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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mariposa Daily News

Mariposa Daily News

Missing Teen Found on 4/22/14: Mariposa County Sheriff Department Reports Missing Found Teen Kaiwi Murdock
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Mariposa Wednesday Weather Forecast
Mostly sunny today with a projected high temp of 66 degrees. Mariposa recorded a high temp of 61.3 degrees yesterday at the SST Weather Station, 14.3 degrees cooler than Monday's high temp. The SST rain gauge recorded .03" yesterday. Thursday is looking partly sunny with the high temps coming in around 72 degrees for the day. Friday could see rain (possibly .50" ) and T-storms over Mariposa along with lowering snow levels. Yosemite Valley could have snow on the ground for Saturday morning.
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Celebrate 2nd Annual Law Day in Yosemite National Park on May 2, 2014
On Friday, May 2, the U.S. District Court, co-sponsored with the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will hold the second annual Law Day Yosemite in Yosemite Valley, to celebrate the Rule of Law and its contributions to the rights and freedoms all Americans enjoy... The public is invited and encouraged to attend; the program will begin at 10:00 AM..
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Mariposa County Will Be Part of a Large-Scale Statewide Science Project on May 8, 2014
On Thursday, May 8, the University of California is asking the public to join its faculty, students, staff, 4-H members and volunteers, and Master Gardeners in a vast science project across the state, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of University of California Cooperative...
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Around the Web
Rim fire salvage logging wins support

Mariposa Museum & History Center Gives Donation to Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band Boosters
Ron Loya from the Mariposa Museum and History Center presents a $250.00 check to Nina Rogerson, Grizzly Band Vice President. The check was made out to the MCHS Grizzly Band Boosters at the 4th Annual Band Marathon...
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Sierra Foothill Charter School Visits UC Merced
Mrs. Wilde's 7th-8th grade class from Sierra Foothill Charter School enjoyed a field trip to UC Merced last week. The field trip included a very informative campus tour led by third year and fourth year UC Merced students…
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Sierra Foothill Charter School Students Present Reforestation Project to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors
Representatives from Mrs. Wilde's 7th-8th grade class did a most excellent job presenting information about their Reforestation Project at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisor's meeting…
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Caltrans Holds Statewide Litter Pickup Day on April 24, 2014
Caltrans is holding its annual statewide Litter Removal and Enforcement Day on Thursday, April 24, 2014.  This activity is to enhance public awareness of the volume and cost associated with removing litter, trash and debris by removing litter along the highways and roadways…
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Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Letter to the Editor - Rosemarie Smallcombe is the Best Choice for District 1 Supervisor
I believe Rosemarie Smallcombe is the best choice for District 1 Board of Supervisor. I have lived in Midpines and worked in Yosemite for over 30 years and have been a member of the Midpines Advisory Committee since it was formed over 20 years ago…
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Letter to the Editor - Rosemarie Smallcombe will be a Great Representative for District 1
I met Rosemarie Smallcombe for the first time a few years ago at a community event and had the good luck to be seated at her table. I immediately felt our community was fortunate to have someone like Rosemarie and her husband Steve retire in Mariposa…
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Beautiful 1.3 Acre Lot for Sale in La Grange
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US Air Force Staff Sergeant Matthew Matlock of Mariposa Receives Two Bronze Stars
On Monday, March 24, 2014, SSgt Matthew Matlock, US Air Force, received two bronze stars for his service in Afghanistan. One was a Bronze Star with Valor. On October 6, 2012, Airman Matlock served as the Primary Joint Terminal Attack Controller assigned to an Army Special Forces Team...
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Valley Online News.com
California Assemblymembers Kristin Olsen and Brian Nestande Metal Theft Bills Pass Committees with Bipartisan Support
And
California State Senator Anthony Cannella Remains Committed to Water Bond Increasing Water Supply to California
And
UC Merced Issues Request for Qualifications for Developers to Increase Campus Size
And
CSU Stanislaus Receives Grant to Improve Teaching of Writing in Local Schools
And
Fresno State Students Honor 99th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide on April 24, 2014
And
City of Modesto Announces Splash Fountains to be Closed for Summer 2014

Area News
Broadband In The Mother Lode
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California Department of Social Services Announces Drought Relief Provides Food to California’s Hardest Hit Communities
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2014 California Annual General Trout Opener Coming Soon in the Eastern Sierra
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California Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff Applauds Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action
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New California Voter Registration Numbers Show Steady Gains of Unaffiliated Voters
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California Foreclosure Starts Hover Near 8-Year Low
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California Drought Brings New Attention to Groundwater
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American Farm Bureau Tells Members to ‘Ditch’ EPA Water Rule
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U.S. Postal Service Celebrates Earth Day 2014 With Global Forever Stamp 
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Yosemite National Park Mentoring Program Enters Second Year With 22 Participants
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National Park Service Invites Public Comment on Updating Rules About Service Animals in National Parks
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California Weekly Drought Brief for Monday, April 21, 2014
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Mariposa Piece Makers Announce Upcoming Outdoor Quilt Show on May 3, 2014
Mariposa Piece Makers announces their upcoming Outdoor Quilt Show scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014.  This colorful display of more than 120 quilts will take place at Mariposa Museum and History Center... The event is open to all at no charge.  Quilts made by local quilters feature traditional construction methods as well as modern techniques and contemporary designs and is held in conjunction with Mariposa Butterfly Festival...
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Letter to the Editor - Support for Karen Smith as Supervisor in District 1
As a member of the Friends of Bear Creek, I have had the opportunity to work with Karen Smith on current projects; the Midpines County Park expansion and Bear Creek Trail. The “Friends of Bear Creek” organization is a group of Mariposa volunteers who are involved with a variety of projects to provide additional recreational opportunities in Mariposa County...
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U.S. Census Bureau Celebrates Earth Day - April 22, 2014 - With Interesting Facts
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Letter to the Editor - Fire Fees and Compliance
In the center of Downtown Mariposa stands one of the most attractive motels, the Mariposa Lodge, with landscaped grounds and entryway. To its right is a vacant lot, obviously privately owned, that has not seen brush clearance or even a garden hoe in over 30 years. To its left is an equally neglected space...
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Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Monday, April 21, 2014

Mariposa County Fire Dept. Log
Mon., April 14 thru Sun., April 20


Valley Online News.com
UC Merced Professors’ Expertise Tapped for Policy Discussions at Drought Summit in Sacramento
And
Modesto Police Department April 19, 2014 DUI Checkpoint Nets 1 Arrest
And
Fresno Drug Dealer Who Killed Customer In Self Defense Sentenced To More Than 12 Years In Prison For Drug Charge
And
United States Citizen Extradited From The Netherlands Pleads Guilty To Offenses Related To Fresno, California Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor
And
California State Senator Cathleen Galgiani Introduces Bill to Fully Fund Additional Water Storage Projects

California Governor Jerry Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring John Muir Day
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League of California Cities Announce League Co-Sponsored Medical Marijuana Bill Passes First Legislative Committee Milestone
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NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities
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Harvey Milk Forever Stamp to be Dedicated at White House on May 22, 2014
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U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and Colleagues Urge White House Task Force to Adopt Key Recommendations to Combat Campus Sexual Assaults
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USDA Announces $150 Million Investment Fund to Grow Small Businesses, Create Jobs in Rural America
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Attorney General Holder: Justice Department Set to Expand Clemency Criteria, Will Prepare for Wave of Applications from Drug Offenders in Federal Prison
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Mariposa Master Gardeners Annual Plant & Garden Art Sale to be Held on May 3, 2014
We've had a pretty challenging spring. Warm weather for weeks then WHAM! cold, wind, and, for some of us, snow. All that has made getting the garden started a challenge. Mariposa County Master Gardeners will help get you back on track with the annual plant and art sale Saturday, May 3... We will shine a spotlight on drought-tolerant plants and have a demonstration table with tips for conservation plus material about drip irrigation systems...
Read More...

Northern Mariposa County History Center Activities for May 2014
The third event in this year’s NMCHC Spring Lecture will be a free screening of the Emmy® award winning documentary film, Green Fire on Saturday, May 3rd the Lake Don Pedro Elementary School... Give Mom the day off and show her how much you love and appreciate her by taking her to the Mothers Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 11th... CoyoteFest Planning meeting scheduled for Friday, May 2nd…  
Read More…

Around the Web
Palo Alto man falls 30 feet while climbing at Yosemite

Current Reservoir Storage Levels in California for April 19, 2014 Including Lakes McClure and Don Pedro - Lake McClure Rises to 26%
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Mother Lode Jewish Community Passover Dinner & Seder Offered May 2 & 18, 2014
The Mother Lode Jewish Community is holding three events in May… a Shabbat Dinner on Friday, May 2nd in Sonora and then, on Sunday, May 18th both a “spring clean-up” of the Sonora Jewish Cemetery followed by a Lag B’Omer celebration at a home in Jamestown...
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Helplines Provided by Mariposa Master Gardeners Starting May 5, 2014
Mariposa County Master Gardeners have two offices to help home gardeners with their problems and questions. In the north part of the county, the line will be staffed Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning May 5, 2014. Call any time to leave a message...
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Free Workshop on Year-Round Gardening Offered by Mariposa Master Gardeners on May 10, 2014
You CAN have fresh food all year long. Mariposa Master Gardener President Betty Massey will present a free workshop on year-round gardening Saturday, May 10, 2014. Workshop time from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior Citizen Hall located at 10340 Greeley Hill Road in Greeley Hill...
Read More...

Talkin’ Trash: Is it Really Necessary to Rinse Recyclables?
Wise water use is on everyone’s mind in Mariposa. If you’re trying to conserve water, rinsing recyclables may seem like a waste of a precious resource. Even if you’re not watching every drop, scrubbing stuck-on goop from peanut butter and jelly jars may seem like a gigantic waste of time. There are several sound reasons for rinsing and ways to reduce wasting water when you do it...
Read More...

Coulterville and Tracy Youth Become Cadets in Air Force Auxiliary
Two area teens are on their way to becoming tomorrow’s aerospace leaders. The youth are the newest cadets of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol... The following cadets completed the Great Start training program and were also promoted to the rank of Cadet Airman: Robert DeBolt (Coulterville, CA) and Michael Sampino...
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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
Fresno State Announces Yearbook and Newspaper Archive Now Available Online
And
City of Modesto Renovates Three Playgrounds

Rural County Representatives of California Find Partisan Differences Arise on Home-to-School Transportation Fix
Read More...

Rural County Representatives of California Report Hearing on SB 1270 - Mining Legislation Bill Delayed
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Launch Your Next River Trip from Your Computer Using the Latest Streamer from the U.S. Geological Survey
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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day Release 2014 Easter Message
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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. Special events and activities are being sponsored and organized by the National Park Service, DNC Parks & ...
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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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California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Siskiyou County Landowners Collaborate on Black-Tailed Deer Capture
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California Research Bureau Overview on Health Information Exchange Among Different Care Settings
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Rural County Representatives Of California Reports U.S. Sentencing Commission Takes Action on Illegal Marijuana Cultivation on Public and Private Lands by Increasing Penalties for High-Level Offenders
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Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Report for March 2014 finds the West with the Highest Jobless Rate at 7.2 Percent
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announce Habitat Conservation Plan Proposed for Electric Power Plant Project in Santa Clara County - Plan to Help Offset Impacts to Threatened and Endangered Species
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Credit Card “Skimmer” Found at Woodland Market in Mariposa County
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Sonora Pass Opened at Noon on Friday, April 18, 2014
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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...

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...
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Bootjack Fire Company Breakfast, Bake Sale and Fire House Yard Sale to be Held on April 26th, 2014
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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 Daily News

Beautiful 1.3 Acre Lot for Sale in La Grange
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US Air Force Staff Sergeant Matthew Matlock of Mariposa Receives Two Bronze Stars
On Monday, March 24, 2014, SSgt Matthew Matlock, US Air Force, received two bronze stars for his service in Afghanistan. One was a Bronze Star with Valor. On October 6, 2012, Airman Matlock served as the Primary Joint Terminal Attack Controller assigned to an Army Special Forces Team...
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TODAY: Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda for April 22, 2014
Items on the Agenda include an Update on the Fairgrounds.
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New Poll Question
Reuters reports the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the U.S. military to train Afghan forces.
Should the U.S. maintain 10,000 troops in Afghanistan, less than 10,000 or no troops?

Mariposa Tuesday Weather Forecast
Partly sunny to mostly cloudy today with a projected high temp of 61 degrees for the day. A chance of showers today and some areas could be breezy. Mariposa recorded a high temp of 75.6 degrees yesterday at the SST Weather Station, 2.0 degrees cooler than Sunday's high temp. Wednesday is looking mostly sunny with the high temps coming in around 66 degrees for the day. Friday could see rain over Mariposa along with lowering snow levels. Yosemite Valley could have snow on the ground for Saturday.
Read More on the Weather Page...

Yosemite National Park Mentoring Program Enters Second Year With 22 Participants
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National Park Service Invites Public Comment on Updating Rules About Service Animals in National Parks
Read More...

California Weekly Drought Brief for Monday, April 21, 2014
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Mariposa Piece Makers Announce Upcoming Outdoor Quilt Show on May 3, 2014
Mariposa Piece Makers announces their upcoming Outdoor Quilt Show scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014.  This colorful display of more than 120 quilts will take place at Mariposa Museum and History Center... The event is open to all at no charge.  Quilts made by local quilters feature traditional construction methods as well as modern techniques and contemporary designs and is held in conjunction with Mariposa Butterfly Festival...
Read More...

Letter to the Editor - Support for Karen Smith as Supervisor in District 1
As a member of the Friends of Bear Creek, I have had the opportunity to work with Karen Smith on current projects; the Midpines County Park expansion and Bear Creek Trail. The “Friends of Bear Creek” organization is a group of Mariposa volunteers who are involved with a variety of projects to provide additional recreational opportunities in Mariposa County...
Read More...

U.S. Census Bureau Celebrates Earth Day - April 22, 2014 - With Interesting Facts
Read More...

Letter to the Editor - Fire Fees and Compliance
In the center of Downtown Mariposa stands one of the most attractive motels, the Mariposa Lodge, with landscaped grounds and entryway. To its right is a vacant lot, obviously privately owned, that has not seen brush clearance or even a garden hoe in over 30 years. To its left is an equally neglected space...
Read More...

Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Monday, April 21, 2014

Mariposa County Fire Dept. Log
Mon., April 14 thru Sun., April 20


Valley Online News.com
UC Merced Professors’ Expertise Tapped for Policy Discussions at Drought Summit in Sacramento
And
Modesto Police Department April 19, 2014 DUI Checkpoint Nets 1 Arrest
And
Fresno Drug Dealer Who Killed Customer In Self Defense Sentenced To More Than 12 Years In Prison For Drug Charge
And
United States Citizen Extradited From The Netherlands Pleads Guilty To Offenses Related To Fresno, California Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor
And
California State Senator Cathleen Galgiani Introduces Bill to Fully Fund Additional Water Storage Projects

Area News
Yosemite officials say rockslide fix due in Aug.
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California Governor Jerry Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring John Muir Day
Read More...

League of California Cities Announce League Co-Sponsored Medical Marijuana Bill Passes First Legislative Committee Milestone
Read More...

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities
Read More...

Harvey Milk Forever Stamp to be Dedicated at White House on May 22, 2014
Read More...

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and Colleagues Urge White House Task Force to Adopt Key Recommendations to Combat Campus Sexual Assaults
Read More...

USDA Announces $150 Million Investment Fund to Grow Small Businesses, Create Jobs in Rural America
Read More...

Attorney General Holder: Justice Department Set to Expand Clemency Criteria, Will Prepare for Wave of Applications from Drug Offenders in Federal Prison
Read More...

Mariposa Master Gardeners Annual Plant & Garden Art Sale to be Held on May 3, 2014
We've had a pretty challenging spring. Warm weather for weeks then WHAM! cold, wind, and, for some of us, snow. All that has made getting the garden started a challenge. Mariposa County Master Gardeners will help get you back on track with the annual plant and art sale Saturday, May 3... We will shine a spotlight on drought-tolerant plants and have a demonstration table with tips for conservation plus material about drip irrigation systems...
Read More...

Northern Mariposa County History Center Activities for May 2014
The third event in this year’s NMCHC Spring Lecture will be a free screening of the Emmy® award winning documentary film, Green Fire on Saturday, May 3rd the Lake Don Pedro Elementary School... Give Mom the day off and show her how much you love and appreciate her by taking her to the Mothers Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 11th... CoyoteFest Planning meeting scheduled for Friday, May 2nd…  
Read More…

Around the Web
Palo Alto man falls 30 feet while climbing at Yosemite

Current Reservoir Storage Levels in California for April 19, 2014 Including Lakes McClure and Don Pedro - Lake McClure Rises to 26%
Read More...

Mother Lode Jewish Community Passover Dinner & Seder Offered May 2 & 18, 2014
The Mother Lode Jewish Community is holding three events in May… a Shabbat Dinner on Friday, May 2nd in Sonora and then, on Sunday, May 18th both a “spring clean-up” of the Sonora Jewish Cemetery followed by a Lag B’Omer celebration at a home in Jamestown...
Read More...

Helplines Provided by Mariposa Master Gardeners Starting May 5, 2014
Mariposa County Master Gardeners have two offices to help home gardeners with their problems and questions. In the north part of the county, the line will be staffed Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning May 5, 2014. Call any time to leave a message...
Read More...

Free Workshop on Year-Round Gardening Offered by Mariposa Master Gardeners on May 10, 2014
You CAN have fresh food all year long. Mariposa Master Gardener President Betty Massey will present a free workshop on year-round gardening Saturday, May 10, 2014. Workshop time from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior Citizen Hall located at 10340 Greeley Hill Road in Greeley Hill...
Read More...

Talkin’ Trash: Is it Really Necessary to Rinse Recyclables?
Wise water use is on everyone’s mind in Mariposa. If you’re trying to conserve water, rinsing recyclables may seem like a waste of a precious resource. Even if you’re not watching every drop, scrubbing stuck-on goop from peanut butter and jelly jars may seem like a gigantic waste of time. There are several sound reasons for rinsing and ways to reduce wasting water when you do it...
Read More...

Coulterville and Tracy Youth Become Cadets in Air Force Auxiliary
Two area teens are on their way to becoming tomorrow’s aerospace leaders. The youth are the newest cadets of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol... The following cadets completed the Great Start training program and were also promoted to the rank of Cadet Airman: Robert DeBolt (Coulterville, CA) and Michael Sampino...
Read More...

Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Sunday, April 20, 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
Fresno State Announces Yearbook and Newspaper Archive Now Available Online
And
City of Modesto Renovates Three Playgrounds

Rural County Representatives of California Find Partisan Differences Arise on Home-to-School Transportation Fix
Read More...

Rural County Representatives of California Report Hearing on SB 1270 - Mining Legislation Bill Delayed
Read More...

Launch Your Next River Trip from Your Computer Using the Latest Streamer from the U.S. Geological Survey
Read More...

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day Release 2014 Easter Message
Read More...

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. Special events and activities are being sponsored and organized by the National Park Service, DNC Parks & ...
Read More...

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...
Read More...

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!
Read More...

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...
Read More...

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...
Read More...

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...
Read More...

Valley Online News.com
Modesto Police Department Release Information on Major Injury Accident Involving a Vehicle Versus Bicycle Collision
And
The Princeton Review rates Fresno State as One of the Nation’s Most Green Universities

California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Siskiyou County Landowners Collaborate on Black-Tailed Deer Capture
Read More...

California Research Bureau Overview on Health Information Exchange Among Different Care Settings
Read More...

Rural County Representatives Of California Reports U.S. Sentencing Commission Takes Action on Illegal Marijuana Cultivation on Public and Private Lands by Increasing Penalties for High-Level Offenders
Read More...

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Report for March 2014 finds the West with the Highest Jobless Rate at 7.2 Percent
Read More...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announce Habitat Conservation Plan Proposed for Electric Power Plant Project in Santa Clara County - Plan to Help Offset Impacts to Threatened and Endangered Species
Read More...

New Jersey Youth Wins 2014 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition
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Space Veteran Landsat 7 Marks 15 Years of Observing Earth
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NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission
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Credit Card “Skimmer” Found at Woodland Market in Mariposa County
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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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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...

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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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...

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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Covered California First Open Enrollment Signs up Over 3 Million
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U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Says 8 Million People Have Enrolled Through the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplaces
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White House Releases Affordable Care Act Updated Enrollment Numbers
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CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Reports California Home Sales Spring Higher in March 2014, But Diminishing Affordability Sapping Market
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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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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
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...

President Obama Says Republicans in the House of Representatives have Repeatedly Failed to Take Action on Immigration Reform
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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 Fire Dept. Log
Mon., April 14 thru Sun., April 20


Mariposa Master Gardeners Annual Plant & Garden Art Sale to be Held on May 3, 2014
We've had a pretty challenging spring. Warm weather for weeks then WHAM! cold, wind, and, for some of us, snow. All that has made getting the garden started a challenge. Mariposa County Master Gardeners will help get you back on track with the annual plant and art sale Saturday, May 3... We will shine a spotlight on drought-tolerant plants and have a demonstration table with tips for conservation plus material about drip irrigation systems...
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Northern Mariposa County History Center Activities for May 2014
The third event in this year’s NMCHC Spring Lecture will be a free screening of the Emmy®award winning documentary film, Green Fire on Saturday, May 3rd the Lake Don Pedro Elementary School... Give Mom the day off and show her how much you love and appreciate her by taking her to the Mothers Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 11th... CoyoteFest Planning meeting scheduled for Friday, May 2nd…  
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Palo Alto man falls 30 feet while climbing at Yosemite

Mariposa Monday Weather Forecast
Partly sunny today with a projected high temp of 79 degrees for the day. Mariposa recorded a high temp of 77.6 degrees yesterday at the SST Weather Station, 1.5 degrees warmer than Saturday's high temp. Tuesday is looking partly sunny with the high temps coming in around 61 degrees for the day with a 20% chance of showers. Some areas could be breezy.
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Current Reservoir Storage Levels in California for April 19, 2014 Including Lakes McClure and Don Pedro - Lake McClure Rises to 26%
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Mother Lode Jewish Community Passover Dinner & Seder Offered May 2 & 18, 2014
The Mother Lode Jewish Community is holding three events in May… a Shabbat Dinner on Friday, May 2nd in Sonora and then, on Sunday, May 18th both a “spring clean-up” of the Sonora Jewish Cemetery followed by a Lag B’Omer celebration at a home in Jamestown...
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Helplines Provided by Mariposa Master Gardeners Starting May 5, 2014
Mariposa County Master Gardeners have two offices to help home gardeners with their problems and questions. In the north part of the county, the line will be staffed Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning May 5, 2014. Call any time to leave a message...
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Free Workshop on Year-Round Gardening Offered by Mariposa Master Gardeners on May 10, 2014
You CAN have fresh food all year long. Mariposa Master Gardener President Betty Massey will present a free workshop on year-round gardening Saturday, May 10, 2014. Workshop time from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior Citizen Hall located at 10340 Greely Hill Road in Greely Hill...
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Talkin’ Trash: Is it Really Necessary to Rinse Recyclables?
Wise water use is on everyone’s mind in Mariposa. If you’re trying to conserve water, rinsing recyclables may seem like a waste of a precious resource. Even if you’re not watching every drop, scrubbing stuck-on goop from peanut butter and jelly jars may seem like a gigantic waste of time. There are several sound reasons for rinsing and ways to reduce wasting water when you do it...
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Coulterville and Tracy Youth Become Cadets in Air Force Auxiliary
Two area teens are on their way to becoming tomorrow’s aerospace leaders. The youth are the newest cadets of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol... The following cadets completed the Great Start training program and were also promoted to the rank of Cadet Airman: Robert DeBolt (Coulterville, CA) and Michael Sampino...
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Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tomorrow: Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda for April 22, 2014
Items on the Agenda include an Update on the Fairgrounds.
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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
Fresno State Announces Yearbook and Newspaper Archive Now Available Online
And
City of Modesto Renovates Three Playgrounds

Area News
Bee colonies damaged after NorCal almond pollination
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Rural County Representatives of California Find Partisan Differences Arise on Home-to-School Transportation Fix
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Rural County Representatives of California Report Hearing on SB 1270 - Mining Legislation Bill Delayed
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U.S. Census Bureau Celebrates Earth Day - April 22, 2014 - With Interesting Facts
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Launch Your Next River Trip from Your Computer Using the Latest Streamer from the U.S. Geological Survey
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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day Release 2014 Easter Message
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Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Saturday, April 19, 2014

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. Special events and activities are being sponsored and organized by the National Park Service, DNC Parks & ...
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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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Valley Online News.com
Modesto Police Department Release Information on Major Injury Accident Involving a Vehicle Versus Bicycle Collision
And
The Princeton Review rates Fresno State as One of the Nation’s Most Green Universities

California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Siskiyou County Landowners Collaborate on Black-Tailed Deer Capture
Read More...

California Research Bureau Overview on Health Information Exchange Among Different Care Settings
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Rural County Representatives Of California Reports U.S. Sentencing Commission Takes Action on Illegal Marijuana Cultivation on Public and Private Lands by Increasing Penalties for High-Level Offenders
Read More...

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Report for March 2014 finds the West with the Highest Jobless Rate at 7.2 Percent
Read More...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announce Habitat Conservation Plan Proposed for Electric Power Plant Project in Santa Clara County - Plan to Help Offset Impacts to Threatened and Endangered Species
Read More...

New Jersey Youth Wins 2014 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition
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Space Veteran Landsat 7 Marks 15 Years of Observing Earth
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NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission
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Credit Card “Skimmer” Found at Woodland Market in Mariposa County
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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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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

Rural County Representatives of California Announces Fish and Game Commission Delays Decision on Gray Wolf ESA Listing
Read More...

California’s March 2014 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Increase by 11,800 While the Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged at 8.1 Percent
Read More...

California Governor Jerry Brown Grants 63 Pardons on Good Friday
Read More...

California High Speed Rail Final Environmental Document for the Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section Made Available
Read More...

California Department of Water Resources Announces Late Storms Allow 5 Percent Allocation to State Water Project Users and Delta Barriers Avoided
Read More...

California Fish and Game Commission Adopts 2014 Big-Game Tag Quotas
Read More...

California BLM Initiates Environmental Review of 60-Megawatt Tylerhorse Wind Energy Project in Kern County
Read More...

NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface
Read More...

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.
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...

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.

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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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

Read More...

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
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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
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...

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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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 Daily News

Plan Your Weekend
Weekend Special Edition Out & About

Special Weekend Out and About Edition

Mariposa Sunday Weather Forecast
Mostly sunny today with a projected high temp of 79 degrees for the day. Mariposa recorded a high temp of 76.1 degrees yesterday at the SST Weather Station, .2 degrees cooler than Friday's high temp. Monday is looking partly sunny with the high temps coming in around 80 degrees for the day. Read the weather page to see Tuesday's big 20 degree drop in high temps along with windy conditions!
Read More on the Weather Page...

Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda for April 22, 2014
Items on the Agenda include an Update on the Fairgrounds.
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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: 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: 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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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...
Read More...

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!
Read More...

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...
Read More...

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...
Read More...

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...
Read More...

Valley Online News.com
Modesto Police Department Release Information on Major Injury Accident Involving a Vehicle Versus Bicycle Collision
And
The Princeton Review rates Fresno State as One of the Nation’s Most Green Universities

Area News

California regulators propose coyote-killing ban
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Siskiyou County Landowners Collaborate on Black-Tailed Deer Capture
Read More...

California Research Bureau Overview on Health Information Exchange Among Different Care Settings
Read More...

Rural County Representatives Of California Reports U.S. Sentencing Commission Takes Action on Illegal Marijuana Cultivation on Public and Private Lands by Increasing Penalties for High-Level Offenders
Read More...

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Report for March 2014 finds the West with the Highest Jobless Rate at 7.2 Percent
Read More...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announce Habitat Conservation Plan Proposed for Electric Power Plant Project in Santa Clara County - Plan to Help Offset Impacts to Threatened and Endangered Species
Read More...

New Jersey Youth Wins 2014 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition
Read More...

Space Veteran Landsat 7 Marks 15 Years of Observing Earth
Read More...

NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission
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Credit Card “Skimmer” Found at Woodland Market in Mariposa County
Read More...

Mariposa County Daily Sheriff and Booking Report Friday, April 18, 2014

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...

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

Rural County Representatives of California Announces Fish and Game Commission Delays Decision on Gray Wolf ESA Listing
Read More...

California’s March 2014 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Increase by 11,800 While the Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged at 8.1 Percent
Read More...

California Governor Jerry Brown Grants 63 Pardons on Good Friday
Read More...

California High Speed Rail Final Environmental Document for the Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section Made Available
Read More...

California Department of Water Resources Announces Late Storms Allow 5 Percent Allocation to State Water Project Users and Delta Barriers Avoided
Read More...

California Fish and Game Commission Adopts 2014 Big-Game Tag Quotas
Read More...

California BLM Initiates Environmental Review of 60-Megawatt Tylerhorse Wind Energy Project in Kern County
Read More...

NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface
Read More...

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.
Read More...

President Barack Obama Weekly Address: Easter and Passover Greetings (Video)
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...

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.

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

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
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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)
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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
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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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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… 
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


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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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…
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

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…
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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...
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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

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

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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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Congressman Jeff Denham Announces 2014 10th District Congressional Art Competition Student Reception
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Tulare County Man Sentenced To 17.5 Years In Prison For Marijuana Cultivation Crimes
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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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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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Mon., April 7 thru Sun., April 13


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Groundwater Forum Held in Turlock Today, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at CSU Stanislaus
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CSU Stanislaus to Host Fourth Annual Salute to Veteran Patients on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Fresno State Student Tiffany Hendrickson Crowned Ms. Wheelchair California 2014
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UC Merced Professor Eric A. Walle's Research Shows Walking, Talking in Infants Connected
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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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Suicide suspected in Mariposa man's fall in Yosemite
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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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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
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