October 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Park to reopen Mirror Lake loop hiking trail  Free Access 

Yosemite National Park will reopen the Mirror Lake Loop hiking trail tomorrow, Thursday, October 18, 2012, at 5:00 p.m.  The five mile loop that follows Tenaya Creek around Mirror Lake in Yosemite Valley has been closed since Marc More...

Volunteers give Midpines Park a brush-up  Free Access 

Park enthusiasts who hope to create a riding, hiking and walking trail along Bear Creek in Midpines spent Saturday clearing brush and completing general cleaning tasks at the county park in Midpines. More...

Forecasters back off from big-snow winter  Free Access 

Weakening El Nino conditions make it less likely that the coming precipitation season will make up for last year's skimpy snow and rainfall, a leading climate scientist has told the GAZETTE. More...

Robbers remain at large

The suspects in the Sept. 28 robbery at the California Mining and Mineral Museum have not been caught. More...

Man dies in house fire

A Mariposa man was killed in a house fire on Sunday afternoon. The blaze also completely destroyed the residence.  More...

County moves MID case to federal court

Mariposa County’s legal offense has taken the field in the pending water war with the Merced Irrigation District (MID). On Oct. 5, the county stripped the ball from MID, and is now in a first and ten position.  More...

Local News

SPCA offers pet Halloween safety tips

Halloween is near and while it's a fun time for children and adults alike, it's also a time for pet owners to keep their pets safe and happy. The SPCA of Mariposa County offers a few tips to do just that during this Halloween.  More...

AAUW welcomes JCF board candidates

The community can meet the candidates who are running for the John C. Fremont Hospital District Board of Directors. More...

Yosemite Valley gets a ‘new’ postmaster

The Yosemite National Park Valley post office has a new postmaster, but he certainly isn't an unfamiliar face. More...

Milestones

Birth Announcements

Johnny Reynolds and Kristina Gregory have announced the birth of their son, Landen Gage Reynolds. Born at 8:37 p.m. More...

Thank you

We would like to say thank you so much to the Mariposa Lions Club and all the others who helped make the Labor Day Parade possible and for dedicating it to my husband and our father, Tommy Kinard. More...

Just right

Thousands of residents and visitors descended on tiny Hornitos last Sunday for the annual Hornitos Flea Market, held by the Hornitos Patrons Club. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

This Avon lady delivers —

and says, ‘you don’t need to fake it.’

Ida Riley of Bullion Street has a morning ritual. She rises, makes coffee and turns on the television to hear the morning news. More...

Sports

Wildcats dent Grizzlies' playoff hopes  Free Access 

After a scoreless first half, Waterford's Wildcats upended Mariposa, 22-0, Friday night in an important Southern Athletic League contest. More...

Griz spank Denair, 33-6

Mariposa’s Grizzlies moved their Southern Athletic League record to 2-1 Friday night, crushing Denair’s Coyotes, 33-6, and setting up a key contest this Friday night at Waterford.  More...

Lady Grizzlies stay in the hunt

Monday evening Mariposa’s varsity spikers whipped Delhi, 3-0 (25-7, 25-15, 25-11) to stay in the hunt for a share of the Southern Athletic League crown and a spot in the playoffs.  The Lady Grizzlies have only been beaten once in league p More...

Final free flu shots on Saturday  Free Access 

Mariposa County's health department is providing a final week of free flu shots from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the county fairgrounds. More...

Game honors Red Ribbon Week

The Mariposa County High School home football game on Oct. 26 against Le Grand will be honoring Red Ribbon Week. More...

Serious crash on Darrah Road  Free Access 

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 4:30 p.m. -- Around 3:45 p.m. this afternoon emergency personnel responded to a solo vehicle crash on Darrah Road. More...

Gas drops $.10 in Mariposa; area politicians react to prices  Free Access 

The price of gas dropped $.10 at Mariposa's Grizzly Gas and Stage Stop outlets on Monday. Meanwhile, two area politicians responded to the recent blow-up in fuel prices. More...

All the details

A representative of Kamp’s Propane explains some of the finer points of propane powered cooking equipment to attendees at last Saturday’s Mariposa County Contractors’ Association Ho More...

Gas prices skyrocket at local stations

FUEL FRENZY

Regular gasoline sat near  $4.70 a gallon in Mariposa as California weathered a bizarre fuel price spike this week.  On Tuesday, the statewide average for regular stood near the price in town. More...

Voluntary Yosemite virus testing set to start in Park

Researchers are launching a flurry of tests to ferret out details about the hantavirus pathogen that claimed three Yosemite visitors this summer.  The measures include voluntary antibody testing for Yosemite employees and similar screening at No More...

Visitation suffers hanta hangover

The immediate threat of the hantavirus is gone in Yosemite National Park, but the hangover effect is reflected in its visitation numbers. More...

Lawsuit seeks to overturn state’s fire fee

All the grumbling about the state’s new fire fee has prompted a class action lawsuit that seeks to overturn the fee completely. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) filed the suit in Sacramento County Superior Court on Oct. 3.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 1: A possible scam was reported on 10th Street. •There was an easement issue on Bull Creek Road. •A loud music complaint came in from Highway 49 South. •A raccoon was under a porch on Schoolhouse Road. Oct. More...

Letters

Trapped

State of California:  We are very much in protest of this latest “tax” which you call a “fee.” History teaches us that at one time, this country fought the Revolutionary War over just such taxation without representation. More...

Blazin’ Hog says thanks

On Sept. 22, the John C. Fremont Hospital foundation presented its fifth annual Blazin’ Hog Competition Barbecue and Zydeco Music Festival at the Mariposa Fairgrounds.  We hosted an event for approximately 2,500 people. More...

No on Prop 36

The Three Strikes law, first enacted in 1994, is working exactly as the Legislature and the People of the state of California intended.  More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Oct. 12   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 

Wayne S. Koher

Wayne Stephen Koher was born Jan. 15, 1956, and passed away Aug. 30 from respiratory complications at the age of 56.  He grew up and graduated high school in San Deigo and chose to be a machinist. More...

Evelyn Laverne Neville

Evelyn Laverne Neville passed away on Oct. 8, in  Merced.  She was born on June 23,  1924, in Minot, N.D.  She is survived by her husband John O. Neville of Mariposa; son Gary Hjelm; daughter  More...

Delbert Robert Leonard

Delbert Robert Leonard was born on Dec. 16, 1926 on Green Mountain in Mariposa County to Henry and Elizabeth Leonard. He passed away on Oct. 6, at the age of 85 in Merced.  Delbert was the youngest of six siblings and grew up in  Mariposa. More...

Inside Education

SFCS announces student council

Sierra Foothill Charter School has announced its student council members. More...

LDPE plans for poker run fun

On Saturday, Oct. 27, Lake Don Pedro Elementary School will be hosting the second annual spooktacular poker run. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and kick off at 10 a.m. The scheduled return time is 3 p.m.  More...

Woodland PTA gets carried away

Woodland Elementary School students “float” up, up, and away with their balloons. The Woodland PTA recently had a membership drive and reached its goal. More...

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