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Legend of Joaquin Murrieta to be subject of new TV show

One of show’s creators to be at Go West Festival

He’s a Mariposa County legend.  But what is the true story of Joaquin Murrieta?  That’s a debate that has been raging since the 1850s.  Even the spelling of his name has controversy. Many historians use Murrieta. More...

Decision still pending in alleged student assault

A decision has still not been reached regarding an alleged incident which took place within the Mariposa County Unified School District.  Mariposa County District Attorney Thomas E. More...

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Your photos

Reader Mike Houlihan shot this photo at Dutch Creek Ranch in Greeley Hill. More...

Wise Cattle joins Angus Association

Wise Cattle of Mariposa is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.  More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Sept. 25 - Fraud was alleged on West Whitlock. • Suspicious circumstances were investigated on southbound Highway 49 South. • A gun was taken for safekeeping on Hospital Road.  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Indian taco sale slated An Indian taco sale will be held Friday, Oct. 6 at the Mariposa Lutheran Church. It will be held from 4-7 p.m. at 4469 Highway 49 South in Mariposa. The cost is $10. Pre-sales and pick-up/take out options are available. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

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John Degen

John Monroe Degen passed away June 27 at the Oakhurst Healthcare and Wellness Center.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Judith Degen of Mariposa; daughter, Sandra Dewhurst and son-in-law Robert of Colorado; three grandchildren; two greatg More...

Robert Woods

Robert L. Woods, 83, passed away Sept. More...

Inside Education

Their teaching can’t be trumped  Free Access 

Married couple oversees both sixth grade classes at MES

The Trumps have moved to Mariposa. No, not those Trumps. Rather, Keith and Jennifer Trump, who are teachers at Mariposa Elementary School. More...

Aramark provides helping hands for Yosemite school

Massive renovations completed

Yosemite Valley School was the beneficiary of Aramark’s “ABC Day” held in late September.  On Sept. 20 the Aramark Corporation descended on the Yosemite Valley School campus and completed a massive beautification project. More...

Dreifus spreading her love of guitars, ukuleles to teachers and students

Students across the Mariposa County Unified School District are already benefiting from music in their daily schedules.  Music teachers Rod Fiester and Gail Vanderslik work to provide services to schools, even across a large geographical distric More...

Debris removal from Detwiler at 43 million pounds

CalRecycle is the state’s debris management team. More...

Matthiessen is named as permanent hospital CEO

The John C. Fremont Healthcare District has found its man to fill its highest position.  And it wasn’t a difficult search. More...

Rockfalls at El Capitan leave one dead, injuries  Free Access 

Two major rockfalls shook Yosemite Valley last week. The rockfalls were both on El Capitan, the iconic rock monolith where climbers from around the world come all year long. One of the falls killed a man from Great Britain and injured his wife. More...

Letters

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

GUEST OPINION

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Mountain Crisis Services and all domestic violence prevention advocates across the nation are encouraging all Americans to become part of the solution. More...

Defining your dignity crucial to serve God  Free Access 

PASTOR’S CORNER

Editor’s note: All local church organizations are inv More...

Gardening tips for October

OVER THE GARDEN FENCE

Welcome to the first bi-weekly column of “Over the Garden Fence,” a publication of the Mariposa Master Gardeners. More...

Milestones

Seymour to play lead in ‘The Miracle Worker’  Free Access 

Local youngster Jade Seymour, 12, has been acting since she was 6. Her latest role has her playing the blind and mute Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker.” More...

Xi Phi Upsilon celebrates beginning day

Xi Phi Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated Beginning Day on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Oak Creek Club House in Coarsegold. More...

Sierra Artists Gallery remembers treasured member

The members of Sierra Artists Gallery would like to make Mariposa County aware of the passing of one of its former members, Dorothy Peterson.   More...

Sports

MCHS football team using special caps to reduce impact of hits  Free Access 

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two part series about player safety for football players at Mariposa County High School. See next week’s edition for more safety measures being taken. Football is a rough sport. More...

Mariposan shares memories of Candlestick

Man helped retrofit the stadium prior to 1989 earthquake

Like the song, Robert Marshall left his heart in San Francisco.  That’s where he lived for many years, and where he made his mark as a professional. More...

Orestimba holds off Grizzly spikers to stay atop the league

It was easy to tell that last Wednesday’s volleyball match was a big one.  The Loyd Hobby Gymnasium at Mariposa County High School was packed, and it sounded as loud as it’s been in a few years.  “It was awesome,” sa More...

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