March 31, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

CLOSURES LOOM

Mariposa County schools face the worst case scenario

No one thought it could actually come to this, but it seems as if the Mariposa County Unified School District must now deal head-on with an issue it desperately hoped to avoid. More...

Breaking news added to GAZETTE’S Web site

In an effort to keep area residents updated on current events and incidents, the MARIPOSA GAZETTE has added a “breaking news” tab to the home page of its Web site at www.mariposagazette.com.  More...

Space is limited for safe snow play, strains resources

Where do you go to play in the snow? Each year, visitors drive hundreds of miles to the Sierra to make a snow pilgrimage. In Mariposa County, there is just one designated area for them to romp, throw snowballs and sled down hills.  More...

Local News

Traffic delays planned

Traffic delays are scheduled to begin on the El Portal Road (via Highway 140 through Mariposa) in Yosemite National Park on Monday, April 4, in order to stabilize a rockslide area. More...

Man arrested for arson in Lushmeadows

Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man in Lushmeadows on March 24 at about 2 p.m. after he allegedly tried to set his family’s home on fire. Charles Shiff was taken into custody, and no one was injured in the fire.  More...

Helping hands

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department’s Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers have been delivering firewood to area residents who were strapped or stranded by the recent disabling winter stor More...

Oakhurst

Oakhurst suffers through a week with little power

Oakhurst certainly wasn’t the only community hit hard by last week’s series of violent storms, but it and neighboring mountain communities in rural Eastern Madera County seem to have been hit the hardest.  More...

Microenterprise loans are available

The Mariposa County Office of Economic Development has funding available for the Microenterprise Business Assistance Program that provides low-interest loans and training for small businesses in Mariposa County.  More...

Keunig performs at Butterfly Festival

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival has announced that this year’s opening reception in conjuction with the “Taste of Mariposa” and the “Butterfly Hat Contest” will become “Alive with the Sound of Music.”  More...

Datebook

Friday, April 1

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

Saturday, April 2

Alcoholics Anonymous - noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  More...

Sunday, April 3

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  More...

Milestones

Williams gets into doctoral program

Wesley R. Williams, a 2000 graduate of Mariposa County High School, has been accepted into a joint doctoral program with San Diego State University and UC San Diego in cell and molecular biology.  Wesley is the son of Mary A. More...

Thank you

Mariposa Youth Basketball would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for the anonymous donation the middle school boys recently received. The donation was very generous and will be used toward new uniforms and tournaments. More...

Thank you

From the family of Peter “Frank” Schram, a huge thank you to all of our family and friends for your cards, condolences and gifts; and for all of you who contributed in any way to making dad's service so nice.  We can't begin to name More...

STORM DAMAGE

County digs out and cleans up after storm

A week after one of the most powerful winter storms in recent memory pummeled Mariposa County, nearly all residents have their power back on and most have begun the arduous process of cleaning up. More...

Weather forges losses and gains

When the snow fell, and brought down trees, power lines and the gate to Yosemite National Park, so fell the Park’s hotel and gate revenues. More...

Grizzly Band gets $20,000 donor match

A music loving Mariposa benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous has pledged to match funds, up to $20,000, raised by the Mariposa County High School Band Boosters between now and June 1.  More...

Employee pleads to embezzlement

Former California State Mining and Mineral Museum employee Dianne Vereschagin has pleaded no contest to one felony and one misdemeanor. She entered her plea at an arraignment hearing in Mariposa County Superior Court last week.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 21: •Trees were down on Jerseydale Road, Harris Cutoff Road and Mt. Bullion Ridge Road. •Trees were down on houses on Heddon Court and Parmabelle Road. More...

County Fire Response Report

Monday, March 21 through Sunday, March 27  EMS: 5  Fire: 8  Public assist: 5  Vehicle collision: 2  Spotlight Call of the Week: Tuesday, March 22, structure fire call on Guadalupe Road. More...

North County

Museum lands $20,000 grant

John Shimer, Northern Mariposa County History Center president, recently announced that the museum has been awarded a one-year, $20,000 grant by the Graf-Pulvino Trust to develop a John Muir Route Docent Training Program.  More...

Frei wins Lions’ speech contest

Andee Frei has done it again. After winning at the club and zone level competitions with her speech on the topic “Enforcing our Borders, states versus federal rights” Andee competed again on March 22 in San Andreas at the Region level. More...

C-G Elementary plans registration

Coulterville Greeley Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration on April 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school’s office. Those who are unable to attend can contact the school at 878-3481 to be placed on the list.  More...

Commentary

Let’s talk fire safety

When it comes to fire, whether it is wildland or structure, the reality is that fire gives no warning and has no patience. More...

Letters

Letter of appreciation

As you all know, Yosemite National Park and the surrounding communities were hit with a major winter storm two weekends ago that produced significant snow. In fact, the snowfall either broke the previous record or came very close.  More...

Home care workers

For decades California’s home care workers have labored to provide care for the state’s most vulnerable populations, its seniors and disabled. More...

Heartfelt thanks

Now that we in this community are recovering from the catastrophic event recently visited upon us, I have to thank all those who helped engineer that same recovery.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Julia L. Slack

Julia L. Slack, 88, passed away March 19, in Oakhurst. She was born in Joliet, Montana on Aug. 10, 1922. Julia was an award-winning quilter and a much loved wife and mother.  She is survived by her husband of 64 years Kenneth G. More...

Lawrence Mitchell

Lawrence Mitchell, age 67, loving son of Virginia and Don Mitchell, and long-time resident of Mariposa and Fremont, died Monday March 28 in Antioch. Donations can be made to the local hospice.   More...

Inside Education

MES second grade Terrific Kids

The Mariposa Elementary School second grade Terrific Kids for cooperation are Natalie Martinez, Karisma Merideth, Jack Romero, Tyler Richards and Curtis Clinkenbeard. More...

MES third grade Terrific Kids

The Mariposa Elementary School third grade Terrific Kids for cooperation are Jacob Shipman, Cameron Lowe, Jasmine Shoor and Razela Tomayo. More...

MES first grade Terrific Kids

The Mariposa Elementary School first grade Terrific Kids for cooperation are Maddie Peterson, Logan Lignowski, Cole Young, Angel Carrillo and Corey Fletche. More...

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