December 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Home Tour is this weekend

18th annual event kicks-off season

The 18th annual Friends of the Library Christmas home tour takes place Saturday Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to 4p.m., and Sunday Dec. More...

Mariposa County schools under 2-hour delay  Free Access 

Winter weather causes delay

(Monday, Dec. 7, 5:40 a.m.) Mariposa County Unified School District Director of Transportation, Bob Morse, has announced the district will operate under a 2-hour delay this morning, due to winter weather conditions. More...

Pot might be home invasion motive

A Mariposa couple say they found themselves on the floor of their home at gunpoint on Nov. 29, after three men forced their way into the Triangle Road residence. The three alleged suspects fled after the male victim feigned a heart attack.   More...

Events mark the start of holiday season

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, even if the weather doesn’t think so. Downtown Mariposa is decorated with seasonal garland and holiday lights. More...

Local News

Bird enthusiasts prepare for program and annual count

Yosemite National Park Wildlife Biologist Sarah Stock will describe a century of birds and birding in the Park at the December program of the Yosemite Area Audubon Society.  More...

Museum has gifts

Anyone who wants to buy fine gold jewelry, historical maps and books, or Gold Rush memorabilia, can shop the Mariposa Museum and History Center gift shop for all these items and more.   More...

Lions plan annual crab feed

The annual Mariposa Lions Club crab feed will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, 2010, at the Mariposa Fairgrounds in Building A. A no-host bar opens at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. by members of Mariposa’s FFA. More...

Datebook

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Friday, Dec. 4   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 

Alice D. Elliott

D. Elliott, a long-time resident of Mariposa and Merced, passed away quietly on Nov. 19 at the age of 89. The daughter of Isabel and Miguel Plaza, Alice was born in Hollister, on June 14, 1920, one of nine children.   More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Resource Conservation District is grateful for its native garden volunteers

Since August, when the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) notified the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) that the suspension of funding for Proposition 84 projects had been lifted, rapid changes have occurred at the MCRCD’s S More...

Inside Education

Photos

1st grade Terrific Kids THE MARIPOSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FIRST GRADE TERRIFIC KIDS FOR NOVEMBER ARE CURTIS CLINKENBEARD, TYLER HIBPSHMAN, SABINA GARCIA, TREVOR MCCLARD AND LUCAS PIEPER-WHITE. More...

MMS and MCHS bands join for concert

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly marching band under the direction of Dr. Phillip M. Smith and the Mariposa Middle School Concert Band directed by Tina Tiner will present the annual Fall Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. More...

Wildcats visit Yosemite

WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOURTH GRADERS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK DURING A FIELD TRIP RECENTLY. More...

Around the County

Traffic stop nets arrest for ‘weed’

A routine traffic stop for mechanical violations yielded Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies an arrest of one man for marijuana possession. More...

Summerlin receives recognition

Andrea Summerlin, retired Master Sergeant, was recognized with other veterans during the Wall of Honor dedication on Nov. 7, in Fresno. Summerlin retired from the U.S. Air Force in December 2005 after serving over 20 years.   More...

'Tis the season

GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER YOSEMITE BANK BRANCH MANAGER MATT FORAKER (LEFT) MAKES A $500 DONATION ON BEHALF OF THE BANK TO THE MARIPOSA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT’S ANNUAL KOPS FOR KIDS More...

Law enforcement closes Highway 140

Snow snarls Guadalupe Grade

 Scanner traffic indicates that Highway 140 has been closed by law enforcement due to snow. A Mariposa County Sheriff's Deputy made the call just a few moments ago. It appears that only eastbound traffic is restricted at this time. More...

Snow closes schools, prompts chain control  Free Access 

Bulk of storm's intensity yet to arrive

The snow began falling, as predicted, in the higher elevation of Mariposa County early this morning. More...

Sheriff's Log

Dec. 30: •There was a minor injury traffic accident on Converse Road. •A stop sign was down on Paso del Oso Road. •There was a structure fire on Jalapa Way. •Deputies responded to a number of calls on Watt Road. More...

Big weather changes are coming next week

Rain and snow predicted

After mild days and cool mornings, Mariposa County residents should brace for a huge change in the weather pattern. The National Weather Service is predicting rain and snow for almost all of next week. More...

Making Christmas merry

GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER RANDY BROWER (LEFT) OF RANDY BROWER CONSTRUCTION IS ASSISTED BY MARIPOSA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES (FROM LEFT) JOE WILLIAMS, KEVIN PACKARD, BLYTHE JAY AND NICOLE GILM More...

County seeks funds for gym and scraps fire station plan

Mariposa County’s “field of dreams” may have a new vision for the future. It comes in the form of a grant proposal that could construct a multipurpose room/gymnasium on the Highway 49 North site.   More...

New Greeley Hill library has structural problems

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

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Dec. 6: •A drunk driver was reported on Highway 49. •Deputies took a grand theft report from Old Highway. •There was a verbal dispute between neighbors on Silver Lane. •Someone o Jalapa Way needed advice.      More...

Conroy injured in crash

On Nov. 1, Roger Conroy, Jr., a 2006 Mariposa County High School graduate and the son of Roger and Marcia Conroy and Danette Vaughn, was at Sand Mountain in Nevada on his dirt bike, when he had an accident. More...

Tioga and Glacier Point Roads close for season

The Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite are closed for the season. These roads close each fall and remain closed throughout the winter months until weather conditions permit reopening in the spring next year.   More...

Letters

Giving thanks

Thanksgiving is a day of thanks. I eat turkey, salad, bread with butter, and mashed potatoes. We say grace and eat. I gobble my food up in a minute.   More...

Mariposa's elves

Have you seen the great Christmas decorations in downtown Mariposa? Don’t they make Mariposa look beautiful, festive and remind you of the joyous Christmas season? More...

Who eats frogs?

Is the public aware that the Sequoia and Kings National Park officials are proposing to destroy all the trout in 30 to 85 lakes in the high country because they prefer a tiny yellow-legged frog? More...

Cookin' in the Country

Cookin’ in the Country

Whether entertaining a large group, or hosting a small gathering, holiday cooks can showcase their culinary flair with a sumptuous spread of starters and sides. And, More...

Sports

Grizzlies trouce Yosemite, 69-54  Free Access 

Win moves MCHS to 3-0

In a non-league preseason basketball clash in Oakhurst Saturday evening, Mariposa's varsity squad thrashed its hosts, Yosemite's Badgers, 69-54.  The Grizzlies' towering front line dominated the paint, allowing Mariposa to move to 3-0 on the you More...

Cougars bounce Mariposa from playoffs, 14-0

Although it was expected to be an offensive shootout last Friday night in Sacramento, it was far from it. More...

Lady Grizzlies down Gustine

Although they were missing two starters, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies opened their 2009-10 basketball campaign in Gustine Monday night with a 36-31 win over the host in the annual Foundation Game. More...

Friends and Family

Thank you

“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.” ~ John F. Kennedy   More...

Coulterville plans tree lighting

In its third year, the annual tree lighting will again take place at Coulterville Station 26 on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. More...

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...

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