July 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Concerns about illegal campfires being addressed

The fire danger in Mariposa County is obvious to local residents.  But for the hundreds of thousands of people who visit from all around the world, it’s not something that might be front of mind.  Because of that, many people have be More...

Tenaya Cabins project moving closer to reality

A major new addition to Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp is moving closer to reality.  A pair of public hearings are tentatively scheduled in August about the Tenaya Cabins project, where developers are hoping to add cabins near the current Tenaya Lodg More...

Local News

Your photos

Reader William Alsup took this photo of rainbow over the Sierra Nevada range. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

July 11 - There was a report of a suspicious vehicle on Brooks Road. • Deputies investigated found property on Highway 49 North. • A petty theft incident was investigated on Mt. Ophir Road. More...

Grant researching workshop coming to County library

Discover the basics of grants and funding at free seminar

Non-profit organizations, individuals and professionals are invited to attend a free workshop to learn the basics of researching grants and corporate funding on the Foundation Center Online Directory, which is available at no cost to the public on co More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ronald Menzies

There will be a Celebration of Life and Recognition of Public Service for Ronald Menzies on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the MPUD Fire State, 5273 State Highway 49 N. More...

Dorothy Lamb

Dorothy Elaine Lamb, born March 31,  1941, joined her parents in eternal rest on  Thursday, July 14, 2016.  She is survived by her husband, Mark Lamb, and their four children: Mark Lamb, Jr., Elaine Hogan, Colette Bramlett and Sara Hes More...

Gaylord Johnson

It is with extreme sadness that we must announce the passing of our friend, Gaylord “John” Johnson. John was born on April 10, 1929 in Santa Monica, Calif.  In 1984 John moved to Mariposa, where he spent the last 32 years.  More...

Inside Education

Grizzly band boosters go all in to raise funds

Luau, poker night held to help with trip to Hawaii

It was a sure bet on Saturday night for many in the community. More...

District working on two separate projects

In last week’s edition of the Gazette, the front page story entitled “Fiester Auditorium roof being renovated” contained an error.  The article sub-headline stated the school district used a state grant to fund the roofing repa More...

Mariposa student to take part in Junior National Young Leader’s Conference

Middle school scholars to walk in footsteps of U.S. leaders

One of Mariposa’s own students, Allex Smith, age 12, has been nominated to attend the Junior National Young Leader’s Conference ( JrNYLC) in Washington, DC.  More...

Blasting to cause closures of West Whitlock Road  Free Access 

Blasting will cause intermittent closures of West Whitlock Road over the next week.  More...

www.yosemite.com  Free Access 

New tourism web address has powerful messaging

It’s taken a while, but persons interested in visiting Yosemite National Park now have a one-stop website where they can gather all of their information. More...

ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

Another assessment ordered for Ferguson Project

Though a landslide isn’t a living thing, sometimes a second opinion is needed.  That is the case for the Ferguson Project in eastern Mariposa County.  “It’s Mother Nature,” said Angela Departo, public information off More...

MPUD ups the ante in latest offer to settle discharge lawsuit

Officials from the Mariposa Public Utility District have made an offer to settle a lawsuit it lost in lieu of a judge making the final decision.  According to Mark Rowney, general manager of MPUD, the district has made the offer to Friends of Ma More...

Man dies following river tubing mishap

A Turlock man died and his wife was injured in a tubing accident on the Merced River this past Saturday.  According to Kristie Mitchell, public information officer for the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened at around 1 More...

Commentary

Tell Me Again Why We Need Higher Taxes?

California Commentary

This November, California voters will face a slew of tax and bond proposals at both the state and local levels. More...

Letters

Perplexed by reader’s marijuana stance

Editor,  Upon reading the editorial by Marvin Wells in the July 14 edition of the Gazette, I was a bit perplexed. Obviously it was anti-marijuana, yet I am unclear on how this can be a Christian stance.  More...

Let biomass be private, as it should be

Dear Editor,  Interesting to read the recent claims made in the promotion of the proposed biomass plant, touted by local residents.  More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

Thank you so much for the special publication, “The Year of the Grizzly,” that was written and compiled by sports editor Matt Johnson.  He did an exceptional job. More...

Card of Thanks

Thank you to everyone that participated in the inaugural Mother Load Outhouse Derby on July 2. And a very special thank you to our major sponsor, Sierra Tel. Sierra Tel is such a wonderful asset to our community! They give and give and give.  More...

Card of Thanks

A special thanks to the Mariposa citizens and the businesses for the donation and donation jars.  More...

Sports

The Ultimate X-and-O Challenge

Crazy journalist tries to slow star receiver

I was sitting in the office one day and came up with a hair-brained idea. Why not take on Mariposa County High School wide receiver Zack Smith in a football challenge? More...

Grizzly QB club holding breakfast

The Mariposa Grizzlies Quarterback Club Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Steve’s Sportsman Cafe will be held Friday, July 29 from 7-11 a.m. and Saturday, July 30 from 8-11 a.m.  The Grizzly Breakfast Special   More...

Legion invites public to get golf on

The American Legion Post 567 is hosting a charity golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 27, in support of local veterans and community programs.  The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. More...

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