April 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Trespassers' music brings everyone 'home'  Free Access 

Music has a way of reminding listeners of a special time, place, person or event. It renders feelings of joy and community, and often nostalgia for times passed. More...

Save the Frogs Day is coming  Free Access 

Yosemite National Park will be hosting the “Save the Frogs Day” on Saturday, April 28, beginning at 10 a.m., and lasting throughout the day. More...

Park welcomes new deputy superintendent  Free Access 

Yosemite National Park is welcoming Woody Smeck as the new deputy superintendent. Smeck joins Yosemite from Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. More...

Olsen bill passes assembly  Free Access 

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Assembly passed Assembly Bill 1592, by Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, on a 76-0 vote. More...

Spring storm brings heavy rain and snow  Free Access 

The end of last week sure didn't feel like spring time in Mariposa County. In fact, it was one of the wettest periods of the year. More...

McClintock speaks in Mariposa  Free Access 

Congressman addresses Mariposa Patriots

Congressman Tom McClintock addressed a group of residents, many of which are members of the Mariposa Patriots which is affiliated with the Central Valley Tea Party, Saturday morning at the Mariposa VFW Hall. More...

Possible lodging cuts could hit TOT funding

MERCED RIVER PLAN NO. 3

Yosemite managers are fine tuning a plan to limit crowding and protect the Merced River from tourist trampling.  When finalized later this year, the plan will likely reduce the number of visitor lodging units in Yosemite Valley.  County off More...

Program helps kids attend Day Camp

Mariposa County Parks and Recreation’s Day Camp program serves children each summer. More...

Easter crowds flood Yosemite Park

Visitors to Yosemite National Park experienced some of the first waits of the season at entrance stations over the Easter holiday weekend.  More...

Local News

DFG returns bear cubs to the wild

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has completed its 2012 yearling bear release program by returning six orphaned cubs to the wild where they were born. More...

Art class benefits Ethos Youth Center

The community can join renowned artist Cathy Crandell for a full day of art lessons and activities. The workshop will take place at the beautiful Flaming Heart retreat center above Mariposa.  More...

Veterans’ jobs act introduced in Senate

Congressman Denham’s Veteran Skills to Jobs Act was introduced in the Senate by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and cosponsored by U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).  More...

Commentary

Someone has to pay

I am wondering why there is so much opposition to the "fire tax." Historically, the state has provided fire protection, paid for by our state and federal taxes. More...

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

The magnitude of the work

We appreciate art for many different reasons. First and foremost, certain works just appeal to our senses. The deeper part of art appreciation is to try and gain some insight into what we are studying.  More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, April 13 Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Betty Geniece Crisp

Betty Geniece Crisp was born to Hollis Lois Moseley on Aug. 22, 1935, in Hernandez, New Mexico and peacefully passed away at home with her family and friends at her side in Mariposa, on April 2, at the age of 76.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Local scholarships help fund educational dreams

For the past several weeks, Mariposa County High School seniors have been feverishly working. No, it isn’t time for finals. It’s the time of year when deadlines loom for local scholarship applications.  More...

Pet Connection

Pet feature continues to run

Pet photo submissions continue to stack up at the MARIPOSA GAZETTE.  Staff will try to run at least one pet photo per household making submissions.  Please limit submissions to one or two photos only.  Not all images can be run due to More...

Inside Education

FFA elects 2012-13 officer team

The Mariposa FFA Chapter elected its 2012-13 officer team on April 4. The winners are pictured above, front row from left, Tierney Pretzer, Shea Williams, K.C. More...

Camp pilots new summer program

Camp Green Meadows is piloting a new summer recreation camp to incoming sixth- through eighthgraders.  The five-day program runs June 4 through 8 at Camp Green Meadows in Fish Camp and the Sierra National Forest near Yosemite National Park.&nbs More...

Commission opens Yosemite Scholarships

The Yosemite Scholarship Commission has announced the availability of three scholarships for seniors graduating in June 2012. The Yosemite Community Scholarships are sponsored by civic clubs in Yosemite National Park. More...

School board restores nine teaching positions  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the restoration of nine teaching positions at its meeting last night. The teachers had been laid off in March. More...

Town pool readies for May opening  Free Access 

Temperatures are expected to climb into the 80s this weekend, but it will take several more weeks for the town pool to catch up, said April Hawley of Mariposa County Parks and Recreation. This week, pool staff were aiming for a May 7 opening date. More...

Sheriff's SAFE Unit busts Facebook creeper  Free Access 

During late March, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office was notified of local young teen girls, ages ranging from 12 to 15 years old, that had been approached on Facebook by a person appearing to be an adult male. More...

Library hosts cowboy poetry on Saturday  Free Access 

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Local poet Wendy Brown-Barry will perform at Saturday's cowboy poetry event at the local library. Click on this story to hear Brown-Barry's account of the history of Mariposa's Fremont Adobe--today's Bett's Gold Coin sports tavern. More...

Weekend highs may hit mid 80s, National Weather Service says  Free Access 

Mariposa County high temperatures are expected to climb into the mid 80s this weekend. Summer is not here yet, however, with more unsettled weather expected to hit the county early next week. More...

Cows, people are chilled by persistent storm  Free Access 

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Daylong snowfall at locations over 3,000 feet on Friday chilled local livestock and county residents alike. Several inches of rain fell across lower foothill elevations. More...

Storm lashes county Thursday into Friday  Free Access 

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Wind, rain, snow, hail and lightning hit the county Thursday and Friday morning--making the mid-April system one of the most attention-getting storms of the year. More...

Vehicle search yields weapon, two arrested

An alert Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s contact with a pair of individuals working in a known medical marijuana garden on Bear Valley Road last Saturday ended with a pair of arrests and the confiscation of a vehicle on .45 cali More...

SFCS begins hiring its staff

Last year around this time, residents in Cathey’s Valley were working to save their elementary school from closure. When their attempts failed, and the school closed, some of them went to work to open a new school.  More...

Owners are giving motels a brush-up

A LOOK AT LODGING

Mariposa motels have some tough critics at a Britain-based travel site.  A “surly and abrupt” manager greeted one reviewer. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 2: •Smoke was seen in the area of the senior center. •Petty theft was reported at Pioneer Market. •Sheep concerns were expressed on Darrah Road. •Someone was intoxicated at Pioneer Gas.  More...

County Fire Response Report

April 2 through April 8  EMS - 2  Fire - 3  Public assist - 1  Auto collision - 3  Spotlight Call of the Week: Tuesday, April 3, overturned Caltrans sand truck on the Briceburg Grade of Highway 140.  Company #21 Midpines More...

Group seeks quilts for annual show

The Mariposa Piece Makers Quilt group will be having its biennial quilt show Saturday, May 5 at the Museum and History Center. More...

Letters

Jones for supervisor

My wife and I are small business owners and residents of Greeley Hill. We are supporting Merlin Jones for supervisor of District 2.  More...

Help for animals

Dear members of the Mariposa community and friends,  I’m sincerely hoping to enlist your help for a very worthy cause.  More...

Inappropriate and disgusting

James L. Dean’s letter recently in the GAZETTE is totally disgusting. More...

Milestones

Thank you

A very special thank you for all the telephone calls, beautiful cards and memories of Ken. He was known for his honesty, hard work and beautiful smile. He loved Mariposa and always tried to make it better. More...

Thank you

On March 24, we had our third annual rib barbeque. It turned out to be a very successful event this year. It was a sold out event! More...

Anniversary

Kitchens celebrate 70 years

On April 18, Dave and Jewel Kitchen will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. More...

Sports

Grizzly gals blank Denair, 4-0

After gaining a 1-0 edge at the half, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ soccer squad punched the ball into the net three more times in the second half to roll up a 4-0 Southern Athletic League victory over Denair last Thursday afternoon, moving i More...

He’s out

Grizzly shortstop Josh Collins applies the tag at second base as teammate Chris Koutsoubus backs up the play during last week’s SAL contest against Delhi. More...

Lady Grizzlies crush Denair

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ softball team moved its Southern Athletic League record to a league-leading 8-0 last Thursday with a crushing victory over Denair, 14-0.  The Lady Grizzlies posted three runs in the first inning, added one i More...

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