August 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Dynamite found near river

On Aug. 1, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a possible dynamite find near the end of Mosher Road in the area of the Merced River. More...

Pizza Fire caused by electrical problems

Nearly three months after the fire that devastated downtown Mariposa, the Mariposa Public  Utility District (MPUD) has released the investigative report about the blaze. More...

Checkout line pain is forecast to intensify

Elevated feed prices now hitting ranchers will trickle down next year—driving prices at food stores significantly up.  That’s the conclusion of national food experts and local folks familiar with agricultural issues.  More...

Prison realignment has an impact locally

It seems the state’s Public Safety  Realignment program is working-- especially in Mariposa County. The Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) have issued its first report on the program for its first six months of existence.  More...

Local News

Clines speaks at Watershed

The Upper Merced River Watershed Council invites the community to a presentation by Sierra National Forest Botanist Joanna Clines on Thursday evening, Aug. 16, at 6 pm in the Bodie Room at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort.  More...

Yosemite Leadership Program brings young talent to the Park

Ericka Ledesma had never been to Yosemite National Park before a school trip with UC Merced last year. That one trip--and the opportunity to participate in the Yosemite Leadership Program (YLP) changed everything.  More...

Friends keep fair plans rolling along

In less than one month, the Mariposa County Fair will open. There was a time just a year ago that there was concern that it might not happen because of state budget cuts.  More...

Letters

Protect our community

Why do you live here? Did you move here to retire, raise children or start a small business? Maybe it was just to get away from all the crime, rat race and insanity of the big city. Has your family lived here for generations and generations? More...

Time with grandpa

When I was 4 years old (early 1950’s), my grandpa took me out into the citrus orchards around Phoenix, and taught me how to safely handle and fire a bolt action .22 rifle. More...

Cat haters

Because of a cat hater, dead cats are beginning to litter the landscape along Mariposa and Sixth Streets. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary Lynne Robinson

Mary Lynne Robinson, known as Lynne around Mariposa, passed away early Saturday morning, July 28 after an 11-month struggle with pancreatic cancer.  More...

Dolores Tuttle

Dolores Tuttle was born in Torrance on March 22, 1936, and passed peacefully on July 23. She moved to Mariposa after retiring in 1991.  More...

Sports

Grizzlies prepare for 2012 gridiron campaign

Football practice for the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies will begin Monday, Aug. 6. All players, varsity and junior varsity should meet in the cafeteria area at the school at 1 p.m.  Varsity practice for the week of Aug. More...

Adult softball league standings

Team Record Ranch Fence 2-0 S & S Shockers 2-0 Got Grime 1-1 Outlaws 1-1 Ranch House Cafe 1-1 Rowdys 1-1 State Farm 1-1 Turgeon Property 1-1 < More...

Tryouts scheduled

Official tryouts andpractice for the Mariposa County High School Boys' Soccer squad begin Monday, Aug. 6 and are held from 6 to 8: p.m. on the lower field in Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium at the high school.  More...

PG&E issues conservation tips

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds customers of ways to stay safe and keep energy bills down in anticipation of significant heat and increased fire danger beginning Wednesday and lasting through the weekend. More...

Rare 'Excessive Heat Watch' is issued for county  Free Access 

The National Weather Service has issued a rare Excessive Heat Watch for Mariposa County and adjacent areas. Residents are advised to guard against heat stroke and other ill effects. More...

Unknown vandals hit signs off Hwy. 140  Free Access 

An attack by vandals has damaged a group of hand-lettered signs that were visible from Highway 140 just south of town. More...

History moves from law library

History is a heavy subject, especially as it concerns the laws of the State of California. More...

Checkout line pain forecast to intensify

  Smoke from a branding iron fills the air as Shane Patterson of Cathey’s Valley marks a calf for rancher Tim Mankins in October. High prices for alfalfa hay and other feed is expected to drive food prices higher over the next year. More...

Fire Prevention Fee bills to be sent to county soon

Close to 80 percent of  Mariposa County housing units are about to receive a new bill in the mail—California’s Fire Prevention Fee.  The total for most homeowners will be $115. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 23: Blue smoke could be seen on Dogtown Road. More...

County Fire Response Report

July 23 through 29 EMS - 14 Fire - 2 Public assist - 2 Auto collision - 4 Spotlight Event of the Week: On Monday, July 23, a motor vehicle accident in the Bootjack area. Company #37 Bootjack, Company #29 Lushmeadows More...

Commentary

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

The persistence of art

I would like to dedicate this article to my fellow artisans, (of all persuasions), who are experiencing turmoil due to unfriendly economic times. More...

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Prop. 13 Survives Another ‘Trial By Combat’

In the Middle Ages, it was common practice in some European countries for those in dispute to resolve their differences through a judicially sanctioned trial by combat. More...

Milestones

Thank you

Mariposa Safe Families along with the Grand and Kinship Families Group would like to thank both Sierra Telephone and Mariposa Shipping Company for their generous donations and support of our Grand and Kinship Families in Mariposa County.  Thanks More...

Anniversary

Jays celebrate 50 years

Charles and Mary Ann Jay were married in Mariposa on Aug. 17, 1962. They have 12 children and 22 grandchildren. More...

VFW seeks members

“Take pride in your military service defending our country by joining Mariposa VFW,” says Bill Boyd, local recruiter.  Anyone who served in minor campaigns, in addition to large conflicts, such as Lebanon, Panama, Grenada, who think More...

Sierra Lifestyles

THIS WEEK IN 1855: A CROWDLESS YOSEMITE

Yosemite tourism took off 157 years ago with the first visitor report from Yosemite Valley—here in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE. English goldseeker James M. Hutchings, of the East Midlands, set out from Mariposa with five companions on July 24, 1855. More...

Inside Education

Day campers of the week

This week Mariposa County Parks and Recreation have chosen Ava Dunlavey and Jonathan Knobles as our day campers of the week. More...

MCUSD home school holds an open house

The Mariposa County Unified School District’s Sierra Home School (SHS) and Sierra Virtual Academy (SYVA) will hold an open house for parents on Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. New and returning parents will be able to register and sign up for classes.  More...

Class of 1992 holds reunion

The Mariposa County High School class of 1992 will hold its 20-year reunion on Sunday, Sept. 2 at the Mariposa Park pavilion area.  For more information email MCHS92Reunion@yahoo.com   More...

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