January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

School suspensions, expulsions down in state for second year

Mariposa County's truancy rate was at 13 percent last year

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recently announced a 20 percent drop in the number of students expelled in 2013-14 and a 15.2 decline in the number of students suspended. More...

Open-air concerts on tap

Led by Rod Fiester, the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band treated passersby to a concert last week at Highways 140 and 49 South. More...

Happy with Habitat

Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County dedicated the group’s third partner home on Sebastopol Road on Jan. 17. More...

Tea, fashion show is this weekend

The Elegant Dress Closet Tea and Fashion Show, hosted by Soroptimist International of Mariposa, is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa. More...

Event has winning hand for band

Texas Hold'em poker bash includes dinner

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Marching Band is holding a Texas Hold’em Tournament on March 20 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The event will help raise money for the band’s Washington, D.C. trip in May. More...

Residents get tips on not getting burned

Firewood buying advice

It’s that time of year again—winter is here, and what is more cozy and satisfying then a nice fire in your woodstove to keep you warm on those frosty cold nights? More...

Forest welcomes new deputy ranger

Sarah LaPlante will serve in High Sierra Ranger District

Sierra National Forest has a new deputy district ranger, Sarah LaPlante. More...

Non-profit helps get pet animals spayed, neutered

Northside Pet Connection offers vouchers to residents

Northside Pet Connection has vouchers for people who live in the northern part of Mariposa County. The vouchers help people get their dogs and cats spayed or neutered. More...

Habitat for Humanity gets labor donation

David Wise and Natural Environments recently donated all of the labor for the electrical work on Habitat for Humanity’s third partner family home. More...

Smallcombe backs Legion

American Legion Post 567 in Mariposa participated in the swearing-in ceremonies of the new board of supervisors and other county positions on Jan. 6. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 12 • A report of a scam was received from Harris Road. • A report of “aggressive panhandling” was received from downtown Mariposa. • Threatening statements were reported from Yaqui Gulch Road. More...

Coulterville pulls together to place hotel back online

Two months post-fire, a reopening target is set

More than two months after Coulterville’s landmark Hotel Jeffery was severely damaged in a predawn fire, owner Sara Zahn is aiming to resume business as soon as possible. The hotel burned on Nov. 12 of last year. More...

“Hey, America!”

Harry Steed is grabbing stares with his new cycling outfit, which he’s pedaled in around town for about two months. “People wave at me all the time,” the Mariposa resident said. More...

Correction

The name of John C. Fremont Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer was misstated in a Jan. 15 story that ran on page A-1. The hospital chief’s name is Alan MacPhee. The GAZETTE regrets the error. More...

UC Merced sees undergraduate applications rise

Campus sees 15.4 percent growth

UC Merced recently announced that the university received 19,932 undergraduate applications for fall 2015, the campus’s largest pool of applicants in its first 10 years and a 14 percent increase over last year’s total of 17,469. More...

Local artists will visit schools

Fifth grade students will participate in 8-week classes

The Mariposa County Arts Council and the Mariposa County Office of Education are starting a new program called Artists in the Schools, which will tap into art’s academic and social potential. More...

Breakfast cancelled

The Bootjack Volunteers will not be having a breakfast in January due to construction and repairs at the Bootjack Firehouse. The next breakfast will be held in April. More...

Instructors needed

Merced College is looking for instructor proposals for the 2015 summer program. College for Kids programs, offered through Merced College’s Community Services Office, will begin in mid-June and will conclude in late July. More...

Hospital employees get honors

Miller, Alamillo receive recognition from agency

In late December of 2014, Jean Potter, Director of the Health Information Management department at John C. Fremont Hospital, received a letter from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. More...

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