May 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Missing Sehmsdorf is flown to hospital  Free Access 

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 1:45 p.m. - Rescuers have located 78-year-old Folker "Karl" Sehmsdorf after the man spent close to three days wandering a remote area of the county. He was evacuated by helicopter to a Modesto hospital around 12:40 p.m. today. More...

Trans-Sierra Tioga Road to open on Friday  Free Access 

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 9:45 a.m. - Yosemite National Park's Tioga Road, which connects Mariposa County to the Sierras' east side, is scheduled to open at noon on Friday, May 2, the Park said today. More...

Shotgun high-five

Auctioneer Tim Sisil, left, greets shotgun winner Julie Gerken-Billings after she won the firearm during the 19th annual FFA Dinner, Dance and Auction at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds last Saturday More...

Butterflies take local story back to origination

The account of Mariposa’s place-name origin related on the Wikipedia Web site is “pure hogwash,” an expert on California butterflies tells the GAZETTE.  More...

McClure houseboaters mull fast-fading waters

Lake McClure houseboat owners last weekend wondered what may happen when lake levels plunge to unprecedented lows this summer.  “I know they’re concerned about it,” Marina Chavez of Barrett Cove’s cafe and store said this More...

Local News

Volunteers needed for grand jury

Volunteers for the 2014-2015 Mariposa County Grand Jury are being sought.  The court takes applications from citizens representing a broad cross section of the Mariposa County community. More...

Piece Makers to exhibit fancy quilts

Mariposa Piece Makers has announced dates for the group’s upcoming outdoor quilt show. More...

Most Wanted

Manuel John Teixeira Age: 36 Height: 6’3” Weight” 275 pounds Charges: Being a felon in possession of a firearm,  More...

Milestones

Mankins - Flahive

Roger and Mary Lou Flahive of Mendota, Ill. have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Marie Flahive of Cathey’s Valley to Kelsey Dallas Mankins, also of Cathey’s Valley. More...

Baptists plan motherdaughter 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...

Thank you

The family of Joshua Michael Schweitzer would like to thank family and friends for their wonderful blessings and condolences for the loss of our Joshua, who passed away from head injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.  Your many prayers and b More...

Sierra Lifestyles

The Sisters Rea: Dust and Thunder

Sincerity, and the deliverance of a powerful message, is what differentiates premiere performers from the sea of others that step on stage in the arena of folk music. More...

Inside Education

Local attorneys address students

The Mariposa County District Attorney’s Office and Starchman & Bryant Attorneys at Law recently presented the program “When You Become 18” at Mariposa County High School.  More...

Law Day is set for Yosemite

On May 2, the U.S. District Court, co-sponsored with the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will hold the second annual Law Day Yosemite in Yosemite Valley, to celebrate the rule of law.  More...

Camp reservations are due on May 28

Mariposa County 4-H is hosting a camp for children in fourth through eighth grade.  The camp will run from June 14-16 at the Lions Camp Pacifica in Ahwahnee. More...

FFA plant sale is on Saturday  Free Access 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 11:15 a.m. - Mariposa FFA, which raises funds for youth agriculture education, is holding a plant sale at Mariposa County High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. More...

Every Fifteen Minutes comes to Mariposa  Free Access 

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 3:30 p.m. - A fatal DUI accident dramatization known as "Every Fifteen Minutes" came to Mariposa County High School on Monday, May 5. More...

Butterfly Festival lands in town  Free Access 

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 11:40 a.m. - The annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival launched today with a flurry of butterfly releases by schoolchildren along Mariposa Creek. Additional releases-and events-continue through Sunday. More...

Valley weed ordinances push marijuana growers to foothills

With the passing of an ordinance by the Fresno City Council last month banning all growth of marijuana within city limits, law enforcement officials in Mariposa County are seeing a spike in illicit grow operations returning to the community.  More...

Space heater ignites office blaze

An unattended space heater under a desk is being blamed for a fire that gutted the office of Realtor Neil Stonum on Friday, April 25 in downtown.  According to Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD) Fire Department Captain Dennis Buck, the fir More...

Letters

Smallcombe is right choice

I met Rosemarie Smallcombe for the first time a few years ago at a community event and had the good luck to be seated at her table. More...

Casto has reader’s trust

The race in District 3 is a citizen’s dream come true: a number of diverse candidates, many of whom would be a tremendous addition to our board of supervisors.  More...

Smallcombe gets thumbs up

I believe Rosemarie Smallcombe is the best choice for District 1 supervisor.  I have lived in Midpines and worked in Yosemite for more than 30 years and have been a member of the Midpines advisory committee since it was formed more than 20 years More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, May 2   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 

Gladys Helen Bennett

Helen Bennett was born on July 8, 1918 in Illinois and died on April 23, 2014 at the age of 95, in Bakersfield. More...

Virginia Claire Cole

Virginia Claire Cole was called home by the Lord on April 19, 2014. A beloved mother, she passed peacefully in Clovis.  Virginia lived a long and productive life. More...

Sports

Mariposa takes SAL championship over Ripon Christian  Free Access 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 8:45 a.m. - The Mariposa Grizzlies baseball team took the Southern Athletic League championship at home on Tuesday, May 6. More...

Rauch perfect at plate in Denair win  Free Access 

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 9:15 a.m. - The Lady Grizzlies put together another winner against the Lady Coyotes of Denair on May 2 with an 11-2 final score. More...

Mariposa, Ripon Christian are co-champs in SAL  Free Access 

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 1:45 p.m. - Thanks to a 3-1 loss to Ripon Christian, Mariposa will now share that crown with the Lady Knights as the playoff picture emerges in Sac-Joaquin Section. More...

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