October 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Common Measure L issues are addressed

Superintendent answers most asked questions

With early voting underway, residents in Mariposa County are being asked to vote on Measure L to help renovate aging buildings.  The measure is asking voters to approve $24 million in bonds for various projects around the Mariposa County Unified More...

New landfill manager now on duty in County

Many issues, opportunities are on the horizon

Todd Storti can certainly talk trash. “I’m listening to the community,” said Storti in a not-so-trash-talking statement. More...

Law enforcement is crucial component for CAL FIRE

Investigations and education all part of effort to prevent fires

Editor’s note: This is the last in a More...

Local News

Two people hurt in Monday accidents

A pair of single-vehicle accidents Monday on Highway 140 in Mariposa County left two people injured.  According to the California Highway Patrol, the first wreck happened at 7:10 a.m. More...

Two arrests are made in Ahwahnee murder case

Two arrests have been made in connection with an alleged murder in Ahwahnee last week.  More...

Your photos

Reader Janet Burnside took this photo of a bobcat near Owens Creek Road in Cathey’s Valley. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Nadine Compton

Nadine Evelyn Compton passed away peacefully at her home on Oct. 13, 2016, surrounded by her family.  She was born in Bonham, Texas, to Thomas and Lela Hall on Aug. 30, 1923. She was 93 years young.  Nadine met and married Garland Compton. More...

Brenda Harlow

Brenda Harlow, long time resident of Raymond, Calif. passed away on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at the age of 76. She worked as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years. Brenda was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Knowles. More...

Barbara McDaniel

Barbara “Babs” McDaniel died Oct. 20, 2016. She was 71.  Barbara was born on Oct. 30, 1944.  A celebration of life/birthday party will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30. More...

Inside Education

The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round

The winners of the 2016-2017 Mariposa County Unified School District Transportation Department Poster Contest have been announced. The contest was broken into divisions based on ages/grade levels. More...

Woodland third graders honor patriots

Woodland School students in Mrs. Lingenfelter’s third grade class learned what it means to be a patriot in honor of Patriot’s Day, Sept. 11. More...

Adams Gallery, YNP to host ceremony for student art, poetry

On Nov. 5, Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery will honor the winners of the 2016 Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest, which closed in September.  More...

Burning ban lifted in County, permits are still required  Free Access 

On Friday, Oct.28, at 8 a.m. More...

MCHS blows lead, homecoming against Denair  Free Access 

Mariposa County High School was defeated by Denair on homecoming night, 26-12. More...

Homecoming hoopla

Mariposa County High School is celebrating Homecoming Week. As part of Homecoming, or “Spirit Week,” the school is holding a special day each day this week. More...

West Whitlock Road is nearing final completion

Determinations needed on striping and signage

Finalizing work on West Whitlock Road was one topic of discussion Tuesday for the Mariposa   County Board of Supervisors.  One of the major issues left for the newly paved roadway is the type of signage and striping that has to be completed More...

Letters

Spineless people take down signs

Editor,  This morning, when I went outside to get some things done, I found my campaign signs for Hillary Clinton, Bob Derlet and Robert Carabas had been taken down. The Hillary sign was covered with dirt and debris. More...

A childish refrain by Trump

Editor,  When I started college at USC in 1951, I joined the Trojan Marching Band. A few weeks later the school sent us to Berkeley for a football game. Cal had been a powerhouse for three years with an impressive win/ loss record. More...

What if Prop 51 fails?

Editor,  Governor Brown, and many more including the attorney general, call Proposition 51 a wall of debt. More...

Milestones

Falanys to be honored

A service will be held this weekend to honor two long-time Mariposa servants.  The Mariposa Revival Center will be honoring Henry and Grace Falany for 27 years of service.  The church was founded in 1989 and their first service was held on More...

Christmas boutique slated at First Baptist Church in Mariposa

A craft boutique is scheduled in early November.  The Mountain Top Christmas Craft Boutique will be Nov. 4-5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. This year’s theme is candy canes. More...

Grief support group holding meetings

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Sports

Defense rises, Griz rebound

First win for MCHS over Ripon Christian in five years

Ryan Oliphant had just had a bucket of ice dumped on his head by his players, but he didn’t care. More...

Like father, like son

Father supports son in his gridiron coaching endeavors

There are few relationships as special as the ones between fathers and sons.  Rob Oliphant, the father of Mariposa County High School football coach Ryan Oliphant, was in attendance at the Friday, Oct. More...

Enduro insanity: a day in the life of a mountain biker

I’ve done two different “Day in the Life” stories since being hired at the Gazette in April.  But this one might take the cake.  More...

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