March 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Trash can bear prompts town reports  Free Access 

A cinnamon-colored bear is visiting town before dawn to snatch scraps from trash cans, multiple witnesses report. Call or email the MARIPOSA GAZETTE if you see or obtain photos of the bruin. More...

CAO Benson says county budget is ‘treading water’

Mariposa County’s mid-year budget report was pretty boring, and that was a good thing. The county’s budget has come very close to performing exactly as expected.  More...

Stetson recovers from heart surgery

Fresno doctors performed quadruple bypass surgery on county supervisor Lee Stetson on March 4.  The actor and longtime resident is recuperating at home, and will be away from work for several more weeks, he told the GAZETTE this week.  More...

HIGHWAY 140 INVESTIGATION

Canyon is risky, but not as horror stories have it

Just 25 years old on the night before New Year’s, Juan Hernandez Montalvo had plans for the future. More...

Local News

Soroptimist chooses opportunity winner

The recipient of Soroptimist International of Mariposa’s 2013 Women's Opportunity Award is Alexandra Hernandez. The Women's Opportunity Awards Program is Soroptimist International's “major project.”  More...

Relay for Life is around the corner

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mariposa is just around the corner. Register a team today by logging onto the Relay For Life of Mariposa Web site, relayforlife.org/mariposaca, and click the “sign up” button.  More...

Artists welcome Wycoff

Yosemite Western Artists will welcome artist Joyce Wycoff. She will do a presentation of “Finding our Story—Mindmapping, Metaphors and Morphing” as it applies to the artist and to her own unique style of painting. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, March 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

John and Shannon Clark have announced the birth of their son, Jackson Thomas Clark. He was welcomed at Mercy Hospital in Merced on Jan. 15 at 9:39 p.m. More...

Wedding Announcement

Downs - Blair

Paula Downs and Jarrod Blair were married on Feb. 14 at the Mariposa County Courthouse, where the bride’s grandparents were married many years ago. The groom is employed by Motherlode Lumber. More...

Thank you

I want to take this opportunity to thank my “family” that performed one hell of a Superbowl party. After all is now done, I want to tell you how much you mean to me and my family.  More...

Entertainment

Columbia hosts Easter celebration

Dress up in Easter finery and be a part of Columbia’s Victorian Easter Parade, a Victorian Era promenade on Main Street in Columbia State Historic Park on Easter Sunday, March 31.  More...

Sixth Street Cinema plans its final screenings and new musical events

Programs for the Sixth Street Cinema will come to a halt on April 1, as the cinema awaits the fate of its nonprofit, and its home for nearly 16 years, as the building is now in the latter stages of foreclosure.  More...

‘Hamlet’ takes the stage in Mariposa

The Mariposa Playhouse hosted Merced Shakespearefest for its 24th production. "Hamlet" was performed at the Mariposa Ampitheater last Friday and Saturday night. More...

Inside Education

Engine donated to Grizzly Fire

Last Thursday CAL FIRE officials donated a 1995 wildland fire engine (shown at right) to the Grizzly Fire Program at Mariposa County High School. More...

Camp Tweety opens registration

4-H Camp Tweety slated for June 8 through 10, 2013 at the Lions Camp Pacifica in Ahwahnee. More...

Gold Rush names students of the month

Gold Rush Charter School in Greeley Hill has named its students of the month.  More...

Spring brings Park openings  Free Access 

Spring began on March 20, and many visitor services will open for the season in Yosemite National Park on March 22. More...

Road work will cause delays  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Public Works Department will be conducting road work on Crystal Aire that may impede traffic on March 26. More...

Love song concert set  Free Access 

Love songs will help the Mariposa County High School Advanced Chorus raise funds this Thursday. More...

Spring has sprung

It may be a week until the official start of spring, but the sights, smells and feel of spring are already here. Trees are blossoming all over the county, and temperatures are well above normal. More...

Burglar says he did it for the ‘rush’

Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies have nabbed yet another burglar, and this time the suspect says he did it “just for the rush.” James McConville, a 19- year-old transient was arrested early Monday morning after he allegedly broke More...

Board asks Caltrans to rethink signal

Caltrans has proposed a traffic light, which its insists is not a traffic light, at the Eighth Street crossing of Highway 140 in Mariposa. On Tuesday, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors officially made its opposition to the plan known.  More...

Report shows local roads are failing

There is always plenty of opining about the condition of Mariposa County roads on a local level. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 4: •A gas can was stolen on Fairgrounds Road. •Someone stole a go-cart on Colorado Road. •One person was arrested for burglary on Banderilla Drive. • There was a dispute on Hospital Road.  More...

Commentary

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Assume Nothing in California's Tax Battles

The rejection of a sales tax on the Los Angeles city ballot has pundits and government insiders returning to their crystal balls in an effort to divine the mood of the electorate and how voters will behave in the future.  More...

Letters

Mariposa is great

We visit Mariposa a few times a year. The last time we were there, we wanted to stop at the local Take ‘n Bake Pizza for a couple of pizzas. We did not know that they were closed on Sundays. More...

Christian Science Church clarifies

I'd like to correct a misconception about my church that's been floating around the community.  The Christian Science Society in Mariposa is a branch of The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Mass. More...

JCF board meeting

At the public meeting of the Board of Directors of John C. Fremont Hospital on Feb. 22, these questions were asked of the board members:  1. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph E. Carbaugh

Joseph Edgar Carbaugh, 89, entered into God’s eternal care Friday, March 1, at his home in Ponderosa Basin. More...

Cecyl Rentfro

Cecyl Allyn Rentfro was born April 8, 1930 in Riverside and died Feb. 27 after a short, unexpected illness. He is sleeping in the grave until the second coming of Christ. He will be missed by his family and many friends.  More...

Helen Skow

Helen Alberta Skow, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on March 11 at 95 years old. She was born Dec. 12, 1917, in Philadelphia, Penn.  More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies open SAL season with 4-0 shutout

Mariposa’s girls’ soccer squad began its 2013 Southern Athletic League campaign last Friday afternoon with a 4-0 whitewashing of Denair’s Coyotes.  Just 10 minutes into the match, Kayla Gilgo found the back for the net for a 1- More...

MCHS freshmen land All-SAL kudos

In recent voting by the basketball coaches of the Southern Athletic League (SAL), a pair of Mariposa County High School freshmen, one each from the girls’ and boys’ teams, landed honorable mentions in somewhat unusual balloting.  Fr More...

Grizzlies split with Firebaugh

Mariposa County High School’s varsity diamond squad split a non-league doubleheader with Firebaugh last Saturday. More...

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