February 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

School board changes meeting time  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees has changed the time for its March 13 special meeting. More...

"The Little Mermaid" sells out on opening night  Free Access 

The line was long, and some were turned away from the opening night of "The Little Mermaid" at Mariposa County High School. More...

Home burns in basin

Multiple Mariposa County fire units responded with CALFIRE crews to a structure fire on Harris Cutoff Road in Ponderosa Basin on Tuesday evening. More...

Local couple and son arrested on pot charges

Merced County authorities paid a visit to Mariposa County on Tuesday, and they weren’t sight-seeing. The Merced County STAR team served search warrants in Mariposa and Merced counties, and went home with three people in custody.  More...

Man charged with sex crime on minor girl

A 24-year-old La Grange man is behind bars for having sex with a girl under age 18. Chad Warwick was booked into the Mariposa County Jail on Feb. 25. More...

Suspected meth sales land three people in jail

Three Mariposa residents are behind bars following a bust last week. More...

Local News

Sierra Art Trails issues call to artists

The 11th annual Sierra Art Trails Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct.  More...

Marten-like fisher rebounds in Sierra

After experiencing years of population decline on the West Coast, a recent study examining fisher populations found that—at least in the southern Sierra Nevada— the animal's numbers appear to be stable.  More...

Gold Rush Dinner nears

Soroptimist International of Mariposa will hold its Annual Gold Rush Dinner and Dance on Saturday March 23, at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, Sequoia Room.  More...

Commentary

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

The Boredom Factor

Gov. Brown recently stated that he found the scandal involving the state Parks and Recreation Agency concealing millions of taxpayer dollars to be “boring.” Perhaps the governor’s remark explains much more than he intended.   More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, March 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

Birth Announcement

Bill and Pat Perry of Mariposa have announced the birth of their granddaughter, Olivia Grace Perry, born on Jan. 20, in Merced. Olivia weighed eight pounds, two ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Engagement

Cross - Lombard

Dave and Christy Lombard have announced the engagement of their son, Jacob, to Julia Marie Cross. Jacob and Julia met in San Luis Obispo while attending school there. More...

Thank you

The students, teachers, and parents of Mariposa Preschool Co-op thank the Charles Street Dinner House, Raymond and Jenny Newman for hosting our preschool fundraiser on Feb. 18. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

MCHS play takes the audience ‘under the sea’

It’s hard to believe that Disney’s mega-hit “The Little Mermaid” opened in theaters more than 24 years ago. Now, the stage version of the tale is coming to Mariposa County High School.  More...

Entertainment

‘Buddy’ rocks Sonora

“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” live theatre’s wildly popular rock ‘n’ roll musical, is about to explode onto Sierra Repertory Theatre’s East Sonora stage.  More...

Lloyd brings music to stories at 26th festival

Mariposa County Arts Council’s, 26th Storytelling Festival, March 8 and 9, will feature six talented and well know storytellers from across the nation. More...

Cinema screens symphony event

The Sixth Street Cinema will screen a special symphony event from Berlin, starring famed conductor Gustavo Dudamel, and hosted by Mariposa Symphony conductor, Les Marsden, on Sunday March 17, at 4 and 7 p.m.  More...

Storm begins unsettled weather period  Free Access 

Rain and snow are forecast to linger over Mariposa County through Friday night. Mountain areas above 5,000 ft. may see from 5 to 10 inches of snow through Wednesday night, with additional amounts possible through Friday. More...

Crash causes minor injuries  Free Access 

A traffic accident on Wednesday evening left two people with minor injuries. More...

Board fails to ratify layoff resolution  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees failed to pass a resolution that would have laid off 17 teachers at its special meeting Tuesday night. More...

It’s party time in Hornitos

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...

SEQUESTRATION

Federal budget bottleneck may force Park cuts

If forced spending cuts take effect following the March 1 deadline set by Congress, Yosemite National Park will experience some unpleasant belttightening. More...

County will weigh TOT

Mariposa County has a goose that lays a giant golden egg each year. More...

YOSEMITE PLANNING

Tram tours removed in Mariposa Grove plan

Concessionaireoperated tram tours will be a thing of the past if a redesign for amenities at the Park’s biggest sequoia grove are implemented. The plan was unveiled this week by Yosemite National Park planners. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 18: A loud music complaint came in from Parmabelle Road. •There was a grass fire on Triangle Road. •Unfit living conditions were reported on Ben Hur Road. •There was a suspicious person on Carter Road.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Feb. 18 through 24  EMS - 5  Fire - 1 escaped burn pile  Public assist - 4  Auto collision - 2  Spotlight Call of the Week: On Tuesday, Feb. 19, a school bus went over the embankment in Coulterville. More...

Computer ‘malware’ is suspect in security breach

Twitter accounts connected to the local Chamber of Commerce, the MARIPOSA GAZETTE and others were hijacked last week, with junk messages sent to account followers.  According to information on Twitter's Web site, changing an account's password More...

Letters

Meeting correction

Thank you for printing my comments on the Merced River Plan in last week’s GAZETTE. I would like to make a correction. The time for the public meeting at the government center on March 7 is 5 p.m.  More...

Worthy accomplishments

Thank God and thank the GAZETTE (Jan. More...

Ewing Wing

Last week's GAZETTE article about the impending closure of the nursing home facility at J.C. Fremont Hospital, the Ewing Wing, I believe deserves additional background.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Margaret Woolson

Margaret Woolson of Mariposa died unexpectedly, but peacefully, on Feb. 21. She was 78. Mrs. Woolson was born Jan. 31, 1935, in Burbank. She was very involved with her church, Ruby’s Red Hats and the Mariposa Garden Club. More...

Peter John Walker

Peter John "Pete" Walker, age 56, of Big Bear Lake, passed into the eternal embrace of Christ our Lord and Heavenly Father on Feb. 16.  More...

James ‘Jimmy’ Phillips

James (Jimmy) Lester Phillips left this Earth to be with our Lord on Feb. 17, surrounded by family and friends. Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, Lester “Hoot” Phillips; his sister, Marilyn; and brother-in-law, Forrest Ward. More...

Sports

Golden Grapplers claim championship

After a full day of wrestling, Mariposa’s senior Golden Grapplers wrestling club returned with the 2013 Northern Merced County Wrestling League championship.  More...

Liberty Ranch whips Grizzlies

In their first round contest of the Sac- Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs, Mariposa’s Grizzlies were smothered by Liberty Ranch, 75-48.  The Grizzlies trailed, 43-21, at the intermission and could never close the gap. More...

Lifeguard training set

A lifeguard training course is scheduled for April 27 and 28 and May 4 and 5 in Mariposa. It takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all four days.  The class will be offered at the Mariposa town pool, and is open to those 15 years old and up. More...

Inside Education

FFA team places fifth at Modesto

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Soroptimist seeks scholarship applicants

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is seeking Mariposa County High School senior scholarship applicants. More...

Breakfast of champions

Members of Mariposa FFA served breakfast to the entire staff at Mariposa County High School on Feb. 14. More...

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