July 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Mariposa Evenings begin tonight  Free Access 

Mariposa Evenings begin the 2012 summer season tonight at the Art Park. More...

Trolley bell sounds in town  Free Access 

The clang, clang, clang of a trolley bell will become a familiar sound in Mariposa in the coming weekends. More...

Fire exercise

CAL FIRE firefighters practice a hose lay during last week’s “Fire Preparedness Exercise” held off of Highway 49 North. More...

Courthouse condition is reevaluated

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...

Board appoints Williams as new planning director

Mariposa County has found a new planning director, and it didn't have to look very far to find her.  On June 26, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors appointed Deputy Planning Director Sarah Williams to lead the department. More...

Bill to restore Highway 140 heads to governor

A bill that would allow the incidental take of the limestone salamander has passed in the State Senate and now heads for the governor’s desk. More...

Local News

School district welcomes transitional kindergarten

For many years, there has been a push to move the entrance date for California kindergarten students back to Sept. 2 instead of Dec. 2. More...

Republicans host election year picnic

The Mariposa County Republican Central Committee is hosting an election year picnic on Saturday, July 14 at the Mariposa County Park, Lions Pavilion.  More...

Work causes traffic delays

Mariposa County Public Works will be doing construction work on Silver Bar Road from July 9 to 30.  Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, July 6   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Native Daughters host fundraising dance night

On Saturday, July 7 from 6 to 9 p.m., the Mariposa Parlor #63 of Native Daughters of the Golden West will hold a fundraising dance at the Bootjack Stompers Hall. More...

Girl Scouts welcome their first 2012 baby

The year 2012 is special for Girl Scouts. More...

A good dog

Georgene Baxter is looking for a good home for this blue Queensland heeler. Taz is five months old and has all required shots. More...

Sports

AYSO holds sign-ups

Mariposa AYSO soccer registration will be held at Happy Burger Diner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 14.  More...

Marlins fare well at Dos Palos Invitational

The Marlins Swim Team has selected Lucy Cummings and the 13-14-year-old boys’ relay team as the Swimmers of the Week for the Dos Palos Invitational that was held on June 23.  More...

Rotarians win tourney

Rotarians Wayne Schulz (left) and Jeff Hamilton were the winners of the Rotary Monday afternoon scramble at Sierra Meadows Golf Course last week. More...

Heat is blasting through triple-digit mark  Free Access 

Highs in the town of Mariposa are set to exceed the century mark through at least Friday, the National Weather Service reports. More...

Grand Jury issues report  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Grand Jury has released its final report for 2011-12, and its appears much of its time was focused on the troubled Lake Don Pedro Community Services District. More...

Highway 49 paving begins Monday  Free Access 

Drivers should expect 15 minute delays on Highway 49 South next week, as the paving begins from Silva Road to Allred Road. More...

Wildland fire erupts in Bear Valley  Free Access 

Friday, July 6, 2012 12:15 p.m. -- Around 10:15 a.m. this morning a wildland fire broke out in Bear Valley, burning dry grasslands and threatening three residences. More...

GAZETTE and KMPH forge partnership

The MARIPOSA  GAZETTE and KMPH Fox 26 have forged a partnership to bring Mariposa County news to local and valley residents.  Since early May, the two news organizations have been working together. More...

Representative McClintock voices opposition to NPS plan

PARK AND POLITICS

Rep. Tom McClintock, Mariposa County’s next likely representative in Congress, voiced opposition last week to a visitor center plan supported by Mariposa’s current Rep. More...

Museum lands reprieve

STATE FINANCIAL CRISIS

The California State Mining and  Mineral Museum still has a heartbeat this week.  The museum at Mariposa’s fairgrounds is stuck in a grey zone, however. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 25: There was a suspicious vehicle on Hormiga Road. •A fight was reported on Highway 140. •A stalking report came in from Coyote Springs Ranch. •Suspicious circumstances were reported from Buckeye Road.  More...

County Fire Response Report

June 25 through July 1  EMS - 12  Fire - 2  Public assist - 0  Auto collision – 1  MCFD would like to remind residents to have a water source nearby when using barbecues and grills and to make sure that all fires are co More...

Letters

Deep appreciation

On June 5, my husband (who has dementia), walked away from out car while I went into Pioneer Market for a few items. More...

Reality check

Elon Musk, a U.S. citizen living in California, has degrees in economics and physics. In the late 1990’s, Mr. Musk was the entrepreneurial architect behind the merger of internet companies that became Pay-Pal. More...

MERG responds to CVCP

A majority of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last year chose to make major changes to the Cathey’s Valley Community Plan (CVCP) to make the plan more compliant with the development community’s expressed wishes.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ron E. Rhoan

Services are set for July 14 at  11 a.m. at the outside chapel of the Mariposa Cemetery for Ron  E. Rhoan.  Ron was born on July 13,  1959, to Elgin Rhoan, Sr. and  Elaine Bolton.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Black hole hunter blasts off

John Tomsick recalls warm evenings outside his family’s Sierra home. Glancing up, the Milky Way splashed from one end of the sky to the other. More...

Inside Education

Attendance Awards

The Mariposa Elementary School Attendance Awards are given to students who did not miss any days of school. More...

Record-breaking reading

Mariposa Elementary School student Daniel Gilger has broken the MES school record of words read in a school year. More...

4-H holds enrollment day

The Mariposa 4-H Youth Development Program will have an enrollment day on July 28 at the Mariposa Park. Oct. 1 will begin the new 2012-2013 4-H program year, and 4-H sign-ups will take place this day from 10 a.m. More...

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