December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Clark gets six-year sentence for death

Jeffrey Lee Clark was sentenced last week to six years in state prison for the Dec. 1, 2012 death of Gordon Crisp in Midpines.  Clark, 52, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in October by a jury in Mariposa Superior Court. More...

North County man held on $1 million bail

Last Monday, Dec. 9, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Joctan Ramon-Ortega, 38, of Greeley Hill for child molestation. It was the second horrific arrest for child molestation in a oneweek period.  More...

Local News

A lot like Christmas

Faith Moore, wife of Yosemite Community Church Pastor Brent Moore, captured this image in a past snow storm. The church welcomes residents and visitors to two special holiday events this month. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 9: • A contained mule was on Rancheria Creek Road. • A call reporting a scam was received from Varain Road. • Mountain lion issues were reported from Highway 49 North. More...

County Fire Response Report

Dec. 9 through Dec. 15 EMS - 12 Fire – 2 Illegal burns Public Assist - 5 Auto Collision – 2   More...

Milestones

Engagement Announcement

Mark and Laura Donahue have announced the engagement of their son Robert Donahue to Karri Day of San Jose. Robert is a 2001 graduate of Mariposa County High School. More...

Christmas worship set at Lutheran church

The Mariposa Lutheran Church will hold its annual Christmas Eve candlelight worship service with holy communion on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies take consolation

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ basketball team took two out of three hoop contests in last weekend’s Chowchilla Tournament to claim the consolation title.  More...

Sign-ups open for basketball league

The Mariposa Youth Basketball League is ready to start its seventh season.  The league is for boys and girls in grades third through sixth. More...

Capturing ‘Layla’ becomes challenge

Almost two years ago, a mid-sized, shepard mix female dog ran away from an abusive owner on Wilbur’s Way, and took up residence along Yaqui Gulch Road.  The dog, reportedly around six years old, named Layla, has demonstrated exceptional in More...

Dr. Smith’s passing prompts outpouring

Dr. Phillip Smith, a teacher who presided over achievements that filled the community with pride, died on Wednesday, Dec. 11.  Smith passed at age 58 after a long battle with cancer. More...

Robbery conspirator given five-plus years

Christopher Scott Sheffield, 44, was sentenced last week to five years and four months in state prison for his role in the September 2012 robbery of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum.  Sheffield, the last of five defendants to learn More...

GAZETTE deadlines change for Christmas, New Year’s

Special deadlines will apply over the next two weeks for classified ad and editorial submissions to the MARIPOSA GAZETTE.  Due to next week’s Christmas holiday, the classified ad deadline for the Dec. 26 paper will be noon on Friday, Dec. More...

Letters

Cell phone Socialism

Four seeming strangers sitting at a table talking: a father and his three teenage sons on their cell phones! More...

Paying for fire service

I was a member of the volunteer fire department for many years. I feel I must respond to Dennis Buck’s letter in the Dec. 5th edition of your newspaper.  More...

More signs are needed

While the county and Caltrans are finally putting up wayfinding signs, I would like to beseech them to please also put a sign in town and/or near Highway 49 and Highway 140 South so that tourists and locals alike can find the Mariposa County Fairgrou More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Dec. 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 

Dr. Phillip M. Smith

One of Mariposa’s most iconic residents, Dr. Phillip M. Smith, lost his long battle with cancer on Dec. 11, 2013 while surrounded by his family.  More...

Cornelia Pauline Howard

Cornelia “Connie” Pauline Howard was born on Dec. 10, 1917 and died on Dec. 10, 2013 at the South Fork Board and Care home in North Fork.  Connie was 96 at the time of her death. More...

Inside Education

Learning about birds of prey

Master falconer Cat Kroschell recently visited Sierra Foothill Charter School in Cathey’s Valley. More...

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