February 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

State champs

Last weekend, the Mariposa FFA chapter’s natural resources team won the state finals competition at Reedley College. More...

Bill could restore bus funding

New legislation could reverse the threat to school bus transportation in Mariposa and all other California counties. More...

LOCAL ECONOMY

Ambitious plan set in motion to boost business, tourism

An ambitious plan for the north end of town has two main goals.  One, brings more visitors to Mariposa in the slower, shoulder tourism months.  Two, create office space for National Park Service employees—relieving 50 or more of their More...

Local News

‘Under Our Skin’ returns

Mountain Crisis Services, Inc. is holding its eighth annual Valentine's Day benefit show on Feb. 10 and 11 at 8 p.m., indoors at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheater.  More...

Workshop focuses on climate change

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the community can learn about climate change and the challenges it presents to invasive pest management. More...

Park releases Half Dome EA

Yosemite National Park has announced the availability of the Half Dome Trail Stewardship Plan Environmental Assessment for public review. Public comments on the plan will be accepted from Thursday, March 15.  More...

Letters

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...

Bloodless coup

The local Kiwanis Club is not following the right and just path.  A seemingly bloodless coup is occurring right here in our very own town of Mariposa. The last time I experienced a coup d’etat was on Dec. 24, 1999, in the Ivory Coast. More...

Remembering Lawhon

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Sonny Lawhon in the recent obituary column of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE. I worked with Sonny for almost 30 years in Yosemite National Park.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert Beattie

Robert Mills Beattie left many beloved family and friends on this earth to join God, his family members and friends in heaven on Jan. 24.  More...

Patrick McGovern

Patrick McGovern, 84, of Mariposa, passed away at home on Jan. 19. Pat was born in Glangevlin, Ireland, to Michael and Mary McGovern on June 24, 1927.  Pat immigrated to the United States in 1958. More...

Robert G. Kirkland

Robert G. Kirkland, who was  80 years young, passed from this life on Jan. 27 in the Veterans’ Hospital in Fresno.  He was born in 1931 and was the beloved husband to Janet Kirkland from Hunters Valley. More...

Sports

Lions go to Reno

The Gold Chain Lions Club invites everyone to come on its Reno bus trip, April 17-18. More...

Golden Agers host bingo

All residents at least 18 years of age are invited to Golden Agers bingo on the first Friday of each month at the senior center on Spriggs Lane.  Doors open at 5 p.m., and games start at 6:30 p.m. More...

Grizzlies bombard Denair, 62-29

On Tuesday evening, Mariposa’s varisty hardwood squad blitzed Denair’s Coyotes, 62-29, to push its Southern Athletic League mark to 7-2, setting up a key match with Waterford on Friday night in the battle for second place.  More...

Breaking News - 2/9/2012 9:47 AM

CAL FIRE suspends all burning  Free Access 

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 8:45 A.M. - The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit has announced the suspension of all burning in those three counties effective at 8 a.m. today. More...

Bus burns, but student and driver are safe

On a routine trip to Mariposa on Monday afternoon, Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD) fire Captain Dennis Buck happened on a small Maripoas County Unified School District (MCUSD) bus in the smoldering phase of an engine compartment fire.  More...

JCF finds new CEO

After a lengthy and thorough recruiting process, the John C. Fremont Healthcare District Hospital Board of Directors has signed a contract with David Hill as the district’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO.)  Hill will begin at John C. More...

Mankins returns to the Superbowl

Last Thursday, the Boston Globe ran a piece entitled, “Before they were Patriots.” That piece included Cathey’s Valley native, and now All Pro lineman Logan Mankins’ Mariposa County High School yearbook picture and quote.  More...

TO FIX MT. BULLION CUTOTFF

County gets $1.4 million

Mariposa County is part of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plan to fund some $347 million worth of road projects. The projects include $1.14 million for Mariposa County to rehabilitate a portion of Mt. Bullion Cutoff.  More...

For the Record

County Fire Response Report

Jan. 23 through Jan. 29  EMS - 13  Fire – 2 (one vehicle fire, one tree fire)  Public assist - 2  Auto collision - 2  Spotlight Call of the Week: Sunday, Jan. 29, hay dumped from the back of a pickup truck caught fire. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 23: •A vehicle was stuck on Schaefer Road. •There was a rockslide on Bear Valley Road. •A bird was inside the Mariposa Library. •There was a rockslide on Highway 140.  More...

Commentary

California Commentary

Taxpayers held hostage by sham budget

By Jon Coupal  More...

Datebook

Friday, Feb. 3

Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Bingo - at the American Legion Hall every Friday except the first Friday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Saturday, Feb. 4

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

Sunday, Feb. 5

Motherload Pistol Club - monthly “run and gun” match at the range at 4443 Old Highway. Sign-ups start at 9:30 a.m. and the shoot starts at 10 a.m. Hearing and eye protection are required for all shooters and spectators. More...

Milestones

Helping to build

Matt Foraker of Yosemite Bank presents Habitat for Humanity’s Charlotte Heitzmann with a $200 check for the group’s annual Tour de Habitat stationary bike fundraiser. More...

Turkey shoot benefits Williams

There will be a turkey shoot fundraiser at the Airport Inn on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. For Kenny Williams. He was in a car accident on Highway 140 recently, and he was flown to Modesto were he is now being treated. More...

Tour de Habitat approaches

Courtney Twiss | Contributed Mariposa County’s Tour de Habitat bike race fundraiser is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

INSIDE YOSEMITE

Program focuses on physical and environmental health

Most people equate Yosemite and other national parks with environmental health. Now, there is a program that applies the Park’s environmental mission to the health of the people who visit.  More...

Inside Education

New place to hang their hats

Mariposa Elementary School custodian Blair Stewart stands with some of Mickey Finney's kindergarteners next to the new coat rack he installed outside room 4. More...

Ranger visits Kiwanis Preschool

The culmination of the children’s study of forest animals at Kiwanis Preschool was a visit from forest ranger Sharon Miyako. More...

Grads make dean’s list

The following students from Mariposa were recently listed on the 2011 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Portland.  Andrew Pritchett, a freshman, is studying nursing. More...

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