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February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Snowpack survey shows highest base since 2005

Merced River drainage at 105 percent

This time, there was snow. When the last snowpack survey of 2015 was done last April, there was no snow on the ground. This time, the second survey of the year showed not only that there is snow, but that there’s also a lot of it. More...

Opinions sought on economic vitality

Informational meetings scheduled

In an effort to improve the local economy, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has posted meeting times to get input on the Economic Vitality Strategy and Implementation Plan for Mariposa County (EVS). More...

Photo

Snow was falling when the Feb. 2 snow survey was taken 90 miles east of Sacramento. The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada was found to be above normal for the time of year. More...

Local News

Groups address teen dating violence via education, events

It can start with only a few minor signs. Teens who are just starting out in the dating scene may be dating someone who demands to know where the other person is at all times. Or it can escalate quickly, from verbal abuse to extreme physical abuse. More...

Chocolate Soup plans fundraiser for Lind

Chocolate Soup is hosting a fundraiser for Keri Lind on Feb. 13 at the store, 5009 Highway 140 in Mariposa. The “Have a Heart and Help” will donate funds to Lind, who was an employee at Chocolate Soup from 2004 to 2013. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Feb. 1 • Residents on Bullion Street and French Camp Road called to report a dead fox. • A caller from Highway 140 reported a sick raccoon. • Credit card fraud was reported from Heather Way. • A scam was reported from Highway 49. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Writers meet every Thursday The Mariposa Writers meet every Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Kerri Lynn Strong

Kerri Lynn Strong was born Jan. 23, 1964 in Bellevue, Wash., and passed away suddenly in Bakersfield on Jan. 23, 2016. Kerri and her parents moved to Santa Maria when she was one-month old. More...

Sports

Grizzly grapplers claim section crown

Mariposa County High School’s wrestling team found glory on the mat in Stockton taking home the Sac-Joaquin Section Div. More...

MCHS hoopsters dominating Southern League competition

Grizzlies run roughshod over Southern League rivals

While the rest of the Southern League is taking turns beating one another, one team proved itself as the cream of the crop: Mariposa County High School. More...

Lady Grizzlies eye first league title in 22 years

Mariposa dismisses three SL opponents

The Grizzly girls’ varsity basketball team keeps rolling with victories over Waterford, Gustine and Le Grand. More...

Public comment ends over vacation rentals  Free Access 

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 2:55 p.m. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors ended public comment on 27 amendments regarding vacation rentals in Mariposa County. More...

Fuel reduction workshop planned in Lushmeadows  Free Access 

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 2:50 p.m.- The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District and partners are holding a fuel reduction workshop Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Lushmeadows Club House, 5900 block of Meadow Lane, off Triangle Road. More...

Section champs

The Grizzly wrestling team won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI title by upending two-time defending champion Waterford, 66-18, on Saturday in Stockton. More...

Sheriff warns parents about phone apps teens are using

After School, others allow anonymity

It looks fairly benign. The face of a tiger wearing shutter shades mixed in with other smartphone apps on teens’ phones. But this app, called After School, and others that are popular with teens, have a dark side to them. More...

Vacation rental owners riled up over proposals

Some say there will be too much regulation

In a political battle with an abundance of moving parts, vacation home rental and bed and breakfast owners are fighting proposed changes by Mariposa County that would place more stringent regulations on properties. More...

Commentary

It’s open season on taxpayers

California Commentary

Even if one lives in a cave, it’s hard to avoid the publicity surrounding the high profile presidential debates that are a reminder that this is an election year. More...

Letters

Debt leads to bondage

I’d like to thank Arthur Cathey for his wise comments in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE opinion page of Jan. 28. More...

Stop the wolf releases

I wish to applaud Evie Wilson for her informative letter to the editor titled “Beyond the ‘big bad, wolf,” published in the Jan. 28 issue of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE. More...

Wolves really do kill people

I have recently read letters written by wolf supporters who were obviously reared watching animal cartoons and movies about animals that depict them as if they were human. These people have no clue as to the reality of how and what predators do. More...

Milestones

Jesus cares enough to cry

CONTRIBUTED BYRay WestmorelandMARIPOSA CHURCH OF CHRIST “Jesus wept.” John 11:35New King James Version This short message says a whole lot about our Lord and Savior. More...

Card of Thanks

Thanks again to Noni Powers, always being their for us, to Pioneer Market for continuing with the donation jars, as is Mariposa Shipping Company. More...

Marriage Announcement

Leroy and Tammy Hamsher are proud to announce the upcoming wedding of Donald McElroy to LeAnn Whitsitt. The couple will be united in marriage Feb. 14. This wedding is a private ceremony for the best man and matron of honor and bride and groom. More...

Inside Education

Counting off 100 days

Mariposa Elementary School students and staff in transitional kindergarten through second-grade celebrated the 100th day of school Tuesday, Feb. 2. More...

Filmmaker shares his story with high school students

The Mariposa Academic Boosters Club (ABC) hosted a career lunch at the Mariposa County High School learning center recently. Steven M. More...

Fitness extravaganza

Pastor Ryan Horvath, husband of Mariposa Elementary School 4th-5th grade teacher Cheryl Horvath, worked with TOMS to receive a grant to provide shoes for the student body and teaching and support sta More...

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