December 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas Parade draws a crowd

Mariposa County Sheriff Deputy Rudy Mirelez, left, Ethan Mirelez, Christine Mirelez, Sheriff Doug Binnewies and Laurie Binnewies wave to the crowd during the Merry Mountain Christmas Parade along Hig More...

Community opens wallets and hearts for less fortunate

Manna House, sheriff’s deputies distribute goods

Tomorrow, Dec. More...

School board names Collins to fill empty seat

From leading horseback rides in Yosemite to working as a teacher and coach, Robert L. More...

Local News

JCF employees donate to Manna House

For the fifth year, the John C. Fremont Employees’ Association sponsored a wreath and silent auction to raise funds for Manna House. More...

Farm Bureau elects Toso as second VP

Delegates to the 97th California Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting have re-elected Paul Wenger of Modesto as president and elected two new vice presidents. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Dec. 7 • Calls reporting suspicious circumstances were received from Old Highway South and Darrah Road. • A report of vehicle tampering was received from Live Oak Road. More...

Milestones

Tu B’Shvat services celebrated in January

The Mother Lode Jewish Community is celebrating Tu B’Shvat, or Jewish Arbor Day, on Sunday, Jan. 31.  More...

Card of Thanks

The Bootjack Stompers would like to thank the MARIPOSA GAZETTE for running articles about our Christmas bazaar, it was a great success.  More...

Social justice group meets on third Thursdays

The Pax Christi social justice group meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the upper hall at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. For more information, dial 742-7862.   More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies capture crown at Chowchilla hoops tournament

Mariposa wins three games for title

The Mariposa Grizzly Girls basketball team defeated Le Grand, Dos Palos, and a highly-rated Chowchilla team in the championship round to claim the Chowchilla Tournament championship. More...

Former Grizzlies tangle in Thursday night NFL contest

Mankins, Wichmann both play on offensive line

A St. Louis Rams versus Tampa Bay Buccaneers isn’t on many people’s list as a must-see game.  But a large group of people around Mariposa will be keeping a close eye on the game Dec. More...

Youth basketball league starting up

MYBL is a recreational basketball league open to boys and girls in grades 3 through 6.  The league consists of two divisions divided into two skill levels — B Division for beginners and younger players and A Division for more advanced play More...

Winter storm warning issued until Tuesday  Free Access 

Monday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m. - The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a winter storm warning for Yosemite and Mariposa County, which will be in effect through 4 p.m. Tuesday. More...

Supervisors vote to remove Bernikoff from commission

Despite addressing the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 8 and describing the good she has been doing as a planning commissioner, Heather Bernikoff was removed from her position in a unanimous vote. More...

Horserider discovers abandoned child in remote Hites Cove area

Three-year-old child rescued, mother jailed

What began as a picturesque horseback ride in the sundrenched Sierra National Forest on Dec. More...

Area welcomes more snow, rain

Two storms that rolled through Mariposa County on Friday and Monday brought welcome snow to the mountains and almost two inches of rain to the lower foothills. Badger Pass opened Dec. 12, with new snow for skiers to enjoy from Friday’s storm. More...

Commentary

Tenacity is the secret to taxpayer success

California Commentary

After the passage of Proposition 13, Howard Jarvis became even more popular with average citizens. More...

Letters

Taxes, fees, permits and more

Our Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has been practicing law without a license to accomplish a degree of legislation I find in error.  There was a general meeting on Tuesday, Nov. More...

Wolf plan is a done deal

Here it is, the California wolf protection plan that ran in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE on Dec. 10. It really won’t matter if the public protests, it will be done anyway, because of EPA/ESA control of our public land agencies.  More...

Bernikoff dismissal was wrong

(As submitteed to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors:) More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Alice Melton

Alice Melton, a resident of the Ewing Wing at John C. Fremont Hospital for the past 13 years, passed away Dec. 12, 2015 at the age of 100.  More...

Philip Thomas Van Bibber

Tom Van Bibber, 98, a Mariposa resident for more than 65 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Monday, Dec. More...

Josephine Hendricks Scully

Josephine Hendricks Scully, known to all as JoNeal, died suddenly Nov. 23 at her home in Richmond. She was 76 years old.  Born April 10, 1939 in Winchester, Va., she was the daughter of the Rev. John R. and Josephine Massengill Hendricks. More...

Inside Education

FFA contest winners

The Mariposa FFA Chapter hosted its annual FFA Natural Resource, Impromptu and Creed contests recently. More...

Careers are subject at MCHS lunch

Heather Ream, a 2003 graduate of Mariposa County High School, was the Academic Booster Club’s career lunch speaker this month at the high school. More...

Greeley Hill students donate food

Greeley Hill Elementary and Coulterville High School students recently held a food drive. More...

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