June 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Increasing patient count is topic at JCF board meeting

Issues of performance reviews, contracts also part of the discussion

How to address the issue of being able to see more patients as well as certain hospital district policies were key points discussed during a meeting last week. The John C. More...

Tenaya Cabins project gets approval by board

The final step in approving a major resort development in Mariposa County took place on Tuesday afternoon.  The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, by a 5-0 vote, approved the final Environmental Impact Report for the Tenaya Cabins Project in More...

Local News

Your photos

Reader Jim Allen of Bootjack submitted this photo of baby birds who were wanting a meal. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Fireworks slated for July 1 at Lake McClure

With recreation back in full swing at Lake McClure, the Lights on the Lake fireworks show is planned for Saturday, July 1. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

June 19 - There was a report of someone stuck in an elevator on Henness Ridge Road in Yosemite West. • A landlordtenant dispute was investigated on Grist Road. • A dog was reported in a car at Pioneer Market. More...

Milestones

Local couple will mark their 75th anniversary

Jack and Ruth Wittkopf are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary on July 3 with a family reunion comprised of five generations of their family — ages range from 98 to 2 years.  Jack and Ruth are long-time residents of Mariposa, having More...

Another famous guest visits Mariposa County

Mariposa County has been known to play host to a number of celebrities.  In the last year alone, former President Barack Obama, actor and musician Jared Leto and TV star “Horny” Mike have all spent time in Mariposa County.  More...

Quiting group to meet on July 9, all welcome

Mariposa Piece Makers Quilt Group will meet on Saturday, July 9.  It will be at 9:30 a.m. in the lower room at St. More...

Inside Education

Students ‘paws’ to help local animals

A group of recently graduated high school students put their lives on pause to help those with paws.  More...

MES Parent Club receives large donation

The Mariposa Elementary School Parent Club received a $3,308.28 donation through Pioneer Market’s receipt program for the school’s sports equipment. More...

MES holds eighth grade promotion ceremony

Mariposa Elementary School held its eighth grade promotion ceremony at the Mariposa County High School auditorium a few weeks ago. More...

School district could get over $5 million in state bond funds

A much anticipated meeting to discuss the Mariposa County Unified School District’s Long Range Facility Master Plan (LRFMP) was held last week.  More...

Pair of Monday fires are doused

CAL FIRE has new, free app

Hopefully, Monday was not an indication of things to come this summer.  Two wildfires broke out on Monday, just two hours apart.  The first happened near Mariposa County Human Services on Lemee Lane. More...

Mariposa teen is still missing after plunge into river

A Mariposa teen remains missing after apparently falling into the Merced River last Friday.  According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, Ronnie Ray Cole, 19, apparently went missing from Cable Rock at Briceburg at around 2:45 p.m. More...

Letters

Take health care bill seriously

Editor,  Representative Tom McClintock, thank you for taking the time to speak to your constituents on your point of view and voting strategy on the emerging health care plans for our nation. More...

Why is AHCA such a secret?

Editor,  With great interest I read Rep. More...

Please look at LCAP goals

Editor,  As a long-time community member I am very concerned about our low academic test scores, and the decline in services for our disabled students.  The two problems are linked.  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Musical Festival set for July   The Yosemite Music Festival is set for July 7-8 at the fairgrounds in Mariposa.  There will be 17 bands performing and local discount tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Chase's Petroleum and Hi More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jeffrey Ellis

Coach Jeffrey “Elmo” Ellis, age 58, left this world early Monday, June 12, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving family until greeted by his father and other loved ones.  More...

Joan Phillips

Joan Darlene Moser Phillips passed away peacefully at her home in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, on March 12, 2017.  She was born on April 22, 1934 to Virgil and Dorothy Moser.  She was preceded in death by her parents; son, James; and husband, Calv More...

Sports

Gridders dive into off-season 7-on-7

It’s early on in the process, but coach Ryan Oliphant likes what he sees from his Mariposa County High School football team.  The Grizzlies recently hosted Minarets High School for a night of 7-on-7 football. More...

Summer allows Griz to sharpen hoops skills

The weather outside was hot and muggy, but thankfully, the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies were indoors.  The Grizzlies hosted Yosemite High School in a basketball scrimmage on June 19, with Yosemite pulling away in the second half to win More...

Little league team eliminated after falling to Turlock Nationals

They won’t be featured on ESPN playing in the Little League World Series, but the Mariposa 10-12’s All-Star team still had a great run. More...

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