June 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Firefighters gaining the upper hand on Stumpfield blaze  Free Access 

Saturday, June 22, 2013 5:47 p.m. - Following a quick response with substantial resources, radio traffic indicates that firefighters are gaining control of the Stumpfield blaze that was reported shortly after 3 p.m. today. More...

Final evacuees can go home  Free Access 

Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies has lifted the evacuation order for residents of Carter Road and Buckingham Mountain Road. More...

Evacuations displace some 1,200 residents  Free Access 

Five years ago, 2,000 people were evacuated as the Telegraph Fire roared--ultimately destroying 30 homes and 100 outbuildings in Mariposa County. Those people were kept from their homes for a week. More...

Local News

Business Expo planned for July

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the second annual Summer Business Expo on July 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 10: •There was a loose dog on Burney Road. •A child abuse report came in from the human services department. •Trespassing was reported on Highway 49 North. •There was a family dispute on Digger Pine Drive.  More...

County Fire Response Report

June 10 through 16 EMS - 4 Fire - 3 Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision - 3   More...

Milestones

Tanguma - Pratt

Jan and Charlie Pratt of Mariposa have announced the engagement of their son, Mike Pratt of Oceanside, to Alana Tanguma of Oceanside. More...

Dordan - O’Shea

Joanna Rose Dordan and Evan Patrick O’Shea were married on May 4 at the Van Ness Ranch in Mariposa. More...

Thank you

My thanks to Mariposa’s finest. Two weeks ago, I was involved in an accident on Highway 49 South. I want to thank Ruby and her crew for attending to my needs, Officer Perez, the hospital emergency room doctor and crew. More...

Sports

Grizzly Hall of Fame to induct Coach Greg Milne

Greg Milne moved to Mariposa in 1977 with his young family. The same year, he began coaching basketball at what was then Mariposa Junior High School. That school no longer exists, and Milne has since retired, but his legacy lives on. More...

Grizzlies shine in scrimmage

Last Thursday Mariposa’s Grizzly football team traveled to Oakhurst to take on the Badgers of Yosemite High School and the Minarets Mustangs in a five-event lineman challenge and seven-onseven passing games.  In the first events of the lin More...

Blairs’ contributions honored by Grizzlies

Nolan and Carol Blair started their lives together near a football field. While it wasn’t the Grizzly football field, it was a storied one.  Nolan went to Taft High School. Carol went to Bakersfield High. More...

Blistering heat is on way  Free Access 

Temperatures are poised to hit 100 degrees in Mariposa on Thursday before ratcheting up to a forecast 108 degrees on Monday, the National Weather Service says. More...

Top court makes gay-rights decisions  Free Access 

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act--ruling that same-sex couples should receive the same federal benefits as their man-woman counterparts. The court also let stand a California decision overturning Proposition 8. More...

Firefighters responding to another wildland blaze  Free Access 

Saturday, June 22, 2013 3:30 p.m. - Shortly after 3 p.m. today, firefighters began responding to a wildland blaze on Stumpfield Mountain Road near the Chowchilla River Basin. More...

Carstens Fire threat thwarted  Free Access 

Blaze razes hundreds of acres, but no structures lost

Firefighters have gotten the upper hand on the Carstens Fire--a blaze that could have been potentially devastating. More...

Those who fled blaze got varying welcomes  Free Access 

Sharon Wittkopf got more than she bargained for at a Father’s Day barbecue on Scott Road in Jerseydale. At first, it was no cause for alarm—just a wisp of smoke through the trees. More...

Letters

Spying on Americans

I was born in 1934, so I was too young for direct participation in World War II. However, I did take an interest in news and opinion publications. More...

Over the top

The on-going Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Prop 13 proponents’ column in the GAZETTE has grown tiresome and contains nothing new.  It appears almost weekly and last week it blanketed the Opinion page. This is a bit over the top. More...

Say what?

Jon Coupal's commentaries are short on facts, but long on assertions. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, June 21   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 

Josephine ‘JoAnn’ Nesci

Josephine “JoAnn” Nesci passed away on June 10, at the age of 67. She was born in San Jose on Jan. 4, 1946. She spent her early life in San Jose and later years in between San Jose and Mariposa.  More...

Cornelia ‘Cori’ Smith

Cornelia "Cori" Smith, 82, died Monday April 1, at the Baptist Home in Rhinebeck, N.Y. A graduate of Stanford University, Cori was a sketch and watercolor artist, and an elementary school teacher in Southern California.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Micro-pollutants haunt a landscape of grandeur

Part of a series

Turtleback Dome brooded under a thunderhead at the gates of Yosemite Valley. More...

Inside Education

Fire Safe Council backs Grizzly Fire

The Fire Safe Council of Mariposa County acknowledges the hard work and dedication to fire prevention and suppression put forth by the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies Fire Department’s (GFD) instructors and all of the GFD students.  More...

Summit Christian starts K-1 program

Summit Christian School (SCS) is making plans for its new kindergarten and first grade program to be started this fall. More...

Best friends graduate

Mariposa County High School class of 2009 graduates who got their college degrees recently and remain friends are pictured, from left, Madison Hogan, Stanislaus State; Kristina Allen, UC Merced; Jess More...

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