November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Highway 49 South reopens  Free Access 

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 2:40 p.m. - At around 2:30 p.m. this afternoon Highway 49 South reopened after being closed since late morning from a possible pipe bomb threat. More...

'Series of storms' may push through area  Free Access 

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 - 2 p.m. - Several storms may pass over the county between Saturday and Wednesday, bringing as much as three inches of rain to the foothills. More...

Ring’s reappearance is cause for Thanksgiving

MIRACLE CORNER

A class ring plucked from the dust by a Yosemite visitor this summer has been reunited with its owner’s family after an emotional and far-flung journey.  After a two-months’ search, the Mariposa County High School Class of 1994 ring More...

Long-awaited Bridgeport Fire Station to open

It’s been a project District 3 Supervisor Janet Bibby has held close to her heart for the past 12 years, and next Tuesday it will finally come to fruition.  At 3 p.m. on Dec. 2, Bridgeport Fire Station No. More...

Free meal program is vital to school funding

In Mariposa County, 55 percent of students who attend school are eligible for free or reduced meals at the school.  But many of those 55 percent don’t sign up for the breakfasts and lunches, and that’s bad news for the Mariposa Count More...

Local News

Holiday program will feature local choirs

The Mariposa High School Advanced Choir and the Mariposa Community Chorus will present their holiday program on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at Mariposa County High School.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 17 • A scam was reported from Clouds Rest Road. • A harassment report was taken on 10th Street. • Burglary was reported from Stumpfield Mountain Road. • Petty theft of gasoline was reported from Grillo Drive.  More...

Prop. 47 may affect Mt. Bullion prisoners

Proposition 47, which was passed on Nov. 4 by California voters, will help reduce the state’s prison population by allowing some non-violent prisoners to be released.  More...

Milestones

Thank you

The Mariposa Miners Special Olympics team would like to thank everyone who donated to our team at the Wise Hoe Down. Thank you, Eileen and David, for thinking of us and making this happen. We really appreciate your support.   More...

Sports

Colfax Falcons bounce Grizzlies out of playoffs

Last Friday night, the Colfax Falcons bounced Mariposa’s Grizzlies out of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs.  More...

Vacaville spikers knock MCHS out of playoffs

Perennial volleyball powerhouse Vacaville Christian bounced Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies out of the playoffs last Tuesday in Vacaville in three sets, 25-23, 25-6, 25- 22.  The Lady Grizzlies had reached the semi-finals of the Sac-Joaquin Sect More...

Top local team

The Team (yes, that’s the team’s name) emerged victorious in the under-12 and under-14 categories for local American Youth Soccer Organization Region 956 recently, team-member Jasmine Lop More...

Inside Education

Claire Gorham takes first in speech contest

Mariposa County High School student Claire Gorham earned a first place award and $150 in the 2014 “Speech Trek” contest hosted by local branch of the American Association of University Women.  More...

Caring students are recognized

Sierra Foothill Charter School students spent the month of October focused on the Character Counts! Pillar of Caring. More...

Greeley Hill school plans holiday events

Upcoming events at Greeley Hill Gold Rush Charter School include an awards ceremony scheduled to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. at the Greeley Hill Community Hall. More...

Town gets minimal rain from storm  Free Access 

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:40 a.m. - As of Wednesday morning, the two-day rain total at the National Weather Service's automated weather station off Highway 49 North stood at just .73 inches. More...

'Flood watch' is issued for county  Free Access 

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 - 4:30 p.m. - The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Food Watch for "burn scar" areas of Mariposa and adjacent counties. It will remain in effect from Tuesday morning to early Wednesday. More...

Possible pipe bomb closes Highway 49 South  Free Access 

Monday, Dec. 1, 12 p.m. - The California Highway Patrol has closed Highway 49 South at Silva Road due to the discovery of a possible pipe bomb found in that area. More...

Time for turkey

Barbara Croft (from left), Kim Clacher and Nancy Strickland prepared turkey for last Friday’s free Thanksgiving dinner at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds put on by First Baptist Church. More...

County funding source is being held up in D.C.

The federal land that makes up Yosemite National Park brings tourists, and money, to Mariposa County.  More...

No mulligan for Sierra Meadows

LOCAL ECONOMY

The announcement that Sierra Meadows Country Club will close on Dec. More...

Commentary

UC pension crisis creates teachable moment

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Californians have abysmally low levels of civic engagement as evidenced by the recent election where voter turnout set an historic low. And the widespread disengagement of California’s younger voters is even worse.   More...

Letters

Long grateful

As I begin my new career as supervisorelect of District 3, I have many thanks to give.  To my wife and family, I thank you for all of your support and tolerance of a political campaign.  More...

SPCA does good job

Regarding the letter by Terri Alice in the Nov. 20 edition of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE. There are a few items in the letter that need addressing.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Nov. 28   Reformers Unanimous - a free addictions program held at 5005 Frank Wilson Road every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Janet Marylee Hayes

Janet Marylee Hayes was born a Roduner in Merced on June 27, 1927, where she grew up on a dairy ranch and farm, the daughter of Walter Phillip (Walt) Roduner and Rachel Rowland Roduner.  Janet had a lifelong appreciation of horses and fond memor More...

Joan Ruth Sawtelle

Joan Ruth Sawtelle was born on June 9, 1940, and died on Nov. 10, 2014. Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister lived her final days in a house on the beach, surrounded by her family, exactly as she wanted. More...

Elizabeth “Betty” Saunders

Elizabeth “Betty” Saunders was born on Nov. 23, 1920, at Columbia Hospital in Washington, D.C. She was the only child of Horace Eppley Blair and Dorothy White. More...

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