January 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

One man dies, woman seriously injured in Highway 140 head-on  Free Access 

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 - 4:40 p.m. - One man died and an elderly woman was seriously injured in a head-on crash between two SUVs on Highway 140 at Grosjean Road late this afternoon. More...

Vandals strike town cemetery  Free Access 

Friday, Jan. 24 - Vandals are becoming an ongoing presence in the county cemetery off Joe Howard Street, a leader of the facility's Adopt-A-Plot program says. More...

Flag flap prompts Mountain Crisis response

DIFFERING VIEWS

On Monday, 74 red, white and blue flags flew in front of offices and businesses in town. The banners were placed by local Girl Scouts in recognition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

Brown’s budget could strangle MCHS ag funding

In his 2014-15 state budget, released two weeks ago, Governor Jerry Brown proposed the complete elimination of funding for the Agriculture Education Incentive Grant, which supports high quality agriculture education standards in public schools, inclu More...

Fatal accident mars first month of year

A collision shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. More...

Local News

Escape averted

A Mariposa County Fire Department firefighter douses flames that were spreading through dense underbrush behind a residence on Ridge Top Road last Friday afternoon. More...

Blaze exposes illegal pot grow

A residential fire on Thursday, Jan. 16, in the 4700 block of Ganns Corral Road, revealed an illegal marijuana grow, according to Mariposa County law enforcement officials.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 13: • A report of threats was taken on Cole Road. • A call reporting a neighbor dispute was received from Blanchard. • Petty theft was reported from Yosemite West. • A dead skunk was on Ben Hur Road. More...

Milestones

Thank you

The parishioners of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mariposa want to thank the MARIPOSA GAZETTE for all the publicity that was given to our sesquicentennial celebrations from Jan. 18, 2013 until Jan. 18, 2014.  More...

Thank you

Rod and Renea Kennec would like to express their deepest thanks and appreciation to the Mariposa County firefighters that responded to our garage fire and in the process saved our home and prevented further damage.  More...

Thank you

On behalf of the Mariposa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who made generous donations and contributions to the 2013 KOPS for KIDS Christmas toy drive and giveaway. More...

Sports

Grizzlies thrash Wildcats, stay perfect in SAL

Mariposa continued its unbeaten cruise through the Southern Athletic League last week, crushing Delhi, 59-19, and smothering Waterford on Friday night, 62-34.  Sam Tucker poured in 12 points in the win over the Wildcats from Waterford. More...

Inside Education

Students are recognized for integrity

Woodland Elementary students were recently awarded Kiwanis Terrific Kids Awards for Integrity. More...

Students get ready for Hilmar trip

Sierra Foothill Charter School fifth and sixth grade teacher Brian Hughes and his class smile as one student holds up the Target Field Trip grant check Hughes received to take his class to the Hilmar More...

Students learn to recycle

Karen Dusek, recycling coordinator for the Mariposa County Public Works Department, got a big thumbs up recently when she spoke with Sierra Foothill Charter School students about the three “Rs& More...

Showers likely through Friday morning  Free Access 

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 - Close to an inch of rain was expected as Thursday morning's storm passed over the county. More showers were expected on Thursday night, a National Weather Service forecast said. More...

Gun rights activists report Mariposa results  Free Access 

Wednesday, Jan. 29 - Chad Towe of California Gun Rights has completed a two-day signature drive outside Pioneer Market with hundreds of endorsements for a pro-gun state constitutional amendment. More...

Stafford is selected as interim superintendent  Free Access 

Tuesday, Jan. 28 - Former Madera Unified School District superintendent John Stafford has been selected to serve as Mariposa County School District's interim superintendent following Aaron Rosander's resignation. More...

Veteran stages flag protest  Free Access 

Friday, Jan. 24 - Local business owner and U.S. Army veteran Lou Cordero was spending much of Friday showing the American flag in front of Mariposa's Mountain Crisis Services office. More...

Drought declarations cover state and county

On Jan. 17, California Gov. More...

Smallcombe to run for District 1 seat

JUNE 3 ELECTION

Rosemarie Smallcombe has formed a committee and launched a bid to become Mariposa County’s next District 1 Supervisor, she announced last week.  More...

Letters

Open letter

When Kevin Cann campaigned for supervisor of District 4 his platform stated, "He believes county government should be no more than an extension of the residents and he will strive to protect Mariposa County's rural quality of life."  More...

Thoughts on McClintock

I had Congressman McClintock all wrong. He does care about people. Although late last month, he said he would not extend unemployment benefits because it makes people not look for work.  More...

Reader thanks hospital

On Thursday, Jan. 9, I had a medical emergency that forced me to go to the emergency room at John C. Fremont Hospital.  I had been unable to pass urine for four hours. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Jan. 24   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 

Jose David Lopez

Jose David Lopez died at home on Sept. 13, 2013 from cancer at the age of 59.  More...

Judy Trabucco

Judy Trabucco was born on Feb. 29, 1948, in Santa Maria, Calif. and passed away on Jan. 15, 2014. She lived in Los Alamos (Santa Barbara County) all of her life. More...

Bob Shockley

Bob Shockley died Monday, Jan. 13 in Mariposa.  Bob was born on Oct. 25, 1934 as the third son to Crawford and Francis Shockley, and had a younger sister, Barbara and an older brother, Orem.  More...

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