December 31, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

A flash flood watch is in effect until this evening  Free Access 

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, 1 p.m. - A flash flood watch is in effect for the Mariposa, Madera and Fresno county foothills through this evening. More...

Residents left high and dry when trying to purchase flood insurance

If a homeowner in Mariposa County wants to purchase flood insurance to protect their home, it’s not as easy as visiting a representative from a local insurance office and having them issue a policy.  More...

Warden Milazzo named Wildlife Officer of the Year

Fish and Wildlife Officer Frank Milazzo, a 27-year veteran who works in Mariposa County, was selected as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) 2016 Wildlife Officer of the Year. More...

Rain, snow make the holiday bright

Mariposa County residents who got ski equipment for Christmas didn’t have far to go to enjoy it.  The area saw snow and rain over the holiday weekend, along with freezing overnight temperatures.  And Yosemite National Park also saw s More...

Local News

‘Nature Notes’ features bighorn sheep

Rare species reintroduced to the Park

Yosemite National Park has announced that a new episode of “Yosemite Nature Notes” titled “Bighorn Sheep” is now available for viewing. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Dec. 21 • A call from Old Highway reported a missing firearm. • Multiple calls from Highway 41, Highway 140, Bear Valley, and Highway 49 reported rocks in the roadway. • A report of mail theft was received from Indian Peak Road. More...

New laws affect vaccinations, guns, ballots, search warrants

2016 will see bevy of changes

A number of new California laws were legislated in 2015 and will take effect in 2016. This is a recap of some of those laws. No handguns on campuses In October, Gov. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Frank Lee Long, Jr.

Frank Lee Long, Jr., a third-generation Californian, cattle rancher and former member of the board of supervisors, passed away from natural causes Dec. 19, 2015 at his ranch in the Buckeye District of the Guadalupe Valley of Mariposa County. More...

Arnold P. Mininger

Arnold P. Mininger, 76, passed away at home Nov. 24, 2015 after battling lung cancer.  Arnold was born August 12, 1939 to Elias B. and Marietta (Post)  Mininger in Merced. More...

Two inches of rain reported in last 24 hours  Free Access 

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, 10 a.m. - The Mariposa area has seen about two inches of rain over the last 24 hours. More...

Tour bus goes off road in Yosemite  Free Access 

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, 3 p.m. A private tour bus went off the road in Yosemite National Park on Tuesday afternoon during heavy rain. More...

Gunmen invade home in Mt. Bullion

Weapons, weed and cash stolen in armed robbery

Four robbers, armed with a shotgun and handguns, burst into a home on School Lane in Mt. Bullion on Tuesday morning, Dec. 22, tying up the occupants of the home, including three juveniles.  More...

Mariposa legend passes at age 89

When Marshall Long was sworn in as a member of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, he was following in a pair of pretty big footsteps. Long’s father, Frank Lee Long, Jr., died Dec. 19 at his ranch in Mariposa. Long, Jr. More...

Shooting of sheriff’s deputy, drought dominate 2015 news

Dead trees, slide make headlines

The shooting of Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Rudy Mirelez in October not only saw the community stepping up to help, but was easily the story of the year in 2015. Mirelez was allegedly shot Oct. More...

Letters

Lake McClure water wasted

I recently stopped by the MARIPOSA GAZETTE to confirm that not one drop of rain from these last storms ended up in Lake McClure and, as I suspected, not one drop has been held at Lake McClure.  Today’s level is at 7 percent.  Dead emp More...

Bernikoff’s dismissal shocking

Shocking.  I was shocked to learn of Heather Bernikoff’s dismissal from the Mariposa County Planning Commission. This is a tragic loss for District 3 and indeed for the entire community.  More...

Bernikoff dismissal wrong

Some politicians become very uncomfortable when involved with persons more intelligent and more competent than themselves.  Jim Landis   More...

Milestones

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Fred and Taffy Elchlepp are happy to announce the birth of their grandson, Wyatt Gustav Elchlepp, born Aug. 6, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. His parents are Freddie Elchlepp and Shannon Oda. More...

Dementia, Alzheimer’s are topic of discussion

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease will be the topic at the Fellowship Hall of the Seventhday Adventist Church on Sunday, Jan. 3 at 3:30 p.m.  The topics will be discussed by Dr. More...

Card of Thanks

Our community has done it again. Because of the community’s generosity, Manna House gave away all 250 boxes of groceries, complete with turkeys. Counting the numbers in families, we fed 868 people.  More...

Inside Education

Merced College offers professional training

Merced College is once again partnering with the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce to offer professional development training through the college’s award-winning customer service Academy.  The workshops will be held at the college’s More...

Student recognized for success

Cherish Wagner, fourth from left, was honored recently by the Mariposa County Unified School District. More...

SFCS students entertain

On the evening of Dec. 17, Sierra Foothill Charter School students entertained family and friends with performances at the school. More...

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