February 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

District, county move to vaccinate 107 students  Free Access 

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 - 11:15 a.m. - County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Ryder and schools Superintendent Robin Hopper have organized a push to vaccinate 107 students who lack measles protection. More...

Report finds county’s job numbers are down

State spokesperson says local data can be “pretty inaccurate”

Jobless claims, a key economic indicator used to chart the health of the nation’s job market, plunged to a 15-year low in a report released last week. County statistics seemed to defy the trend, however. More...

Tenants cry foul following absentee landlord’s order

Leaky roof job requires all merchants to leave structure, property owner says

A pair of business owners say they are facing a crisis this month after their landlord ordered them to vacate their shops to make way for a longpostponed repair project.  More...

Local News

Festival features storytellers

28th annual event will feature six performers

The 28th annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival, scheduled for March 13-15, will have storytelling performers telling tales for all ages.  Storyteller Beth Horner will share her many journeys of adventure, haunting eeriness and farmyard escapades More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 26 • Illegal dumping was reported on Sterling Court. • A call reporting vandalism was received from Smith Road. • A dog was tied to a tree on St. Andrews Road. • A mountain lion sighting was reported from Crystal Aire Drive. More...

Mountain Crisis event is set for Saturday

1950s theme featured

Mountain Crisis Services is hosting its annual fundraiser this Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Fred and Taffy Elchlepp announce the birth of their granddaughter, Brooklyn Naomi Blair, born Oct. 31, 2014. Brooklyn is the daughter of Anna and Michael Blair. More...

Mariposa native reenlists in Navy

Paul Wilson is stationed on the USS Momsen

United States Naval Petty Officer First Class Paul Wilson, who is from Mariposa and is a 2006 graduate of Good Shepard School and the youngest child of Mariposa residents John and Marlene Wilson, reenlisted in the Navy for an additional four years of More...

Breeden graduates from Fort Lewis

Meredith Breeden, of Coulterville, graduated from Fort Lewis College on Saturday, Dec. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Coping with Pregnancy

Helping Hands helps pregnant women know their options

CORRESPONDENT   When Mariposa resident Marilyn Neumeyer retired after working 40 years as an obstetrical nurse, she wasn’t ready to stop helping mothers and babies.  Her retirement didn’t last long. More...

Sports

MCHS continues to cruise through league schedule

Chambers goes on scoring spree to spark victories

Junior Brad Chambers sparked Mariposa’s Grizzlies to another pair of Southern Athletic League hoops victories last week.  MCHS dumped Orestimba last Tuesday, 68- 25, and dominated Denair, 69-31, on Friday to remain perfect in the SAL.  More...

Grapplers grab win in Merced

Tenaya Middle School match earns second win for wrestlers

The Sierra Golden Grapplers youth wrestling club traveled to Merced on Jan. More...

Lady Grizzlies split pair in SAL hoop tilts

Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly varsity basketball squad split a pair of Southern Athletic League contests last week.  In one of their worst defeats of the season, Orestimba downed a short-handed MCHS, squad, 54-15, last Monday. More...

Mystery booms capture wide attention  Free Access 

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 - 3:30 p.m. - Residents from across the county reported hearing a strange series of booms today. So far, the phenomena defies easy explanation. More...

Johnson is new county HR director  Free Access 

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 - 10:15 a.m. - Steve Johnson, recently of the City of Dixon (Solano County), has been named Mariposa County Human Resources Director/Risk Manager. More...

Town gas prices shoot up $.20  Free Access 

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 - 9 a.m. - Motorists were stunned this week when the price of gas shot up $.20 in town on Wednesday. More...

Park Service tells visitors to ‘take a hike’

Merchants worry about rising Yosemite entry fee

The fee hike that’s lurking just around the corner for Yosemite National Park visitors has some local business owners fuming.  “I am not in favor of it,” said Connie Bockhop, owner of End of the Road Retreat in Mariposa. More...

Lions’ crab feed, church sale, lead off big weekend

Mountain Crisis, Door Mouse, Arts Council, library, to also stage events

Following a post-holiday lull, multiple fundraising events are competing for residents’ attention this weekend.  The biggest is the local Lions club’s annual crab feed at the county fairgrounds.  The crab feed is an annual tradi More...

Commentary

Average CalPERS Pension Up To 5 Times Greater Than Comparable Social Security Payouts

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

CalPERS officials are fond of saying that their average pension benefit is only about $31,500 – suggesting that CalPERS members’ benefits are at Social Security-type levels.  On this basis, they argue it’s a “myth” More...

Letters

Firewood law explained

I contacted the state law office about an article in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, ”Residents get tips on not getting burned.” In this article it says it is not legal to sell firewood by the pickup load.  More...

Global situation needs addressing

From many perspectives, the world’s condition is tenuous, the result of interacting social and ecological stresses. However, there are diverse views about the roots of this global situation and what to do about it.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Feb. 6   Alcoholics Anonymous - noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

George Lee Chase

George Lee Chase passed away at the age of 73 after a long battle with cancer. More...

Aaron Alva Thompson

Aaron Alva Thompson, son of Howard and Lorraine Thompson, passed away with his family by his side on Jan. 28 after a short battle with cancer. He was 61. Aaron is survived by his long-time companion Jill Ratzlaff of Merced, son More...

Beverly Lou (Huot) Slaght

The family of Beverly Lou (Huot) Slaght lost a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and special friend following a fatal car crash a little over one year ago, on Jan. 31, 2014. She was 82 years old, born More...

Inside Education

Preschoolers help to pick up trash along Mariposa Creek

Children learned about giving back to their town

Mariposa PreSchool Co-Op recently walked the Mariposa Creek Parkway trail picking up trash to introduce the children to giving back to their community.  The children were excited about the walk, and they collected trash while learning many lesso More...

MCHS French Club enjoys film

More than 30 Mariposa County High School French Club members gathered on a recent Friday night to watch the French film, “The Intouchables,” a story about an unlikely friendship between a More...

SFCS garden produce is big hit

With the help of students, the Sierra Foothill Charter School’s Learning Garden produced extra greens, potatoes, sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes) and pumpkins. More...

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