November 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

MCUSD closes books on a higher note

When the Mariposa County Unified School District projected its 2009-10 budget, the picture was grim. The board sliced away at programs, loaded class sizes and even instituted furloughs to make ends meet.   More...

Johnson receives Park Service’s highest award

Shelton Johnson, Interpretive Park Ranger at Yosemite National Park has been selected as a recipient of the 2009 Freeman Tilden Award for excellence in interpretation. Johnson received the award Thursday, Nov. More...

Talking turkey: Just how many calories are in dinner?

Thanksgiving Day is one marked by gratitude, family togetherness and food. For some people, the latter may come first in terms of what Thanksgiving means to them.   More...

Local News

Santa comes to town

The Mariposa Lions Club has confirmed that Santa Claus will be in town on Saturday, Dec. 12. Beginning at 5 p.m. The Mariposa Lions Club will host a bonfire and visits with Santa at the Courthouse. More...

Manna House provides Christmas groceries

This is the 25th year that Manna House is able to provide a turkey Christmas dinner with all the trimmings to those in need in Mariposa County.   Registration will begin at Manna House on Monday, Nov. 30. The give-away day is Tuesday, Dec. More...

Couterville prepares to celebrate

For more than 20 years, Santa has visited the firehouse in Coulterville spreading joy, laughter and bringing smiles to kids of all ages. More...

Datebook

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Friday, Nov. 27   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 

Margaret Carroll

Margaret Carroll, 82, of El Centro, died Wednesday at El Centro Regional Medical Center from complications with pneumonia.   Memorial Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at First Christian Church, 450 South Waterman Ave. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Cookin’ in the Country

There’s nothing like a house full of family and friends for the holidays. More...

Inside Education

Sounds of Music classes begin

The Sounds of Music Studio has always recognized the need for younger children to experience music.   Kids need educational help to sort it all out. More...

Voice of Democracy winners

GAZETTE PHOTOS BY JILL BALLINGER THE VOICE OF DEMOCRACY ESSAY CONTESTANTS AND WINNERS WERE ANNOUNCED LAST FRIDAY. More...

Band gets support with a smile

DR. BARBARA KELLY, MARIPOSA FAMILY DENTAL, PRESENTS A DONATION TO BAND DIRECTOR DR. PHILLIP SMITH AND THE MCHS GRIZZLY BAND AT A RECENT FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME. More...

Friends and Family

Friends of Hospice holds ceremony

John C. Fremont Healthcare District’s “Friends of Hospice” will hold its 15th annual Light a Life, Tree of Lights ceremony, on Dec. 16, at 6 p.m., at the Mariposa Senior Center at 5246 Spriggs Lane.   More...

Pot stolen in home invasion robbery case

Weapons brandished during theft

A Mariposa couple is the victim of an alleged home invasion robbery. The crime, which took place on Nov. 29, yielded the suspects four pounds of marijuana and more than $1,000 in cash.  More...

New library has problems

Trouble in Greeley Hill

Just a short time after it opened, the new Red Cloud Library in Greeley Hill has problems. The building, which was officially opened in November, has some structural problems that must be corrected. More...

Ouch! Sting zaps marijuana dealer

A Mariposa man got more than he bargained for when he set up a sale of marijuana in Mariposa on Nov. 18. His “buyer” brought along some friends: members of the Merced Mariposa HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force. More...

Lake Don Pedro Golf Course reopens

When the Porter family was faced with closing the Lake Don Pedro Golf Course and Country Club last summer, they were anquished. The club represented three generations of work, attention to detail and commitment to the community.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

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

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

Nov. 14: .EMS call at Idle Wheels - #22 MPUD Rescue .Public assist call on Hormiga Court - #24 Don Pedro   Nov. 15: .EMS call on Highway 140 - #25 Mt. Bullion/Airport   Nov. 16: .EMS call on Ben Hur - #27 Mormon Bar. More...

Letters

Open letter

The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation held the Black and White Ball on Nov. 7 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. This annual fund raising event was again, very successful. More...

Name that disfunction

I am privileged to drive through some of the most scenic stretches of roadway in Mariposa County. I share this experience with many drivers some traveling well over the speed limit and some well under. More...

Public Health Notes

The epidemic so far: Now we have a past, a present, and a potential future for the H1N1 epidemic.   More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Yosemite Winter Club prepares for historic season

A s the first real snow of the season has fallen, the Yosemite   Winter Club (YWC) is preparing   for what will be an historic year. More...

Sports

Grizzlies fall in Sacramento, 14-0  Free Access 

Mariposa drops semi-final clash to Capital Christian

Mariposa's remarkable comeback football season ended in Sacramento Friday night with a 14-0 loss to Capital Christian in the semi-final contest of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs.  More...

Basketball teams open with victories

The Mariposa County High School varsity basketball boys and girls basketball teams opened the 2009-10 season with wins at Gustine. More...

Grizzlies romp past Summerville  Free Access 

Mariposa goes 2-0 to start season

 Mariposa’s varsity basketball team recorded its second win of the preseason in Summerville Tuesday night, downing the Bears, 63-45.   That win moved the Grizzlies to 2-0 on the season after dropping Gustine, 57-33, in the annual More...

Around the County

Board splits, then authorizes another $87K for LDPE

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees struggled with a decision that would authorize a change order for $87,000 more for the construction to the Lake Don Pedro Elementary School multi-purpose room. More...

Unemployment rate jumps to nearly 10%

In the past two reporting periods, the unemployment rate in Mariposa County has fallen. That trend ended in October, as the jobless percentage climbed more than one percent, bringing it just below double-digits. More...

Thanksgiving service set

The Mariposa County Ministerial Fellowship is offering a community service of Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26 at 9 a.m. It will be held at New Life Christian Fellowship, at 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack. More...

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