December 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Scarce Christmas trees stump residents  Free Access 

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 - 2:15 p.m. - Multiple factors are limiting county Christmas-tree locations this month. As of today, one outlet is open, with another planning to offer trees by Sunday. More...

Merry Mountain Christmas Parade steps off on Saturday

In recent years, Merry Mountain Christmas Parade organizers have endured several weather-related disappointments, as a storm delayed the 2009 event and forced its cancellation last December.  More...

Pipe bomb scare closes Highway 49

Late Monday morning, a resident called the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office to report the discovery of what appeared to be a possible pipe bomb near Silva Road and Highway 49 South.  The sheriff’s office contacted the California High More...

Moms endure search for prenatal services

Pregnant women in Mariposa County face an uphill climb to get good prenatal care.  With no obstetricians practicing locally, women must make plans to have their baby in another county, with most choosing Merced County.  More...

Local News

Lawson donates labor to build Habitat home

Dave Lawson, owner of Lawson Construction, recently donated five and a half days of labor valued at more than $7,500 for the framing and construction of the latest Habitat for Humanity home in Mariposa County.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Nov. 24 - Nov. 30  EMS -- 14 Fire – 0 Public Assist -- 2 Auto Collision – 2   More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 24 • A report of hoarding was received from Schafer Road. • A petty theft report was taken on Las Mariposas Street in Cathey’s Valley. • A domestic dispute occurred on Hunters Valley Road. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Dec. 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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Manuel Perry Silva, Jr.

Manuel “Manny” Silva, Jr. was born on May 10, 1924 in Watts and passed away on Nov. 21, 2014 in Mariposa after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Edith R. Silva.  More...

Norman Livengood

Norman Livengood, born in Honolulu when Hawaii was a protectorate of the United States, left us recently after a battle with prostrate cancer.  His earliest memory was of his mother, feeding him bits of sashimi, and swimming in the warm water of More...

Amy Rachelle Farnsworth

Amy Rachelle Farnsworth was born on Aug. 18, 1976 and she went peacefully to be with the Lord on Nov. 24, 2014 at her mother’s home in Mariposa. Amy was born in Mariposa and graduated from Merced High School in 1994. More...

County prepares for storm

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 - 12 p.m. - Emergency service providers and school officials were this morning bracing for a severe storm's arrival. Its full impact is expected this afternoon and evening. More...

Large storm approaches area  Free Access 

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. - A "powerful" storm is expected to cause widespread rain and snow by early Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service said today. More...

Wild pigs ravage playground

Wild pigs rooted through Sierra Foothill Charter School’s play field like a herd of hungry rototillers last week, turning the field into a debris zone that will require thousands of dollars to restore.  Principal Alfonso Garagarza said it More...

Thumbs down to video signals budget cinching

The board of supervisors last week cited the failure of November’s tourist-tax increase at the ballot box in its decision not to fund a promotional video for the local school district.  More...

Station dedication

Several elected officials dedicated the new Mariposa County Fire Bridgeport Station No. 28 during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. More...

Commentary

Parents Need a Private School Option When Public Schools Fail

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

“Some NYC teachers: ‘Don’t send your kids here!’” screamed the headline in a New York Post article last week. More...

Letters

Memories of the Jeffery

Two of Coulterville’s best-known landmarks, the Hotel Jeffery and Whistling Billy locomotive, sit at the Highway 49 and Highway 132 junction.  More...

Berchtesgaden memories

I noted your article on Yosemite signing an agreement with Berchtesgaden National Park in Germany.  Seeing the photo of the Eagle’s Nest brought back many fond memories. More...

Mother Lode Lumber history

For your readers, I just want to help to establish the correct ownership lineage of a business that has been in town for 50 years.  This letter is in response to “Change is in Store for Local Lumber Business” in the Nov. More...

Milestones

Thank you

I’d like to send a thank you note to all those in Mariposa who have prayed and supported me during the past three-year period.  The medical center where I have attained “frequent visitor“ status has a question posted this week More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Mariposa man helps bring ghost plane back to life

Mariposa resident Kent Lentz knows just about everything there is to know about a World War II fighter plane called the P-40B.  He knows how many were made (1,705), what their nickname was (Tomahawk), who used them (the Flying Tigers in China) a More...

Inside Education

Woodland students show responsibility

Woodland Elementary School recently named the Kiwanis award winners for the month of November. More...

High school science class makes trip to the big city

Students in the AP physics class at Mariposa County High School made a recent trip to San Francisco to visit the Exploratorium.  More...

Holiday events on at Greeley Hill school

Upcoming events at Greeley Hill Gold Rush Charter School include an awards ceremony scheduled to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. at the Greeley Hill Community Hall. More...

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