December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Does Dollar General make ‘cents’ in area?

Controversy erupts in Don Pedro area about proposal to erect store

You can bet your bottom dollar the proposal to build a Dollar General in the Don Pedro area is going to create plenty of passion from both opponents and supporters.  Does it make “cents” for the community?  More...

Local News

Three injured in Monday wreck on Highway 49 S.

Three Virginia residents were injured Monday in a traffic accident on Highway 49 South.  According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 1:52 p.m., a 1994 Nissan Pathfinder was northbound on the highway just north of Usona Road.  More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Dec. 5 - Suspicious circumstances were reported at the Midpines Post Office. • There was a landlord/tenant dispute on Manzanita Way in Greeley Hill. • Petty theft was reported on Jalisco Way in Lake Don Pedro. More...

Your photos

Reader Susan Early of Mariposa submitted this photo taken from her backyard ahead of a recent rainstorm. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Milestones

VFW Auxiliary seeks help with ‘Blankets for Heroes’ project

Members of the VFW Auxiliary, Post 6042, are seeking assistance with their latest project, “Blankets for Heroes.”  More...

Patriot’s Pen contest winners announced

At their December meeting, members of the VFW Auxiliary Post 6042, honored winners of the annual Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. More...

VFW assists Kops for Kids toy drive

Mariposa VFW Post 6042 made a $500 donation to the Mariposa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association annual Kops for Kids toy drive. More...

Sports

There’s no place like home

MCHS boys preserve long home win streak as Acker-James, Smith, Weidner have big nights

There’s no place like home. For the Mariposa County Grizzlies, that statement has real meaning. The Grizzly boys basketball team put its four year home win streak on the line against Summerville High School on Tuesday, Dec. More...

Minarets downs MCHS boys team in the rain, 6-0

The Mariposa County High School boys soccer team battled more than just their opponents on Thursday, Dec. More...

Boys wrestling team wraps up busy week by taking part in the competitive Chowchilla Invite, girls team excels

The Mariposa County High School wrestling team wrapped up a busy week by placing 19th overall at the Chukchansi Invitational. “It is one of the better tournaments in December and many top teams attend,” said MCHS coach Scott Seymour. More...

IN THE LINE OF FIRE

Yosemite whistleblower Kelly Martin opens up about experiences, culture within park service

Editor’s note: Kelly Martin is an employee of More...

Feelings mixed about the future of County Fire

CAL FIRE officials make proposal to supervisors

The future of firefighting in Mariposa County was the topic of a lengthy discussion Tuesday.  The issue was the subject of a two-hour discussion during a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  More...

PG&E continues program to remove trees in County

Removal of dead trees in Mariposa County will continue for many years.  Exactly how many years remains unknown, according to PG&E officials.  “You can’t estimate because you don’t know the total impact,” said Den More...

Letters

Mariposa County Flashback

“Mariposa County Flashback” is a collaboration between the newspaper and the Mariposa County Museum and History Center. More...

Was writer at different meeting?

Editor,  Your front page article (Dec. More...

Burning their behinds

Editor,  “Elections belong to the people. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Hospital meetings scheduled The John C. Fremont Hospital District has announced various upcoming meetings. The Hospital Foundation will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 at the hospital board room, 5189 Hospital Road in Mariposa. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Nash Joseph Mayer

Beloved husband, father, and friend Nash Joseph Mayer went home to His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 1, 2016 after a tree-felling accident in Mariposa County. He was 40 years old.  More...

Robert Cromie Jr.

Robert “Bob” Eugene Cromie Jr., 68, was born Jan. 27, 1948 in Merced, Calif., and died Dec. 11, 2016.  Bob enjoyed team roping, fishing and hunting. More...

Virginia English

On Oct. 26, 2016 Virginia “Ginger” L. English passed away at her home in Bailey Flats, Calif.  Virginia was born in Joplin, Mo., on Dec. 1, 1937. She was the second child and daughter of Mildred B. and Harold Y. More...

Inside Education

‘Tis the season to help those in need

Students, staff at MCHS spread Christmas cheer through fundraising effort

Students and faculty at Mariposa County High School are spreading the spirit of Christmas this year.  In an effort to make the Christmas holiday a special one for one local family, the students and faculty are holding an Adopt a Family project.& More...

MES students show CARE-ing through their actions

Mariposa Elementary School CARE award winners from the month of October (left) and November (right) recently received certificates and are shown. More...

SFCS students research California ecosystems

To conclude their unit on native species and ecosystems, fifth and sixth graders at Sierra Foothill Charter School worked in pairs to research a California ecosystem of their choosing. More...

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