Moretti sentenced to 10 years in prison



In Mariposa County Superior Court this morning, Mary Patricia Moretti, who embezzled over $102,000 from Mariposa County while employed in the tax collector’s office received her sentence.Superior Court Judge Wayne Parrish handed down a 10-year sentence to state prison for the offense, coupled with another conviction for stealing $31,000 from the Yosemite Summit Conference.Robert Iwama, who prosecuted the case for […]

Solo crash on Highway 140 injures one



Emergency response personnel load a single male passenger onto a gurney fortransport by ambulance to John C. Fremont Hospital after a traffic accidenton Highway 140 Monday morning. (Dan Tucker | The Gazette)Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 — 9:15 a.m. — Before 9 a.m. this morning emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Highway 140 just east of Triangle Road.The lone, […]

Reception set for retiring supervisors



A public reception to recognize Supervisors Jim Allen and Lyle Turpin will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the Mariposa County Government Center. Neither supervisor ran for reelection.At 2 p.m., during the meeting of the board of supervisors, formal recognition will be presented to the outgoing supervisors. There will be a public reception in the lobby immediately following the […]

Mist Trail closes for season



Yosemite’s Mist Trail has closed for the winter as of Dec. 18.The Mist Trail from the Vernal Falls foot bridge to the top of Vernal Falls is closed for the winter due to snow and icy conditions. Visitors may still use the John Muir Trail from the foot bridge to Clark’s Point and then use the upper section of the […]

Small plane may be down in Yosemite



A single-engine aircraft piloted by a man in his mid-60s went missing in Yosemite National Park after 12:30 p.m. on Monday. Park search-and-rescue crews are searching for pilot Nicol Wilson–who disappeared near North Dome.The area is remote and covered with snow. Park crews will be searching by helicopter on Tuesday, Ranger Kari Cobb said. Pilot Wilson is a Santa Barbara County […]

Baby, it’s cold outside



Winter doesn’t officially begin until Friday, but the feel is definitely in the air. Morning low temperatures on Wednesday were in the lower to mid-20s.Rain and snow are headed this way in the coming days. The National Weather Service (NWS) has already issued a winter storm watch for Friday afternoon through late Saturday night for the area.Snow accumulations are expected […]

Harrison resigns from healthcare board



Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 – 11:50 a.m. – Candy Harrison, who on Nov. 6 was reelected to a position on the John C. Fremont Healthcare District Board of Directors, has resigned, according to the office of CEO David Hill.The healthcare district is now seeking a replacement for that board post, which will be made by appointment of the remaining board […]

Snow dances worked: Badger opens Friday



All the snow dancing in Mariposa County has worked. Delaware Parks and Resorts at Yosemite has announced that Badger Pass will open its downhill operations on Friday, Dec. 21. Yosemite’s recent snow storms provided a base depth of 24 inches at Badger Pass as of Dec. 18–and more snow is on the way.The free shuttle to Badger Pass from Yosemite National […]

Bloodmobile comes to town



Officials have declared a severe shortage of blood and blood products, and Mariposa is answering the call.The Central California Blood Center’s bloodmobile will be in Mariposa on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at John C. Fremont Hospital.Donors are encouraged to give. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue […]

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