March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Helicopter starts netting Ferguson slide  Free Access 

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:30 p.m. - Along with ground-based workers, a helicopter today started covering the Ferguson slide zone with a steel-cable net system designed to hold the slope in place as rock removal continues over the coming month. More...

Deputies roust burglar

Investigators use technology to recover stolen property

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputies used Netflix and an IP (Internet protocol) address to catch a man who is a suspect in a home burglary case.  More...

Serial molester is convicted again by jury in courthouse

Man had abused 4-year-old

Michael Mossman, a Chowchilla resident already serving a sentence for sexually abusing a 4-year-old child, was convicted in Mariposa County Superior Court last week of doing the same here in 2012.  After deliberating for more than four hours, a More...

Modesto miscreant arrested for felony dometic violence

Minor child sustains injury

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office reports that on the afternoon of March 11, deputies responded to a possible stabbing at a campground on the Merced River.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted Bryan Absher, 29, of Modesto. More...

Local News

ILLUMINATION

History, loosely defined is “the continuous, typically chronological, record of important or public events.”  The MARIPOSA GAZETTE has recorded the history of Mariposa County for the past 161 years. More...

Photo

The Barnyard Stompers, an outlaw country duo shown here, will give a free performance on Sunday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at Yosemite Ale Werks on Highway 140. Rio Loco will also be playing. More...

Fire fees: Here we go again

Fire Prevention Fee bills for fiscal year 2014-15 began mailing early this month to more than 700,000 rural Californians, many of whom are receiving a bill for the fourth time.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, March 20   Alcoholics Anonymous - noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies whip Gustine, RC but fall to Orestimba

Girls’ softball team drops league heartbreaker, 11-10

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ softball squad picked up a pair of Southern League victories last week, and dropped their first SL match of the season.  On Tuesday, the Lady Grizzlies downed Gustine, 8-1, before losing a heartbreaker to Or More...

Grizzly thinclads post personal bests

MCHS girls outscore opponents

In the first combination Southern League, Mountain Valley League, and Central California Athletic Alliance track meet of the season, Mariposa’s varsity boys club wound up sixth in scoring in a 15-team field.  MCHS garnered 40.5 points in t More...

Former MCHS graduate honored

Montgomery picked for leadership forum

Youngstown State women's soccer sophomore Katie Montgomery, a Mariposa County High School graduate, has been selected to participate in the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum, April 5-12, at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Fla.  More...

Inside Education

Fairness recognized at SFCS

Sierra Foothill Charter School students spent the month of February focused on the Character Counts! pillar of fairness. More...

Learning bus safety

California Highway Patrol officers Steve Lewis, shown here, and Becky Hagen recently visited Woodland Elementary School to teach students about bus safety, road safety and personal safety. More...

Terrific Kids get recognition

Mariposa Elementary School recently named the February Kiwanis Terrific Kids Awards. The citizenship award was given to students for awareness. More...

NASA scientists discuss Chinese ozone  Free Access 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 9:15 a.m. - NASA and California air-quality experts are meeting at the county's Tenaya Lodge this week to discuss "transboundary ozone," or air pollution that blows in from Asia. More...

Glacier Point Road opens on Saturday  Free Access 

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 11:30 a.m. - In another drought sign, Yosemite's Glacier Point Road is set for an unusually-early opening on Saturday, March 28, Park officials said today. More...

Youngsters ransack vacation rental properties, steal quad

19-year old, three juveniles arrested after crime spree

Bootjack Market also burglarized   Last Saturday, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested one adult (19-year old Tyler Cole) and three juveniles in connection with two residential and one commercial burglary along with the theft More...

GAZETTE charts a course back to paper’s roots  Free Access 

The new MARIPOSA GAZETTE that debuts this week has a philosophy and purpose behind it. In a world where “new” is a synonym for “better,” a moment of reflection sometimes prompts a look back. More...

Beetles’ impact on fire frequency is a debate topic

Bucking common sense, a team of Colorado researchers this week said that beetle-killed forests do not present a higher fire risk than healthy forests.  If true, the finding might chill fears about the tens of thousands of dead pines that now dot More...

Call for Personal Notes

In its new format, the MARIPOSA GAZETTE will run brief personal notes of diverse description. To submit one, please email the text to editor@mariposagazette.com, or drop a card to P.O. Box 38, Mariposa, CA 95338. More...

Letters

Letter to editor

Thank you for the opportunity and forum to express my feelings and opinions regarding recent articles that were published in the Mariposa Gazette on the subject of the homeless in our community.  More...

Letter to editor

Thank you for, once again, shining a spotlight on an issue that affects the local economy, as you did last week in the article about high seasonal unemployment (“Unemployment rate spikes in Mariposa,” March 19.  More...

Letter to editor

To the readers of the Mariposa Gazette, I’m getting really tired of people bashing and degrading the homeless.  I think that Erik Skindrud should be a reporter and talk to the homeless and find out what kind of help can be offered to the h More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

The Wayward Ponies’ Home sixth annual open house was a success, thanks to the efforts and generosity of many people.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Obituary

Christina Lynne Jarrett- Choi, a lifetime resident of Mariposa, passed away on March 16, 2015.  Christina was born on July 25, 1995 in Merced. She never lost the wonder and curiosity she had as a child. More...

Obituary

On October 27, 2001, Khayla Rose Choi was born in Makati, Philippines. She spent the first eight years of her life in Manila, Philippines. More...

Obituary

More than 35 years ago, Ed Kline brought his family to Mariposa in hopes of raising his family in the rural environment Southern California did not offer.  More...

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