March 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Mist Trail opens for season  Free Access 

Spring is here, and Yosemite National Park's trails are beginning to open. More...

Grizzlies shut-out Delhi  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School varsity baseball team, lead by the pitching of Nick Brocchini, shut out Delhi's Hawks at home on Tuesday. More...

Yosemite waterfalls pump up volume  Free Access 

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Longer days and warmer temperatures are increasing Yosemite Valley waterfalls' volume to near-seasonal highs this week. The Bridalveil Fall viewing platform was one popular pilgrimage spot this past weekend. More...

HELPING HANDS

Fire victim family is seeking critical help

Kelly and Patti McGrew, their daughter and two grandchildren came home on the evening of Feb. 26 to find their home in flames.  They had been away from their Ponderosa Basin rental all day.  More...

Man busted by US Marshals

A Mariposa man is behind bars after US Marshals arrested him on a warrant out of McHenry County, Ill.  Michael David Mc- Cutcheon, 43, was arrested on the afternoon of March 13 near his Triangle Park Road home.  He is charged with conspirac More...

Businesses back TBID

Five years ago, a group of local lodging owners came together with the Yosemite-Mariposa County Tourism Bureau to get a Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) established. More...

GAZETTE closes

for Good Friday   The office of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE will be closed on Friday, March 29, in observance of Good Friday. Regular hours will resume on Monday, April 1. There will be no changes in deadlines due to the closure.   More...

Local News

Mariposa Habitat group hits fundraising mark

The third Tour de Habitat fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County has raised more than $10,000 for the charity.  Three of the 16 teams competed for the perpetual trophy and had the bikes set at a tough tension— so that it fe More...

Bigelow introduces new livestock legislation

Assemblymember and long-time rancher Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) introduced AB 924, The Livestock Theft Prevention Act of 2013. More...

Greenhouse use workshop planned

With a greenhouse, gardeners can extend their growing season two ways. They can get a jump on spring by starting growing early and they can extend the season to keep the fresh, home-grown plants going well into the fall.  More...

Letters

McClintock responds

A recent letter from a restaurant owner in town worries that my proposal to allow local shops to sell Yosemite passes would somehow require them to do so. Absolutely not.  More...

CAO sets the record straight

Recently, a letter was published concerning the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors and the method employed in setting their salaries. More...

Fair friends plan busy year

On the behalf of the Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds’ (FOF) Board of Directors, members and staff, I would like to again take this opportunity to express our sincerest appreciation for your membership donation and your consideration in supp More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ted O’Shell

Ted O'Shell, 84, passed away Monday, March 11 after a long battle with laryngeal cancer. More...

Alfred Wenk

Long-time Mariposa resident Alfred Wenk passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and loved ones on Feb. 19, in Milton, Fla.  Alfred was born May 9, 1928, in Clifton N.J. to Frederick and Gladys Wenk. More...

George Boldroff

George Boldroff, a great man who touched countless lives, has passed away peacefully on the property that he and his surviving wife, Darlene Boldroff, built from the ground up. More...

Inside Education

Fundraiser supports school music programs

As the Mariposa County Unified School District’s music programs grow, the need for financial resources increases. To help raise funds to support the repair and purchase band instruments, the Grizzly Band Boosters are working with Linda H. More...

Parli-Pro teams make their mark

The Mariposa FFA parliamentary procedure teams recently competed at the CSU Chico field day and came home big winners. More...

FFA forestry team places fourth

The Mariposa FFA forestry team placed fourth at the CSU Chico field day March 8 and 9. Wyatt Wass was the first high individual. More...

Breaking News - 3/28/2013 9:14 AM

Worried parents seek news from Sierra Ashley  Free Access 

Rick and Christine Ashley are asking daughter Sierra to phone home after the 16-year-old disappeared following an argument on Monday. Call 626-9438 to share news. More...

Judge increases Battles' bail to $1 million  Free Access 

Joshua Battles made his first appearance in court on attempted murder and other charges on Thursday morning. Judge Wayne Parrish doubled his bail during the hearing. More...

Injuries minor in Tuesday vehicle accident  Free Access 

Two drivers, a passenger and one Caltrans contractor engaged in erosion-control work were injured in Tuesday's accident on Highway 49 at Ashworth Road. More...

Sullivan Road garden bust nets 7,000 plants  Free Access 

Mariposa County Sheriff's Deputies busted a marijuana garden on Sullivan Road on March 22, and left with nearly 7,000 plants, guns and indoor growing equipment. More...

Mariposa man attempts to kill his family  Free Access 

A Mariposa man is accused of trying to kill his entire family by crashing the car he was driving into a tree just after midnight. More...

Window on Coulterville’s world

This old window at the Northern Mariposa County History Center provides a perfect frame for a Sunday afternoon in Coulterville. More...

Dismal budget prompts more teacher layoffs

The Mariposa  County Unified  School District Board of Trustees held a second special meeting in less than a week on March 13. More...

Road gets more bang for the bucks

When Mariposa  County started planning for the road work on Mt. Bullion Cutoff, it expected the first phase of the construction to cost about $1 million. More...

Two arrested in pot bust

Spring Lawrence, 35, and Sergio Magallanes, 44, of Mariposa were arrested on March 19 after law enforcement busted this pot garden on Lookout Mountain. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 11: •A bear was in the trash at a home on Terrace View Lane. •A suicide was reported on Ernst Road. •Petty theft was reported on Highway 140. •Aggressive dogs were loose on Canasta Court.  More...

County Fire Response Report

March 11 through 17 EMS - 4 Fire - 1 Public assist - 3 Auto collision - 2   Spotlight Call of the Week: On Tuesday, March 12, an unattended burn pile escaped in the Ponderosa Basin area. Company #32 of Ponderosa Basin responded.  More...

Scouts’ ski trip

On Saturday, March 9, Cub Scout Pack 94 Webelos Den under the leadership of Scott and Madelyn Mc- Grath and Paul Lockwood cross-country skied from the Badger Pass ski area in Yosemite to Summit Meado More...

Commentary

COMMENTARY

Merced River protection should remain

Congressman Costa and Congressman McClintock just introduced HR 934, which, if passed, would annul protection for a portion of the Wild and Scenic Merced River. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, March 22   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

Mountain Crisis Services would like to thank everyone that joined us for Love Fest at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort on Feb. 9.  More...

Thank you

The MOPS Mariposa team wants to thank everyone in the community who came out in support of our breakfast burrito fund raiser. It was a big hit, and we were tremendously blessed by the members in the community and church.  More...

Sports

Grizzlies sweep Denair to begin league at 2-0

In their home-andhome Southern Athletic League series against Denair’s Coyotes last week, Mariposa’s varsity baseball team won the opener on Tuesday, 5-0, and took the second contest on Thursday, 13-3.  The victory gave the Grizzlies More...

Girls’ track team claims third place

In the small schools’ competition during the Brenda Athletic Club’s high school invitational at CSU Stanislaus in Turlock last Saturday, Mariposa’s girls’ track team claimed third place with several solid performances.  More...

Soccer gals down ‘Dogs

On the strength of a 5- 1 Southern Athletic League victory over Le Grand’s Bulldogs last Friday afternoon, the Mariposa County High School girls’ soccer squad boosted its SAL mark to 3-0.  Earlier last week the Lady Grizzlies whitewa More...

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