December 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Small plane may be down in Yosemite  Free Access 

A single-engine aircraft piloted by a man in his mid-60s went missing in Yosemite National Park around 12:30 p.m. on Monday. Park search-and-rescue crews are searching for the craft and pilot Nicol Wilson--who disappeared near North Dome. More...

Mist Trail closes for season  Free Access 

Yosemite's Mist Trail has closed for the winter as of Dec. 18. More...

Solo crash on Highway 140 injures one  Free Access 

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 -- 9:15 a.m. -- Before 9 a.m. this morning emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Highway 140 just east of Triangle Road. More...

Moretti sentenced to 10 years in prison  Free Access 

In Mariposa County Superior Court this morning, Mary Patricia Moretti, who embezzled over $102,000 from Mariposa County while employed in the tax collectors office received her sentence. More...

Murder hearing delayed

Jeffery L. Clark,  51, of Midpines has made his second appearance in Mariposa County Superior Court. Clark, who is charged in the Dec. 1 murder of Gordon Crisp, had a new attorney appointed to him on Dec. More...

PUBLIC HEALTH

Coming flu season could be a big one

Local health officials are bracing for what could be one of the bigger flu seasons of recent years.  This week, flu viruses were hitting Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas hard.  An early season in the south often portends a severe o More...

Scheme might keep Met open

It’s a season of scrambling for area theater boosters.  As Mariposa organizers hustle to keep Sixth Street Cinema running, three Oakhurst cinephiles are pitching a plan to reopen The Met.  The five-screen Oakhurst moviehouse shut in N More...

GAZETTE lists holiday deadline schedule

The MARIPOSA GAZETTE has announced its deadline changes for the upcoming holidays.  The editorial deadline for article submission into the Dec. 27 newspaper is Tuesday, Dec. More...

Local News

Habitat launches new toolbox fund

Dr. Tim Barnes, who recently donated $500 for Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County’s new tool fund, is willing to donate another $500 if that total can be matched by other donations from the community.  More...

Accused murderers make court appearance

The three men accused of killing Gerald Fontes of Madera appeared in Mariposa County Superior Court on Dec. 4. More...

BUILDING COMMUNITY

Habitat home is seeking a family

Mariposa County’s Habitat for Humanity chapter is approaching a milestone in the group’s history. The year 2013 will see the charity raise its second home for a partner family. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Dec. 14   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 

Chuck Schiff

Chuck Schiff, 50, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Modesto Memorial Hospital from complications stemming from a long-time history of asthma. More...

Kevin Robinson

Kevin Robinson passed away from an unexpected heart attack on Thursday evening, Dec. 6, just four months after his mother Lynne’s passing from pancreatic cancer. Kevin was extremely family orientated, a devoted son, father and husband. More...

Dennis L. Standlee

Dennis L. Standlee was born in 1957 and passed on Nov. 27. More...

Entertainment

Band prepares for holiday concert and thanks supporters

Over the years, one of the features of community parades and events were the Mariposa County High School band members in green and gold--from the sweltering fair parade to the rain and chill of this year’s Christmas Parade.  More...

Inside Education

Gold Rush collects box tops for education

Greeley Hill Gold Rush Charter Parent Teacher Community Club has announced that the school is now a box top collection center. Every box top collected will bring in funds for the school.   More...

Voice of Democracy winner

Shelby Mandeville (left), a junior at MCHS, receives the first place award for this year's Voice of Democracy speech contest. More...

MES Terrific Kids for hard work

The Mariposa Elementary School Terrific Kids for hard work in grades one through five are pictured above. More...

Breaking News - 12/19/2012 11:52 AM

Harrison resigns from healthcare board  Free Access 

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 - 11:50 a.m. - Candy Harrison, who on Nov. 6 was reelected to a position on the John C. Fremont Healthcare District Board of Directors, has resigned, according to the office of CEO David Hill. More...

Bloodmobile comes to town  Free Access 

Officials have declared a severe shortage of blood and blood products, and Mariposa is answering the call. More...

Snow dances worked: Badger opens Friday  Free Access 

All the snow dancing in Mariposa County has worked. Delaware Parks and Resorts at Yosemite has announced that Badger Pass will open on Friday, Dec. 21. More...

Baby, it's cold outside  Free Access 

Two days before the official start of winter, temperatures plummeted into the mid-20s around Mariposa County. More...

Reception set for retiring supervisors  Free Access 

A public reception to recognize Supervisors Jim Allen and Lyle Turpin will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the Mariposa County Government Center. More...

Badger Pass Nordic ski center is open  Free Access 

Badger Pass's Nordic ski center and trail system opened for the season on Saturday, Dec. 15. With 8-12 inches of snow expected above 5,000 ft. by Wednesday, the ski area's downhill facilities are expected to open this week. More...

DETAILS EMERGE

Fifth suspect sought in museum robbery

When the four men accused of robbing the California State  Mining and Mineral Museum sat in court on Tuesday morning, it was for a routine hearing. The foursome’s preliminary hearing was confirmed for Jan. More...

Mariposa County Health Department workers Margarita King (left) and Connie Ludolph administer a flu shot to Megan Harris

  Mariposa County Health Department workers Margarita King (left) and Connie Ludolph administer a flu shot to Megan Harris at a vaccine clinic last October. |align=left|width=250|height=210|link=node] More...

Community backs Fair Foundation

Just before fair time last August, the MARIPOSA  GAZETTE put out a challenge to local businesses.  If the businesses purchased an advertisement in the fair program, half of all proceeds would be given to the Mariposa County Friends of the F More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 3: A burglar alarm was sounding on Bullion Street. •Grand theft was reported on Highway 49 South. •There was a hit and run accident on Homestead Road. •An harassment report came in from Oakridge Road.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Dec. 3 to 9 EMS - 8 Fire - 0 Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision - 0   MCFD would like to recognize that there were no structure fires, vegetations fires, escape control burns, or motor vehicle accidents last week.   More...

Letters

Scolds Caltrans

Kudos to Jill Ballinger (MARIPOSA GAZETTE) for her editorial concerning Caltrans’ neglect of Mariposa County with their “completed” project on Highway 49 South near Ashworth Road. More...

Unfortunate situation

It seems quite remarkable that public sentiment, respect for ethical conduct and building codes have little to do with the unfortunate mobile home situation at 4354 Buckeye Road.  Considerable effort is still ongoing to reinstall this unfit, dou More...

Question of ethics

I want to share with the Mariposa County taxpayers the letter I sent to Sarah Williams in advance of the final hearing on the board's version of the Cathey’s Valley Community Plan (CVP). More...

Milestones

PBC Choir presents Christmas concert

The Ponderosa Basin Chapel Choir presents Heaven’s Human Word, a Christmas concert celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.  The Chapel Choir and two small ensembles will perform a variety of musical selections with themes of hope and antici More...

Thank you

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers would like to thank the Mariposa community for all of their support during this year. More...

‘Toys for tats’ helps kids

The 209 Tattoo Saloon Company is sponsoring a “toys for tats” event. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Howser dug “California’s Gold” in Mariposa and Park

The news that “California’s Gold” and other Huell Howser productions are ending has sparked surprise and a trace of nostalgia across the state.  Huell’s affection for Yosemite and the Mother Lode resulted in 20 shows set More...

Sports

Bears name most valuable players

Mariposa Youth Football held its end of the season banquet last Friday night. The junior varsity most valuable player is Maleah Appling (left). More...

Grizzlies lose two of three in Atwater tourney

Mariposa’s varsity boys’ basketball team dropped two of three contests last weekend at the Save Mart Classic basketball tournament held in Atwater.  The Grizzlies fell to the Atwater Falcons last Thursday, 63-45, whipped Big Valley C More...

Junior varsity drops pair in tournament

In the Save Mart Classic basketball tournament held in Atwater last week, Mariposa’s junior varsity boys’ basketball team dropped two of three games to leave it with a 1-4 early season record.  More...

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