January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Riley is confirmed, other chamber members lauded  Free Access 

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:45 a.m. - Mariposa's own Damian Riley was confirmed this week as chief executive officer of the local chamber of commerce. More...

Rumbling trucks to swamp 140

Work to start as soon as March, daily helicopter flights will lay safety barrier

Anticipation—and concern— are building as the latewinter or early-spring start date for the Ferguson rockshed construction project approaches.  A precise launch date hasn’t been set yet.  “It is weather dependent,&r More...

Influenza season stages a delayed appearance, but has hammered some

Other viruses get more press, but the humble flu can hit people hard

At least one county resident has been hospitalized at John C. Fremont Hospital to receive treatment for an especially nasty flu virus, facility spokesperson Lorna Coci said last week.  More...

Local News

Smallcombe backs Legion

American Legion Post 567 in Mariposa participated in the swearing-in ceremonies of the new board of supervisors and other county positions on Jan. 6. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 12 • A report of a scam was received from Harris Road. • A report of “aggressive panhandling” was received from downtown Mariposa. • Threatening statements were reported from Yaqui Gulch Road. More...

School suspensions, expulsions down in state for second year

Mariposa County's truancy rate was at 13 percent last year

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recently announced a 20 percent drop in the number of students expelled in 2013-14 and a 15.2 decline in the number of students suspended. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Jan. 23   Alcoholics Anonymous - noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Dwindling volunteers prompt museum chief to retell group’s story

Editor’s note: Tom Phillips is on a mission.  More...

Sports

Grizzlies thrash Orestimba, 68-25

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 - 8:42 a.m. - With a dozen players hitting the scorebook, Mariposa's Grizzlies hammered Orestimba, 68-25, last night to extend their undefeated Southern Athletic League streak. More...

Basketball team to face off against parent squad

The Mariposa Bears middle-school team will hold a fundraiser game on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the old middle school on Silva Road in the Grandpa Doug Pearse Gymnasium.  More...

Lady Grizzlies notch pair of SAL victories

Last Monday, the Lady Grizzlies girls’ basketball team used an 18- 9 second quarter effort to propel themselves to a hard-fought, 50-45, win over arch-rival Le Grand in a Southern Athletic League contest.  Leading the way for Mariposa was More...

Rare red fox is confirmed in Park  Free Access 

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2014 - 12:15 p.m. - Yosemite wildlife biologists today confirmed two recent sightings of the exceedingly rare Sierra Nevada red fox. More...

'Storm' delivers less than a quarter inch  Free Access 

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 - 12:45 p.m. - The weather system that brushed the county this morning delivered .22 inch of rain to Mariposa, and a dusting of snow to Badger Pass ski area's 7,200-ft. base. More...

County links remain snarled  Free Access 

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:30 p.m. - Phone and Internet service remained spotty across the county today, multiple sources report. More...

Bartender crashes into coffeehouse

Adjacent structure smacked

A tipsy bartender who may have been driving home after a busy pre-holiday shift reportedly ran off Highway 49 South late on Sunday, smashing an outbuilding near the Mariposa Coffee Company by Stumpfield Mountain Road.  Neighbor Chris Cereghino c More...

County, civilian workers’ pay scale gap is widespread

Government workers make average of $10 more per hour

Getting a job with a government agency, whether local, state or federal, can be a good choice for people wanting a lucrative career.  Wages and benefits for government employees have consistently been higher than those of their private sector co More...

Best of the Best returns

After a two-year hiatus, the MARIPOSA GAZETTE’S Best of the Best of Mariposa County contest has returned.  More...

Commentary

Liberals and Libertarians, unite

ECONOMIC & POLICY COMMENTARY

Editor’s note: This piece by noted libertarian Randal O’Toole cites reasons why liberals and libertarians have a very compelling list of policy issues to discuss and hopefully find common ground.   More...

Letters

Confusion over Park names

The article in the Jan. 8 issue (“Delaware North claims it owns Yosemite names,”) contains statements I believe are misleading. More...

Severance sets off alarms

Having managed a multimillion dollar business for 20 years with a 144-employee payroll and negotiating numerous contracts during that time I never once had to or would consider severance pay.  This included employees as well as contractors. More...

A bill for two cents

To Pro-Flame Gas Company staff:  Here’s what I received in yesterday’s mail: on the Nov. 20, 2014 billing periodwas a previous balance of 20 cents due. There was a late charge of $36 late charge added on Nov. More...

Milestones

Mary “Ti” Shackelton

Mary “Ti” Shackelton passed away on Jan. 13, 2015 at her home in Mariposa.  Ti was born Mary Lecesne, on April 22, 1930 in New Orleans, La. More...

Emma Louise (Hibpshman) Evans

Emma Louise (Hibpshman) Evans passed away at her home in North Fork, Calif. on Jan. 17, 2015. She was 80 years old.  Emma was born in Mariposa on Feb. 5, 1934 to Curtis and Edna Hibpshman. She graduated from Mariposa County High School in 1952. More...

Evelyn M. (Lyn) Kirkeberg

Evelyn (Lyn) M. Kirkeberg (Brown) passed away on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, 15 days short of her 80th birthday. More...

Inside Education

Students brighten Ewing Wing residents’ day

Mariposa Adventist Christian School students recently took a trip to the Ewing Wing at John C. Fremont Hospital to spend time with the residents. More...

Pizza Factory fundraiser

The Mariposa Adventist Christian School is teaming up with the Pizza Factory to help outreach programs at the school. The Pizza Factory will be hosting a fundraiser on Jan. 22 from 4 to 9 p.m. More...

Summer school is looking for talent from Mariposa

The California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) is taking applications from high school students for admission to the 2015 summer session held from July 11 to August 7. Applications are found online at www.csssa.ca.gov and are due on Feb. More...

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