May 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Illegal marijuana season begins  Free Access 

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Bulldog standout Wichmann is drafted by St. Louis Rams

Grizzly grad follows Mankins’ path, picked in the sixth round

Cody Wichmann will become the second Grizzly to join an NFL squad in county history when the St. Louis Rams kick off the team’s 2015 season this fall.  Late last week, the Mariposa County High School grad became the No. More...

Elders mark time by newspapers’ arrival

Some abilities fade, but GAZETTE sessions spark vivid memories, discussion, debate

There’s a buzz in the air each Thursday morning in John C. More...

Budweiser in Park is nothing to be ‘Proud’ of, residents say

Rewarding brewer for $2.5 million gift has critics foaming at mouths

A deal that grants brewer Anheuser-Busch an exception to a longtime National Park Service rule banning alcohol or tobacco companies aligning their brands with parks has some residents fuming this week.  More...

Local News

Butterfly Festival shatters records

Event publicity draws abundant out-of-towners

Perfect weather combined with a boost in marketing to make last weekend’s 10th-annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival the best and biggest in the event’s decade-long run.  More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

April 27 • A caller reported “dumped kittens” from Chicarra Way in Lake Don Pedro. • A neighbor dispute occurred on Mercado Drive. • A report of a goat bite was taken on Whispering Pines Road. More...

Reprinted from January 24, 1914

Owing to high water the Le Grand stage was not able to reach Mariposa last Saturday night. It arrived here about noon Sunday. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Obituary

Merle Elsie (Ehlers) Judkins of Mystic, Conn., who previously lived in Midpines, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn. More...

Obituary

Eldora June (Adolph) Halliday, 81, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 30, 2015.  Eldora was born in Sanger in 1933 and attended Sanger High School. Eldora met and married the love of her life, a handsome Texan and U.S. More...

Obituary

Darren Fitzgerald Johnson, 54, of Cathey’'s Valley, entered into eternal peace on April 1, 2015 at Memorial Medical Hospital in Modesto.  Darren was born on Nov. 2, 1960, to Arthur and Patricia Johnson. More...

Inside Education

MCUSD adds three to leadership team

Alvarado, Dwyer, Johnson fill school slots

Mariposa County Unified School District and the Mariposa County Office of Education has announced three new additions to its leadership team.  More...

Yosemite Valley students visit SPCA

Kids bring supplies to Fresno shelter

Students in grades third through sixth at Yosemite Valley School toured the Central California SPCA in Fresno, one of the largest shelters in California, on April 14.  Last fall, representatives from the SPCA visited the school. More...

Photos

Ray Marino, Daniel Wilson and Jake Blackwell, all students at Yosemite Valley School, are shown with a horse at Central California SPCA in Fresno. The third through sixth graders from the school toured the facility recently.  More...

Tioga and Glacier Point Roads to temporarily close  Free Access 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 12:10 p.m.- The National Park Service has announced that Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will temporarily close at 8:00 P.M. tonight, May 13, 2015. More...

Lady Grizzlies advance in playoffs  Free Access 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 9:21 a.m. More...

Greeley Hill charter school to close  Free Access 

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 3 p.m. - School district officials on Wednesday, May 6 decided to reopen Greeley Hill School for next school year after the organizers of Greeley Hill-Gold Rush Charter School decided to close the facility. More...

Chenot gets 23 years for arson

Act sparked fire that razed home

Kimberly Chenot, convicted in February of setting a fire that destroyed a Midpines home last summer, was sentenced last Thursday to more than 25 years in state prison.  A local jury convicted Chenot on two counts this past winter—arson and More...

Graduation rate climbs at MCHS

Students get personalized attention

A student who is not on track to graduate from Mariposa County High School doesn’t fall by the wayside, as so many students in California do.  More...

Exchequer Bike Park comes closer to completion

Facility is in the running for grant

The Exchequer Bike Park, 700 acres dedicated to mountain bikers, has been slowly turning into one of the best parks on the West Coast.  Now the park is in the finals to receive a $100,000 grant that will give a big boost to completing the park, More...

Butterfly festival

  Mariposa Elementary School first-graders Jillian Davis (at right) released a painted lady butterfly with classmate Nathan Horvath during the Butterfly Festival's opening day on Friday, May 1. See story on page A2. More...

Letters

Dump Trucks Using Backroads

A short while ago, while waiting to turn left at the intersection of Highway 49 North and Smith Road, one of the Ferguson dump trucks turned left onto Smith, obviously on its way back to the Ferguson Slide.  The truck apparently was using Smith More...

Supporting SFCS’ Decision

In regard to the article in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE on April 23, 2015, about a controversial play scheduled at Sierra Foothill Charter School, we support the parents in their concerns.  We also appreciate the principal’s decision to consider More...

Homeless Perspective

With so many opinions of the homeless, I thought I would share mine.  The consensus is that this is a problem only in our town but in my many travels I see homeless everywhere. More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa Academic Boosters Club wants to thank the citizens of Mariposa for the continued support of performing and visual high school artists at Mariposa County High School’s fifth annual Arts Night on April 17. More...

Card of Thanks

The annual Mariposa Farm Bureau Rib Dinner in Hornitos was a phenomenal success. The dinner was held on March 28 at the Golden Stag Hall in Hornitos and was well-attended by rib enthusiasts from far and wide. More...

Sports

Waterford stuns Lady Grizzlies in 1-0 SL squeaker

MCHS splits league pair

Mariposa’s varsity girls softball team, firmly in the hunt for a playoff slot, split a pair of Southern League contests last week.  On Wednesday, the Lady Grizzlies were nipped by Waterford’s Wildcats, 1-0, in a hurlers’ duel. More...

Mariposa soccer takes second in SL

Lady Grizzlies move into playoffs

Mariposa’s varsity girls soccer squad posted a pair of Southern League victories last week to claim second place and move into the playoffs this Thursday against Modesto Christian.  The Lady Grizzlies held on and whipped Waterford 2-1.&nbs More...

Grizzlies broom Bulldogs

Le Grand’s Bulldogs were Mariposa’s latest victims last week as the Grizzlies sweep a Southern League pair, 8-0 on Friday, and 14-2 on Wednesday  In the shutout on Friday, Tristan Mero scored in the first inning when he reached on a More...

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