January 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

DOJ lawsuit responds to DNC’s claim of owning Yosemite names

Asserts company overestimated worth of names

Last year, Delaware North Companies Parks & Recreation, the concessionaire that has run Yosemite National Park’s concessions for more than 20 years, told the National Park Service that if another company won the right to operate the concess More...

Unregistered voters who signed petition doomed it to failure

Referendum effort against CUP falls short

The referendum against a Mariposa County Board of Supervisors’ action to place a conditional use permit (CUP) on all mining operations has failed.  Keith Williams, treasurer/ tax collector/clerk for Mariposa County, informed the board of s More...

MPUD customers meet, beat standards

Water conservation efforts by Mariposa Public Utility District customers surpassed the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) goal of a 25 percent reduction.  Comparing 2013 and 2015, customers reduced the amount of water they used More...

Photo Submissions Sought

The MARIPOSA GAZETTE 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

Blankets for veterans

Members of the VFW Auxiliary, Post 6042, recently distributed dozens of handcrafted lap blankets to residents at the Community Living Center at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fresno. More...

Chamber of Commerce plans installation dinner

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce will install its new board of directors Thursday, Jan. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Jan. 4 • Trespassing was reported on East Whitlock Road. • A petty theft report was taken on Circle Drive. • A suspicious person was on Jessie Street. More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

The family of Margery M. DeLaMare would like to express its gratitude and thanks to John C. Fremont Home Health Care for the love and care they gave to our Mom during her last year with us.  More...

Card of Thanks

Helping Hands Pregnancy and Parenting Center in Mariposa would like to thank everyone in the community for participating this year with your support of our annual fundraising dinner.  More...

Card of Thanks

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County thanks the many community members who donated generously at the end of 2015 to safe, decent, affordable housing.  A special thank you to Dr. Timothy Barnes and Dr. More...

Sports

Mariposa grapplers dominate Delhi, 63-12

The Hawks forfeit seven weight classes

Delhi High’s wrestling team came to Mariposa on Jan. More...

Grizzlies throttle Golden Valley, 78-67

Noah Rockwood pours in 34

Noah Rockwood poured in 34 points, including 18 in the fourth quarter, to lead Mariposa County High School over Golden Valley of Merced, 78-67, Monday evening in in a non-league tilt.  “He just had a fantastic game,” said Grizzly Coa More...

Playing tough defense

Laurynn Leonard of Mariposa County High School, in white, runs into a screen while playing near the top of the key in a zone defense against Gustine on Jan. 12 at Loyd Hobby Gymnasium. More...

Consistent rain adds to total in Mariposa County  Free Access 

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, 2:10 p.m. - The rain totals for Monday and Tuesday's storms, as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, are about one-and-a-half inches. More...

Yosemite National Park to change historic property names  Free Access 

Name changes prompted to eliminate trademark issues for new concessioner

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 - 1 p.m. More...

Residents’ thoughts, opinions sought on economic strategy

Bolstering tourism, diversifying economy eyed

Mariposa County’s board of supervisors is currently pursuing efforts to improve the local economy. A cornerstone of the effort involves a report from 2007 titled, Economic Vitality Strategy and Implementation Plan for Mariposa County. More...

Invoice falls through cracks and County coughs up $90,000

No officials in government knew about it

A $90,000 bill for fire suppression from the U. S. Forest Service that fell through the cracks resulted in Mariposa County having no recourse but to pay up.  The board of supervisors instructed staff to pay it during its weekly meeting Jan. More...

Cattle ranchers face drop in price

The green grass that has sprouted in the foothills of Mariposa County is good news for area cattlemen who have struggled to feed their cows during four years of drought.  But now ranchers are facing another problem — a drop in cattle price More...

Letters

Who to believe?

Who can “we the people” believe and trust?  Through the auspice of Josh Earnest, White House Press Secretary, our president assured the nation that “all” immigrants without exception would receive and must pass an extensi More...

Questions HJTA

I have missed the musings and ramblings of Jon Coupal in his “California Commentary” columns in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE the past couple of weeks. More...

Slide is no problem

To any who think the Ferguson Slide is a major problem.  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 

Cathleen Marie Cutter

On July 12, 1954, an extraordinarily kind and caring soul entered this world. Cathleen Marie Cutter, known as Cathy, was born in Fresno to her beloved parents, Richard and Maxine Cutter of Mariposa, now deceased. More...

Ronald G. Menzies

Ronald Grant Menzies was born in Yosemite National Park on Aug. 1, 1930, one of a set of twins (the second ever born in the Park) of John and Gertrude Menzies.  He died Jan. 10, 2016.  More...

Laura Lanea (Easley) Adrian

Laura Lanea (Easley) Adrian, 56, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, Jan. 5, 2016 at her home in  Greeley Hill.  She was born July 31, 1960 in Ceres. Laura was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and wife. More...

Inside Education

Woodland celebrates the holidays

Woodland Elementary School celebrated the holidays in December with a winter program called “Pictures with Santa,” which was hosted by the PTA. More...

Open enrollment at Sierra Foothill Charter School runs through April 14

Sierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS), a free, nonprofit, K-8 public school located at 4952 School House Road in Cathey’s Valley, is accepting new student intent to enroll forms and continuing student re-enrollment forms starting Jan. More...

Student of the Month

Katie Johnson is student of the month at Lake Don Pedro Elementary School. More...

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