November 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Tour companies face big increase

The National Park Service’s proposal to raise entrance fees has made news across the country.  However, another part of the proposal has hardly been discussed and could result in either major monetary gains for the park service — or More...

No charges to be filed in alleged student assault  Free Access 

No criminal charges will be filed against a former Mariposa County Unified School District substitute teacher who was involved in an alleged physical assault this summer. More...

Local News

Your photos

Reader Shirley Kennedy submitted this photo prior to the County fair. It is of her pumpkin patch. She said despite grasshopper infestation and fire burning on her property, the pumpkins survived. More...

Legion yard sale is set for Nov. 11 in Mariposa

The local American Legion post will be conducting its popular annual yard sale on Nov. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Oct. 23 - A custody violation was reported on 10th Street. • There was an out of control juvenile on Fiske Road in Greeley Hill. • Petty theft was alleged on Brodeia Road. More...

Milestones

Many areas targeted for dead tree removal

BLUE RIDGE UPDATE

Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), was selected by Mariposa County to oversee and manage their tree mortality mitigation project, and each week, we will be posting project updates in this column. More...

4-H club builds new playground at church

Last year the Bootjack 49ers 4-H Club found a new meeting location at the Mariposa Lutheran Church located on Highway 49 South just outside of Mariposa. More...

Forgiveness is key  Free Access 

PASTOR’S CORNER

This year marks an important anniversary. Do you know what happened 500 years ago on Oct. 31? You guessed it — Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. What’s the big deal with that? More...

Inside Education

Baptism by fire: Grizzly Fire students immerse themselves in their training  Free Access 

Trainees practiced vehicle extrication techniques last week

A tradition that has gone on for over 20 years continued last week at Ponderosa Auto Dismantling on Carleton Road. More...

Veterans Day celebration scheduled at MES

A Veterans Day commemoration ceremony is planned on Thursday, Nov. 9 at Mariposa Elementary School.  It will begin at 8:45 a.m. and is open to the public. The ceremony will honor those who have kept the United States a free nation.  More...

Beat Harvest youth will take the stage on Friday

The Beat Harvest Autumn 2017 Student Show is taking place this weekend.  It will feature live music from the community’s next generation of musicians. It will be held Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Richard D. More...

GOING UP?

Major hike in Park entrance fees proposed

The National Park Service is proposing more than doubling entrance fees at 17 locations — including Yosemite National Park.  In an announcement last week, the U.S. More...

Park fee proposal comment period only open until Nov. 23

The National Park Service is proposing major fee increases for visitors to 17 parks. Yosemite is included in the proposal. More...

Fuel price hike hits consumers

On the day after Halloween, California drivers got a trick, not a treat. Because of legislation passed earlier this year, motorists in California are seeing a spike in gas prices. More...

Pair arrested for taking majority of contents in home  Free Access 

After more than a month of investigating, two suspects have been arrested for a major burglary in Cathey’s Valley. The suspects removed almost everything from the home during the Sept. More...

Letters

Another pot grow, another fire

Editor,  Another illegal pot grower called 911 last night (Oct. 24) some time before 2 a.m. and said something like: “I’m cut. I’m lost. I don’t know where I am. Come and get me. More...

Drain the Mariposa swamp

Editor,  While it has been a large and productive effort to clear the swamp in Washington and cutting taxes for the benefit of our national economy, it is blatantly apparent there are no County supervisors in Mariposa, with the exception of Mars More...

Players protesting the facts

Editor,  Francis Scott Key was a slave owner, and as a district attorney, had to uphold the laws of the time.  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Legion schedules fundraiser   American Legion Post 567 is asking area residents to “Support Your Local Veterans.” A fundraiser will be held at Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe on Nov. 3-4. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Josephine Van den broeke

Josephine Theodora Van den broeke passed away peacefully in hospice care on Oct. 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She was born in Belgium on March 26, 1925 to Desiree and Henrietta Van Bouwel. More...

Sports

Ski club coach has deep roots in Park, great love for the sport  Free Access 

He’s a teacher in Fresno by day. But during his free time, he’s a dedicated ski coach in Yosemite National Park. Mato Kuwapi Parker is heading into his second season as head coach of the Yosemite Winter Club (YWC) ski program. More...

Senior netters sent out on a high note

Although they didn’t qualify for the postseason, they still finished the season on a high note.  The Mariposa County High School volleyball team punished Delhi 25-11, 25-6, 25-17 last Wednesday in the final match of the season. More...

He shoots, he scores: aide at SFCS introduces basketball clinic for students

David Putonen loves the game of basketball.  He loves it so much he even shows it on his arm. More...

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