Grizzlies come up short in championship



SENIOR SHORTSTOP JARRETT MILLER (RIGHT) COLLECTS THE THROW TO SECOND ON A STEAL DURING LAST SATURDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP CONTEST IN THE HILMAR TOURNAMENT. MCHS DROPPED THE TITLE GAME, 7-4, TO HEAD ROYCE. Some early game miscues allowed the Head Royce Hawks to sprint to open up a 5-run lead in last Saturday’s championship game of the Hilmar Tournament, and Mariposa’s Grizzlies […]

Ralph R. Lovato



Ralph R. Lovato, 83, passed away peacefully at his home in Mariposa on March 12. He was born on Oct. 7, 1926. He served in the Navy during World War II aboard a destroyer and during the Korean conflict as a member of the Naval Reserve Seabees. Ralph retired as a heavy equipment operator after 60 years in Santa Cruz […]

Jerry Freeman



Jerome “Jerry” Sears Freeman, born July 22, 1938, crossed over last Thursday in the process of grooming his lawn. He is survived by a sister, two sons, nieces and nephews and numerous grandchildren. Jerry left vacant the office of county surveyor. He will be remembered at his home on Saturday, april 24 from 11 a.m. until whenever. Food will be […]

Phillip L. Bogdanovich



Phillip Leroy Bogdanovich, of Mariposa, died April 2. He was 83. Mr. Bogdanovich was born in 1925. He was a truck driver. He is survived by his grandsons, Skip Gallamore and Phillip J. Bogdanovich; granddaughter, Mabs Gallamore; sister, Marieta Orr; and sister-in-law, Evlyn Bogdanovich. Funeral services were held in Selma last week.

Park gets $1.3 million for transportation upgrade



Yosemite National Park received $1.3 million from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to improve the transportation system within the Park. This funding is a portion of the $24.8 million announced by the FTA for improvement of the public transportation in America’s national parks, national forests, and wildlife refuges. Yosemite will receive the funding from the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in […]

Weekend in the Country nears



THE WIRE RANCH OFF DARRAH ROAD IS ONCE AGAIN PART OF THE “WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY” EVENT SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 24 AND 25. Spring brings so many good things like sunshine, regrowth, and the Mariposa Agri-Nature Trail’s Weekend in the Country event. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25. Visitors can stop by Wire Ranch where […]

Festival deadlines approach



Mariposa Butterfly Festival is just around the corner. The Festival takes place Friday, April 30, Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2. The deadlines for many of the events are coming quickly. The deadlines for the youth poetry contest and the youth photo contest are Friday April 16. The deadlines for both the Katerpillar Kids area and the Chrysalis Youth […]

Landfill offers plastic recycling options



In its continued effort to increase the amount of waste diverted from the landfill, the Mariposa County Department of Public Works (MCDPW) has added # 3 through #7 plastic (except Styrofoam) and clean plastic bags and plastic wrap to the list of items that it will accept from residents for recycling at the Landfill, Compost Facility and Recycling Center. Items […]

Carter to receive Spendlove Prize

UC Merced will award the honor on May 3

Former President Jimmy Carter has been named the 2010 recipient of the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance. The University of California, Merced, will award the prize during Carter’s previously announced visit to the campus on May 3 for the National Parks Institute, which is by invitation only. The Spendlove Prize honors an individual who […]

JCF Volunteers hold annual Spring Fling



The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers will hold their annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 24 at the Senior Center. Craft sales will start at 9 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. The theme this year is “April in Paris.” An opportunity drawing will be held for handbags containing gift certificates, gifts and cash. All proceeds from this […]