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Lady Grizzly hoopsters smash Delhi 51-29  Free Access 

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2015, 2:40 p.m. - The Lady Grizzly basketball team traveled to Delhi and defeated the Lady Hawks 51-29 Monday night. More...

Evidence points to NPS blunder

Issue fuels public outrage at decision Changing iconic Yosemite Park names

There are no innocent parties in the debacle that saw iconic names in Yosemite National Park changed abruptly last week.  While many people are pointing fingers at Delaware North Companies Yosemite for being money-hungry, a large part of the fau More...

Park Service, Delaware North at odds over truth

The National Park Service and Delaware North don’t see eye-to-eye on Yosemite’s names and who owns them.  That’s why they are currently in court fighting it out over who owns the names Curry Village, Badger Pass, Ahwahnee and o More...

Local News

Artist and Iraq veteran Cameron gives workshop

Papermaking is focus of Feb. 12 event

The Mariposa County Arts Council is hosting artist and Iraq veteran Drew Cameron for a public art talk and papermaking workshop. The art talk will be held Feb. More...

Butterfly Festival sets dates for 2016

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival will run from April 29 to May 1.  Included in this year’s festival will be Little Miss Butterfly Contest, a parade, an art and artisan show, chalk art festival, live music, free entertainment, a butterfly ha More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Jan. 11 • A caller from Windy Hollow Road reported a prowler. • A physical domestic dispute occurred on Cobey Lane. • A dead llama was reported from Triangle Park Road. • The Vault on Highway 140 reported illegal dumping. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Writers meet every Thursday   The Mariposa Writers meet every Thursday at 1 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Sharon Kay Coats

Sharon Kay Coats, 59, of Mariposa, passed away Jan. 14, 2016.  She was born to Virgil and Jeanne  Buchanan. She enjoyed gold panning, gardening, rock collecting and beading  She loved spending time with her friends and family. More...

Scott Arthur Weigle

Scott Arthur Weigle passed away Jan. 11, 2016. He was born Sept. 20, 1954, in San Jose, to Theodore and Margaret Weigle. He began his jewelry business in 1976 in the Bay Area and brought his family and jewelry store services to Mariposa in 1997. More...

Steven (Shewy) Shewchuck

Steven (Shewy) Shewchuck passed away Dec. More...

Inside Education

Author visits MES

Dianne Maroney, author of “Imagine” and founder of the Imagine Project, recently visited Mariposa Elementary School. More...

New listening stations

Yosemite Valley School primary students are shown completely engrossed in a new listening station at the school’s literacy center. More...

Watershed Council sponsors scholarships

The UC Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Preserve, the Merced County UC Cooperative Extension Office, and the Upper Merced River Watershed Council are sponsoring the California Naturalist Program at UC Merced from Feb. More...

Amended DNCY lawsuit shines light on Park Service's intentions  Free Access 

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:33p.m. More...

Woman honored by board for saving three-year-old  Free Access 

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, 9:05 a.m. - Katrina Stone was recognized by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 26 after rescuing a three-year-old girl in the Jerseydale area in December. More...

Auto crash sends two to hospital  Free Access 

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, 815 a.m. - An automobile accident Tuesday, Jan. 19, on Highway 132 near La Grange sent two teens, one from Mariposa, to area hospitals with major injuries. More...

Stressed trees get no relief from recent rains

More will die before change is seen

The El Niño-fueled storms that have dropped rain and snow in Mariposa County are good news, but pines being devastated by bark beetles are still dying.  “Once the bugs have infested the trees, there’s pretty much no recourse,” More...

Rainfall totals up, but not all is due to El Niño

A string of storms, fueled by a long-promised El Niño, brought rain and snow this week to Mariposa County. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service have said this appearance of the El Niño is the strongest one to hit California since 1950. More...

Commentary

Be careful what you sign

California Commentary

Armed with a clipboard and a smile, they stand on the sidewalk in front of popular stores and public buildings. “Want to support schools?” or “Do you want to end poverty?” they call out to passersby. More...

Letters

Butterflies plus bears equals bucks

As a new owner of a small bed and breakfast on Highway 140 at the entrance to Yosemite National Park, back in 2011, I became aware of the “Economic Vitality and Strategy and Implementation Plan for Mariposa County,” and read it thoroughly More...

Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf?

Who is afraid of the big bad wolf? Mariposans should be.  More...

Transcending the big, bad wolf

CONTRIBUTED BY Anthony J. Giordano, M.S., Ph.D. SCIENTIST   In the history of western civilization, no animal has been as systematically vilified as the wolf. More...

Milestones

In Memoriam

A celebration of life for Ralph Walker will be held Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 4991 6th St. in Mariposa.   More...

Jewish ethics are focus of seminar

The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) will be holding a seminar, titled “Jewish Ethics: An Exploration of Our Tradition’s Values,” on Sunday, Feb. More...

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa County Business Association (MCBA) would like to thank Coast Hardware- Do It Best and Foster Ace Hardware for donating Christmas bows for the downtown decorations this year. More...

Sports

MCHS nearly tops century mark in win

Noah Nunes of the Mariposa County High School varsity basketball squad leads a fast break against Le Grand during the Grizzlies’ 94-60 victory Jan. 15 at Loyd Hobby Gymnasium. More...

Grizzlies stay undefeated on the mat by dispatching Orestimba

Mariposa County High School’s wrestling team continued its dominance in the Southern League by destroying Orestimba 62-18 on Jan. More...

Soroptimist donates to MCHS softball

Penny Long, assistant coach for the Mariposa County High School softball team, is shown here receiving a donation from Pat Perry, representing Soroptimist International of Mariposa. More...

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