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Kjeldergaard is arrested for attempted murder on Halloween

What was already a spooky situation turned almost deadly on Halloween night as a young woman’s vehicle was riddled with bullets and she was struck in the back during a violent attack in the 3300 block of Triangle Road near Lushmeadows.  More...

Red, white and blue spirit

Second-grader Kylee Morrow, front, shows off patriotic hair accessories while signing the lyrics to the Lee Greenwood song “God Bless the U.S.A” with other students at Monday’s Vete More...

Study on homelessness will launch this evening

A $25,000 study designed to take the pulse of the county’s homeless population starts at the Mariposa Open Arms shelter this evening.  “Intensive interviews” with local people who use the facility will begin at 5:30 p.m. More...

Local News

Grizzly band takes first at Selma event

On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Grammy-winning Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band took first place at the Selma Band Festival.  This was the band’s fifth gold medal out of the last six years. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 3 • A call reporting a structure fire was received from Highway 49 South. • Identity theft was reported from Guadalupe Mountain Fire Road. • Loose cattle were on Bear Valley Road. More...

County results look like a mirror image of state’s

The county’s 46-percent Republican and 30-percent Democrat voter ratio is almost the opposite of California’s statewide ratio—which has 43.4 percent Democrats and 30.8 percent Republicans.  Many of California’s statewide More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Marilyn Eastwood

Marilyn Eastwood was born on July 17, 1938 in Fort Madison, Iowa, to Dale and Virginia Craine. She went to be with the Lord she loved on Oct. More...

Ozella Roach

Ozella Roach of Merced passed away Nov. 8, 2014, at home with her family present. She was 90 years old.  Ozella was born on Sept. 12, 1924 in Ballinger, Texas. Soon after, her family moved to Oklahoma, where she grew up.  More...

Sports

Vacaville Christian dispatches Lady Grizzlies  Free Access 

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 - 2:20 p.m. - Vacaville Christian eliminated Mariposa's varsity girls volleyball squad in the semi-finals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs Tuesday night. More...

Grizzlies down Amador, 14-7  Free Access 

Advance to section semi-finals

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 - 6:45 a.m. - Mariposa's Grizzlies whipped Amador's Buffaloes last night in Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium, 14-7, to advance in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs. More...

Lady Grizzlies down Forest Christian to advance to semi-finals  Free Access 

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 - 8:16 a.m. - Mariposa's Lady Grizzly volleyball squad upended Forest Christian last night in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs, 3-1. More...

Grizzy fan bus is booked to Colfax  Free Access 

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 - 1:30 p.m. - Grizzly football fans can hop on a bus for the 200-mile journey to Colfax, Placer County, to catch Friday's playoff game against the Colfax High School Falcons. More...

CAL FIRE lifts burn ban  Free Access 

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. - Effective today,CAL FIRE has lifted the burning ban in Mariposa County. More...

Light rain dampens county  Free Access 

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 - 8:45 a.m. - Close to a quarter inch of rain had dampened Mariposa as of 8 a.m. this morning. The latter part of the week could see fog return to the area, however. More...

Report shows how county schools rank in education

In a report recently released by Children Now, the state of education in Mariposa County came out looking pretty good.  The Children’s Well- Being Scorecard, compiled by Children Now, looked at several areas of education and then rated cou More...

Gas prices down, but poised to rise

County residents are enjoying the nation’s lowest gas prices since 2010, but drivers had better savor the phenomena now, experts advise.  That’s because a new layer of gas tax is slated to kick in with the new year. More...

Historic hotel burns

Early Wednesday morning firefighters responded to the historic Hotel Jeffery in Coulterville. At around 1 a.m. a patron at the hotel called 911 to report the smell of smoke. More...

Letters

Casto thanks supporters

I want to say thanks to District 3 and Mariposa residents for all the support and votes of confidence.  More...

Where’s the toilet paper?

Dear Superintendent Don Neubacher:  This is to respond to the proposed fee increases for Yosemite National Park.  The Yosemite Valley Campers Coalition, in the strongest possible manner, is opposed to both the gate and camping fee increases More...

Time for KOPS for KIDS

It’s hard to believe this time of year has come around again, and the KOPS for KIDS program is beginning its 17th year of providing a happy holiday experience to the children and families of Mariposa County.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Nov. 14   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

Thank you

CASA of Mariposa County would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the community for support of the Oct. 4 “Night of the Child” Fiesta Fundraiser. More...

Thank you

On Sunday, Oct. 26, Mariposa County 4-H held the annual Achievement Night at the New Life Christian Fellowship gym in Mariposa.  More...

Thank you

Thanks to our community’s generous donations and support, Soroptimist International of Mariposa delivered 500 pounds of candy to our local neighborhoods to distribute to the children of Mariposa on Halloween night.  This effort provided mu More...

Inside Education

Chili cook-off benefits Sierra Foothill School

Sierra Foothill Charter School’s seventh and eighth grade class is hosting the third annual Chili Cook-Off to Keep Kids Safe on Friday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the school, 4942 School House Road in Cathey’s Valley.  More...

Red Ribbon winners

On Thursday of Red Ribbon Week, representatives from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, Mariposa County Probation Department, Mariposa Safe Families and Heritage House/C.O.R.E. More...

Poster contest winners

Students in the Mariposa County Unified School District recently participated in a poster contest for School Bus Safety Week, which was Oct. 20-24. More...

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