra Nevada fisher, a cousin to weasels, mink and marten, may get federal protection under the Endangered Species Act if a comment period that starts today turns up evidence supporting the policy. More...

Officials order killing of hungry dump bears

Three bears that plowed through an electrified barrier to feast on garbage have paid the ultimate price, county landfill and state wildlife officials report.  An electric fence installed at the dump several years ago had halted bad-bear activity More...

YARTS hits 1 million, but wants more riders

SUBSIDIZED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

YARTS, the publicly-funded bus service that gives visitors and commuters an alternative to their own vehicles, hit a milestone this summer.  More...

Rain brings cooler weather but no end to local fire season

Last weekend’s rain was a welcome respite from hot temperatures, but it did little to reduce fire danger in the foothills.  Mariposa received 1.12 inches of rain during the storm that pelted the town Saturday evening and Sunday, according More...

Letters

Long understands county

I am supporting Marshall Long for supervisor for District 3, as I believe him to be the better candidate to serve and protect Mariposa County. More...

Casto has experience

I support Kris Casto for District 3 supervisor.  She and I worked together at the Mariposa Community Foundation. More...

Supports Long

I am supporting Marshall Long for District 3 supervisor. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Oct. 3   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 

Ronald Gayle Trabucco

Ronald Gayle Trabucco, a native of Mariposa, passed away on Sept. More...

Mary Alice Gillespie Look

Mary Alice Gillespie Look, age 73, entered into rest after a long illness on Sept. 13, 2014, in Oakhurst.  Born in Vancouver, Wash., and raised in Stockton, Mary was the only child of Eldon Fay Gillespie and Louise Elsie Hein Gillespie.  More...

Grace Haussmann

Grace Haussmann, a 30-year resident of Mariposa, passed away on August 1, 2014. She was 94 years old.  Grace was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin Haussmann and her long-time friend, Donald Mills. More...

Inside Education

Remembering Jackie Douglass

Sierra Foothill Charter School hosted a memorial dedication on Thursday, Sept. More...

High school students compete at camp

Students from Mariposa County High School were invited to attend the Junior Achievement Social Innovation Camp in September.  The event was held on Wednesday, Sept. More...

School leaders say bullies take toll on students

The old saying about sticks and stones hold water when talking about bullying. Victims of bullies in schools are at a high risk of committing suicide.  In Mariposa, that’s bad news. More...

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