April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

School board rejects concept of ‘safe haven’

Issue not even voted on because of lack of second

Mariposa County schools will not be designated as “safe havens.” It’s been a heated topic of debate in the County in recent weeks and the decision was reached last Thursday. More...

Mining CEO hopes Fremont Project can be golden for region

More testing set in Bear Valley; hopes are for boon in area jobs

Vishal Gupta has got to be feeling golden. Gupta, the president and CEO of California Gold Mining, Inc., believes a significant amount of gold is located in Mariposa County. Specifically, he believes it is located in the Bear Valley area.  More...

Local News

Home invasion suspect nabbed in Watsonville

A man suspected of aiding in a home invasion robbery in Mt. Bullion was apprehended recently.  Vincent Gutierrez, 33, of Watsonville, was arrested April 5 after being on the run for over a year. More...

Prescription drug disposal day scheduled April 29

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County allowing local residents to return their unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription drugs for safe disposa More...

Your photos

Reader Carol Ream, who lives in Ponderosa Basin, shot this photo of a spider at work. It was working following a heavy rain. More...

Milestones

Jewish community has pair of upcoming events

The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) has scheduled two upcoming events.  One is a “spring cleanup” of the Sonora Hebrew Cemetery followed by a BBQ at a home in Jamestown. More...

Bike-A-Thon scheduled for Sunday in Hornitos

The Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship project has scheduled its annual Bike-A-Thon for this Sunday.  The benefit raises money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. It is open to people of all ages. Persons can bike, walk or run. More...

‘The Redskins’ is now on sale at Mariposa Museum

Chowchilla High School may no longer have “The Redskins” as their team name, but many alumni want to make sure the history behind the name is never forgotten.  More...

Sports

Bizarre play leads to thrilling MCHS diamondmen victory

It wasn’t a common way to win a ball game, but the Mariposa County High School baseball team will take it. More...

Matlock strong, NorCal test awaits

After another successful week, the Mariposa County High School softball team will try to prove itself at the NorCal Classic tournament, one of the more competitive tournaments of the season. They will open the tournament April 20 at 9:30 a.m. More...

Dubberke’s future coach raves about ability

MATT’S MUSINGS

It’s no secret Kirsten Dubberke can make things happen on the basketball court.  Coach Trace DeSandres used the Mariposa County High School senior at just about every spot on the court this past season. More...

MODEM MELTDOWN

Sierra Tel officials say hack of devices led to technological crisis for many local residents

Dependence on technology was on full display last week — and it wasn’t pretty.  “There was no way to know until we started seeing those issues,” said Dan Rule, president of Sierra Tel. More...

County credits firewall for not losing its internet

Officials at Mariposa County dodged a bullet last week when Sierra Tel internet service was lost by many residents and busineses.  Rick Peresan, technical services director for the County, said the County has two connections and that could have More...

Butterfly Festival to take flight in early May

Believe it or not, the annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival is just around the corner.  “We are feeling good about it,” said Jeanetta Phillips, chairman of the event.  The festival, which features a wide variety of activities for More...

Letters

Let the people choose the assessor

Editor,  In the story printed April 6 titled, “Board considers options in filling assessor post,” you write, “however, supervisors were also told that Joseph has indicated he would not run for office in 2018.”  More...

Cancer hits home again

Editor,  This time it is me.  We hear about the terrible diseases that have yet to be cured all year long with fundraisers for this disease and that. More...

Volunteers saved my life

Editor,  The Mariposa County Fire Department volunteers saved my life in 2004, and I support the idea that they should be to ones to choose their own supervisor, not the board of supervisors of Mariposa County.  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Wine, art festival seeks vendors Applications are now being accepted for the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club Art and Wine Festival on the Courthouse lawn. The event will be May 27 from 11.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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Betty Gordo

Betty J. Gordo, 85, a resident of Mariposa County, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2017 at Anberry Rehabilitation Hospital in Atwater, Calif.  She was born on May 5, 1931 in Lompoc, Calif., to the late Vernon H. and Viola K. More...

Virginia Woodson

Virginia Patricia Woodson, 82, died April 11, 2017 in Mariposa.  She was born Aug. 16, 1934 in Santa Cruz, Calif., to Viola and Vern Snyder.  She worked for 26 years as a nurse/ CNA at the Napa Veterans Hospital.  More...

Inside Education

Wheels were goin’ round and round

School bus driving competition held, Tim Burkett named CHP Safe Bus Driver of the Year

There weren’t any cowboys or animals at the rodeo at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds last Friday. That’s because it wasn’t your typical rodeo. It was actually a “roadeo” — a bus driver roadeo. More...

Kids First donates $500

Thanks to a Kids First grant award in the amount of $500, Chelsea Stillwell’s TK/K class at Sierra Foothill Charter School now has new math material and games. More...

Students catch a glimpse of future with drone demo

Students at Mariposa County High School recently received a special visit. But you can be sure the students weren’t tired of the hour “droning” on.  More...

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