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CHP investigating head-on collision

Drugs or alcohol considered ‘factor’ in wreck

Drugs or alcohol may have been a factor in a head-on collision last week that sent three people to the hospital with serious injuries.  According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 3:38 p.m., on Friday, May 13, a 2007 Chevy Silverado be More...

CAL FIRE issues burning rules for elevations below 1,500 feet

New burning rules have been enacted for Mariposa County.  According to CAL FIRE officials, burning below 1,500 feet in the County can take place only between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. More...

Local News

Local Habitat group only one of 14 in nation to receive grant

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County has received a Capacity Building Coaching Grant from Habitat International for 2016.  Only 14 affiliates throughout the nation were awarded this grant which is specifically for small, rural affiliates.&nbs More...

County students dominate essay contest for Law Day

The top three winners in the recent Yosemite Law Day Essay Contest were from Mariposa County.  The winner was Lily Lesley from Greeley Hill Elementary. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

May 9 - May 15

EMS - 7 Fires - 5 Public Assists - 5 Auto Collisions - 2   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Rhonda Wagner-Spaulding

Rhonda Wagner-Spaulding was born Dec. 17, 1964, in Oakland, Calif. She sadly left us on May 6, 2016. Rhonda was a 1984 Mariposa County High School graduate. More...

Gerald Oswald

On May 3, 2016, the Lord Jesus took Gerald “Jerry” Robert Oswald home.  Jerry was born Oct. More...

Tammy Lawhon

Tammy Lynn Lawhon was born in Mariposa on Dec. 11, 1970, to  Tim Myers and Beverly (Bolton)  Myers. More...

Inside Education

Merced College announces 53rd commencement exercises

Merced College will award more than 1,499 degrees and certificates to students graduating during the current 2015-2016 academic year. More...

FFA honors students, holds annual awards banquet

The Mariposa FFA held their annual awards banquet on Wednesday, May 11 to honor student achievement in the agriculture pathway, community support and pass out scholarships. More...

Lunch while learning

The Academic Booster Club's last Career Lunch for the 2015-16 year featured Aramark Senior Human Resources Manager Joe Rabon. More...

RUDY’S ROAD TO RECOVERY

Deputy nearly killed by gunfire now cleared for light duty

For Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rudy Mirelez, Oct. More...

Parents’ emotions flair over planned move by district

Mariposa County Unified School District is changing the way one of its programs is set up, and some parents and teachers are pushing back. More...

Cathey’s Valley man dies in Monday crash

A Cathey’s Valley man was killed in a single car crash on Monday. According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 4 p.m, an 83-year-old male was driving a 2002 Toyota east on Highway 140 east of Hummingbird Lane. More...

Everyone invited to attend Relay for Life on Saturday

Are you ready to Relay? If so, this weekend is your chance. The annual Mariposa Relay for Life will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and go for 24 hours until Sunday morning. The event will take place at the upper fields at Mariposa County High School. More...

Commentary

Budget Primer for California Citizen Taxpayers

California Commentary

Average taxpayers in California are probably aware that the state budget was in the news again over the weekend. More...

Letters

Read book to learn about lions

I know there are people who are concerned about the danger of mountain lions.  I would recommend a soon-to-be-released book by a local author Beth Pratt-Bergstrom called "When Mountain Lions are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working it out in C More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

The annual Mariposa County Farm Bureau Rib Dinner in Hornitos was a remarkable success! More...

Card of Thanks

Mountain Crisis Services and the Alliance for Community Transformations would like to thank the Mariposa community for participating in Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.  More...

Card of Thanks

“It takes a village.” So true here in Mariposa! Our great community pulled together and helped a small team host a very big event. The Special Olympics Regional Track Meet was a huge success. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 5/25/2016 10:47 AM

MCHS baseball advances to section final  Free Access 

There comes a time in nearly every team's season where the team is required to step up with its back against the wall.   More...

Grizzlies gutting it out

MCHS track athletes battle injuries at Southern League Finals

Big time competition brings the best out in athletes, and such was the case at the Southern League track finals on Friday, May 13 at Merced College. More...

Ellis savors chance to coach golf with brother

Talk to Dan Ellis about his younger brother, Jeff Ellis, and the emotions start pouring out.  Dan, 59, head coach of the Mariposa County High School golf team, grew up as best friends with Jeff, 57. More...

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