October 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

NO GASOLINE

El Portal goes dry

As of last Friday, no gasoline is available to tourists and residents in El Portal. The National Park Service announced last week that the operator “has been instructed to close down and terminate all services.”  More...

First storm damps dust, dumps snow

An unusually early winter storm hit the county late Tuesday, dumping significant rain—and snow across the higher elevations.  As of Wednesday morning, the dust of summer was history with more than two inches of rain soaked into the soil.&n More...

CRIME

Walker hit by thrown beer can

On Sunday, Oct. 2, at about 4:25 p.m. Timothy Hartley was walking eastbound on the north shoulder of State Route 140 east of the Midpines Post Office when a black pick-up truck drove past him.  More...

Local News

Treasure seekers

Dan Tucker | The Gazette Hundreds of residents and visitors flooded the grounds of the annual Hornitos Flea Market last Sunday morning in the historic town. More...

Conservancy provides $9.3 million to Park

Yosemite Conservancy provided $9.3 million in support to Yosemite National Park during the last year to fund projects and programs ranging from trail restoration and wildlife protection to art, youth, and educational programming.  More...

RADIATION CONCERNS

Fukushima fallout fell here in March

A week after an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, fallout from the crippled reactor rained down on Mariposa County.  That’s the conclusion of nuclear physicist Eric B. More...

Letters

Pleasantly surprised

I have read articles and spoken with individuals that believe people in the American T.E.A.  More...

Huge success

On Sept. 17, the John C. Fremont Hospital foundation presented its fifth annual Blazin’ Hog Competition BBQ & Zydeco Music Festival at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. We hosted an event for approximately 2,000 people. It was a huge success.  More...

New at DPHS

Don Pedro High School Parent Club has exciting news for our community.  More...

Milestones

Oda - Echlepp

Fred and Taffy Elchlepp, of Memphis, Tenn., (formerly of Midpines), have announced the engagement of their son, Freddie Elchlepp, to Shannon Oda. More...

Thank you

I wish to publicly thank the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council for the marvelous work their crew did around my place.  I had major brushing and limbing done. My place now looks great and is fire safe. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Coulterville seeks slice of tourist pie

Know this about Coulterville—it has the goods. More...

Sports

Penalty-plagued Grizzlies prevail

There’s a word that has become the name badge of Mariposa County High School football teams over the past few seasons: Defense.  It was the Grizzlies’ defense that stymied Ripon Christian’s previously effective aerial attack l More...

ADULT SOFTBALL

Haztech wins as league winds down

In last Tuesday’s week’s final regular season action in the Mariposa Parks and Recreation Department’s Adult Softball League Haztech Systems edged the Outlaws, 12-11. More...

JVs spank Knights, 21-7

The screen pass has become a potent weapon for Mariposa’s junior varsity football team, especially in the hands of Philip Rauch.  Last Friday night, Mariposa County High School downed Ripon Christian’s Knights, 21-7, to move its Sout More...

Mother, daughter terrorized in local carjacking

A local mother and her daughter won’t soon forget their trip home from a football game. Just after 9 p.m. More...

Woman injured in crash

Dan Tucker | The Gazette Rescuers carry 75-year-old Bettie Culp of Mariposa to an awaiting ambulance after she crashed on Highway 49 South near Tip Top Road on Sept 28. More...

MINING ISSUES

Group claims new Gold Rush imperils Park

A new Gold Rush spawned by record prices for the metal threatens to pollute the Yosemite region with toxic chemicals and other impacts, an environmental group said last week.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 26: •Shots were fired on Watt Road. •A juvenile was missing on Sierra Drive. •Dispatch took a continuing harassment report on Sherrod Road. •Threats were reported on Usona Road.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Monday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 2   EMS: 6  Fire: 2  Public assist: 0  Vehicle collision: 5  More...

From the Archives

(The following items are taken from the archived files of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE & MINER.)   10 Years Ago  More...

Commentary

California Commentary

Government Covers Mismanagement with Higher Taxes   More...

Elected Officials

GOVERNOR Jerry Brown (916) 445-2841 1st Floor State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814  STATE SENATOR  14th District Tom Berryhill (916) 651-4014 State Capitol Room 3076 Sacramento, CA 95814  STATE ASSEMBLY   More...

Datebook

Friday, Oct. 7

Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Reformers Unanimous - a free addictions program held at 5005 Frank Wilson Road every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Saturday, Oct. 8

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

Sunday, Oct. 9

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Gayle M. Kelly

Gayle M. Kelly, 72, passed  Sept. 19, unexpectedly. She was surrounded by her family in  Carson City, Nev.  More...

Paul M. Streller

Paul Martin Streller of Mariposa, 81, peacefully passed away in his home on Sept. 18 in the presence of family members. Paul was born on March 2, 1930 in Buffalo, NY, where he also spent his childhood and young adult life. More...

Cookin' in the Country

4 SIMPLE STEPS TO TRANSFORM

Chicken as Usual

Chicken is a popular choice for family dinners — but no matter how much your family enjoys it, serving it the same way over and over again can stir up cravings for something new.  More...

Inside Education

Grizzly Band stops traffic

Grizzly Band | Contributed The MCHS Grizzly Marching Band stopped traffic and all competitors in the recent Mountain Heritage Days Parade in Oakhurst. More...

Boosters raise funds

Grizzly Boosters | Contributed The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies Boosters continue their fundraising activities for the school year 2011-12. More...

Fipps selected for leadership encounter

Jaret Fipps of Mariposa, an animal science senior at Oklahoma State University, was recently selected as a member of the 2011-2012 Oklahoma Agriculture Leadership Encounter.  The Oklahoma Agriculture Leadership Encounter is designed to honor the More...

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