July 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

GSC tests cell site in Jerseydale

Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services (OES) was notified by Golden State Cellular that they will be conducting a test cellular repeater operation from the water tanks above Mariposa Pines sub division. More...

Fire scorches one acre

A small fire scorched about an acre of land on Bear Valley Road this afternoon. At this time, crews are mopping up. More...

Native Americans and Park Service at odds over ceremonial lodge

American  Indians working to build a ceremonial roundhouse in Yosemite Valley this week asked Mariposa County to help resolve an apparent dispute with Yosemite National Park officials.  The issue centers on what building codes, if any, appl More...

Charter school plan moves forward for Greeley Hill

Children in Greeley Hill may soon have a school back in their community. If all goes as planned, the Greeley Hill Gold Rush Charter School will open there in August.  More...

Local News

Progress continues on memorial

Progress on the 9/11 Memorial continues to move forward. Through the donation of time and materials by the Mariposa County Contractors Association and Outback Materials, the ADA-accessible pathway through the Art Park is now complete. More...

Photographers can prepare for the fair

The Mariposa Photo Club in conjunction with the Mariposa County Fair will host a series of free workshops for those wishing to enter the photography division of the county fair. More...

Bass Lake Lions serve breakfast

The Bass Lake Lions Club will host its 39th annual pancake breakfast on Aug. 4 and 5 from 8 to 11 a.m. More...

Letters

Truth for November

What has become of government of the people, by the people, for the people?  It is pretty evident we now have a government of the wealthy, by the wealthy for the wealthy. More...

Another endangered species

These comments are in reference to the National Park Service’s draft plan on Yosemite National Park Merced River— a federally protected Wild and Scenic River. More...

Responds to Grand Jury

I was surprised, disappointed, and disgusted with the 2011-2012 Mariposa County Grand Jury report regarding the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District which referenced two photographs posted on my private Web site.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary Smith

Mary Evelyn Smith, formerly of Mariposa, passed away peacefully on July 6, after a two and a half year battle with cancer, with her family and friends by her side.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Edwards returns from African mining excursion

Gerry Edwards lives with his family in Mariposa County. He works a number of gold mining claims and formed a prospector club here.  That all sounds pretty normal around here, right? More...

Breaking News - 7/30/2012 11:11 AM

Pizza Fire caused by electrical problems

The May 11 fire that consumed the Pizza Factory and adjacent buildings was caused by an "electrical problem" in the attic of the Pizza Factory. The cause was released by the Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD) to the Gazette just moments ago. More...

Accused murderers plead not guilty

The three men accused of murdering a Madera man and dumping his body in Mariposa County pleaded not guilty in Mariposa Superior Court this morning. More...

Yosemite development plan loses in court  Free Access 

A Mariposa County property owner's plan to build a Yosemite resort off the Park's Big Oak Flat Road will likely be abandoned after a federal court affirmed a key ruling against it on July 27. More...

Detectives unravel mystery surrounding dumped body

THREE ARRESTED FOR MURDER

The mystery surrounding the discovery of a body on  Triangle Road in May has been solved. Mariposa County Sheriff's detectives have arrested three men for murder.  More...

Vehicle crash victims escape major injury

A Monday evening car crash looked much worse than it could have been. The accident happened around 8:15 p.m. More...

Tenaya Lodge guests irritated by bear spray

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

‘Town Hall’ meeting outlines implications of HR-3640

CONGRESSIONAL MEASURE

District 4 Supervisor Kevin Cann held a “town hall” type meeting in the board of supervisors’ chambers last Thursday evening. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 16: A stab wound was reported on Highway 49 North. •Someone on Highway 140 received a threatening letter. •A loud music complaint came in from Millbrow Lane. More...

County Fire Response Report

July 16 through 22  EMS - 10  Fire - 2  Public assist - 0  Auto collision - 3  Spotlight Event of the Week: On Wednesday, July 18, a truck versus quad accident in the Fish Camp response area.  Company #33 Fish Camp, Comp More...

Kiwanis sponsor ‘World of Oddities and Wonders’

The Kiwanis Club of Mariposa will host two showings of “Professor Algernon’s World of Oddities and Wonders” on Aug. 17 and 18. The shows will be held at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheater at 7 p.m each night. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, July 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

Big winner

Malachi Shelton, 7, of Mariposa and his 8-year-old Arabian gelding, Gorge, won the horse excellence award at the Gold Country 30/50 endurance ride in Georgetown on July 14. More...

Thank you

The family of Ron Rhoan would like to thank our family, friends and co-workers for all the help that they gave us during this difficult time. More...

Thank you

The Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation would like to thank all who participated in the first annual Suds and Sausage Sampler on June 16. It was a huge success for our group and very well received by the attendees.  More...

Inside Education

Martin graduates Cal Poly

Sean M. Martin, from the MCHS class of 2007, earned a bachelor of science degree in forestry and natural resources More...

MES teachers list supplies for new year

It may be the middle of summer, but the start of the new school year is approaching. Teachers at Mariposa Elementary School are giving parents a headsup on what kids will need to come back to school.  More...

Student seeks help with school project

Caroline Matteson, a student at UC Santa Cruz and a Mariposa County High School graduate, is asking for the community’s help with a school project.  More...

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