October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Gun shop plans raffle for Deputy Rudy Mirelez  Free Access 

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, 3:40 p.m. - The Stage Stop Gun Shop has joined in the effort to help aid the family of Mariposa Sheriff Deputy Rudy Mirelez after he was shot Oct. 1. More...

Alleged shooter of deputy to be arraigned Oct. 13  Free Access 

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, 12:40 p.m. - Brian Ballasch, 35, accused in the shooting of Mariposa County Sheriff's Office Deputy Rudy Mirelez, will be arraigned Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. More...

Grizzlies put leash on Coyotes 26-20 on Friday  Free Access 

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, 10:10 a.m. - The Mariposa County High School football team tripped up host Denair 26-20 Friday night at Denair. More...

Deputy who was shot remains in critical condition  Free Access 

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Gold mining operation in initial stages  Free Access 

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, 1:40 p.m. - California Gold Mining, Inc., is in the initial phase of prospecting for gold on its 3,350 acres about two miles north of Bear Valley. More...

Sheriff's deputy shot after pursuit on Highway 49 S.  Free Access 

8:55 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 - A Mariposa County Sheriff's deputy was shot twice by a suspect, who is in custody. More...

Children's activities highlight ICES event

Andrayah and Tyler Collins make bubbles Saturday at the 26th annual Children's Fair at the Mariposa County Park. The event was sponsored by Infant/Child Enrichment Services, Inc. (ICES). More...

Three out of every four trees in the county at risk this year

Help is available through Fire Safe Council

The U.S. Forest Service recently did a survey of the trees that cover the lower western foothills of the central and southern Sierra.  The result of that survey is staggering, and scary. More...

Despite challenges, business owners are upbeat on tourism

One proprietor says receipts up six percent in ’15

Despite the ongoing drought and smoky conditions experienced from the Rough Fire, business owners in Mariposa said the tourism season this summer was robust.  “It (business) has improved over last year, probably about 6 percent,” sa More...

Local News

Fire Safe Council gets new chipper

Mariposa County Fire Safe Council received a grant from the U.S. Forest Service to continue the removal of hazardous fuel on private properties in the county. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Sept. 21 • Scams were reported from Old Highway North and Terrace View Lane. • A verbal domestic dispute occurred on Shany Creek Road. • Threats were reported from Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

Sept. 21 to Sept. 27  EMS - 8 Fire - 0 Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision - 0   More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank everyone who helped produce and all those who attended the 30th Annual CoyoteFest, held Saturday, Sept 26 in Coulterville.  The attendance was outstanding. We had a wonderful time and the parade was one to remember.  More...

Card of Thanks

Shannon’s Soldiers would like to thank all of the hard-working people and those who gave generous donations that contributed to make the Aug. 1 fundraiser for Shannon Hansen and her family a huge success.  More...

Sports

Grizzlies ‘Land’ first SL victory

Offense erupts in blowout of Wildcats, 48-6

Mariposa County High School jumped all over host Waterford last Friday evening, earning a 48-6 victory.  “It was a good team win. More...

Lady Grizzly spikers drop league match

Mariposa earns win vs. Gustine on Sept. 22

The Lady Grizzlies volleyball team dropped their match at Ripon Christian 3-1 on Sept. 24.  The game scores were 13- 25, 20-25, 25-22 and 18-25.  Isabella Spurlin led the Mariposa offense with 21 assists, three kills and 12 digs.  More...

Golf tournament will raise funds for Summit Christian

Event will be in Ahwahnee

Summit Christian School is hosting a fall golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 24 at Sierra Meadows Country Club in Ahwahnee.  The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start. More...

Football game will be dedicated to Deputy Mirelez  Free Access 

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, 1:20 p.m. - On Friday, Oct. 7, Mariposa County High School is dedicating the home football game against Orestimba to Deputy Rudy Mirelez, who was shot while on duty Oct. 1. More...

Deputies involved in shooting identified  Free Access 

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, 9:25 a.m. - The deputies involved in a shootout last week with suspect Brian Ballasch were identified. More...

Children may have been exposed to whooping cough  Free Access 

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, 2:10 p.m. - Children at Sierra Foothill Charter School and Cathey’s Valley Preschool may have been exposed to whooping cough, according to Mariposa County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Ryder. More...

Deputy Mirelez still in critical condition, improving  Free Access 

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, 3:30 p.m. - The Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputy who was shot Thursday, Oct. 1, is still in critical condition in a Modesto hospital intensive care unit, but is improving daily. More...

Nearly a quarter inch of rain fell Oct. 1  Free Access 

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, 5:10 p.m. - The rainstorm that passed through Mariposa on Thursday, Oct. 1, brought a total of .22 of an inch of rain to the town, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford. More...

Highway 49 South still closed after shooting  Free Access 

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, 4:40 p.m. - According to the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office, Highway 49 South is still closed after a shooting early this morning that involved Mariposa County Sheriff's Office deputies. More...

Deputy shot in traffic stop expected to survive  Free Access 

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Homeowners smacked with huge increases in fire insurance rates

Residents seeing some policies cancelled

Megan Atkinson gets dozens of calls a week from desperate homeowners who are opening their home insurance premiums and seeing rates that are doubling and even tripling.  Unfortunately, Atkinson can’t do anything to help the people. More...

MCCA Home Show, Friends’ flea market on tap Saturday

The Mariposa County Contractors’ Association Outdoor Home and Garden Show will take place Saturday at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. It will open at 9 a.m. More...

Thousands expected to attend Hornitos flea market Sunday

Community preparations are underway for the 29th annual Hornitos Flea Market, scheduled Sunday, Oct. 4 in Hornitos.  Gates will open to the public at 7 a.m. More...

Tough economic times slice golfing at Sierra Meadows

Country club to get facelift over the winter

Sierra Meadows Country Club in Ahwahnee will be closing for winter Oct. 31.  The management will not be re-opening the golf course.  Over the winter, owners will prepare for its re-launch in Spring 2016.  More...

Commentary

Commuters, Travelers and Junketers

California Commentary

According to press reports, Fresno Assemblyman Henry T. Perea is off to Spain to study high-speed rail while accompanied by business and labor representatives. He is being joined by his father, Fresno County Supervisor Henry R. Perea.   More...

Letters

Mariposa residents support Relay for Life

Mariposa, you continue to amaze and inspire us with your enthusiasm and generosity.  More...

Wild pigs destroy ranch property

Wild pigs invaded Long Ranch property last week, causing much destruction by uprooting permanent pasture off Old Highway by the dry pond and destroying what little lawn we still had in our backyard.  Wild pigs are destructive and vicious critter More...

Sheriff’s Office finds stolen tipi

I’d like to thank the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, in a time when some police agencies are receiving negative press.  I’ve been a resident of Greeley Hill since 2004, and feel I’ve been accepted into the community an More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Carolyn Ruth Baldwin Brent

Carolyn Brent, 92, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Mariposa. She was born July 12, 1923, in San Francisco; the only child of Ruth Smilie Adair Robinson and Samuel Harry Robinson. More...

Eleanor (Elly) Carney

On Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, the beloved matriarch, Elly, most affectionately known as Granny, went home to be with the Lord. More...

Inside Education

Yosemite sponsors art, poetry contest

Artwork will be in Ansel Adams Gallery

Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Gallery recently announced the fifth annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest.  More...

Celebrating Constitution Day in Yosemite

Yosemite Valley Elementary School celebrated Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17. More...

Longs donate to student loan group

Mariposa District 3 Supervisor Marshall Long, right, and his wife, Robin Tarvin Long, left, recently donated funds to the Mariposa County Student Loan Association, which was accepted by Tom Phillips, More...

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