June 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Road work will cause delays  Free Access 

Road work will cause delays on Indian Peak Road on July 5. More...

Courthouse gets second opinion  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Courthouse’s maintenance problems may not be as serious as previously believed. Mariposa County Administrative Officer (CAO) Rick Benson said the situation is “not nearly as dire as first reported.” More...

Park marks anniversary of grant  Free Access 

In the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed and act that would forever protect Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove. More...

Foreclosure rattles Mariposa officials

Less than two weeks after a ribbon-cutting opened doors at the new National Park Service offices on Stroming Road, documents have appeared that show the building has fallen into foreclosure.  What does that mean for close to 50 workers at the s More...

Bill raising lake into Wild and Scenic stretch advances

MERCED RIVER ISSUES

A bill that would increase Lake  McClure’s capacity by letting it rise into a federally-protected stretch of river passed a key vote in the U.S. More...

Supes get Park update

Yosemite National Park may one day replace Arch Rock Entrance Station with a wider, multi-lane gate near the Park border at El Portal, superintendent Don Neubacher said on Tuesday. More...

Greeley Hill residents vow to open local school in August

A committee of residents in Greeley Hill says it will open a school in that area in August, regardless of the cooperation of the Mariposa County Unified School District.  More...

Local News

SFCS hires teaching staff

Sierra Foothill Charter School, a free, non-profit, K-8 public school opening in Cathey’s Valley on Aug. 22, has announced its teaching staff. The school also has a new board member. More...

MSO offers summer concert

Celebrate America's 236th birthday with a nearly all American concert as the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra presents its annual "Independence Day Spectacular!" Concert, this year on Saturday, June 30 at 7 p.m. More...

DNC announces opening dates for camps

Delaware North Companies (DNC) Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, authorized concessioner for Yosemite National Park, announces 2012 opening dates for the High Sierra Camps. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, June 29   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Class of 62 gathers for its 50th

June 16 and 17, the Mariposa County High School class of 1962 had its 50th class reunion. The hot weather did not stop classmates from attending the all-class reunion held at the fairgrounds last Saturday. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Craftsman raises art from the ashes

On the evening of May 11, flames engulfed the Mariposa Pizza Factory and adjacent buildings. The fire resulted in a complete loss to the businesses. More...

Sports

Grizzly baseball celebrates with awards

The Mariposa County High School baseball team capped off its section championship season with an awards banquet on June 4. More...

Club gets in the ‘Swing’

The Sierra Meadows Womens Club recently hosted a visit by Freddie Swing, Fresno Area Director for the Pacific Women’s Golf Association. More...

Marlins recognize Ogilvie and Wood

The Mariposa Marlins recognize Owen Ogilvie (age 4) and Daria Wood (age 11) as its Swimmers of the Week for their performances at the Marlins, Chowchilla and Stingrays tri-meet that was held in Atwater at Buhach Colony High School on June 19.  More...

Mariposa County gets piece of sidewalk funding pie  Free Access 

California's Department of Transportation has awarded Mariposa County $448,000 for improved sidewalks near schools in town. More...

Wall Street Journal reporter dies in Mono County fall  Free Access 

Extreme sports correspondent Michael J. Ybarra of the Wall Street Journal died in a fall near Yosemite National Park in a rock-climbing accident on Saturday. More...

New tourism director hired  Free Access 

The Yosemite-Mariposa Tourism Bureau has a new director in place. The selection committee announced its decision Tuesday morning. More...

California State Mining & Mineral Museum "solution" is in works  Free Access 

The California State Mining and Mineral Museum will stay open for the immediate future, State Parks spokesman Dennis Weber told THE GAZETTE on Friday. Parks officials are working on "a long-term solution," to keep the museum operating, Weber added. More...

Fair parade fading away?

As it stands this week, the Mariposa  Lions Club will not be putting on the annual Mariposa County Fair Parade over Labor Day Weekend.  “We just don’t have enough members to do it safely any more,” Rick Peresan of the Lion More...

Young woman murdered near Lake Don Pedro

Details are still sketchy on what at least on the surface appears to be a murder/ suicide that took place just outside the Lake Don Pedro subdivision.  More...

Man drowns despite heroic efforts of ranger

Bureau of Land  Management (BLM)  Ranger Aaron Fouch’s reaction was nearly instantaneous as he crossed the Briceburg Bridge over the Merced River last Friday afternoon headed downsteam on his regular patrol.   More...

GAZETTE closes for the Fourth

The offices of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE will be closed in observance of Independence Day on July 4.  Because of the closure, the deadline for classified advertising has been changed to Monday, July 2 at noon.  Normal business hours resume on Ju More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 18: A burglary incident was reported on Daffodil Lane. • Possible mail fraud was reported from Morningstar Lane. • A landlord/tenant dispute took place on Penon Blanco Road in Coulterville. More...

County Fire Response Report

June 18 through 24 EMS - 14  Fire - 0 Public assist - 2 Auto collision - 1   More...

Letters

Accountability is the problem

Is the town of Mariposa on the brink of losing its historic foundation to becoming the National Park’s entrance to Yosemite Valley? Consider the facts revealed at recent board of supervisors meetings.  More...

Request for biographies

Last year, during their national convention the Ladies’ Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars adopted the following slogan for 2011-12: A soldier is not dead unless they’re forgotten... “Lest we forget.”  More...

Degrading

The passage of HR 2578 (Denham) is a major step toward rewriting and degrading the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 (NWSRA). For HR 2578 to become law it still has a way to go via the Senate and the Executive Branch.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Marilyn Carrie Rogers Mason

Marilyn Carrie Rogers Mason was born on Nov. 17, 1924, and passed away on June 11, 2012. “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever,” (Psalms 73:26). More...

Pet Connection

PET FEATURE

All together now

Being together is one of the great things about long summer days. It’s been warm for a while, but summer’s official start took place last week. More...

Inside Education

Day Camper of the Week MCHS lists honor roll

Mariposa County High School has listed its honor roll for the spring 2012 semester. The following students have been named to the list.  More...

Pioneer Market backs Woodland sports

Pioneer Market presented a $1,463.86 check to Woodland Elementary School for their participation in the PIoneer Market's Sports Challenge fundraiser. More...

MES first grade personal best

The Mariposa Elementary School first grade personal best awards went to Allison Jarillo, Alonzo Heavner, Asa Elliott, Bianca Rios, Heaven Kearns and Tobey Alvis. More...

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