September 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire breaks out above high school  Free Access 

A vegetation fire broke out just after 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16 above Mariposa County High School. Multiple fire crews responded immediately. More...

Tioga Road is open  Free Access 

Tioga Road opened in Yosemite National Park on Saturday, Sept. 14 at noon. Due to the continuing Rim Fire, no stopping in the fire zone is permitted. More...

Attacking the blaze

A pair of CAL FIRE firefighters add a length of hose and attack the flank of a small wildland fire Monday afternoon at the bottom of Ramsden Road off of Buckeye Road. More...

Gigantic blaze is still 80% contained  Free Access 

The Rim Fire was 80 percent contained at press time this week—the same containment total provided by firefighters one week ago. More...

Secession organizers invite Mariposa aboard

A group of activists in Siskiyou County have found a response to the muchloathed “fire fee” levied on rural parts of the state.   They want to leave California and found a 51st American state.  More...

Cattle theft fines are priority for Bigelow

California Assemblymember Frank Bigelow says bigger fines are in order for the crime of cattle rustling. Bigelow represents Mariposa County in the state assembly. More...

Local News

Pretzer honored as Good Citizen

Mariposa Unit 567 of the American Legion Auxillary has awarded a Good Citizenship Certificate and medal to Tierney Pretzer (second from left) for the Pretzer’s participation in the recent Girl& More...

Hornitos flea market is slated for Oct. 6

Community preparations are underway for the 27th annual Hornitos Flea Market, to be held in that historic community on Sunday, Oct. 6.  Gates will open at 7 a.m. Vendor spaces are available. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 2: • A report of child abuse was reported from Fairgrounds Road and resulted in an arrest. • Dangerous shooting was reported from Triangle Road. • A power line was down on 12th Street in Mariposa. More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Maleah Marielle Varney was welcomed into this world on Feb. 21, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Merced to proud parents Braden and Jessica Varney of Mariposa. More...

100th birthday marks Rollston’s ‘passion for life’

MARIPOSA PEOPLE

Joe Rollston, a longtime resident of Mariposa, marked a century of life this past Saturday.  There are so many of us that feel our age and complain about it. But those are small potatoes compared with turning 100 years old.  More...

Sports

Grizzlies thrash Orestimba, 32-6  Free Access 

Friday night in Newman, Mariposa's varsity football team crushed Orestimba's Warriors, 32-6. More...

Lady Grizzlies swap Delhi to open SAL  Free Access 

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 - Mariposa's varsity volleyball team upended Delhi, 3-0, to open its Southern Athletic League campaign Wednesday afternoon. More...

Grizzlies dump Bears to open season, 25-20

MCHS opened its 2013 gridiron campaign last Friday night with a nonleague victory over Summerville, 25-20, on the Bears’ home field in Tuolumne City, which has been surrounded by the devastating Rim Fire.  More...

Four arrested in illegal garden busts  Free Access 

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 - A Monday morning raid at two Midpines residences probably started the week off badly for at least four suspects arrested by Mariposa County deputies and detectives for marijuana cultivating, sales and conspiracy crimes. More...

Rydingsword to leave county post  Free Access 

Mariposa County Human Services Director Jim Rydingsword has accepted a position in San Benito County, he announced on Sept. 17. More...

Flames gut 75-year-old home  Free Access 

A 1930s-era residence on Tavis Road in the Bootjack area was almost totally destroyed in a fast-moving structure fire on Sunday, Sept. 15. One pet dog was singed in the incident, but the homeowner escaped. More...

Superintendent: flag is not banned  Free Access 

An American flag affixed to a student's vehicle has not been banned from the local high school campus, superintendent Aaron Rosander said on Sept. 12. More...

Man stabbed in Bootjack, one arrested, one sought

Early last Friday afternoon, Mariposa County’s violent crime level moved up a notch when a broad-daylight felonious assault occurred behind the Bootjack Market and Deli on Darrah Road.  More...

Casto sets sights on District 3 board seat

Kris Casto has announced that she is seeking to be county supervisor for District 3.  “I’m passionate about local government and anticipate meeting with residents of our district to hear your concerns and priorities for our county. More...

Letters

Market is open to all

In the Sept. 5 paper I was ashamed to read the comments about the local farmers market.  More...

Write it down

In the GAZETTE’S informative article on the history of the county fair, there is a reference to collecting memories from our older citizens. More...

Detroit provides warning

There is one thing for sure with respect to the bankruptcy of Detroit. Politicians have used their camera time to unjustifiably blame the pesky unions for the condition of Detroit’s degrading financial circumstances. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Sept. 13   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 

Marcus Dillard Shouse

Marcus Dillard Shouse, better known to many as Dr. Shouse, was born to Elton Shouse and Margaret Evelyn Prince Shouse on Feb. 19, 1947. He was raised in Knoxville, Tenn., a member of a family dedicated to medical science.  More...

Celebration of Life

A Celebration of Life for Robert L. “Bob” Rudzik will be held Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Mariposa Senior Center. All who loved and knew Bob are invited. Please dress casual and cool, as Bob would not have wanted it any other way. More...

Robert Lee Cason

Robert Lee (Bob) Cason, 87, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at his home in Mariposa. Bob was born on Aug., 29, 1925, in Omaha, Texas, to Aubry A. and Evelyn C. (Cox) Cason. More...

Inside Education

Gathered under big Woodland tree

Woodland Elementary School’s Dr. Bill Atwood taught a lesson to students under the school’s big oak tree recently. More...

Classroom surfing

Students in teacher Tammy Kudela’s AP Biology class piloted one of two iPad carts purchased by MCHS. Each cart contains 30 iPads that can wirelessly connect to the school's Internet system. More...

Pumped up in Cathey’s Valley

Sierra Foothill Charter School Principal Alfonso Garagarza engaged students during morning line up on Sept. 4—the first day of school. More...

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