October 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Missing jurors face the music

Those who didn’t show up for jury duty will have to face the judge this week. Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Dana Walton was set to hold an informal hearing with about a dozen people on Wednesday afternoon.   More...

Murder case now in the jury’s hands

In her final attempt to convince the jury of Christopher McCurdy’s guilt, Deputy District Attorney Kim Fletcher used the defendant’s own words to help her cause. The case went to the jury late Tuesday afternoon. More...

Jones announces candidacy for sheriff

Mark Jones wants to put his more than three decades in law enforcement to work as Mariposa County’s next sheriff. He made the official announcement last week.   More...

Halloween greetings

FIVE-YEAR-OLD DAVIS BRYANT (LEFT) AND HIS 3-YEAR-OLD SISTER, ANNIE, PET THE BABY GOATS AT THE JERSEYDALE RANCH PUMPKIN PATCH. More...

Local News

Master Gardeners host miseltoe workshop

Mariposa County Master Gardeners Association will be hosting a public workshop presented by the USDA Forest Service, in cooperation with the University of California’s Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program covering Mistletoe and Bark Be More...

Geotourism benefits from federal highway grant award

Sierra Nevada’s Geotourism MapGuide was recently awarded $205,000 from Federal Highway Administration Awards for Scenic Byways. More...

Stompers reset sale dates

Nov. 13, 14, and 15 are the new dates for the annual Bootjack Stompers rummage sale at the club's hall on Highway 49, across from the fairgrounds.   The sale will open at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13 and remain open until 8 p.m. More...

Letters

Acorn is not ACORN

Most everyone that lives in Mariposa loves their life. Slow pace, friendly neighbors and the lifestyle that only a small town living can bring. More...

More beauty than meets the eye

My daughter was diagnosed with leukemia last August. Tragedy struck my family without warning. Her initial hospital stay lasted about two weeks. More...

Juror fiasco

In regards to the juror fiasco earlier this month, it is simply outrageous that law-abiding citizens were rounded up like common criminals and held against their will because those who were summoned for jury duty didn't show up.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Better Bargain Meals

Delicious, good-for-you dishes that don’t take much time or money to make — sound impossible? Not if you have the right ingredients. More...

Sports

Bulldogs grab SAL advantage

The Le Grand High School Bulldogs had a lot to celebrate last Friday night. Not only did they mark the school’s 100th anniversary with a huge community bash, but they got to revel in a 24-14 homecoming win over their arch-rival, Mariposa. More...

Spikers slam Waterford to stay in the hunt

Couple Monday night’s slaying of Waterford’s Wildcats by Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies with Le Grand’s convincing win over third place Turlock Christian earlier this week, and you have the perfect fomula for a showdown in Maripos More...

Soccer squad’s playoff hopes in their own hands

When Delhi torched Denair Monday afternoon, 5-1, in Southern Athletic League play, it opened the door for Mariposa’s defending Sac- Joaquin Section champs to make it back to the playoffs. More...

Friends and Family

Cramer graduates infantry training

Army Pvt. Cody J. Cramer has graduated from the Direct Fire Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training.   More...

•Birth Announcement •

SARAH AND ZACHERY FORD OF MARIPOSA HAVE ANNOUNCED THE BIRTH OF THEIR DAUGHTER, CADENCE FORD. SHE WAS BORN AUG. 20, WEIGHING EIGHT POUNDS AND EIGHT OUNCES. SHE WAS 21 INCHES LONG.   More...

Thank you

Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter #1261 would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their assistance with our 10th annual Airport Open House and Fly-in.   More...

Crash knocks out power, snarls traffic

A DELIVERY TRUCK FOR COAST DO IT BEST HARDWARE PULLED DOWN A POWER POLE ON THE CORNER OF SEVENTH STREET AND HIGHWAY 140 EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. More...

Art Park rape case won’t go to trial

The jury trial of Cory Wahlborg, 22, was finished almost entirely before it got started. After two days of the jury selection process, prospective panelists were sent home on the news that Wahlborg had entered a plea.   More...

Time changes this weekend

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday morning at 2 a.m. The clocks turn back one hour, giving everyone an extra hour of sleep.   The time change is a good opportunity to change the batteries in smoke detectors, as well. More...

FFA team places 10th in nation

Three members earn American Degrees

The Mariposa County High School FFA natural resources team has placed in the top 10 in the entire United States. The team was in Indianapolis, IN last week competing against 35 other state champions from all over the country.   More...

Web site compromised

On Tuesday, the GAZETTE learned that its Web site at www.mariposagazette.com had been compromised, or quite possibly “hacked.” We are currently working with technicians at both the ISP (IX Web Hosting) and Apple.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Oct. 19: •There was wild cat problem on Trabucco Street. •A cat was missing on Antone Road. •A vehicle hit the Sixth Street bridge. •Dispatch took a noise complaint from Darrah Road.   More...

Mariposa County's Most Wanted

NAME: JUAN “CARLOS” HERNANDEZ RACE: HISPANIC SEX: MALE AGE: 26 HEIGHT: 5-07 WEIGHT: 180 HAIR: BROWN EYES: BROWN WARRANT: FELONY CRIME: LEWD OR LASCIVOUS ACT More...

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

Oct. 17: •EMS call on Merced Falls Road - #24 Don Pedro   Oct. 18: •Vehicle accident call on Highway 140 - #25 Mt. Bullion/ Airport, #23 Cathey’s Valley •EMS call on Hwy 140 - #21 Midpines   More...

Datebook

Community Calendar

Friday, Oct. 30   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   More...

Sierra Lifestyles

TheLord’s Pantry prepares for a busy holiday season

F or many years, the Mariposa Revival Center’s food ministry has been feeding families   in Mariposa County. This year is no different except that the program is seeing a drastically increased need.   More...

Watershed Council seeks volunteers for monitoring

Water is the 21st century’s gold in Mariposa’s Gold Country. It is used for drinking, bathing, cooking, irrigation, and recreation. More...

Inside Education

Drum roll, please

THE 2009 MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING KING AND QUEEN WILL BE CHOSEN BETWEEN GAMES AT THE GRIZZLIES’ FOOTBALL GAME ON FRIDAY NIGHT. CANDIDATES WERE ANNOUNCED DURING A RALLY LAST FRIDAY. More...

Homecoming royalty

THE MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 2009 HOMECOMING COURT WAS ANNOUNCED AT A RALLY ON FRIDAY. More...

Mariposa Safe Families takes part in Red RibbonWeek

Mariposa Safe Families and its partners Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department, Probation Department, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Heritage House, Mariposa Unified School District, Alcohol and other Drug Advisory Board and the Shared More...

Around the County

County postpones action in building department

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors put off an ordinance that would bring the County’s building codes into line with the 2007 California Building Code. More...

MCFD lands another grant

The Mariposa County Fire Department (MCFD) was awarded a $238,072 traffic safety grant for the purchase of collision extrication and stabilization tools as well as two automated external defibrillator devices thanks to a grant from the California Of More...

Medical school coalition gains local support

The Valley Coalition for a UC Merced Medical School gained a number of allies following a community meeting held last Wednesday evening at the County government center. More...

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