February 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Funding fair may offer solutions on dead tree issues

Event to bring stakeholders together for answers

A meeting scheduled Feb. 27 by the Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services will connect land/homeowners with vital resources to assist in the mitigation of dead or dying trees. The free Tree Mortality Funding Fair is slated from 8 a.m. More...

El Niño rain takes a break

What happened to the El Niño?  For the past few months, weather forecasters have said there is a strong El Niño that should bring precipitation-laden storms to California, and the state could see record rains.  But instead of those rainclou More...

Board restricts vacation rental usage

The vacation rental proposals in Mariposa County were hashed out over a sixhour meeting at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors’ chambers Feb. 9 that was attended by 60 people. More...

Local News

AAUW high school Speech Trek scheduled for Feb. 24 at MCHS

The Speech Trek contest will be held Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. at Mariposa County High School’s Fiester Auditorium.  The contest is sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Mariposa branch.  More...

County offers free dental exams to kids under age 6

The Mariposa County Health Department and First 5 of Mariposa County are offering dental exams, education and follow up appointments for children under the age of six.  More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Feb. 8 • A burglary report was taken on Highway 49 North. • Theft of a credit card was reported from Coulterville. • A suspicious vehicle was on Alta Vista Road. • A person refused to leave Burger King on Highway 140. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Free dental class is coming to Mariposa A free dental class will be held Thursday, Feb. 25 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Mariposa Best Western in the banquet room, 4999 Highway 140 in Mariposa. More...

Sports

Grizzlies beat RC, advance in playoffs  Free Access 

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, 9:20 a.m. - Dalton Rockwood scored a game-high 27 points to lead Mariposa County High School over Ripon Christian last night at a raucous Loyd Hobby Gymnasium in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoff opener. More...

Sportsmans Cafe steps up

The Lady Grizzly varsity basketball team held a breakfast fundraiser Saturday with some help from the owner of Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe. More...

Grapplers win league title in a landslide

Mariposa qualifies for Divisions in every weight

Mariposa County High School wrestlers destroyed the competition at the Southern League Tournament (individuals) Saturday in Denair.  “We did excellent,” said Coach Scott Seymour. More...

Four MCHS wrestlers advance to Masters Tourney  Free Access 

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, 3:25 p.m. - The Mariposa County High wrestling team qualified four wrestlers for the Masters Tournament in Stockton on Friday and Saturday. More...

Mariposa boys, girls teams host hoop playoff games  Free Access 

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - The Lady Grizzlies, seeded No. 3, will host Ben Holt College Preparatory Academy (No. 6) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, to begin the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs. More...

Park claims changes won’t affect tourism

On March 1, a lot of things will change in Yosemite National Park.  The Park’s concessions will be switched from Delaware North Companies Yosemite to Yosemite Hospitality, LLC, a subsidiary of hospitality giant Aramark.  More...

State gives John C. Fremont Hospital good grades on infection control

Following guidelines a priority

It’s a little bit of luck and a whole bunch of good management.  John C. More...

Enjoy it while it lasts

On Tuesday, Feb. 16, gas at the Triangle Store in Mariposa was below $2 a gallon. Other stations in the area have also dropped their prices. More...

Commentary

Tax hike on health plans causing angst

California Commentary

Currently on the front burner in the State Capitol is the extremely contentious (and complicated) issue of taxing “managed care organizations.” Because of federal requirements under Obamacare, California must alter the manner in which it More...

Letters

Will miss coaching Little League

To the parents and players of Mariposa Little League Baseball.  I write this letter with a heavy heart and much sadness. More...

How many children must be sacrificed

Mary Carpenter, John Gaither and Bill McKay, (whose letters were published in the Feb. 11 issue of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, are right. “Wolves are a ‘stupid’ idea for California,”   More...

Hunters really do kill people, not just wolves

I was finally compelled to write in after continuing to see the exasperating letters, written in anger and arrogance, regarding the release of wolves in California. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Leilani Sue Scheid

Leilani Sue Scheid, 76, was promoted into the presence of the Lord on Feb. 9, 2016, in Mariposa. She was born in Elkhart, Ind., on March 3, 1939, and has been a resident of Mariposa for the past 28 years. More...

John M. Shaw

John M. Shaw was born Nov. 1, 1939 in Culver, Ind. to Harold and Bessie Shaw and peacefully passed away at home in Cathey’s Valley on Feb. 8, 2016. More...

Inside Education

Yager wins El Portal School geographic bee

Ruby Yager, a seventh-grade student at El Portal Elementary School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee. More...

Band donates barbecue

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band donated a barbecue to the Lions Club’s annual crab feed to be auctioned. More...

Vet discusses job at Career Lunch

The Mariposa Academic Boosters Club’s monthly Career Lunch series was motivated by student feedback requesting presentations from individuals employed in a variety of fields. It continues to be a great success. More...

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