Tourism continues to increase in difficult times


The state, national and global economies may be in a continued tailspin, but Mariposa County is coming out on top in terms of tourist visits. Once again, tourism revenue for Mariposa County has grown at a time when many counties and destinations are reeling from economic impact. Last Tuesday, Mariposa-Yosemite Tourism Bureau Director Jeff Hentz told the Mariposa County Board […]

Grizzly Band receives two resolutions

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band recently received notices of two resolutions in their honor, from the California State Assembly and the Congressional Record. Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, pictured second from right, presented the band with the Assembly resolution that, in part, acknowledged “the superb accomplishment of the band on its participation in the New York City Veterans’ Day Parade” […]

Amy R. Odgers Smith

 Amy R. Odgers Smith was born in Nevada City on Dec. 6, 1936 to Harry and Gen Odgers, and passed away in Modesto on Dec. 10. She attended Mariposa schools, graduating from Mariposa County High School in 1955 and later from Modesto Junior College. She is preceded in death by her son, David Rachels. She is survived by her husband […]

JCF employees ‘deck the halls’

Lorna Coci | Contributed Pictured, from left, are Penny Sturm and Dan Sturm, Manna House volunteers; and Chuck Miller, president, JCF Hospital Employees’ Association.John C. Fremont Hospital employees showed the true spirit of Christmas by “decking the halls.” On Dec. 14, 22 uniquely decorated wreaths were displayed in the main hall of the hospital for viewing by the employees and […]

Thank you

The Grizzly Quarterback Club would like to thank all of the community members, businesses, friends, family, parents and coaches who supported us with the purchase of a Christmas tree this year. The money raised during the Christmas tree sales supports the Grizzly High School football program. Also a great big hug and special thanks to Harold Hibpshman, Gail Miller, Jimmy […]

Thank you

I want to thank Jim Dulcich and the other firemen who came and cleaned-up my water mess at 10:30 p.m. after a pipe broke in my kitchen. Mae Beck … 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 a subscription. […]

Smith – West

Rusty West and Angela Smith were married on Sept. 9. Originally, the wedding was announced to be on Sept. 10. Several friends and family members were invited on a short boat ride in the Santa Cruz harbor the day before. Little did they know that the couple planned to surprise everyone by actually having the wedding on the boat that […]

Tavonattis celebrate 60 years

Gino and Jean Tavonatti of Mariposa have returned home after a two-week cruise to Hawaii to celebrate their 60th wedding aniversary. They were married in St. Paul, Minn. while attending the University of Minnesota. A celebration of the event was also held in Tracy at Sheryl and David Tavonatti’s home with their five children, spouses and 12 grandchildren. One evening […]

Cann holds meeting

Supervisor Kevin CannOn Jan. 9, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m., Supervisor Kevin Cann will hold an open discussion on issues of interest or concern for district residents at the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, 5100 Bullion Street. All are welcomed to attend but priority will be given to exploring future directions within District IV specifically and the County in general. […]

UC Merced ties with the area continue to increase

The bond between the San Joaquin Valley and the University of California, Merced, continues to strengthen. This past year, UC Merced’s ongoing research endeavors produced new knowledge that serves the San Joaquin Valley’s community and economy, while the university’s burgeoning athletics program became another source of pride for the community. Additionally, the campus’ continued development serves as major source of […]