January 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local undocumented residents applying for drivers’ licenses

New law went into effect on Jan. 1

On the first day non-U.S. citizens who are here illegally could apply for California driver’s licenses, four took advantage of the opportunity at Mariposa’s DMV office.  More...

Grass sprouts with recent precipitation

Dry month has ranchers worried

There’s a saying among cattlemen that a baby calf and rain are always welcome.  The rain that fell in November and December made Mariposa County cattle ranchers happy, along with the calves that were born in the fall. More...

Gunshot wounds man in thigh

Last Saturday, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 cell phone call from Hunters Valley regarding an accidental gun shot wound.  Upon arrival to the 6500 block of Hunters Valley Road, deputies contacted the reporting party More...

Local News

Fashion show will help with prom dresses

Soroptimist hosts tea event

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is hosting the Elegant Dress Closet Tea and Fashion Show on Jan. 24 froom noon to 2 p.m. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 5 • A vandalism report was taken on Jones Creek Road. • A call reporting suspicious circumstances was received from Yaqui Gulch Road. • A report of threats was taken on Schoolhouse Road in Cathey’s Valley. More...

Housing vouchers lists are available

Subsidy assists low-income people

The Housing Authority of Stanislaus County has announced the opening of the housing choice voucher program waiting lists, for the counties of Mariposa, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne.  The Housing Authority maintains a separate wait list for eac More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Jan. 16   Alcoholics Anonymous - noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ginger Lee Morrow

Ginger Lee Morrow, 67, passed away at her home in  Midpines on Dec. 11, 2014.  Ginger was born in San Diego to William Sperry and Mabel Marshall on June 20, 1947. In 1967 she moved to Mariposa County. More...

Charlotte Ernestine Bumguardner

Charlotte Ernestine Bumguardner went home to be with her Lord and savior on  Dec. 22, 2014, peacefully with her family by her side.  More...

Edna B. Koch

Edna B. Koch, a former long-time resident of Mariposa, was born April 27, 1916 in Titusville, Pa. to Herbert and Daisy Bartholomew. She passed away Jan. 4, 2015 in Puyallup, Wash. with her family at her side.  More...

Inside Education

Students help soldiers

Sierra Home School students wanted to make a difference in soldiers’ lives for the recent holidays. More...

Local school receives grant

Don Pedro school gets boost

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recently announced 227 California school sites, including Lake Don Pedro Elementary, will share nearly $27 million in broadband infrastructure improvement grants (BIIG) to help school districts More...

Raffle for Grizzly Band

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band Boosters held a raffle for a backyard barbecue at the band’s winter concert. More...

In foul drought sign, Badger Pass closes  Free Access 

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 - 11:15 a.m. - With not a flake of snow seen over the past month, the county's Badger Pass ski area closed today pending more precipitation. More...

More flu is seen in county  Free Access 

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 - 12 noon - County health professionals reported more flu cases this week, as the state's influenza season kicks into high gear. More...

County’s crime stats are static

DUI arrests drop by better than 50 percent

With the exception of a precipitous drop in the number of driving under the influence (DUI) arrests, Mariposa County’s crime statistics, released last week by the sheriff’s office, remain basically status quo.  In 2014, 35 individual More...

Hospital’s fortunes on rebound following bout of belt tightening

More than 200 employees are again eligible for annual merit-based raises

What a difference a year makes. Since last January, John C. More...

Commentary

Need for resource protection is overblown

ECONOMIC & POLICY COMMENTARY

The prevailing challenge facing humanity when confronted with resource constraints is not that we are running out of resources, but how we will adapt and create new and better solutions to meet the needs that currently are being met by what are argua More...

Letters

Questions priorities

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors should be ashamed for not calling for a special meeting during the holidays to authorize a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy as our representative to attend the New York City police officers’ funera More...

Dogs and bikes don’t mix

The saying goes that a dog is a man’s best friend—until he bites you while you are cycling.  More...

How public health has helped county

public health notes

Over the past 26 years, the Mariposa County Health Department and the community have solved a lot of public health problems together.  More...

Milestones

Thank you

On behalf of the Mariposa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who made generous donations and contributions to the 2014 Kops for Kids Christmas toy drive.  Your generosity, dedication and More...

Thank you

The Mariposa Community Chorus and the Mariposa County High School choir would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended the Christmas Concert on Dec. 9.  More...

Sports

Grizzlies throttle Waterford, 53-38  Free Access 

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 - 7:47 a.m. - Mariposa's Grizzlies throttled Waterford last night, 53-38, on the Wildcats' home court. More...

Grizzlies rout Gustine to stay perfect in SAL

Mariposa’s varsity Grizzlies blew Gustine off the court last Friday night in their first home appearance since the holiday break, 65-29.  The victory kept MCHS undefeated in Southern Athletic League play with a spotless 3-0 mark.  Mar More...

Wrestling for control

Mariposa heavyweight Chris Bass, on left, battles for control against his Big Valley Christian opponent during last week’s dual meet. More...

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