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More than 2 inches of rain falls in Mariposa area  Free Access 

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, 1:50 p.m. - The winter-type storm that passed through Mariposa starting Sunday night brought more than two inches of rain to the area, and up to three inches in some parts of the county. More...

Fire restrictions lifted on BLM lands  Free Access 

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, 3:50 p.m. - Effective today, the Bureau of Land Management is lifting fire restrictions on public lands managed by the Mother Lode Field Office. More...

Grizzlies outgunned by Ripon Christian 27-8  Free Access 

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, 12:45 p.m. More...

Fire restrictions lifted at Yosemite  Free Access 

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, 10:35 a.m. - Yosemite National Park has lifted the fire restrictions in the Park. More...

‘R-Strong 2233’

Deputy Rudy Mirelez, flanked by his wife Christine and Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies, addressed the audience and board members at Tuesday’s supervisors’ meeting in the government More...

Tests illustrate Common Core implementation causing issues

Loss of funding, new curriculum affects teaching

Common Core was a big change for schools all across the nation, and Mariposa County was no different.  Whether Common Core, a government mandated public education process, is loved or despised, it’s here to stay. More...

Two guests at motel arrested after allegedly causing fire

Woman on ‘black list’ charged with boyfriend

Two Mariposa residents are facing a slew of charges after being arrested Oct. More...

Local News

‘The Goldman Project’ will take the stage in amphitheater

Play looks at the Holocaust

The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Theatre Alliance and Merced Community College Community Services are presenting “The Goldman Project,” on Nov. 6, 7, 8, 12, and 13 at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheater.  More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Oct. 19 • A call reporting suspicious circumstances on Triangle Road resulted in an arrest. • Theft of a laptop was reported from Highway 140. • A raccoon versus canine incident was reported in Mariposa. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

Oct. 19 to Oct. 25  EMS - 5 Fire - 1 Public Assist - 2 Auto Collision - 0   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Margery May Odgers DeLaMare

Margery May Odgers DeLaMare was born Jan. 19, 1916 in Nevada City to Harry and Genevieve Odgers. She passed away peacefully Oct. 19, 2015 in Mariposa, at her daughter’s home, with family by her side.  More...

Elizabeth “Betty” Brett Evans

Betty Evans was born Oct. 22, 1924 in Washington, D.C. and died Oct. 24,  2015, aged 91, in Mariposa, where she had lived since 1958.  Her parents were Brig. Gen. Sereno E. Brett and 2nd Lt. Elizabeth March Brett. She grew up on U.S. More...

Merrill (Bill) Eugene Medinas

Merrill (Bill) Eugene Medinas passed away at home Wednesday,  Oct. 21, 2015.  More...

Inside Education

Girls learn about careers at ‘Dinner with a Scientist’

UC Merced event draws 55 students

On Sept. 30, 55 female students from Mariposa County High School traveled to UC Merced to participate in the third annual Dinner with a Scientist event.  More...

Massive red ribbon formed

On Friday, Oct. 23, the students at Mariposa Elementary School all gathered in the field at Mariposa County High School to have their picture taken. More...

Pancakes, flea market support Grizzly Band

Mariposa County High School Band Boosters is holding a pancake breakfast and flea market Friday, Nov. 6 from 7 to 11 a.m. and Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 to 11 a.m. More...

Doctor Rose named County's medical doctor  Free Access 

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, 4 p.m. - Dr. Robert J. Rose, a local physician, has agreed to provide medical services through the County’s Health Clinic beginning October 29, 2015. More...

Yosemite Park lowers entrance fee  Free Access 

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, 2:45 p.m. - Yosemite National Park’s entrance fee has been reduced to $25 for a seven-day pass for private vehicles from November through March. More...

Five students stabbed at UC Merced on Wednesday  Free Access 

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, 11:10 a.m. - MERCED — Five students were injured and a suspect is dead after a stabbing incident on the University of California, Merced, campus this morning (Nov. 4). More...

MCHS volleyball team wins Southern League title  Free Access 

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, 8:10 a.m. - The host Lady Grizzlies defeated Orestimba 3-0 on Monday to win at least a share of the Southern League championship. More...

MCHS spikers can clinch share of title tonight  Free Access 

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, 2:20 p.m. - The Lady Grizzlies can clinch at least a share of the Southern League championship when they host Orestimba tonight. More...

Area sees first significant storm of the season  Free Access 

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, 12:15 p.m. - The storm that is bringing rain to Mariposa County is likely to last through Monday night and into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. More...

Lady Grizzlies thrash Delhi 3-0  Free Access 

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, 11:05 a.m. - The Mariposa County High School volleyball team took another step toward a Southern League championship after defeating pesky Delhi 3-0 on Oct. 29 in Mariposa. More...

Elementary students will be in Halloween parade.  Free Access 

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, 4 p.m. - Friday morning, Oct. 30, students from Mariposa Elementary School will participate in a Halloween parade. More...

Hornitos tradition honors All Souls’

Once a year, on Nov. 2 in Hornitos, a procession of people holding candles winds its way up a hill toward St. More...

Midpines family embraces a homesteading lifestyle

Sparks family grows nearly all of its food

The Sparks family of Midpines is living what city folks might call an unconventional lifestyle, but people from farming and ranching backgrounds would tell you there is nothing unconventional about it.  The Sparks, Tim, Danielle and son John Mic More...

Dr. Ryder resigns post, County seeks replacement

Dr. Robert Ryder resigned his position as Mariposa County’s public health officer Oct. 16, and has been replaced on an interim basis by Dr. More...

Commentary

It’s scary season again

California Commentary

For many the real scare this time of year is not the monsters at our doors on Halloween but the property tax bill in the mail box.   More...

Letters

Brown may seek new tax increases on 2016 ballot

California lawmakers have left Gov. Jerry Brown in the lurch.  That was Brown’s judgment of the Legislature’s performance, which has left his administration with substantial unfinished business heading into the election year. More...

Drought, what drought?

Being in the middle of a record drought, it strikes me as odd that the huge lawn around the Mariposa Courthouse is so lush and green.  Don Melcher   More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

The third annual CoyoteFest was held Sept. 26 in Coulterville.  More...

Card of Thanks

On behalf of CASA of Mariposa County, we would like to thank the volunteers, sponsors, partners, community members and organizations who supported and/or attended CASA’s fourth annual “Night of the Child” fundraiser event. More...

Card of Thanks

Infant/Child Enrichment Services, Inc. (ICES) would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in the 26th annual Children’s Fair on Sept. 26. The event was a funfilled day for approximately 125 children and their families.  More...

Sports

Grizzlies clawed by Gustine, 47-12

Undefeated Redskins stay perfect

The undefeated Gustine Redskins (8-0) showed why they haven’t lost a game Friday when they whipped visiting Mariposa 47-12.  The Redskins outgained the Grizzlies 518 yards to 353.  More...

Mariposa spikers send RC, Waterford packing

Coach Debbie Leonard and her Mariposa County High School volleyball squad are on a tear, defeating Waterford and Ripon Christian.  The Lady Grizzlies pushed their Southern League record to 9-1 after beating Waterford 3-0 on Oct. More...

Robertson flips out

Robert Robertson of the Mariposa County High School soccer team executes a flip throw against Ripon Christian on Oct. 20 at Mariposa County High School. The Grizzlies lost 2-1. More...

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