January 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Referendum challange against CUP on mining fails  Free Access 

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, 10:50 a.m. - The referendum petition against Mariposa County Resolution No. 2015-543, the conditional use permit on mining, has failed, according to Keith Williams, Mariposa County treasurer/tax collector/clerk. More...

Delaware North employees will have to re-apply for jobs with Aramark

Employees of Delaware North at Yosemite National Park will have to reapply for their jobs as the transition to Aramark draws closer. More...

String of storms line up in Pacific

Mariposa County saw a procession of storms march through the area this week, but is it the El Niño that’s bringing them, or is it just a normal pattern of wet winter weather?  That depends.  The storm that came in on Tuesday was a war More...

Local News

Soroptimist readies for tea and fashion show

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is hosting the Elegant Dress Closet Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, Jan. 23 from noon to 2 p.m. More...

Vehicle donations help local Habitat

To start the new year, or anytime is a good time for donations, and donating a vehicle to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County can help residents.  Vehicle donations to charities are tax deductible.  For more information, call the Habit More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Dec. 28 • A call from El Portal reported an injured bird. • Livestock was in the roadway on Greeley Hill Road. • A physical domestic dispute was reported on Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. More...

Milestones

Resolution

Lodge No. More...

Card of Thanks

I would like to thank everyone who participated in and contributed to the first Field of Service Past & Present event that was held at the Mariposa Museum & History Center during Veterans Week. More...

Marriage is focus of course

Mariposa Assembly of God has begun a marriage enrichment course on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m.  “The Story of Marriage” is a video series with John and Lisa Bevere. More...

Sports

Grizzlies gig Bullfrogs in non-league clash

Three MCHS players hit for double figures

Dalton Rockwood’s 20 points led the Mariposa County High School boys’ basketball team to a 60-57 win over visiting Bret Harte on Jan. 2. More...

Lady Grizzlies nip pesky Bret Harte

Dubberke, Appling lead MCHS for win

Visiting Bret Harte was like a bad uncle who wouldn’t leave a holiday gathering without a good squabble. But the Mariposa girls basketball squad finally finished off the pesky Lady Bullfrogs, 37-35, on Jan. 2. More...

Man in stolen truck gets away from deputies  Free Access 

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, 12:20 p.m. The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office received a BOL (Be-On-the-Lookout) Jan. 12 at 1:35 a.m. for a stolen vehicle out of Merced County that was being tracked, using On Star, into Mariposa County. More...

Highway 140 re-opened into Yosemite after rockfall  Free Access 

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - The El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140) in Yosemite National Park re-opened at 6 p.m. Saturday to all vehicular traffic. More...

New rock slide near Yosemite closes entrance  Free Access 

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, 10:25 a.m. - A rockfall Thursday has closed Highway 140 from the Yosemite National Park boundary in El Portal to the junction of Big Oak Flat Road, which is Highway 120. More...

‘Drug driving’ spikes in 2015 crime stats

Most categories remain stagnant, some decrease

Most categories in the County’s preliminary 2015 crime statistics report released Monday by Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies saw no significant increase, except for driving under the influence, which more than doubled. More...

Business owners report brisk sales for holidays

Snow helped bring tourists; locals’ buying helped out

Businesses around Mariposa County reported healthy holiday sales.  “Business is great, fantastic,” said Seth Mayer, operations manager at Badger Pass Ski Area near Yosemite.  “The snow is great. More...

Good news in snowpack: above normal water content

El Niño still poised to impact state

Some good news about the Sierra Nevada snowpack came last week.  The California Department of Water Resources did the first manual snow survey Dec. More...

Commentary

A clear and present danger to Proposition 13

California Commentary

The attacks on Proposition 13 began within a few days after its overwhelming passage by California voters on June 6, 1978. More...

Letters

Above the law

As it stands today, the Clintons appear to be totally galvanized from any and all prosecution, therefore making them essentially above the law.  The State Department and the Office of the Attorney General is on the current administration’s More...

Sending the wrong message

Two months ago in our community, a person was arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a minor.  More...

It’s just not fair

It is just not fair that the “more intelligent” intellectually elite are so morally superior to the lesser “incompetent” mortals who must struggle through life depending on experience and common sense as a guide to decision-ma More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Betty Jean Peterson Harney

Betty Jean Peterson Harney passed away Dec. 22, 2015 in a  Tonasket, Wash. hospital.  By her side was daughter Vonnie, sons Bill, John and Robert and nephew Steve Buous, and friend  Kathy.  More...

John Rust Herring

John Herring passed away Dec. 25 in Modesto. John was born Aug. 5, 1931, in Los Angeles to parents Cecil and Ethel Herring. More...

Louis Verne Hurlbut

Verne was born in Lemoore on  April 6, 1919 and died Jan. 1, 2016.  He retired to Mariposa in 1979 and enjoyed an active retirement with Laguna, his wife of 58 years.  She died in 2003.  More...

Inside Education

Yosemite National Park gives out 1,000 free passes to fourth-graders

Yosemite National Park has distributed approximately 1,000 free Park passes to fourth- grade students through the “Every Kid in a Park” program. More...

Yosemite School hosts speakeasy

Yosemite National Park Valley School is hosting the second annual The Ahwahnee hotel speakeasy event Jan. 9. The evening includes a night of music and fun, all while supporting local children. More...

Student Loan Association seeks funds

Mariposa County Student Loan Association was founded March 5, 1953. The main purpose of the program is to encourage youth in the community to continue their education. More...

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