October 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Deputy Rudy Mirelez goes home from hospital  Free Access 

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, 11 a.m. - Mariposa County Sheriff's Deputy Rudy Mirelez was released from a Modesto hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 20. More...

Dr. Ryder resigns from position as county health officer  Free Access 

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, 2:55 - Dr. Robert Ryder resigned his position as Mariposa County's public health officer, and he will be replaced on an interim basis by Dr. Charles Mosher. More...

Lady Grizzlies volleyball team keeps winning  Free Access 

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, 3:30 p.m. - The Lady Grizzlies continued their winning ways by knocking off Gustine 3-0 on Oct. 15 in Gustine. More...

Failed extra point lifts Grizzlies over Delhi  Free Access 

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, 1:25 - All that separated the Mariposa County High Grizzlies and the Delhi Hawks on the gridiron Oct. 16 at the fairgrounds was an extra point. More...

Forecasters say chance of El Niño now higher than ever

While weather forecasters keep upping the chance that an El Niño will hit California this fall, residents of Mariposa County have suffered through record high temperatures for the past week.  Temperatures have been in the 90s throughout the stat More...

Cathey’s Valley students exposed to whooping cough

County sends warning to families

The Mariposa County Department of Health sent letters to parents of students in Cathey’s Valley last week warning about whooping cough.  Students who attend Sierra Foothill Charter School or Cathey’s Valley Preschool were exposed to More...

New airport manager takes flight after supervisors’ OK

Mariposa/Yosemite Airport has a new manager after the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors signed an agreement Oct. More...

Local News

Tarantulas busy looking for love

They come out when the weather cools, and when Halloween is just around the corner.  They are pretty scary looking, but harmless.  They aren’t little trickor treaters looking for candy — they are tarantulas looking for love.&nbs More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Oct. 5 • A residential panic alarm alert was received from Highway 49 South. • Suspicious circumstances reports were received from Alta Vista Way, Greeley Hill Road, and Banderilla Drive. More...

Republicans meet Tuesdays

The Mariposa County Republican Central Committee meets at 6 p.m. at Happy Burger on the third Tuesday of each month.   More...

Milestones

Kati Abreu and Dino Baca Jr.

Kati Victoria Abreu married Dino Baca Jr. on Sept. 19. Pastor Samuel Salazar Jr. officiated at the ceremony, which was held at the Hacienda in Lake Don Pedro. More...

Church holds harvest festival

Cathey’s Valley Baptist Church will hold its annual Harvest Festival on Nov. 7 between 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. More...

Card of Thanks

I want to give my sincere thanks to my best friend, Noni Powers. We have been friends since our children were newborn babies, and who are now grandparents.  More...

Sports

Warriors spear MCHS defense

Grizzlies can’t maintain momentum in 49-21 loss

The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies lost to undefeated Orestimba 49-21 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Friday night.  It was a special night, with the game being a tribute to Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rudy Mirelez More...

New black belts named

Eight students from Mariposa Martial Arts Academy achieved their goals of earning a black belt Sept. 25 after 11 months of intense training. More...

Lady Grizzly spikers improve to 6-1

The Lady Grizzlies are on a roll after hammering host Orestimba 3-1 on Oct. 8.  The game scores were 25-19, 25-19, 22-25, and 25- 20.  “Orestimba was a well played, even match. More...

Commission on Aging plans quarterly meeting  Free Access 

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, 11:15 - The quarterly meeting of the Mariposa County Commission on Aging will be held Oct. 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa. More...

Tough game on tap for Grizzlies vs. Gustine  Free Access 

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, 10:20 a.m. - The Mariposa County High School football squad travels to Gustine on Friday, Oct. 23 for a 7:30 p.m. contest. More...

Pioneer Market plans fundraiser for Deputy Mirelez  Free Access 

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, 10 a.m. - On Friday, Oct. 23, Pioneer Market on Coakley Circle in Mariposa will be holding the "Rudy Challenge. More...

Mariposa spikers record epic win over Ripon Christian  Free Access 

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, 9:45 - The Lady Grizzlies defeated Ripon Christian 3-2 on Tuesday night at Mariposa County High School. More...

Dinner benefit for Deputy Mirelez sold out  Free Access 

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, 3:10 - The benefit dinner for Mariposa County Sheriff's Deputy Rudy Mirelez, who was shot in the line of duty Oct. 1, is sold out. More...

School Bus Safety Week is here  Free Access 

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, 2 p.m. - This week is school bus safety week, and the California Highway Patrol wants to remind people that school buses are the safest way for children to get to and from school. More...

An Ace of a celebration

Monica Evans, left, and Melissa Swank, flanked by store owner Troy Foster (in hat), team up to cut the “ribbon” during the Foster Ace Hardware’s grand opening last Saturday. More...

Community steps to the plate while Rudy recovers

Nurses call his recovery ‘a miracle’

As residents of Mariposa County are trying to wrap their heads around the Oct. More...

Ballasch arraigned

Brian Ballasch, who allegedly shot Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Rudy Mirelez on Oct. 1, was arraigned in Mariposa Superior Court on Tuesday, Oct. 13. More...

Photo submissions sought

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...

Commentary

California Commentary

Citizens exhausted by hypocrisy

Exhaust is what was emanating from the idling three-ton SUV bearing state license plates sitting at the curb outside the Griffith Observatory. The parked vehicle’s engine continued to run for over an hour, according to news reports.   More...

Letters

Forests are overgrown, unhealthy

I am writing in response to Lowell Young’s letter to the MARIPOSA GAZETTE dated Oct. 1, 2015 on turning our Sierra Nevada National Forest between Yosemite and Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks into a national monument. More...

Stolen flowers break family’s hearts

On Oct. 3, our family held services for our father-in-law, Franny Cavagnaro.  We bought a rose wreath for him, and someone stole the flowers from his grave.  For someone to do that is completely disrespectful. More...

Homeless want to work

I have many homeless friends who want work to overcome the rut we got ourselves into.  It is my intention to help change the world with homeless volunteers. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Lamerna (Mernie) Hogan Mari

Lamerna (Mernie) Hogan Mari was born in Mariposa on Sept. 10,  1932 and died in Mariposa on Oct. More...

Robert (Bob) Dell Metzler

Robert (Bob) Dell Metzler, a longtime resident of El Portal, passed away Oct. 7, 2015 at the Fresno Veterans Comfort Living Center. He was 93.  More...

Inside Education

Cathey’s Valley Fall Festival celebrates Halloween, autumn

The Cathey’s Valley Fall Festival will take place Sunday, Oct. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at Cathey’s Valley Park.  The event will celebrate Halloween and autumn.  More...

LDP school names students of the month

Lake Don Pedro Elementary School recently announced the students of the month award recipients for September. More...

University honors Robinson

Krystal Robinson, a freshman at Biola University in La Mirada and resident of Mariposa, was among 96 students who received one of the college’s highest scholarships — the President’s scholarship — for the 2015/2016 academic ye More...

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