State’s budget debacle forces district to slash teachers



 The Mariposa County Unified School District’s board of trustees will embark on the district’s largestever lay-off process at its special meeting tonight. The combination of lay-offs, reduction of temporary positions and not filling for retirements means the lost of 29.19 full-time equivalent (FTE) teaching positions. The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the district office board room to consider […]

Accidental ignition



At approximately 12:45 p.m. on Monday CAL FIRE Mt. Bullion Captain Jerry Jay radioed the Emergency Command Center (ECC) reporting a large column of thick black, smoke in the Bootjack area. A full structure fire response was initiated. When the first engine arrived at the scene from Bootjack it found a small Winnebago motorhome totally involved in fire. The vehicle […]

Basketball benefits Habitat for Humanity



Get ready for dazzling ball-handling tricks, highflying slam dunks and hilarious family comedy. The community can join the Harlem Ambassadors basketball show on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Yosemite High School gym in Oakhurst, as they take on the Sierra Foothills Hometown Heroes. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. All proceeds benefit Habitat for […]

Nisbet speaks at St. Joseph’s Church



Father Jim Nisbet, a much respected speaker, returns to St. Joseph’s Church to share his scriptural insights with clarity and humor. He will speak on The sacraments: initiation, including baptism, confirmation and eucharist, healing, including reconciliation, anointing and eucharist; mission including marriage, holy order and eucharist. The mission will be held on March 15, 16 and 17 (Tuesday, Wednesday and […]

Thank you



Mariposa Bears Cheer would like to thank the following for helping them on their way to Las Vegas to compete in the Jamz National Cheer Championship: Steve Knauf and the crew at Pizza Plus, The Fritz Family and crew at the Happy Burger, Mariposa Bears Board Members, Maureen Spacke, Willa Morgan, Gina Wood, everyone who purchased candy, candles, scarves, and […]

Thank you



Mariposa Preschool would like to thank the Mariposa Pizza Factory for its generous donation of $230 for all those who participated in the Nov. 5, 2010 pizza party night. Mariposa Preschool … 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 […]

McKenzie to speak at NAFRE meeting



“Len McKenzie, a retired National Park Service employee, will speak to the March 7 meeting of The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). McKenzie brings 38 years of experience as a Park Naturalist and private consultant specializing in interpretive and exhibit planning and development along with writing and editing. His topic for the meeting will be about the […]

Peter ‘Frank’ Schram



Peter “Frank” Schram passed away on Friday, Feb. 18, in Mariposa where he has been staying with family for the past seven months. He was 79. Born Peter Frank Schram in Royal Oak, Mich. on May 13, 1931, to Fred and Wilma (Vaarberg) Schram, both from Holland, he had one sister, Dena. The family drove out to Paramount, and there […]

Tenaya Lodge hosts wine weekend



This weekend, the Tenaya Lodge will be hosting the 10-year anniversary of the Northern California Winemasters Weekend at Yosemite. Kicking off tomorrow, Friday March 4, and lasting through Sunday, March 6, the Winemasters Weekend is a collaboration between the Tenaya Lodge and California State University Fresno’s Department of Viticulture and Enology. It’s an event that wine enthusiasts know not to […]

Brady speaks to Democratic Club



John BradyThe Mariposa Democratic Club hosted John Brady, Chairman of MERG (Mariposans for the Environment and Responsible Government), at its February meeting at Miner’s Inn to learn about the recently settled 10-year lawsuit against Yosemite and what the next steps are. Brady told the group that while MERG and Friends of Yosemite Valley would prefer to never file another lawsuit, […]