April 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Museum robbers were after Fricot nugget  Free Access 

The five men who robbed the California State Mining and Mineral Museum last September had one goal in mind: to get the Fricot nugget. More...

Relay flips flapjacks on Saturday  Free Access 

The Mariposa Relay for Life organization will host a pancake breakfast on Saturday, May 4. More...

Garden nets 16,605 plants

Cartel garden raided

An early season marijuana garden bust landed two people in jail and netted Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies 16,605 plants for eradication. More...

Two museum bandits enter pleas in court

Two of the five men arrested and charged in connection with the California State Mining and Mineral Museum heist last September have entered into plea bargains.  Christopher Sheffield, Matthew Campbell, Jonathan Matis, Edward Rushing III and Mic More...

Lawsuit filed over Yosemite hantavirus incident  Free Access 

The fallout from last summer’s hantavirus outbreak is continuing as a woman sickened by the mousebourne illness seeks $3.25 million from Park concessioner DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite. More...

Local News

Air Fair Day set for this weekend

The Mariposa Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association is hosting its annual Mariposa Air Fair and Family Adventure Day 2013 at the Mariposa Airport on April 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

BVFD serves breakfast with sale

The Bootjack Volunteers invites the community to the pancake breakfast/ yard sale on Saturday, April 27, at the Bootjack Firehouse at 3883 Bootjack Lane.  Volunteers will be serving pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee.&nbs More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 15: •There was a verbal dispute on Sherrod Road. •Livestock was wandering on Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. •There was a neighbor dispute on Kemble Road. •A vehicle was abandoned on Dawn Road.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, April 26   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Former Yosemite judge marks 85th

Long-time Yosemite U.S. Magistrate Judge Don Pitts recently celebrated his 85th birthday on April 15 with wife Kay Pitts (right) and friends. Pitts served in the Park from 1975 to 1994. More...

Birth Announcement

Colbie Renee Lindsey was born Feb. 21. She weighed seven pounds, five ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her parents are Matthew and Tonya Lindsey of Mariposa. More...

Open Invitation

This special section of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE is available to Mariposa County religious and spiritual leaders to share their individual messages. More...

Entertainment

Cowboy Poetry Week celebrated

Local poet Wendy Brown-Barry has been performing cowboy poetry since 1996. In celebration of Cowboy Poetry Week, she will be reciting cowboy poetry at Bett’s Gold Coin on April 27 at 5 p.m. All ages are welcome.  More...

Sierra Art Trail deadline is May 1

The Sierra Art Trails 2013 Call to Artists comes to a close in three weeks. More...

It’s Spring Fling weekend in El Portal

The community of El Portal is planning for its annual Spring Fling and fun run on Saturday, April 27.  More...

Inside Education

Kids First Jubilee event set for May 18

Time is running out for buying tickets to the Mariposa County Schools Foundation annual Jubilee. This year’s event will be held May 18, at the Sierra Meadows Country Club. More...

ABC awards MCHS stars

In advance of the state testing, the Mariposa County High School Academic Boosters presented three students with $400 gift cards for improving on last year’s scores. More...

Ethos plans for volunteer training

Ethos is conducting another training for adults who are passionate and interested in working alongside young people by joining its Adult Support Team.  More...

Glacier Point Road opens Friday  Free Access 

The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season tomorrow, Friday, May 3, 2013, at noon. More...

CAL FIRE issues burn restrictions  Free Access 

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced effective May 1, hazard reduction burning in Mariposa County below 3,000 foot elevation will be restricted to night time burning only More...

Museum robber will stand trial  Free Access 

One of the five men accused of the Sept. 28, 2012, robbery of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum will stand trial for the crime. More...

Monday is opening day for pool lap swimming  Free Access 

The pool at Mariposa's county park opened on Monday for adult lap swimming. The water temperature is close to 80 degrees, pool supervisor April Hawley said. More...

Midpines, Fish Camp fire stations opening

A pair of 4,200- square- foot fire stations are in the process of opening at Midpines and Fish Camp. More...

Bizarre chase ends with crash

A Ford F-150 truck led a procession of California Highway Patrol officers and sheriff's deputies across the county on Friday before the driver lost control near Grosjean Road.  The 55-year-old man behind the wheel appeared not to have been serio More...

Commentary

“What if Obama”

I heard an illustration the other day that caught my interest. It’s a hypothetical “what-if” story. What if President Obama were to call you on the phone and ask you for a favor – to pay off the national debt for him. More...

Letters

Opposes HR 934

The MARIPOSA GAZETTE has yet to offer an opinion on Congressman McClintock’s bill HR 934, which, if passed, could annul protection for a portion of the Wild and Scenic Merced River. More...

Earth Day essay winners announced

Editor’s Note: The Mariposa County Public Works Department’s Solid Waste and Recycling Division holds an Earth Day Essay Contest each year. The following are the winning essays in each age category.   More...

The beautiful butterfly

This is a story about why we should not litter.  There was a beautiful butterfly and she was flying to a tree. She landed on garbage. Then she saw a little girl. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Leroy C. Chapline

Leroy Charles Chapline, age 86, died peacefully at home on Sunday, April 14.  He was born Feb. 28, 1928, in Wheeling, W.V. to John and Zelda Chapline.  Roy served in the US Army and World War II in his youth. More...

Thank you

Thank you all at John C. Fremont Hospital and Hospice and friends for the outstanding and loving care everyone gave Roy and our family.  You are all greatly appreciated.  The Chapline Family   More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Peak to be named in honor of woman behind Fremont’s name and renown

“Jessie B.” lives on in a dirt parking lot in the middle of Mariposa.  The shorthand name is how teacher Marita Dietz answers the phone at Jessie Benton Fremont Community Day School. More...

Sports

Grizzlies swat Eagles to go 10-0

Mariposa posted a pair of easy Southern Athletic League victories over Turlock Christian last week. More...

Lady Grizzlies banish ‘Dogs in extra innings

In a thrilling nine inning tussle last week, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly softball squad upended the Southern Athletic leading Le Grand Bulldogs, 15-7, with an eightrun blitz in the top of the ninth frame.  At the end of regulation play, the co More...

Mariposa thinclads post personal bests

A bevy of Mariposa track athletes posted personal marks at last Saturday’s Southern Athletic League meet.  In the girls’ competition, Kylie Treese took eighth at 100 meters in 15.07, a personal best. More...

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