July 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Citizen’s report helps CHP nab DUI driver

Arrest may well have saved lives

The California Highway Patrol is cracking down on cell phone use while driving, especially texting, all across the state of California.  Late last Sunday afternoon, a cell phone call from a citizen, possibly a motorist, may well have saved lives More...

Supervisors moving forward with requiring mining permits

Jones opposes more county regulations

In a 1-3 vote, the Mariposa County board of supervisors is moving towards requiring a conditional use permit (CUP) for mining operations within the county, following a July 14 regular meeting of the board.  More...

Local News

Lions elects new officers

Earl Crutchfield, right, was recently elected president of the Mariposa Lions Club for the 2015-16 year. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

July 13 to July 19

EMS - 8 Fire - 1 Public Assist - 0 Auto Collision - 3   More...

Fremont fundraiser ready to play ball

John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation will host the summer fundraising event “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” on Saturday, July 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Mt. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

David Bond Peck

David Bond Peck, a much-beloved and cherished husband, father, brother, and son, passed away in the arms of his wife, on July 16, 2015 at Hinds Hospice in Fresno.  More...

Raymond Solano

Raymond Solano, 89, passed away in his sleep at his home in Mariposa in the predawn hours of Thursday, June 16, 2015. He would have been 90 in August.  More...

“Dutch” Harvey

“Dutch” Harvey, 86 years young, a resident of Mariposa County for 20 years, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015, after a brief illness.  Dutch was a retired carnival owner, avid gardener and very independent and talented woman who l More...

Inside Education

Woodland eighth graders prepare for trip to SoCal

Fundraising event held at local cafe

Eighth grade students at Woodland Elementary School are planning an October trip to Catalina Island in Southern California for a week-long science trip.  The oceanographic adventure, scheduled for Oct. More...

Class of 1995 plans September reunion

The Mariposa County High School class of 1995 is holding a 20th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 5 at The Alley, 5027 Highway 140 in Mariposa.  The event will run from 2 to 6 p.m. More...

Highway 140 to reopen  Free Access 

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 5:03 p.m. - The National Park Service has just announced that Highway 140 will reopen at 6 p.m. this evening. More...

Could forecast El Niño wreak havoc on Highway 140 again?

More than 90 percent possibility it will show up

If an El Niño does materialize this winter, as all the weather forecasters are predicting, it may help California out of the four-year drought that has devastated the state.  But it could also bring destruction to the state.  In the strong More...

Private recyling center closes; leaving only one in the county

Landfill is still taking recyclables

A recycling center that was heavily used by people in Mariposa closed its doors on the weekend of July 11.  The center was located in the parking lot at Pioneer Market, and was run by re- PLANET Recycling. More...

4-Her is ready for her first fair

10-year-old will show lambs, rabbit

Emily Tilton isn’t very big.  The Midpines resident just turned 10 last week, but she’s a tough kid. More...

Letters

High-speed chase can be deadly

After reading the article on the recent high speed chase, I was wondering if our Sheriff’s Office had any guidelines for when to conduct such chases.  More...

Let Long participate in mining issue

Marshall Long, supervisor for District 3, has recused himself from the mining discussion that is before the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors..  I don’t understand how our county supervisors can vote on an issue that has to do with Dist More...

Chides Supervisor Cann

Our newspaper got it right again.  Supervisor Kevin Cann and his supporters are at the public trough again.  Why can’t those directly in line to benefit from the feasability of his lofty ambitions pay their own way? More...

Milestones

Birthday celebrated

Alice Melton, a resident of the Ewing Wing at John C. Fremont Hospital, celebrated her 100th birthday on July 18. She was born in Pasadena and was raised on her dad’s dairy. More...

Pritchett graduates

Andrew Pritchett, a 2010 graduate of Mariposa County High School, graduated from The University of Portland with a bachelor of science in nursing. On May 2, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. More...

Card of Thanks

The family of Jean Hanford, who passed away on June 27, would like to thank Dr. Robert Rose and all the angels of hospice. More...

Sports

Registration is open for Bass Lake triathlon

Event is for children 5 to 17

Registration has opened for the third annual Bass Lake MY*Tri, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 7 a.m. More...

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