March 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Snow 'advisory' declared for Mariposa  Free Access 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:15 a.m. - As much as four inches of snow could accumulate at the 2,500-foot level by early Wednesday, forecasters said today. Low temperatures were expected to tag 35 degrees F in town on Wednesday morning. More...

Sheriff warns of counterfeit $20s  Free Access 

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 8:40 a.m. - This morning, Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies warned local merchants of counterfeit $20 bills being circulated, possibly in Mariposa County. More...

Local students lobby for FFA

Retired agriculture teacher Wayne Forsythe has heard state officials’ statements about the way agriculture education funding may soon change. Gov. More...

Survey: County has high rate of bad ads

A state-wide study on the sale of tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food found that 71 percent of food, convenience and drug stores in the state sell alcohol. But in Mariposa County, about 93 percent of these stores sell alcohol. More...

‘Speedy’ tortoise missing in Cathey’s Valley

If you’re in Cathey’s Valley this week, especially in the area of El Toro Road, you may want to be on the lookout for a missing tortoise named “Speedy.”  The 10-year-old Sulcata tortoise, which can travel up to eight mile More...

Local News

Candidates convene in Cathey’s Valley

Candidates running to replace outgoing District 3 Mariposa County Supervisor Janet Bibby addressed voters at McCay Hall on March 18. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 17: • A report of threats was received from St. Andrews Road. • Possible unsafe shooting was reported on Ashworth Road. • A traffic accident with a vehicle in the Merced River was reported on Highway 140. More...

Local dog loses battle with cancer

On March 13, Roy, a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog owned by Toni Kilpatrick of Mariposa, died after a battle with cancer.  The dog, known as “Roy Boy” to his friends, had fought cancer for two and a half years.  Roy was diagnosed in More...

Sports

Grizzlies win pair against Waterford  Free Access 

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. - What do you get when you combine near-perfect pitching, a strong showing by your batters, and an error-free performance by your outfielders? More...

Lady Griz blast Ripon Christian, lead in SAL  Free Access 

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 10:35 a.m. - For nearly the entire game against Ripon Christian it was a case of high drama at the home pitch of the Lady Grizzlies as the team fought for a 3-2 Southern Athletic League victory over the Lady Knights. More...

Varsity gals take top spot in home meet

The Grizzlies’ track and field team opened its 2014 season on Wednesday, March 19 with a home meet and competition with athletes from both California and Nevada as part of the Central California Athletic Alliance (CCAA).  More...

Storm drops surprising snow  Free Access 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 9 a.m. - A cold spring storm dropped close to six inches of snow on Jerseydale Road, with lesser amounts over lower elevations as of Wednesday morning. More...

Septic issues surface at Woodland Elementary  Free Access 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 1:30 p.m. - Maintenance crews from the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) have been working to get a kindergarten classroom at Woodland Elementary School (WES) reopened. More...

County ballots go to property owners  Free Access 

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 4:30 p.m. - The county today mailed close to 7,200 special-assessment-fee ballots to property owners. If re-approved by voters, the $80 annual fee will continue to pay for 15 county firefighting vehicles. More...

County man dies in Zion BASE jump  Free Access 

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 9:50 a.m. - Rescue crews have recovered the body of a world-renowned BASE jumper from Mariposa County who fell to his death earlier this month in Utah’s Zion National Park. More...

Kothari is tapped for top county position

Chevon Kothari, who has presided at Mariposa-based Mountain Crisis Services’ helm for the past decade, has been selected to head the county’s human services department.  More...

Pair of fatalities mar start of spring

An unusual accident involving a skateboard, along with a drowning in the Merced River, cast gloom over a week spanning two Sundays from March 16 to 23. More...

Letters

Teachers need better pay

Dear Mariposa County School Board: You have a dilemma. Once again, we need a new superintendent. Thanks to California’s benevolent taxpayers, you have a little extra money to work with.  More...

Woman is not a ‘gadfly’

In your article “Supes vote on plant limit,” published in the GAZETTE on March 13, I was amazed to see the following statement: “Among the speakers was community gadfly Ruth Catalan, who told those present that she recently obtained More...

County needs conference center

An open letter to Fred, Ruth, and others.  I am going to take a guess here, but I believe there are a number of people who call Mariposa home that fit the following.  You used to visit Yosemite every year, and decided you wanted to be near, More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, March 28   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 

Norman Nichols, M.D.

Norman Nichols was born in Kansas City, Mo. on April 24, 1921 to Elmer and Agatha (Heine) Nichols. More...

Geneva Oleta O’Bannon

Geneva Oleta O’Bannon was born March 13, 1923 in Pioneer, Texas to the late Joe and Jewel Satterfield. She passed away on March 12, 2014.  Geneva grew up in Gregton, Texas. More...

Inside Education

On the trail of town history

Mariposa County High School students (from left) Brandon Holcombe, Katy Park and Zach Heidenreich were scouring town for historic photo locations as part of teacher Walt Hebern’s digital photog More...

Students celebrate “Pi Day”

El Portal School celebrated March 14 as “Friday Pi Day.” The date was 3.14, which is better known as pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to diameter. More...

Popular music is on tap at high school

The music of the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, The Eurhythmics, and Jason Mraz will be performed in the Richard D. Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa County High School on Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m.  More...

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