October 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

New 211 information and referral system coming  Free Access 

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, 10 :40 a.m. - The county of Merced will launch a 211 information and referral system that will include Mariposa County in its service area. More...

Grizzlies fall to Orestimba on gridiron 49-21  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies lost to Orestimba 49-21 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Friday Night. More...

New airport manager named by board of supervisors  Free Access 

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, 3:20 p.m. - Mariposa/Yosemite Airport has a new manager after the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors signed an agreement Oct. 6 with Airborrn Aviation Services. More...

Deputy Mirelez continues to improve

Alleged shooter held on $5M bail

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...

Citizens committee offers suggestions on future transportation

Key issues id’ed after walking tour

The Citizens Advisory Committee met Sept. More...

Pioneer Market slates fundraiser for deputy

Jason Dubberke, owner of Pioneer Market in Mariposa, has announced that a fundraiser for wounded Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rudy Mirelez and his family will take place at Pioneer Market on Coakley Circle.  More...

Benefit for Deputy Rudy Mirelez scheduled Oct. 24

The Mariposa community is rallying behind Deputy Rudy Mirelez, who was shot Oct.1 on Highway 49 South while making a traffic stop.  The benefit barbecue dinner is planned at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Oct. 24. More...

Local News

New owner of gym ready to help locals with fitness

Kiser offers variety of workouts

Jenni Kiser is a fitness fanatic. She works out every day, teaches others about being healthy and stays as fit as she can.  But Kiser wasn’t always into working out. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Sept. 28 • A suspicious vehicle was at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. • A vandalism report was taken on Highway 140. • A lost wallet was reported from Pioneer Market. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

EMS - 4 Fire - 2 Public Assist - 2 Auto Collision - 0   More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

Hornitos 4-H Club would like to send a huge thank you to the Mariposa Junior Livestock Committee for all their hard work at this year’s 2015 Mariposa County Fair and livestock auction.  More...

Sports

Grizzlies win third straight game by leashing Coyotes

Next on tap is undefeated Orestimba

Mariposa County High School gridders won their third straight game with a 26- 20 victory over Denair on Friday.  “It was a tough battle. I was impressed with Denair. They came back after we got up on them early. More...

MCHS soccer drops two matches

the Grizzlies host Denair on Oct. 13

The young Grizzly soccer squad dropped two matches last week.  On Oct. 1, Mariposa lost to Le Grand 10-1.  The lone score came from Adriann Rodriguez, who got a tap-in off a Leo Kari shot late in the game to break up the shutout.  More...

Lady Grizzlies spike Le Grand, Waterford

Denair next on SL schedule

The Mariposa County High School volleyball team picked up wins against Le Grand on Oct. 1 and Waterford Sept. 29.  “The girls were pumped for Le Grand, and it showed. They played well together. More...

Mariposa's Johnston named Cowboy of the Year  Free Access 

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, 9:25 a.m. - The Madera County Cattlemen’s Association (MCCA) announced Charlie Johnston as the recipient of the Cowboy of the Year. More...

Alleged shooter of deputy in court  Free Access 

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, 9:45 a.m. - Brian Ballasch of Merced, accused of shooting Mariposa County Sheriff's Deputy Rudy Mirelez, pleaded not guilty due to incompetency at the Mariposa County Courthouse on Tuesday. More...

Paving work continues on Highway 49 North  Free Access 

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on Highway 49 North from Highway 140 to Bear Valley Road for paving. More...

Prescribed burns planned for Yosemite  Free Access 

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, 9:20 a.m. - Yosemite National Park Fire Managers are planning a series of prescribed fires in the park. More...

New airport manager named by board of supervisors  Free Access 

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, 3:20 p.m. - Mariposa/Yosemite Airport has a new manager after the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors signed an agreement Oct. 6 with Airborrn Aviation Services. More...

Aramark and Yosemite ink deal; Jensen out at Delaware North  Free Access 

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, 2:05 p.m. - The National Park Service signed a concession contract Oct. 8 with Yosemite Hospitality, LLC, a subsidiary of Aramark, to provide concession services within Yosemite National Park. More...

Gold mining company analyzing potential south of Bear Valley

Core holes being drilled for analysis

California Gold Mining Inc. is in the early stages of drilling core holes to find out if there is enough gold to go forward with plans for a mine on its property a couple of miles south of Bear Valley. More...

Yosemite celebrates its 125th

Crowd beams with joy over local treasure

Around 1,500 people attended Yosemite National Park’s 125th anniversary Oct. 1 at the Park’s Visitor Center.  A drizzle from the clouds couldn’t take away the smiles, energy and pride on the faces of those in attendance.  More...

Commentary

Proposition 13 saves California homeowners

Chicago, Carl Sandburg’s “City of the big shoulders,” is about to find out just how heavy a tax burden homeowners are able to bear. More...

Letters

Students showed class during tragic circumstances

I had the privilege of being a teacher and site administrator in the Mariposa County Unified School District for 20 years and there were many reasons that made my experience wonderful.  More...

Grizzly Band was appreciated at CoyoteFest

It was so nice to see and hear the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band and the color guard at the CoyoteFest parade on Saturday, Sept. 26 in Coulterville.  I would like to have them know that I personally want to say thank you so much. More...

Cancer haters needed

There are no haters in Mariposa. Unless you’re a cancer hater, and then we need your help to make the 2016 American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life a reality.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Clarisa Maria Garza

Clarisa Maria Garza, a long-time resident of Yosemite National Park and Oakhurst, passed away peacefully in her home in Chico on Sept. 7, 2015. More...

Inside Education

Students lauded for core virtues

Sierra Foothill Charter School has adopted curriculum called Core Virtues. With this tool, teachers work with students throughout the month to highlight key intellectual, moral and civic virtues. More...

Flag will fly in honor of Grizzly Band trip

Originally flew at Capitol

The dust may have settled since the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band returned from their recent trip to Washington, D.C., but the memory lives on.  On Oct. More...

SFCS students learn about the flag

On Friday, Sept. More...

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