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Judges raises bond in case against Willey  Free Access 

A man who is accused of severely beating another man and threatening a woman with a gun had his bond increased last week in Mariposa County Superior Court. More...

National discussion about sex assault may have benefits, even on local level: experts

Matt Lauer. Bill O’Reilly. Harvey Weinstein. And that’s just a partial list. As almost everyone knows, the list of high-profile people who have been accused of inappropriate sexual behavior, sometimes even rape, continues to grow. More...

Local News

Remains of missing teen found at Park

The body of a missing teenager has been found in Yosemite National Park.  Gerardo Cruz Hernandez of Santa Barbara went missing on Nov. 22 from Santa Barbara. More...

Park roads closed for season

Two popular roads in Yosemite National Park are now closed for the season.  Tioga and Glacier Point roads have been shut down, according to the National Park Service.  Officials said recent winter storm activity throughout the Park has resu More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Nov. 27 - There was a report of a cats versus chickens incident on Highway 140. • A neighbor dispute was reported on Monte Vista Lane. • There was a report of a buck stuck in a fence on Colorado Road. More...

Milestones

A new arrival

William Michael Tucker and Ashley Erin Tucker announce the birth of their baby girl, Lux Maxine Tucker. Lux was born on Nov. 12, 2017 at 8:03 p.m. More...

Faughts celebrate 61 years of wedded bliss

Bill and Emelda Faught of Mariposa celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Nov. 30, 2017.  They were married in Reno, Nevada at the Washoe County Courthouse on Nov. More...

Making spirits bright

Randy Brower (left) of Randy Brower Construction is shown making an annual $500 donation to Kops for Kids. More...

Sports

Grapplers plan to stay atop league

Wrestling team already in action at Ceres tournament, Palmer has first place finish

If there is one high school sport that tends to fly under the radar, it’s usually wrestling.  But at Mariposa County High School, there is a passion for the sport. More...

Flanagan to test self by wrestling

She’s a strong swimmer, but can Patricia Flanagan transition from the water to the wrestling mats?  She has decided to join the Grizzly wrestling team this season. More...

Appling’s heroics lift Lady Griz

It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win.  The Mariposa County High School girls basketball team squeaked out a 39-36 win against Dos Palos on Nov. 28. More...

County responds in controversial Cox case

After months of silence, an official from Mariposa County is now speaking out about the controversial Jerry Cox case.  At least somewhat.  The Cox case, which is actually two cases, has been the subject of much public scrutiny over the past More...

Who-o-o-o dat?

Newspaper reader Duane Robinson took this photo of a rare Great Gray Owl, which was spotted at the Indian Peak Ranch the day after Thanksgiving. More...

School takes big step to assist in college education

For the first time ever, high school students in grades 10- 12 at Mariposa County High School will be able to receive guaranteed, transcripted college credit through a series of courses offered by Merced College.  Not only that, but they will be More...

Ferguson project future still uncertain

Dealing with a rockslide is anything but an exact science.  Dealing with a massive rockslide complicates matters even more.  “We want to make sure we spend the time and energy to make the right decision,” said Warren Alford, pub More...

Letters

The landlocked area of Fiji is calling

Editor,  More...

Park service needs to stop digging

Editor,  My comments are oriented toward Yosemite National Park conditions, but most likely apply to other national parks as well. I am opposed to the proposed entrance fee increases for the following reasons.  More...

Is God liberal or conservative?

Editor,  In a letter in your Oct. 12 edition, it stated, “Henry VIII said, ‘Set up a special court to keep things secret ... and that’s the reason the founders of America fought for the country we formed.”  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Operation Ornament spreads cheer   Operation Ornament is a project from local Girl Scouts to bring Christmas cheer to families impacted by the Detwiler Fire.  It will be held Dec. 9 from 1-3 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph Fielding

Joseph Edmund Fielding was born Dec. 12, 1925 in Stockton, Calif., to Patrick Joseph and Edith Mae Fielding,  Ed fought his final battle with Parkinson’s and died on Nov. 21, 2017. More...

Carolyn Lindquist

Carolyn Ann Lindquist of Mariposa passed away suddenly in Doctors Hospital in Modesto on Monday, Nov. 27. She was born Sept. 13, 1933 to Myrtle and Ralph Biblehouse in Long Beach, Calif.  More...

Lorrie Wackermann

Lorrie Kathleen Wackerman passed away, comfortable in her home and surrounded by family, on Nov. 15, 2017 at 3 a.m. in Midpines.  More...

Inside Education

Parent advisory council generates number of suggestions for district

A number of suggestions were offered to school district personnel at a public meeting held for parents last week.  A parent advisory council meeting was held last Thursday at the Mariposa County Unified School District office. More...

UC Merced partnership benefits SFCS

When UC Merced Associate Professor and Sierra Foothill Charter School parent Carolin Frank was working on her grant application to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the bacteria in conifer leaves and figure out if they take nitrogen from More...

Mathletes exercise brains at AMC 8

First time Woodland has competed

Math students from Woodland Elementary School recently came to school dressed in their new “Mariposa Mathlete” shirts ready to compete in the 33rd annual American Mathematics Competitions 8 (AMC 8).  More...

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