November 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Thanksgiving bounty

First Baptist Church of Mariposa served as many as 400 people at its annual community Thanksgiving dinner last Friday, Nov. 22. More...

Post office struggles to explain GAZETTE delays

The U.S. Postal Service is investigating service delays that are slowing delivery of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE by a day or more to outlying areas of the county.  More...

Three dogs survive Bear Valley poisoning

Three dogs at a Bear Valley home were found near death in an apparent poisoning last week.  After hovering near death, foaming at the mouth and enduring convulsions, the dogs have since recovered.  For hours after the Nov. More...

McClintock proposal draws fiery response

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Local News

Art takes center stage at Merced River event

clothing, mosaic tile objects, woodwork and more.  On Friday, in Yosemite Valley, a silent auction, a raffle and shopping will be available.  To attend Friday’s craft fair, follow the signs to Curry Village in Yosemite Valley.  T More...

Soroptomist makes 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. 18: • A deer-versus-mountain-lion incident was reported from Dexter Lane. • A domestic dispute was reported on Circle Drive. • A report of vandalism was taken on Mt. Ophir Road. More...

Milestones

Anna Elchlepp-Michael Blair

Engagement Announcement

Fred and Taffy Elchlepp are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Anna Elchlepp, to Michael Blair. More...

Thank you

Susan Robinson is a favorite principal at Mariposa Elementary School. She has continued to make sure that our school carries on the tradition of our annual Veterans Day ceremony. This is a wonderful and heartwarming experience for all that attend. More...

Thank you

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County thanks the following individuals and businesses for their generous help with this autumn’s recentlycompleted home on Mueller Court.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

MCHS’s crack ag team struts its stuff

Local agriculture students showed the fruit of their labor at last week’s Merced Mariposa Sectional Project Competition.  More...

Inside Education

Students learn to trust

As part of service learning, students at Sierra Foothill Charter School in grades five and six are learning about challenge course activities and structures. More...

Merced College courses available in Mariposa

Merced College is offering a variety of credit and noncredit courses at Mariposa County High School to serve Mariposa and surrounding communities.  More...

District seeks representative

The Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) Board of Trustees has appointed Larry McElhaney and Thomas Solomon to serve twoyear terms on the YCCD Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee.  More...

Snow due for county foothills  Free Access 

Snow levels are expected to lower to near 1,000 feet on the evening of Friday, Dec. 6 as a cold Pacific storm drops over the area. Forecasters also see temperatures dropping below freezing through Sunday, Dec. 8. More...

Auditor sues supes

In what appears to be an unprecedented action, Mariposa County Auditor William (Bill) Davis has joined with Citizens for Constitutional Government in a lawsuit against the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, and an unidentified number of other coun More...

Infant on board in high speed chase, man jailed

In the wee hours of last Saturday morning, Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies made an arrest after a high speed chase down Yaqui Gulch Road of a vehicle containing the suspect, his young girlfriend, and their 3-month-old infant.  Accordin More...

Concealed pistol, meth pipes, prompt arrest

A Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy found guns, marijuana and meth pipes in a parked vehicle early last Saturday.  The discovery earned a young man a trip to the county jail.  The incident unfolded after midnight on Nov. More...

Letters

Homeless are a problem

The homeless are part of the reason that we have more of our outside belongings missing.  I have woke up on my couch to see one of the homeless looking through my window. By the time I got outside he was gone.  I live near Bridgeport. More...

Pot rules create crime

Mariposa County supervisors, in conjunction with the planning department, are instituting excessive rules and regulations which affect legitimate medical marijuana users.  More...

McClintock is helping area

A recent opinion scolding Congressman McClintock’s position regarding both the Affordable Care Act and the Park closures leads me to question why anyone would attempt to discredit the congressman through questionable accusations.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Nov. 29   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 

George Wesley Norman

George Wesley Norman passed away peacefully on the morning of Nov. 12, 2013 surrounded by his family.  More...

Winnifred Anne Gauthier

Winnifred “Winnie” Gauthier, beloved wife and mother, passed into peace surrounded by loved ones on Nov. 12, 2013, at her Mariposa home.  She was 84 years old. More...

Sports

Golden Sierra eliminates MCHS in overtime clash

Golden Sierra pushed Mariposa’s Grizzlies out of the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division V gridiron playoffs last Friday night with a 35- 28 overtime victory.  More...

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