Park deer poachers convicted



CHAD GIERLICH SHOWS OFF THE BUCK HE KILLED ILLEGALLY IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. HE RECENTLY PLEADED GUILTY TO NINE OF 17 COUNTS FILED AGAINST HIM. In August of 2008, California Fish and Game Wardens received an anonymous report via CalTip about suspected poaching activity in the Virginia Canyon area of Yosemite National Park. Based on this tip, the National Park […]

Annual Veterans’ Day ceremony scheduled



MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BAND DIRECTOR AND VETERAN DR. PHIL SMITH LEADS THE GRIZZLIES IN A PATRIOTIC TRIBUTE DURING LAST YEAR’S VETERANS’ DAY CEREMONY AT MARIPOSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. The children of Mariposa have grown up with memories of the traditional Veterans’ Day Ceremony which they plan each year for the veterans of their town. Each November for the last 15 […]

CAL FIRE turns pink



Californians across the state may notice something a little different when they see CAL FIRE firefighters this week. That’s because firefighters, dispatchers and other employees of the state’s fire department will be showing their support for the battle against breast cancer by wearing pink t-shirts on duty. Like fire departments across the country, CAL FIRE is participating in the 2010 […]

Silva dies in accident



A Friday, Oct. 22 crash on Highway 41 in Fresno claimed the life of long-time Mariposa resident Joe Silva. He was 88. According to the California Highway Patrol, Silva drove his 2007 Nissan into the back of a truck and trailer on Highway 41 around 10:30 a.m. The crash took place near Adams Avenue, south of Easton. Both vehicles were […]

Study shows projects have potential for 100,000 jobs



Renewable energy projects slated for the San Joaquin Valley could bring more than 100,000 jobs to the area, according to a new study by UC Merced Professor Dr. Shawn Kantor. The study, “The Economic Opportunity from Clean Energy Jobs in California’s San Joaquin Valley,” calculates job creation from two of the Valley’s most significant industries including planned and pending-approval renewable […]

Absentee ballots are pouring in



As of last Friday, the Mariposa County Elections Office had received 1,746 absentee ballots for next Tuesday’s general election. Monday, Registrar of Voters Keith Williams said, “For the last three or four days we have been picking up tubs full of ballots.” On Oct. 7 a total of 6,686 absentee ballots were mailed to registered Mariposa County voters. If the […]

Friday, Oct. 29



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, Oct. 30



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). MCRCD Plant Sale – at the fairgrounds in the parking lot in front of the ag building from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Craft and Bake Sale […]

Sunday, Oct. 31



Alcoholics Anonymous – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to order a subscription. Existing print subscribers receive free access to the […]

Monday, Nov. 1



Canteen Coffee Time – every Monday at Happy Burger Diner from 6 to 10 a.m. for veterans and their spouses. Free coffee or tea. Narcotics Anonymous – 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Prayer and support […]