March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Children, pets found in squalid home

More than 50 animals have been placed in new homes, and a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation launched, after Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control officers found the animals uncared for and hungry in a squalid home environm More...

Woman escapes plunge, dog lost

Rescuers pulled an El Portal woman from the Merced River on Monday, after she swerved to avoid a coyote or dog. Her own Chihuahua was lost in the incident, however.  Cecilia Jackson, 45, was driving a Toyota Corolla involved in the accident. More...

McClintock to face GOP rival

Congressman Tom McClintock may finally have an adversary from the right side of the aisle in the 4th District Congressional race after an Auburn businessman and former active duty Army officer took out papers to run in the June 3 primary.  More...

Local News

Candidates share views

District 2 Supervisor Merlin Jones hosted a Meet Your Candidates Night last Thursday, March 13 at Greeley Hill Community Hall. More...

Deadline looms for insurance sign-ups

The Mariposa County Department of Human Services is reminding residents that they must sign up for health insurance before March 31 to avoid a penalty.  Some people may qualify for a discount based on household income and the number of people in More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 10: • Mail tampering was reported on Scott Road. • A call reporting a burglary was received from the Sweetwater Christian Camp in Jerseydale. • A report of fraud was taken on Elizabeth Lane in Cathey’s Valley. More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Kayla Engman and David Saldana of Merced announce the birth of their son, Bentley Kurt Saldana. He was born Feb. 18, 2014, weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. More...

Revival Center hosts Gold Rush Conference

Pastors Henry and Grace Falany of Mariposa Revival Center are in charge of the Mother Lode Gold Rush Conference in Mariposa, scheduled for March 28 through March 30.  The event will be held at the Mariposa Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs La More...

Parenting, discipline are focus of church forum

The Mariposa Seventh-Day Adventist Church is hosting Mauro Amador on Sunday, April 6, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the church, 4994 11th St. in Mariposa.  More...

Sports

Varsity girls take top spot at home meet  Free Access 

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 11:15 a.m. - The Grizzlies girls’ varsity team took the top spot overall at its first Central California Athletic Alliance home meet of 2014 with a final tally of 181. More...

Wins give Lady Grizzlies tie for best in SAL  Free Access 

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. More...

Amstutz scores hat-trick, plus one, in victory over Le Grand

Proving the maxim that rivalry games are only truly interesting when your opponent is competitive, the Lady Grizzlies soccer team steamrolled over Le Grand on Saturday, March 15 in a 5-1 Southern Athletic League victory that included a total of four More...

Clampers to place high school plaque on Saturday  Free Access 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 3 p.m. - Local members of the E Clampus Vitus fraternal organization vow to place a history plaque at Mariposa County High School on Saturday, March 29. More...

Saturday event will benefit veterans  Free Access 

Friday, March 21, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - Veterans in need, including homeless veterans, are invited to the second-annual Veterans Stand-Down at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 22. More...

Christian camp hit by thieves

The Sweetwater Christian camp in a remote part of the county near Jerseydale has fallen victim to vandalism and a costly burglary that is now being investigated by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Shutdown analysis shows vulnerable economy

Close to 80 percent of local revenue is directly tied to Yosemite tourism, local merchants report. The link was underscored in October, when the federal government shutdown closed Park facilities for 16 days. More...

‘Still burning’ Rim Fire keeps gates locked tight

Close to five months after firefighters contained the enormous Rim Fire, hundreds of thousands of national forest acres remain shut—frustrating gold miners and other wildland enthusiasts.  More...

Letters

Long knows the community

The voters in District 3 have an important decision to make when electing their next supervisor.  The supervisor who will replace Janet Bibby has some big shoes to fill. More...

Lions Club needs members

I was a little surprised at the tenor of the GAZETTE’S recent article on local service clubs. More...

McClintock faces challenger

McClintock is in for the race of his life under the top-two system, now that a Republican who can win is his only challenger.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, March 21   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 

Clifford James “Jim” Smith

Clifford James “Jim” Smith, 72, passed away peacefully on Feb. 8, 2014, surrounded by his family at his home in San Miguel. Jim was born on Sept. 11, 1941 to Clifford R. and Frances Smith in Fresno. More...

Carolyn Jeanne Price

Carolyn Jeanne Price was born on April 9, 1924 and passed away on March 5, 2014 in Merced. The youngest daughter of Thomas Benjamin and Helen Marie Price, Carolyn was born in Stockton and grew up on the family ranch in Cathey’s Valley. More...

John H. Lilley, Sr.

Husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, former Mariposa resident John H. Lilley passed away peacefully on Feb. 20, 2014 surrounded by family and friends in Murfreesboro, Tenn. More...

Inside Education

McQuadle the Dragon takes over stage

The Mariposa County High School Drama Club will be performing “McQuadle: A Dragon’s Tale,” on Friday, March 21 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 22 at 2 and 7 p.m. More...

Families are needed for foreign students

World Heritage Student Exchange Programs is looking for American families to host high school students from Asia.  The exchange students speak English, are bright, curious, and are eager to learn about this country through living as part of a fa More...

Greeley Hill school is taking applications

Greeley Hill Gold Rush Charter School is taking signups for the 2014-2015 school year.  The school is accepting enrollment applications in all grades, kindergarten through eighth grade. More...

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