December 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

A reason for the season

Celebrating Christmas means much more to local volunteer

She saw the depths of despair — and has recovered There are Christmas stories. And then there is the story of Audra Signes. More...

MILES AHEAD

Menetrey preparing for role as the newest County supervisor

Miles Menetrey is serious about his upcoming role as the new Mariposa County supervisor in District 5. Menetrey won his election in June by a wide margin over incumbent board chairman John Carrier. More...

Local News

Much-needed rain falls in region, snow up high

Much-needed rain blanketed the region last week.  In addition, major snowfall amounts were reported in the mountain areas, all a good sign for relief from the continuing drought.  The “winner” of the rainfall totals in this regi More...

Your photos

Reader Leslie Brenner submitted this photo of her feline friend hanging out in a planter. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Dec. 12 - Theft of a heater was reported on White Oak Lane. • There were threats investigated on Main Street in Coulterville. • A dead horse was reported on Alta Vista Road. • Suspicious circumstances were investigated on Burl Drive. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Hospital meetings scheduled   The John C. Fremont Hospital District has announced various upcoming meetings in January.  The Policies and Procedures and Bylaws Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Carol Shockley

Carol Rae Shockley, 78, was born March 9, 1938 in Bakersfield, Calif., to Alan and Lavada Schapansky. She went to be with Jesus on Dec. 13, 2016 in Hollister, Calif. More...

Obituary Policy

We ask that obituaries be limited to 350 words or less. We also encourage a photo submission with the obituary. Our preference is submission by email.  More...

Sports

MCHS lady hoopsters sprint past Livingston  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School girls basketball team handled business at home this afternoon, sprinting past Livingston 61-48. More...

Pigskin ponderings

MCHS football team learns from season, moves forward with optimism

Every year in high school sports presents an opportunity for the young players to learn.  Such was the case for the Mariposa County football team.  The Grizzlies finished 4-6 (3-4 in Southern League play).  They didn’t qualify fo More...

Star in the making?

Acker-James taking leadership role

In high school sports, it can be so easy for coaches to rely on their team’s seniors to produce. But when an underclassman performs like a seasoned veteran, it’s an extra bonus. More...

Breaking News - 12/28/2016 4:34 PM

State Center Community College District hosting extreme registration  Free Access 

 State Center Community College District will hold its spring semester Extreme Registration on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 from 2-7 p.m.   More...

MCHS lady hoopsters sprint past Livingston  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School girls basketball team handled business at home this afternoon, sprinting past Livingston 61-48. More...

School board measures next bond moves

Many hoops await district in getting state funding for facility improvements

Drip, drip, drip.  As the water droplets fell from the ceiling down to the desk in front of school board member Judy Eppler, it was never more evident the school district was ready to move forward.  And move forward they did.  More...

Kelly Martin remains confident in decision

Government whistleblower believes testimony will help shape future of park service policies

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

Letters

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Editor’s note: In the spirit of this Christmas week, we thought it appropriate to go back into newspaper lore and tell the story of, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.”  More...

Mariposa County Flashback

The great mine dispute that rocked Mariposa County

The Josephine Mine and Pine Tree Mine were 15.9 miles in length.  “Quartz” Johnson, discoverer of the Great Johnson vein, leased part of the vein to the Hayden Co. in October of 1850. More...

Thanks for the symphony

Editor,  Saturday, Mariposa Symphony Orchestra had their yearly Christmas program. It has been a wonderful way to celebrate the Christmas spirit.  More...

Milestones

New director in place at Yosemite Renaissance

Yosemite Renaissance has a new executive director.  Jonathan Bock was introduced last week during a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  Bock has more than 30 years experience as an artist and art director and 20 years expe More...

Artful presentation

A piece of artwork was presented to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors recently by officials from Yosemite Renaissance. More...

Happy 65th Anniversary

Chester and Barbara Skinner who are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on Dec. 23, 2016. More...

Inside Education

Breaking News - 12/28/2016 4:34 PM

State Center Community College District hosting extreme registration  Free Access 

 State Center Community College District will hold its spring semester Extreme Registration on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 from 2-7 p.m.   More...

‘Experience of a lifetime’

MCHS band director recaps trip to Pearl Harbor

“It was an experience of a lifetime.” Those words, uttered by band director Gail Vanderslik, might be the most efficient way to summarize the Mariposa County High School band’s trip to Hawaii. More...

Steve Bacus attends last meeting as trustee

District pays homage to school board member

It was an emotional night.  The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees will be losing Steve Bacus, the District 2 trustee.  Bacus, the incumbent, was defeated by challenger Jim Cupp in the November election.  More...

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