Budget axe could fall on local services




Three-time Governor Jerry BrownWhen Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his budget proposal for the state earlier this week, local government officials were bracing for the potential of cuts. The fact that California is $25 billion in the red left no question that programs would have to be sliced. Now, as the proposal works its way through the legislative process, law enforcement […]

Winter’s reflection



Yosemite Falls is reflected in the Merced River in this serene winter scene in Yosemite Valley. After a very wet and snowy December, sunshine is predicted for at least the next week. Temperatures are expected to comfortable, as well…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password […]

County Fair faces cuts even though it raises millions




The spending impact of the Mariposa County Fair is incredible, as shown on this graph. Fair officials are bracing for severe budget cuts this year, in spite of the return on investment they provide to the state.The Mariposa County Fair is the most popular and well-attended event each year, bringing people home to Mariposa and providing everyone with a good […]

Fan favorite



Grizzly Rocky Vaughn came off the bench to add four points to the varsity basketball team’s big win over Waterford on Tuesday night. Vaughn and the Grizzlies are looking for their second league victory when they travel to Delhi on Friday night…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your […]

DeMasi pleads not guilty



Richard DeMasiThe 80-year-old Mariposa man arrested last week for child pornography and weapons charges made his first appearance in Mariposa County Superior Court on Jan. 6. Richard “Dick” De- Masi is being held at the Mariposa County Jail on $1 million bail. Mariposa County District Attorney Bob Brown filed 21 felony counts of possession of machine guns and assault rifles […]

School board gets new member



The Mariposa County Unified School District has five members again. At its December meeting, the board unanimously approved the appointment of Kirstie Dunbar-Kari to fill the District 1 seat until 2015. The seat was left vacant after incumbent Janette Gamble chose not to run again. No one else filed to be elected to the post. Dunbar-Kari is the operator of […]

New MacDonald trial set for April



The trial date has been set for Lance Kelly Macdonald, Sr. He will face five felony counts of trying to dissuade his family members from reporting molestation by his father, who was convicted of the crimes last year. The younger MacDonald had testified at his father’s trial. During the testimony, prosecutors played voice mails that he left to two women. […]

Stroming leaves over $380,000 legacy at library





Benny and Carol Tedrow (far left) accept a resolution honoring Tillie Stroming from Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Allen (center) and Librarian Janet Chase-Williams. The Stroming Trust gave more than $382,000 to the libary on Tuesday.Tillie Stroming was a fixture in the community, serving as the “heart” of the Mariposa County Fair for over 25 years. Now, in […]

FOCUS ON THE ARTS

The beat of ‘Taiko’ is Mariposa bound

San Jose Taiko will perform in Mariposa on Feb 5. The presentation is sponsored by the Mariposa County Arts Council.”Taiko” is a Japanese word for drum. The Mariposa County Arts Council will fill the auditorium with magic on Saturday, Feb. 5, with “San Jose Taiko” and “Eth-Noh-Tec” in a collaborative performance that blends melodic words as soft as a whisper […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



Jan. 3: •A burglar alarm was sounding at the Woodland Market. •A drug violation was reported on Colorado Road. •Deputies took at dog bite report at John C. Fremont Hospital. •Vandalism was reported on Ponderosa Court. Jan. 4: •A burglar alarm was sounding on Broadway Road. •A calf was loose on Merced Falls Road. •There was a traffic accident on […]