WATER DEBATE

Hot-button issue sparks Merced River dispute

Merced Irrigation District spokesman Mike Jensen tests the waters at Lake Mc- Clure’s Bagby boat ramp last week.California is thirsty. With water scarce, and perhaps getting scarcer, why not raise the capacity of Lake Mc- Clure by 10 vertical feet? That would capture up to 70,000 additional acrefeet of water in big precipitation years—water that could be used for irrigation […]

County Fire breaks ground at Bridgeport



Following nearly two decades of effort to bring a community-based fire station to the Bridgeport area, a public ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday Sept. 13. Festivities will begin at 2 p.m. at the corner of Old Highway and Creek Ridge Road. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors and County administration will join Mariposa County Fire Department to celebrate […]

Richard F. Adams



A native San Franciscan, Rich passed away at the family home after a courageous battle with cancer, his family and faithful pets by his side, on July 27. He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick Adams; and is survived by his devoted mother, Gloria; and his loving brothers and sister, Dave (Luisa), Bill and Pat Murphy (Jim); and […]

Birth Announcements



Ryan and Rebecca Ballinger have announced the birth of their son, Ty Matthew Ballinger. He was born Aug. 22 at 1:03 p.m. He weighed seven pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 and one-half inches. His maternal grandparents are Michael and Jeannie Callahan. Ty’s paternal grandparents are Jill Ballinger and Nick Ballinger. He has one aunt and five uncles who helped […]

Wedding Announcement

Ranson - McGregory

Susan Ashley Ranson and Justin Thomas McGregory exchanged wedding vows on July 23 at the New Post Chapel on Fort Sill, Okla. with the Rev. Gary Pratt officiating. Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Steven Ranson. She is the granddaughter of Connie Dice and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ranson, all of Mariposa. The bridegroom is the son of […]

Sierra Artists raise funds



 Sierra Artists’ Gallery continues to participate in the Mariposa Memorial fundraising endeavor marking the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Residents can visit the gallery and help fill the fireman’s boot with a donation toward this memorial in Mariposa. In addition, Lorie Setterberg has created an oil painting to commemorate all the service and citizen heroes of this event and […]

Revival scheduled



The Rev. Gerald Bohler will hold revival services beginning Sept. 15 through 21 at the Mariposa Assembly of God Church (across from D.M.V. and C.H.P. offices). Services will begin at 6 p.m. every evening of the Revival and prayer meetings will be held at 10:00 a.m. every morning of the Revival. All are welcome, including children. The Rev. Bohler is […]

2011 Mariposa County Fair & Homecoming



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Rotary explains its Four Way Test



In today’s fast-paced world it is easy to conceive that there is a dearth of leadership at every level. From the White House to Congress, from the state government, to the household, things have changed. Whether or not we have lost our leadership values, or constant change has lead us to believe the great leaders are all but gone, the […]

4-H needs leaders



Parents, grandparents, or friends, can be a mentor to local 4-H youth in a particular project. 4-H officials are looking for project volunteer leaders for the upcoming 4-H program year which begins Oct. 1, through Sept. 30, 2012. They are looking for leaders in the projects areas of goats, choir, sewing, quilting, welding, woodworking, GPS/GIS, forestry, scrapbooking, shooting sports, jewelry, […]