May 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Dr. Mosher will retire this summer  Free Access 

Mariposa County's Public Health Officer Dr. Charles Mosher has announced that he intends to retire this summer. More...

Chamber has funds for fire victims  Free Access 

Funds are available to workers displaced by the Fifth Street Fire on May 11. A fund established last week has received many donations already. More...

Half Dome cables go up Friday  Free Access 

The cables allowing access for hikers to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park will be in place and open for the season on Friday, May 25, weather permitting. More...

Searchers look for missing college student  Free Access 

More than 50 people are looking for a missing hiker in Yosemite. He was last seen on Saturday, May 19 near Kibbie Lake. More...

Lady Grizzlies are section softball champs  Free Access 

In Saturday's championship contest for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI championship, Mariposa romped past arch-rival Le Grand, 9-3, to capture the title. More...

Gone

Blaze devastates the community, businesses

Just after 8:30 p.m. last Friday night, customers at the packed Pizza Factory filed out quickly and a small amount of smoke seemed to be coming from the building. It was an orderly and almost jovial evacuation. More...

Hope rises from the ashes

It has been less than a week since the devastating fire swallowed up an entire block in downtown  Mariposa, but those seven businesses affected are already looking on the bright side.  More...

Weekend events go on

In spite of the recent tragedies in Mariposa County, this weekend’s planned activities will go on. The Mariposa Relay for Life and Coulterville’s Coyote Howl are set for Saturday.  More...

Local News

Kids can ‘Learn to Fly’ at Saturday’s airport event

Young people between the ages of 8 and 18 can experience free airplane rides this Saturday at the county’s Mariposa-Yosemite Airport.  All local residents and visitors are invited to participate as Chapter 1261 of the Experimental Aircraft More...

JCF says goodbye to 62 years of service

Jean Kiser, RN, acute nursing, and Gerry Roesbery, manager medical staff, two long time JCF employees recently retired. How long is long? Kiser worked at JCF for 31 and a half years, and Roesbery for 31 years.  More...

Sorority honors Woman of the Year

Joining with all seven Merced Area Council chapters to celebrate the 81st anniversary of Beta Sigma Phi, the sorority surprised Barbara Peters by naming her its Woman of the Year for 2011. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, May 18   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Thomas exhibits at JCF Clinic II

Artist and resident of Mariposa, Vicki D. Thomas is exhibiting her colorful spring watercolors in the lobby of John C. Fremont Clinic II from now through July. More...

Golden Chain play continues

Like the holiday celebrities in the title of the Golden Chain Theatre's current production, moms can sometimes feel a bit disrespected and somewhat taken for granted.  More...

Thank you

On behalf of the Mariposa Heritage House (a program of Mountain Crisis Services) we would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations to us for our booth at the Butterfly Festival.  More...

Pet Connection

These animals are cuter than normal

Can an animal be “too cute?”  For some local pet owners, there does not seem to be a limit.  Over the past three months, the GAZETTE has received dozens of photos from owners who dress up pets.  Sending one photo may indica More...

Inside Education

MES Terrific Kids

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Winters retires from Woodland

Woodland Elementary School honored librarian Kip Winters at a recent assembly and thanked her for her contributions to the school. More...

Grad night plans continue for MCHS

Sober Grad Night (SGN) is on June 6, immediately after the Mariposa County High School graduation ceremony. This all night event features entertainment, prizes, games, attractions, music and food. More...

Unofficial start to summer feels like winter  Free Access 

This weekend may mark the unofficial start of summer, but it feels an awful lot like winter. More...

County bicycle group is reorganizing  Free Access 

Local cyclists worked on rebuilding Mariposa's Will Riskit Bicycle Club at a dinner meeting on May 23. More...

MCHS boasts record number of valedictorians  Free Access 

This year, Mariposa County High School has the largest number of valedictorians ever. Eleven seniors share the top academic honors for the class of 2012. More...

'Sisters' to roll into Mariposa and Yosemite National Park  Free Access 

Close to 40 members of the women's camping group Sisters on the Fly are set to roll through town this week on their way to Indian Flat Campground and Yosemite. More...

Hiker found safe and sound  Free Access 

Officials in Yosemite National Park are reporting that the hiker for whom they have been searching has been found. More...

County sees rare solar eclipse  Free Access 

The light turned weird and dim on Sunday evening as a rare annular solar eclipse unfolded above Mariposa County. More...

Devastating fires often erupt in historic towns

The fire erupted from an unknown source and quickly spread, destroying multiple structures despite the best efforts of several dozen firefighters.  The above scenario played out last week— in historic Prescott, Ariz.  Three days befor More...

Mom recounts evening of fear last September

A local woman this week relived a terrorfilled evening last September when she feared for her and her daughter’s life after being confronted by a masked gunman and his accomplice.  The incident took place on Sept. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 7: •A theft was reported on Hite’s Cove Road. •One person was arrested following a domestic dispute on Old Highway. •Someone could hear cries for help on Indian Peak Road. •A vicious dog was on Highway 140.  More...

County Fire Response Report

May 7 through May 13  EMS - 9  Fire - 4  Public assist - 1  Auto collision - 3  Spotlight Event of the Week: On Sunday, May 13, drowning at Dawn Lake in Lushmeadows area.  Company #29 Lushmeadows, Company #37 Bootjack, M More...

Monday is last day to register for election

JUNE 5 ELECTION

Monday, May 21 is the last day for county residents to register to vote in the June 5 election.  For Republican voters, the Tuesday poll date is a presidential primary election.  More...

Letters

Green on Mariposa

Living in one of the most beautiful nature places in the world is a real privilege that I take very seriously. More...

Have some guts

People should have the guts to stand up for what they think. Last week the GAZETTE'S letters were loaded with strong feelings. More...

Jones will not disappoint

My wife and I have known Merlin Jones for seven years. Merlin is a very creative and honest businessman. He is an excellent listener, and Merlin has proven time and again he has the ability to solve problems quickly and with great success.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Karen Lee Cochran

Karen was born in Keokuk, Iowa on August 25, 1941 to William L. Reagin and Helen Hanson Reagin. She passed away in Mariposa on May 7.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

FFA celebrates accomplishments

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Thank you

The Mariposa County High School agriculture department’s staff and students would like to sincerely thank everyone for making our 17th annual dinner, dance and auction a huge success. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 5/24/2012 7:52 AM

Grizzlies bound for section title match  Free Access 

MCHS downs Vacaville Christian, 7-1

Mariposa's varsity Grizzlies will take on Bradshaw Christian on Memorial Day (Monday) at Zupo Field in Lodi at noon for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI championship. More...

Lady Grizzlies advance on first-round victory, 2-1

Sometimes the ball just bounces right.  About 25 minutes into the second half of a deadlocked (1-1) match, Micah Pieper-White drilled the ball toward the net. More...

Montgomery named SAL’s most valuable

One name stood out in last week’s release of the Southern Athletic League’s All-League voting results. More...

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