December 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Petition against CUP on mining now circulating

Referendum effort needs 654 signatures

A referendum petition, against a General Plan ammendment regarding mining recently passed by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, is being circulated.  More...

Christmas ‘Wonderland’ will raise funds for Valley Children’s

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand

When Holly and Shane Stewart’s little girl Neilya Claire Stewart got sick in 2013, the couple basically lived at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera. More...

Brocchini pleads guilty

Former Mariposa County resident Charity Brocchini pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges Monday, Nov. 30.  According to United States Attorney Benjamin B. 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

Soroptimist holds Christmas home tour

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is busy planning a one-day-only Christmas home tour for Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This tour combines a mix of traditional, contemporary, and very unique homes. More...

Spaghetti feed helps fund KOPS for KIDS

The Mariposa Deputy Sheriff’s Association is hosting a spaghetti feed Dec. 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the New Life Christian Church, 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack.  Tickets are $12 for an adult plate and $6 for a child’s plate. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Nov. 23 • A burglary report was taken on Illouette Falls Road. • Theft of mail reports were received from Triangle Road and Highway 140. • Petty theft was reported from 5th Street. More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

We want to thank all the people who helped us. We needed to sell our home and we’ve had a lot of help getting it ready. We’ll get a cheaper one and pay off the loan and get Jerry Sr. a pacemaker.  More...

Card of Thanks

Lake Don Pedro Elementary School held a delicious spaghetti dinner fundraiser Nov. 17. We raised more than $800 to help the eighth-grade class go on a two-night, three-day field trip to Yosemite. More...

Card of Thanks

The ‘Wild Turkey Dance’ held at the IOOF Lodge 104 on Nov. 7 was a real hoot and very successful. There was a full house. About 75 to 80 folks showed up for food, fun and the live music by Mountain Fever Band. More...

Sports

Grizzly gridders capture Southern League honors

Four named to All-League first team

Four Mariposa County High School seniors were named to the Southern League first team, while three were selected to the second team and two earned honorable mention in recent All-League voting by the league’s coaches. More...

MCHS grapplers preparing to defend league crown

Grizzlies have plenty of experience

The three-time defending Southern League champion Grizzlies are working hard on the mat, prepping for defense of their crown. Head Coach Scott Seymour likes what he sees so far. More...

Jaekle has holes to fill from last year’s standout hardcourt team

Grizzlies’ basketball roster includes nine seniors

Bob Jaekle, in his first year at the helm of the varsity Grizzly hoops squad, has some pretty big shoes to fill and so does his team. More...

Bernikoff relieved of Planning Commission duties  Free Access 

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, 1:45 p.m. - Heather Bernikoff was relieved of her role on the planning commission during the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. More...

MCHS wrestlers earn second at Chowchilla Duals  Free Access 

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, 12:40 p.m. - The Grizzly wrestling team placed second out of six teams in the Chowchilla Duals held Dec. 5. More...

Domestic violence mars traditional Thanksgiving Day

Two separate incidents of apparent domestic violence on Thanksgiving Day resulted in the arrest of two men. More...

Soroptimist fills fairgrounds with Christmas crafters

75 vendors to sell handmade items, foods

Mariposa residents who are looking for a special gift, or are looking for Christmas items that don’t come from a big box store, can probably find something they like at this week’s Soroptimist International of Mariposa craft fair. More...

Holidays in Mariposa mean parade, crafts and Santa’s arrival

It’s Christmas time in Mariposa, and residents who want to celebrate the holidays have a big selection of events to attend. Kicking off December is the two-day craft show sponsored by Soroptimist International of Mariposa. More...

Commentary

Are voters starting to grasp the debt crisis?

California Commentary

The former head of the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has estimated that the national debt is a staggering three times as much as usually publicized. Rather than $18 trillion, the actual number is around $66 trillion.  More...

Letters

Just let the slide be

Just say no. Let it go.  Do we really need to spend millions moving the earth that is determined to fall down again and again, regardless of what we try to do to stop it? More...

Raffle for Valley Children’s Hospital is a big success

La Sierra Guild of Valley Children’s Hospital held its fall raffle Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the hospital.  The guild invited a patient at the hospital to draw the 10 winning tickets for the wonderful prizes that were generously donated. More...

Open letter to the Supervisors

At the last Mariposa County Board meeting, supervisors John Carrier, Kevin Cann and Mariposans for the Environment and Responsible Government (MERG) Director Rosemarie Smallcombe (supervisor) voted to add a conditional use permit (CUP) for mining (on More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Beverly Joan Collier

Beverly Joan (Lewis) Collier was born May 27, 1937 in Kingston, Penn. God called her home to Heaven on Nov. 27, 2015 at the age of 78.  She was a 1955 graduate of Palm Beach High School in W. Palm Beach, Fla. Beverly joined the U.S. More...

Gordon Gregory

Gordon Gregory, a 35-year resident of Cathey’s Valley, died of cancer Nov. 11, 2015, at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. He was 73. He was a kind and generous man who enriched the lives of all who knew him. More...

Ruth Catalan

Celebration of Life

A celebration of the determined and varied life of Ruth Catalan, who left us on Oct. 30, will be held at the Mariposa Senior Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 2 to 6 p.m., with a special memorial program from 3 to 4 p.m.  More...

Inside Education

Learning about gratitude

Sierra Foothill Charter School students spent the month of November talking about the core virtue of gratitude with their teachers. On Nov. More...

MCHS Grizzly Band plans trip to Pearl Harbor in 2016

Will perform in mass band concert

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band will perform in the 75th anniversary Pearl Harbor Mass Band Concert on the Dec. 7, 2016.  Bands from around the United States and Japan will be performing at the event in Hawaii. More...

Grants buy books

Kids First recently awarded Michelle Shaddix’s second-grade class at Mariposa Elementary School a grant of $1,313.52 to purchase 87 new books to refresh the class library. More...

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