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April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Crews continue Tioga Road plowing  Free Access 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 8:45 a.m. - Crews were scheduled to continue plowing Tioga Road this week, with low-snow conditions speeding progress. No projected opening date has been announced, however. More...

Fallen but undaunted

A front-line infantry soldier for the Confederacy falls to the ground after being mortally wounded by Union fire during the eighth annual Las Mariposas Civil War Days on Saturday, April 12. More...

Two arrested at gunpoint in marijuana bust

Monday morning a pair of men with roots in the Bay Area were arrested at gun point in Ponderosa Basin after law enforcement officers served search warrants at two homes on a single parcel on Harris Road. More...

Merced is called part of most-threatened river

The Merced River has been named part of the most-threatened river system in the country by the Washington, D.C.- based group American Rivers. More...

Local News

Growth seen in construction, existing sales

Applications for new residential and commercial construction in Mariposa County have seen a steady increase in the last three years, with a high of 543 permits issued in 2013. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 7: • A call reporting suspicious circumstances was received from Chowchilla Mountain Road. • Grand theft was reported from Mariposa County High School. • A call reporting a scam was received from Triangle Road. More...

Most Wanted

Ricky Macario MejiaAge: 31Height: 5/7”Weight” 135 poundsCharges: Failure to provide for a minor child. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jeffrey David Moore

A beautiful soul left this earthly existence on April 11, 2014 after many years of anguish and torment. Jeffrey David Moore, born on Dec. 8, 1977, lived most of his short life in Mariposa. More...

Frances Louise Williams

Frances Louise Williams passed away on April 7, 2014. She was born on Feb. 24, 1925 in Stockton. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Williams. More...

Genevieve Monet Vonlawne

Genevieve Monet Vonlawne was born on Oct. 5, 1986 and passed away on March 14, 2014. She was 27 years old. Genevieve leaves behind her 4- year-old daughter, Adeline Monet. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Shelly Matlock and Al Joslin. More...

Inside Education

School town hall meetings are set

Mariposa County Unified School District officials are holding another round of town hall meetings to further discuss the plan for local control funding and its goals. More...

Students get book donation

Kids First! Mariposa recently awarded Mrs. More...

Demonstrating trustworthiness

Irie Murphie (in tie-dye) was one of 11 Sierra Foothill Charter School pupils who received a certificate for trustworthiness on March 28. More...

Fresno pot policy sending growers back to Mariposa  Free Access 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:10 p.m. - An ordinance passed by the Fresno City Council last month banning all marijuana grows is creating a spike in illicit pot operations returning to Mariposa county. More...

Caltrans to target trash on Thursday  Free Access 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 4:30 p.m. - California Department of Transportation workers wearing high-visibility orange vests will pick up trash along county roadways on Thursday, April 24. More...

Credit card skimming device discovered at Woodland Market  Free Access 

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 4:45 p.m. - At approximately 11:30 a.m. on April 18, Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies located a credit card skimming device on Pump #3 at the Woodland Market gas station. More...

Candidates identify their top concerns

The June 3 election is a little more than six weeks away. With that in mind, the MARIPOSA GAZETTE asked candidates vying for seats on the county board of supervisors a set of questions. More...

Long’s residency issue is resolved

Late last week, two vocal community activists, one an ardent supporter of opposing candidate Ronika Johnson, filed an investigation request with Mariposa County District Attorney Thomas Cooke regarding the residency of District 3 supervisor candidate More...

Pilot, tennis player perishes in crash

Don Corn, a part-time county resident who pursued the twin passions of aviation and tennis, died last Friday, April 11 while flying near the Mariposa Yosemite Airport. More...

Letters

Vote wisely on CSA No. 3 fee

Most of us agree that CSA No. 3 fire suppression funding is still needed, especially now when we’re facing an increased threat of wild fires. More...

Cast votes wisely

In response to the April 10 article in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE “Candidates release campaign funding data” by Greg Knight, I am prompted to address the relevancy of campaign funds. More...

Superintendent is issue

It is clear that we cannot count on our school board to make the right selection for Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent. Our students have suffered under poor leadership decisions for the past 16 years. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, April 18 Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Milestones

Thank you

The family of Jacqueline Brown would like to extend a huge thank you to all her caregivers from the John C. Fremont Hospice for all the loving care she received when she was under your care. More...

Thank you

Thanks to the MARIPOSA GAZETTE for running the brief item on the Learn How to Pack Stock Clinic on March 6. We had over 90 people attend and raised more than $1,000. (The event was held on March 29 at Valerie Meadows in Fresno County.) Mike Long More...

Thank you

Our annual Wayward Ponies Home Open House event was dampened by rain and blown by the wind, but our first potluck-style raffle went off without a hitch. More...

Sports

Griz edge Patterson at Hilmar tournament  Free Access 

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:45 a.m. - It wasn’t a typical blowout like the Grizzly baseball team is accustomed to, but it beat the Patterson Tigers, 6-3, at the Hilmar tournament on Wednesday, April 23. More...

Four inductees make it to Grizzly Hall of Fame  Free Access 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12 p.m. - The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Hall of Fame committee recently announced four new inductees to the hall, which includes the entire 1972-73 Grizzly football team. More...

Griz golfers drop match to Ripon Christian  Free Access 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:10 a.m. - It was a tough day on the links for the Mariposa County High School golf team as it traveled to Spring Creek Country Club in Ripon on Tuesday, April 15. More...

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