May 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

New Web cam spotlights Yosemite Falls  Free Access 

A new Web cam is providing live views of Yosemite Falls, offering locals and visitors a way to check weather and water volume before heading into Yosemite National Park. More...

RV driver survives Merced River plunge  Free Access 

A motorist was evacuated by helicopter on Friday afternoon after his RV rolled into the Merced River when he pulled over to let others pass. More...

Memorial Day observance is scheduled for Monday  Free Access 

Mariposa's VFW post invites the community to a Memorial Day observance on Monday. The date was listed incorrectly in this week's print edition due to a submission error. More...

Guerrero held on $100,000 bail  Free Access 

Martin Guerrero was apprehended by Mariposa County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday night. He now sits in the Mariposa County Jail on $100,000 bail. More...

140 and Old Highway see second wreck in 10 days  Free Access 

A Toyota pickup locked its brakes and rolled off Highway 140 just south of Old Highway on Thursday. The driver appeared responsive but was evacuated via helicopter. More...

Carrying the torch for a cure

Cancer survivor Jon Youngblood (foreground at right) carries the torch to start off this year’s Relay for Life, which took place last weekend. More...

Clarification offered on fire insurance

Last week, the MARIPOSA GAZETTE presented information to readers about a number of homeowners who are being subjected to drastic increases in insurance because of wildfire threat. More...

Federal report reveals new hantavirus details

By Erik Skindrud   Yosemite National Park officials responded appropriately to last summer’s hantavirus outbreak, a report by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Inspector General said this week.  More...

Local News

4-H celebrates its California history

As early as 1912, the University of California had encouraged the formation of boys' and girls' agricultural clubs in rural areas and collaborated with school districts to organize them. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 13: •A cow was on Mt. Bullion Cutoff. •A horse was reported lost on Mt. Bullion Ridge Road. •A person was issued a citation for leaving a dog in the car in Mariposa. •A noise complaint came in from Hospital Road.  More...

County Fire Response Report

May 13 through 19 EMS - 16 Fire - 1 vehicle fire, 1 vegetation fire, 1 structure fire, 1 illegal burn Public assist - 0 Auto collision - 4   More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, May 24   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 

Lucita Fay Walton Cunningham

Lucita was born on Dec. 5, 1921, in Cedarvale, N.M., to parents Willie Limuel Walton and Hazzie Bly (Owens) Walton. She was the fourth of 12 children. She grew up in Rosewell, N.M.; lived in Jackson, Miss. from 1967 to 1984; then moved to Mariposa. More...

Gregory Porter

Mariposa resident Gregory Allen Porter passed away May 14 from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident. Greg was born on Feb. 24, 1974, in Lakewood.  More...

Sports

Breaking News - 5/27/2013 4:46 PM

Grizzlies fall in championship, 10-2  Free Access 

Mariposa's effort to repeat as the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division VI champion was thwarted by Bradshaw Christian Monday in Lodi when the Pride posted a 10-2 victory in seven innings. More...

Grizzlies earn chance to repeat as section champs

This Memorial Day it will be a rematch of last season for the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division VI baseball championship.  Mariposa’s Grizzlies took a best of three series from Woodland Christian last week, and they will face Bradshaw Christi More...

Grizzly Hall of Fame dinner set

The 15th annual Grizzly Hall of Fame and scholarship dinner will be held on Saturday, June 22 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Social hour is planned from 6 to 7 p.m. Dinner will take place from 7 to 7:45 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 5/30/2013 9:16 AM

Accident snarls Highway 49 traffic  Free Access 

A young man and two children were involved in an accident on Highway 49 South this morning. The accident backed up traffic for a short time. More...

Bee swarm makes noise on Sullivan Road  Free Access 

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Karen Blakely wasn't sure how to deal with a swarm of bees that appeared on May 28. Beekeeper Lloyd Myers knew what to do. Watch the video. More...

Honoring the fallen  Free Access 

At just after 10 a.m. Monday morning, the traditional Mariposa Memorial Day Parade was held. More...

Fire burning at Lake Don Pedro golf course  Free Access 

A wildland fire is currently burning on the old Lake Don Pedro golf course. More...

Building permits surge

Building permits, a key economic indicator that is closely watched across the country, are up locally and nationwide. Last week, new building permits issued in all 50 states rose to a nearly five-year high. More...

Pot bust yields guns and suspects

Mariposa County Sheriff’s officers executed a search warrant on Monday, May 20, for a marijuana cultivation operation on Spring Gulch Road in the Coulterville area. More...

YLP fire claims home

The Sunday afternoon wildfire that burned just over 90 acres in Yosemite Lakes Park in Madera County claimed the home of a family with long-time ties to Mariposa County. More...

GAZETTE observes Memorial Day

The MARIPOSA GAZETTE will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, May 27. There will be no deadline changes for the May 30 edition.   More...

Oklahoma tornado hits close to home

On Sunday and Monday, a massive storm system pummeled the Midwest, and Oklahoma was particularly hard hit. Even though Mariposa is thousands of miles away, the reality of the twister and its devastation hit close to home.  More...

Commentary

The History of Memorial Day

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with More...

How Art Shapes Our Lives

The art of fashion

Soon after the turn of the 20th century every field of art seemed to be in flux. During this time there were several artists whose work would serve to influence, and thereby change, the direction that art would take. More...

Letters

Left for dead

What is a feral and why should we become aware of the problem in Mariposa County? A feral cat is a companion animal that is no longer, or never has been, under the care of people. More...

Coelho wrong on river

The Merced River, including the South Fork, was added to the Wild and Scenic River System on Nov. 2, 1987. While it is understandable that Mr. More...

Thank you

I recently presented my Eagle Scout project, Mariposa Veterans’ Living History, to three recipients: VFW, American Legion and the Mariposa County Library. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

The Ahwahnee named in top 10

This coming weekend marks the beginning of the summer travel season, and Yosemite National Park is gearing up for its typically large crowds for Memorial Day. More...

Young people mind their own business

Things are changing in downtown Mariposa. In recent months, a number of new businesses have opened, and many of them have something in common. It isn’t the service they provide or the products they sell--it is their age.  More...

Deer hair loss baffles researchers

Researchers at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are studying a deer hair-loss syndrome across the state.  More...

Inside Education

Getting down and dirty

Many Sierra Foothill Charter School students and their parents participated in and/or volunteered at the "Not Anudder Mudder" 5k obstacle course mud run on Saturday, May 11. More...

Laird receives French scholarship

Mariposa County High School student Anna Laird received a $500 scholarship from L’Alliance Française de Fresno, which was awarded for her study of French in high school and her continued pursuit of the language and culture in college as she pla More...

Sober Grad Night seeks 2013 support

The Mariposa County High School (MCHS) Grizzly Boosters Club continues to prepare for the 2013 Sober Grad Night event which is held immediately after the graduation ceremony. More...

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