November 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Escapees from Mt. Bullion Camp captured

Special agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's (CDCR) Office of Correctional Safety, agents from the Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested the two men who escaped from Mt. Bullion Conservation Camp on Nov. More...

Webb gets eight years probation

The man who pleaded guilty to one felony count of lewd acts with a child under age 14 and one misdemeanor count of annoying or molesting a child will not spend any more time in jail. More...

Cogdill won’t run again

State Senator Dave Cogdill, who represents Mariposa County, will not be seeking another term in the California State Senate. He surprised republican party leaders with the announcement on Tuesday.   More...

Peters resigns from school board post

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees has a vacancy as of Dec. 6. District 3 representative Debbie Peters will vacate her seat on that day. She made the announcement at a special meeting held Nov. 5.   More...

Local News

Chimney fires create danger

Everyone enjoys a cozy, warm fire on a chilly evening. However, many neglect to have annual chimney inspections and cleaning done. Dirty chimneys can cause chimney fires, which damage structures, destroy homes and injure or kill people. More...

Career Day planned

Mariposa County’s third annual Career Day will be hosted by New Life Christian Fellowship at 5089 Cole Road on Feb. 5, 2010. More...

Public scale is available

A certified public truck scale is now available at the Mariposa County Landfill during regular hours of operation. The fee is $20 per vehicle.   More...

Commentary

Incredible success

Something very special happened in Mariposa last weekend, and whether you are a football fan, supporter of youth programs or a business person, it affected you. More...

Datebook

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Friday, Nov. 13   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 

Lee Shackelton

Lee Shackelton, born May 13, 1929, to Fay and Freman Shackelton, passed away peacefully Nov. 7 in the presence of his wife, Ti Shackelton; his sister, Marilyn Birkett of Mt. More...

Mel Strauss

Melvin Leo "Mel" Straus passed away on Sunday, Nov. 8 of natural causes. Mel was born to the late Melvin Leo and Betty Jo Straus of Chicago, IL on Feb. 6, 1943. More...

Wade Wilson

Wade Devin Wilson of Mariposa died Nov. 2. He was 46.   Mr. Wilson was born Aug. 24, 1963. More...

Cookin' in the Country

MEATLESS MEALS In Minutes

Reinvent dinner in 25 minutes or less!

What’s for dinner? Between work, school and evening activities, this question is often left unanswered until the last minute. More...

Sports

Grizzlies host Lindhurst for playoffs  Free Access 

Game set for Friday night in the Gold Bowl

The Lindhurst Blazers will invade the Gold Bowl on Friday evening to face Mariposa’s Grizzlies in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V gridiron playoffs.  The Blazers finished in third place in the Golden Empire League thi More...

Grizzlies prevail in ‘track meet’ at Denair,77-56

When a high school football game much more resembles a track meet, it can be entertaining, but it leaves fans wondering why the respective defenses took the evening off.   More...

Bears dismantle Lady Grizzlies in first round

Foley named SAL MVP

Summerville’s Bears blanked Mariposa in the Lady Grizzlies’ opening round match of the Sac- Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs in Tuolumne City Tuesday night. More...

Around the County

Yosemite Fund buys 11 acres in Mariposa

Potential ideas include visitor center, museum

The non-profit Yosemite Fund, which provides broadbased private funding and resources for projects that preserve, protect or enhance Yosemite National Park, announced that it has purchased 11 acres in Mariposa for potential Park visitor services. More...

Final tabulation shows winners in the ‘Peoples’ Choice’ contest

The more things change, the more they stay the same. At least that’s the case in the recent “Peoples’ Choice” contest conducted by the MARIPOSA GAZETTE through the month of October.  More...

News Directors honor Bob Moffitt

Bob Moffitt, reporter for KFBK News Talk Radio in Sacramento, was honored for “News Reporting” at the 28th NorCal Radio Television News Directors Association Awards dinner in San Francisco on Saturday, Nov. 7. More...

Rain and cold move in

The weather is set to change drastically in the coming days, according to the National Weather Service. A chance of rain enters the picture tonight, but a stronger and colder system is poised to hit the area on Friday.  More...

Keller honored at Stanford  Free Access 

Mariposa County High School English teacher Rich Keller, who retired at the end of last year, spent Nov. 6 at Stanford University’s football game, but not just as a fan. More...

Jury chooses manslaughter

The jurors filed into the courtroom in silence last Thursday. Accused murderer Christopher Michael McCurdy sat the same way, looking extremely anxious. More...

Saluting service

MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BAND DIRECTOR AND VETERAN PHIL SMITH LEADS THE MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BAND IN A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO INDIVIDUAL BRANCHES OF THE ARMED SERVICES. More...

Superbowl brings crowds to Mariposa

“If you build it, they will come,” says a line from the movie “Field of Dreams.” Mariposa proved the line true last weekend.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff's Daily Log  Free Access 

Nov. 16: •There was a “big dog versus little dog” incident on Jones Street. •Someone reported an issue with geese on Hite’s Cove Road. •A cat was up a tree on Silva Road. •A cow was on the road on Highway 140. More...

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Nov. 2: •There was a break-in on Seventh Street. •Threats were investigated on Old Highway. •Multiple shots were fired in Ponderosa Basin. •There was a fire in a tree on Silver Bar Road.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

Oct. 31: •Vehicle accident call on Highway 49 South, #27 Mormon Bar Vegetation fire call on Silver Bar - #27 Mormon Bar Structure fire call on Boat Club Drive - #24 Don Pedro   More...

Letters

Bets the ranch

I recently attended the sentencing hearing of a local pedophile who admitted to molesting several children of my friends and neighbors.   Disgustingly, this pervert was sentenced to probation and allowed to go home. More...

Do your duty

I find it hard to feel sorry for the people that were “rounded up” for jury duty. I have heard over and over in this town how horrible it was that the courts had to do that and that it was outrageous.   More...

Open letter

I find myself at Elmwood Correctional Facility for the third time in my life.   It is winter time, and we all expect it will be a little colder now. Now to the point of this letter. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Grizzly Boosters need a leg up

T he Mariposa County High School Grizzly Boosters are the “silent heroes of MCHS students, teachers and programs,” according to Principal Celeste Azevedo. More...

Pet Connection

Caution: Dogs

Teach children to protect themselves from attacks

Hardly a day goes by when there isn't a news story about a dog attack somewhere. When school starts, children may become especially vulnerable, walking and biking through their neighborhoods to class. More...

Q&A

What to do about the ‘new’ dog flu

Q: A friend sent us a news story about the “dog flu,” and now we’re worried. It sounds really awful, and we want to know how to protect our pet. What do you advise? — R.P., via e-mail   More...

Pet Buzz

Pet trade puts parrots at risk

• The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing the status of 12 parrot species, of which many or all may be considered endangered because of rapid declines in population resulting from the pet trade.  More...

Inside Education

Local students share tales at this year’s Tellabration!

On Nov. More...

Really great pumpkins

LAKE DON PEDRO SCHOOL HELD THEIR ANNUAL PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST. THE WINNERS ARE PICTURED, FROM LEFT, YASMEEN SULAIMAN, “FUNNY FOOD GUY;” ARI DIAS, “HORSES AND CARRIAGE;” AND BAILEY TISCHMAN, “WITCH.” More...

ICES offers free workshops

Infant/Child Enrichment Services (ICES) offers a series of free workshops on different child development topics throughout the year. More...

Friends and Family

Thank you

Raymond has its own “railroad” once again, thanks in large part to the huge showing of volunteers who helped build it. Thank you to the “I’ve been working on the Raymond railroad” gang.  More...

Falanys host annual Thanksgiving Dinner

In the tradition of the nation's forefathers, like the Pilgrims and Puritans that landed at Cape Cod in the 1600s, local Pastors Henry and Grace Falany and their family, annually open their home and hearts to the community on Thanksgiving Day. More...

Baptist Church offers feast

A complimentary Thanksgiving dinner will once again be served this year by the First Baptist Church. More...

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