January 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Park offers free admission  Free Access 

n celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Yosemite National Park will offer free admission into the park on Monday, Jan. 21. The fee free waiver is for all visitors in honor of the holiday. More...

First the cold, then some warming  Free Access 

A low temperature around 19 degrees was forecast for Friday night, with the Mariposa mercury staying below 40 degrees until Sunday afternoon. Some locals like the chill, others could do without it, a check around town suggests. More...

New supervisors take oath

Judge F. Dana Walton swears in Mariposa County Board of Supervisors members Merlin Jones (from left), Kevin Cann and John Carrier on Tuesday. More...

MCHS reopens campus

For the first time since late last November, Mariposa County High School students are allowed to leave campus at lunch again. The open campus policy resumed on Jan. More...

Man arrested on multiple charges

Last Friday, Shaun Anderson was arrested at his mother’s home in the 3500 block of Creek View Drive on charges of dissuading a witness from testifying, making terrorist threats, elder abuse, and brandishing a weapon.  More...

Local News

Area Audubon group releases Christmas Bird Count numbers

Annual Christmas bird counts last month in Mariposa, Oakhurst and Yosemite yielded fewer birds than last year, yet organizers of the three local events nonetheless judged them successful-- and, as always, fun. More...

Lions plan crab feed

The Mariposa Lions Club will have its annual crab fee on Feb. 2, 2013, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Take-outs will be available from 5 to 6 p.m. The no-host bar opens at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. More...

Chamber honors those who persevered

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce has chosen its man, woman, business and volunteer of the year. All will be honored at the chamber’s installation and awards dinner on Jan. More...

Datebook

Datebook

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

Milestones

Thank you

Thank you to the following businesses and 4-H friends for donating items for the silent auction at Achievement Night.  More...

Sorority sisters celebrate Bracebridge

The celebrated Bracebridge Christmas extravaganza held at the Ahwahnee Hotel each year was the destination of Delta Nu Iota members in December.  They attended the very popular dress rehearsal and were treated to all of the heraldic sights and s More...

Sierra Lifestyles

April meteorite shook up Sierra— but made history

Across California’s Gold Country, an ominous rumble startled residents on the morning of April 22, 2012. High over the Sierra, a small asteroid about three yards wide burrowed into Earth’s atmosphere. More...

Inside Education

Farm Bureau offers college scholarship

It’s time again to apply for the Mariposa County Farm Bureau scholarship program. More...

4-H lists winners

The annual 4-H Achievement Night was held Nov. 4. More...

Council seeks young artists

The Mariposa County Arts Council will present its annual Young Master’s Youth Exhibition this February at the Treetop Gallery. More...

Supervisors oppose Yosemite ice rink removal proposal  Free Access 

Three Mariposa County supervisors said on Tuesday they want Yosemite Valley's ice rink to stay--despite its place on a list of items proposed for removal as part of the Park's Merced River Plan. More...

Temperatures bottom out at Tuolumne Meadows  Free Access 

It has been unusually cold in Mariposa, but it's downright balmy compared to the lows at Tuolumne Meadows. More...

Grizzlies host Gustine tonight  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School boys' basketball teams host Gustine Red's tonight in the Loyd Hobby Gymnasium. More...

MCUSD announces two hour delay  Free Access 

School district posts two hour delay for Friday morning.

The Mariposa County school district has posted a two-hour delay for tomorrow morning. More...

Weather snarls traffic on Highway 140  Free Access 

Icy roads are causing problems for drivers heading into Mariposa right now. More...

Troubling changes seen in crime stats

Mariposa County residents enjoy a level of safety that most other Californians would envy. There is concern, however, about the future, as last year’s crime statistics show some disturbing changes.  More...

Long-awaited effort unveils history signs

Three new bronze plaques affixed to downtown buildings are telling locals and visitors about Mariposa’s history.  Unveiled last week by the town’s Historic Plaque Committee, the signs are a cooperative effort of the committee, the lo More...

Readers choose the ‘best’

Readers of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE have spoken, and their choices for “Best of the Best” in Mariposa County are made. The following are the winner’s in the annual competition.  More...

Prefered Yosemite plan would up camp spaces

The longawaited Merced  River Plan “prefered alternative” that could guide development and restoration in Yosemite Valley for decades to come was unveiled on Tuesday.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 31: A report of harassment was received from Bullion Street. • Petty theft was reported on Coakley Circle. • A call was received from 10th Street in Mariposa reporting forgery. More...

Commentary

Our View

Aiming high for 2013

The new year is under way, and for many reasons, Mariposa County can be glad that 2012 is over. As referenced in the Dec. 27 edition, the year just ended was one of loss. More...

Letters

Respond to Mills

Kathy Mills' letter in the Dec. 27 GAZETTE blames the Newtown, Conn. shootings on a lack of love by the shooters' parents and said a parent should stay home with the kids.  More...

Keeping dogs safe

We have lived in Mariposa nearly 13 years and love dogs. More...

Responds to Ball

Regarding Sheldon Ball’s letter (Jan. 3) in which he states that schools do not teach honesty, morality, ethics and the Golden Rule: Mr. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Paul Hudak

Paul Hudak was born in Youngstown, Ohio on Oct. 8, 1930. He died on Dec. 29, 2012 in Mariposa at the age of 82. A memorial celebration was held at his home in Mariposa on Saturday, Jan. 5, attended by friends and family. More...

Donald George Brown, Jr.

Donald George Brown was born Dec. 24, 1925, and left this world on Dec. 28.  He was born in Southern California. More...

Deshaies service announced

The memorial service for James "Tuck" Deshaies will be held at noon on Jan. 12 at the Sonora Fairgrounds, Sierra Building.   More...

Sports

Grizzlies down Delhi  Free Access 

Thursday evening, Mariposa downed Delhi's Hawks, 56-42, to move their record in Southern Athletic League play. More...

Lady Grizzlies bounce to 2-0 league start

On Monday night, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ basketball squad posted its second straight Southern Athletic League victory, a convincing 53-23 win over Denair, to bolt to 2-0 in league play.  Last Thursday, the Lady Grizzlies opened the More...

Junior varsity whips Wildcats

In their Southern Athletic League opener last Friday night, Mariposa’s junior varsity boys’ hardcourt crew upended Waterford, 62-46.  The young Grizzlies gained a 29-19 advantage to close out the first half, and spread that margin in More...

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