December 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Mariposa gun shops report spike in sales

Terrorists’ attack spurs local residents

On the heels of the Dec. 2 domestic terrorist attack in San Bernardino that left 14 people dead and scores injured, Mariposa residents have been flooding local gun shops, acquiring firearms for personal protection.  More...

Caltrans in quandry after recent slide

Independent evaluation sought after Nov. 18 event

The latest, massive rock slide that occurred at the State Route 140 Ferguson Slide Permanent Restoration Project on Nov. 18 will set back work three to four months. More...

Black Friday brings green to merchants and shoppers

Some customers came from Fresno, Merced

For a lot of people, Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when shoppers take advantage of big discounts at stores, meant waiting in the cold for large stores to open, and then fighting off other shoppers to get the best deals.  Not in Maripo More...

Local News

Romantic weekend basket winner

The staff at John C. More...

Mariposa Community Chorus performs Christmas favorites

Dec. 15 event features many holiday tunes

The Mariposa Community Chorus will put on its annual Christmas concert performance Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Nov. 30 • Suspicious circumstances were reported from Oak Grove School Road. • A caller from Ponderosa Court reported a “found turtle.” • Vandalism to a lock was reported on French Camp Road. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Advisory alcohol, drug group will meet   The Mariposa County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Committee meets at 12:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in the county behavioral health board room. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jerrold “Jerry” Kemp

Jerrold “Jerry” Kemp, 94, passed away Nov. 26, 2015, at Paradise Valley Estates in Fairfield. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13 at Paradise Valley Estates, 2600 Estates Drive in Fairfield. More...

Sports

Dubberkes donate

  Jason Dubberke, second from right, gets a handshake from Nathan Vereschagin of the Mariposa County High School wrestling team during a presentation at the dual match against Ripon High on Dec. 2. More...

Coach: Lady Grizzlies need to acquire offensive mindset

DeSandres says league will be tightly contested

When asked how his Mariposa County High School girls basketball team will fare in the upcoming Southern League, Coach Trace DeSandres said he’s confident “we’ll be in the mix.” There are a few unknowns, especially on offense. More...

Grizzly grapplers fall to Ripon in nail-biter

Mariposa nipped in match 36-33

Coach Scott Seymour of the Mariposa County High School wrestling team was feeling good after the dual meet against Ripon on Dec. 2. Despite the Grizzlies losing the meet before a near-capacity crowd, 36- 33, Seymour found plenty of positives. More...

Elderly man stopped from jumping off bridge  Free Access 

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, 11:25 a.m. - A section of Highway 49 South was shut down Wednesday, Dec. 16 for a reported suicidal person on the William Sell Bridge over the Chowchilla River. More...

Lady Grizzlies hoops team captures title at Chowchilla  Free Access 

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, 2:30 p.m. - The Mariposa County High School girls basketball team captured the title of the Chowchilla Tournament over the weekend. More...

Merry Mountain Christmas Parade steps off Saturday eve

It’s Christmas time in Mariposa, and for a lot of folks, that means bundling up and watching the annual lighted Merry Mountain Christmas Parade through downtown, and then the lighting of the community Christmas tree at the Mariposa County Cour More...

Anti-CUP petition gathering steam

Backers of a referendum petition, against a General Plan amendment that would place all mining under a conditional use permit, have been busy the last week gathering signatures.  There’s more than 20 petition packets out there, according More...

Storms fizzle, rain forecast

While Mariposa County is above average in rainfall for the month of November, the El Niño that is expected to hit the state is still lurking in the equatorial Pacific.  In the month of November, Mariposa received a total of 5.18 inches of rain, More...

Commentary

New taxes are not necessary

California Commentary

There is an old expression, “carrying coals to Newcastle,” to describe a useless activity or fool’s errand. Sort of like shipping pineapples to Hawaii or, bringing it closer to home, sending more tax dollars to Sacramento.  More...

Letters

Two sides to mining operations

As a retiree from the heavy mining industry, I’ve read with interest the ongoing debate regarding Conditional Use Permits for mining operations in Mariposa County.  More...

MERG responds to Wilson

This is in response to Ms. Evie Wilson’s letter to the MARIPOSA GAZETTE of Dec. 3.  More...

CUP protects environment, health

I would like to take this time to thank the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors for supporting agriculture and the environment and voting to approve the General Plan/Zoning Amendment No. More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

The Cavagnaro family would like to thank everyone for coming to Franny’s memorial.  Thank you for the help setting up and cleaning up after. More...

Ponderosa Basin Chapel slates Christmas activities

Ponderosa Basin Chapel will host the “Good News” of Jesus on Sunday evening, Dec. More...

Las Posadas procession scheduled

On Sunday, Dec. More...

Inside Education

Students excel in art contest

Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery sponsored a Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest in September. More...

American Indian heritage celebrated

In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month, local members of the Chukchansi, Miwuk and Paiute tribes assembled at Woodland Elementary School on Nov. 30. More...

Student responsibility earns awards

Woodland Elementary School students were recently awarded Kiwanis Terrific Kids Awards for Responsibility. More...

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