Priessman narrowly misses spotlight



ERIC PRIESSMAN Eric Priessman has a knack for remembering song lyrics. It may not be the kind of thing associated with his profession, but it almost landed him a spot on national television. “I’ve always had it,” Priessman said of the uncanny ability to remember songs. His memory just about secured him a position on the nationally syndicate game show […]

GAZETTE upgrades its Web site, adds AP



Several changes have recently been made to the MARIPOSA GAZETTE Web site (www.mariposagazette.com). The home page now sports a new, condensed appearance that makes it more user friendly and allows easier access to categorized news stories. At the end of each story there is also a “share bar” which allows the readers to share the story or photo via Facebook […]

Pot plant count grows



On Thursday, Sept. 2, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Stanislaus National Forest and the Mariposa County Probation Department, investigated a large marijuana garden in the Bull Creek area of Greeley Hill. The illegal garden is believed to be related to Mexican drug organizations and was eradicated from Forest Service public land. Officers removed 7,456 marijuana plants along […]

Local author signs book at the library



At the Mariposa County Library on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. author and local resident Jerrold E. Kemp, Ed. D. will be signing copies of his new book, “Live Healthy at Any Age: The Wisdom of Almost 90 Years.” The theme of the book is how a person, at any age, can acquire and maintain a healthy body and […]

Plans continue for Superbowl weekend



As the Mariposa Youth Football organization prepares to host its second Superbowl, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors officially proclaimed the weekend of Nov. 5 through 7 as “Superbowl Weekend” and “Mariposa’s Open House.” The proclamation was given at the Sept. 7 board meeting. Bob Kirchner, the self-proclaimed “professional volunteer” who has taken the reins for the event again, was […]

Accounts set up for Rothfuss



Two bank accounts have been established to help the family of Stan Rothfuss with medical expenses. Rothfuss, the owner of Stan’s Body Shop in Mariposa, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Aug. 20. He has undergone one surgery and is scheduled for another. The accounts are at Yosemite Bank and Merco Credit Union branches in Mariposa. Also, plans […]

Board marks Patriot Day



THE MARIPOSA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS PROCLAIMED SEPT. 11 AS PATRIOT DAY AT ITS MEETING ON TUESDAY. THE PROCLAMATION WAS PRESENTED TO THE MARIPOSA VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST COMMANDER ANDREA SUMMERLIN (LEFT) BY CHAIRMAN KEVIN CANN. SUMMERLIN CALLED IT “APPROPRIATE TO REMEMBER THE LIVES THAT WERE LOST AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL FIGHTING THIS WAR,” AS THE NINTH […]

Debate sought over state’s climate law



SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Supporters of California’s global warming law said Tuesday that they want a debate with one of the Texas oil companies that is bankrolling the effort to undermine the legislation on the November ballot. San Francisco investment banker Thomas Steyer said in a letter to Valero Energy Corp. Chairman and CEO William Klesse that the two should […]

Bus shelter ads pop around city



SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bus shelter advertisements featuring a woman holding a shotgun and promoting a gun rights conference have popped up around San Francisco. The group behind the posters — which ask “Can you afford to be unarmed?” — is challenging the city transit agency’s policy of banning any bus and train ads that “appear to promote the use […]

Pet hoarding becoming rampant among rescuers



LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linda Bruno called her Pennsylvania cat rescue the land of milk and tuna. It thrived for years as people sent pets they couldn’t care for from hundreds of miles away — unaware it was a death camp for cats. Investigators who raided the place two years ago found killing rooms, mass graves so thick they couldn’t […]