September 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

County documents first case of H1N1 in 3-year-old child

Mariposa County has its first documented case of the H1N1 influenza virus. The person infected was a child and has since made a full recovery.   More...

Park to be featured on new quarters

Yosemite National Park will be commemorated on a quarter once again. The first time, it was part of the state quarter commemoration and featured John Muir, Half Dome and the California Condor. This time, the honor is all its own.   More...

Sex offender violates parole, goes to jail

A Mariposa County man recently released from prison has been jailed again on a felony parole violation. Keith Edwin Sharp, 59, was picked up at the First Baptist Church construction site on Sept. 8. More...

Local News

YMS celebrates 40 years

A celebration 40 years in the making was attended last Saturday by the Yosemite Mountaineering School’s first director, Wayne Merry. More...

Relay seeks volunteers

American Cancer Society Relay For Life Committee is looking for volunteers who would like to be on the planning committee for Mariposa’s Relay For Life event.   The group will be having an informal meeting on Thursday, Sept. More...

EDC creates smart growth Web site

The Economic Development Corporation of Mariposa County (EDC), in a strategic partnership with Mariposa County's Business Development Department, has created a new Web site (www.MariposaEDC.com) to promote smart growth in Mariposa County. More...

Datebook

Community Calendar

Friday, Sept. 11   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Violet Suderman

Violet Hubert Suderman, a former long-time resident of Mariposa, died Aug. 26. She was 79.   Mrs. Suderman was born Nov. 28, 1929.   A memorial service was held on Sept. 4 at Palm Village in Reedley. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Cookin’ in the Country

Autumn schedules can set life into warp speed, so make dinner plans a snap with sensational new salad solutions that kick-start fresh meals and deliver big on flavor. More...

Inside Education

Afterschool program available

The Mariposa County Unified School District has announced that Woodland Elementary School has been awarded a five-year grant through the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) to implement an afterschool enrichment program.   More...

CVE Students of the Week

THE CATHEY'S VALLEY ELEMENTARY STUDENTS OF THE WEEK FOR AUG. 31 WERE MARTIN TEIXEIRA, MORGAN LETTICE, BRITANI HOPMAN, AND JOHNATHAN CHAPMAN. More...

Backpack Project is a success

THE MARIPOSA MIDDLE SCHOOL BACKPACK PROJECT COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DONATED TO THIS IMPORTANT PROJECT. More...

Friends and Family

Thank you

Rick and Debbie Lobaugh would like to thank Rick and Julette Uebner for helping with our Adopt-A-Highway cleaning of the roadside along Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. It was a very hot day and their assistance was greatly appreciated.  More...

Thank you

The Mariposa County Arts Council and Ronnie Sweeting, coordinator and host, of Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings,would like to thank the many sponsors that help make these shows possible by their generous support, the musicians that come from ne More...

Christian concert planned

Four Christian bands will take the stage at the Mariposa Art Park on Sept. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. The Kristi Spurlin Band, Driven Cure, Peter Neumann and Via Verde will perform.   There is no admission fee for the concert.   More...

Rangers arrest 73-year-old in Foresta

A 73- year-old Foresta woman was arrested and jailed Sept. 1 by National Park Service rangers. Her crime: going on to a neighbor’s property to get water for her garden during the Big Meadow Fire evacuation.   More...

Going for a spin

GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER MARIPOSA COUNTY RESIDENTS CAME OUT IN FORCE TO ATTEND THE MARIPOSA COUNTY FAIR THIS YEAR. More...

Holiday brings big crowds to county

While many tourist destinations lamented the economy as reason for lack of Labor Day visitation, Mariposa County can celebrate the opposite. More...

Fire contained, traffic returns to normal

All roads into Yosemite National Park, including the Big Oak Flat Road and portions of the Tioga Road, are now open with no restrictions. The roads, which have been closed since Wednesday, Aug. More...

We're in the money

PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIPOSA COUNTY FAIR JOSH MANDEVILLE AND CLAIRE GORHAM WERE TWO OF THE LUCKY WINNERS OF THE FIVE $100 BILLS HIDDEN AT THE MARIPOSA COUNTY FAIR. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Sept. 1: •There was a noise complaint in Greeley Hill. •A bat was loose on Snyder Ridge Road. •Bees were swarming in Cathey’s Valley. •Someome was brandishing a weapon on Colorado Road. More...

Commentary

Our View

Dysfunctional

Mariposa County embraces a bizarre policy that actually pits neighbors against neighbors and fellow residents against each other.   More...

Letters

Immigration reform

I am writing in support of our Catholic bishop encouraging us in immigration reform. I think we are all intelligent enough to think about this and healthcare reform. It is my belief that we need both.   More...

Williamson Act

I’m a little surprised at our community’s lack of reaction to the board of supervisors unanimous resolve to continue subsidizing agricultural landowners under the Williamson Act using our precious, limited county tax resources to replace More...

Webb continues rescues

Nancy Webb, a local postal employee, has been putting out food and water for stray cats that live behind the post office. Two months ago, she contacted the Catnip Society for help to trap and sterilize the cats.   More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Dayhoff makes a dream into real success

F ive years ago, Alan Dayhoff took a risk. It was a calculated risk, but a risk nonetheless. More...

Sports

Grizzlies' coach examines results of scrimmage

After last Friday evening’s scrimmage against three other valley football teams, Mariposa’s second-year head coach, Bob Kelly, is cautiously optimistic.   More...

Doc’s Diagnosis

Well, it may not seem like it, but it is time for another season of Southern Athletic League football. More...

MCHS soccer trims Bret Harte for first victory

“A win is a win, so we’ll take it,” said MCHS soccer coach Adam Finney, following the team’s most recent game.   More...

Around the County

Fair competitors claim prizes

The many winners of the various categories at the Mariposa County Fair have been announced. More...

Fire scorches three acres

GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER A LATE AFTERNOON YARD CLEAN-UP ENDED WHEN A LAWN MOWER SPARKED FLAMES AND STARTED THIS THREE-ACRE BLAZE ON BRIDGEPORT DRIVE. More...

Parade lists winners

The winners of the 2009 Mariposa Labor Day Parade have been announced. They are as follows:   More...

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