Lady Grizzlies open playoffs next Tuesday

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 – 9:52 a.m. – Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly volleyball squad will open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs next Tuesday, Nov. 10, when they host Rio Vista.The match begins at 6 p.m. in the Loyd Hobby Gymnasium on the MCHS campus. (It was previously announced as 7 p.m., but the time was changed around noon today.) Tickets […]

Finally . . . rain drenches County

This culvert at the bottom of 6th Street pours into Mariposa Creek on Monday morning. It has been relatively dry for better than four years.The storm that brought smiles to everyone’s face Sunday night and Monday dumped more than two inches of rain in Mariposa and more than a foot of snow in the Sierra Nevada. But it’s not the […]

Deputy Mirelez receives standing ovation at game

MCHS head football coach and probation officer Ryan Oliphant, at left, presents a Mariposa Grizzly football jersey to Deputy Rudy Mirelez at last Friday night’s home football game. Pictured with Mirelez, who was wounded in the line of duty Oct. 1, is his wife Christine…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading […]

Youngster lauds those who serve with flags

It’s all about honoring people who help others. That’s the goal that 14- year-old Jaq Quinn has. He is in his fifth year as a member of the Hornitos 4- H club, and he has worked hard on getting his 4-H Emerald Star Project. His effort, called “A Field of Service — Past and Present,” honors those men and women […]

State mandates that JCF building must be replaced

District opts for $55,000 feasibility study

When John C. Fremont Hospital was built in 1951, it wasn’t earthquakes that scared people. It was nuclear bombs. “They built this hospital like a bomb shelter,” said Lorna Coci, public relations coordinator for John D. Fremont Heathcare District. Despite how well the building may have been constructed, a safety act passed after the 1971 Sylmar earthquake mandates that all […]

Community spirit flows to support Mirelez

Pioneer Market donated $7,500 toward helping Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rudy Mirelez recover after being shot twice during a traffic stop Oct. 1. Pictured, from left, are Wes Smith, deputy; Tonya English, bookkeeper at Pioneer; Sheriff Doug Binnewies; Jason Dubberke, Pioneer owner; Mike Lilley, Pioneer manager; and Aaron Matheson, Pioneer manager in Waterford.The community has stepped up in major […]

Two are jailed after syringes discovered

 Two young adults were jailed Oct. 30 after Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a suspicious male and female in a parking lot on 6th St. in Mariposa. Brian Austin Dunigan, 22, no residence listed, and Sophia Antonia Daddio, 19, of Mariposa, were both arrested on a variety of charges, according to a report acquired from […]

Flu shots available now for residents

With flu season just around the corner, public health officials are urging residents of Mariposa County to get their shots. Despite the cancellation of two clinics last week, the Mariposa County Health Department officials say there will be flu shots available at the regular clinics. “Hopefully, we will have more clinics scheduled,” said Mary Hodson, chief executive officer for Mariposa […]

Black and White Ball steps off this Saturday

John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation’s 34th Annual Black and White Ball will be held the evening of Saturday, Nov. 7. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in the Sequoia Building “Midnight Garden Masquerade” is the theme of this year’s ball. The fundraiser offers dinner, by B.B.’s Catering, music and dancing, […]


Oct. 26 • A harassment report was taken on Bull Pine Road. • Trespassing was reported from 5th Street. • A loitering complaint was received from Highway 140. • Vandalism was reported on Triangle Road. • A domestic dispute was reported at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. • A noise complaint was received from Jones Street. • A caller […]