Yosemite Park’s Kirn wins prestigious award



Laura Kirn is the 2010 recipient of the Stephen K.F. and Katharine W. Lee Prize from the Goucher College Master of Arts in Historic Preservation program. The Lee Prize was established in 1999 by Antoinette J. Lee, National Park Service Deputy Assistant Director for Cultural Resources, in honor of Lee’s parents. The Lee Prize is given each year for the […]

DUI arrests spike



The weather is heating up, and apparently so is the urge to drink and drive in Mariposa County. The number of driving under the influence (DUI) arrests has spiked in recent weeks. In the period from June 22 through 27, a total of 10 people were booked into the Mariposa County Jail for DUI charges. There was one arrest on […]

Tree hunters find America’s biggest oak



THE LARGEST BLACK OAK IN THE COUNTRY WAS DISCOVERED BY CARL CASEY AND ROBERT HUNTINGTON NEAR GROVELAND. Carl Casey and Robert Huntington recently received an official certificate from American Forests recognizing a California black oak tree they found as being the largest known tree of that species in the country. The tree is seven and one-half feet in diameter, 91 […]

Hall of Fame honors Grizzlies



THE HALL OF FAME ALSO INDUCTED GARY PRESTON (RIGHT), WHO ACCEPTED HIS AWARD FOLLOWING AN HILARIOUS INDUCTION SPEECH FROM CLAIR PETERSON. MICHAEL MOORE, PICTURED WITH COACH LOYD HOBBY (BELOW, RIGHT), THANKED HIS PARENTS FOR THEIR SACRIFICES WHEN HE ACCEPTED HIS AWARD. FINALLY, THE HALL INDUCTED JOHN ROTONDO POST-HUMOUSLY. HIS WIFE, DORA, AND DAUGHTER, GINA (BELOW LEFT), ACCEPTED THE AWARD IN […]

Grizzly Gas will open soon



WORK CONTINUES ON THE NEW GRIZZLY GAS STATION AND MINIMART. THE BUSINESS COULD BE OPEN AS SOON AS THE WEEKEND. The transformation of the former Mariposa Chevron gas station at Sixth Street and Highway 140 in downtown Mariposa is almost complete. New owners, Jason and Dieter Dubberke, have named what will be a self-service fuel stop and mini-mart, Grizzly Gas, […]

Yosemite launches new quarter



YOSEMITE’S “AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL” QUARTER WILL BE UNVEILED IN YOSEMITE VALLEY. Yosemite National Park is featured on the new quarter as part of the “America the Beautiful” program. The quarter will be unveiled at a special ceremony scheduled for July 29. The quarter features El Capitan and the Merced River. The image on the quarter was taken from a photo […]

Above normal snow means summer fun



THE SPECTACULAR YOSEMITE FALLS CONTINUES TO FEED THE SWOLLEN MERCED RIVER IN YOSEMITE VALLEY. This winter and spring’s heavy, late snowpack means that summer may stretch a little longer for those seeking relief from the heat near the water. Although it is the beginning of July, water levels in area lakes and rivers remain at levels not seen in years. […]

Following his father’s footsteps

MCHS graduate wins prestigious award

OAKLAND CITIZENS GATHER TOGETHER TO MOURN FOUR OAKLAND POLICE OFFICERS WHO WERE SLAIN IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN MARCH, 2009. A dm Golub, a 1999 Mariposa County High School Graduate, recently received second place in the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association’s student photographer of the year awards. The association aims to bring together both professional and student […]

Friday, July 2



Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reformers Unanimous – a free addictions program held at the corner of 12th and Jones Street (next to the old First Baptist Church), every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542. Narcotics Anonymous […]

Saturday, July 3



Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Narcotics Anonymous – 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Rifle Range – at the Fish and Game range on Old Highway at 9 a.m. Contact Dan Palo at 742-7492 for information. Coulterville Barbecue – 41st fire […]