October 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Some streets downtown to be closed for Halloween  Free Access 

Monday, Oct. 27, 2015, 11:35 a.m. More...

Grizzlies pounded by undefeated Gustine 47-12  Free Access 

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, 9:20 a.m. - Mariposa County High School lost 47-12 on the gridiron when it visited undefeated Gustine on Friday night. More...

Yosemite Park plans prescribed burns  Free Access 

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, 9:50 a.m. - Yosemite National Park managers are planning a prescribed fire in the Park starting Wednesday, Oct. 28, depending on weather and conditions. More...

Vintage vehicles cruise historic highway

On a balmy Friday evening in downtown Mariposa, these shiny vintage cars drew a crowd during the Mariposa Yosemite Hot Rod and Custom Car Show Cruise Night. More...

Allison resigns from school board position, leaving two openings

For the second time in less than a month, a board member of the Mariposa County Unified School District has resigned.  Kim Allison, the District 5 board member, resigned Oct. 16, effective immediately.  More...

MCHS royalty crowned

McKenna Pierson and Kyle King were named Mariposa County High School Homecoming Queen and King during the home football game against Delhi at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Friday. More...

Local News

Volunteer appreciation

Scott Turpin, a volunteer fireman with Company 26 in Coulterville, devours a burger during the Mariposa County Fire Department’s Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on Sunday at the Mariposa County F More...

State awards grants to help fight meth

California Attorney General Kamala D. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Oct. 12 • A report of harassment was received from Darrah Road. • A child abuse report was taken on Old Highway. • A report of possible fraud was received from Yosemite West. • A kitten was in a tree on Hites Cove Road. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Anna Mae Jorgensen

Anna Mae Jorgensen was born in Sanger on Aug. 10, 1936 to Robert and Clara Stone. She died on Oct. 2, 2015.  More...

Michelle Noel

Michelle Noel, age 47, lost her courageous battle with cancer Oct.  15, 2015, at her home in Mariposa, surrounded by family.  More...

Garl Leland Eubank, Jr. and Claire Marie Eubank

Garl Leland Eubank, Jr. passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 at the age of 84. Claire Marie Eubank passed away May 5, 2015 at the age of 88. More...

Inside Education

Learning through STEAM

Marianne Emery’s fifth grade class at Mariposa Elementary School has been participating in the STEAM approach to learning. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math. More...

Mariposa Safe Families launches Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week, which began in 1985, will take place Oct. More...

MES holding raffle

The Mariposa Elementary School Parent Club is hosting a raffle fundraiser to help fund field trips and classroom supplies.  The prize is four one-day Park Hopper tickets to Disneyland.  Tickets are $5 each and are on sale Oct. More...

CHP urges Halloween revelers to think before they drink  Free Access 

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, 3 p.m. - Halloween is often recognized as a holiday that offers just as much fun for adults as it does for children. More...

Community steps up for injured Deputy Mirelez  Free Access 

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, 9:35 a.m. - The benefit for Mariposa County Sheriff's Deputy Rudy Mirelez, which was held Saturday, Oct. 24, brought in more than $64,000, according to benefit organizers. More...

Grizzlies host Ripon Christian on Friday at Fairgrounds  Free Access 

Monday, Oct. 27, 2015, 12:10 p.m. - The Mariposa Grizzlies (4-3 overall, 3-2 in the Southern League) host Ripon Christian (6-2, 3-2) Friday night on the gridiron. More...

Free flu clinics postponed by county  Free Access 

Monday, Oct. 27, 2015, 11:05 a.m. - The Mariposa County Health Department announced Tuesday morning that the flu clinics scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28 are postponed. More...

It's not too late for a free flu shot  Free Access 

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, 9:10 a.m. - Those interested in a flu shot can get a free one Oct. 28. More...

Vacation units grab huge slice of rental pie

Those seeking long-term rentals find slim pickins

Mariposa County is seeing a spike in vacation rentals.  A look at the Transient Occupancy Tax certificates shows there are about 520 units that fall under the category.  This year, 65 TOT certificates were issued.  Back in 1983, only t More...

Two visitors’ trip goes up in smoke following arrests

Deputy finds hash oil, pot, report says

Two visitors to Mariposa from San Jose were arrested after a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy pulled over their Honda on Oct. 12 about 5:30 p.m. More...

Mariposa’s Charlie Johnston honored as Cowboy of the Year

Dinner slated November 6 in Coarsegold

Charlie Johnston of Mariposa has been named Cowboy of the Year by the Madera County Cattlemen’s Association (MCCA).  Johnston has lived in Mariposa since 2007.  “I have had the honor of working with, or for, some of the finest c 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...

Letters

Responsible leadership needed

Leadership is service, not a profession. No matter what field of endeavor one pursues, from politics to private sector, success or failure will be determined by leadership or the lack thereof. More...

Good Muslim, good American?

Can a good Muslim be a good American?  This question was asked of an individual who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years.  The following is his reply: Theologically, no. More...

Not ready for large-scale mining

Is Mariposa County ready for large scale industrial Gold mining?  The answer is, not yet, not until the amendment to the general plan is finalized to require the same mining permit requirements for large landowners as it does for small landowner More...

Milestones

Shabbot gathering is scheduled

The Mother Lode Jewish Community will hold a “Shabbot Around the Table” on Friday evening, Nov. More...

Winter wellness is topic at seminar

A winter wellness seminar will be held Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Seventh day Adventist Church, 4994 11th St. More...

Crafts, food for sale at First Baptist Church

The Mountain Top Christmas Craft Boutique is coming to First Baptist Church on Friday and Saturday, Nov. More...

Sports

Missed extra point lifts Grizzlies over Delhi for 21-20 homecoming win

Mariposa’s Smith has monster game at receiver

All that separated the Mariposa County High Grizzlies and the Delhi Hawks on the gridiron Oct. More...

MCHS spikers stay hot with two more victories

The Lady Grizzlies continued their winning ways by knocking off Gustine 3- 0 on Oct. 15 in Gustine.  “We are getting better defensively. If we can generate more points and eliminate some of our unforced errors, then we have a chance. More...

Yosemite Marlins host first swim meet

300 swimmers compete in Oakhurst

The Yosemite Marlins Swim Club, the yearround swim team serving the entire mountain community including Mariposa, El Portal, Yosemite, Oakhurst, North Fork, Bass Lake and surrounding areas, hosted a successful first swim meet, Half Dome Haven, for Ce More...

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