May 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Festival swoops into town  Free Access 

The annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival has begun. School children from Mariposa are currently releasing butterflies along the Mariposa Creek Walkway. More...

Museum robbers came ‘to get the gold’

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...

GAZETTE lands top honor for excellence

Every week, the staff at the MARIPOSA GAZETTE works at producing the best possible news product for Mariposa County. Some may think it an easy task, given the rural nature of the area and its relatively safe lifestyle.  More...

Local News

Program focuses on healthy food

Everyone knows that what they eat affects health and well-being. Poor nutrition can contribute to the onset of several serious diseases. While good nutrition helps to prevent many diseases. More...

Butterfly Garden Club sells plants

In participation with the Butterfly Days celebration, the Butterfly Garden Club is scheduling its annual plant sale for Saturday, May 4.  The location will be along the route of the Butterfly Days parade on Highway 140, next to Savoury’s c More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 22: •There was a traffic accident on Greeley Hill Road. •A tree was blocking Wass Road. •A dog was attacking a goose on Pine Drive. •A child abuse report came in from Wildcat Springs Road.  More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Leo Martin Gonzales was born Jan. 10. He weighed seven pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. His parents are Luke and Saundra Gonzales of Mariposa. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

1850 brings a fresh dining option ‘home’

Jake Wackerman was a typical Mariposa kid. He grew up here, graduated from Mariposa County High School in 2000 and left to pursue his life. More...

Sports

Grizzlies capture SAL pennant  Free Access 

Thursday afternoon Mariposa's varsity baseball team whipped Ripon Christian, 7-4. More...

Grizzlies split pair with arch-rival

Mariposa’s varsity baseball team’s spotless Southern Athletic League (SAL) record sustained a dent last week when the Grizzlies split a pair of SAL contests with arch-rival Le Grand.  The Bulldogs won the first game on their home fie More...

Junior varsity bolts to 10-0 in SAL

On a pair of Southern Athletic League victories over Le Grand last week, Mariposa’s junior varsity baseball team moved its SAL record to 10-0 with just two games against Ripon Christian remaining in the regular season.  More...

Hiker's body recovered in Yosemite  Free Access 

Yosemite National Park Rangers have recovered the body of missing hiker Kenneth Stensby near the base of Vernal Fall. More...

T-storms swoop over county  Free Access 

Thunder and lightning rocked the county on Monday evening, posting an inch and a quarter of rain at Midpines. Snow was forecast over the 7,500-ft. level on Tuesday. More...

Park signals flexibility on retaining amenities

MERCED RIVER PLAN

As Yosemite planners wrapped up a long comment period this week, some participants sensed that the final Merced River Plan will include significant revisions when it is released this summer.  Anthony Veerkamp of the National Trust for Historic P More...

Air Fair attracts huge crowd

The Mariposa Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association hosted its annual Mariposa Air Fair and Family Adventure Day 2013 at the Mariposa Airport last Saturday, and it was a big success. More...

Butterfly Festival swoops into town

The first weekend in May will be a busy one in Mariposa County. The ninth annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival is this weekend, and a full array of events are planned.  More...

Swift water creates close call on river

Above normal spring temperatures have many people flocking to local water ways. Last weekend, one such outing nearly turned tragic.  More...

Letters

Evolution is fact

I am very surprised Mr. Spence thinks evolution hasn't been proven. Apparently he hasn't been paying attention. More...

A way forward for Yosemite plan

To National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis:   I am Tony Coelho, retired congressman from California. I am the author of the legislation that included the Merced River in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (WSRA).  More...

Responds to McClintock

I am replying to last week’s letter to the editor from Congressman Tom McClintock that responded to my March 21, MARIPOSA GAZETTE Commentary titled, Merced River protection should remain.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, May 3   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 

Thomas Harry DeLaMare

Tom was born in Nevada City, on June 1, 1937, to Marge and Bob DeLaMare. He passed away April 29. He has three sisters: Joan, Jennie and Margaret; and one brother, John. He was the oldest grandson of Harry and Gen Odgers. More...

Betty Fisher Walker

Mrs. Betty Fisher Walker passed away in Mariposa, on  March 28 at the age of 92.  Mrs. Walker was born and raised in Fresno and graduated from Fresno State University. After graduation, she married Dr. More...

Dianna Sue Ryals

Dianna Sue Ryals, 64, of Mariposa, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on April 19, with her devoted husband, Carl by her side.  She was born in Little Rock,  Ark. More...

Inside Education

Earth Day winners honored

The Mariposa County Public Works Department Solid Waste Division Earth Day essay contest winners were recognized by the board of supervisors on April 23. More...

Gold Rush kids learn to garden

The students in Ms. Keller’s class at Gold Rush Charter School have been learning about the lifecycle of a plant and butterflies. The students enjoy gardening and they are learning how to take care of plants.  More...

Salvation Army sends kids to camp

The Salvation Army of Mariposa will send 24 children to Camp Redwood Glen in the Santa Cruz Mountains during the week of June 17 through 22.  More...

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