September 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Deputies raid illegal garden, four nabbed

A Monday morning raid at two Midpines properties probably started the week off badly for at least four suspects arrested by Mariposa County deputies and detectives for marijuana cultivation, sales and conspiracy crimes. More...

Facebook posts whip rumor into frenzy

A series of Facebook posts turned a minor discipline incident into the talk of the town last week—forcing school officials to spend hours setting the record straight.  More...

Crafts seeks reelection as county’s assessor

Becky Crafts has been a Mariposa County Resident since 1978, graduating from Mariposa County High School and Merced College. More...

Blazin’ Hog hits town on Saturday

This year’s Blazin’ Hog Barbecue Competition and Zydeco Music Festival happens at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds this Saturday, Sept. 21.  More...

Local News

Conservancy seeks trust accreditation

The Land Trust Accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC) is applying for accreditation. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 9: • A call reporting “bear problems” was received from Usona Road. • A long-horned bull was loose on Carleton Road. • A landlord/tenant dispute occurred on Granite Springs Road. More...

County Fire Response Report

Sept. 9 through Sept. 15 EMS - 11 Fire - 1 Vegetation, 1 Structure, 1 Illegal burn Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision –1   Spotlight call of the week:  More...

Milestones

Honorary doctorates

Mariposa pastors Henry and Grace Falany have received honorary doctorate degrees from EMI Bible University in Bellflower. More...

Thank you

The Mariposa Lions Club would like to extend its sincere thanks to the Mariposa County Department of Public Works, California Highway Patrol, Caltrans, local SCOPE volunteers, Fremont House, the Mariposa Museum and History Center, Mother Lode Lumber More...

Sports

Breaking News - 9/22/2013 5:59 AM

UPDATE-Grizzlies whitewash Livingston, 33-0  Free Access 

Although MaxPreps has a score listed of Livingston 26, Mariposa 0, the actual score was a lopsided victory for the Grizzlies, 33-0. More...

Grizzlies clobber Warriors, face Wolves

It’s beginning to look a lot like a Grizzly defense that prowled the gridiron in seasons past.  More...

New digs

Last week, the new portable pressbox with an attached filming platform was delivered to Mariposa County High School. More...

Two arrested in vandalism at MES  Free Access 

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 - The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office arrested two 20-year old men after vandalism and property damage at Mariposa Elementary School in the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 21 More...

Fire rips through town’s hillside

Just before 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, residents and visitors all over the town of Mariposa were fixed on the hillside above Mariposa County High School as a wildland blaze ripped through the tinder-dry brush and trees.  More...

Short is suspected in Bootjack blaze

A 1930s-era residence on Tavis Road in the Bootjack area was totally destroyed in a fast-moving structure fire on Sunday, Sept. 15. One pet dog was singed in the incident, but the homeowner escaped.  The fire was reported at 11:43 a.m. More...

Fire Chief Jim Wilson closes in on retirement

Chief Jim Wilson, who has led the Mariposa County Fire Department for the past seven years, has announced his retirement. He will serve through Dec. 30.  This coming Tuesday, Sept. More...

Letters

Frogs are part of web

There has been much talk lately questioning the protection of some species under the Endangered Species Act, specifically the yellow-legged frog and the Yosemite toad.  More...

Encouraging tourism

I have a few comments for Ruth Catalan— who had a letter in the Sept. 5 GAZETTE.  More...

Fired up about fire fee

Let this letter go on record to the State Board of Equalization that I am again appealing and protesting these state responsibility area (SRA) fees. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Sept. 20   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 

Becky Bradshaw

Becky Bradshaw was born in Idaho on May 12, 1948. She passed on this past Saturday, Sept. 14 after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Becky came to Mariposa in the 1960s with her family and graduated from Mariposa High in 1966. More...

Francis Ignatius Donohoe

Francis Ignatius Donohoe was born in San Francisco on Dec. 18, 1922. He passed away on July 18, 2013.  Francis was the third of six children born to George and Catherine (Kitty) Donohoe.  More...

Daniel James Henning

Daniel James Henning, 20, of Atwater, changed his hat to a halo on Sept. 1, 2013 due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Daniel was born on April 19, 1993 in Merced, the son of Bernard and Wanda Henning. He attended St. More...

Inside Education

Anniversary celebrated

Mariposa County High School’s French Club recently celebrated the beginning of school with its traditional pique-nique de rentrée. More...

Excited about school

Kiwanis Preschool kids kicked off the new school year with fun and friends recently. There are still a few enrollment spots available, interested parents can call 742-7042 for more information. More...

Thanks to the firefighters

Yosemite Valley School students created this banner to thank more than 3,000 firefighters who have protected Park facilities and residents from the ongoing Rim Fire. More...

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