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Fiester Auditorium roof being renovated

A legendary section of Mariposa County High School is receiving renovations. The Richard D. Fiester Auditorium, found in the main campus building, is receiving updates to its roof. A new underlay is being laid on the roof section of the auditorium. More...

Citizenship issue forces Chappell to step down from school board position

The excitement revolving around the appointment of a new Mariposa County Unified School District board member has quickly faded.  More...

Local News

Auditions are scheduled for upcoming production

The Mariposa Theatre Alliance, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, is holding auditions for their upcoming production of Arsenic and Old Lace. The audition will be July 18, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. More...

Your photos

Ponderosa Basin resident Leslie Brenner took this photo of a large moth in her garden. She said the body of the moth was a thick as a thumb. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

July 4 - Street racing was reported on East Monte Vista in Oakdale. • There were goat issues on Villarreal Drive in Lake Don Pedro. • Shots were reported fired on Creel Road. • There was a report of fireworks on Highway 49 South. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ralph Wass

Ralph Edwin Wass born to William and Florence Wass on Oct. 20, 1943.  He left this earth to join in God’s promise of eternal life on May 19, 2016 at the age of 72 in the mountains he loves as a resident of Squaw Valley, Calif. More...

Dr. Duncan Laing

Dr. Duncan Thomas Laing, son of Dr. Donald Reid Laing and Patricia Seaver (Thomas) Laing, was born on May 30, 1945 in Pasadena, Calif. He passed away June 4, 2016 in Mariposa, Calif. at the age of 71.  More...

Ronald Menzies

There will be a Celebration of Life and Recognition of Public Service for Ronald Menzies on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. More...

Inside Education

County Probation awards outstanding MCHS seniors

The Mariposa County Probation Department awarded scholarships to the 2016 Mariposa County High School valedictorians.  More...

Kiwanis kiddos graduate from preschool

The Kiwanis Preschool recently met at Mariposa County Park for an end-of the year celebration and graduation ceremony. More...

Grizzly band looks for boost for Hawaii trip

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band Boosters are hosting a Hawaiian Holiday and Texas Hold-em Tournament at the Mariposa Fairgrounds on July 16 at 5:30 p.m. to help raise necessary funds for their performance in Hawaii this December.  More...

Grand jurors chastise County, seek answers

Editor’s note: The Mariposa County Grand Jury recentl More...

Doors slam shut on Mariposa NAPA store

With the click of a deadbolt on Tuesday, Mariposa reverted to a one-horse town — at least in the world of auto parts.  Mariposa’s NAPA Auto Parts Store abruptly closed Tuesday with the arrival of a locksmith and trucks from the Fresn More...

Yosemite West facing major sewage issues

Unique circumstances sometimes call for unique solutions.  The community of Yosemite West in Mariposa County certainly is unique.  And the solution to its current problem remains unknown, at least for a time.  At issue is the sewage tr More...

Letters

Don’t ignore God’s law

Editor,  On June 8, 2016, I was called to meet with a Mariposa elected official and others regarding the issue of the marijuana resolution from the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  More...

Please help us keep the fairgrounds

Editor,  In 2011 the State of California cut funding to all of the California fairs.  In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Mariposa County had large wildfires of which some of those fire camps were staged at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. More...

Guns are necessary in society

Editor,  The recent opinion letter by Mariposa’s “devoted critic” of Congressman Mc- Clintock may have evoked some of her long time memories but it was definitely devoid of the cause and effect of the unrest and insecurity much More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

I want to express my sincerest thank you for your donations to send me to Susan Barton’s week-long seminar on Screening for Dyslexia in Phoenix, Ariz. It was almost six days, each almost 10 hours, chalk full of information about dyslexia. More...

Sports

Highway patrolman helps inspire MCHS track athletes

If you really love a sport, you won’t let age stop you from participating.  At least, that’s the case for Adrian Perez, 40, of Mariposa. More...

Tony Williams named Small School Coach of the Year by CalHiSports

Softball coach Tony Williams has turned the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies into a softball dynasty.  He was recognized for that fact by CalHiSports.com. Williams was named Small School Coach of the Year in late June.  More...

Coaching Grizzlies baseball is a treasured opportunity for Daniels

Daren Daniels just looks like a baseball fanatic.  He’s got a stubbly beard and long hair that sticks out of his baseball cap. More...

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