August 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

County lands grant funding

It’s been proven statistically nationwide that the most dangerous call a law enforcement officer faces in the line of duty is responding to a domestic violence situation. More...

State wildlife managers issue death sentence

A European deer that sparked widespread curiosity off Highway 49 North in recent months has been shot by a California Fish and Wildlife warden, the GAZETTE has learned.   More...

Local News

Huddleston and Collective to perform

LIVE MUSIC

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings continues into its fourth weekend of 12 this summer at Mariposa’s Art Park on Highway 140 between 4th and 5th streets.  Cynthia Huddleston & The Whiskey Tones will perform on Friday, Aug. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 22: • A call regarding a horse in distress was received from Bear Valley. • A report of fraud was taken on Smith Station Road. • Grand theft regarding two puppies was reported from Bumgardner Mountain Road. More...

County Fire Response Report

July 22nd through July 28th EMS - 5 Fire - 0 Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision - 2   The extreme heat continues to take its toll and with the added smoky conditions it can cause a multitude of health problems. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, August 2   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 Lee Stanko

Robert Lee Stanko was born in Merced on July 29, 1941 to Michael and Opal Stanko. He passed away on July 27, 2013 in Mariposa at the age of 71. More...

In Memoriam

Morgan, it does not seem possible that 10 years have passed without your humor and your music that enriched our lives. Happy birthday, Lil'Ryder! More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Fuel reduction limited Carstens blaze damage

Twenty-five years ago, Al and Carliene Anderson fell in love with Clark's Valley Ranch in Jerseydale and made it their retreat. They soon learned that owning a forested property came with significant responsibilities, however.  More...

Blaze to south sends thick morning smoke

Battling the Aspen Fire

Thank goodness the Aspen Fire isn’t any closer to the homes, businesses, schools and communities of Mariposa County. Local folks aren’t breathing easy, however. More...

Drought conditions raise local water anxieties

Several key indicators show the Mariposa- Yosemite region heading into the driest, hottest and most fire-critical time of the year. More...

Fremont Hospital fills two leadership roles

John C. Fremont Hospital has filled two key management positions— just weeks after a pair of executives resigned.  More...

Commentary

Our View

Proactive versus Reactive

As Caltrans moves closer and closer to deciding on the “fix” for State Highway 140 at the Ferguson rock slide, Mariposa County’s government and tourism leaders need to become proactive now in developing a strategy to combat what wil More...

Letters

Welfare fraud thoughts

Kudos to both our great prosecutorial team in Mariposa, and to the MARIPOSA GAZETTE for publishing the names of the shameless, selfish and dishonorable rubbish parading around as human beings while fraudulently collecting welfare.  More...

Swim season thanks

As the 2013 Merced County Recreational Swim League season comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank and acknowledge the Mariposa Marlins' coaching staff who devote their summers to working with Mariposa and Oakhurst you More...

Brown bear in Midpines?

I saw last week’s article about the mystery deer. I read that the closest reindeer habitat is thousands of miles away. Am I to understand that you are referring to their natural habitat? More...

Milestones

Circle of Hope Ministry extends worship invite

Circle of Hope Ministry has issued an invitation to residents and others who are looking for a place to call home where the work of God is without compromise and judgement is not found.  “The church is a place to come just as you are,&ldqu More...

Perez of El Portal joins Stockton police force

Vincent Perez, a 2008 Mariposa County High School grad, has joined the Stockton Police Department as an officer trainee.  Perez is the son of Richard and Leonor Perez. More...

His Lovely Dwelling Place

“For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.” Psalms 84:10 NASB   More...

Inside Education

Coast is site of planning event for FFA officers

The Mariposa County High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) group held a planning retreat in Capitola last month.  On June 10 through the 14, the team sent its officers to an annual summer retreat where they were accompanied by Buz Arnold an More...

Gover receives honor

Jordan Gover of Yosemite was named to the Drake University Dean's List for the Spring 2013 semester. More...

Fundraiser scheduled

Mariposa Kiwanis Preschool Academy is seeking donations for the school's upcoming rummage sale. The preschool fundraiser will be Aug. 3, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

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