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Supervisors to set Tourism Bureau payment  Free Access 

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 - 4:15 p.m. - The board of supervisors on Tuesday will decide whether it will move forward with a $400,000 subsidy for the Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at 5100 Bullion Street. More...

Measure K opponents may nudge electorate

The last transient occupancy tax, or TOT, increase was embraced by 64 percent of county voters back in 1996.  Also called bed tax, TOT is added to overnight room charges. More...

Candidates unveil campaign finances

As the two candidates for Mariposa County Supervisor for District 3 come down to the final weeks before the election, Marshall Long has raised more than twice as much in campaign funding as Kris Casto.  More...

Season is no obstacle to ice cream shop launch

For a new business, ice cream is a pretty safe bet, Morgan Beesley said last week.  “We’ve done our research,” the home-grown Mariposan said. “People eat ice cream all year long. More...

Local News

Soroptimist still collecting candy

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is collecting candy and money to make sure the residents of Jones and Bullion streets have enough for trick-ortreaters at Halloween.  The residents pass out candy to hundreds of children that make their way More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 29 • Petty theft was reported on Stage Coach Road. • Calls reporting scams were received from Highway 49 in Coulterville and Chicharra Way in Lake Don Pedro. • A vandalism report was taken on Highway 49 South. More...

County Fire Response Report

Sept. 29 to Oct. 5  EMS - 9  Fire – 0 Structure, 1 Vegetation  Public Assist - 1  Auto Collision – 2  Oct. More...

Milestones

Happy 97th

Long-time Mariposa resident, Ida Riley (pictured at center) celebrated her 97th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 27. More...

Birth Announcement

Brian and Grace Garmon of Mariposa are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Jean Garmon. She was born on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at 9:53 p.m. at Mercy Medical Center in Merced. More...

Thank you

Thank you Mariposa for all your wonderful support and care during these past months.  The special tribute given to Dieter during the Labor Day weekend was something we will never forget.  A thanks goes to Art Richards for the memorial ride More...

Inside Education

Game night at Woodland

Woodland Elementary School principal David Naranjo joined students and their families for the school’s recent Family Game Night. More...

It’s all about respect

Sierra Foothill Charter School students spent the month of September focused on the Character Counts pillar of respect. More...

Students of the Week

Yosemite Valley School

Yosemite Valley School has been seeing double this fall. Jaiden and Jocelyn Stansberry are the latest edition to the third to sixth grade classroom. More...

Firefighting aircraft 'may have struck tree'  Free Access 

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:05 a.m. - The CAL FIRE aircraft that crashed while attacking the Dog Rock Fire on Oct. 7 "may have struck a tree with its wing," a preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report stated today. More...

Park fire is contained  Free Access 

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 - 10:35 a.m. - Yosemite's Dog Rock Fire was fully contained this morning, a Park fire report said. More...

Park entrance to reopen Sunday  Free Access 

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 - 4:55 p.m. - Yosemite's Arch Rock entrance will reopen at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, Park officials said today. Electric power will likely be restored to Yosemite Valley by midnight tonight. More...

Foresta residents return, Park entrance remains shut  Free Access 

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 - 2:10 p.m. - Tumbling debris from the Dog Rock Fire continues to land on El Portal Road, prompting the continued closure of the Highway 140 corridor into Yosemite. More...

Dog Rock Fire takes pilot’s life

Yet another fire scourged the county’s landscape this week and this time turned deadly—with the pilot of a CAL FIRE aircraft succumbing in a fiery crash witnessed by multiple El Portal residents. More...

Fire-prevention council racks up another grant

The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council is on a roll, this week receiving its fifth fire-prevention grant from the region’s PG&E utility in recent months.  The award, in excess of $89,000, will be put to work next week to create a Hunter More...

Letters

Casting a vote for Casto

My family has a long history in Mariposa, dating back to 1848 when they first started ranching here. To the best of my knowledge, none of my family ever ran for public office or was heavily engaged in local politics. More...

Grateful to have Fremont

We are very grateful for the excellent care my husband, Barney Lozares, received in the two recent visits we made to our local John C. Fremont Hospital.  We want to thank the local first responders, including Mercy Ambulance. More...

Long is best candidate

As Janet Bibby is getting ready to leave her job as supervisor and move on to other things, we would just like to say thank you.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Oct. 10   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 

Michael William Downey

Michael William “Bill” Downey, age 64, of Mariposa, passed away suddenly on Sept. More...

Gerald “Jerry” Leslie Hunter

Gerald “Jerry” Leslie  Hunter passed away peacefully at his home on Sept. 30,  2014 at the age of 77.  More...

Sports

Grizzlies dispatch Warriors, 41-21  Free Access 

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 - 7:55 a.m. - Mariposa's Grizzlies raced past Orestimba on the Warriors' home turf last night, 41-21, to record another Southern Athletic League victory. More...

Griz rip ‘Yotes

Soccer squad splits

In a contest that was over at the half, Mariposa’s Grizzlies ran roughshod over Denair’s Coyotes last Friday night in Pioneer Market Grizzly   Last week Mariposa’s varsity soccer squad whitewashed Waterford, 9-0, on Tuesday bef More...

Lady Grizzlies whip Southern League foes

Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies whipped a pair of Southern Athletic League foes last week.  On Thursday, MCHS blanked Le Grand’s Bulldogs, 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-10). More...

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