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Community commemorates Veterans Day  Free Access 

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:45 a.m. - Local schools held at least two Veterans Day observances on Monday, before students left for their holiday today. Mariposa's VFW hall holds a Veterans Day dinner for vets, friends and families this evening. More...

Voters trash tourist tax hike

Long wins District 3 in landslide

Marshall Long, who missed winning the county’s District 3 board of supervisors seat by just three votes in June, prevailed on Tuesday with 65 percent of the district’s vote to opponent Kris Casto’s 34 percent.  “I’m More...

County roads rated at-risk

According to a report released on Oct. 24, California’s streets and roads are rolling toward a cliff’s edge.  And Mariposa County roads are no different. More...

Missing cattle is a tough case to crack

Cattle that were reported missing on Oct. More...

Local News

Troubled blackbird is focus of meeting

Tricolored blackbirds, a species virtually endemic to California, once numbered in the millions, nesting in enormous colonies that supported as many as 200,000 nests, one of the largest breeding colonies of any North American land bird.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 27 • Theft of hay was reported from Fiske Road in Coulterville. • A trespassing report was taken on Dogtown Road. • A civil dispute over a horse occurred on 10th Street. More...

County Fire Response Report

Oct. 27 to Nov. 2  EMS - 8 Fire – 0 Structure, 1 Vegetation Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision – 3   More...

Milestones

First Baptist Church will serve Thanksgiving meal

Members of the First Baptist Church in Mariposa will prepare and serve a complimentary Thanksgiving dinner for the community on Friday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. More...

Thank you

We would like to take this time to personally thank everyone who made a generous contribution to Pioneer Market’s 8th Annual Sports Challenge Golf Tournament (now the Dieter H. Dubberke Memorial Golf Tournament) that took place on Oct. 1.  More...

Thank you

Infant/Child Enrichment Services, Inc. (ICES) would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in our 25th annual Children’s Fair on Sept. 27. The event was a fun-filled day for approximately 250 children and their families.  More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies whip Western Sierra to open playoffs  Free Access 

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 - 8:34 a.m. - Mariposa's varsity volleyball team tamed Western Sierra on Tuesday night, 3-0, to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs. More...

Delhi bumps MCHS out of soccer playoffs

After losing earlier in the week to Le Grand, Mariposa’s varisty soccer squad found itself in a must-win situation last Thursday as they faced Delhi’s Hawks to cap the regular Southern Athletic League season.  The Grizzlies came out More...

Super Bowl bound

Members of the Mariposa Bears novice football team are pictured above. More...

Woman survives vehicle rollover  Free Access 

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:25 a.m. - Rescuers have pulled a woman from a vehicle that rolled after she lost control just west of the intersection of Highway 140 and Mt. Bullion Cutoff Road this morning. More...

Hotel Jeffery burns early Wednesday  Free Access 

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. - Coulterville's historic Hotel Jeffery, which once hosted President Theodore Roosevelt, was severely damaged in a pre-dawn fire this morning. More...

Kjeldergaard arrested for attempted murder  Free Access 

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 10:35 a.m. - Very early this morning, Mariposa County Sheriff's deputies arrested Nickolas Kjeldergaard, 24, or Mariposa for attempted murder that reportedly happened on Halloween. More...

Pot growers flee, leaving behind cache of weapons

Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies weren’t trick or treating when they investigated suspicious activity at a residence on Stumpfield Mountain Road last Friday.  According to the report issued by the sheriff’s office, when the More...

Casino workers suffer as poker game drags on

Close to 1,300 employees are the losers in a high-stakes poker game between tribal factions at the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.  The precise number who live in Mariposa County aren’t tallied, but most were living with the casino&rs More...

Veterans Day event is Nov. 10

Students from Mariposa Elementary School and Mariposa County High School are hosting the school’s annual Veterans’ Day commemoration on Monday, Nov. 10 at 8:30 a.m. at the elementary school.  More...

Letters

Math doesn’t add up

The government’s spin on any increase to what the citizens must pay for a fee or service, or why the government employees need to pay themselves more never ceases to amaze me.  More...

Loan program is local

I appreciated the article about the Beesley sisters’ new business, Yosemite Treats (“Season is no obstacle to ice cream shop launch,” Oct. 9).  More...

Homeless can help

I would like to support Frank Piña’s letter to the editor, “Don’t Blame All Homeless” (Oct. 16).  More...

Datebook

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Friday, Nov. 7   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 

Joanne Ruby Haynes

Joann Ruby Haynes peacefully passed away surrounded by her family at her home in Mariposa on Oct. 24, 2014 at the age of 85. More...

Everett “Lindy” McNally

Lifelong Mariposa resident Everett “Lindy” McNally passed away at his home on Oct. 29, 2014. More...

Judi Ann Weaser

Judi Ann Weaser was born on Aug. 19, 1959 in Long Beach to Albert and Betty Weaser. She passed away on Oct. 21, 2014 in Mariposa at the age of 55.  Judi was a resident of Mariposa for the last 10 years and previously lived in Merced. More...

Inside Education

Students take on forestry challenge

Four students from Mariposa High School participated recently in the 2014 Shasta Forestry Challenge near Shingleton, in Shasta County.  More...

Red Ribbon poster winners

The students shown here won the Red Ribbon Poster Contest at Mariposa Elementary School. More...

Picking a pumpkin

Sierra Foothill Charter School students in transitional kindergarten through second grade recently went on a field trip to the Vista Ranch Pumpkin Patch in Merced County. More...

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