Saenz cards 38 in win over Waterford, Gustine



Thursday, April 10, 2014 – 11:30 a.m. – The Mariposa Grizzlies’ golf team rebounded from a tough loss to Turlock Christian last week as it beat a pair of Southern Athletic League (SAL) opponents on Wednesday, April 9 at Sierra Meadows Golf Course in Ahwahnee.Sophomore Alex Saenz carded his best round of golf so far this season after shooting just […]

Wayward tortoise finds his way home



After going missing for nearly a month, “Speedy” the tortoise came home to the Cathey’s Valley ranch of Mindy Masek, above right, on Monday, April 7. The tortoise was spotted in the Whispering Oaks neighborhood next door to the Masek ranch on March 31, but was not recovered until he walked home and was found in good health. Masek, shown […]

Town district’s water outlook is improving




Rains have helped the Mariposa Public Utility District bank water in its Stockton Creek Reservoir. A hiking and biking path leads to the reservoir from a point a half mile south of Highway 140 and Grosjean Road. The facility is seen here on Monday, April 7.Two months ago, a worse-case scenario saw the Mariposa Public Utility District implementing mandatory water […]

Verizon is purchasing Golden State




Verizon Wireless is awaiting Federal Communications Commission approval of a deal that would have the telecom giant acquire Golden State Cellular. Golden State has provided cell-phone service to Mariposa, Alpine, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties since 1989. If approved, the deal would bring area cell phone and mobiledevice users higherbandwidth “4G” service, along with other likely network improvements. Several local […]

Board reverses, rescinds offer




After initially offering the position of superintendent with the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) to Dr. Todd Cutler, the former deputy superintendent of the Rocklin Unified School District, the MCUSD Board of Trustees rescinded that decision in a 5-0 vote during a special meeting on Saturday, April 5. The decision not to hire Cutler came after district employees, and […]

Deputies nab pair in Coulterville burglary



 A man and woman are being held at the Mariposa County Adult Detention Facility after being arrested on charges of burglary, vehicle theft, assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a controlled substance. Jake Raven, 33, of Knight’s Ferry, and Drury Bond, 29, of Stockton, were taken into custody by Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputies on Monday, April […]

Candidates release campaign funding data




Candidates for public office in the county have released financial data showing campaign contributions and expenditures between January and March. Most have invested in signs like those seen here at the north end of town.The most current fundraising and expenditure reports by candidates running for county office in the June 3 primary election show assessor recorder hopeful Neil Stonum as […]

Snow survey dismal




While Mariposa hillsides are finally showing a bit of green due to recent storms, snow surveys taken early this month showed the snowpack in California is still far below normal. The California Department of Water Resources snow surveyors found that the snowpack had increased due to some late-season storms. But with the snowpack at only 32 percent of normal, the […]

Denim Day focuses on sexual assault



April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and employers are encouraged to allow employees to break dress codes and wear denim to work on Wednesday, April 23. Mountain Crisis Services has prepared a sticker that shows support for the community awareness effort. Denim Day is sponsored by Mountain Crisis Services and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) to enlist public […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



March 31: • A call reporting a threatening text message was received from Highway 140 in Mariposa. • Unsafe shooting was reported from Highway 49 South. • A vandalism report was taken on Lone Oak Drive in Greeley Hill. • A report of threats from Totokon Road resulted in an arrest. • Trespassing was reported on Hormiga Court in Coulterville. […]