Soccer signups are offered on Saturday

AYSO players can go on to play at the high school level. Laura Donnely (11) is pictured here. (Tom Medema | CONTRIBUTED)Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – 9:30 a.m. – The AYSO youth soccer league is offering registration for its upcoming season at the local library on Saturday, May 16.Regional commissioner Chivonne Wilde said the league hoped to get an announcement […]

Lady Grizzlies advance to title game

Thursday, May 14, 2015 – 9:39 a.m. – Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly varisty softball team whipped Millenium yesterday evening, 8-2, in the semi-finals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs.Mariposa, the defending section champ, will face either Waterford or Argonaut on Saturday at the Arnaiz Softball Complex in Stockton for the section crown. The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Web site shows Waterford […]

Grizzlies win in first round of playoffs

Thursday, May 14, 2015 – 10:02 a.m. – Mariposa’s undefeated Southern League champion baseball team downed Forest Lake Christian, 3-0, to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs in Stockton yesterday.The Grizzlies now advance to a two-out-of-three series against Orestimba with the first game of the series this Saturday at noon at Staff High School in Stockton. … An online […]

Pow-wow time

Dancers in Native American regalia dazzled viewers at last weekend’s 22nd-annual Mariposa Pow Wow. Seen here are event head woman Chenesha Coats (left) and event head man Austin Brown (right). Behind the pair are Gina Lemaster (with feather) and head teen girl Rebecca Manuel (with earings). With dozens of participants, this year’s event was a resounding success, organizers said. “It […]

River posts record year—in negative, low-flow category

Short rafting season has fallout for lodging, restaurants, others

A party negotiates a Merced River rapids during a recent non-drought year. During the 2011 season, more than 8,200 paying customers ran the river, Bob Ferguson of Zephyr River Expeditions, Inc. said. This year, fewer than 300 will likely enjoy the experience.Maria Marquez “had too much fun,” she complained, after bobbing in an inflatable raft from Briceburg to Railroad Flat […]

Courthouse ticket policy is slammed

Rule requiring payment up front is challenged as unconstitutional

CHP Officer Steven Lewis issued a citation to the driver of a Ferguson Project truck on April 29. Currently, defendants who choose to challenge their tickets are required to pay the full amount of fines and fees before their case is heard by a judge.Like most other motorists, attorney Eugene Action knows what it’s like to see flashing lights in […]

Government asks for more water releases from Lake McClure

Feds would cut water for ag, recreation

If the Merced Irrigation District does what the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is asking for, there will be less water for agriculture and recreation in Lake Mc- Clure in the future. And in a drought, that’s bad news for everyone. MID is required by the federal government to relicense its electrical power project, which is at the lake. Relicensing is […]

Woman to stress the power of hope to inspire and cure

her story is a focus at Relay for Life event

Amber Lundin-HartgravesWhen Amber Lundin-Hartgraves turns 23 tomorrow, she’ll have a lot to celebrate. Less than a year ago, doctors were calling her glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor “terminal.” Most patients with the type survive just a matter of months, the Medscape online database notes. Following two operations, and love and hope provided by friends and family, the 2010 Mariposa County High […]

North County charter school closing

MCUSD reopens Greeley Hill

After less than four years of providing an education for children in the northern part of Mariposa County, the Greeley Hill-Gold Rush Charter School is slated to be closed at the end of this school year. This is the second time a school has closed in that area. The Mariposa County Unified School District voted to close the Coulterville-Greeley Hill […]

Photo submissions sought

Beginning with this week’s edition of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, a photograph at the top of the front page will be featured each week portraying locations, events, scenery or other subjects, historical or current, that are representative of Mariposa County. Community members are invited to submit high resolution digital photographs of locations, weather, sunsets, wildlife or other subjects that represent Mariposa […]