January 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Caltrans readies for Ferguson project  Free Access 

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 - 3 p.m. - Caltrans will launch work on a permanent fix for the Ferguson Slide zone as soon as March, an agency spokesperson said today. More...

Delaware North claims it owns Yosemite names

Move stuns Park fans, many say it's backfiring for concessionaire

Yosemite concessioner Delaware North Companies doesn’t own The Ahwahnee, but it does own the famed hotel’s name, the corporation said last week.  Also in its portfolio of “intellectual property” are names like Badger Bass More...

Taking the oath

Superior Court Judge Dana Walton (at right) administers the oath of office to newly-elected Judge Michael Fagalde in front of a packed house in the board of supervisors’ chambers on Monday. More...

Local News

Officers sworn

As family members snapped photos, Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies (far right) read the oath to four officers promoted within the department during a ceremony last Friday. More...

Forest Ranger David Martin retires

After 14 years as the District Ranger for the Bass Lake Ranger District in North Fork, Ranger David Martin is retiring from the National Forest Service.  But Martin plans to stay engaged with the Forest Plan Revision process and conservation str More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 29 • Theft of mail was reported from Buckmeadows Road. • An injured canine was on Cole Road. • Trespassing was reported from Fish Camp. • A harassment report was taken on Bullion Street.  More...

Milestones

Thank you

Mercy Ambulance would like to say thank you to Soroptimist International of Mariposa, PG&E, 4- H’s Donna Wise, Oakhurst Cleaners, Joanna Ransom, Marlene Burke and to the community for the generous amounts of coat donations this year.  More...

Thank you

Mountain Crisis Services of Mariposa would like to thank the Oakhurst Lutheran Church and its congregation for their gracious Christmas gift donations that have been given to clients utilizing our services.  More...

A word at year’s end

Today we meet, Lord, for the last time this year. Our calendars have run out of pages. The hourglass is bulging on the bottom. And “ Jingle Bells” has given way to “Auld Lang Syne.”  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

SIERRA LIFESTYLES

Telegraph Fire remains branded on local memories

Editor’s note: This summer will mark seven years since the Telegraph Fire claimed 30 homes and charred close to 34,000 acres. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Classics REINVENTED

When you are looking to serve up a taste of yesteryear, look no further than your pantry for a staple you can incorporate into meals, including snacks, breakfast, dinners and even desserts. More...

Inside Education

MES students donate to Manna House

Mariposa Elementary School’s Associated Student Body, shown here with some donated items, held its annual canned food drive from Nov. through Dec. 12. More...

SFCS gets grant for books

Sierra Foothill Charter School teacher Wendy Baumann recently received a $500 grant award from Kids First to buy science-related books for her first and second graders. More...

Summit students help turtles

Students in Bruce Fincham’s science class at Summit Christian School have been studying sea turtles, one of the world’s most endangered creatures. More...

Propane truck driver escapes rollover  Free Access 

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 - 2:45 p.m. - The driver of a Kamps Propane delivery truck narrowly escaped injury when his truck rolled off West Whitlock Road on Tuesday, a report released by Mariposa's CHP office said today. More...

Fog rises into foothills  Free Access 

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 - 8:45 a.m. - Foothill residents were dealing with patches of dense fog early today, but sun and temperatures in the 70s are forecast to warm the area beginning on Wednesday. More...

Survey finds snowpack still at dismal numbers

The snow survey taken on Dec. 30 by the California Department of Water Resources brought both good and bad news to drought-stricken California. The good news is the snowpack is better than last year. More...

Dentist eyes ambitious plans for former Sixth Street Cinema building

Historic structure, built as a Masonic Lodge, is seeking several new roles

The long demise of Mariposa’s old Masonic Lodge on 6th Street is about to be reversed, Dr. More...

New county public health officer has stellar background

Dr. Ryder has worked at CDC

When Dr. Charles Mosher announced his retirement as public health officer for Mariposa County, anyone hired to replace him had some pretty big shoes to fill.  Dr. Robert Ryder does just that. More...

Commentary

California Comeback or Continuing Crisis?

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

As the California Legislature reconvenes this week for the new session, Californians will hear two decidedly different messages from both politicians and political pundits about the “state of the state.” Governor Brown will surely tout th More...

Letters

A response to Coupal

What a New Year’s gift—a full page of Jon Coupal’s ramblings, musings, and assertions devoid of facts. I could respond with a full page, but will offer only one comment.  Mr. More...

Love bears, don’t kill them

Bears are one of the most popular features of the Yosemite area, and yet Park and local authorities persist in “euthanizing” them rather than relocating them.  More...

Conservation slashed

When thinking about the $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last month, one might ask, what does Congress have against conservation?  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Jan. 9   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 

Robert Alan Przybyla

Robert Alan Przybyla, 57, of Mariposa, passed peacefully at home in the afternoon on Christmas Day, with his wife Jennifer at his side. Rob left with no regrets, saying he had a great run and wouldn’t change a thing. He was born in Newark, More...

Susann Marie Costa

Susann Marie Costa was born on Jan. 2, 1950 and passed away suddenly on Jan. 1, 2015. Susann was a resident of the Mariposa/Oakhurst area for 30 years. She was retired from Raley’s Supermarket in Oakhurst. More...

Carole Anne Turl

Carole Anne Turl passed away on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at the age of 71. Carole was a native of Madera and a resident of Mariposa for the past 15 years. Carole was a graduate of the Madera High School class of 1962. More...

Sports

Grizzlies thrash Le Grand, 52-30  Free Access 

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 - 9:32 a.m. - Mariposa's Grizzlies continued their winning ways last night at Le Grand, thrashing the Bulldogs, 52-30. More...

Grizzlies dispatch Gustine, 65-29  Free Access 

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 - 7:45 a.m. - In their home court Southern Athletic League opener, Mariposa's Grizzlies manhandled Gustine last night, 65-29. More...

Lady Grizzlies throttle Denair in SAL contest

On Monday evening, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies whipped Denair, 54-27, to even their Southern Athletic League mark to 1-1.  No other game details were available.  Last Friday night Mariposa opened its SAL campaign against a much taller O More...

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