CASE CRACKED

Burglary ring rousted

 Mariposa County Sheriff’s officers have cracked a case that began around the beginning of the year. Late last week, they solved the vacation home burglary investigation that left many homeowners as victims. Right after 2011 began, residential and vacation homes in areas of Mariposa County were being burglarized. Some homes had many items stolen such as furniture, appliances, dishes and […]

Tioga Road Opens Saturday



Yosemite National Park’s Tioga Road is scheduled to open on Saturday at 8:00 a.m., the Park announced this week. It will be the fifth-latest opening in the road’s history since 1980. The latest opening in recent memory was July 1, 1998. Tour operators and business owners in Lee Vining and other Eastern Sierra locations will welcome the news. Business has […]

Art and Wine Festival draws huge crowd



Perfect weather, good food and wine and spectacular art displays drew hundreds to the Mariposa County Courthouse lawn last Saturday for the Mariposa Rotary Art and Wine Festival. Above, festival-goers enjoy tasting wines from one of the vineyards represented at the event…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your […]

George Delbert (Del) Dice



Delbert went to be with his Savior June 8, in Mariposa. He was 93 years old. He was born June 23, 1917, in Visalia, to George Ernest and Della (Potter) Dice. He was retired from the South San Joaquin Irrigation District in Manteca, as a division manager and was loved by all of his co-workers, ranchers and farmers. He married […]

David John Marks



David John Marks made his transition on June 5 at John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Winsted, Conn., to Andrew and Philipa (Frantelone) Marks. Preceding David in death are his brothers, Salvatore and Andrew; and sisters, Gaetonina, Jodie, Frances and Mary Rose. David often enjoyed sharing stories about his […]

Robert ‘Bobby’ Lewis Metzler



Long-time Mariposa and El Portal resident Robert “Bobby” Metzler passed away on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe on Sunday, May 8. Born in Concord on April 21, 1954, and a resident of this area for over 30 years, Bobby was an exceptionally kind, generous and gracious soul. He was a devoted husband and father and a drummer who was […]

Ruth ‘Dete’ Nutley



Dete Nutley passed away peacefully on May 25, 2011 with family by her side. Dete was born in Pennsylvania in 1929. After high school, she moved to Hollywood with her sister, Avis. While on a weekend road trip to Yosemite, she found her true home. She got a job working for Curry Company and spent the next chapter of her […]

Joan Verna Kemp Faleski



Joan was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Baltimore, MD, to parents Clinton and Lottie (Webster) Kemp. She passed away June 8, in Modesto, at the age of 80. She lived in New Jersey before moving to Cathey’s Valley where she has been a resident for 16 years. Joan was a loving mother and wife, also an accomplished artist and floral […]

Thank you



The Ethos Youth Center fund raiser at Savoury’s on May 18 was a huge success. We would like to express our gratitude to Mirriam Platto who opened the doors to her beautiful restaurant and worked long hours creating a tantalizing assortment of appetizers for the event. We would also like to thank the Butterfly Creek Winery for donating wine, the […]

Thank you



David Marks, owner of County Kitchen Herb Farms, passed away on June 5 at John C. Fremont Hospital following a brief illness. Out of respect for his widow’s wishes a local memorial service will not be held. His daughters would like to thank the Acute Care Nursing staff and Joe Rogers, M.D., chief of staff, for the compassionate care he […]