February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Roads, bridges crumble in downpours  Free Access 

Officials are now seeking disaster declaration after heavy flooding

Even the cats and dogs were hiding last week when a deluge of water pummeled parts of Mariposa County. More...

Grappling with greatness

The Mariposa County High School wrestling team won another section title on Saturday. More...

Source of reported Norovirus at Yosemite is not determined

Park officials believe virus was brought in by Santa Monica students

Several students who visited Yosemite National Park recently were reportedly stricken with Norovirus-like symptoms.  How it happened, though, remains in question.  Officials from Yosemite believe the virus originated in the Santa Monica-Mal More...

Local News

Two injured following head-on wreck on 49

Two people were injured in a wreck last week at the intersection of Highway 49 South and Darrah Road.  According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 11:30 a.m. on Feb. More...

Incidents of crime in County drop in 2016

Crime in Mariposa County is on the decline. That’s the conclusion from a report recently released by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. “We are currently in a good place,” said Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Jan. 30 - A debris fire was reported on Chowchilla Mountain Road. • There was a report of a lost purse at Triangle Road and Highway 140. • Grand theft was reported on Incline Road in El Portal. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Walter Castle

On Sunday, Jan. 22, Walter C. Castle passed on in hospice care at Madera Community Hospital.  Walter was born and raised in Sonora, Calif., attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and was a Korean War veteran.  More...

Sean Pence

Sean Pence, 54, passed away on Jan. 19, 2017, at his home in Greeley Hill, Calif. He was born in Hawthorne, Calif., to Robert and Gayle Pence on Jan. 6, 1963, along with his twin brother, James Pence. He was married to Shani Pence on Dec. More...

Arthur Rodriguez

Arthur George Rodriguez Jr. passed away Jan. 29 at the Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, Calif.  More...

MCHS boys basketball team clinches share of league title  Free Access 

Defeats Orestimba by 23

The MCHS boys basketball team built a large early lead, gave it away, but then pulled away from Orestimba late in the game to win 63-40, clinching a share of the Sout More...

MCHS girls basketball team adds game to schedule  Free Access 

Will host Los Banos

The Mariposa County High School girls basketball team has added a game to its schedule. MCHS will host Los Banos on Monday night at 7 p.m., varsity only. More...

MCHS wrestling sends 11 to divisionals  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School wrestling team will send 11 athletes to Divisionals next week. More...

Heavy rain continues to pound County  Free Access 

Mother Nature did not let up on Mariposa County this week. On Tuesday morning, rain continued to pound the County, including flooding reported in many areas. More...

Ballasch given 27-year term for shooting deputy

Plea deal accepted by court

There was a show of solidarity last week in the Mariposa County Superior Court. More...

Letters

Supervisors Jones, Cann as guilty

Editor,  I was disturbed by the coverage of Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe and the Brown Act violation.  More...

Policy should be save and spend

Editor,  Relative to Supervisor Merlin Jones’s perhaps legitimate concern for unpaid taxes, it might also be appropriate to reassess our tendency to have created an onerous tax and spend system.  When we apparently neglected to provid More...

Should supervisors eat together?

Editor,  I am happy to see the renewed focus on ensuring that the board of supervisors follow the Brown Act. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Press release seminar slated   A seminar about how to write a press release is scheduled in February.  The seminar is being sponsored by Mariposa County and the Mariposa Gazette.  It will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. More...

Sports

MCHS girls basketball team adds game to schedule  Free Access 

Will host Los Banos

The Mariposa County High School girls basketball team has added a game to its schedule. MCHS will host Los Banos on Monday night at 7 p.m., varsity only. More...

MCHS wrestling sends 11 to divisionals  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School wrestling team will send 11 athletes to Divisionals next week. More...

MCHS boys basketball team clinches share of league title  Free Access 

Defeats Orestimba by 23

The MCHS boys basketball team built a large early lead, gave it away, but then pulled away from Orestimba late in the game to win 63-40, clinching a share of the Sout More...

Inside Education

Schools ‘spawn’ salmon restoration effort

There’s an old saying.  “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”  With the beginning of a unique project, the Yosemite Park schools of Mariposa County Unified Sch More...

Shelton, Holt continue to raise funds to attend leadership forum in D.C.

Chelsea Shelton and Cody Holt, seniors at Mariposa County High School, have a unique opportunity within their grasp.  Both students are taking the new law enforcement class at MCHS. More...

Local students earn dean’s list recognition

Tyler Andrew Pierce of Raymond was recognized on the dean’s list at Norwich University for the fall 2016 semester.  More...

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