November 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Accused murderer heads to court  Free Access 

Accused murderer Jeffery L. Clark will make his first appearance in Mariposa County Superior Court at 9 a.m. More...

Sheriff provides more detail to murder case  Free Access 

Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies has released a photo of the man arrested for murder in Midpines on Saturday night. He is also providing more details at this time. More...

Festive tables are set  Free Access 

The Mariposa United Methodist Women's tea is just about to begin its second seating at 2 p.m. The church hall is set with beautiful tables in anticipation. More...

Sixth Street Cinema makes surprise return  Free Access 

Eight months after Sixth Street Cinema closed its doors, the theater has announced a slate of shows starting on Friday evening. More...

Pole-truck collision briefly knocks out power  Free Access 

A man lost control of a red Dodge pickup truck heading north on Darrah Road on Friday morning, destroying a power pole and briefly knocking out power to a wide area. More...

Rain causes hillside slippage  Free Access 

The hillside adjacent to the new turn lane on Highway 49 at Ashworth Road is slip sliding away this morning. More...

Autumn ‘gold rush’

Mariposa County is awash in fall color right now, as trees are turning brilliant shades of amber and gold. More...

Closed campus promotes school culture but smites business

Anyone waiting in line for lunch at one of Mariposa’s restaurants this week probably wasn’t there long. More...

GAZETTE continues free updates

The MARIPOSA GAZETTE’S Web site provides the community with daily updates about local happenings, breaking news and events. What many people may not know is that access to those daily updates is free.  More...

LOCAL ECONOMY

Two stores poised for big expansion

When it opens next year with close to 21,000 square feet, Foster True Value Hardware’s new home will be one of the biggest stores in town.  The county approved plans for the new building on Nov. More...

Local News

Art is the focus in Yosemite

This year along the Merced River corridor a weekend of art and local shopping is planned. More...

Tutors sought

The Mariposa County Library is looking for people who would like to share their love of reading and make a difference in someone’s life by volunteering as tutors in the Read and Succeed adult literacy program. More...

Holiday blues: How to ward off and help with depression

Everything is merry and bright, right?  Well it may look that way, but for many, the holidays are a difficult time emotionally. Some of the hype of the holidays can throw normally stable people into a funk. More...

Letters

Only in Mariposa

I want to write to you about an incident that happened last week. At 6:50 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, my mother was driving toward Bootjack on Highway 49 South in the area of Old Highway and Stockton Creek Road. She hit a deer.  More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Nov. 30   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 

Gary Howell

On Nov. 9, Gary Don Howell passed away at his home in Mariposa after an extended illness. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church takes a trip back in time

The charm of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mariposa is undeniable. This “little white church on the hill” is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and historic it is. More...

Sports

BLESSING RESIGNS

Mariposa snubbed in All-SAL football voting

In voting last week by the coaches in the Southern Athletic League, Mariposa’s Grizzlies landed just a solo All-League selection in senior Jason Scherf while Turlock Christian, a team that was winless this season, garnered three All-SAL player More...

Alumni games christen 2012-13 season

  MCHS alumnus Ian Merzwinzki gets a shot off over the hands of varsity Grizzlies Jason Scherf (left) and Joe Shackelton. More...

Youth basketball begins sign-ups

It is basketball season again and the Mariposa Youth Basketball League (MYBL) is ready to begin its sixth season. MYBL is for boys and girls grades three through six. Sign-ups will be held on Saturday Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon at the MCHS gym. More...

Cathey’s Valley plan passes 4 to 1  Free Access 

A long-debated plan that will regulate development along Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley for years to come was approved by the county on Tuesday night. More...

Clark pleads not guilty to murder charge  Free Access 

Jeffery Clark has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Gordon Crisp on Dec. 1 in the Midpines area. More...

Sheriff IDs murder victim  Free Access 

The man found dead at a Midpines home on Saturday night has been identified. More...

Man arrested for Midpines murder  Free Access 

One man is dead and another sits in the Mariposa County Jail facing murder charges following a Saturday night disturbance in Midpines. More...

Weather closes Park roads for season  Free Access 

The Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are now officially closed for the season. More...

Home Tour welcomes visitors  Free Access 

The 21st annual Friends of the Library Christmas Home Tour is underway, and hosts are busy greeting guests. More...

Caltrans continues to monitor hillside  Free Access 

Caltrans experts are on the way to Mariposa County to assess the situation on Highway 49 at Ashworth Road. More...

Craft show welcomes patrons  Free Access 

The annual Christmas Craft Show, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Mariposa, is in full swing at the fairgrounds right now. More...

Caltrans provides update on hillside  Free Access 

Caltrans officials in Stockton have responded to the Highway 49 situation. More...

Flood watch issued for county  Free Access 

Heavy rain is on the way, and the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood watch for Mariposa County. More...

Preschool thief pleads

The woman accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the Mariposa Preschool Co-op has pleaded no contest to the crime. She entered a plea agreement in Mariposa County Superior Court on Nov. 26.  More...

Turner honored as Veteran of the Year

Mariposa County native, MCHS graduate and decorated soldier Kyle Finley Turner was recently honored for his service to country and community as the Tulare County Veteran of the Year. He received the accolades on Nov. 11 and again on Nov. More...

ELECTIONS OFFICE

Revamp follows plea deal

The board of supervisors on  Tuesday approved a staff reorganization of the county’s Treasurer Tax Collector-County Clerk office that splits one hybrid position into two more specialized jobs.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 19: There was a dog versus goat incident on Highway 49 South. •Deputies took an assault report on Jones Street. •A horse was caught in a cattle guard on Allred Road. •There was a family disturbance on Ben Hur Road.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Nov. 19 to 25  EMS - 6  Fire - 1  Public assist - 2  Auto collision - 1  Spotlight Call of the Week: On Tuesday, Nov. 20, a structure fire in the Bootjack area. More...

Commentary

Our View

The best time for helping—all year

Psychologists call it altruism—or “helping behavior.” It happens when someone takes time to help others without seeking reward or gain.  Letter writer Jay Dowsing provides an example as he describes one couple who pulled over t More...

Gold Rush students give thanks

During the Thanksgiving holiday, we have been reflecting on the many things that we are thankful for. The students wanted to know how they could thank the wonderful people who gave them their school in Greeley Hill. More...

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Can Legislators Handle the Truth?

In the stirring courtroom scene from A Few Good Men, Jack Nicholson’s character responds to a pointed question with, “You can’t handle the truth!”   More...

Milestones

Christmas pageant planned at SCS

On Saturday, Dec. 8, Summit Christian School (SCS) will present its Christmas Pageant and carol sing-along with a dessert social in the gymnasium at New Life Christian Fellowship Church on Cole Road in Mariposa. The festivities begin at 6 p.m.  More...

Thank you

The weekend of Nov. 10, the Cub Scout Pack 94 collected food in front of Pioneer Market. They earned 70 hours of service time while they collected nearly 1,000 pounds of food plus $148 dollars in cash for Manna House.  More...

Thank you

I often forget how small and tight knit our community is until a tragedy or serious event takes place. On Sept. 9, my two boys and daughter-inlaw were involved in a single car accident in the river canyon. More...

Entertainment

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Mariposa

The holidays are offically here. The tryptophan hangover of Thanksgiving is gone, and all signs point to Christmas.  This weekend, Mariposa County has plenty to do in terms of holiday activities. More...

Local residents perform in holiday favorite

Twelve Mariposa residents will be a part of the Merced Civic Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. More...

CCC begins holiday planning

Members of the Coulterville Community Club (CCC) have inventoried supplies and have compiled a list of all of the food and supplies needed for this year’s holiday dinner, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Old Schoolhouse.  More...

Inside Education

Gold Rush celebrates students and Christmas

The community along with parents, grandparents and family are invited to attend the award ceremony for students who have earned awards in academics, citizenship, student of the month at Gold Rush Charter School. More...

Eagle Scouts honored

Three members of Boy Scout Troop 97 were awarded their Eagle Scout ranks at a Court of Honor held Nov. 24. They are pictured, from left, Deven Dearing, Bryce Good and Brandon Collier. More...

Free game admission offered for donations

Anyone who brings a coat to be donated to Coats for Kids or a dress to be donated to the Soroptimists Elegant Dress Closet will gain free entry into any Mariposa County High School home basketball game.  These items are to be brought to the game More...

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