March 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Illegal grows keep officers on alert

The foothills of Mariposa attract a large variety of people — retirees who want to enjoy the quiet rural area, professionals who commute to the Central Valley, and people who just want their kids to grow up in a basically crime-free county. More...

Deputies nab Modesto man at Tenaya Lodge, charged with fraud

With multiple checks that were apparently written in “red” ink, Mariposa County’s Sheriff’s Deputies caught a Modesto man at Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp last Wednesday. More...

Local News

March Audubon program spotlights great gray owls

Professional birding guide, author, television commentator and volunteer Harry Fuller, from the Portland, Ore., metro area, will be the featured speaker at the Yosemite Area Audubon Society at the Oakhurst Methodist Church, Road 426 in Oakhurst. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Feb. 22 • An assault report was taken on Highway 140 in Midpines. • Aggressive dogs were on Maxwell Street in Greeley Hill. • Calls reporting suspicious circumstances were received from Boyer Road and Highway 140. More...

Golden Agers slate bingo

Anyone over 18 years of age is invited to the Golden Agers’ bingo at the senior center on Spriggs Lane on the first Friday of each month.  Doors open at 5 p.m., and games start at 6:30 p.m. More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Shawn and Shayna Bristow of Mariposa were blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Savanna Rae, on Jan. 2, 2016. She weighed 7 pounds and measured 20 1/4 inches. More...

Seventh-Day Adventists offer special medical class

On Sunday, March 6 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Dr. More...

Mariposa First Baptist hosts retreat

The First Baptist Church of Mariposa is holding a mini-retreat in Mariposa on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 at the church, 5005 Frank Wilson Road, behind CAL FIRE off of Highway 49 North. More...

Sports

Grizzlies "home" game moves to Merced JC  Free Access 

Wednesday, March 8, 2016 - 9:43 a.m. - The Mariposa Grizzlies' "home" game in the second round of the Northern California Division V Regional Playoffs has been moved to Merced Junior College this Saturday at 6 p.m. More...

Lady Grizzlies upended in semi-final, Dubberke is MVP

In a loss the didn’t cast a shadow on what was otherwise an unexpected stellar season, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies fell to Argonaut’s Mustangs last Thursday, 51-32, in the Division V semi-final contest of the Sac-Joaquin Section playo More...

MCHS track team opens campaign

Mariposa’s varsity boys’, girls’ and frosh-soph track teams began their seasons last weekend at the 8th annual Dean Andreessen Classic held at Golden Valley High School in Merced. More...

Grizzlies are section champs with 79-75 overtime victory  Free Access 

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 7:42 p.m., - For the first time in school history, Mariposa's Grizzlies are the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V basketball champions. More...

Hornitos Patrons prepare for 67th enchilada feed

Hundreds are expected at annual event

For 67 years, the Hornitos Patrons Club has been cooking enchiladas for crowds of people every March.  And one of the members of that club has been helping at the popular event almost since it began.  Dorothy Bauer, a Hornitos resident sinc More...

PG&E doubles effort in mortality battle

Pacific Gas & Electric has doubled its efforts to remove dead and dying trees near power lines in Mariposa County. More...

Aramark retains most employees

A gigantic day in Yosemite National Park’s history occurred March 1. Aramark took the concessionaire reins from Delaware North Companies, which had provided hospitality services at the Park since 1993. More...

Commentary

Don’t Tug on Superman’s Cape

(Attack on Prop 13. Abandoned - For Now)

The late songwriter Jim Croce listed a number of imprudent actions in his “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim.” Along with staying out of Jim’s way, he included the admonition not to tug on Superman’s cape or spit into the w More...

Letters

Voters taken for a ride

Not so many years ago state legislators, or voters in those states, approved bond measures which provided large sums of tax money for embryonic and fetal stem cell research. California was one of those states.  More...

Lyme disease bigger worry than wolves

Great letter from Serene Perina in the Feb. 18 MARIPOSA GAZETTE, which shows a certain informed perspective and should serve to raise a fever-pitch response from Evie Wilson and the anti-wolf pack, if you will.  More...

Solution needed for Yosemite names

Two articles by Carol Reiter of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE correctly point out that the attempt by the National Park Service (NPS) to change historic place names such as Ahwahnee, Camp Curry and Badger Pass is a legal tactic to lower the amount required to More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Carl Aaron VanderKarr

Carl Aaron VanderKarr was born  Aug. 29, 1937 in Ashland, Ore., to  Rollin and Ethel (Snyder) VanderKarr.  The Lord called him home Feb. 16,  2016.  More...

Bruce Graydon Eby

Proud Dad and Grandpa, Bruce Graydon Eby passed away at his beloved Indian Peak home in Mariposa on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. Son of Floyd and Kathryn Eby, he was born in Goshen, Ind. on Nov. 7, 1944. More...

Richard D. Oakes, Sr.

Richard D. Oakes Sr., 74, of  Fresno, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at  Hinds Hospice after a brief battle with cancer.  Mr. Oakes was born in Merced. He lived in Mariposa and graduated in 1959 from Mariposa County High School. More...

Inside Education

AAUW names Speech Trek winner

Mariposa County High School student, Claire Gorham, earned first place and $150 in the 2016 “Speech Trek” contest hosted by the Mariposa branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Wednesday, Feb. More...

MCHS holds session for incoming freshmen

All current eighth grade students who plan to attend Mariposa County High School next year are invited to MCHS Tuesday, March 22, from 8:40 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for an informative presentation.  More...

Kids’ First launches membership drive

Kids’ First is a local non-profit organization that supports Mariposa County school teachers.  Kids’ First’s mission is to provide teachers with supplemental funds for their classrooms. More...

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