May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Grizzly Band shines in D.C. despite heat

Members reflect on hard work, fundraising, after parade success

A high temperature of 87 degrees may not sound bad in the Sierra foothills—but try that number in Washington, D.C.’s famously muggy air.  More...

Town traffic jams capture residents’ weekday attention

Some afternoons may resemble small version of Bay Area, L.A.

A new phenomenon is slapping motorists in the face on weekday afternoons—traffic gridlock that can bring road motion to a complete stop in town.  While the jams can be seen as a positive sign heralding more tourist business, they are also More...

Relay for Life takes over fairgrounds on Saturday

Event runs for 12 hours

Kathie Hollan knows how devastating cancer can be.  Both of Hollan’s grandmothers died of cancer, and both of parents also succumbed to the disease.  So for the past 10 years, Hollan has been involved in the Mariposa Relay for Life, s More...

Bill to pass will require vaccinations

Only medical reasons accepted

Mariposa County parents who don’t want their children to be vaccinated may soon have no choice. On May 21, the California Senate approved a controversial bill that will abolish personal belief exemptions for vaccinations. More...

Local News

Filling buckets

  CAL FIRE firefighters Teddy Perales (left) and Hurvino Corona spent part of last Saturday, May 23, soliciting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association at the intersection of highways 140 and 49 North. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

May 18 • A noise complaint was received from Coakley Circle. • A trespassing report was received from Alamo Drive in Coulterville. • A petty theft report was taken on Carleton Road. • A stray horse was on Oakridge Road.  More...

Merced River stars in Pick and Gather

Livingston event runs for two days

The 11th annual Pick and Gather at Riverdance Farms in Livingston and Merced River Fair is being held on May 30 and 31, the weekend after Memorial Day.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John D. Meloy

John D. Meloy, 78, passed away at home in Mariposa on May 17, 2015. His spirit has been set free and is now exploring the universe. More...

Joseph P. Malenfant

Joseph P. More...

Erin Mark Anders

Erin Mark Anders was born in San Antonio, Texas on March 17, 1958 (St. Paddy’s Day) hence the name Erin. He passed peacefully at home in El Portal on May 19, 2015.  More...

CAL FIRE orders end to burning  Free Access 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 4 p.m. - The state's CAL FIRE firefighting agency today ordered an end to outdoor residential burning in Mariposa, Madera and Merced counties. More...

Clock is ticking for bike park vote  Free Access 

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 2:15 p.m. - A $100,000 grant to improve a Lake McClure bike park depends on locals supporting the cause before Thursday, June 4. More...

Stock panel thief busted after truck runs out of fuel

Scrappers hit for third time in five months

A thief who is accused of stealing 16 livestock panels was caught after he ran out of diesel fuel on May 19.  More...

Kiss for a cause

  Mariposa Elementary School 8th-grade teacher Theresa Kraemer recently kissed a pig as part of a bargain that had her smooch a porker if her students reached a $750 goal in a fundraising drive for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. More...

Photo submissions sought

Starting this month the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, is featuring a photograph at the top of the front page each week portraying locations, events, scenery or other subjects, historical or current, that are representative of Mariposa County.  More...

Letters

Greeley Hill needs bus service

Those who live in Greeley Hill and are disabled may find it near impossible to travel anywhere else in the county.  More...

Governance group is good for county

More than two years ago a group of concerned citizens came together to address some serious concerns about the mismanagement of our national forests. The group is now known as Concerned Citizens of Central California, or CCCC.  More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

We are all excited and humbled by the Mariposa County Unified School Board’s decision to re-open the Greeley Hill Elementary School for the 2015-16 school year.  More...

Card of Thanks

Rae Sanchez   More...

Sports

Grizzlies edged in bid for the Sac-Joaquin Section pennant

Bradshaw Christian repeats, 7-6

Memorial Day afternoon in Stockton, Mariposa’s varsity baseball team dropped a 7-6 decision to Bradshaw Christian in eight innings, falling just short of bumping the defending Sac- Joaquin Section Division VI champs from their lofty perch.  More...

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The Central California Soccer Alliance 99boys club team recently reached a Sacramento final match for its age bracket. More...

Hamilton wins River Creek Captain’s Cup

Women played tournament in the rain

Barb Hamilton of Mariposa was the winner of the 2015 River Creek Women’s Golf Club Captain’s Cup.  The annual tournament was held on May 12 and 14 with the women playing through the rain on the second day. More...

Inside Education

Scholarships aid talented teens

Musicians can apply this fall

Starting in September of this year, the Beat Harvest music education program is offering two scholarships for high school seniors.  These scholarships last for one year and cover 75 percent of the tuition fees for weekly music lessons in Maripos More...

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Students from Greeley Hill - Gold Rush Charter School hold thank you signs after the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to reopen Greeley Hill Elementary School for the 2 More...

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Sierra Foothill Charter School students in grades transitional kindergarten through fourth grade recently went to UC Merced to watch the opera “Who Stole B Flat?” The opera was performed More...

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