MURDER-SUICIDE

Horror hits home


A Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office cruiser guards the scene of an apparent suicide at William Sell Bridge early Tuesday morning.Mariposa County and other foothill community residents live in a kind of vaccuum. They are tucked onto hillsides and on expansive ranches. The truly horrible news of the day seemingly happens somewhere else. That semblance of peace came to an abrupt […]

Royal Grizzlies



MCHS seniors Bridget Wilson (left) and Brandon Kinalele were crowned winter homecoming queen and king during last Friday night’s basketball game…. 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 online […]

Joan E. Tune



Joan Elizabeth Tune, born in Stockton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 23, at the age of 81, at Oak Terrace Memory Care, in Soulsbyville, surrounded by her loving family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a long-time resident of Coulterville. Joan had a strong love of the outdoors, nature and animals. During her early years, […]

Mary Lou Starr



Born Mary Lou Balaam, one of eight children, in Wakena, June 6, 1928, Mary Lou Starr passed away in Tracy at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital at the age of 82 on Jan. 20. She was married for 37 years to the late Cecil Martin Starr who passed away in 1985. She is survived by her three children: Rebecca Mock and […]

Lois Link



Lois Link was born in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 8, 1918. She passed peacefully into God’s eternal care on Jan. 6, in Oxnard. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles T. Link Jr.; loving mother of Barbara Burke and the late William Burke, Doria Fanning and husband Vladimir of Mariposa; caring sister of Arloa Kelsen; devoted grandmother to William […]

Birth Announcement



 Chris and Jessica Carey have announced the birth of their daughter, Harper Rose Carey. She was born Nov. 2 in Clovis. Harper weighed seven pounds, eight ounces and was 19 and one-half inches long. Paternal grandparents are David Carey of Lakewood and Val and Paul Lopez of Mariposa. Maternal grandparents are Laurie Miller of Merced and Deanna and John and […]

Uemura – Keller



 Morgan Keller brought his new bride, Makiko Uemura home for her first Christmas ever. The couple was married earlier in the year during the cherry blossom season in Kagoshima City, Japan on April 10, 2010. Morgan is the eldest son of Richard and Peggy Keller, both retired Mariposa teachers. The bride is the youngest daughter of Wataru and Akemi Uemura […]

MCS presents ‘Under Our Skin’



Mountain Crisis Services will present “Under Our Skin” on Feb. 11-12 at 8 p.m. inside the stage area at the Mariposa County Amphitheatre. “Under Our Skin” is a monologue-based event performed by local women and written by community members and other writers. Like “The Vagina Monologues,” “Under Our Skin” tells women’s stories – some funny, some heartbreaking – but all […]

Rosander speaks to Democrats



The Mariposa Democratic Club hosted Aaron Rosander, superintendent of Mariposa County Schools, at its meeting at Miner’s Inn on Jan. 8 to speak with the group about the state of the school district. Rosander discussed how, because Mariposa has one district in the county, it is one of the few counties where the same person is both the district and […]

Habitat hosts tour



 Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is currently building its first partner home and its resources are committed to that end. Habitat has no loan, so their home-building projects are dependent on continuous fundraising activities. Each home that Habitat builds costs a minimum of $84,500. This money comes from fund raisers, grants, donations and mortgage payments from partner families. The […]