October 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Greeley Hill school pulls together following death

In the aftermath of a fatal vehicular accident last week, residents in Northern Mariposa County are pulling together. More...

National men’s group asking for investigation in Cox case  Free Access 

A national organization is asking the Mariposa County District Attorney to open a criminal investigation into a woman who accused a local man of sexual misconduct in a case that was eventually dismissed. More...

Local News

CAL FIRE offers tips for Halloween safety

With Halloween just around the corner, children will soon be out in costume trekking through festive displays in search of candy. More...

Your photos

Reader Eric Munyon submitted this photo of a power pole which was ravaged by woodpeckers. The photo was taken in the Mormon Hills area. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? More...

Body of sailor found in Yosemite National Park

The body of a man missing since May in Yosemite National Park has been found.  Alexander Joseph Sevier, 24, a member of the U.S. Navy from Jacksonville, Fla., went missing on May 3. More...

Milestones

Parrish celebrates 40 years with TOPS group  Free Access 

Elaine Parrish recently celebrated her 40th year as a member of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS). She joined the group while living in Downey, Calif., and then continued her membership after moving to Mariposa. More...

Money for missionaries

Lydia and Elias Arre of New Life Christian Fellowship are shown accepting a check from Kelly Beccia (right) of Pioneer Market. More...

Card of Thanks

The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library (FoL) would like to thank the dozens of volunteers who worked diligently from Oct. 5 through Oct. 9 in the semi-annual book sale at the library. More...

Sports

Basketball taking Fipps all over world  Free Access 

Being born and raised in Mariposa, Sydnee Fipps never imagined she would be playing professional basketball overseas. But the small town girl is making it big. More...

Local mountain biking team captures first place in California Enduro Series

It’s only fitting that a team from the Sierra foothills would capture first place in a mountain biking series.  Sierra Overhead Analytics, a team made up of local mountain bikers, finished first overall in the California Enduro Series. More...

Oh, so close: MCHS netters will miss out on postseason

They were in position to make the playoffs, but looking back at the season, a few costly moments will haunt the Grizzlies.  The Mariposa County High School volleyball team won’t qualify for postseason play. More...

The ghosts of Mariposa past

Haunting stories abound, expert says

Lauri Kanarowski has always had a special connection with “the other side.” “I’ve always had some sort of psychic ability,” Kanarowski said. More...

Supervisors spat over formula for funding given to tourism bureau  Free Access 

The chairman of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors chastised the Yosemite-Mariposa Tourism Bureau last week, even calling into question the integrity of the administration. More...

Students are urged to write Christmas stories

Cash prizes will be offered to various winners

Do you have a special Christmas story?  If so, we at the Mariposa Gazette want to know — and you could earn a cash prize!  We are seeking Christmas stories from area youth. More...

Letters

Commercial cannabis brings crime

Editor,  The article in the Gazette recently concerning the fire on Ramblin Road that also endangered Woodview Road failed to mention two very important points: 1. There were two illegal pot grows at the end of Ramblin Road. 2. More...

Time for new representation

Editor,  In a Sept. More...

We need real representation

Editor,  It was with a great deal of frustration that I left the recent town hall held by our Congressional representative, Tom McClintock (R-CA4), in O’Neals this past Thursday evening. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Legion schedules fundraiser American Legion Post 567 is asking area residents to “Support Your Local Veterans.” A fundraiser will be held at Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe on Nov. 3-4. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

David Burgess

David Eugene Burgess, 84, Mariposa, died on Thursday, Oct. 19 of natural causes.  He was a resident of Mariposa since 1992.  Dave was born in Baker, Oregon, and grew up in Sunnyvale, Calif. More...

Billy Hilton, Jr.

Billy Don Hilton, Jr., beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, died Oct. 20, 2017. He was born May 29, 1965.  More...

Frederick Newman

Frederick Mark Newman, born Feb. 19, 1952 in Redwood City Calif., lost his courageous 20 month battle with cancer on Oct. 11, 2017.  He passed away at his home in Mariposa surrounded by family. More...

Inside Education

Pumpkin patch palooza  Free Access 

Pure Training Studio holds Halloween themed event for students

What symbolizes the fall season more than a pumpkin? Pumpkins were scattered all over the campus at Woodland Elementary last Thursday. First through fourth graders had a fall festival thanks to Pure Training Studio. More...

The verdict: Mock trial team at MCHS was worthwhile idea

The verdict is in and it’s a good one for Mariposa County High School.  The school’s new mock trial team is up and running, and the students appear to be enjoying it. More...

Walk-a-Thon fundraiser planned at SFCS

Sierra Foothill Charter School is kicking off its first Walk-athon. Students are busy gathering pledges in advance of the event, happening at Cathey’s Valley Park on Friday, Oct. 27. Students will be walking and/or running around the field. More...

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