November 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Bears welcome thousands

Mariposa will be one big welcome wagon this weekend, as the Mariposa Youth Football League welcomes the entire Trans Valley Youth Football League and its fans to town. The Bears will host the league’s Superbowl games on Saturday.   More...

County will honor fallen soldier

John and Anne Shaw of Cathey’s Valley are facing an unthinkable loss this week. Their grandson, 20-year-old soldier Pfc. Lukas C. Hopper, died Oct. 30 from injuries sustained in a vehicle rollover southeast of Karadah, Iraq. More...

Local News

Audubon program focuses on endangered species act

While many people have at least cursory knowledge of the Endangered Species Act and perhaps of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, most are unaware of a number of other federal and state laws that protect wild birds and their habitats and govern how to d More...

Workshop focuses on land management

Land owners and agencies involved in managing forest stands to improve forest health and reduce fire hazard need to acknowledge potential impacts on wildlife and their habitats. More...

Opportunity Award is available for women

Soroptimist International of Mariposa, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women, is seeking applicants for the Women’s Opportunity Award. More...

Letters

Lies and cover up

I am deeply disturbed by the response of local government personnel to the grand jury report. I truly expected better. I did not expect lies and cover up.   More...

Be careful

A great deal of rhetoric is being expended regarding how the building department director is ruining our way of life and killing the construction industry. More...

Please return stroller

Last Friday morning my mommy, my doggy, and I went out for our morning walk, but someone had taken my stroller from outside the Carisio Chiropractic office. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Student brings a touch of Brazil to Mariposa

F or a 16-year-old Brazilian girl, coming   to Mariposa was a bit   of a culture shock. By a couple months into the school year, though, Martha Bertrand has hit her stride and is a full-blown Grizzly.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Cookin’ in the Country

On-the-go families need easy ways to make healthy eating part of the everyday routine. There’s a little fruit that can do just that. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies claim share of SAL crown

Earlier this season, MCHS varsity volleyball coach Debbie Leonard said she wasn’t quite sure what she had for a team this season to defend Mariposa’s Southern Athletic League title. More...

Doc’s Diagnosis

Despite all of the hype, the week 8 games confirmed what has been obvious about the Southern Athletic League (SAL) for the past few years. We have a division split almost right down the middle. More...

Grizzlies are playoff bound

Mariposa’s youthful varsity soccer squad has learned to respond. Monday afternoon against this season’s Southern Athletic League champions from Le Grand, Mariposa fell behind early, 2-0, but battled back to finish with a 2-2 tie. More...

Around the County

Supervisors move on building code changes

After weeks of delays, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors finally moved forward with changes to the County’s building code. The changes didn’t come without requests for even more time, though.   More...

Ashworth crash

GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER EMERGENCY RESPONSE PERSONNEL ATTEND TO ATTA HESS, 53, OF COULTERVILLE ON MONDAY AFTERNOON AFTER THE JEEP SHE WAS DRIVING SLAMMED INTO A VEHICLE DRIVEN BY GEORGE HEISS, 64, More...

Construction at Gold Coin remains an issue

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors got an earful about building and construction at its Tuesday meeting. More...

Limited supply of H1N1 vaccine arrives

Mariposa County Health Department personnel are working at a furious pace as the first of the H1N1 influenza vaccine is hitting the streets through a series of clinics. The first such event took place on Tuesday afternoon.   More...

Two men escape from Mt. Bullion

Two inmates at CAL FIRE’s Sierra Conservation Center at Mt. Bullion made a daring escape on Tuesday night, apparently to a waiting getaway car. Officials at the camp issued a bulletin about the escape early Wednesday morning. More...

Illness delays Baker ’s arraignment

Harry Baker has missed yet another court appearance. This time, however, he has a doctor’s note. Baker, the president of Sierra Telephone, has yet to be arraigned on charges of lewd conduct with a minor under 14.   More...

Building director resigns from post

Mariposa County Building Director Fred Lustenberger has resigned. County Administrative Officer Rick Benson made the announcement on Oct. 29.   “Lustenberger has resigned his position effective Nov. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Oct. 26: •A horse was starving on Schoolhouse Road. •A bobcat was seen on Old Highway. •Unsafe hunting was reported on Morningstar Lane. •There was a dispute over a table on Tip Top Road.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

Oct. 25: .EMS call on Cerro Sierra - #31 Greeley Hill .EMS call on Darrah Road - #37 Bootjack .EMS call on Old Hwy - #23 Catheys Valley .EMS call on Leonard Road - #37 Bootjack, #32 Ponderosa Basin   More...

Mariposa County's Most Wanted

NAME: JOHN WESLEY KEGLEY RACE: WHITE SEX: MALE AGE: 44 HEIGHT: 6-03 WEIGHT: 245 HAIR: BLONDE EYES: BLUE WARRANT: FELONY CRIME: FAILURE TO APPEAR, POSSESSION CONTROLLED More...

Datebook

Community Calendar

Friday, Nov. 6   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 

Lukas Caleb Hopper

Lukas Caleb Hopper was born July 25, 1989 in Merced, and was taken on Oct. 30, while serving his country in Iraq. His one year tour of duty was scheduled to end Nov. 9. More...

Ann Kludt

Ann Rue Hess Kludt died at her home in Coarsegold on Oct. 26. She was 84-years-old and had been battling illness for several years. More...

Pet Connection

Help for dog problems

Don't wait until the breaking point to seek out help for a 'bad dog'

We get e-mails every day asking about “the farm.” What farm, you ask? The one where many imagine their unmanageable dog will be welcomed, along with countless others. More...

Getting help with pet’s noise fears

Q: Can you suggest some ways for us to cope with our dog’s fear of loud storms? — K.R., via e-mail   More...

Cats shortchanged by many pet owners

• Cats receive only half of the health care protection that dogs do, according to the North American Pet Health Insurance Association. More...

Inside Education

Library offers free tutoring

A retired elementary/middle school teacher will be available to tutor students free of charge at the Mariposa County Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. More...

2009 fall homecoming court

GAZETTE PHOTOS BY JILL BALLINGER THE 2009 MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FALL HOMECOMING COURT TOOK CENTER STAGE BETWEEN GRIZZLY GAMES LAST FRIDAY NIGHT. More...

Queen and king for the day

AT LEFT, THE MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FALL HOMECOMING QUEEN AND KING WERE CROWNED BETWEEN GAMES IN THE GOLD BOWL LAST FRIDAY NIGHT. THEY ARE QUEEN KARLIE JAMIESON AND KING AARON BROWN. More...

Friends and Family

•Birth Announcement •

Tawnya and Dan Goulet of Mariposa have announced the birth of their son, Stryder Isaiah Goulet.   He was born July 15 at Mercy Medical Center in Merced. He weighed eight pounds, seven ounces, and measured 20 and one-half inches. More...

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