March 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Father arrested for trying to kill family

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 on March 22.  Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies said 36-year-old Joshua Battles is in custody after he crashed More...

Deputies bust first gardens of season

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputies have taken down the first marijuana gardens of the season. During the first bust, two people were arrested. Three days later, deputies found another garden on Sullivan Road that netted nearly 7,000 plants. More...

GAZETTE will close 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. More...

Local News

MCS program connects local youth with Yosemite

The Yosemite Youth Expedition (YYE) was born in 2010 out of the recognition of the need for Mariposa youth to feel a connection to the national park in their backyard.  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...

Fire tax bill will be delayed

Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte), a longtime critic of the fire tax and co-author of several legislative proposals to repeal the tax issued the following statement in response of an investigation that found “errors and inconsistencies&rdqu More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, March 29   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Good Friday service set in town

A community Good Friday service sponsored by the Mariposa County Ministerial Fellowship is scheduled for Good Friday, March 29, beginning at noon and ending at 12:55 p.m. at the Mariposa United Methodist Church at Sixth and Bullion Streets.  More...

Thank you

I lost a ring on Feb. 27 at the rest area across from Pioneer Market. It was made by my late father, and I have been wearing it for 36 years. A man named Gilbert found my ring that day and gave it to his wife, Diane, saying where he found it. More...

Thank you

Mariposa Lions and all the club’s volunteers want to thank the people of Mariposa for the generous support of the Kids’ Day newspaper sale event benefitting Childrens’ Hospital of the Central Valley. More...

Sports

Grizzlies bolt to 4-0 in SAL

Last week Mariposa’s varsity baseball squad crushed Waterford’s Wildcats, 12-2 and 10-0, to push its Southern Athletic League mark to 4-0.  More...

Lady Grizzlies rebound, whip Reds and Eagles

The Sac-Joaquin Section defending softball champion Lady Grizzlies got back on track last week with a pair of Southern Athletic League (SAL) victories over Gustine, 10-1, and Turlock Christian’s Eagles, 15-3.  Mariposa opened its SAL campa More...

Junior varsity stays unbeaten

On a pair of wins over Waterford last week, Mariposa’s junior varsity baseball team improved its Southern Athletic League mark to a spotless 4-0.  The young Grizzlies downed the Wildcats on their home field, 9-1, and returned to Mariposa t More...

Hetch Hetchy Road opens Friday  Free Access 

More and more signs of spring are appearing as roads in and around Yosemite National Park near opening. More...

Canadian gold mining firm bets millions on historic mine

A group of  Canada-based investors have paid more than $5 million to acquire 3,350 acres in Bear Valley encompassing the historic Pine Tree and Josephine gold mines. More...

Bear around town creates a stir

A cinnamon-colored bear is visiting town before dawn to snatch scraps from trash cans, residents say.  Since mid-March, the local sheriff's office has received reports from Jones Street, 13th Street, and Stroming Road. More...

PARK & POLITICS

Merced River Plan attracts interest of Congressional reps

The county’s elected representatives in Washington D.C. are watching Yosemite’s Merced  River Plan (MRP) as the document speeds towards April 18—the end of its public comment period.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 18: •There was a loud party on Highway 49 North. •A bull was in a yard on Merced Falls Road. •Grand theft was reported on Indian Peak Road. •There was a suspicious person on Seventh Street.  More...

Commentary

FIRST PERSON

Preventing kitchen fires

Many of us have experienced a kitchen fire and know how scary that can be. Mariposa County Fire shares the following information to help prepare you to react to the following situation. More...

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

California - The Cyprus of America

There is no doubt that Americans owe a great deal to ancient Greek civilization that once dominated the Eastern Mediterranean, including the island of Cyprus. More...

Letters

JCF employees ask for action

Can you imagine John C. Fremont Hospital without the Ewing Wing? Can you imagine Mariposa without a hospital? More importantly, what will happen to our skilled nursing patients on Medi-Cal? Where will they go for care?  More...

Wells responds to Benson

In reference to the March 21 letter, “CAO sets the record straight,” it appears that salaries are a very touchy subject with the CAO—in that his employers (the taxpayers) have every right to question how and who governs and spends t More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John Paul Fraser

John Paul Fraser (Paul) died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on March 15.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Trail leads farm advisor to new home on the range

Fadzayi Mashiri grew up with cattle and the ranching life.  Her parents were schoolteachers, but in central Zimbabwe, many families kept Zebu in addition to their day jobs.  Zebu have big horns, a hump on their back and flap of skin called More...

Inside Education

Schools round-up new students

Future kindergarteners and transitional kindergarteners for the 2013-2014 school year and their parents recently attended the joint Mariposa Elementary/ Woodland kindergarten round-up. More...

MSO opens Young Masters and plans for spring concerts

Words are remarkable tools for creating tales. And music is the universal means of expression. Put them together and they can achieve wonders. And it's a skill that may even earn some young Mariposans a little fame and fortune.  More...

FFA raffles lawn tractor

Mariposa FFA members Tierney Pretzer (left) and Mikaela Williams (left) are pictured with Troy Foster of Fosters True Value Hardware. More...

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