October 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

2013 MES Halloween Parade  Free Access 

Just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, Jones Street in Mariposa turned into a flood of costumed youngsters participating in the annual Mariposa Elementary School parade. These are a few photos of the event. More...

Storm arrives with surprises

A cold, early-season storm lashed the county with thunder, lightning, rain and hail on Monday.  Precipitation amounts were widely varied. More...

Time changed last Sunday

At 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, Daylight Savings Time expires and Standard Time begins, which means setting the clocks back an hour. More...

Interim hospital CEO is now fully on board

Alan MacPhee, John C. Fremont Hospital’s interim chief executive officer since July, has accepted the position on a permanent basis, the hospital has announced. More...

Local News

Accident victim?

It’s just a stuffed dummy laying under Janet Blackburn’s 1980svintage Toyota Tercel, the Mariposa resident said. More...

Families are needed to host exchange students

Nacel Open Door, Inc. is seeking families to host exchange students during the school year.  The organization will welcome nearly 2,000 international high school students from more than 25 countries for the upcoming school year. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 21: • Trespassing was reported on Joe Howard Street. • A call reporting theft of gasoline was received from Gold Leaf Drive. • Dogs were chasing horses on Red Hawk Lane. • Grand theft was reported from Highway 49 South. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Nov. 1   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 

Breaking News - 11/1/2013 9:26 AM

Memorial set Saturday for Jamin Givens at New Life  Free Access 

Please come and join us in celebrating the life of Jamin Givens who was sadly taken from us on Sunday, Oct. 27. Her celebration is being held at New Life Christian Fellowship tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. More...

Patricia Helen Hecox

Patricia Helen Hecox went to be with the Lord on Oct. 23, 2013. More...

Deonne Dee Dee Webb

Deonne Dee Dee Webb was born on Feb. 25, 1938 in Woodinville, Wash. She was retired and had been fighting cancer at the time of her passing. The cause of death was pneumonia. Dee Dee worked at Yosemite Bank for many years. More...

Inside Education

Homecoming royalty

Savanah Stevenson and Justin Fiske were crowned king and queen during the MCHS homecoming activities during the home football game against Waterford on Oct. 18. More...

Honoring our veterans

Mariposa youth are planning a traditional Veterans’ Day ceremony for the veterans in the area. The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 8:45 a.m. More...

Yosemite-themed art will be on display at gallery

Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Gallery will feature artwork and poetry at an exhibit of the Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest at the gallery in Yosemite National Park on Saturday, Nov. More...

Clovis resident rescued from mine shaft in Bear Valley  Free Access 

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 - Tuesday evening, at about 7 p.m. the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office and Search and Rescue Team, along with other local emergency services responded to a man stuck in a partially collapsed mine in the Bear Valley area. More...

Burglars strike three residences  Free Access 

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 - Burlgars, also referred to as “scrappers” by local law enforcement, took their trick-or-treating to the extreme at three residential locations in Bear Valley late last week. More...

Clark convicted of voluntary manslaughter

A Mariposa jury on Tuesday delivered a verdict of voluntary manslaughter in the murder trial of Jeffrey Lee Clark.  Clark had been charged with murder in the killing of Gordon Crisp. More...

Williams runs for re-election

Mariposa County Treasurer, Tax Collector and County Clerk Keith M. Williams has announced his bid for re-election.  Williams was first elected in 2006. Prior to that he held the position of Assistant Treasurer, Tax Collector and County Clerk. More...

Mercury runoff is charted in Sierra

It’s long been known that Gold Rush miners used the toxic element mercury to extract gold from ore. The patterns, levels and continued risk from the pollutant have never been precisely mapped, however.   More...

Commentary

It's Scary Season Again

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

For many, the real scare this time of years is not the monsters on Halloween, but the property tax bill in the mail box.  More...

Letters

Compost may stop gophers

I read in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE about the gopher problem, and saw the picture of the two best traps that are used, but I know a way to have a nice garden or yard without killing or harming the gophers.  More...

Privacy concerns

In August, California’s Governor signed AB 1266 into law. This new law has been called the co-ed bathroom law because it will force boys and girls to share bathrooms, showers and locker rooms at public schools.  More...

One issue at a time

I was shocked and confused to learn that our Congressman, Tom McClintock, ended the worst recent episode in American politics by voting against the resolution to reopen our government and pay our bills on time.  I had spoken with his office earl More...

Milestones

Thank you

American Legion Post 567 held their first charity golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the River Creek Golf Course.  Part of the Legion’s edict is community involvement and veteran issues, such as support for wounded veterans. More...

Thank you

Due to the overwhelming generosity of the Mariposa vintners, and the many local restaurant owners and caterers, the Vintner’s Wine Tasting held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday, Oct. 19, was a delightful success.  More...

Thank you

The board of directors of the Friends of the Library would like to thank all of the dozens of volunteers who worked diligently from Oct. 3 through Oct. 6 in the semi-annual book sale at the library. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Leaf-turning time is now at high point

The subject of fall color in the Sierra is much-debated, with some dismissing the display as inferior to forests in the eastern U.S. A growing number of enthusiasts, however, are embracing the range’s color show. More...

Sports

Bulldogs down Mariposa, 33-20  Free Access 

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 - Le Grand's Bulldogs stayed perfect on the season last night when they edged Mariposa's Grizzlies, 33-20, in a hard-fought Southern Athletic League gridiron clash. More...

Grizzlies thrash Delhi, showdown set

Settling the championship of the Southern Athletic League will come down to the final two weeks of the season.  At the forefront is this Friday night’s clash between Mariposa’s Grizzlies and Le Grand on the Bulldogs’ home turf. More...

Sign-ups are being taken for wrestling

The Senior Golden Grapplers youth wrestling club is accepting signups for the upcoming wrestling season.  Students in grades sixth through eighth are invited to come and participate. More...

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