July 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Women injured in accident give back to first responders

Emotional reunion

Judith Sharp and Mary Rudesil know they’re lucky to be alive.  On April 25, a sunny spring day quickly turned into a nightmare for the two Mariposa women. More...

New playground goal in El Portal

Around Mariposa County

Everyone knows that children need to have opportunities to play .  That’s just part of growing up. But a group of concerned parents in El Portal feels its children don’t have adequate opportunities to play in the area.  More...

Interim hospital CEO says mission remains the same

It’s probably fair to say Matthew Matthiessen has had a busy last week or so.  Matthiessen was named the interim CEO of John C. More...

Local News

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

July 4 - Threats were reported on Bronco Hollow Lane. • Animals were reported as needing water on Ashworth Road. • Lewd acts were alleged on Bull Pine Lane. • A caller asked officers to check on a dog in a car on 6th Street.  More...

Two wildland fires put out quickly last week

Two wildland fires in Mariposa County last week were quickly contained by CAL FIRE.  Both happened on Friday, July 7, according to Jaime Williams, public information officer for the Madera-Mariposa- Merced Unit of CAL FIRE.  The first fire More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

July 3 - July 9  • EMS - 3 • Fires - 8 • Public Assists - 2 • Auto Collisions - 1   More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

The Miner’s Roadhouse 140 restaurant in Mariposa started a T-shirt sale program in January of 2017 as a desire to give back to the community. Since then, they have chosen one nonprofit organization each month to support.  More...

Card of Thanks

A huge thank you goes out to Steve Knauf, Tiffany Medina and the rest of the staff at Steve’s Sportsman’s Cafe in Woodland for putting on a fantastic fundraiser for the Mariposa County High School Wrestling Team.  More...

Card of Thanks

I cannot thank Dr. Robert Rose enough for the outstanding care and concern he rendered to my husband, Robert Northway, during the final phase of his earthly existence.  More...

Inside Education

Brossard tabbed as national FFA delegate

One of 40 selected from California FFA Association

The accomplishments continue to add up for Chad Brossard.  The Mariposa County High School senior was selected to serve as a National FFA Delegate this October in Indianapolis, Ind.  More...

Winners of Sierra Tel math contest named

For 52 years Sierra Tel has sponsored a contest in mathematics among the elementary schools in the company’s service area, including Mariposa and Oakhurst.  Sierra Tel officials believe mathematics is a desirable skill in which to excel, e More...

Students learn about rescue operations

On Tuesday, June 6, Sierra Foothill Charter School students in all grade levels traveled to Cathey’s Valley Park where they had the opportunity to take a close look at a California Highway Patr More...

Breaking News - 7/20/2017 8:54 AM

Detwiler Fire swells to 70,000 acres  Free Access 

The Detwiler Fire grew to more than 70,000 acres by Thursday morning. More...

Fire crews continue to battle Detwiler Fire  Free Access 

Firefighters are battling a fire more than 7,000 acres in the Bear Valley and Bagby areas of Mariposa County. More...

Suspect in stabbing at fairgrounds behind bars  Free Access 

Law enforcement officials had a hectic Friday afternoon last week. More...

Fires around state are causing strain on local resources

The fire season is in full swing in California and it is having impacts on Mariposa County.  That was the word Tuesday from CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa Merced Unit Chief Nancy Koerperich, who addressed the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  More...

Changes made at Coulterville Visitor Center

New leadership, new hours of operation and a new location are now established at the Coulterville Visitor Center.  Nina Mimnaugh is the manager of the center, which will now be open seven days a week. More...

Letters

Great work on fighting fire

Editor,  I live on Ashworth near Highway 49 and Toyon Road is one boundary.  I want to express my thanks to everyone involved in saving my homes. My cats would also have perished, as they were hiding.  More...

Mother Nature doesn’t care what we think

Editor,  Kevin Barry writes in the July 6 Gazette that based on his research “the ‘science’ of climate change has been debunked.” So I Googled that phrase: ‘Has climate change science been debunked?’ No, Googl More...

Adversarial rhetoric does no good

Editor,  I read with regret and disappointment the letter from Kevin Barry (‘Greens’ are the ones actually ruining the planet”), even though I have not seen the letter from Jane Huffaker and the possible provocation Barry felt More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Class of '97 schedules reunion   The Mariposa County High School Class of 1997 will have a reunion on July 29.  It begins at 4 p.m. at The Alley in downtown Mariposa. More...

Sports

Baseball in his DNA: Freitas is voted Southern League’s best

Joey Freitas knew his Mariposa County High School baseball team would require him to turn in a big season. More...

Receivers savor 7-on-7 battles

Grizzlies fight through heat in Modesto football tournament

Temperatures were rising on Saturday — and so were the Griz.  The Mariposa County High School football team braved the heat at the annual Modesto Junior College Passing Tournament to finish with two wins and two losses. More...

Norman named Athlete of Year for track team, Sergienko most improved

Ice cream donated by Yosemite Treats was just one of the highlights of the Mariposa County High School Track and Field awards banquet.  The banquet was held at Mariposa Elementary School following the conclusion of the track and field season.&nb More...

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