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Tenaya Fire growing in Yosemite  Free Access 

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 - 11:48 a.m. - A 500-acre fire burning in Yosemite National Park is being fought by firefighters. The Tenaya Fire began on the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 7, and is very visible from all locations within the Park. More...

Felony charge filed against MCUSD special ed aide

District admin. unaware of aide’s legal woe

An employee of the Mariposa County Unified School District has been working for the district more than one month after a felony criminal charge was filed against her by the Mariposa County District Attorney’s Office.  More...

North County warrants yield guns and weed

Last Thursday, deputies and detectives from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, along with officers from the Mariposa County Probation Department and Yosemite National Park Special Response Team, investigated an illegal marijuana growing ring More...

Local News

Workshop helps with rainwater harvesting

Master Gardeners host free event

According to various reliable Web sites, Mariposa’s average rainfall over the last 30 years has been 31 to 33 inches per year, depending on the source.  That’s a lot of water that could be captured and used during the drought that is More...

CDFW holds free fishing day on Sept. 5

No license is needed

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites all Californians to celebrate the end of summer by going fishing.  More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

Aug. 24 to Aug. 30  EMS – 4 Fire – 2 Public Assist - 0 Auto Collision - 4   More...

Datebook

Datebook

Aglow is on Friday   The Aglow prayer group meets the fourth Friday of each month.  This month’s gathering happens at 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert (Robbie) Graham

Robert (Robbie) Graham, 82, a longtime resident of Mariposa, passed away on Aug. More...

Vetrice Goins

On Aug. 26, 2015, Vetrice went home to be with our Lord. She was 101 years young.  She was born on Jan. More...

Jim Thun

Jim Thun of “Thun’s Happy Acre Family” in Greeley Hill went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 12, 2015. More...

Inside Education

Yosemite students bond

Yosemite Valley Elementary School students in grades third through seventh recently took part in a corporate bonding exercise. The students used the activity to build on the four Cs of Common Core. More...

Greeley Hill enrollment exceeds projection

Additional staff required

Attendance at Greeley Hill School has exceeded the original estimate of an enrollment of 60 students, requiring the Mariposa County Unified School District board of trustees to add additional staffing at the school.  More...

Leonard lands on Dean’s List

Carissa Leonard, a student at Arizona State University, was nominated to the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers Dean’s List during the spring 2015 semester.   More...

Accident details released  Free Access 

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 9:40 a.m. -Yesterday afternoon's vehicle accident that ignited a small wildland fire at the base of Spring Hill on Highway 49 South was caused by a single vehicle. More...

Agencies issue foul air warnings  Free Access 

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 - 12:14 p.m. More...

Fair will honor Parker with Blue Ribbon Award

Native American receives award on Friday at noon

For many years, Julia Parker has quietly worked on her baskets during the Mariposa County Fair, showing fairgoers how the ancient craft of basket weaving was done by her Native American forebears.  This year, she will again be at the fair, but i More...

County approves budget; sheriff lands extra deputy

Tourism Bureau gets $600,000

For four days at the end of August, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors haggled over and discussed the budget that will be used to run the county during the 2015-16 year.  That general fund budget works out to $52,371,000.  “I th More...

Letters

Unique names for his pigs

Hello, my name is Carson Arebalo. This is my fifth year showing at the Mariposa County Fair. I am an independent exhibitor.  This year, I have three pigs. They are all crossbred gilts. My first pig’s name is Fat Amy. More...

Her 4-H project is a steer

Hi, my name is Khily Brower.  I am 11 years old and I am in the sixth grade. I love to play softball and being in 4-H. I am in the Hornitos 4-H Club. This is my third year in the beef project. More...

Hog is very talkative

My name is August Dormer and I am a freshman at Mariposa County High School.  This is my fourth year showing swine at the fair. More...

Milestones

BIRTH ANNOUNCMENT

Amelia Lynn Guenthart was welcomed into the world by her mother, Jessica, on Aug. 4, 2015. She was 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 20 and-a-half inches long. More...

Sports

Summerville drills Grizzlies, 70-44  Free Access 

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 - 9:07 - Mariposa dropped its 2015 football opener to Summerville last night on the Bears' home gridiron, 70-44. More...

Grizzlies tackle Bears tonight in season opener

Mariposa’s Grizzlies will take on Summerville’s Bears tonight in Tuolumne City to open their 2015 gridiron campaign.  Head coach Ryan Oliphant likes what he sees on this year’s young roster, but with just four home games on thi More...

Lady Grizzlies claim top slot in tournament

First place in bronze division

Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly varsity volleyball team earned first place in the bronze division of the fifth annual Dig-In Volleyball Tournament on Saturday at Orestimba High School in Newman, and placed third out of 20 competing teams in overall sta More...

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