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December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Checking his list

Dozens of local boys and girls got to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus last Saturday evening during the Mariposa Lions Club’s traditional Merry Mountain Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. More...

More thieves and abusers are free under state rules

The state’s liberalized incarceration policies are letting more low-level offenders out of jail and sending more hardened criminals from state prisons to jails like the county’s Adult Detention Facility off Highway 49 North. More...

Local News

Coast steps up for Kids

Heidi Dulcich (second from left) and Jim Dulcich (third from left), owners of Do-It-Best Coast Hardware in downtown Mariposa made a generous donation of toys and bicylces to the Mariposa County Deput More...

CHP to keep watch over holiday drivers

The California Highway Patrol started the pre-holiday Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Campaign on Dec. 1. Because of the holiday season, many partygoers will be drinking. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 8 • Calls reporting prowlers were received from Old Highway and Allen Court. • A neighbor dispute occurred on Yaqui Gulch Road. • A caller reported squatters on Carleton Road. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Dec. 19 Reformers Unanimous - a free addictions program held at 5005 Frank Wilson Road every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Gary Nichols

Gary Nichols, 74, of Mariposa passed away peacefully on Dec. 11, 2014 in the presence of his loving family. Gary was born on Nov. 11, 1940 to Alfred and Audrey Nichols in Long Beach, Calif. More...

George Henry Wessels

In loving memory of George Henry Wessels, who passed away on Dec. 3, 2014 at the age of 92. George was at home looking at the view of the mountains in Mariposa and peacefully slipped away to a deep sleep. George was born on Aug. More...

Kirk Patrick Gadsby

Kirk Patrick Gadsby passed away on Dec. 13, 2014. My life was saved on Oct. 9, 1989 when my son, Kirk Patrick Gadsby was born. He was such an easy child. Everyone always warned me that he would eventually become a handful and he never did. More...

Kops for Kids is huge success  Free Access 

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, 12 noon - The county's Kops for Kids toy distribution teamed up with a food giveaway by Manna House and the Merced County Food Bank to spread Christmas cheer to several hundred local families today. More...

Woman’s beanies for kids are a holiday home run

Mary Dempsey wanted to make a small difference for children this season. That was back in October. Two months later, the seed she planted has grown into something big. More...

Trees still feel state drought’s strain

The oaks and pines that dot the hills of Mariposa County are struggling to survive the double punch of insect infestation and drought. More...

Area rain totals nudge near or above normal

The county picked up a slow but steady amount of rain over the past week, with 3.09 inches in town through Wednesday morning— and about an inch more than that at the county’s Jerseydale weather station near Lushmeadows. More...

Commentary

Revising History to Fool Taxpayers

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

After Joseph Stalin took the reins of power in the Soviet Union in the mid 1920’s, his image suddenly appeared in paintings of important meetings of the Bolshevik revolutionaries – which was odd because he had attended virtually none of t More...

Letters

Spending bill bad for rural priorities

Appropriators in the House and Senate emerged from weeks of backroom talks and 24 hours of tense, final negotiations among top Congressional leaders having penciled out an agreement on a $1.1 trillion year-end spending bill that will fund the federal More...

Hotel Jeffery needs support

As many of you know, on Nov. 12 at 1 a.m. the Hotel Jeffery was on fire! Thanks to CAL FIRE and all the other firefighters, the Hotel Jeffery and the rest of the block were saved. More...

Lentz’ story is a treasure

I know Kent Lentz as a personal friend, so I was surprised and enthralled when I saw the recent article in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE on the P40-B airplane. More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Justin and Rachelle Araque of Mariposa welcomed their son, Lucas Orion Araque, into the world on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at 1:55 a.m. He was 8 pounds, 3 ounces and 21 inches long when born. More...

Sports

Golden Valley topples MCHS

Last Tuesday, the Lady Grizzly girls’ varsity basketball team fell to Division I Golden Valley, 68-27, in a nonleague hoop contest. More...

Grizzlies drop two in A-BC hoops tourney

Mariposa’s varsity boys’ squad dropped two of three tilts to Division I last week in the Atwater-Buhach Colony basketball tournament, but were more than competitive in each contest. More...

Grapplers rip Badgers, dominate tournament

Last Wednesday, Mariposa’s wrestling squad crushed Yosemite’s Badgers, 63-18, in a non-league dual match. Over the weekend, the Grizzlies dominated their foes at the Blue Raider Rotational Tournament in Caruthers. More...

Inside Education

New dictionaries at SFCS

Sierra Foothill Charter School third graders each received an illustrated, four-color MacMillan Dictionary for Children from the local Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club recently. More...

Students donate to KOPS for KIDS

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Will Atkinson recently asked Mariposa County High School for help with the sheriff’s KOPS for KIDS program. More...

Fundraiser set for Greeley Hill school

A spaghetti dinner and desert auction fundraiser for Gold Rush Charter School-Greeley Hill will be held on Thursday, Jan. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Greeley Hill Community Hall. More...

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