February 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

MCUSD calls snow day  Free Access 

Due to the winter storm that has clogged roadways and created hazardous driving conditions, today, Wednesday, Feb. 20, is a snow day for all Mariposa County public schools. More...

Four children injured in school bus crash  Free Access 

Late Tuesday afternoon, emergency personnel responded to a traffic accident in Greeley Hill that involved a school bus. More...

Winter weather advisories updated  Free Access 

The National Weather Service has just updated its warning for the coming storm. More...

Lady Grizzlies' season ends with 61-59 loss  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School Lady Grizzlies basketball team lost a close one on Friday night, ending their 2012-13 campaign. More...

Lady Grizzlies host Hilmar tonight  Free Access 

Mariposa County High School's Lady Grizzly basketball team opens playoff action tonight at home. More...

CRIME WATCH

Children rescued from squalid, drug infested home

A Mariposa woman was arrested on Feb. 7, and her children have been taken by Child Protective Services (CPS). The kids, ages 1 and 3, were exposed to filthy living conditions and allnight parties.  More...

WASTEWATER VIOLATION

Report: fix for Yosemite West needed before 2014

Less than six months after the state water board issued a violation at Yosemite West, Mariposa’s grand jury is recommending a “top priority” push to fix the problem.  County staff and elected officials agreed last week to charg More...

Local News

Master Gardeners talk edible gardens

Mariposa Master Gardeners will present a free public workshop on edible landscapes Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon in the county board of supervisors chambers, 5100 Bullion Street. More...

Hornitos gets ready for 64th enchilada feed

Community preparations are underway for the big celebration of the 64th annual Hornitos Enchilada Dinner to be held in historic Hornitos on Saturday, March 2 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at Golden Stag Hall.  More...

Scout’s Eagle project

Local Boy Scout Kahleb Kelsey wants to hear from local veterans for his Eagle project with Troop 97.  Kelsey grew up with military bases and traditions. He is currently a candidate for both Annapolis Naval Academy and the U.S. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Feb. 15   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Will Lord and Mariah Tate have announced the birth if their son, Brody Coleman Lord. He was born on Dec. 18, 2012 at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. More...

Not by Bread Alone

Noreen Green and Mary Britt are surrounded by tables of free clothing at the Not By Bread Alone Mariposa Outreach Saturday, Feb. More...

Thank you

I was recently in the John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa recovering from hip replacement surgery. I could never begin to express my appreciation for all the wonderful care I received during my stay there.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Business launch ends job search

In Nov. 2011, Michael Rieux was pounding the pavement, looking for any kind of work.  Today, he and wife Cristina are moving forward with their small business, Safe Save Supplies.  Many folks have thought about starting a business. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies finish at 10-4, playoffs loom

Junior Shea Williams has become one of the most prolific scorers in the Southern Athletic League this season, and Monday evening was no exception.  In closing out their regular SAL campaign against Ripon Christian on the Lady Knights’ cour More...

Griz claim SAL tourney

Last Saturday, Mariposa’s varsity wrestling team capped a successful season by winning the Southern Athletic League (SAL) tournament. More...

Mariposa upsets Le Grand, 59-47

On the 23-point outburst of sophomore Dillon Acker-James, Mariposa’s varsity boys’ basketball squad upended Le Grand on the Bulldog’s home court, 59-47, last Friday night.  The victory avenged an earlier Southern Athletic Leagu More...

CHP says speed was a factor in bus crash  Free Access 

The California Highway Patrol now says that driving too fast for conditions was a factor in Tuesday afternoon's school bus crash near Coulterville. More...

Multiple Twitter accounts hacked  Free Access 

Twitter accounts for officials with Yosemite National Park and the local Chamber of Commerce, the MARIPOSA GAZETTE and others were hijacked on Wednesday, with junk messages sent to account followers. More...

Dawn brings spectacular scenes  Free Access 

After Tuesday evening's storm, much of Mariposa County awoke covered in a blanket of white. More...

MCUSD calls two-hour delay for Wednesday  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Unified School District has called a two-hour delay for buses for Wednesday morning, Feb. 20. More...

Road work on Crystal Aire causes delays  Free Access 

Mariposa County will be performing work on Crystal Aire Drive that could cause delays of up to one hour. More...

Winter storm watch put in place  Free Access 

Today may be sunny and warm, but by early tomorrow morning, a winter storm is expected to change that drastically. More...

Warm today, cooler and rainy next week  Free Access 

Temperatures hit 78 degrees in El Portal on Friday, and Saturday should be warm too. Expect cooler weather on Sunday, however, with rain and a much colder pattern coming next week. More...

Bloodmobile comes to town next week  Free Access 

The administration and staff of John C. Fremont Hospital invite everyone to join them in helping save lives by participating in a blood drive on Thursday, Feb. 21. More...

Caltrans moves forward with two slide alternatives

Caltrans officials gave a brief update on the permanent restoration plans for Highway 140 at the Ferguson Rockslide on Tuesday morning. At the board of supervisors’ meeting, they quickly outlined a timeline for the project.  More...

Frosty response greets McClintock’s Park plan

Local people aren’t sold on Representative Tom Mc-  Clintock’s plan to turn local shops, restaurants and lodging into mini-visitor centers for Yosemite National Park.  More...

Deputies nab two booze burglars at Pioneer

Two young men from Merced  County found themselves visiting Mariposa County for longer than expected after being caught stealing alcohol at Pioneer Market on Feb. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 4: There was a combative patient on Hospital Road. •Harassment was reported on Highway 140. •There was a burglary on Sixth Street. •A possible chimney fire was reported on Lopa Road.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Mariposa County Fire Response Log  Feb. 4 through 10 EMS - 7 Fire - 0 Public assist - 2 Auto collision - 0   More...

Commentary

California bullet tax would backfire

If you want to grow government these days, it seems the fashionable thing to do is invent new taxes. Two years ago, legislators conjured up an illegal fire “fee.” Last year, they invented a confusing new lumber tax. More...

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

The shameful history of parcel taxes

California homeowners are hearing more and more about “parcel taxes.” Either they recently suffered sticker shock when they opened their property tax bill to see a “parcel tax” that they weren’t expecting or they have fo More...

Letters

Ideas for building

The old Masonic Lodge Building on Sixth Street (the big white two-story building behind Savoury's) will soon become available to the public. What community center services would you like to see offered in the very large rehabilitated rebuilding? More...

Appalled by McClintock

I appreciate the GAZETTE interviewing Representative Tom McClintock and publishing part of it in your pages. But after reading the interview, I was appalled. More...

Stroke of genius?

Stroke of genius? More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Sara Jane Kendall Hogg

Sara Jane Kendall Hogg, a loving human being, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and so much, much more, passed away Jan. 28. She was born Sept. More...

Jane Neal Sharp

Jane Neal Sharp died Jan. 20 in Valley Park, Mo., quietly in her sleep at age 91.  She was born to Ray C. Neal and Margaret White Neal on  Oct. 26, 1921, in Buffalo, N.Y.  Mrs. More...

Entertainment

Cousin Jack Winter Fest makes encore run

The Cousin Jack Music Foundation presents the second annual Cousin Jack Winter Fest on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Building “A” Mariposa County Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with a great musician line up.  More...

Novak appears at Storytelling Festival

The Mariposa County Arts Council’s, 26th Storytelling Festival, March 8 through 10, will present a lineup of six nationally known storytellers, full of tales to tweak your humor and surround your imagination with the simple power of the spoken More...

Golden Chain Theatre opens spring auditions

The Golden Chain Theatre's spring production of “Harvey by Mary Chase!” is planning for auditions. Those interested can audition for this classic, telling the story of Elwood P. More...

Inside Education

Keeton wins the El Portal Geographic Bee

Sydney Keeton, a seventh grade student at El Portal School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee. More...

SFCS students build ‘Little Free Libraries’

Students in Sierra Foothill Charter School's fifth through eighth grade service learning rotation are teaming up to build “Little Free Libraries.” What are Little Free Libraries? More...

MCHS presents The Little Mermaid

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. More...

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