March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Car smashes fence, tree during wreck

Driver tells authorities his brakes failed, but test of car indicates they were working

A Mariposa man who said his brakes failed ended up hitting a pickup truck and then striking a tree in the downtown area of Mariposa.  More...

Storm damage estimates approaching $1 million

Crews working overtime on repairs

The damage estimates are in — and it’s expensive. Following more than two weeks of rain in February, the infrastructure in Mariposa County took a major hit. More...

Local News

Breaking News - 3/21/2017 8:38 AM

Escapee hooked up in Cathey’s Valley  Free Access 

Deputy makes arrest

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 8.0px; font: 11.0px 'Arno Pro'} An inmate who walked away from the Mt. Bullion Camp has been caught. More...

Your photos

This photo, taken just outside of Mariposa on the way to Midpines, shows “best buddies” Puck, the horse, and Nibbles, the goat. It was taken by reader Eric Munyon. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

March 6 - March 12

• EMS - 3 • Fires - 3 • Public Assists - 1 • Auto Collisions - 1   More...

Milestones

Relay for Life group to participate in Oakhurst

There will be no Relay for Life in Mariposa this year. Instead, local residents are being asked to participate in the Relay for Life of Eastern Madera County. The event will be on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. More...

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank Petretti Construction for the deck they built for our home. We are so grateful for the superior craftsmanship and professionalism and are beyond happy with the finished product. Sincerely,Nora and Isaiah Cole More...

Sports

JV softball team will rely on arm of Heavner

Team also thrives behind timely hitting, nearly takes first place at Jackson tournament

Editor’s note: See next week’s sports section for a preview of the JV baseball team. More...

MCHS swim team dives into season, will compete in WAC

It might not get the attention of sports like baseball and softball, but swimming is offered at Mariposa County High School.  This season will feature three athletes on the team: Patricia Flanagan, Parker Jones and MacKenzie Arnold.  Each g More...

Cheerleading tryouts slated at MCHS, pre-tryout meeting set for March 23

There are opportunities for any incoming or current Mariposa County High School students who are interested in cheering for sports teams, dancing, stunting, or wearing the Grizzly Mascot costume.  More...

Breaking News - 3/21/2017 8:38 AM

Escapee hooked up in Cathey’s Valley  Free Access 

Deputy makes arrest

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 8.0px; font: 11.0px 'Arno Pro'} An inmate who walked away from the Mt. Bullion Camp has been caught. More...

School board to consider ‘safe haven’ status

Many in public voice opinion to board, will be placed on April agenda

Community members came out in numbers to support a safe haven resolution for Mariposa County Unified School District. More...

Tent cabins to be offered at fairgrounds

First project which targets growing revenue at facility

There is a feeling of excitement at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  Crew members at the fairgrounds are busy breaking ground on four 12-foot by 14-foot “tent cabins” or “bungalows” in what is referred to as the RV3 loc More...

Letters

Thanks Hagen for honesty

Editor,  After attending the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting on Feb. More...

What will law and order party do?

Editor,  This is the moment of truth for the party that likes to talk about law and order. What do they do when one of their members is caught lying under oath at his nominations meeting? Do they push for a perjury indictment? More...

Dems feature economic slavery

Editor,  Let us return to the days of the gold rush. Back in the days of John and Jessie Fremont, John’s good fortune enabled the town and county of Mariposa.  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Gold mining open house set   An open house at Fremont Gold Mining is set for Saturday, April 29.  It will be at company headquarters at 7585 Highway 49 North in Bear Valley. The time is 10 a.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Rose Chase

Rose Amalia Costa was born to Joseph and Anna Costa on May 5, 1941. She was the great-granddaughter of local gold rush pioneers.  She died on March 8, 2017.  Rose was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, George L. More...

Lee Taylor

Lee Sweeney Taylor, aka Belva Lee Morton, was born Oct. 1, 1935 in Bakersfield, Calif., to Sam and Imogene Morton and passed away on March 2, 2017 in Stockton, Calif. at the age of 81.  More...

Chesley (Chet) Wass

An open house/celebration of life will be held for Chesley Elgin (Chet) Wass will be on the patio of the Carson Valley Country Club in Gardnerville, Nev., on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 5-6:30 pm.  Chet was born on Feb. More...

Inside Education

MCHS seniors devise project to improve fairgrounds

Collin Billings and Cole Sjostrom are best friends.  They’re also highly motivated students who are going above and beyond, undertaking a rather demanding senior project.  Over the next few months, the two Mariposa County High School More...

Spring Into Art spotlight: Emma Wooding

ABC’s seventh annual event showcasing arts education at Mariposa County High School is taking on a new direction this year.  This year’s “Spring Into Art” is happening Friday, March 24, starting at 7 p.m. More...

Walker earns band student of month

Gail Vanderslik, band director at Mariposa County High School, announced Kaydence Walker as the student of the month for the Grizzly band. Walker is 14 years old and a freshman. More...

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