April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

May 1 begins burn-permit requirement  Free Access 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 1:20 p.m. - As of Thursday, May 1, CAL FIRE burn permits will be required for all hazard-reduction burning in state-administered areas of Mariposa County. More...

OffenderWatch is new sex offender search tool  Free Access 

Thursday, April 30, 2014 - 10:20 a.m. - Residents in Mariposa County now have one more weapon in their arsenal to protect themselves and their families from sex offenders and predators residing in the county. More...

County pool opens for lap swims  Free Access 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9 a.m - The public pool at Mariposa's county park has opened for a noon lap-swim session each weekday. County pools won't open for general use until June 14, however. More...

Fire erupts in Mariposa commercial building  Free Access 

Friday, April 25, 2014 -11:45 a.m. - Just after 11 a.m. this morning a fire broke out in the real estate office of the Coldwell Banker at 5065 Highway 140 in Mariposa. More...

Foster True Value is one of company’s best

Mariposa’s Foster True Value hardware store has been named one of the brand’s top 13 stores for 2014.  The store was selected from more than 5,000 stores across the globe for excellence in customer service. More...

Credit card device found on local pumps

If you have filled up at the Woodland Market gas station and later noticed unauthorized charges on your credit or debit card, you should consider contacting the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and your banking institution.  More...

Local News

Mariposa First 5 honors volunteers

Mariposa County First 5 is part of a Regional First 5 effort to recognize volunteers who serve children aged newborn to 5 years as “Heroes.”  The region is made up of Fresno, Mariposa, Madera, Merced, San Luis Obispo and Tulare count More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 14: • Theft of a boat motor was reported from Bear Valley Road. • An out-of-control juvenile was on 10th Street. • A call reporting a steer without water was received from Indian Peak Road. More...

Air Fair to tempt young fliers skyward

Young people from aged from eight to 17 can take short flights with area pilots at Saturday’s Air Fair and Family Adventure Day at the Mariposa Yosemite Airport.  The flights are just one item on a list of aviationthemed entertainment and More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John O. “Slim” Neville

John O. “Slim” Neville was born in Atchison, Kan. on Jan. 10, 1930 to George William Neville and Lydia Louise Neville. John attended public schools and graduated from Atchison High School in 1947. More...

Joan Rae Lake

Joan Rae Lake, née Lashmett, was born on August 15, 1931, in Ord, Neb. She was married in Twentynine Palms, CA. on Dec. 3, 1950 to Robert “Bob” D. Lake. More...

James Victor Romero

James Victor Romero passed from this world in Clovis, CA, on April 6, 2014, with his beloved wife Cindy by his side. More...

Inside Education

Students get reward for reading

Fired Up for Reading is a program sponsored by the Mariposa County Fire Department. More...

Gold Rush Charter School plans open house

Gold Rush Charter School in Greeley Hill is hosting an open house and tri-tip drivethrough dinner on May 1.  A family dinner is $35 and includes a whole tritip, cowboy beans, green salad and garlic bread. More...

Bank supports students

Yosemite Bank, a primary sponsor of Mariposa Academic Boosters Club, recently made a donation to the organization. More...

Breaking News - 4/30/2014 4:51 PM

Local businessman arrested for cultivation  Free Access 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 12:05 p.m. More...

Small fire is doused on Mt. Bullion  Free Access 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 4:30 p.m. - Crews from CAL FIRE and Mt. Bullion Conservation Camp teamed up to extinguish an escaped controlled burn this afternoon. More...

NIXLE alert system is online in Mariposa  Free Access 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 1:30 p.m. - The NIXLE system is now online and allows law enforcement agencies to send messages to subscribers by cell phone, landline telephone, email and the Web in real-time. More...

Cartel hard at work: 28K plants eradicated  Free Access 

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12 p.m. - The discovery of three separate wilderness marijuana cultivation complexes last week netted more than 28,000 plants from both public land and rural private property in northern Mariposa County. More...

Weather shuts higher-elevation roads  Free Access 

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 10 a.m. - With up to a foot of snow expected above 6,000 feet by Saturday, Yosemite National Park officials have closed higher-elevation roads to the public at least until Sunday, April 27. More...

Fairgrounds funding okay for two years

The show will go on this Labor Day weekend for the county’s 76th-annual fair, event manager Brian Bullis told the board of supervisors on Tuesday.  Reserve funds remain to ensure that the fair opens in the summer of 2015 as well. More...

Candidates mull county employment

Part II   Voters in two of the county’s five districts will select new representatives on June 3.  To help voters decide, the MARIPOSA GAZETTE has asked candidates five key questions on important county issues. More...

Letters

A vote for Crafts

In 1983 I built my home in Mariposa. In 1983 Becky Crafts went to work for Mariposa County. As is the way in small communities such as ours, I have crossed paths with Becky Crafts many times over these 30 years. More...

Long has the right idea

As an entrepreneur and home-based business person, I am supporting Marshall Long’s candidacy for District 3 supervisor.  More...

A vote for Smallcombe

Rosemarie Smallcombe, candidate for supervisor in District 1, stopped by my home the other day. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, April 25   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Happy Birthday

Area residents are invited to celebrate Dorothy Bauer’s birthday. She will be 98 years young, and is the pride of Hornitos.  On Monday, April 28 there will be a party at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane beginning at noon. More...

Church hosts luncheon

“Daughters of the King” is the theme of this year’s mother-daughter luncheon on Saturday, May 10 at First Baptist Church, 5005 Frank Wilson Road in Mariposa.  More...

Sports

Schedule change announced for Grizzly baseball  Free Access 

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 10:45 a.m. - The final game of the 2014 regular season for the Grizzly baseball team has been moved to Wednesday, May 7 at Ripon Christian. More...

Bullis dominates in win over Ripon Christian  Free Access 

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. - If there were only two words to describe senior Claire Bullis’ level of play against Ripon Christian on Wednesday, April 30, there would be no doubt what those words would be. More...

Mariposa hosts third track meet of season  Free Access 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 4:45 p.m. - The Mariposa Grizzlies hosted the third Central California Athletic Alliance track and field meet of the season on Wednesday, April 30. More...

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