March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Three escape collision with minor injuries  Free Access 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 2:15 p.m. - Two motorists and a child passenger survived a wreck on Highway 49 South this morning with scrapes and bruises despite one vehicle plummeting close to 50 feet down an embankment. More...

Unemployment rate spikes in Mariposa

While countywide unemployment numbers are hovering around the 10 percent mark, a look at the details shows some unsettling news.  Taken by itself, town unemployment recently reached an astonishing 26 percent.   More...

Don Pedro district approves extreme water-saving rules

In a possible glimpse of things to come for other county residents, the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District last week imposed an extreme set water-use restrictions for its 2,500 customers.  On March 9, the district declared draconian Wate More...

Local News

Habitat helps maintain homes for homeowners

Program aids residents with painting, repair work

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County has done yard cleanup, exterior painting and minor repair work for homes in the county.  The program, A Brush With Kindness (ABWK), has been in place since 2011. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 9 • A call from Deer Spring Road reported underage smoking. • An easement dispute occurred on Highway 49 South. • Grand theft was reported from Mountain Way. • Stray sheep were on French Camp Road. More...

Hootenanny will benefit firefighters

April event will feature barbecue and raffle

The Wildland Firefighter Hootenanny will be held on Wednesday, April 15 at 5 p.m. More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Brody Coleman Lord welcomed his baby sister, Lainey Mae Lord, to the world on Nov. 18, 2014. Lainey was born at St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno at 8:34 a.m. More...

Engagement

Kati Abreu and Dino Baca are happy to announce their engagement. Kati is the daughter of Tommy Abreu and Elaine Hogan of Lake Don Pedro. Dino is the son of Dino and Renee Baca of Greeley Hill. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies take consolation in tournament

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ softball squad claimed the consolation title in last weekend’s tournament in the Jackson Lions Club’s tournament.  More...

Grizzly football program seeks coaches

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly football program is looking for qualified coaches for the upcoming 2015 season. More...

Pioneer Market give Grizzlies a handoff

Mariposa County Grizzlies Booster Club recently received a check for $600 from the Pioneer Market receipt program. More...

Tree down on Bullion Street  Free Access 

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10 a.m. - A large juniper tree toppled onto a utility line at Bullion and 12th streets around 9 a.m. this morning, interrupting traffic but not electric power. More...

Anniversary of Yosemite discovery arrives  Free Access 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 9 a.m. - Today's 164th anniversary of the discovery of Yosemite Valley by white folks is passing mostly unobserved in the county. More...

Poker fundraiser is all-in for band  Free Access 

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:30 p.m. - A Texas Hold'em tournament at the fairgrounds on Friday, March 20 will help send the Grizzly Band to the nation's capitol in May. It starts at 7 p.m. More...

Walter’s roots go deep

Brooks crashed motorcycle as teen; ancestor McNally was county coroner

When longtime resident Walter Brooks became a topic linked to the community’s homelessness debate, few knew much—if anything— about his life and views.  Following interviews with Brooks, family members and former schoolmates, a More...

Two locals girls killed in tragic vehicle collision

Head-on crash occurred on dangerous Highway 41

Tragedy struck last Saturday when a Toyota pickup crossed a Highway 41 centerline near Fresno and slammed into an auto carrying three Mariposa County residents.  Khayla Choi, 13, a former Woodland Elementary School student who lived off Triangle More...

Letters

In defense of Walter

I was appalled to read the article (“Merchants mull homeless crisis,” March 12) regarding the homeless, or apparently only Walter, as the article focused on him and barely touched on the subject of other homeless people living in town.&nb More...

Let’s grab L.A.’s water

We should study the feasibility of bringing Colorado River water to the San Joaquin Valley.  We could reverse polarity on the pumps in the South Valley and build a pipeline to the San Luis Dam and fill that reservoir, then extend the pipeline no More...

Open Arms is a necessity

Homelessness is increasing everywhere, not just in Mariposa.  More...

Datebook

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Friday, March 20   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 

Jean Olive Akers

Jean Olive Akers was born to Willis A. and Myrtle Arlene (Pemberton) Green in San Diego on June 21, 1934. Jean passed away at her home in Mariposa on Friday, Feb. More...

Theodore R. Strawn

Theodore Richard (Ted) Strawn, a proud veteran of two wars, passed away peacefully at his home in Cathey’s Valley on Feb. 17, 2015. He was 86 years old.  Ted was born March 5, 1928 in Coshocton, Ohio to Henry and Ethel Anne Strawn. More...

Thelma E. Beery

Mrs. Thelma Beery went home to be with our Lord on  March 11, 2015.  Thelma was born on March 6, 1926 to John and Ruth Beichler in Milton Township, Wayne County, Ohio. More...

Inside Education

Fairness recognized at SFCS

Sierra Foothill Charter School students spent the month of February focused on the Character Counts! pillar of fairness. More...

Learning bus safety

California Highway Patrol officers Steve Lewis, shown here, and Becky Hagen recently visited Woodland Elementary School to teach students about bus safety, road safety and personal safety. More...

High school will host 9th grader tour

Parents, students each have their own nights

Mariposa County High School will hold a tour of the campus for incoming ninth graders on Wednesday, March 25 from 8:40 to 10:30 a.m. More...

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