April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Bill to restore Highway 140 passes Assembly  Free Access 

Today, Assembly Bill 1973 by Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, passed off the Assembly floor with unanimous support. More...

CAL FIRE requires burn permits  Free Access 

Effective today, the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will require burning permits within State Responsibility Areas of Mariposa County. More...

Audubon focuses on birdsong  Free Access 

How do birds learn to sing such beautiful songs? How and why do they produce so many different types of vocalizations? And how do some of their social behaviors explain some common bird sounds? More...

Child nearly abducted in Raymond  Free Access 

Madera County law enforcement is looking for a man who tried to abduct a child in Raymond this morning as he waited for the bus. The man was unsuccessful, but was reported to be headed toward Mariposa County. More...

Yosemite waterfalls attract visitors to Park  Free Access 

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The Lower Yosemite Fall viewing platform is attracting crowds of visitors eager to experience the power, wind and spray of the Park's spring waterfalls. More...

Clearing continues on Tioga Road  Free Access 

Due to a low snowpack this winter, spring plowing operations on Tioga Road (Highway 120 in Yosemite National Park) have progressed at an accelerated rate. More...

Highway 41 has reopened  Free Access 

Highway 41 into Yosemite National Park has reopened after a brief closure today. More...

Dancin’ in the streets

These dancing girls took center stage on their float in the 26th annual Raymond Parade. More...

Impaired driver causes closure

Yosemite’s southern entrance on Highway 41 was closed for more than 36 hours after a big rig crashed, spilling sulfur along the road. More...

Band makes pitch

Parents and students of the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band hope the band will continue to play on. More...

Local News

4-H Bike-a-Thon raises funds for MS

The Mariposa County 4-H citizenship project is planning a Bike-a-Thon to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society on Sunday, April 29. More...

Living with fire workshop planned

For those residing in the foothills, sustainable landscaping incorporates particular attention to the annual danger of wildfire. As the dry season approaches, it behooves everyone to take steps to reduce the risk of catastrophe.   More...

County Fire issues annual report

The Mariposa County Fire Department has issued its annual report of activities for 2011. Chief Jim Wilson said it was an “outstanding year of accomplishment” for members of his department.  More...

Letters

Earth Day

Editor’s Note: The Mariposa County Department of Public Works Solid Waste and Recycling Division sponsored an essay contest for all Mariposa County students. More...

Composting

Composting is a great way to improve the environment in Mariposa County. There are many ways that the environment could be improved by composting your food waste and other organic products.  More...

Going green

“Going Green” is a phrase that has become more common throughout households in America, but do we honestly understand what this means? More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Mariposa quilt master is a nationally-recognized pro

You have to envy Sheila Bruner’s commute.  Bruner, who lives on East Whitlock Road with husband Bob, works at home. More...

Pet Connection

These pet photos are local winners

As stated before, The MARIPOSA GAZETTE’S cute pet feature is not a contest.  That said, some submitted photos stand out from the crowd. More...

Inside Education

Woodland holds barbecue fundraiser

The Parent Teacher Association of Woodland Elementary School is hosting the school’s annual “Woodland School Community Dinner” on Friday, May 4, 5 to 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. More...

Holmes accepted to Capstone Course

Taylor Holmes, 2009 Mariposa County High School graduate, has been accepted as one of 15 students to the BAIS Capstone Course at University of San Francisco in conjunction with writing a senior thesis.  More...

Fashion Revue set

Mariposa County 4-H invites the community to its Fashion Revue and Style Show slated for Saturday, April 28 at the Don Pedro Elementary School. 4-H sewing members will model and be judged on their creations. More...

Breaking News - 5/2/2012 10:26 AM

Tioga Road will open Monday  Free Access 

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced today that the Tioga Road will open for the season on Monday, May 7, 2012 at noon for all vehicle traffic. More...

Local resdients mark National Day of Prayer  Free Access 

Dozens of local residents and church leaders took part in the National Day of Prayer around noon on Thursday on the Mariposa County Courthouse grounds. More...

Allens will lead parade  Free Access 

The Winged Wonders Parade takes place this Saturday at 11 a.m., and Mariposa County Supervisor Jim Allen and his wife, Lee Ann, will serve as grand marshalls. More...

Book sale set for this weekend  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Friends of the Library will host its semi-annual book sale this weekend at the library's main branch in Mariposa. More...

Fire Safe Council works on risk assessment  Free Access 

On Friday May 4, the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council in cooperation with CAL FIRE, the US Forest Service, Mariposa County High School Grizzlies Fire Department and Mariposa County Fire, will complete the annual wildfire risk assessment survey in th More...

Call goes out for Tour bike race volunteers  Free Access 

The biggest professional bicycle race in America passes through Mariposa on Wednesday, May 16. Mariposa's Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers to set up viewing areas in Coulterville and Mariposa. More...

Summer program focuses on local youth  Free Access 

More than 4 million people visit Yosemite to experience its wonders each year. Now, local kids and relatives of residents can take advantage of a special program. More...

Denham Announces Relief for Backcountry Horsemen  Free Access 

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressmen Jeff Denham (CA-19), Devin Nunes (CA-21), Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) and Tom McClintock (CA-04) today announced that the House has passed a bill that would restore access to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for bac More...

Assemblymember Olsen Elected Chair of Legislative Rural Caucus  Free Access 

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, was elected Chair of the Legislative Rural Caucus. More...

County seeks disaster status for drought

Mariposa County on Tuesday asked  California to apply for federal disaster status to relieve local ranchers impacted by drought.  Significant rain fell over the past six months, but most was bunched up at the either end of the season, Marip More...

District reinstates nine teaching spots

It has been a tumultuous spring for the Mariposa County Unified School District and its teachers, as the board laid off an unprecedented number of teachers in March. More...

Schenk will retire from planning

Mariposa County Planning Director Kris Schenk has announced his retirement effective at the end of June. More...

QUEST FOR RECOGNITION

Federal decision is extended again

Indian people are counting the days to this year’s Spring Celebration and Pow Wow in May. Mariposa County’s local tribe is also looking forward to October. If it gets good news from Washington, D.C. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 16: •Trespassing was occurring on Chowchilla Mountain Road. •A quad overturned on Agua Fria Road. •A domestic dispute on Adams Ranch Road ended with an arrest. •One person was arrested after a verbal dispute on St. More...

County Fire Response Report

April 16 through April 22  EMS - 6  Fire - 4  Public assist - 2  Auto collision - 6 (3 motorcycle, 1 auto, 1 tractor trailer, 1 quad)  More...

Bootjack serves pancake breakfast

The Bootjack Volunteers would like to invite you to our Pancake Breakfast/Yard Sale on Saturday, April 28, at the Bootjack Firehouse at 3883 Bootjack Lane.  Volunteers will be serving delicious pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and More...

Commentary

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Quietly Protecting the Interests of Taxpayers

A recent behind the scenes dispute in the City of Huntington Beach illustrates how Proposition 218, the Right to Vote on Taxes Act, continues to protect the interests of taxpayers. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, April 27   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Thank you

The Mariposa County High School Band Boosters would like to offer triple thanks to the Mariposa community and Mariposa Museum and History Center for supporting the March 31 music marathon. More...

Thank you

Congratulations to Art and Shirley Rodriguez on 50 years of wedded bliss. We hope April 15 was an extra special day for you both. More...

New Life Fellowship hosts National Day of Prayer

New Life Christian Fellowship’s sanctuary will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m on Thursday, May 3 for the National Day of Prayer. The church is located at 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack.  More...

Sports

Bulldogs snap Grizzlies' win streak, 4-2  Free Access 

Mariposa's varsity baseball team suffered its first Southern Athletic League loss of the season Wednesday afternoon, falling to Le Grand's Bulldogs, 4-2. More...

Lady Grizzlies could finish perfect  Free Access 

Support needed for final league contest

Mariposa's varsity softball team whipped Le Grand Tuesday afternoon, 10-2, to move its Southern Athletic League record to a spotless 13-0. More...

Lady Grizzlies down TC in soccer and softball  Free Access 

Mariposa's varsity girls soccer and softball teams whipped Turlock Christian yesterday afternoon. The soccer squad won, 4-1, and the softball team moved its record to 12-0 in Southern Athletic League action with a 14-0 whitewashing. More...

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