July 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Deputies arrest two for murder  Free Access 

The mystery surrounding the discovery of a body on Triangle Road in May has been solved. Mariposa County Sheriff's detectives have arrested two men for murder, and another arrest is forthcoming. More...

Victim's family reacts to arrests

The family of murder victim Gerald Fontes of Madera is reacting to the news that his suspected killers have been arrested. More...

Officers eradicate 13,305 marijuana plants

Mariposa County Sheriff's officers have begun harvest season. On July 17 and 18, they found and took out some 13,305 marijuana plants. More...

Yosemite implements water conservation measures

Water levels in the South Fork of the Merced and Tuolumne Rivers have continued to decline since Yosemite National Park officials originally warned of the potential need for conservation measures on June 28.  Now, Superintendent Don Neubacher sa More...

Olsen’s bill on Brown’s desk

On July 13, Assembly Bill 1973 by Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown. More...

County Service Area fees will stay same for 2012-13

There was some good news for property owners in three special fee areas this week—no new taxes. The board of supervisors on Tuesday endorsed leaving annual fees unchanged for the 2012-13 fiscal year. More...

2011-12 Grand Jury report focuses on LDPCSD

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 (LDPCSD).  More...

Local News

Brewmaster visits Mariposa Rotarians

Mariposa Rotary members heard from Terry Evans, managing partner of the new LLC, Prospectors Brewing Company. More...

BVFD breakfast set

It's again time for the Bootjack Volunteer Fire Company pancake breakfast and bake sale.  The date is Saturday, July 28, from 7 to 11 a.m. The fundraiser will be held at the Bootjack Firehouse on Bootjack Lane. More...

Scientists: toxic pot farms poison multiple mammals

Researchers studying the puzzling presence of rodent poison in a threatened mammal believe that have found the source—marijuana grow operations on public land. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, July 20   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 

Nellie Folsom

Nellie Eva Thompson Folsom went to her Lord on Tuesday July 10, at the age of 97 in Coalinga. She was born on Nov. 14, 1914 in Baker, Nev. to C.P. Thompson of Pennsylvania and Alice A. (Taylor) Thompson of Nebraska. More...

Arnold Lee Osburn

Arnold Lee Osburn was born to Mallissa Luverta and Leonard Arnold Osburn on July 3, 1932, on Signal Hill (now Long Beach). He was brother to Joseph, Irene, John, Wesley and Jesse. The family later moved to Clearwater (now Paramount).  More...

Edis Jacobs

Edis Jacobs, a long-time resident of Mariposa passed away on July 7, at 86.  Edis was born near Jackson, Mississippi on June 10, 1926, the daughter of Henry and Dovie Dismukes. More...

Sports

Arnold and Dacanay honored

Mackenzie Arnold and Jonah Dacanay have earned the Marlins’ Swimmer of the Week, award for their performances at the quad meet that was held at Chowchilla High School on Saturday, July 7.  More...

Tennis brings new ‘friends’ together

On Tuesday, July 10, the Mariposa Tennis Friends held a tennis clinic for 35 Mariposa County Parks and Rec Day Camp Kids ages 7 through 12.  More...

RC Women’s Club continues summer play

Summer play is underway full swing at River Creek Golf Course in Ahwahnee. The River Creek Women's Club tees up at 7:45 a.m. each Tuesday for competitive play. Thursdays, the play is more relaxed. More...

Congressman Denham Receives “Best of Congress” Award from Working Mother Magazine  Free Access 

Honored for his leadership and legislative accomplishments in improving the lives of working families

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was today named one of Working Mother Magazine's "Best in Congress" for his leadership in improving the lives of working families. More...

Murder suspects appear in court

The three men accused of murdering Gerald Fontes of Madera made their first appearance in Mariposa County Superior Court within the last hour. More...

Bear spray goes off at Tenaya Lodge

Two people were taken to the hospital after 23 were exposed to a substance that irritated their skin, eyes, throats and lungs at the Timber Loft Pizzeria at Tenaya Lodge on Thursday night. More...

Thursday Yosemite performance offered by Weston Noble Alumni Choir  Free Access 

The Weston Noble Alumni Choir offers its renowned, 40-voice sound this Thursday, July 26 in Yosemite Valley--the first stop of its 2012 California tour. More...

Stroming building auction postponed to July 26  Free Access 

Agents for a lender owed more than $742,280 have rescheduled an auction sale for the Stroming Road building rented by the National Park Service. The sale is now scheduled for 10 a.m. on July 26 at the Mariposa County Courthouse. More...

MCUSD waits for state to pull the trigger

SCHOOLS IN CRISIS

School is out, and for the first time in years,  California has a state budget in place. More...

Community rallies to save fair parade

The Mariposa Lions Labor  Day Parade, affectionately known as the fair parade, will go on as planned this year. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 9: Two horses were loose on Buckeye Creek Road. •A donkey was being neglected at Eighth and Bullion Streets. •Shots were heard in the Greeley Hill Road area. More...

Commentary

California commentary

Time for Government Employees to Share the Pain

Those who make a good living off the taxpayers’ dime can be quick to demand that others pay their “fair share.” Case in point, SEIU, which represents about 95,000 California state employees, was a big backer of the Occupy movement. More...

Trees Suffer During Drought

With more than half of the continental United States in some stage of drought, what can homeowners do to keep their trees healthy during hotter, drier summer months?   More...

Letters

Take a look at Uppal

In the race for the fourth Congressional District, the assumption is that the Republican candidate will win due to the registration numbers being overwhelmingly Republican (46 percent Republican to 29 percent Democratic, according to the MARIPOSA GAZ More...

Dealing with dementia

I was reading the article about the man with dementia that wandered off from Pioneer Market My dad passed away two years ago and left me to take care of my mother who has Alzheimer’s. More...

Milestones

In memoriam

Morgan William Troy  July 26, 1975 - May 18, 2003  Happy Birthday to our son and brother. You are gone but never a day goes by that you are not missed. Our lives seem empty without your laughter and your music. More...

Thank you

The family of Marion “Molly” Merrill would like to thank the John C. Fremont Ewing Wing for the undivided attention our father/grandfather received while in their care for the last year of his life. More...

Thank you

Thank you to all who helped make the Kiwanis July 4 celebration and fireworks a success.  Thanks to Supervisor Kevin Cann, Sheriff Doug Binnewies, Inky's Basement Band, Hannah Violette, Sierra Celebrations, Mariposa Martial Arts Academy, Maripo More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Brushstrokes breathe life into Yosemite's bridges

Yosemite fan Pam Pederson has enjoyed some good timing with the release of her “Old World Bridges of Yosemite National Park”—“Yosemite Bridges” for short.  More...

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