January 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter weather advisory issued  Free Access 

After a few weeks of beautiful weather, it appears winter will return tomorrow. More...

Burglars abound: Two more arrested  Free Access 

There have been two more arrests for burglary--bringing the total to five in the past two days. This time, the accused are suspected of the crime at Pioneer Market. More...

Park outages set in Yosemite area  Free Access 

Beginning Feb. 6 through March 1, there will be short unscheduled electric outages throughout Yosemite Valley and the El Portal Trailer Court. More...

Rummage sale shoppers find treasures  Free Access 

The St. Joseph's Church annual rummage sale is well under way, and shoppers are in a treasure-hunting frenzy. More...

Phony cops busted for burglary in Hunters Valley

Portraying oneself as an officer of the law-- paticularly when you are a criminal--is a bad idea. Two men recently found just how bad an idea and are now in custody at the Mariposa County Jail. On Jan. More...

Boom! Bomb squad detonates old dynamite

Monday was a pretty exciting day for Arlyne Boyer and her daughter, Marcy. More...

Congressman McClintock plans new Yosemite legislation

The county’s new representative in Congress presented his original and controversial views on tourism and reducing traffic backups at Yosemite National Park entrances in an interview with the GAZETTE last week.  More...

Local News

Soroptimist donates to Mariposa’s Heritage House

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a donation to Mariposa Heritage House, an addiction support service facility for the community of Mariposa.  More...

Flu is here, but impact is minimal

Public health officials all over the United States have been warning everyone in California that the flu was coming, and now it appears it has. Mariposa County Public Health Officer Dr. More...

Board approves hazard mitigation plan

On Jan. 22, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors approved the first ever Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. After two years of intensive planning, review, and revisions this 1,000-page document was adopted by Mariposa County.  More...

Letters

Good Samaritan

We would like to extend a warm thanks to the woman who allowed us to use her cell phone on Jan. 2 at the Pioneer Market parking lot.  More...

Litter is an ongoing problem

There are no signs to acknowledge who is picking up the filth that is routinely thrown on the beautiful, three-plus mile stretch of Yaqui Gulch Road, but it is nevertheless, most gratifying.  With the exception of downtown Mariposa, litter is an More...

Letter to the auditor

Dear Mr. Davis:  Thank you for everything you've done and will do. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Eleanor Raney Keuning

A golden voice was silenced in the early morning hours of Jan. More...

Dean Fogh

Dean was born on Feb. 20, 1941 in Oakland. While growing up, he developed an interest in Boy Scouts, competition shooting, fishing, and electronics. He attended Oakland City High School, then Oakland City College.  More...

Pierre Anderson

Pierre Fletcher Anderson, born July 16, 1924, died Jan. 19. He was the son of George and Edith (Cliff) Anderson and brother to Judge Anderson, all deceased. Born in Southern California, Pierre graduated from Beverly Hills High School. More...

Entertainment

26th Storytelling Festival returns to Mariposa in March

Looking forward to a well-told story? The Mariposa County Arts Council will present the 26th Mariposa Storytelling Festival, March 8 through 10. More...

MCS hosts ‘Love Fest at the Bug’ fundraiser

Mountain Crisis Services (MCS) will be returning to the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort for its annual February fundraising event, coming up Saturday, Feb. 9.  More...

GAZETTE lists area showtimes

Continuing this weekend, “The Last Stand” sees former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneggar return to the screen as sheriff Ray Owens. More...

Inside Education

Boosters plan for Sober Grad Night

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Boosters Club continue to prepare for the 2013 Sober Grad Night event. Each year, volunteers of the Boosters Club run this event to honor the year's graduating class. More...

Kids First Foundation looks back on 2012

The highlight of 2012 for the Mariposa County Schools Foundation was when they decided to give each teacher in Mariposa County Schools a check for $100 to use at their discretion for classroom materials. That amounted to over $12,000.  More...

State adopts new math standards

The State Board of Education last week voted to modify the California Additions to the adopted Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM).  More...

Grizzlies top TC  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School varsity Grizzlies topped Turlock Christian on Wednesday night, 58-50. More...

Mitchell arrest clarified  Free Access 

In the Feb. 7 edition of the Mariposa Gazette, a story about a burglary arrest incorrectly named one of those arrested as a suspect. More...

Big weather changes expected  Free Access 

For anyone who has been enjoying the nearly spring-like temperatures lately, the coming weather change might be a little shocking. More...

Hantavirus antibodies found in at least one Yosemite worker  Free Access 

At least one Yosemite National Park worker who gave blood in October has come up positive for the Sin Nombre strain that causes deadly hantavirus, California Department of Public Health spokesman Matt Conens has told the GAZETTE. More...

Mariposa team wins state championship again

The Mariposa County High School FFA natural resources team repeated as the state champions after winning the finals at Reedley College on Jan. 26. More...

Fifth suspect enters plea

The fifth suspect in the California State Mining and Mineral Museum robbery on Sept. 28, 2012, has made his first appearance in court. Michael Anthony Gomes, 43, of Citrus Heights was in Mariposa County Superior Court on Jan. 24. More...

Two men booked on sex crime charges

Two Mariposa County men have been arrested for unrelated sex crimes. One of them remains in custody and the other has posted bail.  Forrest Monk, 56, of Coulterville was arrested by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s SAFE Unit on Jan. 25.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 21: •Grand theft was reported on Indian Peak Road. •There was a domestic dispute on Highway 49 South. •Threats were investigated on Granite Springs Road.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Jan. 21 through 27  EMS - 7  Fire - 1 escaped control burn  Public assist - 6  Auto collision - 3  MCFD would like to remind all residents to call the Burn Day Information Line at 966-1200 prior to burning. More...

Commentary

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTES

Air pollution

A lot of traditional public health deals with very small things that hurt our health: nicotine molecules, bacteria and viruses. Can’t see any of them with the naked eye. More...

Winter safety reminder

Very recently a friend of mine went missing for nearly 24 hours. The weather was pleasant enough to warrant a drive so off on a solo journey to enjoy the day. Before I go on, I want to share that my friend did in fact return home safely.  More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Feb. 1   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

DeLaMare celebrates 97 years of the good life

A small group of family and friends gathered for lunch to celebrate Marge DeLaMare's 97th birthday on Saturday, Jan. 19.  More...

Thank you

On behalf of the Mariposa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who made generous donations and contributions to the 2012 Kops for Kids Christmas toy drive. More...

Thank you

To the people at Fremont Hospital and Home Hospice involved in the care of Ruth Hecker, the words “thank you” hardly seem enough. For our family, you were the answer to our prayers.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Duo takes Yosemite skiing to the extreme

Jason Torlano knows Yosemite in a way few others do. Climbers from around the world ascend routes on the Valley’s walls during the warmer months. Torlano’s been there, done that. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Cookin’ in the Country

A lmost half of American adults say they need to change their diets so they can improve overall healthfulness, according to a 2012 survey by The NPD Group. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies thrash Denair

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ basketball team ran away from Denair Monday night in their Southern Athletic League match. The Lady Grizzlies rolled to a lopsided 51-24 victory to move their SAL mark to 7-2 on the season. More...

Grizzlies down Wildcats, 71-63

With 19 points from freshman standout Brad Chambers, Mariposa’s young varsity basketball squad avenged its leagueopening loss to Waterford last Friday night, topping the Wildcats, 71-63 in an important Southern Athletic League clash. More...

Golden Grapplers clamp Chowchilla

Mariposa’s senior Golden Grapplers wrestling club traveled to Chowchilla last Friday for their first team competition of the season. Mariposa won every match wrestled by way of pin, with the exception of one, which was won by a major decision. More...

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