November 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

California staying the course on insurance cancellations  Free Access 

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 - California's health insurance exchange has declined a presidential invitation permitting insurers to grant extensions to more than 1 million customers with policies set to terminate at year's end. More...

New map system will speed first responders

For Jim Middleton, deputy chief for the Mariposa County Fire Department, the county’s new map system means less confusion at a most important time.  He recalled one incident in 2003 when just getting to the blaze involved precious minutes More...

FFA program cheers win, fears cuts

As local agriculture students celebrate one of the biggest wins in the program’s history, its leaders say a reshuffling of state grants could cripple agriculture education here.  More...

Deadlines changed for holiday

Next week’s Thanksgiving holiday has prompted some deadline changes for the MARIPOSA GAZETTE.  Classified ads for the Nov. 28 edition must be submitted by Monday, Nov. 25 at noon. That is a day earlier than the normal deadline.  More...

Local News

Soroptomists make donation to CASA

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a donation to CASA of Mariposa County.  CASA is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers who advocate in dependency court on behalf of children who are in fost More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 11: • A call reporting a loose, aggressive pit bull on Half Dome Court resulted in a citation. • A loose goat was on Usona Road. • Dogs were chasing horses on Red Hawk Lane. More...

County Fire Response Report

Nov. 11 through Nov. 17  EMS - 6 Fire – 1 Vehicle Fire, 3 Illegal Burns Public Assist - 3 Auto Collision – 1   More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Nov. 22   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 

Mary Skipper

Mary Skipper passed away at her home in Mariposa on Oct. 28,  2013 after the first heavy rain of autumn. She was 97 years old.  Mary was born in Madera on Jan. More...

Rhonda Ruth Wilkins

Rhonda Ruth Wilkins was born on Dec. 8, 1958, and passed away on Nov. More...

David Locks

David Locks died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 29 while surrounded by love and family in Fresno.  He was born in San Francisco on Sept. 28, 1949 and raised in Redwood City. More...

Inside Education

Enjoying some pastries

A Woodland Elementary School student and his father enjoyed pastries at the school recently. More...

Chili cook-off helps school

As part of Club Live, Mrs. Wilde’s seventh and eighth grade class hosted a chili cook-off in the Sierra Foothills Charter School multipurpose room on Tuesday, Nov. 12. More...

Programs help teach students about being safe online

Mariposa County Unified Schools will be hosting several “Digital Footprint” events during the week of Nov. More...

Missing woman located in Merced  Free Access 

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 - Sheriff Doug Binnewies just reported that Mary Enebrad has been located in Merced. More...

Searchers find missing Foresta woman  Free Access 

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 - Foresta resident Ann Lory, 60, went missing on a walk on Saturday, Nov. 23. A family member working with search teams found her around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, however. More...

Storm drops significant precipitation  Free Access 

8:40 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 - A Pacific weather system dropped an inch of rain on Mariposa and larger totals on higher elevations as it passed through on Wednesday and Thursday. More...

HOMELESS IN MARIPOSA

A darker side of the scenario

PART TWO   There is a darker side to the Mariposa homeless scenario.  Aside from those individuals who are struggling but making a concerted effort to change their lives, like many of those being served by the Open Arms program, there are m More...

County scrambles to recruit new deputies

Continued erosion of Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office staffing levels would eventually leave local law enforcement without the deputies to sustain 24-hour service, Sheriff Doug Binnewies said this week.  More...

Commentary

Politicians Party In Paradise

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Suppose you have been scrimping for years so that you and your family could finally enjoy a Hawaiian vacation. More...

Letters

Christmas brings more need

It’s hard to believe this time of year has come around and the KOPS for KIDS program is beginning the 16th year of providing holiday cheer to the children and families of the community of Mariposa.  More...

Grateful for local hospital

Every once in a while I have reason to be grateful for John C. Fremont hospital. This week was one of those times.  A brief careless moment in the shop and I had a deep gash in my hand. More...

HEAT, FIRE AND DROUGHT IMPACT HEALTH

On the health issue of the impact of climate, including heat, fire and drought, in the Sierra foothills, we need to think further into the future than we usually do. More...

Milestones

Thank you

The “Our Bodies, Ourselves” breast cancer awareness event was held at Savoury’s Restaurant on Oct. 16. This elegant evening of wine, appetizers and fine chocolate was well attended and proved to be an enjoyable evening for all. More...

Sports

Golden Sierra eliminates Mariposa  Free Access 

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 - Mariposa's Grizzlies, following a very successful season, were eliminated from the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V football playoffs last night, 35-28, by Golden Sierra. More...

Grizzlies face Golden Sierra in section playoffs

Following their first round bye, Mariposa’s Grizzlies will host Golden Sierra’s Grizzlies this Friday evening at Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium.  More...

Schellentrager bags 300 digs and kills

Former Mariposa County High School volleyball standout Khristina Schellentrager continues to make her mark in college play at Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, Ky.  Schellentrager earned AMC Freshman of the Year award honors as well as a pla More...

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