April 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Members of Congress prompt 12-day Yosemite comment period extension  Free Access 

National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis has apparently bowed to a request from 13 members of Congress to extend the public comment period for Yosemite’s Merced River Plan. Read more about the extension in the April 18 MARIPOSA GAZETTE. More...

Allergy season looms

Alan Dayhoff knows what spring can bring. More...

Merced River Plan deadline is April 18

Visitors, residents and employees have one more week to weigh in on the draft Merced River Plan. Public comments are due by 10:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. More...

Local News

Crafts is 2013 Stampede Queen

Crowns, sashes, flowers, buckles and a custom trophy saddle were the theme of the evening as the Chowchilla Western Stampede Committee crowned their 2013 Royalty.  On April 3, at the Chowchilla Fairgrounds, the Chowchilla Western Stampede Commit More...

4-H clubs plan for MS bike-a-thon

The Mariposa County 4-H citizenship project is planning a bike-a-thon to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society on Sunday, April 21. It is open to the public, and all ages are invited to participate.  More...

Affordability drives local real estate market

The real estate market is picking up all over the nation, and Mariposa County is beginning to see some recovery, too. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, April 12   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Earl J. Miller, Jr.

Earl J. Miller, Jr. passed away peacefully into God’s eternal care on Wednesday, March 13, at the age of 86. E.J. was born on Dec. 13, 1926, in Los Angeles to Earl Joyce Sr. and Vera Miller. More...

Frank Tifft

Frank Tifft was born in Van Nuys on Aug. 24, 1937, and passed away quietly at home on March 29. He was a 38-year resident of Mariposa, a home he truly loved. Mr. Tifft is survived by his wife of 40 years, Margery.  More...

Marlene Lemelin

Marlene Mary Lemelin, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, lost her struggle with COPD on Monday, April 1, at her home in Elk Grove. More...

Sports

Grizzlies claim Hilmar tourney title

With three convincing victories, Mariposa’s varsity baseball team captured the crown in the Hilmar Yellowjackets’ baseball tournament last week to polish off Easter vacation.  The Grizzlies toasted Gustine, 5-0, whipped their hosts ( More...

Phillips wins big at Chowchilla Stampede

Mariposa’s Chris Phillips (pictured at right above, on far left and on the right, third from left) was a big winner in the team roping at the Chowchilla Stampede last weekend. More...

Breaking News - 4/18/2013 11:13 AM

Officers bust huge pot garden  Free Access 

Mariposa County Sheriff's Officers have busted a couple of marijuana gardens already this year, and this morning, they took down another that is believed to be a Mexican cartel operation. More...

Wind gusts exceed 40 mph  Free Access 

Tuesday afternoon's brief storm blew in and out rather quickly, but its force was fierce. More...

Central Valley clinic bringing healthcare options to county

A Gustine-based healthcare provider is refurbishing the former Italian Acres business park to serve as a clinic, dental office and counseling center.  With a full-time doctor, nurse practitioners, a psychologist, licensed social worker, midwife More...

Board says keep rides, rafts and rink

The Mariposa  County Board of  Supervisors have weighed in on the Merced River Plan. This week, the board continued to work on a letter that will be submitted to the National Park Service.  More...

Battles enters plea to charges

Joshua Battles has entered a plea related to charges stemming from a March 22 incident in which he allegedly tried to kill his family.  More...

Medi-Cal moves to a managed care model

It’s no secret that preventative health care can save thousands in catastrophic costs later. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 1: •There was a dog fight on Ben Hur Road. •A turkey was injured on Garcia Court. •Reckless driving was reported on Quail Court. •Five cows were loose on Hormiga Way.  More...

County Fire Response Report

April 1 through 7 EMS - 8 Fire - 0 Public Assist - 2 Auto Collision - 0   Take advantage of the cooler weather now to make property fire safe. More...

Commentary

Wave the flag for ag

It’s time to stand up and be counted if you’re in commercial agriculture. More...

Letters

Staging at Taft Toe

I am writing with concern of the proposed "staging area" at Taft Toe in the west end of Yosemite Valley. More...

McClintock’s path to ruin

To Representative Tom McClintock:  More...

Put Yosemite’s health first

Critics of the Merced River draft plan seem obsessed with potential losses of facilities and services in Yosemite—swimming pools, horseback rides and other amenities.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Remembering a hometown hero

It was a cool, crisp morning when Greg Casassa of Klamath Falls, Ore. brought his uncle Keith Bertken’s World War II uniform and medals home to Mariposa.  More...

Entertainment

Yosemite Conservancy announces new workshops and performances

New outdoor art workshops and live theater performances add to the richness and drama of a visit to spectacular Yosemite National Park.  More...

JCF earns ACR accreditation status

John C. Fremont Healthcare District has been awarded a threeyear term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). More...

4-H plans for Fashion Revue

Mariposa County 4-H invites the community to its Fashion Revue and Style Show slated for Saturday, April 27 at Lake Don Pedro Elementary School. 4-H sewing members will model and be judged on their creations.  More...

Inside Education

AAUW discusses local school issues

Mariposa AAUW will host a presentation and discussion on schools in Mariposa County on Thursday, April 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the district office board room, located at 5082 Old Highway.  More...

Summit Christian students go birding

Summit Christian School biology and life science classes (taught by Loyd Hobby) traveled to the Merced National Wildlife Refuge on March 20 to conclude the students' study of birds. More...

MES Terrific Kids

The Mariposa Elementary School Terrific Kids for determination in grades one through five are pictured above. More...

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