Battlin’ the blaze



Dan Tucker | The Gazette A Mariposa County firefighter extinguishes flames at a residence on Gann’s Corral Road last Wednesday afternoon while the American flag endures the roiling smoke. According to Mariposa County Fire Chief Jim Wilson, firefighters from multiple agencies were able to save 75 percent of the residential structure. The blaze, which started in a free standing carport, […]

VIOLENT ATTACK

Local woman bound and raped at home

Jimmy Leonard, Sr.Last week, a crime that no one expects to happen in Mariposa did. On Tuesday, Aug. 2, a 23-year-old female Mariposa resident and mother of two, reported that an unknown man entered her apartment, bound her and sexually assaulted her. The attack occurred in the Mariposa town area during the early morning hours. After the attacker left the […]

SATURDAY

Movie fans take over the park

There are few places where a family can go for almost nothing. The Mariposa County Park is one of those places this Saturday night. The Mariposa County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual “Movie Night in the Park,” at 8 p.m. on Aug. 13. The film on the giant, blow-up screen will be “Yogi Bear.” The event has […]

County prepares for public safety realignment



One of California’s newest laws, AB 109, changes the way criminals are handled during and after their sentencing. In a nutshell, it places much more of a burden on counties than the state prison system. Mariposa County, along with all others in California, is planning for the implementation of the law on Oct. 1. Local law enforcement and the criminal […]

LOCAL HISTORY

Garber House merits reprieve, panel says

The white Garber House is structurally sound and could be moved or restored on site, members of the county’s Historical Sites and Records Commission said this week. County officials believe the structure is a threat to public safety and should be taken down.The white Garber House on Bullion Street needs more than a coat of paint, but the county’s historic […]

Park to remove 72 Curry structures



A total of 72 structures that remain in a rockfall hazard zone at Curry Village should be permanently removed, a National Park Service report released this week says. Back in 2008, the Park took immediate action in the aftermath of a rockfall that narrowly missed a group of schoolchildren. A total of 233 structures were closed then. Many were tent […]

ENVIRONMENT

Watershed Council continues its weed battle

A California Department of Corrections crew hand-pulls yellow starthistle along the Merced River.The Upper Merced River Watershed Council joined forces again this spring and summer with the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, and California Department of Corrections to battle invasive nonnative weeds that threaten the river canyon’s renowned wildflowers, wildlife and recreation areas. Two grants from the Sierra […]

Perfect Party Plates



Warm-weather entertaining calls for light, refreshing recipes full of flavor. These delectable dishes pair mangos and California Almonds for a main course, side dish and dessert that will have your guests clamoring for more. The naturally sweet, refreshing taste of mango makes every dish special, and mangos serve up more than 20 different vitamins and minerals. Their exotic but versatile […]

Marlins complete 21st season



TRIANA GARRETTCompleting its 21st season, the Marlins Swim Team had 62 members participate in its championship meet that was held on July 30 and 31. The team placed sixth overall, just missing fifth place by 6.5 points, and brought home its fourth 2011 season high point winner. Over 800 swimmers from 10 Central California swim teams competed in this two-day […]

Two teams unbeaten in adult softball play



After last week’s action, two teams remain unbeaten in the Mariposa Parks and Recreation Department’s Adult Softball League. On Aug. 2, Los Dientes came from behind to clobber Haztech Systems, 12-5. That same evening, The Traitors scored almost at will in downing Pizza Factory, 17-6. On Aug. 4, Napa/Brand Auto scored five runs in the first inning, before Haztech knotted […]