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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mariposa Daily News

Mariposa Daily News

John Muir Yosemite Ramble Trip Gains Notable Supporters
Coulterville, CA – "Going Muir's Way" travel for visitors to Yosemite National Park is gaining notable supporters and renewed calls to name "John Muir Highway" to honor Muir's legacy in 2014, the 100th Anniversary of his death.  Muir scholars and guests from the University of the Pacific's Muir Symposium field trip (3/21/14) now are sharing their praise of following firsthand the route of Muir's1868 walk to Yosemite...
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Mariposa Relay for Life Hosts Annual Pancake Breakfast on May 3, 2014
On Saturday, May 3 Relay for Life of Mariposa will have its Annual Survivors Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m. - 12 noon at the Mariposa United Methodist Church at 6th St. & Bullion. All cancer survivors are free!
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Mariposa County Arts Council’s Treetop Gallery to Host 2nd Annual Clothesline Art Sale on May 3, 2014
On Saturday, May 3 the Mariposa County Arts Council’s Treetop Gallery will hold their second annual Clothesline Art Sale, immediately following the Butterfly Festival Parade. The public is invited to watch many of Mariposa’s local artists create original pieces of work and hang them on clothesline to dry. Pieces may be purchased right off the line, all artwork will be $75 or less...
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Letter to the Editor - Thanks for Supporting 4th Annual Arts Night
Mariposa County High School’s 4th Annual Arts Night rocked!  Thank you, Mariposa, for your continued support of performing and visual artists. Your presence at Arts Night honored Dr. Phillip Smith, to whom the evening was dedicated. Thank you to our Primary Arts Night Sponsor...
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Obituary: James Victor Romero
James Victor Romero passed from this world in Clovis, Calif., on April 6, 2014, with his beloved wife Cindy by his side. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Cynthia Lee Hammer Romero, his father, James Romero, his brother, Tony Romero, and his many children and grandchildren...
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Credit Card “Skimmer” Found at Woodland Market in Mariposa County
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Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Friday, April 18, 2014

Mariposa Saturday Weather Forecast
Mostly sunny today with a projected high temp of 76 degrees for the day. The higher elevations of the county today including Yosemite have a chance of afternoon showers/T-storms. Mariposa recorded a high temp of 76.3 degrees yesterday at the SST Weather Station, 2.9 degrees cooler than Thursday's high temp. Sunday is looking sunny with the high temps coming in around 79 degrees for the day. Read the weather page to see next weeks big 20 degree drop in high temps along with windy conditions!
Read More on the Weather Page...

Sonora Pass Opened at Noon on Friday, April 18, 2014
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Mariposa County Sheriff Department Reports Missing Teen Kaiwi Murdock Possibly in Merced
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Plan Your Weekend
Weekend Special Edition Out & About

Special Weekend Out and About Edition

TODAY: Annual Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show Set for April 19 & 20, 2014
Mariposa Gem and Mineral show is all set to be even bigger and better this year with the addition of live music and a FREE community Easter Egg hunt (TODAY @ 1PM Meet at the Fairgrounds Office). Gemstones for everyone, rock cutting for dad, panning for gold for the kids, and lovely jewelry for the ladies make this the ideal day or weekend getaway.  It’s a fun and educational outing for the whole family in lovely historic Mariposa - the gateway to Yosemite... The show will be open Saturday, April 19 from 10-6 and Sunday, April 20 from 10-4...
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TODAY: Fish Camp Advisory Council Meeting Agenda for Saturday, April 19, 2014
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TODAY: Sierra Foothill Conservancy Upcoming Hikes for April 2014
Saturday, April 19: Annual Earth Day Striped Rock Hike. Join Bill Downey for a climb on this scenic landmark. The end of the hike is steep and there’s a section of rock scrambling, but the view is spectacular. Meet at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds...
Read More...

TODAY: Mommy and Me Class in Mariposa
Join us every Saturday morning for a Mommy and Me class in Mariposa. This will be an hour long play class with play time to interact with other kiddos followed by song and dance circle time...
Read More...

TODAY: Mother Lode Jewish Community to Host Community Passover Dinner & Seder On April 19, 2014
The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) will be holding this year’s annual Passover Dinner and Seder in Murphys on Saturday, April 19th. Passover, which celebrates freedom from slavery in ancient Egypt, is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish religion.  Everyone is welcome...
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TODAY: Yosemite National Park Celebrates 2014 National Park Week and Earth Day with Special Programs and Activities (FREE Weekend)
Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day from Saturday, April 19 through Sunday, April 27, 2014. Special events and activities are being sponsored and organized by the National Park Service (NPS), DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., Yosemite Conservancy, and the Ansel Adams Gallery. Park entrance fees will be waived for Yosemite National Park from Saturday, April 19 through Sunday, April 20, 2013. Camping fees and all other fees will still be applicable...
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TODAY: Eileen Dunn Announced as Grand Marshall for the 28th Annual Raymond Parade Held on April 19, 2014
In 1960 Joe and Eileen packed up their 5 kids, left LA and headed out to Oregon to find a quiet, safe place to raise their kids.  When they stopped in Madera to say goodbye to Joe’s parents, they heard the Raymond Granite Quarry was hiring. That was 54 years ago, and they have never left. Eileen is most proud of the fact that...
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SUNDAY: Coulterville Easter Bunny Invites Everyone to Celebrate “Easter in the Park” on April 20, 2014
Hi, it’s the Coulterville Easter Bunny here...  Yes, it’s that time of year again!  Soon, I will be hopping down the John Muir Bunny Trail to the Coulterville Park on Sunday, April 20th at noon to celebrate “Easter in the Park” with all of my friends...
Read More...

Genealogy With Michael Fisher: A Family Affair - The Granite Mountain Vault
Since my wife and I began our Family History Research, there have been dramatic changes in the way things are done.  We used to drive hundreds of miles on a single round trip to visit one of the Federal Archives Buildings or other repository. 
Read More...

Valley Online News.com
Woodward Reservoir Regional Park is Open for  2014 Recreational Activities

Area News
New life for old relic; Romaggi Adobe
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Rural County Representatives of California Announces Fish and Game Commission Delays Decision on Gray Wolf ESA Listing
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California’s March 2014 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Increase by 11,800 While the Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged at 8.1 Percent
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California Governor Jerry Brown Grants 63 Pardons on Good Friday
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California High Speed Rail Final Environmental Document for the Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section Made Available
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California Department of Water Resources Announces Late Storms Allow 5 Percent Allocation to State Water Project Users and Delta Barriers Avoided
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California Fish and Game Commission Adopts 2014 Big-Game Tag Quotas
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California BLM Initiates Environmental Review of 60-Megawatt Tylerhorse Wind Energy Project in Kern County
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NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface
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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Says Bipartisan Support of Congress and White House Sends Iran a Clear Signal that the U.N. is not a Back Door to Attack U.S.
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President Barack Obama Weekly Address: Easter and Passover Greetings (Video)
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John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers' to Hold Annual Spring Fling on May 17, 2014
The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers are again planning their Annual Spring Fling. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 17th, 2014 at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane. The sale of crafts will start at 9:00 a.m. and a Taco Salad Luncheon will...
Read More...

BootJack Fire Company Breakfast, Bake Sale and Fire House Yard Sale to be Held on April 26th, 2014
See Flyer...

Around the Web
CHP copter helps rescue injured Yosemite hiker
And
Kristin Flahive and Kelsey Mankins of Catheys Valley, Calif. will be married on May 31 at Holy Cross Church in Mendota.

Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Thursday, April 17, 2014

Letter to the Editor - Mariposa Graduate Needs Help to Further Her Education
…I grew up in Mariposa, attending Almost Like Home preschool all the way to my graduation in 2010 from Mariposa County High School. Four years ago I never would have dreamt of getting the opportunity to further my studies in Ireland. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and as most opportunities are, it is expensive…
Read More…

Valley Online News.com
Experts Talk Groundwater at CSU Stanislaus Public Forum

Covered California First Open Enrollment Signs up Over 3 Million
Read More...

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Says 8 Million People Have Enrolled Through the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplaces
Read More...

White House Releases Affordable Care Act Updated Enrollment Numbers
Read More...

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Reports California Home Sales Spring Higher in March 2014, But Diminishing Affordability Sapping Market
Read More...

California Garners More Than $19 Million From Federal Block Grant Program as it Leads the Way on Specialty Crops
Read More...

Congressional Budget Office Offers An Analysis of the President's 2015 Budget
Read More...

GAO Audit of the National Environmental Policy Act  (NEPA) Reveals Lack of Accountability and Transparency
Read More...

CDC Data Shows Limited Progress in Reducing the Important Public Health Problem of Foodborne Infections

Read More...

IRS Answers the Question: Where’s My Refund?
Read More...

NASA's Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in 'Habitable Zone'
Read More...

Elevated Levels of Mercury Found in Fish in Western U.S. National Parks
Read More...

Prescribed Fire Near Bishop Creek Scheduled in Yosemite National Park for April 2014
Read More...

Sierra Railway Shops in Jamestown Selected as One of Six Nominations to be Considered for California Historical Landmark Designation
Read More...

Updated April 17, 2014:
Stanislaus National Forest Announces Opening of Seasonal Campgrounds and Roads for 2014

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Help Wanted: El Portal Dining, Inc. Now Hiring for the 2014 Season
El Portal Dining, Inc. is looking for people interested in joining our team. Our goal is to provide a fun working environment, and to enrich the lives of our guests and our team members. We have openings for all jobs and all shifts including, experienced cooks, shift managers, servers, host/cashier, bussers, and bartenders. These positions may be full time or part time. All jobs are seasonal...
Read More..

Valley Online News.com
UC Merced Professor Melts Snow to See Climate Change Impacts
And
Modesto Police Department Announces April 11, 2014 DUI Checkpoint Nets 4 Arrests
And
Merced Lao Family Community, Inc. Among 132 California Arts Organizations Receiving Competitive Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts

May 1, 2014 Fee Increase at Four Campgrounds at Sequoia National Park
Read More...

California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Winger Says "One-Size-Fits-All Won’t Fit Anyone" on Groundwater Discussion
Read More...

California Governor Jerry Brown Calls Special Session to Strengthen Rainy Day Fund
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California Senate Republicans Applaud Governor's Call for Rainy Day Fund Special Session
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California March 2014 Home Sales Down 12.8 Percent from 2013
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U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein Joins Senators in Call for Standards to Lower Bacteria Rates in Poultry
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Stanford Researchers Rethink 'Natural' Habitat For Wildlife as World Population Approaches 9 Billion by 2050
Read More...

Independent 2013 Survey Shows Veterans Highly Satisfied with VA Care Higher rating than Private-Sector Hospitals on Average
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President Obama Says Republicans in the House of Representatives have Repeatedly Failed to Take Action on Immigration Reform
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Oakhurst Woman Among Three Charged With Conspiracy To Commit Credit Card Fraud In Jackson Area
Read More...

Yosemite National Park Announces Availability of the Ansel Adams Gallery Complex Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment
Read More...

The Mariposa Democratic Club Meeting on Saturday, April 12, 2014 Featured Candidates for Supervisor for District One and Three in Mariposa County (Video)
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Around the Web
Merced project aims to match homeless with housing
And
Stanislaus GOP committee considers disciplining one of own

California Drought Plan Omits Allocations for Farm Water
Read More...

California Department of Fish and Wildlife on Finding an Alternative to Rodenticide: Use a Better Mousetrap
Read More...

California Department of Public Health Submits Final Regulation Package Regarding Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI) and Drinking Water
Read More...

FDA Approves Tanzeum to Treat Type 2 Diabetes
Read More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Congratulates the MES Winners of the 2014 Read And Ride Program
Mariposa County Fire Department would like to congratulate the Mariposa Elementary School winners of the "Read and Ride" program. These students spent many hours expanding their minds through reading…
Read More…

Sierra Foothill Charter School Attends CSU Fresno Earth Day Festival
On Friday, April 4, Mr. Hughes' 5th-6th grade class from Sierra Foothill Charter School attended an Earth Day Festival at CSU Fresno. Students participated in a wide-range of science related activities…
Read More…

Sierra Foothill Charter School Students are Fired Up for Reading
Fired Up for Reading is a program sponsored by the Mariposa County Fire Department. Sierra Foothill Charter School students spent a month tracking all the books they read and how many minutes they spent reading. Teachers then chose...
Read More…

Northern Mariposa County Human Services Office Announces Update Of Available Social Services
Mariposa County Human Services has an office in Coulterville to provide services for those living in the Coulterville, Greeley Hill, Lake Don Pedro and the surrounding area.  The office is located at 5026 Broadway… 
Read More…

Mariposa 4-H Sponsor Multiple Sclerosis Bike-A-Thon on April 27, 2014
The 3rd Annual MS Bike 10 Miles ride will take place on Sunday, April 27. This event is sponsored by the 4-H Citizenship Project.
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Letter to the Editor - Mariposa County Fire Department's Relay for Life Team Thanks Community for Support
Mariposa County Fire Department's Relay for Life team would like to thank the community for their generous support of our "Fill our Boot" fundraiser on Saturday, April 13th at the 4-way stop…
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Mariposa County Fire Dept. Log
Mon., April 7 thru Sun., April 13


Update:
Mr. Donald Corn, 80, of Mariposa has been identified as the deceased pilot in last weeks plane crash.
1 dead in Mariposa County plane crash

Mariposa Resident Found Deceased in Yosemite National Park
Read More...

Letter to the Editor - Open Letter to Congressman Tom McClintock Concerning Horseback Riding in Yosemite National Park
I was so disappointed that the Park Service has chosen to eliminate the day horseback rides for visitors to Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows. 
Read More...

Letter to the Editor - Rebuttal to Mariposa County Auditor William Davis
Mr. Davis is in error that the assessment on any parcel is not proportional to the benefits received for the new fire engines.  While fire engines are a very important part of our fire protection abilities they are not the sum total of the “special benefits” received by any property owner…
Read More…

Letters to the Editor – Mariposa County School Board Needs Better Judgment
A good school district affects everyone in our county. It is an important factor for our property values. It prevents juvenile crime. Most importantly, it sets up our youth to be valuable future citizens. It’s too important of a factor for us to allow ourselves to be shut out of important school district decisions…
Read More…

Mariposa Daily News

Credit Card “Skimmer” Found at Woodland Market in Mariposa County
Read More...

Sonora Pass Opened at Noon on Friday, April 18, 2014
Read More...

Mariposa County Sheriff Department Reports Missing Teen Kaiwi Murdock Possibly in Merced
Read More...


John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers' to Hold Annual Spring Fling on May 17, 2014
The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers are again planning their Annual Spring Fling. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 17th, 2014 at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane. The sale of crafts will start at 9:00 a.m. and a Taco Salad Luncheon will...
Read More...

BootJack Fire Company Breakfast, Bake Sale and Fire House Yard Sale to be Held on April 26th, 2014
See Flyer...

Mariposa Friday Weather Forecast
Mostly cloudy this morning turning sunny later today. Mariposa has a projected high temp of 75 degrees for the day. The higher elevations of the county today including Yosemite have a chance of afternoon showers/T-storms. Mariposa recorded a high temp of 79.2 degrees yesterday at the SST Weather Station, .9 degrees warmer than Wednesday's high temp. The weekend is looking sunny to mostly sunny with the high temps in the mid to high 70's. Read the weather page to see next weeks big drop in high temps along with windy conditions!
Read More on the Weather Page...

Around the Web
CHP copter helps rescue injured Yosemite hiker
And
Kristin Flahive and Kelsey Mankins of Catheys Valley, Calif. will be married on May 31 at Holy Cross Church in Mendota.


Help Wanted:
 North Fork Rancheria Job Listings
North Fork Rancheria TANF Program Job Openings: TANF FWYC Coordinator North Fork: Salary: $39,179 - $56,406. Closing:  Friday, April 18 at 5 p.m.
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Plan Your Weekend
Weekend Special Edition Out & About

Special Weekend Out and About Edition

Starts Tomorrow: Annual Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show Set for April 19 & 20, 2014
Mariposa Gem and Mineral show is all set to be even bigger and better this year with the addition of live music and a free community Easter Egg hunt. Gemstones for everyone, rock cutting for dad, panning for gold for the kids, and lovely jewelry for the ladies make this the ideal day or weekend getaway.  It’s a fun and educational outing for the whole family in lovely historic Mariposa - the gateway to Yosemite... The show will be open Saturday, April 19 from 10-6 and Sunday, April 20 from 10-4...
Read More...

Tomorrow: Fish Camp Advisory Council Meeting Agenda for Saturday, April 19, 2014
Read More...

Tomorrow: Sierra Foothill Conservancy Upcoming Hikes for April 2014
Saturday, April 19: Annual Earth Day Striped Rock Hike. Join Bill Downey for a climb on this scenic landmark. The end of the hike is steep and there’s a section of rock scrambling, but the view is spectacular. Meet at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds...
Read More...

Tomorrow: Mommy and Me Class in Mariposa
 Join us every Saturday morning for a Mommy and Me class in Mariposa. This will be an hour long play class with play time to interact with other kiddos followed by song and dance circle time...
 Read More...

Tomorrow: Mother Lode Jewish Community to Host Community Passover Dinner & Seder On April 19, 2014 
The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) will be holding this year’s annual Passover Dinner and Seder in Murphys on Saturday, April 19th. Passover, which celebrates freedom from slavery in ancient Egypt, is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish religion.  Everyone is welcome...
Read More... 

Starts Tomorrow: Yosemite National Park Celebrates 2014 National Park Week and Earth Day with Special Programs and Activities
Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day from Saturday, April 19 through Sunday, April 27, 2014. Special events and activities are being sponsored and organized by the National Park Service (NPS), DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., Yosemite Conservancy, and the Ansel Adams Gallery. Park entrance fees will be waived for Yosemite National Park from Saturday, April 19 through Sunday, April 20, 2013. Camping fees and all other fees will still be applicable...
Read More...

Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Thursday, April 17, 2014

Letter to the Editor - Mariposa Graduate Needs Help to Further Her Education
…I grew up in Mariposa, attending Almost Like Home preschool all the way to my graduation in 2010 from Mariposa County High School. Four years ago I never would have dreamt of getting the opportunity to further my studies in Ireland. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and as most opportunities are, it is expensive…
Read More…

Valley Online News.com
Experts Talk Groundwater at CSU Stanislaus Public Forum

Area News
Tuolumne County pans state mining bill
Read More...

Covered California First Open Enrollment Signs up Over 3 Million
Read More...

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Says 8 Million People Have Enrolled Through the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplaces
Read More...

White House Releases Affordable Care Act Updated Enrollment Numbers
Read More...

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Reports California Home Sales Spring Higher in March 2014, But Diminishing Affordability Sapping Market
Read More...

California Garners More Than $19 Million From Federal Block Grant Program as it Leads the Way on Specialty Crops
Read More...

Congressional Budget Office Offers An Analysis of the President's 2015 Budget
Read More...

GAO Audit of the National Environmental Policy Act  (NEPA) Reveals Lack of Accountability and Transparency
Read More...

CDC Data Shows Limited Progress in Reducing the Important Public Health Problem of Foodborne Infections

Read More...

IRS Answers the Question: Where’s My Refund?
Read More...

NASA's Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in 'Habitable Zone'
Read More...

 



Genealogy With Michael Fisher: A Family Affair - The Granite Mountain Vault
Since my wife and I began our Family History Research, there have been dramatic changes in the way things are done.  We used to drive hundreds of miles on a single round trip to visit one of the Federal Archives Buildings or other repository. 
Read More...

Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Elevated Levels of Mercury Found in Fish in Western U.S. National Parks
Read More...

Prescribed Fire Near Bishop Creek Scheduled in Yosemite National Park for April 2014
Read More...

Sierra Railway Shops in Jamestown Selected as One of Six Nominations to be Considered for California Historical Landmark Designation
Read More...

This Weekend: Coulterville Easter Bunny Invites Everyone to Celebrate “Easter in the Park” on April 20, 2014
Hi, it’s the Coulterville Easter Bunny here...  Yes, it’s that time of year again!  Soon, I will be hopping down the John Muir Bunny Trail to the Coulterville Park on Sunday, April 20th at noon to celebrate “Easter in the Park” with all of my friends...
Read More...

Eileen Dunn Announced as Grand Marshall for the 28th Annual Raymond Parade Held on April 19, 2014
In 1960 Joe and Eileen packed up their 5 kids, left LA and headed out to Oregon to find a quiet, safe place to raise their kids.  When they stopped in Madera to say goodbye to Joe’s parents, they heard the Raymond Granite Quarry was hiring. That was 54 years ago, and they have never left. Eileen is most proud of the fact that...
Read More...

Updated April 17, 2014:
Stanislaus National Forest Announces Opening of Seasonal Campgrounds and Roads for 2014

Read More...

Help Wanted: El Portal Dining, Inc. Now Hiring for the 2014 Season
El Portal Dining, Inc. is looking for people interested in joining our team. Our goal is to provide a fun working environment, and to enrich the lives of our guests and our team members. We have openings for all jobs and all shifts including, experienced cooks, shift managers, servers, host/cashier, bussers, and bartenders. These positions may be full time or part time. All jobs are seasonal...
Read More..

Valley Online News.com
UC Merced Professor Melts Snow to See Climate Change Impacts
And
Modesto Police Department Announces April 11, 2014 DUI Checkpoint Nets 4 Arrests
And
Merced Lao Family Community, Inc. Among 132 California Arts Organizations Receiving Competitive Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts

May 1, 2014 Fee Increase at Four Campgrounds at Sequoia National Park
Read More...

California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Winger Says "One-Size-Fits-All Won’t Fit Anyone" on Groundwater Discussion
Read More...

California Governor Jerry Brown Calls Special Session to Strengthen Rainy Day Fund
Read More...

California Senate Republicans Applaud Governor's Call for Rainy Day Fund Special Session
Read More...

California March 2014 Home Sales Down 12.8 Percent from 2013
Read More...

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein Joins Senators in Call for Standards to Lower Bacteria Rates in Poultry
Read More...

Stanford Researchers Rethink 'Natural' Habitat For Wildlife as World Population Approaches 9 Billion by 2050
Read More...

Independent 2013 Survey Shows Veterans Highly Satisfied with VA Care Higher rating than Private-Sector Hospitals on Average
Read More...

President Obama Says Republicans in the House of Representatives have Repeatedly Failed to Take Action on Immigration Reform
Read More...

Oakhurst Woman Among Three Charged With Conspiracy To Commit Credit Card Fraud In Jackson Area
Read More...

Yosemite National Park Announces Availability of the Ansel Adams Gallery Complex Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment
Read More...

The Mariposa Democratic Club Meeting on Saturday, April 12, 2014 Featured Candidates for Supervisor for District One and Three in Mariposa County (Video)
Read More...

Around the Web
Merced project aims to match homeless with housing
And
Stanislaus GOP committee considers disciplining one of own

Valley Online News.com
Congressman Jeff Denham Announces 2014 10th District Congressional Art Competition Student Reception
And
Tulare County Man Sentenced To 17.5 Years In Prison For Marijuana Cultivation Crimes
And
City of Modesto Announces 2014 Poets’ Corner Contest Winners

California Drought Plan Omits Allocations for Farm Water
Read More...

California Department of Fish and Wildlife on Finding an Alternative to Rodenticide: Use a Better Mousetrap
Read More...

California Department of Public Health Submits Final Regulation Package Regarding Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI) and Drinking Water
Read More...

FDA Approves Tanzeum to Treat Type 2 Diabetes
Read More...

Following Mass Shooting Incidents, Attorney General Holder Urges Congress to Approve $15 Million to Train Law Enforcement Officers for 'Active Shooter' Situations
Read More...

CIA Declassifies Agency Role in Publishing Doctor Zhivago
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President Obama to Award Medal of Honor on May 13, 2014 to Kyle J. White
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California Weekly Drought Brief for Monday, April 14, 2014
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Mortgage Broker Sentenced To Prison For Stealing Tuolumne County Couple’s Escrow Funds
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Around the Web
TurboTax Maker Linked to ‘Grassroots’ Campaign Against Free, Simple Tax Filing

Mariposa County Fire Department Congratulates the MES Winners of the 2014 Read And Ride Program
Mariposa County Fire Department would like to congratulate the Mariposa Elementary School winners of the "Read and Ride" program. These students spent many hours expanding their minds through reading…
Read More…

Sierra Foothill Charter School Attends CSU Fresno Earth Day Festival
On Friday, April 4, Mr. Hughes' 5th-6th grade class from Sierra Foothill Charter School attended an Earth Day Festival at CSU Fresno. Students participated in a wide-range of science related activities…
Read More…

Sierra Foothill Charter School Students are Fired Up for Reading
Fired Up for Reading is a program sponsored by the Mariposa County Fire Department. Sierra Foothill Charter School students spent a month tracking all the books they read and how many minutes they spent reading. Teachers then chose...
Read More…

Northern Mariposa County Human Services Office Announces Update Of Available Social Services
Mariposa County Human Services has an office in Coulterville to provide services for those living in the Coulterville, Greeley Hill, Lake Don Pedro and the surrounding area.  The office is located at 5026 Broadway… 
Read More…

Mariposa 4-H Sponsor Multiple Sclerosis Bike-A-Thon on April 27, 2014
The 3rd Annual MS Bike 10 Miles ride will take place on Sunday, April 27. This event is sponsored by the 4-H Citizenship Project.
Read More…

Letter to the Editor - Mariposa County Fire Department's Relay for Life Team Thanks Community for Support
Mariposa County Fire Department's Relay for Life team would like to thank the community for their generous support of our "Fill our Boot" fundraiser on Saturday, April 13th at the 4-way stop…
Read More…

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


Congressional Budget Office Releases Updated Budget Projections: 2014 to 2024 Finds Rising Federal Budget Deficits Under Current Laws
Read More...

California DMV Targets Unlicensed Car Dealers Posing As Private Sellers
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U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Barbara Mikulski Hail Decision by Social Security Administration to Immediately Halt Seizure of Taxpayer Refunds to Pay for Decades-Old Mistakes
Read More...

Congressional Budget Office Updated Estimates of the Affordable Care Act Find Additional Cost Savings of $104 Billion over Ten Years
Read More...

Update:
Mr. Donald Corn, 80, of Mariposa has been identified as the deceased pilot in last weeks plane crash.
1 dead in Mariposa County plane crash

Mariposa Resident Found Deceased in Yosemite National Park
Read More...

Around the Web
Suicide suspected in Mariposa man's fall in Yosemite
and
Bear drags Florida woman from garage

Letter to the Editor - Open Letter to Congressman Tom McClintock Concerning Horseback Riding in Yosemite National Park
I was so disappointed that the Park Service has chosen to eliminate the day horseback rides for visitors to Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows. 
Read More...

Letter to the Editor - Rebuttal to Mariposa County Auditor William Davis
Mr. Davis is in error that the assessment on any parcel is not proportional to the benefits received for the new fire engines.  While fire engines are a very important part of our fire protection abilities they are not the sum total of the “special benefits” received by any property owner…
Read More…

Letters to the Editor – Mariposa County School Board Needs Better Judgment
A good school district affects everyone in our county. It is an important factor for our property values. It prevents juvenile crime. Most importantly, it sets up our youth to be valuable future citizens. It’s too important of a factor for us to allow ourselves to be shut out of important school district decisions…
Read More…

Yosemite National Park Announces Glacier Point Road to Open Monday, April 14, 2014 at Noon
Read More...

Valley Online News.com
Modesto City Council to Consider Modesto Courthouse Project on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mariposa Daily News

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

Genealogy With Michael Fisher: A Family Affair - The Granite Mountain Vault
Since my wife and I began our Family History Research, there have been dramatic changes in the way things are done.  We used to drive hundreds of miles on a single round trip to visit one of the Federal Archives Buildings or other repository. 
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Mariposa Thursday Weather Forecast
Mostly sunny today with a projected high temp of 81 degrees for the day. Mariposa recorded a high temp of 78.3 degrees yesterday at the SST Weather Station, 1.1 degrees cooler than Tuesday's high temp. Friday's high temp should come in at 73 degrees for the day under mostly sunny skies. The weekend is looking mostly sunny with the high temps in the mid to high 70's. Read the weather page to see next weeks big drop in high temps!
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Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Elevated Levels of Mercury Found in Fish in Western U.S. National Parks
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Prescribed Fire Near Bishop Creek Scheduled in Yosemite National Park for April 2014
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Sierra Railway Shops in Jamestown Selected as One of Six Nominations to be Considered for California Historical Landmark Designation
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Annual Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show Set for April 19 & 20, 2014
Mariposa Gem and Mineral show is all set to be even bigger and better this year with the addition of live music and a free community Easter Egg hunt. Gemstones for everyone, rock cutting for dad, panning for gold for the kids, and lovely jewelry for the ladies make this the ideal day or weekend getaway.  It’s a fun and educational outing for the whole family in lovely historic Mariposa - the gateway to Yosemite... The show will be open Saturday, April 19 from 10-6 and Sunday, April 20 from 10-4...
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Weekend Special Edition Out & About

Special Weekend Out and About Edition

Reminder: Sierra Foothill Conservancy Upcoming Hikes for April 2014
Saturday, April 19: Annual Earth Day Striped Rock Hike. Join Bill Downey for a climb on this scenic landmark. The end of the hike is steep and there’s a section of rock scrambling, but the view is spectacular. Meet at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds...
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This Weekend: Coulterville Easter Bunny Invites Everyone to Celebrate “Easter in the Park” on April 20, 2014
Hi, it’s the Coulterville Easter Bunny here...  Yes, it’s that time of year again!  Soon, I will be hopping down the John Muir Bunny Trail to the Coulterville Park on Sunday, April 20th at noon to celebrate “Easter in the Park” with all of my friends...
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Eileen Dunn Announced as Grand Marshall for the 28th Annual Raymond Parade Held on April 19, 2014
In 1960 Joe and Eileen packed up their 5 kids, left LA and headed out to Oregon to find a quiet, safe place to raise their kids.  When they stopped in Madera to say goodbye to Joe’s parents, they heard the Raymond Granite Quarry was hiring. That was 54 years ago, and they have never left. Eileen is most proud of the fact that...
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Reminder: Mother Lode Jewish Community to Host Community Passover Dinner & Seder On April 19, 2014 
The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) will be holding this year’s annual Passover Dinner and Seder in Murphys on Saturday, April 19th. Passover, which celebrates freedom from slavery in ancient Egypt, is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish religion.  Everyone is welcome...
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Yosemite National Park Celebrates 2014 National Park Week and Earth Day with Special Programs and Activities
Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day from Saturday, April 19 through Sunday, April 27, 2014. Special events and activities are being sponsored and organized by the National Park Service (NPS), DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., Yosemite Conservancy, and the Ansel Adams Gallery. Park entrance fees will be waived for Yosemite National Park from Saturday, April 19through Sunday, April 20, 2013. Camping fees and all other fees will still be applicable...
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Updated April 17, 2014:
Stanislaus National Forest Announces Opening of Seasonal Campgrounds and Roads for 2014

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Help Wanted: North Fork Rancheria Job Listings
North Fork Rancheria TANF Program Job Openings: TANF FWYC Coordinator North Fork: Salary: $39,179 - $56,406. Closing:  Friday, April 18 at 5 p.m.
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Help Wanted: El Portal Dining, Inc. Now Hiring for the 2014 Season
El Portal Dining, Inc. is looking for people interested in joining our team. Our goal is to provide a fun working environment, and to enrich the lives of our guests and our team members. We have openings for all jobs and all shifts including, experienced cooks, shift managers, servers, host/cashier, bussers, and bartenders. These positions may be full time or part time. All jobs are seasonal...
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Valley Online News.com
UC Merced Professor Melts Snow to See Climate Change Impacts
And
Modesto Police Department Announces April 11, 2014 DUI Checkpoint Nets 4 Arrests
And
Merced Lao Family Community, Inc. Among 132 California Arts Organizations Receiving Competitive Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts 

Area News
Yuba County Joins State Of Jefferson Movement To Split...
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May 1, 2014 Fee Increase at Four Campgrounds at Sequoia National Park  
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California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Winger Says "One-Size-Fits-All Won’t Fit Anyone" on Groundwater Discussion
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California Governor Jerry Brown Calls Special Session to Strengthen Rainy Day Fund
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California Senate Republicans Applaud Governor's Call for Rainy Day Fund Special Session
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California March 2014 Home Sales Down 12.8 Percent from 2013
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U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein Joins Senators in Call for Standards to Lower Bacteria Rates in Poultry
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Stanford Researchers Rethink 'Natural' Habitat For Wildlife as World Population Approaches 9 Billion by 2050
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Independent 2013 Survey Shows Veterans Highly Satisfied with VA Care Higher rating than Private-Sector Hospitals on Average
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President Obama Says Republicans in the House of Representatives have Repeatedly Failed to Take Action on Immigration Reform
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Oakhurst Woman Among Three Charged With Conspiracy To Commit Credit Card Fraud In Jackson Area
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Yosemite National Park Announces Availability of the Ansel Adams Gallery Complex Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment
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The Mariposa Democratic Club Meeting on Saturday, April 12, 2014 Featured Candidates for Supervisor for District One and Three in Mariposa County (Video)
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Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Valley Online News.com
Congressman Jeff Denham Announces 2014 10th District Congressional Art Competition Student Reception
And
Tulare County Man Sentenced To 17.5 Years In Prison For Marijuana Cultivation Crimes
And
City of Modesto Announces 2014 Poets’ Corner Contest Winners

California Drought Plan Omits Allocations for Farm Water
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife on Finding an Alternative to Rodenticide: Use a Better Mousetrap
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California Department of Public Health Submits Final Regulation Package Regarding Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI) and Drinking Water
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FDA Approves Tanzeum to Treat Type 2 Diabetes
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Following Mass Shooting Incidents, Attorney General Holder Urges Congress to Approve $15 Million to Train Law Enforcement Officers for 'Active Shooter' Situations
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CIA Declassifies Agency Role in Publishing Doctor Zhivago
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President Obama to Award Medal of Honor on May 13, 2014 to Kyle J. White
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California Weekly Drought Brief for Monday, April 14, 2014
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Mortgage Broker Sentenced To Prison For Stealing Tuolumne County Couple’s Escrow Funds
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Around the Web
TurboTax Maker Linked to ‘Grassroots’ Campaign Against Free, Simple Tax Filing

Mariposa County Fire Department Congratulates the MES Winners of the 2014 Read And Ride Program
Mariposa County Fire Department would like to congratulate the Mariposa Elementary School winners of the "Read and Ride" program. These students spent many hours expanding their minds through reading…
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Sierra Foothill Charter School Attends CSU Fresno Earth Day Festival
On Friday, April 4, Mr. Hughes' 5th-6th grade class from Sierra Foothill Charter School attended an Earth Day Festival at CSU Fresno. Students participated in a wide-range of science related activities…
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Sierra Foothill Charter School Students are Fired Up for Reading
Fired Up for Reading is a program sponsored by the Mariposa County Fire Department. Sierra Foothill Charter School students spent a month tracking all the books they read and how many minutes they spent reading. Teachers then chose...
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Northern Mariposa County Human Services Office Announces Update Of Available Social Services
Mariposa County Human Services has an office in Coulterville to provide services for those living in the Coulterville, Greeley Hill, Lake Don Pedro and the surrounding area.  The office is located at 5026 Broadway… 
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Mariposa 4-H Sponsor Multiple Sclerosis Bike-A-Thon on April 27, 2014
The 3rd Annual MS Bike 10 Miles ride will take place on Sunday, April 27. This event is sponsored by the 4-H Citizenship Project.
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Letter to the Editor - Mariposa County Fire Department's Relay for Life Team Thanks Community for Support
Mariposa County Fire Department's Relay for Life team would like to thank the community for their generous support of our "Fill our Boot" fundraiser on Saturday, April 13th at the 4-way stop…
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Mariposa County Fire Dept. Log
Mon., April 7 thru Sun., April 13


Valley Online News.com
Groundwater Forum Held in Turlock Today, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at CSU Stanislaus
And
CSU Stanislaus to Host Fourth Annual Salute to Veteran Patients on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
And
Fresno State Student Tiffany Hendrickson Crowned Ms. Wheelchair California 2014
And
UC Merced Professor Eric A. Walle's Research Shows Walking, Talking in Infants Connected
And
Patterson Letter Carrier Michael Schut Drives a Million Accident-Free Miles

Congressional Budget Office Releases Updated Budget Projections: 2014 to 2024 Finds Rising Federal Budget Deficits Under Current Laws
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California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Eleven Arrests in Multi-State Drug Trafficking Bust
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California DMV Targets Unlicensed Car Dealers Posing As Private Sellers
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife Warden K-9 Helps Reconstruct Deer Poaching Crime Scene in Susanville, California
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U.S. Labor Department Announces $6M in Job Training Grants Available to Assist an Estimated 2,000 Veterans
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IRS Reiterates Warning of Pervasive Telephone Scam
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NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of New Saturn Moon
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U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Barbara Mikulski Hail Decision by Social Security Administration to Immediately Halt Seizure of Taxpayer Refunds to Pay for Decades-Old Mistakes
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Congressional Budget Office Updated Estimates of the Affordable Care Act Find Additional Cost Savings of $104 Billion over Ten Years
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California Gold Releases New Assay Results From the Phase I Drill Program and Update on Phase II Drill Program at Its Flagship Fremont Project in Mariposa County
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Update:
Mr. Donald Corn, 80, of Mariposa has been identified as the deceased pilot in last weeks plane crash.
1 dead in Mariposa County plane crash

Mariposa Resident Found Deceased in Yosemite National Park
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Around the Web
Suicide suspected in Mariposa man's fall in Yosemite
and
Bear drags Florida woman from garage

Letter to the Editor - Open Letter to Congressman Tom McClintock Concerning Horseback Riding in Yosemite National Park
I was so disappointed that the Park Service has chosen to eliminate the day horseback rides for visitors to Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows. 
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Letter to the Editor - Rebuttal to Mariposa County Auditor William Davis
Mr. Davis is in error that the assessment on any parcel is not proportional to the benefits received for the new fire engines.  While fire engines are a very important part of our fire protection abilities they are not the sum total of the “special benefits” received by any property owner…
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Letters to the Editor – Mariposa County School Board Needs Better Judgment
A good school district affects everyone in our county. It is an important factor for our property values. It prevents juvenile crime. Most importantly, it sets up our youth to be valuable future citizens. It’s too important of a factor for us to allow ourselves to be shut out of important school district decisions…
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Letter to the Editor - Mariposa Soroptimist Thanks Community for Successful Gold Rush Dinner
On behalf of Soroptimist International of Mariposa I want to send a Big THANK YOU to all of you who helped make this year’s Gold Rush Dinner a success. Our members did an outstanding job of selling tickets and making up baskets for the raffle table and obtaining items for the Silent Auction. The local businesses helped...
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Letters to the Editor – Vote for Rosemarie Smallcombe
There's an old expression that says, “There are three kinds of people: Those who MAKE things happen. Those who WATCH things happen. Those who WONDER what happened.” Rosemarie Smallcombe is one of those unique individuals who has a talent for making things happen…
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Yosemite National Park Announces Glacier Point Road to Open Monday, April 14, 2014 at Noon
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Sierra Foothill Charter School Thanks Kids First
SFCS extends a large, heartfelt thank you to Kids First. The organization awarded Mrs. Baumann and her first and second grade class a grant for $300 worth of books, a CD/cassette tape player and 3 book tubs…
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Sierra Foothill Charter School Students Visits Hilmar Cheese Company
On Tuesday, April 1, Sierra Foothill Charter School students in grades 5-8 enjoyed a hands-on, delicious field trip to Hilmar Cheese Company.  After watching a few short videos about the dairy industry in general and Hilmar in particular, students learned about different breads of cows…
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Sierra Foothill Charter SchoolCelebrates Trustworthiness
Students spent the month of March focused on the Character Counts! pillar of Trustworthiness. They had projects and discussions in their classrooms on what it means to be trustworthy...
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Tickets Available for 8th Annual Evening at Erna’s Event on April 27, 2014
The eighth annual Rotary Evening at Erna's will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Erna's Elderberry House to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst. Tickets are available at Yosemite Bank in Oakhurst or from Rotary Club members. Rotary Club members, under the direction of Executive Chef Jonathan Perkins, will prepare a four-course meal with three wine pairings...
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Northside Pet Connection Accepting Donations for Annual Yard Sale
Spring cleaning time! Now would be the perfect occasion to set aside those no longer needed treasures for NPC’s annual yard sale, June 7 & June 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The yard sale is our major fund-raiser for the year. The sale will take place at the Coulterville Community Club, corner of Broadway and Cemetery. We will accept your donations at the Club from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 2 through June 6...
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Letter to the Editor - Mariposa Graduate Needs Help to Further Her Education
…I grew up in Mariposa, attending Almost Like Home preschool all the way to my graduation in 2010 from Mariposa County High School. Four years ago I never would have dreamt of getting the opportunity to further my studies in Ireland. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and as most opportunities are, it is expensive…
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Valley Online News.com
Modesto City Council to Consider Modesto Courthouse Project on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

National Park Service Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs Weekly Legislative Activities Report for Week Ending April 11, 2014 - Endangered Species Act
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UCLA Researchers Overturn Conventional Wisdom on Nanowire-Based Diagnostic Devices - Size isn't Everything
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Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box

California Legislative Analyst's Office Report on the 2014-15 Budget: Maintaining Education Facilities in California

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CalSTRS Chief Executive Officer Jack Ehnes Issues Statement on Joint Committee Hearing to Address CalSTRS Funding Needs
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California Department of Public Health Expands Warning about Certain Seafood Caught In Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties
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Charlton Heston Immortalized on Forever Stamp
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UCLA Research Shows Promising Drug Doubles Positive Effect in Hormone-Receptor–Positive Breast Cancer
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American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman's Statement, Regarding H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act
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U.S. Geological Survey Report on Natural Perchlorate Levels in a Desert Ecosystem
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U.S. Postal Service Announces Harvey Milk Forever Stamp to be Dedicated at White House on May 22, 2014
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As California Citrus Trees Bloom, ‘Dismal’ Water Year Looms
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California Research Bureau Report on Military Sexual Trauma and California's Women Veterans
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U.S. Census Bureau Report Finds the Nation's 55, 000 Centenarians are Overwhelmingly Women and are More Likely to Live in Poverty
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U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Barbara Mikulski Urge Social Security Administration Not to Penalize Taxpayers for Decades-Old Social Security Overpayments
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IRS Debunks Frivolous Tax Arguments
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President Obama Nominates Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary of Health and Human Services (Video)
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President Barack Obama Weekly Address: Ensuring Equal Pay for Equal Work (Video)
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Mariposa County Sheriff Department Reports a Plane Crash with a Fatality on Friday Morning, April 11, 2014
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Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies Alerts Residents to Recent Daytime Burglaries
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Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Response to the Grand Jury Investigative Report of the Human Services Department (Video)
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New Study Finds Investing in Sierra Nevada Forests Reduces Megafires and Saves Millions
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Stanislaus National Forest Seeks Artists for 2014 Artist in the Woods Program
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife to Hold Public Workshop on Lead Bullet Ban Implementation
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Congressman Tom McClintock Comments on California's Energy (Video)
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California State Senate Republican Caucus - Why Won't Democrats Let the Public See Their Budget Proposals?
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11 Million Californians Say "YES!" to Saving Lives as Registered Organ, Eye & Tissue Donors
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Senator Dianne Feinstein Statement on California Drought Legislation Asks Republicans to Vote for Cloture
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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Releases Landscape-Scale Mitigation Strategy to Encourage Dual Objectives of Smart Development and Conservation
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House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings says Committee Stands Ready to Work With the Senate on Solution to Improve Federal Forest Management
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Attorney General Holder Releases Statement on Sentencing Commission’s Vote to Approve Reductions in Sentencing Guidelines for Nonviolent Drug Offenders
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NASA's Hubble Extends Stellar Tape Measure 10 Times Farther Into Space
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CBS Announces Stephen Colbert as the Next Host of “The Late Show”
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Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Approves Permit for Medical Marijuana Collective

Obama Administration Outlines New Strategy to Better Protect Communities From the Threat of Wildland Fire Ahead of 2014 Fire Season
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California State Senator Anthony Cannella Calls Tim Donnelly's Comments Offensive and Wrong
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AAA Reports California Gas Prices at $4.05 - Up $0.14 in One Month
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Mariposa Museum & History Center Hold Annual Quilt Raffle at Open House on May 3, 2014
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Mariposa County 4-H Camp Tweety Slated for June 14-16, 2014
Mariposa County 4-H invites all 4th-8th grade children to come join the fun at CampTweety.  On June 14 - June 16, 2014 ‘Camp Tweety’ will take place at Lions Camp Pacifica in Ahwahnee... registration fee of $90 for 4-H members and $124... for non-4-Hers includes: meals, snacks, materials, and a camp souvenir. The registration form along with the fee must be postmarked by May 28or sooner...
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Mariposa County Health Department Holds Mosquito Fish Distribution Day on May 3, 2014
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9th Annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival to be Held May 2-4, 2014
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Merced project aims to match homeless with housing

Mariposa Daily News

Eileen Dunn Announced as Grand Marshall for the 28th Annual Raymond Parade Held on April 19, 2014
In 1960 Joe and Eileen packed up their 5 kids, left LA and headed out to Oregon to find a quiet, safe place to raise their kids.  When they stopped in Madera to say goodbye to Joe’s parents, they heard the Raymond Granite Quarry was hiring. That was 54 years ago, and they have never left. Eileen is most proud of the fact that...
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Mariposa Wednesday Weather Forecast
Sunny today with a projected high temp of 79 degrees for the day. Mariposa recorded a high temp of 79.4 degrees yesterday at the SST Weather Station, 1.1 degrees warmer than Monday's high temp. Thursday's high temp should come in at 80 degrees for the day under mostly sunny skies. Read the weather page to see next weeks big drop in high temps!
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Oakhurst Woman Among Three Charged With Conspiracy To Commit Credit Card Fraud In Jackson Area
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Yosemite National Park Announces Availability of the Ansel Adams Gallery Complex Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment
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Stanislaus National Forest Announces Opening of Seasonal Campgrounds and Roads for 2014
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Fish Camp Advisory Council Meeting Agenda for Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Plan Your Weekend
Weekend Special Edition Out & About

Special Weekend Out and About Edition

Reminder: Sierra Foothill Conservancy Upcoming Hikes for April 2014
Saturday, April 19: Annual Earth Day Striped Rock Hike. Join Bill Downey for a climb on this scenic landmark. The end of the hike is steep and there’s a section of rock scrambling, but the view is spectacular. Meet at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds...
Read More...

This Weekend: Coulterville Easter Bunny Invites Everyone to Celebrate “Easter in the Park” on April 20, 2014
Hi, it’s the Coulterville Easter Bunny here...  Yes, it’s that time of year again!  Soon, I will be hopping down the John Muir Bunny Trail to the Coulterville Park on Sunday, April 20th at noon to celebrate “Easter in the Park” with all of my friends...
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The Mariposa Democratic Club Meeting on Saturday, April 12, 2014 Featured Candidates for Supervisor for District One and Three in Mariposa County (Video)
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Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Reminder: Mother Lode Jewish Community to Host Community Passover Dinner & Seder On April 19, 2014  
The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) will be holding this year’s annual Passover Dinner and Seder in Murphys on Saturday, April 19th. Passover, which celebrates freedom from slavery in ancient Egypt, is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish religion.  Everyone is welcome...
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Yosemite National Park Celebrates 2014 National Park Week and Earth Day with Special Programs and Activities
Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day from Saturday, April 19 through Sunday, April 27, 2014. Special events and activities are being sponsored and organized by the National Park Service (NPS), DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., Yosemite Conservancy, and the Ansel Adams Gallery. Park entrance fees will be waived for Yosemite National Park from Saturday, April 19 through Sunday, April 20, 2013. Camping fees and all other fees will still be applicable...
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Valley Online News.com
Congressman Jeff Denham Announces 2014 10th District Congressional Art Competition Student Reception
And
Tulare County Man Sentenced To 17.5 Years In Prison For Marijuana Cultivation Crimes
And
City of Modesto Announces 2014 Poets’ Corner Contest Winners

Area News
County Requests Rim Fire Hearing
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California Drought Plan Omits Allocations for Farm Water
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife on Finding an Alternative to Rodenticide: Use a Better Mousetrap
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California Department of Public Health Submits Final Regulation Package Regarding Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI) and Drinking Water
Read More...

FDA Approves Tanzeum to Treat Type 2 Diabetes
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Following Mass Shooting Incidents, Attorney General Holder Urges Congress to Approve $15 Million to Train Law Enforcement Officers for 'Active Shooter' Situations
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CIA Declassifies Agency Role in Publishing Doctor Zhivago
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President Obama to Award Medal of Honor on May 13, 2014 to Kyle J. White
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California Weekly Drought Brief for Monday, April 14, 2014
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Mortgage Broker Sentenced To Prison For Stealing Tuolumne County Couple’s Escrow Funds
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Around the Web
TurboTax Maker Linked to ‘Grassroots’ Campaign Against Free, Simple Tax Filing

Mariposa County Fire Department Congratulates the MES Winners of the 2014 Read And Ride Program
Mariposa County Fire Department would like to congratulate the Mariposa Elementary School winners of the "Read and Ride" program. These students spent many hours expanding their minds through reading…
Read More…

Sierra Foothill Charter School Attends CSU Fresno Earth Day Festival
On Friday, April 4, Mr. Hughes' 5th-6th grade class from Sierra Foothill Charter School attended an Earth Day Festival at CSU Fresno. Students participated in a wide-range of science related activities…
Read More…

Sierra Foothill Charter School Students are Fired Up for Reading
Fired Up for Reading is a program sponsored by the Mariposa County Fire Department. Sierra Foothill Charter School students spent a month tracking all the books they read and how many minutes they spent reading. Teachers then chose...
Read More…

Northern Mariposa County Human Services Office Announces Update Of Available Social Services
Mariposa County Human Services has an office in Coulterville to provide services for those living in the Coulterville, Greeley Hill, Lake Don Pedro and the surrounding area.  The office is located at 5026 Broadway… 
Read More…

Mariposa 4-H Sponsor Multiple Sclerosis Bike-A-Thon on April 27, 2014
The 3rd Annual MS Bike 10 Miles ride will take place on Sunday, April 27. This event is sponsored by the 4-H Citizenship Project.
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Letter to the Editor - Mariposa County Fire Department's Relay for Life Team Thanks Community for Support
Mariposa County Fire Department's Relay for Life team would like to thank the community for their generous support of our "Fill our Boot" fundraiser on Saturday, April 13th at the 4-way stop…
Read More…

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


Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Monday, April 14, 2014

Help Wanted: El Portal Dining, Inc. Now Hiring for the 2014 Season
El Portal Dining, Inc. is looking for people interested in joining our team. Our goal is to provide a fun working environment, and to enrich the lives of our guests and our team members. We have openings for all jobs and all shifts including, experienced cooks, shift managers, servers, host/cashier, bussers, and bartenders. These positions may be full time or part time. All jobs are seasonal...
Read More..

Valley Online News.com
Groundwater Forum Held in Turlock Today, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at CSU Stanislaus
And
CSU Stanislaus to Host Fourth Annual Salute to Veteran Patients on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
And
Fresno State Student Tiffany Hendrickson Crowned Ms. Wheelchair California 2014
And
UC Merced Professor Eric A. Walle's Research Shows Walking, Talking in Infants Connected
And
Patterson Letter Carrier Michael Schut Drives a Million Accident-Free Miles

Congressional Budget Office Releases Updated Budget Projections: 2014 to 2024 Finds Rising Federal Budget Deficits Under Current Laws
Read More...

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Eleven Arrests in Multi-State Drug Trafficking Bust
Read More...

California DMV Targets Unlicensed Car Dealers Posing As Private Sellers
Read More...

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Warden K-9 Helps Reconstruct Deer Poaching Crime Scene in Susanville, California
Read More...

U.S. Labor Department Announces $6M in Job Training Grants Available to Assist an Estimated 2,000 Veterans
Read More...

IRS Reiterates Warning of Pervasive Telephone Scam
Read More...

NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of New Saturn Moon
Read More...

U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Barbara Mikulski Hail Decision by Social Security Administration to Immediately Halt Seizure of Taxpayer Refunds to Pay for Decades-Old Mistakes
Read More...

Congressional Budget Office Updated Estimates of the Affordable Care Act Find Additional Cost Savings of $104 Billion over Ten Years
Read More...

California Gold Releases New Assay Results From the Phase I Drill Program and Update on Phase II Drill Program at Its Flagship Fremont Project in Mariposa County
Read More...

Update:
Mr. Donald Corn, 80, of Mariposa has been identified as the deceased pilot in last weeks plane crash.
1 dead in Mariposa County plane crash

Mariposa Resident Found Deceased in Yosemite National Park
Read More...

Around the Web
Suicide suspected in Mariposa man's fall in Yosemite
and
Bear drags Florida woman from garage

Letter to the Editor - Open Letter to Congressman Tom McClintock Concerning Horseback Riding in Yosemite National Park
I was so disappointed that the Park Service has chosen to eliminate the day horseback rides for visitors to Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows. 
Read More...

Letter to the Editor - Rebuttal to Mariposa County Auditor William Davis
Mr. Davis is in error that the assessment on any parcel is not proportional to the benefits received for the new fire engines.  While fire engines are a very important part of our fire protection abilities they are not the sum total of the “special benefits” received by any property owner…
Read More…

Letters to the Editor – Mariposa County School Board Needs Better Judgment
A good school district affects everyone in our county. It is an important factor for our property values. It prevents juvenile crime. Most importantly, it sets up our youth to be valuable future citizens. It’s too important of a factor for us to allow ourselves to be shut out of important school district decisions…
Read More…

Letter to the Editor - Mariposa Soroptimist Thanks Community for Successful Gold Rush Dinner
On behalf of Soroptimist International of Mariposa I want to send a Big THANK YOU to all of you who helped make this year’s Gold Rush Dinner a success. Our members did an outstanding job of selling tickets and making up baskets for the raffle table and obtaining items for the Silent Auction. The local businesses helped...
Read More...

Letters to the Editor – Vote for Rosemarie Smallcombe
There's an old expression that says, “There are three kinds of people: Those who MAKE things happen. Those who WATCH things happen. Those who WONDER what happened.” Rosemarie Smallcombe is one of those unique individuals who has a talent for making things happen…
Read More…

Yosemite National Park Announces Glacier Point Road to Open Monday, April 14, 2014 at Noon
Read More...

Sierra Foothill Charter School Thanks Kids First
SFCS extends a large, heartfelt thank you to Kids First. The organization awarded Mrs. Baumann and her first and second grade class a grant for $300 worth of books, a CD/cassette tape player and 3 book tubs…
Read More…

Sierra Foothill Charter School Students Visits Hilmar Cheese Company
On Tuesday, April 1, Sierra Foothill Charter School students in grades 5-8 enjoyed a hands-on, delicious field trip to Hilmar Cheese Company.  After watching a few short videos about the dairy industry in general and Hilmar in particular, students learned about different breads of cows…
Read More…

Sierra Foothill Charter School Celebrates Trustworthiness
Students spent the month of March focused on the Character Counts! pillar of Trustworthiness. They had projects and discussions in their classrooms on what it means to be trustworthy...
Read More…

Tickets Available for 8th Annual Evening at Erna’s Event on April 27, 2014
The eighth annual Rotary Evening at Erna's will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Erna's Elderberry House to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst. Tickets are available at Yosemite Bank in Oakhurst or from Rotary Club members. Rotary Club members, under the direction of Executive Chef Jonathan Perkins, will prepare a four-course meal with three wine pairings...
Read More...

Northside Pet Connection Accepting Donations for Annual Yard Sale
Spring cleaning time! Now would be the perfect occasion to set aside those no longer needed treasures for NPC’s annual yard sale, June 7 & June 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The yard sale is our major fund-raiser for the year. The sale will take place at the Coulterville Community Club, corner of Broadway and Cemetery. We will accept your donations at the Club from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 2 through June 6...
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Letter to the Editor - Mariposa Graduate Needs Help to Further Her Education
…I grew up in Mariposa, attending Almost Like Home preschool all the way to my graduation in 2010 from Mariposa County High School. Four years ago I never would have dreamt of getting the opportunity to further my studies in Ireland. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and as most opportunities are, it is expensive…
Read More…

Valley Online News.com
Modesto City Council to Consider Modesto Courthouse Project on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

National Park Service Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs Weekly Legislative Activities Report for Week Ending April 11, 2014 - Endangered Species Act
Read More...

UCLA Researchers Overturn Conventional Wisdom on Nanowire-Based Diagnostic Devices - Size isn't Everything
Read More...

Around the Web
Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box

California Legislative Analyst's Office Report on the 2014-15 Budget: Maintaining Education Facilities in California

Read More...

CalSTRS Chief Executive Officer Jack Ehnes Issues Statement on Joint Committee Hearing to Address CalSTRS Funding Needs
Read More...

California Department of Public Health Expands Warning about Certain Seafood Caught In Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties
Read More...

Charlton Heston Immortalized on Forever Stamp
Read More...

UCLA Research Shows Promising Drug Doubles Positive Effect in Hormone-Receptor–Positive Breast Cancer
Read More...

American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman's Statement, Regarding H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act
Read More...

U.S. Geological Survey Report on Natural Perchlorate Levels in a Desert Ecosystem
Read More...

U.S. Postal Service Announces Harvey Milk Forever Stamp to be Dedicated at White House on May 22, 2014
Read More...

As California Citrus Trees Bloom, ‘Dismal’ Water Year Looms
Read More...

California Research Bureau Report on Military Sexual Trauma and California's Women Veterans
Read More...

U.S. Census Bureau Report Finds the Nation's 55, 000 Centenarians are Overwhelmingly Women and are More Likely to Live in Poverty
Read More...

U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Barbara Mikulski Urge Social Security Administration Not to Penalize Taxpayers for Decades-Old Social Security Overpayments
Read More...

IRS Debunks Frivolous Tax Arguments
Read More...

President Obama Nominates Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary of Health and Human Services (Video)
Read More...

President Barack Obama Weekly Address: Ensuring Equal Pay for Equal Work (Video)
Read More...

Mariposa County Sheriff Department Reports a Plane Crash with a Fatality on Friday Morning, April 11, 2014
Read More...

Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies Alerts Residents to Recent Daytime Burglaries
Read More...

Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Response to the Grand Jury Investigative Report of the Human Services Department (Video)
Read More...

New Study Finds Investing in Sierra Nevada Forests Reduces Megafires and Saves Millions
Read More...

Stanislaus National Forest Seeks Artists for 2014 Artist in the Woods Program
Read More...

North Fork Rancheria Job Listings
North Fork Rancheria TANF Program Job Openings: TANF FWYC Coordinator North Fork: Salary: $39,179 - $56,406. Closing:  Friday, April 18 at 5 p.m.
Read More…

California Department of Fish and Wildlife to Hold Public Workshop on Lead Bullet Ban Implementation
Read More...

Congressman Tom McClintock Comments on California's Energy (Video)
Read More...

California State Senate Republican Caucus - Why Won't Democrats Let the Public See Their Budget Proposals?
Read More...

11 Million Californians Say "YES!" to Saving Lives as Registered Organ, Eye & Tissue Donors
Read More...

Senator Dianne Feinstein Statement on California Drought Legislation Asks Republicans to Vote for Cloture
Read More...

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Releases Landscape-Scale Mitigation Strategy to Encourage Dual Objectives of Smart Development and Conservation
Read More...

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings says Committee Stands Ready to Work With the Senate on Solution to Improve Federal Forest Management
Read More...

Attorney General Holder Releases Statement on Sentencing Commission’s Vote to Approve Reductions in Sentencing Guidelines for Nonviolent Drug Offenders
Read More...

NASA's Hubble Extends Stellar Tape Measure 10 Times Farther Into Space
Read More...

CBS Announces Stephen Colbert as the Next Host of “The Late Show”
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Around the Web
Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Approves Permit for Medical Marijuana Collective

Obama Administration Outlines New Strategy to Better Protect Communities From the Threat of Wildland Fire Ahead of 2014 Fire Season
Read More...

California State Senator Anthony Cannella Calls Tim Donnelly's Comments Offensive and Wrong
Read More...

AAA Reports California Gas Prices at $4.05 - Up $0.14 in One Month
Read More...

Mariposa Museum & History Center Hold Annual Quilt Raffle at Open House on May 3, 2014
See Flyer...

Mariposa County 4-H Camp Tweety Slated for June 14-16, 2014
Mariposa County 4-H invites all 4th-8th grade children to come join the fun at Camp Tweety.  On June 14 - June 16, 2014 ‘Camp Tweety’ will take place at Lions Camp Pacifica in Ahwahnee... registration fee of $90 for 4-H members and $124... for non-4-Hers includes: meals, snacks, materials, and a camp souvenir. The registration form along with the fee must be postmarked by May 28 or sooner...
Read More...

Mariposa County Health Department Holds Mosquito Fish Distribution Day on May 3, 2014
Read More...

9th Annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival to be Held May 2-4, 2014
See Flyer...

Annual Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show Set for April 19 & 20, 2014
Mariposa Gem and Mineral show is all set to be even bigger and better this year with the addition of live music and a free community Easter Egg hunt. Gemstones for everyone, rock cutting for dad, panning for gold for the kids, and lovely jewelry for the ladies make this the ideal day or weekend getaway.  It’s a fun and educational outing for the whole family in lovely historic Mariposa - the gateway to Yosemite... The show will be open Saturday, April 19 from 10-6 and Sunday, April 20 from 10-4...
Read More...

Mariposa Daily News

The Mariposa Democratic Club Meeting on Saturday, April 12, 2014 Featured Candidates for Supervisor for District One and Three in Mariposa County (Video)
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TODAY:
 Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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TODAY: NASA to Provide Live Coverage and Commentary of April 15, 2014 Lunar Eclipse
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Mariposa Tuesday Weather Forecast
Sunny to mostly sunny today with a projected high temp of 80 degrees for the day. Mariposa recorded a high temp of 78.3 degrees yesterday at the SST Weather Station, 5.0 degrees warmer than Sunday's high temp. Wednesday's high temp should come in at 78 degrees for the day under sunny skies.
Read More on the Weather Page...  

California Weekly Drought Brief for Monday, April 14, 2014
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Mortgage Broker Sentenced To Prison For Stealing Tuolumne County Couple’s Escrow Funds
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Around the Web

Mariposa County Fire Department Congratulates the MES Winners of the 2014 Read And Ride Program
Mariposa County Fire Department would like to congratulate the Mariposa Elementary School winners of the "Read and Ride" program. These students spent many hours expanding their minds through reading…
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Sierra Foothill Charter School Attends CSU Fresno Earth Day Festival
On Friday, April 4, Mr. Hughes' 5th-6th grade class from Sierra Foothill Charter School attended an Earth Day Festival at CSU Fresno. Students participated in a wide-range of science related activities…
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Sierra Foothill Charter School Students are Fired Up for Reading
Fired Up for Reading is a program sponsored by the Mariposa County Fire Department. Sierra Foothill Charter School students spent a month tracking all the books they read and how many minutes they spent reading. Teachers then chose...
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Northern Mariposa County Human Services Office Announces Update Of Available Social Services
Mariposa County Human Services has an office in Coulterville to provide services for those living in the Coulterville, Greeley Hill, Lake Don Pedro and the surrounding area.  The office is located at 5026 Broadway…
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Mariposa 4-H Sponsor Multiple Sclerosis Bike-A-Thon on April 27, 2014
The 3rd Annual MS Bike 10 Miles ride will take place on Sunday, April 27. This event is sponsored by the 4-H Citizenship Project.
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Letter to the Editor - Mariposa County Fire Department's Relay for Life Team Thanks Community for Support
Mariposa County Fire Department's Relay for Life team would like to thank the community for their generous support of our "Fill our Boot" fundraiser on Saturday, April 13th at the 4-way stop…
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Mariposa County Fire Dept. Log
Mon., April 7 thru Sun., April 13 


Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Monday, April 14, 2014

Help Wanted: El Portal Dining, Inc. Now Hiring for the 2014 Season
El Portal Dining, Inc. is looking for people interested in joining our team. Our goal is to provide a fun working environment, and to enrich the lives of our guests and our team members. We have openings for all jobs and all shifts including, experienced cooks, shift managers, servers, host/cashier, bussers, and bartenders. These positions may be full time or part time. All jobs are seasonal...
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Valley Online News.com
Groundwater Forum Held in Turlock Today, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at CSU Stanislaus
And
CSU Stanislaus to Host Fourth Annual Salute to Veteran Patients on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
And
Fresno State Student Tiffany Hendrickson Crowned Ms. Wheelchair California 2014
And
UC Merced Professor Eric A. Walle's Research Shows Walking, Talking in Infants Connected
And
Patterson Letter Carrier Michael Schut Drives a Million Accident-Free Miles

Area News
2 sought after man shot, robbed in Coarsegold
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Congressional Budget Office Releases Updated Budget Projections: 2014 to 2024 Finds Rising Federal Budget Deficits Under Current Laws
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California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Eleven Arrests in Multi-State Drug Trafficking Bust
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California DMV Targets Unlicensed Car Dealers Posing As Private Sellers
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife Warden K-9 Helps Reconstruct Deer Poaching Crime Scene in Susanville, California
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U.S. Labor Department Announces $6M in Job Training Grants Available to Assist an Estimated 2,000 Veterans
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IRS Reiterates Warning of Pervasive Telephone Scam
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NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of New Saturn Moon
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U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Barbara Mikulski Hail Decision by Social Security Administration to Immediately Halt Seizure of Taxpayer Refunds to Pay for Decades-Old Mistakes  
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Congressional Budget Office Updated Estimates of the Affordable Care Act Find Additional Cost Savings of $104 Billion over Ten Years
Read More...

California Gold Releases New Assay Results From the Phase I Drill Program and Update on Phase II Drill Program at Its Flagship Fremont Project in Mariposa County
Read More...

Update:
Mr. Donald Corn, 80, of Mariposa has been identified as the deceased pilot in last weeks plane crash.
1 dead in Mariposa County plane crash

Mariposa Resident Found Deceased in Yosemite National Park
Read More...

Around the Web
Suicide suspected in Mariposa man's fall in Yosemite
and
Bear drags Florida woman from garage

Letter to the Editor - Open Letter to Congressman Tom McClintock Concerning Horseback Riding in Yosemite National Park
I was so disappointed that the Park Service has chosen to eliminate the day horseback rides for visitors to Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows. 
Read More...

Letter to the Editor - Rebuttal to Mariposa County Auditor William Davis
Mr. Davis is in error that the assessment on any parcel is not proportional to the benefits received for the new fire engines.  While fire engines are a very important part of our fire protection abilities they are not the sum total of the “special benefits” received by any property owner…
Read More…

Letters to the Editor – Mariposa County School Board Needs Better Judgment
A good school district affects everyone in our county. It is an important factor for our property values. It prevents juvenile crime. Most importantly, it sets up our youth to be valuable future citizens. It’s too important of a factor for us to allow ourselves to be shut out of important school district decisions…
Read More…

Letter to the Editor - Mariposa Soroptimist Thanks Community for Successful Gold Rush Dinner
On behalf of Soroptimist International of Mariposa I want to send a Big THANK YOU to all of you who helped make this year’s Gold Rush Dinner a success. Our members did an outstanding job of selling tickets and making up baskets for the raffle table and obtaining items for the Silent Auction. The local businesses helped...
Read More...

Letters to the Editor – Vote for Rosemarie Smallcombe
There's an old expression that says, “There are three kinds of people: Those who MAKE things happen. Those who WATCH things happen. Those who WONDER what happened.” Rosemarie Smallcombe is one of those unique individuals who has a talent for making things happen…
Read More…

Yosemite National Park Announces Glacier Point Road to Open Monday, April 14, 2014 at Noon
Read More...

Sierra Foothill Charter School Thanks Kids First
SFCS extends a large, heartfelt thank you to Kids First. The organization awarded Mrs. Baumann and her first and second grade class a grant for $300 worth of books, a CD/cassette tape player and 3 book tubs…
Read More…

Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sierra Foothill Charter School Students Visits Hilmar Cheese Company
On Tuesday, April 1, Sierra Foothill Charter School students in grades 5-8 enjoyed a hands-on, delicious field trip to Hilmar Cheese Company.  After watching a few short videos about the dairy industry in general and Hilmar in particular, students learned about different breads of cows…
Read More…

Sierra Foothill Charter School Celebrates Trustworthiness
Students spent the month of March focused on the Character Counts! pillar of Trustworthiness. They had projects and discussions in their classrooms on what it means to be trustworthy...
Read More…

Tickets Available for 8th Annual Evening at Erna’s Event on April 27, 2014
The eighth annual Rotary Evening at Erna's will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Erna's Elderberry House to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst. Tickets are available at Yosemite Bank in Oakhurst or from Rotary Club members. Rotary Club members, under the direction of Executive Chef Jonathan Perkins, will prepare a four-course meal with three wine pairings...
Read More...

Northside Pet Connection Accepting Donations for Annual Yard Sale
Spring cleaning time! Now would be the perfect occasion to set aside those no longer needed treasures for NPC’s annual yard sale, June 7 & June 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The yard sale is our major fund-raiser for the year. The sale will take place at the Coulterville Community Club, corner of Broadway and Cemetery. We will accept your donations at the Club from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 2 through June 6...
Read More...

Letter to the Editor - Mariposa Graduate Needs Help to Further Her Education
…I grew up in Mariposa, attending Almost Like Home preschool all the way to my graduation in 2010 from Mariposa County High School. Four years ago I never would have dreamt of getting the opportunity to further my studies in Ireland. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and as most opportunities are, it is expensive…
Read More…

This Weekend: Coulterville Easter Bunny Invites Everyone to Celebrate “Easter in the Park” on April 20, 2014
Hi, it’s the Coulterville Easter Bunny here...  Yes, it’s that time of year again!  Soon, I will be hopping down the John Muir Bunny Trail to the Coulterville Park on Sunday, April 20th at noon to celebrate “Easter in the Park” with all of my friends...
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Valley Online News.com
Modesto City Council to Consider Modesto Courthouse Project on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

National Park Service Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs Weekly Legislative Activities Report for Week Ending April 11, 2014 - Endangered Species Act
Read More...

UCLA Researchers Overturn Conventional Wisdom on Nanowire-Based Diagnostic Devices - Size isn't Everything
Read More...

Around the Web
Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box

Valley Online News.com
Modesto City Council to Consider Modesto Courthouse Project on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
And
Stanislaus County Purchasing Power 2014 Event to Highlight How to do Business with Local Government
And
Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department Joins in Combating Dangerous Drivers
And
Fresno State Announces Aggressive Water Conservation Plan

California Legislative Analyst's Office Report on the 2014-15 Budget: Maintaining Education Facilities in California

Read More...

CalSTRS Chief Executive Officer Jack Ehnes Issues Statement on Joint Committee Hearing to Address CalSTRS Funding Needs
Read More...

California Department of Public Health Expands Warning about Certain Seafood Caught In Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties
Read More...

Charlton Heston Immortalized on Forever Stamp
Read More...

UCLA Research Shows Promising Drug Doubles Positive Effect in Hormone-Receptor–Positive Breast Cancer
Read More...

American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman's Statement, Regarding H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act
Read More...

U.S. Geological Survey Report on Natural Perchlorate Levels in a Desert Ecosystem
Read More...

Valley Online News.com
Three Indicted For Shining Lasers At Law Enforcement Aircraft In Fresno And Bakersfield
And
Merced Police Department Release Information on April 10, 2014 Homicide
And
Merced Police Department Arrest Merced Resident for Sales of Narcotics
And
Noted Economist Arthur Laffer Visits CSU Stanislaus
And
Fresno State Announces Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming in 2015

U.S. Postal Service Announces Harvey Milk Forever Stamp to be Dedicated at White House on May 22, 2014
Read More...

As California Citrus Trees Bloom, ‘Dismal’ Water Year Looms
Read More...

California Research Bureau Report on Military Sexual Trauma and California's Women Veterans
Read More...

U.S. Census Bureau Report Finds the Nation's 55, 000 Centenarians are Overwhelmingly Women and are More Likely to Live in Poverty
Read More...

U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Barbara Mikulski Urge Social Security Administration Not to Penalize Taxpayers for Decades-Old Social Security Overpayments
Read More...

IRS Debunks Frivolous Tax Arguments
Read More...

President Obama Nominates Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary of Health and Human Services (Video)
Read More...

President Barack Obama Weekly Address: Ensuring Equal Pay for Equal Work (Video)
Read More...

Mariposa County Sheriff Department Reports a Plane Crash with a Fatality on Friday Morning, April 11, 2014
Read More...

Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies Alerts Residents to Recent Daytime Burglaries
Read More...

Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Response to the Grand Jury Investigative Report of the Human Services Department (Video)
Read More...

New Study Finds Investing in Sierra Nevada Forests Reduces Megafires and Saves Millions
Read More...

Stanislaus National Forest Seeks Artists for 2014 Artist in the Woods Program
Read More...

Yosemite National Park Celebrates 2014 National Park Week and Earth Day with Special Programs and Activities
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North Fork Rancheria Job Listings
North Fork Rancheria TANF Program Job Openings: TANF FWYC Coordinator North Fork: Salary: $39,179 - $56,406. Closing:  Friday, April 18 at 5 p.m.
Read More…

California Department of Fish and Wildlife to Hold Public Workshop on Lead Bullet Ban Implementation
Read More...

Congressman Tom McClintock Comments on California's Energy (Video)
Read More...

California State Senate Republican Caucus - Why Won't Democrats Let the Public See Their Budget Proposals?
Read More...

11 Million Californians Say "YES!" to Saving Lives as Registered Organ, Eye & Tissue Donors
Read More...

Senator Dianne Feinstein Statement on California Drought Legislation Asks Republicans to Vote for Cloture
Read More...

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Releases Landscape-Scale Mitigation Strategy to Encourage Dual Objectives of Smart Development and Conservation
Read More...

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings says Committee Stands Ready to Work With the Senate on Solution to Improve Federal Forest Management
Read More...

Attorney General Holder Releases Statement on Sentencing Commission’s Vote to Approve Reductions in Sentencing Guidelines for Nonviolent Drug Offenders
Read More...

NASA's Hubble Extends Stellar Tape Measure 10 Times Farther Into Space
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CBS Announces Stephen Colbert as the Next Host of “The Late Show”
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Around the Web
Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Approves Permit for Medical Marijuana Collective

California Governor Jerry Brown Appoints Kathy McCorry and Charles Phillips of Mariposa to the 35a District Agricultural Association, Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming Board of Directors
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California Drought Operations Plan for Coming Dry Months Presented by Federal, State Water Managers
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Obama Administration Outlines New Strategy to Better Protect Communities From the Threat of Wildland Fire Ahead of 2014 Fire Season
Read More...

California State Senator Anthony Cannella Calls Tim Donnelly's Comments Offensive and Wrong
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Covered California Reminds Consumers They Have a Week to Complete Their Applications as April 15 Deadline Approaches
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AAA Reports California Gas Prices at $4.05 - Up $0.14 in One Month
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U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Statement on Republicans Blocking Legislation to Ensure Equal Pay for Equal Work
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Stanford Scientists Discover a Novel Way to Make Ethanol Without Corn or Other Plants
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Mariposa Museum & History Center Hold Annual Quilt Raffle at Open House on May 3, 2014
See Flyer...

Mariposa County 4-H Camp Tweety Slated for June 14-16, 2014
Mariposa County 4-H invites all 4th-8th grade children to come join the fun at Camp Tweety.  On June 14 - June 16, 2014 ‘Camp Tweety’ will take place at Lions Camp Pacifica in Ahwahnee... registration fee of $90 for 4-H members and $124... for non-4-Hers includes: meals, snacks, materials, and a camp souvenir. The registration form along with the fee must be postmarked by May 28 or sooner...
Read More...

Mariposa County Health Department Holds Mosquito Fish Distribution Day On May 3, 2014
Read More...

9th Annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival to be Held May 2-4, 2014
See Flyer...

Annual Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show Set for April 19 & 20, 2014
Mariposa Gem and Mineral show is all set to be even bigger and better this year with the addition of live music and a free community Easter Egg hunt. Gemstones for everyone, rock cutting for dad, panning for gold for the kids, and lovely jewelry for the ladies make this the ideal day or weekend getaway.  It’s a fun and educational outing for the whole family in lovely historic Mariposa - the gateway to Yosemite... The show will be open Saturday, April 19 from 10-6 and Sunday, April 20 from 10-4...
Read More...

Mariposa Daily News

Congressional Budget Office Updated Estimates of the Affordable Care Act Find Additional Cost Savings of $104 Billion over Ten Years
Read More...

California Gold Releases New Assay Results From the Phase I Drill Program and Update on Phase II Drill Program at Its Flagship Fremont Project in Mariposa County
Read More...

Update:
Mr. Donald Corn, 80, of Mariposa has been identified as the deceased pilot in last weeks plane crash.
1 dead in Mariposa County plane crash

Mariposa Resident Found Deceased in Yosemite National Park
Read More...

Around the Web
Suicide suspected in Mariposa man's fall in Yosemite
and
Bear drags Florida woman from garage

Mariposa Monday Weather Forecast
Sunny today with a projected high temp of 78 degrees for the day. Mariposa recorded a high temp of 73.3 degrees yesterday at the SST Weather Station, 1.4 degrees cooler than Saturday's high temp. Tuesday should be a repeat of today's high temps with the addition of a few more clouds in the area. Check the Weather page for information on the eclipse!
Read More on the Weather Page...

Letter to the Editor - Open Letter to Congressman Tom McClintock Concerning Horseback Riding in Yosemite National Park
I was so disappointed that the Park Service has chosen to eliminate the day horseback rides for visitors to Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows. 
Read More...   

Letter to the Editor - Rebuttal to Mariposa County Auditor William Davis
Mr. Davis is in error that the assessment on any parcel is not proportional to the benefits received for the new fire engines.  While fire engines are a very important part of our fire protection abilities they are not the sum total of the “special benefits” received by any property owner…
Read More…

Letters to the Editor – Mariposa County School Board Needs Better Judgment
A good school district affects everyone in our county. It is an important factor for our property values. It prevents juvenile crime. Most importantly, it sets up our youth to be valuable future citizens. It’s too important of a factor for us to allow ourselves to be shut out of important school district decisions…
Read More…

Letter to the Editor - Mariposa Soroptimist Thanks Community for Successful Gold Rush Dinner
On behalf of Soroptimist International of Mariposa I want to send a Big THANK YOU to all of you who helped make this year’s Gold Rush Dinner a success. Our members did an outstanding job of selling tickets and making up baskets for the raffle table and obtaining items for the Silent Auction. The local businesses helped...
Read More...

Letters to the Editor – Vote for Rosemarie Smallcombe
There's an old expression that says, “There are three kinds of people: Those who MAKE things happen. Those who WATCH things happen. Those who WONDER what happened.” Rosemarie Smallcombe is one of those unique individuals who has a talent for making things happen…
Read More…

TODAY: Mariposa County Historic Sites and Records Preservation Commission Meeting Agenda For Monday, April 14, 2014
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TODAY: Yosemite National Park Announces Glacier Point Road to Open Monday, April 14, 2014 at Noon
Read More...

Tomorrow: Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Tomorrow: NASA to Provide Live Coverage and Commentary of April 15, 2014 Lunar Eclipse
Read More...

Sierra Foothill Charter School Thanks Kids First
SFCS extends a large, heartfelt thank you to Kids First. The organization awarded Mrs. Baumann and her first and second grade class a grant for $300 worth of books, a CD/cassette tape player and 3 book tubs…
Read More…

Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sierra Foothill Charter School Students Visits Hilmar Cheese Company
On Tuesday, April 1, Sierra Foothill Charter School students in grades 5-8 enjoyed a hands-on, delicious field trip to Hilmar Cheese Company.  After watching a few short videos about the dairy industry in general and Hilmar in particular, students learned about different breads of cows…
Read More…

Sierra Foothill Charter School Celebrates Trustworthiness
Students spent the month of March focused on the Character Counts! pillar of Trustworthiness. They had projects and discussions in their classrooms on what it means to be trustworthy...
Read More…

Tickets Available for 8th Annual Evening at Erna’s Event on April 27, 2014
The eighth annual Rotary Evening at Erna's will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Erna's Elderberry House to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst. Tickets are available at Yosemite Bank in Oakhurst or from Rotary Club members. Rotary Club members, under the direction of Executive Chef Jonathan Perkins, will prepare a four-course meal with three wine pairings...
Read More...

Northside Pet Connection Accepting Donations for Annual Yard Sale
Spring cleaning time! Now would be the perfect occasion to set aside those no longer needed treasures for NPC’s annual yard sale, June 7 & June 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The yard sale is our major fund-raiser for the year. The sale will take place at the Coulterville Community Club, corner of Broadway and Cemetery. We will accept your donations at the Club from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 2 through June 6...
Read More...

Letter to the Editor - Mariposa Graduate Needs Help to Further Her Education
…I grew up in Mariposa, attending Almost Like Home preschool all the way to my graduation in 2010 from Mariposa County High School. Four years ago I never would have dreamt of getting the opportunity to further my studies in Ireland. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and as most opportunities are, it is expensive…
Read More…

Next Weekend: Coulterville Easter Bunny Invites Everyone to Celebrate “Easter in the Park” on April 20, 2014
Hi, it’s the Coulterville Easter Bunny here...  Yes, it’s that time of year again!  Soon, I will be hopping down the John Muir Bunny Trail to the Coulterville Park on Sunday, April 20th at noon to celebrate “Easter in the Park” with all of my friends...
Read More...

Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Saturday, April 12, 2014

Valley Online News.com
Modesto City Council to Consider Modesto Courthouse Project on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Area News
Railtown A State Landmark
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National Park Service Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs Weekly Legislative Activities Report for Week Ending April 11, 2014 - Endangered Species Act
Read More...

UCLA Researchers Overturn Conventional Wisdom on Nanowire-Based Diagnostic Devices - Size isn't Everything
Read More...


Around the Web
Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box

Valley Online News.com
Modesto City Council to Consider Modesto Courthouse Project on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
And
Stanislaus County Purchasing Power 2014 Event to Highlight How to do Business with Local Government
And
Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department Joins in Combating Dangerous Drivers
And
Fresno State Announces Aggressive Water Conservation Plan

California Legislative Analyst's Office Report on the 2014-15 Budget: Maintaining Education Facilities in California

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CalSTRS Chief Executive Officer Jack Ehnes Issues Statement on Joint Committee Hearing to Address CalSTRS Funding Needs
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California Department of Public Health Expands Warning about Certain Seafood Caught In Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties
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Charlton Heston Immortalized on Forever Stamp
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UCLA Research Shows Promising Drug Doubles Positive Effect in Hormone-Receptor–Positive Breast Cancer
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American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman's Statement, Regarding H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act
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U.S. Geological Survey Report on Natural Perchlorate Levels in a Desert Ecosystem
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Three Indicted For Shining Lasers At Law Enforcement Aircraft In Fresno And Bakersfield
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Merced Police Department Release Information on April 10, 2014 Homicide
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Merced Police Department Arrest Merced Resident for Sales of Narcotics
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Noted Economist Arthur Laffer Visits CSU Stanislaus
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Fresno State Announces Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming in 2015

U.S. Postal Service Announces Harvey Milk Forever Stamp to be Dedicated at White House on May 22, 2014
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As California Citrus Trees Bloom, ‘Dismal’ Water Year Looms
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California Research Bureau Report on Military Sexual Trauma and California's Women Veterans
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U.S. Census Bureau Report Finds the Nation's 55, 000 Centenarians are Overwhelmingly Women and are More Likely to Live in Poverty
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U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Barbara Mikulski Urge Social Security Administration Not to Penalize Taxpayers for Decades-Old Social Security Overpayments
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IRS Debunks Frivolous Tax Arguments
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President Obama Nominates Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary of Health and Human Services (Video)
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President Barack Obama Weekly Address: Ensuring Equal Pay for Equal Work (Video)
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Mariposa County Sheriff Department Reports a Plane Crash with a Fatality on Friday Morning, April 11, 2014
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Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies Alerts Residents to Recent Daytime Burglaries
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Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Response to the Grand Jury Investigative Report of the Human Services Department (Video)
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New Study Finds Investing in Sierra Nevada Forests Reduces Megafires and Saves Millions
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Stanislaus National Forest Seeks Artists for 2014 Artist in the Woods Program
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Yosemite National Park Celebrates 2014 National Park Week and Earth Day with Special Programs and Activities
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North Fork Rancheria Job Listings
North Fork Rancheria TANF Program Job Openings: TANF FWYC Coordinator North Fork: Salary: $39,179 - $56,406. Closing:  Friday, April 18 at 5 p.m.
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife to Hold Public Workshop on Lead Bullet Ban Implementation
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Congressman Tom McClintock Comments on California's Energy (Video)
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California State Senate Republican Caucus - Why Won't Democrats Let the Public See Their Budget Proposals?
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11 Million Californians Say "YES!" to Saving Lives as Registered Organ, Eye & Tissue Donors
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Senator Dianne Feinstein Statement on California Drought Legislation Asks Republicans to Vote for Cloture
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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Releases Landscape-Scale Mitigation Strategy to Encourage Dual Objectives of Smart Development and Conservation
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House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings says Committee Stands Ready to Work With the Senate on Solution to Improve Federal Forest Management
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Attorney General Holder Releases Statement on Sentencing Commission’s Vote to Approve Reductions in Sentencing Guidelines for Nonviolent Drug Offenders
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NASA's Hubble Extends Stellar Tape Measure 10 Times Farther Into Space
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CBS Announces Stephen Colbert as the Next Host of “The Late Show”
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Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Approves Permit for Medical Marijuana Collective

California Governor Jerry Brown Appoints Kathy McCorry and Charles Phillips of Mariposa to the 35a District Agricultural Association, Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming Board of Directors
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California Drought Operations Plan for Coming Dry Months Presented by Federal, State Water Managers
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Obama Administration Outlines New Strategy to Better Protect Communities From the Threat of Wildland Fire Ahead of 2014 Fire Season
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California State Senator Anthony Cannella Calls Tim Donnelly's Comments Offensive and Wrong
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Covered California Reminds Consumers They Have a Week to Complete Their Applications as April 15 Deadline Approaches
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AAA Reports California Gas Prices at $4.05 - Up $0.14 in One Month
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U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Statement on Republicans Blocking Legislation to Ensure Equal Pay for Equal Work
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Reopens Public Comment Period for Proposal to List the Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo as a Threatened Species
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Stanford Scientists Discover a Novel Way to Make Ethanol Without Corn or Other Plants
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NASA Looks to Go Beyond Batteries for Space Exploration
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Rural County Representatives of California Opposes SB 1270 Concerning Surface Mining Regulations
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Mariposa Museum & History Center Hold Annual Quilt Raffle at Open House on May 3, 2014
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Mariposa County 4-H Camp Tweety Slated for June 14-16, 2014
Mariposa County 4-H invites all 4th-8th grade children to come join the fun at Camp Tweety.  On June 14 - June 16, 2014 ‘Camp Tweety’ will take place at Lions Camp Pacifica in Ahwahnee... registration fee of $90 for 4-H members and $124... for non-4-Hers includes: meals, snacks, materials, and a camp souvenir. The registration form along with the fee must be postmarked by May 28 or sooner...
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Congressman Tom McClintock Addresses the House Floor Concerning the 2015 Federal Budget (Video)
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California State Senator Tom Berryhill Questions What Went Wrong With the 21st Century Project
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California Attorney General’s Office to Receive National Recognition for Innovation in Rape Kit Testing
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House Natural Resources Committee Witnesses Support Common Sense Endangered Species Act Proposals
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CDC Reports Younger Teens Still Account for 1 in 4 Teen Births
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U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Urges General Motors CEO Mary Barra to Support Rental Car Safety Legislation
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Help Wanted: El Portal Dining, Inc. Now Hiring for the 2014 Season
El Portal Dining, Inc. is looking for people interested in joining our team. Our goal is to provide a fun working environment, and to enrich the lives of our guests and our team members. We have openings for all jobs and all shifts including, experienced cooks, shift managers, servers, host/cashier, bussers, and bartenders. These positions may be full time or part time. All jobs are seasonal...
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Sierra National Forest Announces Wood Cutting Season Opens on April 1, 2014
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Mariposa County Health Department Holds Mosquito Fish Distribution Day On May 3, 2014
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9th Annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival to be Held May 2-4, 2014
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Annual Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show Set for April 19 & 20, 2014
Mariposa Gem and Mineral show is all set to be even bigger and better this year with the addition of live music and a free community Easter Egg hunt. Gemstones for everyone, rock cutting for dad, panning for gold for the kids, and lovely jewelry for the ladies make this the ideal day or weekend getaway.  It’s a fun and educational outing for the whole family in lovely historic Mariposa - the gateway to Yosemite... The show will be open Saturday, April 19 from 10-6 and Sunday, April 20 from 10-4...
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Mariposa Daily News

Tickets Available for 8th Annual Evening at Erna’s Event on April 27, 2014
The eighth annual Rotary Evening at Erna's will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Erna's Elderberry House to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst. Tickets are available at Yosemite Bank in Oakhurst or from Rotary Club members. Rotary Club members, under the direction of Executive Chef Jonathan Perkins, will prepare a four-course meal with three wine pairings...
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Northside Pet Connection Accepting Donations for Annual Yard Sale
Spring cleaning time! Now would be the perfect occasion to set aside those no longer needed treasures for NPC’s annual yard sale, June 7 & June 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The yard sale is our major fund-raiser for the year. The sale will take place at the Coulterville Community Club, corner of Broadway and Cemetery. We will accept your donations at the Club from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 2 through June 6...
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Weekend Special Edition Out & About
Special Weekend Out and About Edition

Mariposa County Historic Sites and Records Preservation Commission Meeting Agenda For Monday, April 14, 2014
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Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Mariposa Sunday Weather Forecast
Sunny today with a projected high temp of 76 degrees for the day. Mariposa recorded a high temp of 74.7 degrees yesterday at the SST Weather Station, 3.6 degrees cooler than Friday's high temp. Monday is looking sunny with a high temp of 78 degrees for Mariposa. Check the Weather page for information on the eclipse!
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TODAY: Mariposa Museum & History Center to Host Local Author Julia Parker on April 13, 2014
Mariposa Museum & History Center is honored to announce that Julia Parker will join us the afternoon of Sunday, April 13 at 2:00 p.m. to talk about & sign her new book, "Scrape the Willow Until it Sings"…
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TODAY: Las Mariposas Civil War Days Set for April 12 & 13, 2014
The Las Mariposas Civil War Group, in partnership with the American Civil War Association proudly presents the 8th Annual, “Civil War Days in Mariposa”. To be held on Sat., April 12th and Sun., April 13th... Tour the military and civilian encampments where you will see firsthand how life was during this trying time in American history...
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Tomorrow: Yosemite National Park Announces Glacier Point Road to Open Monday, April 14, 2014 at Noon
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Letter to the Editor - Mariposa Graduate Needs Help to Further Her Education
…I grew up in Mariposa, attending Almost Like Home preschool all the way to my graduation in 2010 from Mariposa County High School. Four years ago I never would have dreamt of getting the opportunity to further my studies in Ireland. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and as most opportunities are, it is expensive…
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Next Weekend: Coulterville Easter Bunny Invites Everyone to Celebrate “Easter in the Park” on April 20, 2014
Hi, it’s the Coulterville Easter Bunny here...  Yes, it’s that time of year again!  Soon, I will be hopping down the John Muir Bunny Trail to the Coulterville Park on Sunday, April 20th at noon to celebrate “Easter in the Park” with all of my friends...
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Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box

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Modesto City Council to Consider Modesto Courthouse Project on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Stanislaus County Purchasing Power 2014 Event to Highlight How to do Business with Local Government
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Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department Joins in Combating Dangerous Drivers
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Fresno State Announces Aggressive Water Conservation Plan

Area News
Regaining Trust After Rim Fire
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California Legislative Analyst's Office Report on the 2014-15 Budget: Maintaining Education Facilities in California

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CalSTRS Chief Executive Officer Jack Ehnes Issues Statement on Joint Committee Hearing to Address CalSTRS Funding Needs
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California Department of Public Health Expands Warning about Certain Seafood Caught In Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties
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Charlton Heston Immortalized on Forever Stamp
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UCLA Research Shows Promising Drug Doubles Positive Effect in Hormone-Receptor–Positive Breast Cancer
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American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman's Statement, Regarding H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act
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U.S. Geological Survey Report on Natural Perchlorate Levels in a Desert Ecosystem
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Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Friday, April 11, 2014

Valley Online News.com
Three Indicted For Shining Lasers At Law Enforcement Aircraft In Fresno And Bakersfield
And
Merced Police Department Release Information on April 10, 2014 Homicide
And
Merced Police Department Arrest Merced Resident for Sales of Narcotics
And
Noted Economist Arthur Laffer Visits CSU Stanislaus
And
Fresno State Announces Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming in 2015

U.S. Postal Service Announces Harvey Milk Forever Stamp to be Dedicated at White House on May 22, 2014
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As California Citrus Trees Bloom, ‘Dismal’ Water Year Looms
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California Research Bureau Report on Military Sexual Trauma and California's Women Veterans
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U.S. Census Bureau Report Finds the Nation's 55, 000 Centenarians are Overwhelmingly Women and are More Likely to Live in Poverty
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U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Barbara Mikulski Urge Social Security Administration Not to Penalize Taxpayers for Decades-Old Social Security Overpayments
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IRS Debunks Frivolous Tax Arguments
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NASA to Provide Live Coverage and Commentary of April 15, 2014 Lunar Eclipse
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President Obama Nominates Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary of Health and Human Services (Video)
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President Barack Obama Weekly Address: Ensuring Equal Pay for Equal Work (Video)
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Mariposa County Sheriff Department Reports a Plane Crash with a Fatality on Friday Morning, April 11, 2014
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Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies Alerts Residents to Recent Daytime Burglaries
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Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Response to the Grand Jury Investigative Report of the Human Services Department (Video)
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New Study Finds Investing in Sierra Nevada Forests Reduces Megafires and Saves Millions
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Stanislaus National Forest Seeks Artists for 2014 Artist in the Woods Program
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Yosemite National Park Celebrates 2014 National Park Week and Earth Day with Special Programs and Activities
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North Fork Rancheria Job Listings
North Fork Rancheria TANF Program Job Openings: TANF FWYC Coordinator North Fork: Salary: $39,179 - $56,406. Closing:  Friday, April 18 at 5 p.m.
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Valley Online News.com
Merced Police Department Reports Multiple Robberies
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U.S. Congressman Jeff Denham Statement on House Budget Says Out of Control Spending Must Stop
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California Assemblymembers Kristin Olsen and Joan Buchanan Announce AB 1764 - High School Computer Science Legislation Passes First Committee

California Department of Fish and Wildlife to Hold Public Workshop on Lead Bullet Ban Implementation
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Congressman Tom McClintock Comments on California's Energy (Video)
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California State Senate Republican Caucus - Why Won't Democrats Let the Public See Their Budget Proposals?
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11 Million Californians Say "YES!" to Saving Lives as Registered Organ, Eye & Tissue Donors
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Senator Dianne Feinstein Statement on California Drought Legislation Asks Republicans to Vote for Cloture
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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Releases Landscape-Scale Mitigation Strategy to Encourage Dual Objectives of Smart Development and Conservation
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House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings says Committee Stands Ready to Work With the Senate on Solution to Improve Federal Forest Management
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Attorney General Holder Releases Statement on Sentencing Commission’s Vote to Approve Reductions in Sentencing Guidelines for Nonviolent Drug Offenders
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NASA's Hubble Extends Stellar Tape Measure 10 Times Farther Into Space
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CBS Announces Stephen Colbert as the Next Host of “The Late Show”
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Around the Web
Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Approves Permit for Medical Marijuana Collective

California Governor Jerry Brown Appoints Kathy McCorry and Charles Phillips of Mariposa to the 35a District Agricultural Association, Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming Board of Directors
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California Drought Operations Plan for Coming Dry Months Presented by Federal, State Water Managers
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Obama Administration Outlines New Strategy to Better Protect Communities From the Threat of Wildland Fire Ahead of 2014 Fire Season
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California State Senator Anthony Cannella Calls Tim Donnelly's Comments Offensive and Wrong
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Covered California Reminds Consumers They Have a Week to Complete Their Applications as April 15 Deadline Approaches
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AAA Reports California Gas Prices at $4.05 - Up $0.14 in One Month
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U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Statement on Republicans Blocking Legislation to Ensure Equal Pay for Equal Work
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Reopens Public Comment Period for Proposal to List the Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo as a Threatened Species
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Stanford Scientists Discover a Novel Way to Make Ethanol Without Corn or Other Plants
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NASA Looks to Go Beyond Batteries for Space Exploration
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Rural County Representatives of California Opposes SB 1270 Concerning Surface Mining Regulations
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Mariposa Museum & History Center Hold Annual Quilt Raffle at Open House on May 3, 2014
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Letter to the Editor - I Support Ronika Johnson for District 3 Supervisor
The election of two Supervisors for Mariposa County is now the opportune time for the residents of the County to decide on the future direction of Mariposa. After attending the District 3 candidates night I have no doubt Ronika Johnson is the most qualified individual to represent District 3. She is passionate in her vision...
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Mariposa County 4-H Camp Tweety Slated for June 14-16, 2014
Mariposa County 4-H invites all 4th-8th grade children to come join the fun at Camp Tweety.  On June 14 - June 16, 2014 ‘Camp Tweety’ will take place at Lions Camp Pacifica in Ahwahnee... registration fee of $90 for 4-H members and $124... for non-4-Hers includes: meals, snacks, materials, and a camp souvenir. The registration form along with the fee must be postmarked by May 28 or sooner...
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Congressman Tom McClintock Addresses the House Floor Concerning the 2015 Federal Budget (Video)
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California State Senator Tom Berryhill Questions What Went Wrong With the 21st Century Project
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California Attorney General’s Office to Receive National Recognition for Innovation in Rape Kit Testing
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House Natural Resources Committee Witnesses Support Common Sense Endangered Species Act Proposals
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CDC Reports Younger Teens Still Account for 1 in 4 Teen Births
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U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Urges General Motors CEO Mary Barra to Support Rental Car Safety Legislation
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President Obama on Equal Pay for Equal Work (Video)
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Announce a Major Milestone Achieved in the Recovery of Federally-Endangered Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep
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National Park Service Exhibition at Interior Museum Features Rediscovered National Park Posters
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California Weekly Drought Brief for Monday April 7, 2014
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Rocky Mountain High or Reefer Madness? Legal Pot in Colorado Comes with Risks

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Trucks Salmon Smolts to the Golden Gate to Help them Avoid Predators
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USDA Farm Bill Funding for Pest and Disease Management Programs Provides California with $2 Million for Fruit Fly Eradication
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Sage-Grouse Habitat Included in BLM Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Priorities
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Congressional Budget Office Budget Review for March 2014 Shows a Smaller Federal Budget Deficit
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Attorney General Holder Calls Stolen Identity Refund Fraud ‘Rising Threat,’ Vows Aggressive Enforcement Against Scams
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California Assemblyman Jim Patterson’s Homeowner Wildfire Protection Act Approved in Committee
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Yosemite National Park Rockfall Closes Trail to Rancheria Falls
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Agriculture Secretary Announces $300,000 in Rural Schools Payments to Mariposa County
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New! Mariposa County Most Wanted List for April 7, 2014
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As Parents Struggle to Repay College Loans for Their Children, Taxpayers Also Stand to Lose

Sierra National Forest Postpones April 7, 2014 Forest Plan Revision Public Meeting
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Help Wanted: El Portal Dining, Inc. Now Hiring for the 2014 Season
El Portal Dining, Inc. is looking for people interested in joining our team. Our goal is to provide a fun working environment, and to enrich the lives of our guests and our team members. We have openings for all jobs and all shifts including, experienced cooks, shift managers, servers, host/cashier, bussers, and bartenders. These positions may be full time or part time. All jobs are seasonal...
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Cal Fire Updates the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on the Upcoming 2014 Fire Season (Audio)
Cal Fire is looking at the old Telegraph fire line from 2008 and establishing those lines as permanent fuel breaks. 
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Sierra National Forest Announces Wood Cutting Season Opens on April 1, 2014
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Mariposa County Health Department Holds Mosquito Fish Distribution Day On May 3, 2014
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9th Annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival to be Held May 2-4, 2014
See Flyer...

Annual Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show Set for April 19 & 20, 2014
Mariposa Gem and Mineral show is all set to be even bigger and better this year with the addition of live music and a free community Easter Egg hunt. Gemstones for everyone, rock cutting for dad, panning for gold for the kids, and lovely jewelry for the ladies make this the ideal day or weekend getaway.  It’s a fun and educational outing for the whole family in lovely historic Mariposa - the gateway to Yosemite... The show will be open Saturday, April 19 from 10-6 and Sunday, April 20 from 10-4...
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