January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Theater producer looking for performers at Bug Hotel  Free Access 

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, 4:40 p.m. - A theater producer in Merced and will be bringing the 24 Hour Plays to the Yosemite Bug Hostel the first weekend of April. More...

Dead and dying trees cause formidable crisis

Officials struggle with methods to address disaster

An action plan is currently underway on roadway easements to mitigate the dangers associated with dead and dying trees in Mariposa County. More...

Human trafficking is a real danger, even in Mariposa

Human trafficking is usually thought of as happening in more populated counties than Mariposa.  But it does happen here.  That’s part of the reason that the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors proclaimed January as Human Trafficking More...

County’s home sales, prices see a downturn from last year

Mariposa slowly catching up with rest of the state

Bucking a state-wide trend of rebounding home sale prices, Mariposa County instead saw prices go down from last year at the same time.  More...

Local News

Youth art exhibit opens at gallery

The Mariposa County Arts Council is hosting its annual Young Master’s Youth Exhibition, which will run Feb. 4 through Feb. 28.  There will be a public opening reception Feb. 4 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery.  More...

Sierra National Forest holds OHV meeting

The Sierra National Forest will host an open house Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Sierra National Forest Headquarters, 1600 Tollhouse Road in Clovis between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.  More...

St. Joseph’s will host annual sale

St. Joseph’s Ladies’ Guild is sponsoring its annual rummage sale Friday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Billie Irene (Kidwell) Cason

Billie Irene (Kidwell) Cason, age 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at her home in Mariposa. She was born Oct. 9, 1928, in the little town of Midway in Titus County, Texas, to Robert O. and Evie V. More...

John David Conway

John David Conway (Jack), age 77, died in Mariposa on Jan. 22, 2016. Jack passed away peacefully in his sleep from complications brought on by dementia.  Jack was born Feb. 21, 1938 in Oakland. More...

Inside Education

Ski days at Badger Pass

All El Portal Elementary and Yosemite Park High School students recently enjoyed the fresh powder at Badger Pass for the first of their five annual ski days. More...

Lions Club donates

The Mariposa Lions Club became the first organization of the new year to donate to the Mariposa County Student Loan Association. More...

Mariposa FFA picks up awards

Parliamentary procedure season for Mariposa FFA recently kicked off with a contest at Atwater High School. Mariposa had a novice and advanced team participate. More...

Grizzly hoopsters prepare for Senior Night  Free Access 

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, 11:25 a.m. - The Grizzly basketball team traveled to Denair last night (Feb. 2) and whipped the Coyotes 76-36. More...

Lady Grizzlies basketball team wins two  Free Access 

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, 10:15 a.m. - The Lady Grizzly basketball team won two games to start the week off, keeping pace with Orestimba at the top of the Southern League standings. More...

Grizzlies maul Waterford on wrestling mat 57-15  Free Access 

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, 2:35 p.m. - The Mariposa County High School wrestling team destroyed Waterford 57-15 in a Southern League match Jan. 27 before a packed house at Loyd Hobby Gymnasium. More...

County officials seek to regulate vacation rentals

Some proposed changes meet resistance

An information meeting about vacational rentals and proposed amendments to Mariposa County code and policy drew 50 people to the board of supervisors chambers Jan. 21. More...

Letters

Unsafe at any expense

On a quiet residential street in the heart of Mariposa township are several attractive homes, most of them with well-maintained, manicured grounds, some of them with pools and shady patios.  More...

Children need stepping stones

An article on the radio news (by some Eastern Ivy League college) revealed that a child raised in a household where the parents had a balance on their credit card would not reach their full potential as an adult.  More...

Drive safe on mountain roads

On the evening of Jan. 20, between 7 and 8p.m., on my way home to El Portal from Fresno, I pulled over twice to let vehicles get past me. More...

Milestones

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Scott Ewen and Anita Bondshu are proud to announce the arrival of their new baby, Bailee Rae Ewen. She was born Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 at 10:16 p.m., weighed eight pounds and was 20 1/2 inches long. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies dumped by RC

Mariposa still has shot at league title

The Lady Grizzlies lost on the hardwood Jan. 23 to visiting Ripon Christian 47-40 in a non-league matchup last Saturday. Kristen Dubberke led the Lady Grizzlies (4-1 in the Southern League, 14-7 overall) with 16 points and nine rebounds. More...

Come-from-behind victory notched by MCHS hoopsters

Grizzlies win 10th straight

Ripon Christian came into Loyd Hobby Gymnasium on Jan. More...

Grapplers strong at huge tourney

Mariposa County High School’s wrestling team made a strong showing at the 79-team California Invitational Tournament in Morro Bay on Jan. More...

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