February 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Habitat 'Tour' crosses the finish line  Free Access 

This month’s Tour de Habitat fundraiser will help purchase a site on Mueller Court where volunteers will start a second home project later this year. Along with a Feb. More...

Family seeks help to change their son’s life

Four-year-old Hudson Vaughan of Mariposa has spent his entire life fighting against the disease that limits his mobility and forces him to undergo difficult and painful treatments. More...

Friends of the Fair say 2012 County fair will be held

For thousands of people in Mariposa County, the prospect of Labor Day weekend 2012 was looking a little grim. There was the possibility that the Mariposa County Fair would not go on this year.  More...

Car lands in river, driver isn’t injured

A rather dramatic accident in the Merced River Canyon on Monday night left a car in the river, but its driver uninjured. Amanda Gutierrez, 21, of El Portal escaped injury in spite of the fact that her car was partially submerged.  More...

Local News

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...

Play focuses on Oakhurst history

Playwright Roger Clugston indulged in some fantastic flights of fancy when he decided to create "A Fastidious Finagling Fiasco Fixing Fresno Flats," a Golden Chain Theatre mini-melodrama celebrating the 100th anniversary of the renaming of Fresno Fla More...

California & NY mull foreclosure-abuse deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — California and New York were considering Monday whether to join most other states in backing a long-awaited settlement with banks over foreclosure abuses. More...

Letters

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• 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  STATE SENATOR  14th District Tom Berryhill (916) 651-4014 State Capitol Room 3076 Sacramento, CA 95814  STATE ASSEMBLY   More...

Water

Attention land owners in Mariposa County and its citizens regarding water. Especially since it soon is coming time to negotiate with the Merced Irrigation District (MID). More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Healthy Living in the Sierra

Dear Dr. Lisa,  It’s amazing how your chiropractic care has helped me with problems I never even thought of. Can you do anything about wrinkles? – Skin Deep   Dear Deep,  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

SIERRA LIFESTYLES— 1962

Locals recall Nixon’s Valentine’s Day visit

Catherine Massey knows the story. She isn’t strong on details surrounding Richard Nixon’s stop here 50 years ago next week, however.  “All I know is (Nixon) rode in our car once,” the retired supermarket checker said. More...

Sports

Mariposa crushes SAL foes, faces ‘Dogs Friday night  Free Access 

Although the results of this Friday night’s Southern Athletic League match-up between Mariposa’s Grizzlies and Le Grand’s Bulldogs may throw a wrench into Sunday’s final playoff power ratings, it isn’t highly likely. More...

Mariposa escapes Delhi

A 25-point fourth quarter lifted Mariposa to a slim 70-68 Southern Athletic League victory over Delhi Tuesday night, leaving the Grizzlies firmly in second place in the league standings with a 9-2 record.  Quinn Chaney hit a monster three-point More...

Babe Ruth League holds sign-ups

Yosemite Gateway Babe Ruth League signups will be on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Tour of California bike race date is on for May  Free Access 

The world’s cycling fans will watch the Amgen Tour of California pass through Mariposa this May 16. Tour officials made final route announcements for the 2012 Tour last week. More...

Suspected car jacker arrested  Free Access 

More than four months after a mother and her daughter were the victims of an attempted car jacking, one of the men suspected in the crime has been arrested. The arrest was made in Merced on Feb. 13. More...

NPS rate increase tough on residents  Free Access 

The National Park Service has instituted a rent increase that many residents say will strap them for cash. In some cases, the increases are more than $200 a month. More...

EDUCATION

School district begins agonizing process again

The Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) remains in crisis, as it has been since the 2008-09 school year. Because of the worsening financial situation, officials there are required to take drastic steps to deal with it.  More...

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Two candidates declare for District 5, two more enter District 2 fold

For months leading up to retirement, former county employee Barbara Carrier endured a lobbying campaign by her husband, John.  CAL FIRE equipment manager John Carrier thought Barbara, with her years working for the county’s public works de More...

VALENTINE’S DAY

Love is (literally) in the air

Just about every girl would love for a man to sweep her off her feet. Kirshtin Coakley, 32, found hers, and he did just that with a unusual wedding proposal last week. About two years ago, Coakley rear-ended a car and needed a tow truck. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 30: •Marijuana was found on Silva Road. •Horses were abandoned on Ben Hur Road. •An harassment complaint came in from Worman Road. •There was a fight on Alamo Creek Drive.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Jan. 30 through Feb. 5  EMS - 9  Fire - 9 (1 vehicle fire), (1 tree fire), (7 escape control burns or unauthorized burning)  Public assist - 0  Auto collision - 0  More...

Commentary

Editorial cartoon from American for Limited Government  Free Access 

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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...

Milestones

Thank you

The Mariposa County Department of Community Services would like to thank the following for making this past year’s Low-Income Senior Firewood Program a success: The Crews at the Mt. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Stanley E. Tomerlin

Stanley E. Tomerlin of Mariposa, died Jan. 26, in Modesto.  He was born Dec. 30, 1931, in  Cash, Texas, to Ezelle (Buster) and Laura Tomerlin.  More...

Kelly T. Verceles

Kelly Theodore Verceles, 40, of Marsing, Idaho, passed away on Feb. 1.  Kelly was born in Burlingame on Sept. 14, 1971, then moved with his family to Mariposa in 1979 where they operated and ran Mariposa Flagstone Quarry.  More...

John Erhart

John Leslie Erhart passed away Monday, Jan. 30, at home with family and friends, ending his battle with cancer.  John moved to Mariposa  County with his family in 1981 and built their Midpines home.  More...

Inside Education

DPHS lists honor roll students

Don Pedro High School has recognized its first semester honor roll students. These students earned a GPA of 3.0 or better. More...

PG&E offers college scholarships

As part of its ongoing dedication to strengthening communities throughout California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced the launch of its PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship program. More...

FFA brings home gold

All Mariposa FFA Project Competition participants received gold awards, being the only chapter to earn all golds in the Merced-Mariposa Section on Feb. 1. More...

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