October 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Yosemite Park: Closed

A government shutdown of unknown duration closed Yosemite National Park on Tuesday, drawing cries of alarm from business owners who depend on Park traffic for revenue.  The closure also drew frowns from visitors.  More...

MCCA’s Home & Garden Show is Saturday

The Mariposa County Contractors’ Association hosts its annual Home and Garden Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mariposa County fairgrounds this Saturday, Oct. 5.  This will be the 24th year the association holds the event.  More...

Bootjack couple hits lotto

Customer Kirk Perrien purchased a $2 California Lottery Scratcher at Bootjack Market and Deli on Sept. 27. A few minutes later, he walked back in the store, cashier Kim Bates said this week. More...

Stonum announces assessor-recorder run

Neil Stonum has announced that he is seeking election to the position of Mariposa County Assessor- Recorder, which will be on the June 4, 2014 gubernatorial primary ballot.  More...

Local News

Flea market arrives Sunday

The 27th Annual Hornitos Flea Market starts at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6 at Hornitos Park. The event kicks off with a tri-tip dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday night served by the local 4-H club. More...

Disaster loans available to small businesses affected by Rim Fire

The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest working capital federal disaster loans to small businesses economically impacted by the Rim Fire that began on Aug. 17, according to U. S. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 23: • A burglary report was taken on Coakley Circle. • Trespassing and burglary was reported from Hunters Valley Road. • A call reporting “bear problems” was received from Silva Road. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Oct. 4   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 

Pauline Alberta Landy Tressider

Pauline Alberta Landy Heideman Tresidder, aged 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in Las Vegas. More...

Charles A. Woessner

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Woessner, passed away on Sept. 27, 2013 in Carson City, Nev. More...

Sports

Knights grind up Grizzlies

The old safe driving phrase of “speed kills” could easily be applied to last Friday night’s Southern Athletic League gridiron opener for Mariposa’s Grizzlies.  More...

Lady Grizzlies trump Turlock Christian, 3-2

On Monday evening, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ volleyball team rallied from two games down to edge Turlock Christian, 3-2 (21-25, 23-25, 25-22, 25-15, 15- 8) in their Southern Athletic League match.  More...

Fourth quarter heroics seal 12-0 junior varsity win

After a defensive struggle consumed over three and a half quarters of play, Mariposa’s junior varsity football squad broke the scoring ice with just over two minutes left in the game to post a 12-0 Southern Athletic League victory over Ripon Ch More...

Yosemite shutdown protest held on Oct. 5  Free Access 

Furloughed workers and their supporters protested the ongoing federal government shutdown with a rally at the Park boundary adjacent to Yosemite View Lodge on Highway 140 on Saturday, Oct. 5. More...

Tough county decisions are delayed until Oct. 29  Free Access 

After hearing two hours of impassioned appeals, the county board of supervisors on Tuesday put off a decision on employee layoffs and furloughs until a special meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 29. More...

Gun-waving visitor threatens local residents

Early last Saturday, just after midnight, a verbal altercation broke out on Fifth Street near Highway 140 in Mariposa that landed a 19- year-old visitor in jail.  More...

Another garden busted

This large, budding marijuana plant is one of 697 eradicated by law enforcement last Friday in the area of Hell’s Hollow near Bagby on the Merced River. More...

County seats among many open in 2014

Mariposa County Auditor Bill Davis has said he will not run for reelection in next summer’s June 3 election. As of this week, no one else has declared an intention to run for the office.  More...

Commentary

Commentary

Rim Fire lessons

(Editor’s note: the following comments were delivered by Mr. McClintock in Congress last month.)  Mr. More...

Letters

Missed derby in paper

It was a slap in the face to not have the results of the fair’s Destruction Derby in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE.  More...

Thoughts for McClintock

Dear Rep. Tom McClintock,  More...

Support local business

Supporting local businesses has been rightfully promoted as a way to create a resilient and thriving community. I want to suggest that that concept also needs to extend to where we put our donation dollars and time. More...

Milestones

Why we need faith

FAITH

The story is told of a man who was intellectual and loved to read. He loved philosophy, so he read every book he could find on the subject. After a while he became a great philosopher. More...

Thank you

The 36th Annual Fish Camp Fire and Rescue BBQ and Auction held on Sept. 1 would like to thank the following merchants for making this year’s fundraiser a success.  More...

Birth Announcement

John and Ginger Clark are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Taylor Joy. Taylor was born on Aug. 20 at 8 pounds 12 ounces and 20.5 inches long. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Paella and Louvre were among class tour highlights

Brooke Dobson, the Mariposa High School French and AP English teacher, took the phrase “learn by doing” to a new level this summer. More...

Inside Education

Rummage sale, car wash will help fund chorus trip

A rummage sale and car wash will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mariposa County High School parking lot.  More...

Learning about stress

Students from Mr. Hebern’s advanced multi-media class at Mariposa County High School worked with Mr. DeSandres’ sixth period health class to tape stress-test skits. More...

Students get checked out

Summit Christian School held free health screenings for all of its students in September. More...

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