February 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Cameron saves classmate by performing Heimlich maneuver during class

Junior learned the move in the Grizzly Fire program

Jerry Cameron is a big man on campus at Mariposa County High School.  The junior didn’t score 40 points in basketball or pin all of his opponents in wrestling.  What he did do is save the life of a fellow student recently by performin More...

Deputies bust mystery grow on Allred Road

Marijuana plants eradicated

Earlier this month, a friend of a friend, contacted a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office detective about a suspected illegal marijuana grow in the Allred Road area.  More...

Lady Grizzlies romp

Hope McCoy, left, and Re Broomfield, right, of Mariposa County High School, apply defensive pressure against a Ben Holt College Prep Academy player Tuesday night in Loyd Hobby Gymnasium. More...

Local News

Humorist Jim May brings stories to Mariposa festival

Illinois native is Emmy Award winner

Jim May, a humorist and storyteller, will be one of the featured speakers at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s 29th annual Storytelling Festival, scheduled to take place March 11 to 13.  More...

State’s wildlife action plan earns approval

California’s key wildlife conservation planning tool, the State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP), has received final approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).  More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Feb. 15 • A caller from Rancheria Creek in Midpines reported “stray cat problems.” • Trespassing reports were received from Piney Creek Road and Indian Peak Road. • A report of threats was received from Hirsch Road. More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

On behalf of the Mariposa County High School Grizzly girls’ basketball program, we would like to send our heartfelt thanks to Steve Knauf and his staff at Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe for making our fundraiser so successful. More...

Sports

Grizzlies stun top-seeded Bradshaw Christian  Free Access 

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 - 9:40 a.m. - Mariposa's varsity boys' basketball team stunned top-seeded Bradshaw Christian last night in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division V playoffs, 62-58. More...

Four Mariposa wrestlers qualify for Masters tourney

Gizzlies place fourth out of 46 schools at division event

The Mariposa County High School wrestling team placed fourth at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament in Escalon last weekend.  Four Grizzly wrestlers will advance to the Masters Tournament in Stockton on Friday and Saturday.  If t More...

MCHS Lady Grizzlies earn share of league title

Boys’ claim undefeated league crown

Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies pummeled Delhi on Feb. 16 in Loyd Hobby Gymnasium, 56-16, clinching a Southern League co-championship. Re Broomfield led the Lady Grizzlies (11-1, 21-7 overall) in the scorebook with 20 points. More...

Inside Education

Upcoming Arts Night recognizes student performers and artists

Mariposa Academic Boosters Club, Inc. will host the sixth annual Arts Night on Friday, March 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa County High School.  The evening will include high school student performers and artists.  More...

FFA Expo fun for students

Deacon Lowery, right, a sophomore at the Mariposa County High School, shows chickens last week to eighth-grader Courtney McInnis, left, seventh-grader Kathryn Brummel, middle, and seventh-grader Erin More...

SFCS students learn dental hygiene

Chelsea Stillwell’s transitional kindergarten and kindergarten classes at Sierra Foothill Charter School had a special visitor on Wednesday. More...

Grizzlies are bound for first-ever section title game  Free Access 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 9:22 a.m. In a scenario that almost replicates a clip from the classic basketball film “Hoosiers,” Mariposa’s Grizzlies are bound for Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento Friday. More...

No drought buster

The forecast El Niño that brought above normal rainfall to Mariposa County in January is being blocked by a high pressure ridge hovering over California, according to the National Weather Service. More...

Fairgrounds’ depleted reserves leave facility close to life support  Free Access 

Funds will be exhausted in two years

One of the most important pieces of property in Mariposa County, the fairgrounds, is on financial life support and local officials are searching for answers to keep it alive. More...

Mariposa’s grades in tobacco control are not exactly stellar

Two Fs, a D and a C.  That’s how the American Lung Association rates local tobacco control in Mariposa County.  The non-profit organization recently released a statewide assessment of how smoking is dealt with, and tracked progress on More...

Letters

State law dictates boarding numbers

I appreciate the write-up on the vacation rental issue that was in the Feb. 11 MARIPOSA GAZETTE. Bob Leal did a good job at covering a complex issue.  More...

Wolves in California a bad idea

To the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and whom it may concern: I am writing in strong opposition to allowing wolves into the state of California. More...

Jones should be re-elected

Merlin Jones demonstrated willingness and ability in his work to achieve improvement in the community long before he emerged victorious in the last race for the office of Mariposa County District 2 supervisor. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Aglow is on Friday The Aglow prayer group meets the fourth Friday of each month. This month’s gathering happens at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Mariposa County Library at 10th and Bullion streets. For more information, call 966-5457. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Daisy Mae Dudley

Daisy Mae Dudley was born in Hoffman, Okla. on May 6, 1921. Daisy went to be with the Lord on Feb. 20, 2016. She enjoyed living in Mariposa for the past 30 years, she had many wonderful friends and was loved by all. Daisy is survived by her son, More...

Noma Lenone Moore

Noma Lenone Moore was born in 1930 in Sunnyvale. She passed peacefully Jan. 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 Catheys Valley on Feb. 8, 2016. More...

Click here for digital edition
2016-02-25 digital edition