Three die in plunge over Vernal Fall



Three visitors are presumed dead after plunging over 317-foot Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park Tuesday afternoon at approximately 1:30 p.m. Hormiz David, a 22-year old male from Modesto, Ninos Yacoub, a 27-year old male from Turlock, and Ramina Badal, a 21-year old female, from Modesto came to the Park for a day trip with a group of family and […]

REPRESENTATION

New districts may cut Valley ties

 New legislative and congressional districts appear likely to reshape the way Mariposa County is represented in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento. If approved next month, revised voter maps will separate local residents from the districts and elected officials they have known and interacted with for years. Mariposa County would likely be represented by new elected officials in California’s Assembly and Senate […]

‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink’



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Helping hands



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Deputies nab three burglars



 Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested three men in connection with four separate burglaries. Two of the men were in involved in a burglary in Hunter’s Valley. The other man is suspected of breaking into Bootjack Feed, New Life Christian Fellowship and the Whitehouse. On July 13, a citizen who lives on Hunter’s Valley Road called the sheriff’s office to […]

ANNUAL REPORT

Grand Jury finds big troubles

The 2010-11 Mariposa County Grand Jury has issued its final report for the year, and in it are some scathing findings and recommendations for the embattled Lake Don Pedro Community Services District (LDPCSD). The report was published last week. The jury of 11 people receive 13 complaints during its tenure. Three merited a complete investigation and two others coincided with […]

SilverTip developer files bankruptcy



 The Pasadena-based developer that has planned a 137-room resort and conference center at Fish Camp for the past decade filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week. The move by PacificUS Real Estate Group was not unexpected. In June, creditors announced foreclosure proceedings against the investment group. Chapter 11 is a part of the federal bankruptcy code. Unlike Chapter 7, […]

Parks and Rec proposes new fees



The Mariposa County Department of Parks and Recreation is trying to bridge what could be a wide budget gap. Part of that effort includes a new fee schedule for the use of parks and related facilities all over Mariposa County. The board of supervisors held a public hearing on the matter on Tuesday afternoon. It was sparsely attended, and only […]

Odd Fellows fry catfish in La Grange



It’s finally summertime and the catfish are jumpin’ in La Grange. It’s time for the fourth annual Catfish Dinner, Saturday Aug. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the IOOF Hall on Main Street, sponsored by the La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge #65. Besides deep fried catfish fillets the menu also includes cornbread, coleslaw salad, corn on […]

Legion Auxiliary installs officers



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