December 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Experts hired by County to tackle dead tree issues

Even people living under rocks probably know there is a major tree mortality disaster in Mariposa County.  But what to do about that disaster has been a matter of discussion for quite a long time.  More...

Local News

Crunch time

Very little information is known about this accident that happened last week on Highway 49 at the intersection of Mykleoaks Road. The incident took place in the mid afternoon on Wednesday, Dec. More...

Free computer classes scheduled at the library

Free computer classes will return to the Mariposa Library on Thursday, Jan. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Dec. 19 - Harassment was reported on Mark Lee Road. • A citation was issued following a report of a verbal dispute behind O’Reilly Auto Parts. • • There was a report of a dead bear on Hunters Valley Access Road. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

William Ramsden Peterson

William “Will” Peterson, 41, was born Oct. 23, 1975, in Fremont and passed away on Dec. 6, 2016, in Mariposa.  More...

Ida Riley

Ida M. Riley, 99, fondly known as Ida, the Avon Lady, passed away very peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Dec. 16 at the Hanford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hanford, Calif.  Her loving husband Joseph preceded Ida in death. More...

Inside Education

PUNKIN’ CHUNKIN’

Student at Spring Hill High School builds trebuchet, applies to educational process

If you happened to be driving on Silva Road recently and saw pumpkins flying through the air, you weren’t losing your mind. The pumpkins were actually flying through the air, and there was a reason. More...

It’s the ‘Final’ Countdown

MCHS students explain how they got through finals week

Most adults remember what finals week was like in high school.  It can be a week full of staying up late cramming for tests. More...

Pre-apprentice classes will be offered to help with careers in trades

The Yosemite Adult School in cooperation with the State Center Adult Education Consortium announced there will be a Pre-Apprenticeship training class in Oakhurst beginning Jan. More...

The year 2030 is close in hospital time

Officials begin the long, difficult process to replace aging John C. Fremont Hospital

The year 2030 might seem like a long time away.  And, in some ways, it is.  But in the world of construction, especially in California, 13 years isn’t that long.  With that in mind, the John C. More...

How to be healthy in 2017

Local experts share tips for New Year’s resolutions

It’s that time of year again.  Every time Jan. 1 rolls around, millions of people create New Year’s resolutions. These are goals people decide to implement in their lives.  Some people want to lose weight. More...

Tears flow freely as Hodson leaves her County CAO post

Carrier also honored with send-off from board of supervisors

It was cheers and tears last week in the boardroom of the Mariposa County Supervisors.  The occasion was the retirement of County Administrator Officer Mary Hodson as well as Board of Supervisors Chairman John Carrier. More...

Letters

Kelly Martin is a hero

Editor,  A hero (masculine) or heroine (feminine) is a person who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through impressive feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength, often sacrificing his or her own personal concerns for some greater good.&nbs More...

We have good trails already

Editor,  An answer to Miles Menetrey’s hope of “developing walking, hiking and biking trails” to attract people from the valley during the off-seasons:  More...

Let’s ignore the Constitution

Editor,  Let’s ignore the fact that Russia is our enemy. And let’s ignore the illegality of knowingly interfering with the American election process. More...

Milestones

Soroptimists donate to Kops for Kids program

During its annual Christmas Program, Soroptimist International of Mariposa members made donations of toys to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Association to support its Kops for Kids program.  More...

Christmas comes alive at St. Joseph’s program

Each Christmas the children of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church present a pageant including observances from a different country.  This year congregation members from the Philippines shared their customs and music. More...

Sports

Taking a stroll down memory lane

Well-regarded Mariposa County coach Stephen Stein reflects on the good old days

In any small town, there are bound to be connections of all sorts.  Kids who know one another become adults, and their kids become friends. More...

Huddling up with Cody Wichmann

Mariposa native wrapping up 2016 NFL season with the Los Angeles Rams, tackles Gazette’s questions

Editor’s note: The Gazette conducted an interview on Dec. 8 with National Football League player Cody Wichmann, a graduate of Mariposa County High School. More...

The Twin Towers stand strong for MCHS

Kirsten Dubberke, Milea Appling have formed dynamic duo for girls hoops team

Peanut butter and jelly.  Hamburgers and French fries.  Batman and Robin.  Kirsten Dubberke and Milea Appling.  What do these things have in common? More...

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