November 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

New rock slide at Ferguson Project reported  Free Access 

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, 1:18 p.m. - A rock slide occurred Wednesday night at the Ferguson Project, located on Highway 140, about 20 miles northeast of Mariposa. More...

Salamander, river designation are huge hurdles for Ferguson project

Seven years of environmental wrangling has held work up

The Ferguson rock slide occurred in May 2006 on Highway 140, off the banks of the wild and scenic Merced River, about 20 miles northeast of Mariposa. More...

Couple opens alpaca-centered business

Locally made items focus of new downtown store

When Steve and Casey Aitchison came to Mariposa County four years ago, they knew they wanted to raise some type of farm animals on their Cathey’s Valley ranch.  They tried cattle and sheep, but didn’t really like either.  Then t More...

Local News

‘Safari’ is theme of fashion show

The American Association of University Women in Mariposa (AAUW) invites the community to hunt for wildlife on the African plains of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 3 to 6 p.m. at its annual fashion show fundraiser. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Nov. 9 • A missing person report was received from Snyder Ridge Road. • A dogs versus chickens incident was reported from Yaqui Gulch Road. • A harassment report was taken on Tip Top Road. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

Nov. 9 to Nov. 15

EMS - 3 Fire - 3 Public Assist - 2 Auto Collision - 1   More...

Milestones

Baptist Church invites all to Thanksgiving meal

First Baptist Church in Mariposa is hosting a community Thanksgiving dinner Friday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in Building A at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  More...

Jewish community plans Chanukah

The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) will be holding its annual Chanukah party Saturday, Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Murphys.  This is a casual, fun evening for families and adults of all ages.  More...

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa County Farm Bureau held its annual fundraiser dinner at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Oct. 10. More...

Sports

Yellowjackets’ sharp sting ends Grizzlies’ playoff run

Top-seeded Hilmar dumps MCHS, 55-21

Mariposa County High School was bounced from the opening round of Sac- Joaquin Section Division VI football playoffs by top-seeded Hilmar 55-21 on Nov. 13 in Hilmar. More...

Lady Grizzlies dismissed from playoffs by Turlock Christian

Turlock Christian eliminated the the Lady Grizzlies volleyball team from the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament 3- 1 on Nov. 12. More...

General pheasant hunting season open through Dec. 27

The 2015 general pheasant season opened Nov. 14 and will extend through Sunday, Dec. 27.  For 2015, the daily bag limit is three males per day. The possession limit is triple the daily bag.  More...

Cold storm system coming in tonight  Free Access 

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, 11 a.m. - Mariposa County is expected to see rain today after 4 p.m., with snow likely tonight down to about 2,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service. More...

Grizzlies hoop squad prepares for alumni game  Free Access 

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, 9:20 a.m. - The Mariposa County High School varsity basketball team will face the alumni in a game Saturday at the Loyd Hobby Gymnasium. More...

Shrinks deem Ballasch unfit to stand trial

Brian Ballasch, accused in the Oct. More...

County receives extra PILT funding

In Mariposa County, more than half of the land is owned by the federal government.  Because federal land doesn’t get taxed like private land does, the county ends up having to provide law enforcement, firefighters, schools and road constru More...

‘Farmers Only’ rendezvous ends with man jailed for alleged rape

In what has become a far-too-often occurrence related to online dating, last Friday afternoon Jerry Cox, 46, of Mariposa, was booked into the Mariposa County Jail on charges of felony rape by force/fear, felony false imprisonment, felony kidnapping a More...

Two busted for suspected drug delivery to camp

Deputy finds duo before drop was made

Two men were arrested Friday, Nov. 13 for allegedly attempting to bring drugs to the Mt. Bullion Conservation Camp.  The arrest came after a Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputy saw a car sitting alongside the road near the 6700 block of Mt. More...

Commentary

‘Lawyer Tax’ on real estate removed, for now

California Commentary

Finally, those leaving property to their heirs will be able to avoid the expense of hiring an attorney. More...

Letters

Shake shingles a bad idea

Shake shingles on the Mariposa County Courthouse roof?  In this day and age who would put shake on their roof? Even if you were foolish enough to do so, good luck getting an insurance company to cover it, and for very good reason.  More...

4-Her learns self defense

I’m the secretary of the 4-H Clover Pioneers. I have a lot of fun in 4-H. We do a lot of activities like sewing, cooking, and my favorite, self defense.  In self defense we start by stretching. More...

Management of forests necessary

While I respect Patrick Rhoan’s experience and concern for the forest, in his recent letter in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE on Nov. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert Allen Collins

Robert Allen Collins, a 22-year resident of Mariposa County, died at home in Fresno on Thursday, on the morning of his 88th birthday.  Bob was born Nov. More...

Ruth Catalan

Ruth Catalan, a resident of Mariposa for the past 15 years, passed away Oct. 30 at St. Agnes Hospital following a three-year battle with cancer.  More...

Linda Marie Brocchini

Early Sunday morning, Oct. 31, 2015, we lost our loved one, Linda Marie Brocchini.  She was the oldest of five children born to Nicholas and Florence Brocchini. More...

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