December 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

New year debuts cold and dry  Free Access 

Cold temperatures are keeping the county's snow fresh--despite the fact that rain and snow haven't fallen for more than a week. Love it or not, the crisp temps are slated to last for the foreseeable future. More...

Fatal crash in Merced River Canyon  Free Access 

Monday, Dec. 31,2012 - 8:30 a.m. - The California Highway Patrol is reporting a fatal auto accident in the Merced River Canyon that took the life of a 25-year old on Sunday morning. More...

2012 was a year of loss for all of Mariposa County

The year is coming to a close, and for many in Mariposa County, the sentiment is “good riddance.” Glancing at local headlines from 2012, it’s easy to see why they feel that way.  The year was marked by losses--ones that are sti More...

New developer acquires SilverTip at Fish Camp

A new developer has purchased the 44-acre Fish Camp site that already has county approval for the SilverTip Village hotel, conference center and resort. The county planning department issued conditional use and planned development permits in 2011. More...

Harrison resigns to open spot for Mike McCreary

Candy Harrison, who in November won reelection to the John C. Fremont Healthcare District Board, resigned suddenly on Dec. More...

Local News

Soroptimist backs Mariposa CASA

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a donation to CASA of Mariposa County. More...

Grants are available

The StopWaste Partnership and Reusable Packaging Association are offering grants of up to $30,000 to companies, non-profit organizations, institutions and public agencies that would like to incorporate reusable packaging into their transport and dist More...

Deputy’s dog helps nab Madera County bad guys

Mariposa County’s newest deputy has just one name: “Arthur.” He doesn’t carry a gun or wear a bulletproof vest, but his skills are keen.  Arthur is the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office’s canine. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Dec. 28   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Saulman turns 100

Mariposa’s Helen Saulman will celebrate 100 years of life on Dec. 30. She was born in 1912. More...

Thank you

The Grizzly Quarterback Club would like to thank all of the community members, businesses, friends, family, parents and coaches who supported us with the purchase of a Christmas tree this year. More...

Thank you

Christmas came early this year to Mariposa Elementary School third graders.  Rotary visited MES last week for their annual third grade dictionary giveaway.  All of our third grade students were very excited when they opened their dictionari More...

Entertainment

Renowned chefs return to Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Hotel

The Ahwahnee, a National Historic Landmark and a AAA Four-Diamond hotel in Yosemite National Park, will host its 28th annual Chefs’ Holidays series from Jan. 6 - 31, 2013, offering guests a culinary vacation they will cherish.  More...

New Year’s Eve brings Park fun

Who says there’s nothing to do on New Year’s Eve in the Mariposa area? While some may opt for bigger city fun, there is plenty to be had right here at home.  Yosemite is teeming with revelry from The Ahwahnee Hotel to Wawona.  More...

“Take This Waltz” shows

The film “Take This Waltz” leads the audience, laughing, through the familiar, but uncharted question of what long-term relationships do to love, sex, and self image. More...

County board to swear in new two on Tuesday  Free Access 

Judge F. Dana Walton will swear in new county supervisors John Carrier and Merlin Jones and re-elected supervisor Kevin Cann at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at this week's county board of supervisors meeting. More...

Chamber names 2012 honorees  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce has named its business man, business woman, volunteer and business of the year for 2012. More...

Crash victim identified  Free Access 

Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 - 9:50 a.m. - According to the California Highway Patrol the 25-year old male victim of a fatal automobile crash in the Merced River Canyon was Juan Hernandez-Montalvo of Midpines. More...

"Irregularity" causes momentary power outage on Thursday  Free Access 

An unknown "irregularity" prompted a brief power outage across much of Mariposa County at 9:54 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27. A total of 3,800 households and businesses were affected. More...

GAZETTE Exclusive

Christmas Eve burglary stuns local residents

When a Mariposa family returned home from  Clovis on Dec. 24, they were expecting a quiet night before Christmas. More...

Health department changes its fee schedule

Retiring Mariposa  County Health Officer Dr. Charles Mosher approached the board of supervisors on Tuesday with a request to change some fees on its schedule. The changes will lower some costs and add some new categories.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 17: Petty theft was reported at Darrah Schoolhouse. •An harassment complaint came in from Bullion Street. •A rockslide was blocking Bear Valley Road. •A boulder was on Highway 132.  More...

Commentary

What’s hot and what’s not?

CAL FIRE Madera/Mariposa/Merced Unit would like to remind the public to practice fire safety this holiday season. During this hectic time of year remember fire knows no holiday. More...

Letters

Home Tour succeeds again

Despite the heavy rain on Sunday, Dec. 1, the Friends of the Library (FoL) 21st Annual Christmas Home Tour was once again a successful event and helped to kick off the winter holidays in the community. More...

Lack of love

It is not the guns. It is the mentally unstable. The lack of love and time. More...

Not guns that kill

Why haven’t we heard any more about extraterrestrials? Have they decided we have the mentality of a grasshopper compared to them? Their space crafts have been seen flying alongside military and commercial aircraft by their pilots. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Audrey Noel

Audrey Marie Noel was born April 10, 1933 to Marie and Bernard Giannell in Oakland and resided in San Leandro. She passed away on Dec. 9.  More...

Ruth Hecker

Ruth Hecker, a resident of the Mariposa and Ahwahnee areas for over 30 years, passed away, passed away Dec. 14. More...

Zola Walker

Zola Irene Davis was born in Spur, Texas on Oct. 10, 1918. She passed away Dec. 20.  More...

Sports

Bruins trample Mariposa, 53-33

Coming off of a narrow 68-64 non-league victory over Dos Palos last Tuesday, Mariposa’s Grizzlies traveled to Riverbank last Friday night, and they were tagged with a 20-point defeat as the Bruins posted a 53-33 nonleague win.  More...

Grapplers throw Yosemite

In their recent nonleague match against Yosemite High School of Oakhurst, Mariposa’s varsity wrestling team pinned a 54-30 defeat on its opponent.  At 113 pounds, Mariposa’s Sebastian Padua won by a quick pin in the first round. More...

Lady Grizzlies win

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ basketball team recorded a 47-23 non-league victory over Tioga last Tuesday to move their record to 4-5 on the season.  The Lady Grizzlies jumped out to an 18-4 advantage in the first quarter and held a 22-1 More...

Inside Education

Moore wins SPCA essay contest

The SPCA of Mariposa County has announced the winner of its 2012 "Thanks to the Animals'' Thanksgiving 2012 children's essay contest. More...

MCHS students get in the holiday spirit

Mariposa County High School classes decorated Christmas trees just before the holiday break. More...

Grizzlies collect cans for Manna House

Mariposa County High School students donated hundreds of cans of food to be donated to Manna House. The Associated Student Body officers are pictured with some of the food students collected. More...

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