March 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Brown Act ‘remedy’ was presentation to board of supervisors

The ongoing issue of command and control of the Mariposa County Fire Department took another turn last week. At issue was a violation of the Brown Act, the state’s open meeting law. More...

Blue and Grey set to take up arms during Civil War Days

Annual event scheduled for April 8-9 at Long Ranch

Be prepared for battle!  The annual Las Mariposas Civil War Days is set for April 8-9 in Mariposa.  The event features a wide variety of activities, from battle reenactments to a complete Civil War-era village where everything is authentic. More...

Local News

Area man arrested on gun, drug charges

A Coulterville man was jailed last week after he was found in possession of guns and drugs.  According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, on March 22, deputies executed a search warrant during an investigation about a felon in posses More...

Homeowners asked to take fire insurance survey

The issue of fire insurance, or lack thereof, is a major issue in Mariposa County.  Though local elected officials are trying to work on a solution, the situation remains up in the air.  Mariposa County Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe has b More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

March 20 - A break-in was investigated on Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. • Petty theft was reported on Owl Creek Road. • Grand theft was investigated on Dogtown Road in Greeley Hill. More...

Milestones

Continued support

Mike and Robbie Crowley, owners of Chocolate Soup, are shown during their recent open house, during which they allowed Manna House to sell raffle tickets for chances on three gifts at the store. More...

Hospital plans free seminars about health care directives

In recognition of National Healthcare Decision Day on April 16, John C. Fremont Hospital is offering two free informational programs on Advance Health Care Directives.  More...

Habitat schedules gala event

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is planning another gala event.  Its second Birdhouse & Garden Art Auction will take place on Saturday, April 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sierra Cider at 5569 Meadow Lane in Lushmeadows.  More...

Sports

Rain doesn’t stop MCHS

Track and field team members set 38 personal records in second meet of season

A little rain couldn’t stop the track and field meet from happening.  The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies laced up their track shoes and got to work on Friday, March 24, doing their best despite working in less than ideal conditions More...

Mankins to be inducted to Hall

One of Mariposa County’s most notable athletes is coming home.  Logan Mankins (class of 2000) will be inducted into the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Hall of Fame on Friday, June 16 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds’ Sequoia H More...

Five hoopsters named to boys’ league teams

Jaekle is Co-Coach of Year

Five boys basketball players at Mariposa County High School were awarded 2016-17 All-League honors for the Southern League.  Devon Acker-James and Dillon Mah were named First Team selections, while Colton Weidner was named to the Second Team. More...

An incredible journey

Former covert ops agent hopes to increase PTSD help

In everyday life, people struggle with various problems and issues.  It could be financial or maybe even frustration with someone driving too slowly while on their way home from work.  For others, it’s more than most people can imagin More...

Emergency road repairs could happen quite quickly

It appears the wheels of government, notorious for going slowly, might be moving quickly when it comes to some emergency road repairs in Mariposa County.  As a result of the flooding in February, roads and bridges in Mariposa County have been le More...

Letters

‘Safe Haven’ status is wrong for Mariposa school district

GUEST OPINION

Illegal immigration, sanctuary cities and “safe havens” on school campuses are the subject of intense debate throughout our nation. More...

Board stance on marijuana was the proper action to take

GUEST OPINION

As reported in the March 24 edition of the Gazette, at its March 21, 2017 regular meeting the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors approved a 45 day “Interim Urgency Ordinance” prohibiting operation of any activity for which a license is More...

Easter Bunny not stopping in Coulterville

I am sad to announce that the Coulterville Community Club will not be holding an Easter Egg Hunt in the Coulterville Park this year due to a lack of volunteers interested in organizing the event.  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Family hike set in Clark’s Valley  Sierra Foothill Conservancy will be hosting a Saturday, April 8 family hike in Clark’s Valley. Those interested should meet at the Darrah School House at 9 a.m. that morning. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Theodore Mueller

was born on Nov. 2, 1932 in Santa Maria, Calif.  After graduating from Santa Maria High School and attending the Seminary, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was a specialist assigned to Guam.   More...

Denean Grafmiller

On Feb. 26, 2017, Denean Marie Grafmiller passed away peacefully after a long illness.  She moved to Mariposa County in 2001 from the Bay Area.  She was born on Aug. 1, 1961, in Pontiac, Mich.  More...

Obituary Policy

The Mariposa Gazette does not charge for obituaries. The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday.   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...

Inside Education

New California School Dashboard remains a work in progress

“Building the airplane in the air.”  That’s how Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Robin Hopper described the process of rolling out the California School Dashboard.  More...

Students raise fish, see payoff

The Mariposa County Unified School District’s Yosemite Park schools have been taking part in a “Salmon in the Classroom” project over the last few months.  More...

HS students share RYLA camp experiences with Rotarians

Four local junior class high school students who attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp earlier this year recently shared their experiences with the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club members.  Additionally, two high school seniors from las More...

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