Welfare fraud strains County coffers



Pictured is the money located in Carol Philpott’s purse at the time of her arrest for welfare fraud. The amount was $12,800 in $100 bills along with some miscellaneous denominations.Last year, media sources revealed that $69 million of California welfare money had been drawn out of state in casinos, resorts and on cruise ships. The public was outraged, especially since […]

CALFIRE changes burn restrictions



Wednesday morning, CALFIRE issued new controlled burn restrictions. Burning is now only allowed above 3,000 feet elevation and only between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. Possession of a valid burn permit is still required, and burning is only allowed on authorized “burn days.” Open burning is still allowed above 4,500 feet in elevation, on permissive burn days. […]

On target



Mariposa team ropers Troy Gallaway (right) and Keith Williams compete in one round of the Wes Burdick Memorial team roping event held at the Lucky B Ranch in Hilmar last Saturday. A number of Mariposa County competitors placed well in the handicapped competition, and Walt Williams of Mariposa brought home the championship buckle and saddle…. An online subscription is required […]

Golf ladies enjoy annual night out



Marilyn Goode of Mariposa had a good time negotiating the putting contest at River Creek Girls’ Night Out.In celebration of Women’s Golf Month, the River Creek Golf Course Women’s Club hosted a fun evening of free golf lessons, chipping and putting contests and a social hour. More than 40 women attended the third annual “Girls’ Night Out” on June 9. […]

Adult softball begins registration



Mariposa County Parks and Recreation Division is now accepting team registratiion for the 2011 adult, co-ed, slow-pitch softball season. The registration deadline is June 29 by 5:30 p.m. Anyone interested in having a team can call Parks and Recreation Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 966-2498. … An online subscription is required to view news content […]

Soccer holds sign-ups



The Mariposa Area Youth Soccer Association (MAYSA) will hold registration on June 29 and July 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the conference room at the Mariposa County Library. Parents need to bring the child’s birth certificate. The cost is $65 for the first child, $60 for the second child, and $55 for three or more in the same […]

Volleyball teams join Hall of Fame



Mariposa County High School’s Grizzly Hall of Fame will grow by leaps and bounds this Saturday night when four volleyball teams are inducted. The ceremony takes place during the Hall of Fame dinner on June 25. The girls being inducted held four league championships without a loss in league play. They had a 58-0 league record. Teams played during the […]

Band continues to raise funds



On June 11, Jeff Blalock and Short Stop Sandwiches held a benefit to help the Grizzly Band get to New York City next fall. The band performed, as well as the Mountain Outlaw Band, Jeff Blalock and Friends, The Figments, Matt Chase and more. Short Stop donated 100 percent of the proceeds to the band…. An online subscription is required […]

Whooping cough shots required



Starting with the 2011/12 school year all students entering seventh through 12th grades will need proof of whooping cough immunization (Tdap). According to new state law, students cannot attend school without proof that they have received the Tdap vaccine. For more information, visit shotsforschool.org. Make an appointment with the child’s doctor or contact the Mariposa County Health Department at 966-3689. […]

Program trains potential teachers



The CalPolyTeach program is a teacher preparation program for those seeking to earn a single-subject math or science teaching credential. It uses the latest technology including the Internet to prepare teachers to teach in a diverse, rural setting. The deadline for admission into the fall program is July 1. It is a one-year program. The costs are outlined at www.calpolyteach.us. […]