September 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Two bridge approaches may be repaired quickly

Mike Healy is hopeful.  Finally.  Healy, the director of public works for Mariposa County, has been waiting months to feel hopeful.  “These are the ones that caused sleepless nights,” said Healy.  More...

Local couple loses case against Mariposa County, several others

A couple who sued Mariposa County over “gross violation” of California law have lost their bid in Mariposa County Superior Court.  The ruling was handed down last week against Daniel and Juliet Sohn, according to court documents.&nbs More...

Local News

Man injured after truck overturns on Highway 140

A Mariposa man was injured after his truck over turned on Highway 140 last week.  According to the California Highway Patrol, James Walter Houtz, 48, was driving his 1987 Ford Ranger east on Highway 140 at around 3 p.m. on Sept. 13. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Sept. 11 - An attempted burglary was reported on Highway 140. • Deputies investigated vandalism on Fairgrounds Road. • There was a burglary on Rainbow Road. • Spousal abuse was investigated on Ben Hur Road. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Sept. 11 - 17

• EMS - 3 • Fires - 2 • Public Assists - 1 • Auto Collisions - 2   More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

I would like to thank the members of the Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club for all of their time and effort to put together such a wonderful fundraiser for the volunteers of Mariposa County Fire Department. More...

Sports

Duo leads Griz past Waterford

MCHS also picks up league victories over Denair and Gustine

What looked to be set up as a drag-it-out battle ended up as an easy victory for the Mariposa County High School volleyball team last week.  The Grizzlies hosted league foe Waterford last Wednesday, and after losing a back-and-forth first set 28 More...

Comeback by Griz goes stale in second half as Badgers roll

During the heat of battle in a football game, a team will sometimes have to decide whether it wants to roll over or whether it wants to fight. Ryan Oliphant’s team chose to fight. More...

New youth soccer club is thriving

In a small town, it’s easy to get to know most of the people.  Anyone who knows Adam Finney knows his passion for soccer. More...

Breaking News - 9/27/2017 3:46 PM

One confirmed dead in rockslide at El Capitan  Free Access 

A rockslide at El Capitan in Yosemite National Park has killed one person and left another injured. More...

Ranch seizure draws ire of defense attorney  Free Access 

Another court hearing slated for Oct. 4

A ranch in Mariposa County is now in the hands of the state and the owner believes the taking of the property was illegal. More...

Melissa Harris returns to MES while battling cancer

Against the odds

Being a third grade teacher has all kinds of challenges.  Making sure the students behave, being able to teach them new concepts and of course, being able to keep their attention are just a few. More...

Ah, might as well jump

Skydiving business set to land in Mariposa

A skydiving business is set for takeoff next year.  Skydive Yosemite, which will operate out of the Mariposa/ Yosemite Airport, is planning to be open to the public in March of 2018. More...

Letters

A morally flexible program is needed

Editor,  Like many hard working Americans and true patriots I’ve grown increasingly concerned about the degradation of the social safety nets that allowed prior generations of Americans to retire in comfort and safety.  More...

Taxpayers deserve results

Editor,  We’ve supposedly been providing specialized academic instruction (SAI) for our MCUSD disabled students so that they receive an equitable education — but it turns out that that’s not really happening.  More...

She sings from the heart

Editor,  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Jewish holiday celebrations slated The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) will be conducting a Shabbat Shuvah service. On Saturday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., members will gather in Murphys for a member led Shabbat Shuvah service. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary Loughran

Mary Loughran died peacefully on Sept. 3, 2017, in the arms of her husband of 13 years, Terry.  More...

Roscoe Rowney

Roscoe Rowney passed away at his childhood home on Silver Bar Road in August 2017.  Roscoe was born in the J.C. Fremont Hospital in January 1953. More...

Oscar Urtiaga

Oscar Urtiaga 82, formerly from Santa Maria, Calif., passed away peacefully at his home in Mariposa on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.  Oscar was born on Dec. 28, 1934 in Kerrville, Texas. More...

Inside Education

Cupp passes away unexpectedly  Free Access 

Mariposa County has lost an enthusiastic supporter of education. District 2 school board member Jim Cupp passed away last Thursday, Sept. 14, it was announced at the board meeting for the Mariposa County Unified School District. More...

CHP cracks down on traffic violations to ensure safety of children on buses

When you think about it, driving a bus for the Mariposa County Unified School District is one of the most important jobs in the County.  Bus drivers work each day to ensure the safe travel of precious cargo, the County’s children. More...

Advocate honored posthumously by the school board

An advocate for education received recognition last week. At the Thursday, Sept. 14 board meeting for the Mariposa County Unified School District, Robert (Bob) Bartholomew was publicly honored. More...

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