January 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Officer says excessive speed caused wreck that injured six

Two parties of visitors, one heading towards and another away from Yosemite, collided on Highway 140 on Monday— snarling traffic and sending six people to area hospitals.  The impact took place about a mile north of the Yosemite Bug Hostel More...

Multi-year drought makes headlines often as top story

YEAR IN REVIEW

The region’s stubborn drought spawned multiple news items over the last 12 months—easily qualifying it as the story of the year for 2014.  More...

Rabon to replace Kari on school board

EDUCATION

Joe D. Rabon, Jr. will replace outgoing District 1 Mariposa County Unified School District board member Kirstie Dunbar-Kari on Jan. 20, the district has announced.  District 1 covers Yosemite Valley, El Portal and Midpines. More...

Local News

Grizzly Band lands parade help

PG&E’s Richard Dye, center, presented a ceremonial check for $4,500 to the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band at the group’s annual fall concert on Dec. 16. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 22 • A report of an attempted burglary was received from Gusano Way in Lake Don Pedro. • A mail theft report was taken on Main Street in Coulterville. • A caller reported an IRS scam from Mueller Road. More...

Mariposa Museum readies for docent fair

The Mariposa Museum and History Center will host a docent fair on March 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 5119 Jessie St. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James (Jim) Cleto Culp, Sr.

James (Jim) Cleto Culp, Sr., best known as “Pop,” passed away in his sleep on Christmas evening after a long illness. He was 79, and had lived in Mariposa County for nine years. More...

Sports

Grizzlies swat Denair, 55-43  Free Access 

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:15 a.m. - Mariposa's varsity boy's basketball squad moved to 2-0 in Southern Athletic League play last night with a 55-43 victory over Denair's Coyotes. More...

Grizzlies crush Orestimba to open SAL play  Free Access 

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 - 7:30 a.m. - Mariposa's Grizzlies spanked Orestimba last night on the Warriors' home court, 67-36, to open their Southern Athletic League campaign. More...

Grizzlies almost pull off shocker

In last weekend’s Mesa Verde Small School Challenge basketball tournament, Mariposa Grizzlies almost pulled off a major upset against perennial powerhouse Colfax.  Mariposa led, 39-36, going into the final frame, but the Falcons dumped in More...

High pressure halts rain and snow  Free Access 

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:15 a.m. - County precipitation stood at just 58 percent of normal this week. With high pressure centered over the state, no significant rain or snow is forecast for the immediate future. More...

Concessionaire claim riles residents  Free Access 

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 - 1:30 p.m. - Yosemite concessionaire Delaware North Companies says it owns $51 million in Park names, including The Ahwahnee, Badger Pass and Yosemite Lodge. Not so fast, many local people say. More...

Forecasters see plenty of rain, snow in future

The latest weather outlook issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Dec. 18, shows that Central California may get normal to above-normal rainfall this season.  More...

County PILT funds appear after delay

Providing services such as police and fire to areas of Mariposa County owned by the federal government is expensive for the county.  Those areas are exempt from property taxes, the funds that normally pay for county services. More...

Commentary

Tax hikes loom for 2016 ballot

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Although it may seem far in the distant future, there has been a great deal of speculation regarding what ballot propositions might appear on the 2016 General Election ballot in California. More...

Letters

California’s Christmas gift — new tax on gasoline

Our California legislature has a holiday greeting for you. Beginning in January, you will be paying a minimum of $1 to $2 more per tank full of gas.   More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Jan. 2 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

To Allan Smith and Mother Lode Lumber and Ace Hardware, Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind and generous support of our affiliate since it began in 2008. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

‘Last survivor’s’ lost wisdom now fights fire with fire

On the sunny hilltop a mile from the highway, you don’t hear the traffic rushing to and from the Park. Here in Midpines in 1970, Helen and Blair Fowler found a perfect vacation home. More...

Inside Education

Christmas program at Woodland

Woodland Elementary School celebrated the holidays with a winter program sponsored by the school’s PTA. The program included Christmas music, treats and a surprise visit from Santa Claus. More...

SFCS marks Spirit Week

Sierra Foothill Charter School’s student council sponsored Spirit Week at the Cathey’s Valley school during the week before winter break. More...

Dictionaries for MES

Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club recently donated MacMillan fully-illustrated dictionaries to all third graders at the school. More...

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