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Sierra Meadows deals huge blow to MCHS athletics

Annual Pioneer Market golf tourney cancelled

Sierra Meadows Country Club in Ahwahnee has dealt a significant blow to Mariposa County High School athletic programs.  For the past eight years, the Pioneer Market Sports Challenge Golf Tournament, most recently held in memory of the late busin More...

Dry well program helps 74 households

Supervisors receive water delivery update

Water deliveries totaling close to 100,000 gallons have been made to 74 Mariposa households through a statefunded, county program administered by Self-Help Enterprises to assist residents with water wells that have gone dry.  More...

Local News

Workshop looks at entering horticulture in Mariposa Fair

Coelho discusses winning entries

Mariposa County Master Gardeners will host a class on how to have a winning entry in floriculture at the Mariposa County Fair, scheduled for Sept. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

July 20 • A petty theft report was taken on Lake Hill Road in Coulterville. • A resident on Ben Hur Road called to report a dead turkey. • A mountain lion sighting was received from Peg Leg Road. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

July 27 to August 2

EMS - 5 Fire - 2 Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision - 4   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William (Bill) Perry

William (Bill) Perry, 66, a 47-year resident of Mariposa County, left this world with his family by his side at his home in Mariposa on July 28, 2015 after several lengthy illnesses.  He was born in Fresno to Susan and Rex Perry and was the youn More...

Billy Frank (Bill) Stewart

Former Mariposa resident Bill Stewart passed away peacefully and with loved ones present on July 28, 2015, in Medford, Oregon. He was 85 years old.  Bill was born in Merced on Dec. 14, 1929. More...

In Memoriam

In memoriam of Morgan William Troy, July 26, 1975 - May 18, 2003. Happy birthday to our son and brother. We surely miss your laughter and your music.  Mama, James, Joe and Aaron   More...

Thieves drain museum of precious H2O

Drought Sparks Water Theft

When Ron Loya was volunteering at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Tuesday, July 28, he was surprised to get a visit from an employee of the Mariposa Public Utility District.  That utility district employee had bad news for the museum&m More...

Visitors collide on Highway 140

Emergency responders to a head-on collision Friday afternoon on Highway 140 at Briceburg move a patient from the scene of the wreck to a waiting air ambulance in the parking lot adjacent to the Brice More...

Wood’s creations have flavored the fair for years

She will have more than 100 items entered

For the past 40 years, one person has been a constant at the Mariposa County Fair.  That familiar face belongs to Merle Wood, a Mariposa resident who has entered thousands of items during her 40 years in Mariposa County. More...

Smoke from Willow Fire monitored by county

Three portable air quality monitoring devices were deployed in Mariposa County early last week to provide the county environmental health department with data on pollution caused by smoke from the Willow Fire southeast of Bass Lake.  More...

Commentary

Our View

Recusal Is a Matter of Integrity

In the recent voting by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on requiring additional regulatory requirements on mining operations within the borders of Mariposa County through the requirement of conditional use permits, District III Supervisor Ma More...

Letters

Hiker appreciates rescuers

On July 28, I found myself in a bad situation in the mountains above El Portal. I had hiked down a steep ridge on the south side of the Merced River canyon and upon my ascent, I ran into trouble. More...

Smallcombe should have recused herself on mining issue

To all board of supervisor (BOS) members: There is no question in my mind that Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe should recuse herself from the mining (CUP) issue. More...

We need to distance ourselves from Muslims

We are being sold off by the White House, a preponderance of inappropriate education, the liberal media, along with a significant segment of a self-absorbed uninterested public, to the extent that as Americans we fail to realize we need to distance o More...

Sports

Volleyball tryouts for MCHS are scheduled

Mariposa County High School volleyball tryouts will be held on Aug. 12 to 14 at the Loyd Hobby Gymnasium at the high school.  Varsity tryouts are from 8 to 10:30 a.m. More...

Spiker tryouts for girls are slated

Volleyball tryouts for girls in grades sixth through eighth will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 12 and Thursday, Aug. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the old middle school, 5171 Silva Road.  More...

Inside Education

Mariposa FFA officers attend Santa Cruz retreat

The Mariposa FFA officers recently spent a week in Santa Cruz working together as a team, preparing for the upcoming school year.  There are seven FFA officers this year.  The FFA team will also include three agriculture teachers, including More...

New ag teacher at MCHS

Mariposa County High School has a new agriculture teacher, Garret Rowley. He has an extensive background in agriculture mechanics, FFA and leadership. More...

Merced College enrollment is now open

Students wishing to enroll for fall semester classes at Merced College will have a unique opportunity to complete the registration process with the convenience of “one-stop shopping.”  The Extreme Registration event will be held on S More...

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