November 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 1 cancelled  Free Access 

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, 3:50 p.m. - The regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting has been cancelled. More...

Nature shrugs, netting shredded

New slide erases summer’s progress

Last week Mother Nature delivered a significant blow to Caltrans’ State Route 140 Ferguson Slide Permanent Restoration Project when another massive rock slide shredded the steel netting the state agency had installed to secure the hillside, bur More...

Supes pile on mining rules

Smallcombe, Caan, Carrier pass CUP

Mariposa County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 on Nov. 17 to amend the General Plan, making all mining subject to a discretionary, conditional use permit (CUP). More...

Photo Submissions Sought

The MARIPOSAGAZETTE 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...

Local News

Dentists challenge donors to Habitat

Timothy Barnes and Dennis Miller, local dentists at General Dentistry in Mariposa, are again challenging year-end donors to Habitat for Humanity to match their donation of $1,500 for safe, decent, affordable housing.  Donations in any amount ma More...

Local studio hosts ‘Wonderland’ event

Pure Training Studio is hosting “Wonderland,” a Christmas-themed family event on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Nov. 17 • Theft of mail was reported from Meadow Lane. • A petty theft report was taken on Circle Drive. • A vandalism report was received from French Camp Road. • A suspicious vehicle was on Stroming Road. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Thomas Ross Tilton

Thomas Ross Tilton was born  May 26, 1941 and passed away on  Aug. 16, 2015, after a long bout with cancer. More...

James H. Early

James H. Early was born Jan. 14, 1943, in Memphis, Tenn. He passed away Nov. 14, at the age of 72, from a heart attack.  Early passed away doing what he loved most, hunting in Colorado.  More...

LoRee A. Weatherford

LoRee A. Weatherford, a longtime Mariposa resident and the widow of the late State Forest Ranger Frank Weatherford, passed away at home in Redding on Nov. 11, 2015. She was 94 years old.  More...

Inside Education

MCHS seniors visit Yosemite

The Mariposa County High School class of 2016 is the 100th graduating class of the school. More...

Greeley Hill School students gear up for Christmas program

Greeley Hill Elementary School is hosting a Christmas program Friday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Greeley Hill Community Hall.  Cookies, holiday goodies, hot chocolate and coffee will be served at the event. More...

German exchange student

Lorenz Mai, a German foreign student at Mariposa County High School, recently talked about his experience living in the United States, and discussed his home town of Dresden, Germany. More...

Grizzly grapplers fall to Ripon in nail-biter  Free Access 

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - The Mariposa County High wrestling team dropped a dual match to Ripon 36-33. More...

Mariposa rainfall above average for November  Free Access 

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, 1:25 p.m. - The sprinkling of rain that Mariposa received on Monday brought the total of rain in November to five inches, pushing the County past the average rainfall of 3.68 inches. More...

Referendum effort on mining issue being circulated  Free Access 

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, 12:12 p.m. - A referendum petition, against a General Plan amendment resolution regarding mining permitting recently passed by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, is being circulated. More...

County’s suicide rate is second highest in state

Rural areas see more deaths

Mariposa County has a lot to offer residents — beautiful scenery, low crime rates and a small population.  But the County has another side to it, a darker side that drives some people to take the drastic step to suicide.   More...

Merchants offering small-town shopping, big deals on Black Friday

Saturday also brings discounts

It’s known as Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when Christmas shoppers come out in hordes to take advantage of steeply-reduced gifts.  More...

Commentary

For what are taxpayers thankful in 2015?

California Commentary

With the recent terror attacks against France, America’s oldest ally, most Americans are rightfully concerned for the welfare of our friends abroad as well as our own safety. More...

Letters

Supervisors made wrong decision

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting, held Tuesday, Nov. More...

Gold miners remove mercury, lead from streams, rivers

The American Mining Rights Association has recently launched a public awareness campaign to educate Californians about the facts and myths associated with mercury in California’s watershed.  More...

Milestones

Marriage Announcement

Hannah and William Fent were married in Yosemite National Park on Nov. 6, 2015. Hannah’s father, Rev. David S. Ferranti-Leonard presided at the ceremony. More...

Card of Thanks

What a pleasant surprise. I took our car in to have the oil changed at Lou’s Speedie Lube and Auto Repair in Mariposa on Wednesday, Nov. More...

Card of Thanks

I would like to thank Soroptimist, friends and strangers who donated candy for Halloween. It was greatly appreciated.  Sherry Peters   More...

Sports

Wild turkey season runs through Dec. 13

More than 250,000 birds in California

Upland game hunters statewide have the opportunity to bag their turkey dinner, as California’s 2015 general fall wild turkey hunting season opened statewide Nov. 14.  The season extends through Sunday, Dec. More...

MCHS grapplers take to the mat against Ripon

Mariposa County High School’s wrestling team has begun training and the team is gearing up for another season of competition.  Mariposa’s Grizzlies are hoping to bring home its fourth league title and another sectional team champion More...

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