March 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Sewer spill prompts can-do spirit

Employees, patrons, pulled together when sewage engulfed shipping shop

Marcy Port had the pleasure of visiting Mariposa Shipping Co. the morning an epic sewer spill hit the business on Feb. 17.  “It was gnarly,” the customer recalled last week. “Toilet paper was floating across the parking lot. More...

Storytelling Festival grabs listeners’ ears

For 28 years, storytellers have made their way from all over the country to participate in the Mariposa County Arts Council’s Storytelling Festival.  And it isn’t just the storytellers who come from far away.  “We have peo More...

Voters pick the county’s ‘Best of the Best’

After tabulating hundreds of ballots, the results of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE’S Best of the Best of Mariposa County have been revealed.  In the best breakfast category, Sugar Pine Restaurant was the big winner, followed closely by Steve’ More...

Local News

Steppin’ lightly

One of the majestic Rancho Valencia Spanish dancing horses prances to the beat of the music as Mexican dancers twirl their skirts during last Saturday’s 66th annual Hornitos enchilada dinner. More...

Book signing set to be held at Mining Museum

Authors Freely, Workman look at plight of musuems

The California State Mining and Mineral Museum will be the site of a book signing this weekend, March 14 and 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 2 • A call reporting a prowler on Highway 140 resulted in an arrest. • A grand theft report was taken on Stumpfield Mountain Road. • A report of fraud was received from Cornett’s Entrance Road. More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Jennifer and Sean Wilson welcomed their daughter, Kara Ann Wilson, on Nov. 29, 2014. She was born in Merced and weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. More...

GRADUATION

Ian Whitaker graduated from University of Las Vegas, Nevada, this past semester with his Bachelor of Arts degree in English. More...

Thank you

The Mariposa County 4-H Club Council, members and leaders would like to thank the community for supporting our Valentine Pancake Breakfast at the Senior Activity Center. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Wagon Train tradition seeks to pass torch on

Volunteers are looking to put a little more kick into this June’s Mariposa County Wagon Train as the event gets set for its 40th year. More...

Inside Education

Charter School uses sun, rain to water school garden

Rainwater harvesting system set up by students

Sierra Foothill Charter School students began a project to install a rainwater harvesting system for the school garden last year. The project is now complete and fully operational.  More...

Book author visits SFCS

On Tuesday, March 3, local children's book author Michael Ross visited the Sierra Foothill Charter School campus and spoke with students in preschool through eighth grade. More...

Woodland students record music

Greg Ennis, a local jazz musician who plays with the Blue Skies Trio, recently had a recording session with fifth grade guitarists from Woodland Elementary School. More...

GPS leads to navigational error  Free Access 

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 12:15 p.m. - As if to show that technological progress is anything but, a family became hopelessly lost on Chowchilla Mountain this week due to its reliance on a GPS navigation device. More...

Wreck claims two county residents  Free Access 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:45 a.m. - Two families are mourning the passing of loved ones following a Saturday wreck that has claimed Khayla Choi, 13, and Christina Jarrett, 19. More...

Merchants mull homeless crisis

Longtime Mariposa resident draws fire for habits on streets

Walter Brooks, a town fixture who has lived, drank and slept on local streets for years, ran into a chorus of disapproval at last week’s meeting of the Mariposa County Business Association.  While the March 5 gathering met to focus on an a More...

Man arrested, stolen goods are recovered

Property belonging to as many as eight victims recovered in bust

Last Thursday, 35-year old Ryan Osteen, a local resident with an extensive arrest history, was busted by Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies.  A search warrant executed at a residence on Hites Cove Road in Jerseydale where law enforcement o More...

Letters

Make the homeless earn help

Every year, at various times, I have a lot of work to do on my property and for many years I would go to where the homeless hangout and ask if anyone wants to work.  More...

Town atmosphere changing

Not surprisingly, we the residents of Mariposa are well aware of the changing atmosphere in our town with the advent of the many homeless wandering our streets daily and hanging about the parking lots where free toilets are available.  More...

More integrity is needed

The MARIPOSA GAZETTE’s inclusion of Jon Coupal’s commentary on the opinion and commentary section of our fine newspaper is always of great interest and provides information of the prevailing indiscretions of politics and government.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, March 13   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 

Darlene Rose

Darlene Rose, nee Wells, a Mariposa resident for the last 34 years, passed away in her home surrounded by her family on March 1, 2015 at 4:10 p.m.  Darlene was born on April 10, 1926 in Dennison, Iowa to Edith and Samuel Wells. More...

Alice Fay Rust

On March 4, 2015, Alice Fay Rust wrecked her Harley coming from the tattoo parlor. She happily went to be with the Lord.  More...

George F. Phillips

George F. Phillips went to be with the Lord on Feb. 27, 2015. He was born Sept. 21, 1935 in Austin, Texas to Viola and George T. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies whip Yosemite and Minarets

In a non-league doubleheader last Saturday, Mariposa’s varsity softball squad drubbed Minarets’ Mustangs, 10-0, and topped Yosemite’s Badgers, 3-1.  Leah Lafata led off against Minarets with a triple, and scored on an infield o More...

MCHS Girls’ Softball Schedule

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JV softball squad splits doubleheader

Mariposa’s junior varsity squad split a nonleague doubleheader against Yosemite and Minarets last Saturday.  More...

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