County Fire Response Report



Nov. 17 to Nov. 23 EMS – 11 Fire – 2 Structure, 2 Vegetation, 6 Unauthorized burning Public Assist – 3 Auto Collision – 1 Thanksgiving is a time to spend celebrating with family, friends, and food. MCFD would like to remind you that it is also the biggest day for home cooking fires. Here are some things to keep […]

Autumn color shows off



Big-leaf maple off the Four Mile Trail added a bright accent to a hike above Yosemite Valley earlier this month. This week, black oak throughout the county were donning their fall foliage. In the Park, dogwood along Big Oak Flat Road and Wawona Road were putting on a fine display last week, Yosemite forester Brian Mattos reported…. An online subscription […]

Community asked to help Hotel Jeffery



On Nov. 12, at 1 a.m., the Hotel Jeffery in Coulterville burned. Because of the quick response from CAL FIRE and other firefighters, the rest of the block was saved. But the Hotel Jeffery sustained a lot of fire damage and a huge amount of water damage. The Magnolia Saloon is in good shape, and should open soon. The historic […]

Summit Christian will host Christmas program



Summit Christian School will be having its Christmas program on Friday, Dec. 5. The event will start with a potluck at 5:30 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 3367 Woodland Drive in Mariposa, followed by a program at 6 p.m. planned by the students. The program will include Christmas carols and dancing. There will also be a silent auction to benefit […]

Long grateful



As I begin my new career as supervisorelect of District 3, I have many thanks to give. To my wife and family, I thank you for all of your support and tolerance of a political campaign. The members of my campaign committee, who are the finest people that I have ever had the opportunity to work with, and the donors […]

SPCA does good job



Regarding the letter by Terri Alice in the Nov. 20 edition of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE. There are a few items in the letter that need addressing. The SPCA gave Northside Pet Connection $2,500 not $10,000. It is my understanding that additional donations will be made on an as need basis. The SPCA found that there was a need and funded […]

UC pension crisis creates teachable moment

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Californians have abysmally low levels of civic engagement as evidenced by the recent election where voter turnout set an historic low. And the widespread disengagement of California’s younger voters is even worse. True, in 2008 California’s youth turned out in large numbers to elect Barack Obama as President. And in 2012 they turned out again because, in addition to Obama […]

Tuolumne Meadows is geologists’ object of study

SIERRA SCIENCE

Climber Dave Lane rests at the end of a pitch on Lembert Dome, a solid mass of granite that survived the passage of glaciers during past ice ages.With its dramatic geology, Tuolumne Meadows is a center of attention for rock climbers and photographers alike. The 8,600-foot basin along Mariposa County’s northeast border is a subalpine meadow surrounded by glacially-sculpted granitic […]

Steve’s Sportsman’s Cafe hosts fundraiser



Steve’s Sportsman’s Café will hold an all-day benefit for the Mariposa County Sheriff’s KOPS for KIDS program on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Mariposa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association will be serving patrons and all tips received throughout the day will benefit the 2014 KOPS for KIDS program. There will also be a silent auction to […]

Seeing ‘Oliver!’ can help youth



Sierra Quest Academy, a non-profit organization for foster youth, is holding a December fundraiser to help the facility buy a new vehicle. The Jerseydale Road facility is now home to six boys. Currently, the group depends on a Chevy Suburban that is nearing the end of its usable life. Academy Director Scott Seymour and staff are now looking for more […]