May 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Swank deal in works

A woman who is accused of embezzling nearly $1 million is now in negotiations with the district attorney’s office for a possible plea deal. More...

Skimmer stings local residents for thousands, probe continues

Pulling out plastic to pay for vehicle fuel is proving to be a risky transaction in Mariposa County.  Last Wednesday a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a report of possible credit card fraud.  More...

Public demands, and gets, retention of doctor

Fears from several community members that Dr. Surinder Sandhu might be leaving his position at John C. Fremont Hospital were put to rest last Wednesday.  More...

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Your photos

Reader Rebecca Mock took this photo a few years ago at her mother’s home in Idlewheels and now she and her husband have retired to Idlewheels. She said they see many butterflies there, too. More...

Three are injured during rollover on Highway 140

One person was seriously injured and two others hurt in a rollover accident near the Merced County line last Friday. More...

Structure fire causes $300,000 in damage

Red Cross is helping displaced family

A fire caused $300,000 damage to a home in Mariposa Pines on Sunday.  According to Mariposa County Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Smith, at 3:34 p.m., the fire was reported at the residence located at 7130 Hites Cove Road.  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Fish & Game swap meet set   Mariposa County Fish & Game will be holding its annual swap meet on June 3.  It will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the F&G clubhouse, 5056 Darrah Road.  Vendor space is now available. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James Johnson

James Heath Johnson, 85, passed away on March 24, 2017.  Jim was born on Sept. More...

Nona Goble

Nona Goble, of Mt. Bullion (the white house on the corner with the beautiful flowers), passed on Saturday, April 29, 2017. More...

James Madding

James Donald Madding, 76, passed away on April 26, 2017.  Jim was born in Madera, Calif. on June 29, 1940. He spent most of his life in the Bay Area and moved to Mariposa in November 2004.  More...

Inside Education

Students use Career Day to set foundation for future

So many people, when they’re young, dream of being an astronaut or the President of the United States.  Maybe some want to be a professional athlete or a TV personality.  As they grow older, those dreams sometimes fade or change. More...

Superintendent Torlakson to visit Mariposa

State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, is making a dedicated visit to Mariposa County Schools.  He will visit four schools across the county on Friday, May 5.  More...

SFCS recognized for high student success

School honored among 1,866 in state

Sierra Foothill Charter School was selected by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as one of 1,866 public schools in California to receive the title of 2016 Honor Roll school. More...

Search continues for man missing from Park  Free Access 

Yosemite National Park Rangers continue to search for Alexander Joseph Sevier, who was last seen in Yosemite Valley on Wednesday morning, May 3.  More...

Two area fatalities prompt temporary halt to tree falling

After two-week stoppage, PG&E resumed work on May 1

The recent deaths of two workers falling trees in the region resulted in a temporary halt of a major tree removal program.  Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), which is falling trees throughout the region, stopped its program for 15 days whi More...

Butterfly Festival weekend arrives

The annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival is all set for this weekend.  The event kicks off Friday with the “Taste of Mariposa” at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  More...

No horsin’ around

Hollywood movie could be in works for area legend

Sea Biscuit. Secretariat. Free Willy. The Black Stallion. Benji. Satan? Everyone loves a good animal movie — including Henry Falany of Mariposa. If things go the right way, Falany might be in the middle of the next classic animal movie. More...

Letters

Legion honoring all veterans, seeking support during festival

HONORING THE FALLEN

As we come into the month of May, Memorial Day is a “holiday,” originally called Decoration Day, a day of remembrance for those who died in service of the United States of America.  More...

Saddened by behavior of MCUSD teacher

I would like to apologize for the behavior of a Mariposa County Unified teacher at the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) meeting.  More...

Honesty will be tested

Editor,  When Ronald Reagan was first campaigning for president he bought into the supply-side economic fantasy that tax cuts would generate so much increased economic activity that tax revenue from this increased economic activity would cover t More...

Milestones

Easter excitement at JCF

The Twiss Realty staff brought some of their children to the John C. More...

New members

The Mariposa Parlor #63 welcomed new members to the Native Daughters Of The Golden West. More...

Supervisors pay tribute to the life of Becky Crafts

The late Becky Crafts was honored recently by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  Crafts was the former County assessor who recently died after a long battle with cancer.  During a recent meeting of the board, supervisors honored Cra More...

Sports

Two Grizzly golfers on course for Divisionals

Golf season ends for majority of MCHS golf team after battling at Southern League tourney

It hasn’t been an easy season for Mark Maddox and the Mariposa County High School golf team.  More...

Thinclads have final regular season tune up prior to Southern League finals

The track team at Mariposa County High School is ramping up for the stretch run of the season.  Last Friday, MCHS competed in the fourth and final regular season Southern League meet. More...

MCHS swimmers advance to CIF

Swimmers from Mariposa County High School outpaced the competition at the Western Athletic Conference League Championship.  The meet, which was hosted by Pacheco High School last Saturday, was attended by a total of seven teams from the WAC leag More...

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