January 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Burn suspension lifted, but fire caution remains  Free Access 

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 - With recent rain, regional fire officials have lifted a burn suspension order, the local CAL FIRE office said this week. Debris burning is permitted on "permissive burn days" only. More...

Two killed in Highway 140 head-on

Two elderly people died from a head-on crash on Highway 140 at Grosjean Road on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Badger Pass eclipses latest opening date

The county’s Badger Pass ski area in Yosemite National Park set an alltime record this week.  On Tuesday, Badger Pass blew past a Jan. 28, 2002 record for the latest season opening in the ski area’s history.  More...

Owens enters fray for District 1 seat

Katee Owens has filed to campaign for Mariposa County Supervisor representing District 1. She and her husband Ed, are long-time mountain residents, having moved to Coarsegold in 1993. More...

Local News

AYSO efforts get recognition

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors gave certificates of recognition at the Jan. 21 board meeting. More...

Pancakes are on the menu at 4-H breakfast

A pancake breakfast hosted by 4-H members and leaders will be held on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds Red Bud Room (cafeteria).  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 20: • A dogs versus chickens issue was reported on Clouds Rest Road. • A call reporting a strong smell of propane was received from Third Street. • A report of threats was received from Highway 140. More...

Milestones

Neighbors help widow

Ponderosa Basin resident Mari Christensen lost her husband Brian in a tragic accident last fall. More...

Giving thanks for a new year

Today we meet, Lord, for the last time this year. Our calendars have run out of pages. The hourglass is bulging on the bottom. And “ Jingle Bells” has given way to “Auld Lang Syne.”  More...

Advice from heaven?

The story is told of a man who loved to play golf, but always felt nervous on any hole which required him to hit over water.  More...

Sports

Did game warden have right to search my car?

Question: I was out fishing at Lake Mc- Swain. A man was there before me but didn’t catch anything. I got lucky and caught two trout right away, then decided to go try out a different spot. More...

MCHS humbles Bulldogs in SAL

For the past few seasons, Le Grand’s Bulldogs have had their way with MCHS on the gridiron.  Mariposa’s varsity boys’ basketball team extracted some revenge last Friday night, crushing the Bulldogs, 70-29, in a Southern Athlet More...

Lady Grizzlies edged by TC

Early last week, Turlock Christian edged Mariposa’s varsity girls’ basketball team, 50-48, in a hard-fought Southern Athletic League contest.  The Eagles jumped out to an 11-7 lead in the first period, but the Lady Grizzlies outscore More...

Rain, snow expected through the weekend  Free Access 

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 - Multiple pulses of rain and snow are forecast to dampen the county through Monday, Feb. 10, the National Weather Service said today. As much as two feet of mountain snow could accumulate. More...

Charles F. Fleming funeral is Saturday  Free Access 

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 - A funeral Mass for the late Charles F. Fleming, Jr. is scheduled for 1 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 8 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Graveside services will follow. More...

Ethos is a hot spot for smoke and cold stares

An informal survey done around Ethos youth center last week suggests that most regulars are aware of the facility’s image issues.  But to many young folks who frequent the center, any problems are in the eyes of beholders.  More...

Hunting for gold spans history

On a recent Thursday, Floyd Phelen dropped his wife at a dental clinic by John C. Fremont Hospital and headed for Mariposa Creek with his gold pan and trowel.  The morning was warm enough to start off with a Rite Aid strawberry ice cream. More...

Donnelly’s statewide bus tour to stop here

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly’s statewide bus tour is stopping in Mariposa on Saturday, Feb. 8. More...

Letters

Open letter

Undeniably it has been leaders throughout the course of history that have shaped the past ventures and accomplishments. It has been through the power of leadership that men have risen, shaped the social sphere, and emerged stronger.  More...

Disappointed

I received the latest copy of the GAZETTE yesterday and was disappointed to see your front page story, “Flag Flap prompts Mountain Crisis response,” under the heading, “DIFFERING VIEWS.”  I, personally, choose to display More...

Makes MLK comparison

While I can appreciate the current news environment where controversy trumps facts, a little historical and recent perspective is in order.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Jan. 31 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 

Lowell John Dexter

Lowell John Dexter died in Auberry on Jan. 19, 2014. He was 99. Dexter was born on Jan. 23, 1914 in Fort Crossing, Calif. He lived in the mountain area for 54 years. He was a self-employed truck driver. More...

Lillian Kloor Redfield

A beautiful soul left us on Jan.17, 2014 at 7:22 a.m. The only promise she couldn't keep was to live to 100. Lillian “Diamond Lil” Kloor Redfield was born on Oct. More...

Isabel Castro Walker de Talleri

Isabel Castro Walker de Talleri, age 90, of Mariposa, passed into the eternal embrace of Christ, our Lord and Heavenly Father, on Jan. 17, 2014. She was born on June 10, 1923. More...

Inside Education

School district looks for input on superintendent qualities

The governing board of Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) is making plans to find a quality candidate for the position of superintendent, due to the recent resignation of Aaron Rosander.  More...

Students learn about rock cycle

Randy Bolt and an assistant, both from the California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa, recently visited the third and fourth grade classroom at Sierra Foothill Charter School in Cathey&rs More...

Donations help preschool

Pioneer Market in Mariposa recently made a donation to the Mariposa Co-op Preschool. The check for $307 was generated from store receipts that parents collected over the last several months. More...

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