July 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Memories spark new business venture in historic location

People are excited about the things LuAnn and Dave Mello are bringing back to the community.   The couple has created an ice cream spot— at least part in tribute to Mariposa’s old Frost Shop. More...

Mariposa’s own named commander

For the first time in the history of the Mariposa California Highway Patrol office, an officer that was basically raised in Mariposa County has been named commander of the local unit.   More...

Brutal abuse leads to arrest of assailant

In the early hours of July 8, Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies received a call from the Lushmeadows area about domestic abuse. When they arrived, they found the victim deeply bruised and in need of immediate medical attention.  More...

McClintock, opponents of plan, grill NPS chief

Congressman Tom McClintock and three critics of Yosemite’s Merced River Plan spent close to two hours grilling National Park Service chief Jon Jarvis at a Capitol Hill hearing on Tuesday. More...

Local News

Yosemite’s Forbidden Fire continues to burn

The Forbidden Fire is still burning in Yosemite National Park. This lightning caused fire is approximately 165 acres. More...

PERS retirees set meeting

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held on Tuesday, July 6, at the senior center on Spriggs Lane at noon.  Lunch will be free for those attending. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 1: •Medications were stolen on Smith Station Road. •There was a suspicious skunk on Highway 49 North. •A motorhome was blocking Highway 140. •Firecrackers were heard on Old Highway South.  More...

Milestones

Koch - Ross

Ron and Cam Koch of Chula Vista have announced the engagement of their daughter, Corie Koch, to Ryan Ross of Auburn. Corie is a 2002 graduate of Hilltop High School in Chula Vista and CSU Fullerton. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Too hot in the kitchen? Keep dinner time cool

The past week brought brutal temperatures to Mariposa County--making the idea of turning on the stove a daunting one. More...

Entertainment

The sound of music returns for summer

Mariposa Evenings begin this weekend, July 12 and 13 at the Mariposa Art Park. More...

Arts Council hosts reception and event

The Mariposa County Arts Council welcomes the community to the just-installed, gallerywide exhibit in the Treetop Gallery, featuring current, new works by regional artists. More...

Art Hop set this weekend

July’s Art Hop will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13. Everyone is invited to come out with friends and stroll through Mariposa to visit the Art Hop locations.  More...

Inside Education

Soroptimist awards MCHS scholarships

Mariposa County High School seniors Carissa Leonard, Luke Pope and Kira Hart were this year’s Soroptimist International of Mariposa Scholarship recipients.  More...

4-H plans for enrollment day

The Mariposa 4-H Youth Development Program will have a 4-H enrollment day on Aug. 3, at the Mariposa Park. Oct. 15 will begin the new 2013-2014 4-H program year, and 4-H signups will take place that day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  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...

Yosemite's Smeck heads to Sequoia-Kings  Free Access 

Yosemite National Park Deputy Superintendent Woody Smeck has been named superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Smeck has been acting in the position since April. More...

Cool respite to precede another hot spell  Free Access 

The National Weather Service has forecast a Mariposa high temperature of 90 degrees on Wednesday, before the mercury again climbs to 100 degrees this weekend. The cool-down is due to a low-pressure system off the Sonoma County coast. More...

Burglars strike Oasis Market, one in custody

Late on the evening of July 4, while Mariposa County residents were celebrating Independence Day, burglars broke in the front door of the Oasis Market at 2675 Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley and absconded with over $1,000 in cigarettes and appro More...

Visitor discovers missing airplane

A single-engine aircraft that disappeared on Dec. 17 has been located by a Yosemite National Park visitor near Vogelsang High Sierra Camp.  More...

Fights keep deputies busy

Two separate altercations landed a couple of men in jail on July 7. The first was a family dispute, and the second was a love triangle.  On July 7, Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on Morningstar Lane. More...

Letters

Thanks for the memories

Almost exactly 16 years ago, I wandered into the office of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE to apply for a job. I could have never imagined the journey that would follow that first stop. More...

Ashamed of the board

I was shocked to read the article in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE regarding the board of supervisors rejecting Chief Wilson’s request to compensate our Carstens Fire volunteer firefighters.  More...

Frogs and toads

I did a little digging last week in regards to the decline of the Sierra Nevada yellow legged frog. Its seems that the decline of the frog started after the introduction of non native trout by California Fish and Game, to our alpine lakes. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, July 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 

Robert ‘Bob’ Rudzik

Robert "Bob" Leon Rudzik passed away July 6, at his home in Mariposa. He was born to John and Guyla Rudzik on July 17, 1932 in Utica, Kan.  More...

Coby Bondshu Ashworth

Coby Ann Bondshu Ashworth was born on Aug. 18, 1958 in Mariposa. She lived a fabulous life until the age of 54 when she went home to heaven on June 25, 2013.  More...

Sports

Babe Ruth champs

Members the Mariposa A’s, the champions of the area Babe Ruth Baseball League, are pictured above. They are coach C.J. More...

Bears seek players for coming season

Mariposa Youth Football is holding sign-ups for the coming season on July 11 at Happy Burger from 5 to 6 p.m. On-line registration is also available and encouraged. More...

Passing balls can pass bacteria, study shows

SPORTS MEDICINE

While it’s good to be a “team player,” such sports can spread viruses and bacteria among players, a recent study has found.  The result suggests that regular cleaning of sports equipment and gym facilities makes sense. More...

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