January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Bibby takes the gavel for 2012

Mariposa County District 3 Supervisor Janet Bibby (left) presents outgoing Board Chairman Jim Allen with his gavel plaque at Tuesday morning’s meeting. More...

Fire destroys home on Poppy Lake Road

By the time neighbors noticed an orange glow against the night sky on Dec. 28, fire had broken through the roof and consumed at least half of a home located at 3041 Poppy Lake Road.  More...

Record dry December does not rule out rain

Last month was one of the driest Decembers on record. More...

Local News

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Killing of Mt. Rainier ranger felt servicewide

Serving as a law enforcement ranger for the National Park Service is more dangerous than working as an FBI agent.  That reality was driven home on New Year’s Day when 34- year-old ranger Margaret Anderson fell in the line of duty at Mount More...

Honor Guard salutes new year

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard presented the colors and led the Pledge of Allegiance at the first meeting of the Mariposa County Supervisors for 2012. More...

MCHS grad dies in ATV accident

Mariposa County High School graduate Paul Downs, 39, was killed in an ATV rollover near Jack Creek, near Elko, Nev. Mariposa County Fire Chief Jim Wilson said Downs was a 1990 graduate of MCHS and was a very popular student.  More...

Datebook

Friday, Jan. 6

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, Jan. 7

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

Sunday, Jan. 8

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

Thank you

Manna House Volunteers want to thank many people for helping us to provide 300 Christmas dinners to the needy folks in our community.  More...

Correction

In the engagement announcement for Anna Marie Carpenter and Matthew Alan Hutson, Anna’s paternal grandparents, George and Mary Carpenter of Mariposa were incorrectly listed as her maternal grandparents. More...

Skinners celebrate 60 years

Chet and Barbara Skinner were classmates in their junior high school days in Riverside. They met in 1946 and were married on Dec. 23, 1951. More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Healthy Living in the Sierra

Dear Dr. Lisa,  My wife hit her head so hard when she fell that she passed out. Does that mean she has had a concussion and are there any precautions post-concussion?  - My Wife’s a Knock Out   Dear Knock Out,  More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies edged in SAL opener, 46-40

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ basketball team opened its Southern Athletic League campaign on the road at Ripon Christian Tuesday night. The Lady Grizzlies fell short, 46-40, in a hardfought contest.  More...

Bears destroy Weaver

Jill Ballinger | The Gazette Mariposa’s Jake Williams (left) gets a shot off against Weaver on Tuesday night. The Bears blew out the visitors, and the Lady Bears also beat Weaver. More...

Leard brings home saddle

Mariposa’s Anthony Leard ended the year with a big win at the West Coast Roping Association’s New Year’s Eve team roping in Chowchilla. More...

Breaking News - 1/12/2012 3:48 PM

California high-speed rail head Roelof van Ark resigns  Free Access 

From the Sacramento Bee: Roelof van Ark, chief executive officer of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, announced this afternoon that he is quitting, the latest setback for the state's beleaguered campaign to build a nearly $100 billion rail ne More...

LOCAL POLITICS

McClintock, Uppal to lock horns

Tom McClintock, the conservative Republican who has held office in California since age 26, is running to become Mariposa’s next Congressman.  McClintock, who lives in the Sacramento suburb of Elk Grove, currently represents California&rs More...

Mankins makes Pro Bowl again

Mariposa County native and New England Patriot Logan Mankins has been selected to the National Football League’s (NFL) Pro Bowl for a fourth time. More...

Board approves building remodel

Mariposa County will spend about $100,000 remodeling a countyowned building on Bullion Street so that the health department can move in. The board of supervisors approved the expense at its Dec. 20 meeting.  More...

Livestock calls rise, and create hazard

Anyone who follows the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Log each week knows that there are many calls about animals. Cats in trees, dogs in distress, and injured deer make the log almost every week.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 26: •Chickens were at large on Terrace View Lane. •There was a vegetation fire on Ashworth Road. •Petty theft was reported from Tip Top Road. •A large burn pile could be seen in Cathey’s Valley.  More...

Commentary

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

I am honored that the MARIPOSA GAZETTE will become host to my weekly art column, "How Art Shapes Our Lives." My column, which encompasses a very broad topic, is tailored specifically for the Central Valley and Sierra foothills. More...

At the high court, high stakes for religious freedom

A church-state dispute about employment discrimination argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this week doesn’t have the headline appeal of culture-war battles over “prayer in school” or crèches in courthouse lobbies.   More...

Letters

Rudy says good-bye

My name is Rudy Mensinger, and I am a physician’s assistant. I have had the pleasure of working at the John C. Fremont Hospital for the past seven years. More...

Letters to the Editor:

• Should be 250 words or less. • May be edited and republished in any format. • Become the property of THE MARIPOSA GAZETTE. • Must include name and telephone number. Mail to: Letters to the Editor, P.O. More...

Elected Officials

GOVERNOR  Jerry Brown  (916) 445-2841  1st Floor  State Capitol Sacramento, CA  95814   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Kasey Holladay-Raber

Kasey Jean Holladay-Raber of Mariposa was born Nov. 12, 1984, and went home to her Lord and savior on Dec. 30, 2011, in Merced. She was 27. She was surrounded by family and friends. Known as “Mean, mean More...

Vincent John ‘Dutch’ Walz

And the Walz come tumbling down…  It is with deep sorrow that the family of Vincent John “Dutch” Walz announces the passing of its beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.  He is at peace now and t More...

IN MEMORIAM

A remarkable life

He was born in 1916 and was called Shorty. He said he never minded as he could accomplish most any task he set for himself. He grew up in Little Sioux, Iowa where he and his brother, Joe, fished and ice skated on the Little Sioux River. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Who needs snow?

Park remains a winter wonderland

Snow has been virtually non-existent this winter, but that doesn’t mean that Yosemite National Park remains one of the most beautiful places on Earth to visit. More...

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