March 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County getting serious about collection of unreported TOT

Agency hired to track possible violators

Mariposa County is getting serious about collecting taxes from vacation rental property owners. “This is our first serious coordinated attempt,” said Supervisor Kevin Cann. More...

CHP warns of man using spotlights, amber lights on personally-owned car

Man is on state sex offender registry

Local police officials are warning motorists about someone who recently used a spotlight and amber lights in aiding a motorist, giving the appearance he may be a peace officer. More...

Local News

Mariposa woman charged with DUI following recent accident

Two ice-related accidents reported on Highway 49 South last week

A Mariposa woman was charged with felony driving under the influence of alcohol following a wreck last weekend.  According to the California Highway Patrol, Robin Jeanette Brown, 56, was charged with felony DUI on Saturday, Feb. 25.  More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Feb. 20 - Trespassing was investigated on Jones Street. • An arrest was made following a verbal domestic dispute on Coronado Drive in Coulterville. • Petty theft was alleged on Ben Hur Road. More...

‘Pineapple’ unites town of Coulterville

Residents come together, serve roles in production of thriller show

Editor’s note: This is the second of two More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert Curtiss

Robert “Bob” Curtiss passed away in Placerville, Calif., on Jan. 13, 2017, with his family by his side.  More...

Norman Hogan

May 12, 1946 - February 25, 2017

Norman Stanley Hogan was born to William Stanley and Bertha Alice Hogan on May 12, 1946. He was raised with many brothers and sisters. There was always music and a lot of love in that family. More...

In memoriam

Lucille Regina was born on July 10, 1934 in Chicago, Ill., and was sent to a Catholic orphanage.  Lucille’s adopted parents, Nathan and Minnie, came to the United States via Ellis Island in the 1940s.  Nathan opened a physicians pract More...

Inside Education

AAUW high school speech contest nets winner

Mariposa County High School student, Hannah Swiecki, earned first place and $150 in the 2017 “Speech Trek” contest hosted by AAUW (American Association of University Women).  More...

Interact Club students find pen pals overseas

Students at Mariposa County High School are hoping to become friends with students from across the world. The Rotary Interact Club at MCHS is a service organization that focuses on doing projects at international, community and school levels. More...

MCUSD bus drivers are sought

Mariposa County Unified School District is recruiting school bus drivers. More...

Two main highways into Yosemite remain closed

Highway 140 through Mariposa now the only access

Though recent rain has been beneficial in many ways to this region, there are also the pitfalls. More...

Hertz will be remembered as legendary figure in Mariposa sports landscape

Mariposa has lost a sports legend.  With the passing of Diana Hertz (April 28, 1941 to Feb. 2, 2017), Mariposa lost one of the most influential supporters of female athletics in the community’s history.  More...

Arts council offering wide variety of exhibits, shows

Final Storytelling Festival scheduled next week

It doesn’t take long to realize Cara Goger loves her job.  Goger is the executive director of the Mariposa County Arts Council — and she couldn’t be happier.  “This is my hometown and this is a field I love,” s More...

Letters

Criminal acts cannot be tolerated

Editor,  An affront to all Mariposans occurred Feb. 21 at the Rep. Tom McClintock town hall meeting at our fairgrounds: The tires of four participants were slashed by vandals.  More...

Appreciates McClintock’s candor

Editor,  I attended the town hall meeting with Congressman Tom McClintock this evening.  Although I was the last person in line, I was informed that I would not be able to ask my question. More...

Thanks to everyone who helped

Editor,  We are four students who attend Mariposa County High School that would like to publicly thank the Mariposa Rotary Club for providing us the opportunity to attend the annual session of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp.  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Spring garden tour scheduled A spring garden tour will take place in Mariposa County. The Mariposa County Master Gardeners will host the tour, set for April 1. It will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

Milestones

Radonic honored by DAR for citizenship

A Mariposa County High School senior was recently honored for her citizenship.  Lydia Radonic was honored with a Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award.  She was presented the award by Regent Karen Theofanides of the Merced More...

Senior project

From left, Mariposa FFA members Collin Billings and Cole Sjostrom, accompanied by their mentor and advisor, Garret Rowley, presented their Mariposa County High School senior project proposal to the M More...

QB Club fundraiser set

The Mariposa Grizzlies Quarterback Club will hold a fundraiser at Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe from March 10-11.  Steve’s is located at 3441 Woodland Drive in Mariposa.  More...

Sports

Why worry? MCHS girls breeze past Vacaville Christian behind Dubberke

Boys see hope of repeating as section champions dashed in opening playoff game

Trace DeSandres needn’t have worried. Coach DeSandres admitted he was worried about the matchup with Vacaville Christian in the opening game of the playoffs for his Mariposa County High School girls basketball team. More...

MCHS girls soccer bows out in opener

The Mariposa County High School girls soccer team went into the playoffs as underdogs.  On Wednesday, Feb. More...

Winter soccer draws mixed reactions from coaches, players alike

Winter soccer.  It almost seems counterintuitive. But that’s the reality for teams in the Sac-Joaqin Section this school year.  Previously, the set up was much different. More...

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