May 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials say 12,000 trees are a threat to County infrastructure

There are still more than 12,000 dead trees that are a threat to the infrastructure of Mariposa County.  That was the information given last week by Neal Bolton, owner of Blue Ridge Services, the company hired to lead the tree removal effort for More...

Overnight homeless shelter will be closing on May 31

Mariposa’s overnight homeless shelter will be closing at the end of the month.  Mariposa Open Arms has announced it will close on May 31 after five years of service to homeless people in the community.  Officials from various County a More...

Local News

Quest Counseling sets open house for May 25  Free Access 

Quest Counseling has scheduled an open house for next week. More...

Search continues for man missing from Park

Yosemite National Park Rangers continue to search for Alexander Joseph Sevier, who was last seen in Yosemite Valley on Wednesday morning, May 3.  Sevier, an active member of the U.S. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

May 1 - A suspicious letter was reported on Triangle Road. • There was a dog versus turkey incident reported on Old Toll Road. • Questions about bees were reported on Highway 140. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jack Cheepo

Jack Gene Cheepo passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017 in his sleep at the age of 88.  Jack was born in North Fork, Calif., on July 19, 1928 to John and Mae Cheepo.  More...

Virgil Mullis

Virgil Mullis passed away, family at his side, in the early morning hours of April 27, 2017 at his long time home in Mariposa, Calif. He had 93 years on this earth.  More...

Rich McGrath

Rich McGrath, an extraordinary craftsman, artist and teacher, died last week in an accident at his Mariposa workshop. He was 74.  More...

Inside Education

FFA dinner dance a success

Anyone who has graduated from Mariposa County High School over the last several years can attest to how popular the FFA program is.  The Future Farmers of America (FFA) program at MCHS is a program that involves scores of students each year. More...

Torlakson proclaims MCHS an Exemplary school

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced additional honors for 23 of the 275 middle schools and high schools that were recognized as Gold Ribbon Schools last month.  More...

Battle of the Books clash held at MES

On Friday, April 28, Mariposa Elementary School students squared off in the Battle of the Books.  Battle of the Books is an incentive program in which students read books throughout the school year, and then come together to test their knowledge More...

Supervisors hand reins to CAL FIRE

Some volunteers balk at terms of the contract

It’s been almost three years in the making.  And not without controversy.  But on Tuesday, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors approved a one-year contract with CAL FIRE to take over command and control of Mariposa County Fire.&n More...

State superintendent of schools pays a visit to Mariposa facilities

‘Super’-sized visit

A special guest visited Mariposa County last weekend. State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, made a visit to Mariposa County schools on Friday, May 6 before spending some time in Yosemite National Park over the weekend. More...

Kimble hired as new County CAO

Mariposa County has a new Chief Administrative Officer. Dallin Kimble, who was hired as the assistant CAO last year and named interim CAO in December, was given the job during Tuesday’s meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. More...

Letters

Keep an eye on children around water

Our weather is warmer and our days are getting longer.  Our streams are flowing and our ponds are overflowing. Children and families will be spending more time outdoors.  More...

Dancing improves your health

Editor,  I loved your recent article about dance. I am surprised that the article did not mention that Tamara Andrews has an adult ballet class.  More...

Teacher had every right to speak out

Editor,  In response to Debbie Bird’s letter to the editor (“Saddened By Behavior of MCUSD Teacher”): I, too, am saddened — and more than a little angry.  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

RPEA meeting scheduled   The next regular meeting of the Retired Public Employees Association will be at noon Tuesday, May 16 at Miner’s Roadhouse.  Lunch will be free to those in attendance.  The speaker will be Tom Phillips fr More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa Grizzlies Boosters would like to add to their “Thank you” list the following people for their generous donations to Sober Grad 2017: Jim and Lee Ann Allen, Cathey’s Valley Food & Gas, Douglas and Kathryn Chappell, H More...

Sports

Draft Day Diary

Cody Wichmann relives his own entry to the NFL

Editor’s note: The 2017 NFL Draft recently concluded. Cody Wichmann, a Mariposa native who is currently a member of the Los Angeles Rams, spoke with the Gazette to give readers a taste of what his draft experience was like a few years ago. More...

Woodland ballfield restoration should begin soon

This winter will undoubtedly go down as one of the wettest winters in Mariposa history.  Several storms brought record amounts of moisture to the area. One of the most notable storms, on Feb. More...

Freitas, Medinas heating up at right time for diamondmen

It’s a tight race between Mariposa County High School and Orestimba for the top spot in the Southern League baseball standings. More...

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