March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Storms fill rain gauges to almost 10” for March

After a weekend of torrential rain, Mariposa’s rainfall totals were boosted by almost three inches. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the total for Friday through Monday was 2.98 inches. More...

Menetrey to vie for District 5 seat

My motivation for entering the political arena is purely based on my passion to serve the county and community that I care so deeply about.  My name is Miles Menetrey, and I am running for the District 5 seat on the Mariposa County Board of Supe More...

Local News

Flapjacks fundraiser helps Ponderosa Basin

Fire trucks. Sirens. Loud speakers.  Normally, in the Ponderosa Basin, that would be a concern. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

March 7 - March 13

EMS - 5 Fire - 0 Public Assist - 2 Auto Collision - 1   More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

March 7 • A report of a scam was received from Agua Fria Road. • Vandalism was reported from Highway 140. • A trespassing report received from Hornitos Road resulted in a warning. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Dolores Ann Crezee Bonde

Dolores Ann Crezee Bonde passed peacefully from this life on Sunday evening, March 13, at the age of 90 years and seven months.  She was born in Long Beach on Aug. 17, 1925. More...

Peggy N. Beaver

Peggy N. Beaver, age 88, passed on March 4, 2016.  Peggy was born May 13, 1927 in Nebraska, to parents Clarence and Violet Walker. Her mother died when Peggy was only two years old. More...

Noma Lenore Moore

Noma Lenore Moore was born in 1930 in Sunnyvale. She passed peacefully Jan. More...

Inside Education

New ways to learn

Melissa Harris’ third grade class at Mariposa Elementary School, recently received new Kagan Cooperative Learning materials. More...

Mathletes compete in Fresno

Students from Mariposa Elementary School recently visited Fresno State for the annual Mathletes competition, hosted by the Fresno County Office of Education. More...

SFCS plant seedlings for reforest fire-scorched area

Pines were started from seeds

As part of a Service Learning project led by Sierra Foothill Charter School Service Learning Coordinator Barbara Milazzo, students from Andrea Contreras’ seventh and eighth grade class were joined by visiting SFCS graduates Tuesday, March 1 for More...

Softball and soccer game locations changed  Free Access 

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10 a.m. - This Thursday's Southern League softball and soccer games will be played in Mariposa, instead of Waterford as originally scheduled. More...

County responds to crisis caused by dead, dying trees

Mariposa County officials are working steadily to remove dead trees from public areas.  “We’ve made a ton of progress,” said Tony Stobbe, director of the Mariposa County Department of Public Works.  To date, the County has More...

Incumbent supes face opposition in primary election

Balloting set for June 7

All three open Mariposa County Board of Supervisor positions up for grabs in June will have contested races.  The filing deadline for the offices closed last Friday afternoon.  In District II, incumbent Merlin Jones will have two challenger More...

Funding shortfall plagues County roads

The roads in Mariposa County have been rated as “poor” by the state and future funding to make improvements remains cloudy.  That was the conclusion drawn during Tuesday’s meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.&nb More...

Relay officials are prepping for 2016

Planning is well underway for the annual Relay for Life event in Mariposa.  Relay for Life, which helps raise money and awareness about cancer, is set for May 21 on the track at Mariposa County High School.  This will be the 15th year for More...

Letters

SPCA critique is unfounded

The anonymous letter to the editor in the March 10 issue of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE suggested “looking into the SPCA.” What followed was a list of accusations of mismanagement, neglect and fraud. Let me deal with each of these.  More...

Jones makes positive changes

I have lived in Greeley Hill for more than 35 years. Although Greeley Hill is and always has been part of Mariposa County it has not had the support and representation of a supervisor like I’ve experienced in recent years. More...

More to Miranda than just words

The nation celebrates Law Day on May 1. Law Day provides an opportunity for us to commemorate our national ideals of liberty, justice and equality under the law.  More...

Datebook

Datebook

Books for sale twice weekly Books Galore!, a twiceweekly book sale offered by the Mariposa Friends of the Library, is open for business from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Friday and Tuesday. More...

Sports

Grizzlies' baseball game rained out, rescheduled  Free Access 

Monday, March 21, 2016- 1:12 p.m. - Today's baseball contests against Southern League foe Waterford have been rained out. More...

Grizzlies’ record-setting Cinderella season ends

Even Cinderella had to face midnight.  Such was the case last Saturday night in Merced when the storybook season for the Mariposa Grizzlies boys’ basketball team came to an end.  More...

Mankins hangs up his cleats after 11 seasons

County’s first NFL star retires

After 11 seasons as one of the National Football League’s (NFL) most dominating offensive linemen, Logan Mankins, who hails from Cathey’s Valley, announced his retirement last week. More...

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