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February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Grizzly grapplers win Sac-Joaquin Section crown  Free Access 

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - Mariposa County High School’s wrestling team found glory on the mat in Stockton, taking home the Sac-Joaquin Section Div. VI Team Dual championship on Saturday with a 66-18 thrashing of Waterford. More...

NPS had plans to change Yosemite names since 2014

DNCY claims it offered to let NPS use names

In the ongoing dispute between Yosemite National Park and Delaware North Companies Yosemite, the two sides have batted the blame back and forth. More...

Former football star at MCHS is arrested in Merced

A Mariposa athlete who was an award winner was arrested in Merced on Jan. 30 after his alleged involvement in a police shooting. More...

Chamber makes awards at annual installation dinner

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce held its annual installation and awards dinner Jan. 28 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Local News

Special license plates show support of ag

For almost three years, Californians have been able to show their support of agriculture by purchasing a special interest license plate for their vehicle. More...

Bingo on the calendar at Senior Center

Golden Agers Bingo is held on the first Friday of every month at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa. Everyone over the age of 18 is invited to attend the game. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the games start at 6:30 p.m. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

Jan. 25 - Jan. 31

EMS - 6Fire - 1Public Assist - 0Auto Collision - 2 More...

Sports

Third time is the charm, Grizzly gals whip Warriors

Appling paces furious fourth period for victory

Early in this year’s hardwood campaign, Mariposa’s girls’ basketball squad dropped a 50-27 tilt to then league-favorite Orestimba. More...

MCHS wrestlers remain unbeaten

Waterford’s Wildcats were 3-0 in the Southern League when they visited the unbeaten Mariposa Grizzly varsity wrestling team (3-0) on Jan. 27. When it was over, the Wildcats had a long bus ride back home after enduring a 57-15 thrashing. More...

Grizzlies continue streak, race past Orestimba, 65-43

With another pair of Southern League victories last week, Mariposa’s varsity basketball team pushed its undefeated league mark to 10-0, stretching its current winning streak to 11 straight. More...

Grizzlies pummel Waterford on hardwood  Free Access 

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 12:45 p.m. - Mariposa County High School boys' varsity basketball team continued its undefeated run through the Southern League with a 75-36 pummeling of host Waterford last night. More...

TREE MORTALITY FUNDING FAIR IS FEB. 27  Free Access 

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 10:45 p.m. - The Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services is hosting a Funding Fair to provide vital answers to community questions. More...

John C. Fremont Hospital makes a complete financial turnaround

Facility sees profit of more than $1 million

Three years ago, John C. Fremont Hospital was looking at a financial loss of more than $1 million. But in the fiscal year 2015, which ran from July 2014 to July 2015, that loss was turned almost completely around. More...

Two in custody for home invasion, two others sought

Late last week the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office announced it now has two men in custody for the Dec. 22, 2015 home invasion robbery at a residence in Mount Bullion. More...

Lions host annual crab feed

The Lions Club of Mariposa is putting on its 26th annual crab feed and auction on Saturday, Feb. 6. This is a fun event for everyone. The meal is a sit-down dinner, and diners are served by FFA students. More...

Letters

Sanctuary is a good idea

Butterflies plus bears equals big bucks is a great idea. Thanks, Liz Skelton, for bringing it to the attention of our town and the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors again. More...

Don’t release wolves in California

I am writing in support of Evie Wilson’s extensive research and substantive commentary on the ill-advised plan to release wolves in California. More...

More on wolves

In her letter in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE on Jan 28, Evie Wilson says how concerned she is about people killed by wolves. I agree. People getting killed by wolves is awful. More...

Milestones

Leslie Carol Downey

Leslie Carol Downey, 52, loving mother and devoted wife, lost her courageous battle with cancer and joined her Heavenly Father on Jan. 30, 2016 in Akron, Ohio. She was born Feb. More...

Richard Dean Timmons

Richard Dean Timmons, age 72, went home to be with our Lord on Jan. 27, 2016. More...

Charles Michael Morgan

Charles Michael Morgan “Mike” was born Sept. 12, 1946 in Chattanooga, Tenn. and died Jan. 18, 2016, age 69, at his home in Mariposa. More...

Inside Education

PG&E launches $1 million STEM scholarship program

As part of its ongoing dedication to help foster education, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has announced the launch of its fourth annual PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarship program. More...

Rotarians visit MES

Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club members visited Melissa Harris’ third-grade classes and Wyrinda Harper’s third-graders recently. More...

SFCS students learn about the ocean

Community member Wayne Kelly came to Sierra Foothill Charter School recently to provide an hour-and-a-half lesson to third- and fourth-graders about the ocean and water safety. More...

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