January 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Violation of Brown Act is confirmed by County counsel

Incident happened during ‘all hands’ meeting about fire department matter

A violation of the state’s open meetings law happened recently involving a member of the Mariposa County board of supervisors.  The violation took place during an “all hands” meeting two weeks ago that was called to discuss th More...

Anger expressed over loss of hospital doctor

Dr. Grace Ang tenders resignation

Several Mariposa County residents expressed their disapproval last week because a doctor is leaving John C. Fremont Hospital. During an emotional hour at the John C. More...

Local News

Sheriff’s office reports scam, warns residents

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has received three reports over the past week of residents receiving threatening scam phone calls demanding money in exchange for a family member or in exchange of a friend’s life.  More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

January 16 -22

EMS - 7 Fires - 0 Public Assists - 4 Auto Collisions - 2   More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Jan. 16 - Suspicious circumstances were investigated on Charles Street. • There was an abandoned canine on Hernandez Road in Lake Don Pedro. • Trespassing was reported on Mount Ophir Road. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Stefan Jones

Stefan Jones, beloved son, father, uncle and friend, passed away in his sleep on Oct. 12, 2016. More...

Grant Holcomb

Grant Howard Holcomb passed away January 14, 2017 at his home in Cathey’s Valley, Calif. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. More...

Barry Bell

Mariposa resident Barry Fitzgerald Bell died Jan. More...

Inside Education

Mentor program has school district smiling

The success of an after school program at Mariposa Elementary School is making school administrators smile.  It’s making the kids smile, too.  More...

Shea Williams named an honor student at Baylor

Mariposa native Shea Taylor Williams was named an honor student of the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University.  More...

Greeley Hill, Coulterville honor roll students named

Greeley Hill Elementary and Coulterville High School held its biannual awards ceremony on Dec. 15, 2016.  Students were recognized for their achievements in academics, citizenship, attendance, etc. More...

A view from above

This aerial photo of Yosemite National Park was taken last week, before the weekend snowstorm. More...

Supervisor says hammer may fall on those not paying taxes

Issue concerns collection of hotel and vacation rental fees

A Mariposa County supervisor says officials are about to get serious collecting taxes from hotel and vacation rental owners. More...

Yosemite attendance shatters records

More than 5.2 million people visit iconic Park in 2016

It’s now official.  Visitation at Yosemite National Park hit an all-time high in 2016.  “By far,” said Scott Gediman, media relations specialist at the Park, talking about how many more people came to the Park.  Gedim More...

Letters

A mistake to use Roundup

Editor,  I love Mariposa with all my heart. Mostly I love the people here. (I’m not crazy about the summers.) Anyway, I’m writing because I feel that this town is making a big mistake. More...

Dr. Ang thanks community

Editor,  To all of my patients, colleagues and friends, it is with bittersweet emotion, I must inform you that I am leaving John C. Fremont Hospital.  More...

Warren’s weather is spot on

Editor,  Last July the Gazette profiled National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service retiree Roger “Bud” Warren, a local Jerseydale man. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Stompers set dance days, times The Bootjack Stompers have announced their upcoming schedule. The Bootjack Stompers Hall is located at 4662 Mormon Bar Crossing on Highway 49 South, across from the fairgrounds. More...

Sports

Griz hold off scrappy Bulldogs

It took them a while to get going, but they got it done. The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies girls basketball team pulled away from a scrappy Le Grand Bulldogs team on Tuesday, Jan. 17, winning 45-31. More...

Girls thrash Le Grand on the pitch, Canapary stars

Dawn Canapary continued her scoring binge on Tuesday, Jan. 17, scoring a hat trick at Le Grand in a 3-0 victory. Fresh off of scoring two goals against Denair just five days prior, the Mariposa County High School junior put in three goals. More...

Cody Holt honors family name, wins prestigious football award

Winning an award is one thing. Winning an award named after a family member is even more special. More...

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