September 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Courthouse renovations in next phase

For most people, getting a building painted is a routine process.  But when you are dealing with the most iconic building in a historic county, it’s anything but routine.  “We are taking every measure possible,” said Gary More...

Pair of furry officers join the force at sheriff’s office

Two new K9s are taking a bite out of crime in Mariposa County. The two Belgian Malinois dogs, Alik and Tango, are now certified “on the street” to fight crime. More...

Local News

Your photos

Reader Lisa Townsend shot this evening photo in Midpines. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Drought-related disaster loans deadline nears

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West reminds small, non-farm businesses in 32 California counties of the Oct. 23, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury.  More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Sept. 18 - A verbal dispute was investigated on East Westfall Road. • Someone had drone questions on Jeffrey Lane in Coulterville. • Harassment was reported on St. Andrews Road. More...

Milestones

Sinclair continues to serve in his Navy role  Free Access 

MILITARY MATTERS

Editor’s note: There are many people from Mariposa County who have served and continue to serve in the military. The Mariposa Gazette features local military personnel on a regular basis. More...

Hospital’s Black & White event canceled for 2017

The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation’s annual Black & White Ball fundraising event, normally held on the first Saturday of November, will not take place this year.  More...

Jerseydale Pumpkin Patch will not be open this season

Officials from the Jerseydale Ranch Pumpkin Patch announced the patch will not open this year.  Many of their plants were affected by a virus early this season and their development was stunted. More...

Sports

MCHS gridders blown out by Orestimba  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies football team was blown out 41-8 against league leader Orestimba tonight. More...

The Mighty Quinn

Quinn Whatley returns to Mariposa, enjoying the game she loves

Quinn Whatley never imagined how difficult moving away would be.  The 17-year-old senior was raised in Yosemite National Park. But she moved to the Buffalo, N.Y. More...

Dutrey’s big night helps Griz ground the Hawks

MCHS to host defending league champs Orestimba

The Delhi Hawks got a taste of their own medicine last Friday. Normally, Delhi controls football games with its heavy focus on using brute strength to run the ball. More...

MCHS gridders blown out by Orestimba  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies football team was blown out 41-8 against league leader Orestimba tonight. More...

Toyota is going places — namely Cathey’s Valley to shoot ad spot

Bill McKay was an educator and now is a cattle rancher.  He didn’t know much about the television industry.  Until a couple of weeks ago.  “I couldn’t imagine it was going to be that involved and detailed,” said More...

School district picks firm for upgrade plan

At Monday’s board meeting of the Mariposa County Unified School District, the board selected an architectural firm to complete a modernization plan for Mariposa County High School. More...

Detwiler Fire victims can get $2,500 in cash relief  Free Access 

People impacted by the Detwiler Fire can apply for financial assistance thanks to an outpouring of donations from the local community. More...

Letters

County wants FEMA’s money, but not regulations

Editor,  Suggestion for some investigative journalism: How many of the various projects the County wishes FEMA to finance repairs on were built in areas or in ways which would not have been in accordance with FEMA’s regulations?  More...

Is our House member trustworthy?

Editor,  In March, Rep. Tom McClintock spoke about the American Health Care Act on the House Floor: “In making this transition it’s important to leave no one in the lurch. More...

Protest are patriotic acts

Editor,  In light of the recent actions taken by NFL athletes and owners it may be worthwhile to reexamine the history of this protest and the claims that they are unpatriotic.  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Indian taco sale scheduled for Oct. 6   An Indian taco sale will be held Friday, Oct. 6 at the Mariposa Lutheran Church.  It will be held from 4-7 p.m. at 4469 Highway 49 South in Mariposa. The cost is $10.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James Rust, Jr.

James Calvin Rust, Jr., passed away peacefully in the Veterans Hospital in Reno, Nev. on Aug. 1, 2017.  James was born in San Francisco on March 17, 1944, the son of James Calvin Rust, Sr., and Pearl Louise Brochini Rust.  More...

William Schmidt

William (Bill) Schmidt, 92, passed away peacefully at home in Yaqui Gulch on Sept. 14, 2017.  More...

Inside Education

Results from statewide test down across school district

Local performance examined at recent board meeting

Results for students from the 2016-17 school year’s statewide testing were presented at the Mariposa County Unified School District’s Sept. 14 board meeting.  More...

Annual Gateway Expressions contest being held

Winning artwork will be featured in Ansel Adams Gallery

Yosemite National Park and the Ansel Adams Gallery are holding the seventh annual Gateway Expressions Student Art, Photography and Poetry Contest. More...

Twisted tales of terror will spook MCHS playgoers

Kae Kimbro and Hannah Swiecki, both juniors at Mariposa County High School, have carried a large responsibility over the past few weeks.  Drama teacher Bryan Starchman gave them duties as assistant directors for the school’s fall play perf More...

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