April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Internet woes plaguing many throughout County

Internet connection issues were rampant throughout Mariposa County on Monday and into Tuesday of this week.  Sierra Tel officials were swamped with complaints about what appeared to be faulty modems in homes and businesses throughout the County. More...

Major subdivision proposal for Cathey’s Valley focus of meeting

Group trying to save historic Givens Barn will make case

A hearing about a proposed subdivision in Cathey’s Valley is scheduled for next week.  The issue has drawn a lot of interest in Cathey’s Valley because the property includes the historic Givens Barn.  The Mariposa County Plannin More...

Local News

Four hurt after vehicle plunges off Highway 49

Four people were injured last week when a car they were riding in plunged off of Highway 49 North near Coulterville.  According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 11 a.m., Ricardo Gonzalez, 28, was driving a 2004 Toyota Camry southbound More...

Man crashes truck, flees and later arrested for DUI

A Mariposa man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following an accident early Sunday morning.  More...

Your photos

Reader Ron Loya submitted this photo of flowers in the Pea Ridge Cemetery on Ben Hur Road. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Milestones

Century mark

On April 7, family, friends, residents and staff gathered at John C. Fremont Ewing Wing to celebrate Orie Mangan’s 100th birthday. More...

Soroptimists donate to Manna House group

Manna House, a non-profit organization that provides emergency food to all in need, is the most recent recipient of a $500 donation from Soroptimist International of Mariposa.  Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization working to im More...

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa County District Attorney’s office is grateful for the large number of community members and community partners who came out to support crime victims and witnesses during last Wednesday’s Annual Ceremony on April 5 at noon beh More...

Inside Education

Club members gaining appreciation for arts

Pete Bothwell has taught for 12 years at Mariposa County High School, and he continues to enjoy it year after year.  The art teacher, who also oversees the school’s art club, said he feels “so fortunate to teach” at MCHS.  More...

French club members try hand at new game

Softball wasn’t the only game going on during Monday afternoon at Mariposa County High School.  A peculiar game was taking place on the junior varsity softball field while the varsity softball contest was going on. More...

Dining donation delivered

El Portal Dining, Inc. which operates Parkside Pizza in El Portal, donated a check for over $5,000 to El Portal Elementary. More...

County inches closer to CAL FIRE pact  Free Access 

Final decision is expected during April 25 meeting

Mariposa County took the first step on Tuesday to having CAL FIRE take command and control of County Fire. The issue has been on the table for more than two years. More...

Air curtain burner now up and running at the landfill

New machine a key component in tree mortality issue

After a few months of red tape, a new way to dispose of dead trees is now in operation in Mariposa County. An air curtain burner is now being used at the landfill in Mariposa. More...

Man charged following local domestic dispute involving two women

A Mariposa man faces several domestic violence charges following an incident last week.  Shane Norris, 27, was arrested and placed under $75,000 bond and faces charges of spousal abuse, child cruelty and trying to prevent or dissuade a witness.& More...

School district to consider safe haven

The Mariposa County Unified School District will be holding its board meeting Thursday, April 13 at the district office.  The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The school board will be considering whether to pass a safe haven resolution. More...

Letters

Mariposa County Flashback

“Mariposa County Flashback” is a collaboration between the newspaper and the Mariposa County Museum and History Center. This photo was supplied by local resident Nancy Radanovich. More...

Greeley Hill to be first project for tree falling

BLUE RIDGE UPDATE

The Blue Ridge Service team has been busy obtaining an overall tree count and identifying future projects. After months of planning, we are nearing time to begin the actual work of falling trees. Our first project is called Greeley Hill Project 1. More...

Don’t let CAL FIRE take over

Editor,  There is a crisis looming in each and every one of our communities in Mariposa County.  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Fish & Game meeting slated   Mariposa County Fish & Game will be holding its dinner meeting and membership drive on Thursday, April 20 at 5056 Darrah Road.  The meal will consist of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad and dessert.&nb More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Susan Green

Susan Debra Green, born Sept. 12, 1955, in Culver City, Calif., peacefully entered heaven on April 3, 2017 at her home in Cathey’s Valley, after a very valiant battle with cancer. She was 61 years of age.  More...

Sports

Dubberke leaps to next level

MCHS star to play basketball at Cuesta College, named Sun-Star Player of the Year

When it comes to sports, Kirsten Dubberke calls basketball “her first love.”  Dubberke, who has also been also a strong softball player at Mariposa County High School, loves basketball the most because of its speed and movement. More...

Griz pump up weight room

Improvements valued at close to $25,000 in the Mariposa County High School weight room have the Grizzly football team feeling excited.  Much of the equipment has been upgraded, including weight racks, floor mats, bumper plates, flat weight bench More...

Trap team aiming to be on target this season

The Mariposa youth trap shooting team continues to grow in popularity.  “This year, a lot of the kids heard what we were doing and how we did last year, and they came forward,” said coach Heath Brower.  More...

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