Deputies make arrest in saw theft



Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, 10:35 AM – Wednesday, Mariposa County Deputies arrested a man in Dos Palos suspected of stealing a chain saw from Coast Do-It-Best Hardware in Mariposa the end of November. As reported in today’s paper, the original suspect was released, but on further investigation, deputies identified the alleged criminal. Look for further details in the next edition […]

Wind storm causes widespread damage



This double-wide mobile home in the 5300 block of Carleton Road was crushed last Thursday when Mono winds blew a gigantic pine tree on top of almost half of the trailer. No one was injured in the incident, but the uninsured residence is considered a total loss.The warnings issued by the National Weather Service last week were no joke. As […]

Speedboat Christmas



Casey Binnewies (from left), Isabella Spurlin and Erica McCutchen ride a decked-out Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department patrol boat in last Saturday’s Merry Mountain Christmas Parade. Close to 20 entries marched in the procession, which was led by fire trucks and the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Marching Band…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. […]

Is ‘Sun Train’ a mirage, or wave of Yosemite’s future?



Bay Area resident Christopher Swan has been writing about energy, design and land management since the early 1970s. In 1977, he and Sierra Club Books published YV88—an “ecological science fiction book” that unveiled his plan for a solar-powered Yosemite railway and a new town built outside of the Park.In 1977, a young man named Christopher Swan published a book called […]

Bucketing two



Mariposa’s Jimmy Neri (No. 15) pops a jumper for two points in Tuesday night’s non-league game against Chowchilla. No game results were available on Wednesday morning…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to order a subscription. Existing print subscribers receive […]

Top 20 selection



The photograph above by Mariposa County resident Andy Garza was selected as one of the year’s top 20 by MaxPreps, the most extensive high school sports Web site in the country. In this picture Garza captured Mariposa’s Chase Gibson (No. 52) tearing the jersey off a Weaterford player while Liam Fieldsted (No. 22) assisted on the tackle. Garza had a […]

Lions host football dinner



The Mariposa Lions Club will be sponsoring the annual Mariposa Grizzly football banquet on Dec. 14 in Building A at the fairgrounds. A ham dinner with sides will be at 6:30 p.m. at a cost of $8 per plate. Those planning to attend are asked to call Earl by Dec. 8 at 966-6852 … An online subscription is required to […]

Johnson inks letter of intent



Pitching runs in the Johnson family, and now the youngest of three standout athletes is making it pay off. Mariposa’s Nichole Johnson, a senior who will again, no doubt, be one of the dominating softball pitchers in the Southern Athletic League, signed a letter of intent to attend Northwest Christian University (NCU) next fall on Wednesday evening at Rainbow Fields […]

Lady Grizzlies still searching for first victory



Dan Tucker | Gazette FIle Photo Mariposa’s Nichole Johnson fires a pitch last season. She will attend Northwest Christian University next fall and join the Beacons’ pitching staff.Mariposa’s varsity girls’ basketball team traditionally begins the season searching for its first when as head coach Al Brondolo books a tough pre-season schedule to prepare his charges for Southern Athletic League play. […]

Woodland’s Thanksgiving feast



Lordelyn del Rosario | Contributed Second grade teacher Nancy Gunderson talks to Woodland kindergarten through second grade students about the first Thanksgiving feast. Students dressed up as native americans and pilgrims and contributed food for Woodland’s annual Thanksgiving feast. Before eating, students and teachers sang “I Am Thankful,” and each class said what they were thankful for…. An online subscription […]