Banner
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SST Update: Monday 5:35 A.M
Still having site issues.
Please use Valley Online News for new articles. 
All Local News including the Sheriff Report is located on Valley Online News.com

Articles below this line are older.


 

Overturned Vehicle on Darrah Road in Mariposa County Traps Driver
Read More...

Plan Your Weekend
Weekend Special Edition Out & About
Special Weekend Out and About Edition

TODAY: The Upper Merced River Watershed Addresses Environmental Consequences of Illegal Pot Farms
Throughout California, Illegal clandestine marijuana cultivation sites, also known as pot farms, are reaching epidemic levels on both on private and public lands, causing significant environmental resource damage... The presentation is scheduled for 5:30 at the BoS chambers on Thursday, July 17...
Read More...

FRIDAY: Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Special Meeting Agenda for July 18, 2014
Read More...

Mariposa Thursday Weather Forecast
Cooler today with a high temp of 89 degrees for Mariposa under mostly sunny skies that will again have clouds streaming into the area leading to a chance of afternoon mountain T-storms. Mariposa recorded a high temp of 93.2 degrees yesterday at the SST Weather Station, 3.6 degrees cooler than Tuesday's high temp. Yesterday White Wolf at 8,000 feet recorded .53" in the rain gauge as intense thunderstorms rolled over the high country. In the past two days White Wolf has recorded over an inch of rain! Oakhurst had .19" in the rain gauge yesterday. Friday and the weekends high temp will stay around 90 degrees under mostly sunny to sunny skies. There is a threat of mountain T-storms through the weekend.
Read More on the Weather Page...   

Update: 10:24 A.M. Booking Report Added
Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Letter to the Editor - Traffic on the 140 from the Rock Slide to Town and Beyond
It has come to my attention that we are facing a major problem starting in the latter part of August. Cal Trans will be starting to remove approximately 70 tons of debris from the rock slide on the 140…
Read More…

Positions Available at Mariposa Department of Human Services - Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
...looking for Independent Contractors to fill positions for after hours on-call crisis/triage workers, and are requesting applicants submit qualifications for contracts. Compensation equivalent to $2,000 per week to cover all nights and weekends...
Read More...

Motorcycle Vs. Vehicle Accident in Mariposa County Results in Major Injuries
On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at around 4:30 PM, an injury accident occurred on Highway 140 between a motorcycle and vehicle, about .4 miles west of Briceburg...
Read More...

Motorcycle Accident in Mariposa County Results in Injuries to Merced Man
On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at about Noon, Martin Delabat, 33, from Epping, Australia was driving a 2004 Toyota westbound on Highway 140 just west of Miller Road in Mariposa County...
Read More...

Letter to the Editor - Homeless Population Could Just As Easily Be US
In this year there has been several fires and a Yosemite shutdown. Just these could have caused our homed citizens to become homeless. Add to this the very real risk of losing the ability to work enough to earn…
Read More…

Letter to the Editor - McClintock is Right in Honoring Mariposa Woman
Cayce Jones' criticism of the effort to name a Yosemite peak after Mariposan Jessie Benton Fremont is not based in historical fact… The sole reason she was not on the public record and men of that age were, is that she was a woman…
Read More…

Letter to Editor - Recognition for Jessie Benton Fremont
It's great that the House has passed HR1192 to rename a mountain peak after Jessie Benton Fremont during the 150th Anniversary of President Lincoln signing the Yosemite Grant Act. Although she never sought credit for helping make it happen, Galen Clark, Yosemite's first Official Guardian, said in his "Reminiscences,"...
Read More…

Yosemite National Park Announces Fire Restrictions in Effect on Campfires in Wilderness Areas Below 6,000 Feet in Elevation
Read More...

California Drought Map for July 17, 2014 Has 82% of the State in Extreme Drought
Read More...

California Assemblyman Frank Bigelow’s Legislation to Combat Livestock Theft Signed into Law
Read More...

Valley Online News.com
California State Senator Cathleen Galgiani  Wants to Make Sure Cop Killers Stay Behind Bars With Introduction of S.B. 1284

Area News
Bass Lake District gets approval on domed gym
Read More...

Lady Gaga Joins Save Our Water Effort in Asking Californians to Conserve
Read More...

California Water Quantity, Quality Affect Melon Crops
Read More...

California June 2014 Home Sale Prices Highest Since December 2007
Read More...

AAA Reports California July 2014 Gas Prices Holding Steady
Read More...

UC Davis Researches Find Neutering Health Effects More Severe for Golden Retrievers Than Labradors
Read More...

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Statement on Senate Republican Vote to Block Legislation to Correct Hobby Lobby Decision Says “Once Again, Republicans Have Stood Against America’s Women"
Read More...

VA Acting Secretary Gibson Outlines Problems, Actions Taken, and Budget Resources Needed to Ensure Access to Care
Read More...



Tuesday BOS Meeting on TOT
Supervisors Janet Bibby and John Carrier voice opinion on leaving last weeks vote on the TOT to let stand at 1.25%. But an individual supervisor can bring it back before the Board next week to be discussed again.
On a side note the Agenda item on Department Head raises was pulled.
Audio:

Tourism Board Meeting Results
7/14/14: The Board does not support the 1.25% increase in TOT (Bed Tax) but could support a 1% increase in TOT with the Board considering a future TBID increase.

Fish Camp Advisory Council Meeting Agenda for Saturday, July 19, 2014
Read More...

Stanislaus National Forest Reports 400 Lighting Strikes Start Three Fires
Read More...

Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Around the Web
U.S. wildfire policy inadequate, senators agree

UC Davis Drought Impact Study Finds California Agriculture Faces Greatest Water Loss Ever Seen
Read More...

California State Water Board Approves Emergency Regulation to Ensure Agencies and State Residents Increase Water Conservation
Read More...

Letter to the Editor - Will Tom McClintock Sponsor a Bill to Honor the Tooth Fairy?
Tom McClintock’s foolish bill to name a Yosemite mountain for Jessie Benton Fremont passed the House of Rep's. on Monday. Jessie Benton Fremont was an admirable woman in many ways, but there is nothing in history to show that Jessie ever…
Read More…

100 Years of Cooperative Extension Honored with a Free Celebration in Mariposa on July 26, 2014
…Mariposa County’s Cooperative Extension Office is throwing a party to celebrate, and you are invited. On Saturday, July 26… there will be talks, demonstrations, handouts and activities... a Mexican dinner catered by Castillo’s, a 4-H fashion show and a birthday cake... It’s all free – including the dinner -- but participants must register by Monday, July 21
Read More…

Mariposa Soroptimist Presents 2014 Women’s Opportunity Award
The recipients of Soroptimist International of Mariposa’s 2014 Women's Opportunity Award are Barbara Shane Bonner and Kathaleen M. Hefner…
Read More…

Northside Pet Connection News: Summertime Heat Reminder and Upcoming September Events
Summertime heat is here, which should surprise none of us unless we just arrived here from Canada… Upcoming activities you may find interesting are; first, NPC’s Annual Dinner on Friday, Sept. 12… 49ers’ Festival, in Groveland Park on Saturday, Sept. 20, NPC will be again selling irises…
Read More…

Valley Online News.com
Congressman Jeff Denham Statement on UC Davis Economic Analysis of 2014 Drought Says "It is Crucial That We Come Together With Immediate, Lasting Solutions"

California Red-Legged Frog Named State Amphibian
Read More...

Debate Heats Up On Proposed EPA Water-Quality Rule
Read More...

Senate Action Needed to Renew Commitment to Active Management of Federal Forests
Read More...

USDA Awards Funds to Promote Development of Rural Wood to Energy Projects
Read More...

UCLA Study Finds Men With Prostate Cancer and Depression Have Lower Survival Rates Than Those Who Aren't Depressed
Read More...

Congressional Budget Office Report on the 2014 Long Term Budget Outlook Finds Long Term Revenues Falling Well Short Of Spending
Read More...

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and Fellow Democrats Call on FCC to Reclassify Broadband as a Utility to Protect Net Neutrality
Read More...

VA Takes Action to Ensure Data Integrity of Disability Claims
Read More...

President Obama Speaks on the Economy: Addressing Funding for the Highway Trust Fund
Read More...

Congressman Tom McClintock: House of Representatives Approves Legislation to Name Peak in Yosemite in Honor of Jessie Benton Fremont (Video)
Read More...

California Weekly Drought Brief for July 14, 2014
Read More...

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Reminds the Public that Wild Animals Do Not Need Handouts
Read More...

Mariposa County Fire Dept. Log
Mon., July 7 thru Sun., July 13

Mariposa Lutheran Church to Offer Vacation Bible School on July 21-25, 2014
Vacation Bible is coming to Mariposa Lutheran Church! This year's theme is "Gangway to Galilee"… Come join us on July 21 - 25. For kids 4 & up…
Read More…

Bootjack Volunteer Fire Company Pancake Breakfast on July 26, 2014
The Bootjack Volunteers would like to invite you to our Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, July 26 at the Bootjack Firehouse…
Read More…

Jehovah’s Witnesses Invite All to Attend “Keep Seeking First God’s Kingdom!” Convention on July 25, 2014
Jehovah’s Witnesses are inviting all of their neighbors to attend their annual convention to be held at Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena. The theme of this year’s program is “Keep Seeking First God’s Kingdom!”… From now through July 24, Jehovah’s Witnesses will extend personal invitations to all Mariposa residents…
Read More…

California Energy Commission Says Keep Buildings Airtight Using Aerosolized Sealant Spray - Reduce Energy Costs up to 30%
Read More...

CalPERS Reports Preliminary 2013-14 Fiscal Year Performance of 18.4 Percent
Read More...

California Sportfishing Protection Alliance: Court Denies Injunction Sought to Stop Water Transfers to Protect Fish - Delta Smelt on the Scaffold
Read More...

Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimated for S. 1486, Postal Reform Act of 2014 - Permitting the Postal Service to Reduce Mail Delivery From Six Days Per Week to Five
Read More...

Stanford Law Professor Says California's Prison Realignment Plan Needs Adjustments
Read More...

Justice Department, Federal and State Partners Secure Record $7 Billion Global Settlement with Citigroup for Misleading Investors About Securities Containing Toxic Mortgages
Read More...

Veterans Benefits Administration Processes One Millionth Claim in FY 2014
Read More...

NASA Honors Historic First Moon Landing, Eyes First Mars Mission
Read More...

Mariposa Photographer Charles Phillips Photograph Selected for 2014 Cowboy Keeper Award
With its annual Cowboy Keeper Award, the National Day of the Cowboy organization has been recognizing individuals, organizations, and projects that have contributed significantly to the preservation of pioneer heritage and cowboy culture, since its founding in 2005. The four exemplary honorees selected by the NDOC Board of Directors to receive the 2014 Cowboy Keeper Award are...
Read More...

Little Hoover Commission Calls for California to Lead in Climate Change Adaptation
Read More...

NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station aboard Orbital Sciences Resupply Mission
Read More...

U.S. Agriculture Department Report Projects Record Soybean Crop for 2014-2015
Read More...

UCLA Study Finds Many Young Smokers Aren't Aware of the Danger of Smoking Using Hookahs
Read More...

June 2014 Visitors by Auto to Yosemite National Park Slips 3% from June 2013
Read More...

Be a Volunteer at the Mariposa Museum and History Center
Mariposa Museum and History Center, Inc., a non-profit corporation, has been keeping its doors open to te community and its visitors thanks many to the efforts of those who give their time in volunteering as Docents, Tour Guides, Gold Panners, Stamp Mill Operators, Blacksmiths…
Read More…

Mariposa Museum & History Center Sunday Talk - “Old Pictures of Mariposa County” Hosted by Tom Phillips
...slip back into the past for an hour or so and view this wonderful community of ours through pictures of its colorful history. Tom Phillips will be hosting this trip down old dusty roads on Sunday, July 20th at 2 PM ...So hold on to your seats as his presentation is sure to be full of bumps and jolts as he travels down the road pointing out lost treasures of our past...
Read More...

Mariposa County Grand Jury Final Report Finds the Mariposa County Human Services Department in a Healing Process
Read More...

Mariposa County Grand Jury Look at Issues Within the Mariposa County Fire Department
Read More...

Mariposa County Grand Jury Investigate Homeless Activity Within Mariposa County
Read More...

Oakhurst Library to Host an Event Introducing Special Diabetes Alert Dogs on July 19, 2014
…Jeremy and Alicia Becker of Oakhurst, along with their six children, have embarked on a mission to breed and train Diabetes Alert Dogs (DADs). The Becker dogs are trained to alert their diabetic owners before their blood sugar levels become dangerous… The Beckers will speak to the public on Saturday, July 19th… 
Read More…

Update 7/8/14: 4:35 P.M.
Mariposa County Supervisors Approve a 1.25% TOT raise for the November 2014 ballot. This money will be for a non-specific use.  Supervisor John Carrier was the lone NO vote. 
Audio:

Around the Web
How to fund cops? Town considers marijuana tax
And
Can local voters phase out county pensions?
And
Bankruptcy judge may rule pensions can be cut

Mariposa County Supervisors Delay Approving the Proposal to Raise TOT (Bed Tax) Until July 8, 2014 (Audio)
Read More...

Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Move Forward With Historic Mariposa County Courthouse Renovation Project (Audio)
Read More...

Mariposa County Courthouse Renovation Project Presentation to the Mariposa County Historic Sites and Records Preservation Commission (Audio)
Read More...

Share/Save/Bookmark
  • 'Click' for more info! Host a party to earn FREE Scentsy or place an order through the site to support a local businesswoman. Thank you!
  • 'Click' For More Info: Visit the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort's Health Spa! Offering Massage, Therapeutic Bath, Cedar 'Hot-Rock' Sauna, with Deluxe Changing Rooms and so much more. Call to reserve Your appointment Today!
  • 'Click' For More Info: 'Gold Rush Trading Post' Located In Mariposa, California "For ALL Your Prospecting Supplies & Metal Detector Needs".
  • 'Click' For More Info: 'Gold Rush Trading Post' Located In Mariposa, California "We Buy Scrap Gold and Pay Top $$$ Between Sonora & Fresno".
  • 'Click' For More Info: 'Chocolate Soup', Fine Home Accessories and Gifts Located In Mariposa, Ca.
  • Click Here For All Creatures Veterinary Hospital in Mariposa, Ca.
  • 'Click' To Visit Our Facebook Page: Get Your Glass Repaired or Replaced at 'Mariposa Auto Trim', in Mariposa, California
  • 'Click' For More Info: California State Mining and Mineral Museum, in Mariposa, California
  • 'Click' For More Info: Mariposa Museum and History Center in Mariposa, California
  • 'Click' For More Info: Foster True Value...For All your Home and Hardware Needs In Mariposa, California
  • 'Click' For More Info: Sugar Pine Cafe in Mariposa, California
  • 'Click' For More Info: Inter-County Title Company In Mariposa, California
  • 'Click' For More Info: Butterfly Creek Winery In Mariposa, California
  • 'Click' For More Info: Happy Burger Diner..."We have Wi-Fi & the Largest Menu in the Sierra" in Mariposa, California
Mariposa-Reformed-Baptist-Church

CloudsRest-PetSitting
Does your dog need boarding...
or day care?  Call Trish!

SPCA
  Mention AD above for a Discount ! 
“Please Spay and Neuter Your Pets” 

SPCA Summer Hours
Tuesday through Saturday 10 to 3

Real Estate

Banner
Banner
Banner

Columnists


Leroy-Radanovich1 
Leroy Radanovich's Mariposa Life 
Linda Gast 

Tom-Phillips
Tom Phillips 
Michael Fisher

Jim-Parks-green-minute-sm
Jim Parks 
Please wait while JT SlideShow is loading images...
'Click' For More Info: Visit the 'Cafe at the Bug' for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. They offer Fresh, Local, & Organic options....worth making a trip for!'Click' For More Info: Visit Happy Burger Diner..."We have the LARGEST Menu in the Sierra" in Mariposa, California

Weather - Burn Day Information

 
The Sierra Sun Times Weather Station is located in Mariposa, California

For Complete Weather Coverage


Mariposa County
Burn Day Information

campfireno   
Burning Restriction Are In Effect -
No Burning Allowed Until Further Notice

For More Information
Call: (209) 966-1200
CAL FIRE - Burn Information
__________________________

Events
__________________________

   Jazzercise Class Schedules & More Info.   
jazzercise_real_results


Classified Ads

__________________________

Job Listings
__________________________
 

Mariposa Department of
Human Services - Behavioral
Health and Recovery

Independent Contractors Needed
after hours on-call crisis/triage workers 

Applicants must submit
qualifications for contracts 

Compensation equivalent to
$2,000 per week
to cover all nights and weekends 

(‘Click’ here for more information)
                                                                               8/17
__________________________

Contact Us to Place Your Ad
__________________________

Place Your 'Classified' Ad
on Sierra Sun Times
Email Us Today
 

Recent Comments

English Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish