December 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Rain dampens local holiday happenings

Parade rescheduled for Saturday

Last weekend’s heavy rain put a stop to two annual events that help ring in the holiday season. Late Saturday morning, the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce decided to cancel the Merry Mountain Christmas parade and subsequent events. More...

A little merrier Christmas

CHP OFFICER ADRIAN PEREZ, A MARIPOSA NATIVE, PARTICIPATED IN THE SHOP WITH A KOP EVENT LAST WEEK AS LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOK 20 MARIPOSA YOUNGSTERS TO MERCED FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. More...

Bears land 2010 big game

After an incredibly successful 2009 event, the Mariposa Youth Football (MYF) league has been asked to host the 2010 Trans Valley Youth Football League (TVYFL) Superbowl. More...

Stetson throws his hat in the ring again

Former Mariposa County District 1 Supervisor Lee Stetson wants his former job back. Stetson has announced his intent to run for the seat in the June, 2010, election.   More...

Local News

Mariposa Farm Bureau earns award of excellence

After being evaluated on its activities involving membership service, policy implementation, leadership development, agricultural education and public relations, 20 county Farm Bureaus in California earned recognition for their work during 2009, at More...

CAL FIRE Chief Gregory retires

After more than 30 years with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Chief Candace Gregory has announced her retirement. More...

MCRCD sells wildflower seeds

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District is selling its popular wildflower seed mix and poppy seed packages for the 2009-10 growing season.   The seeds make good Christmas presents or stocking stuffers. More...

Letters

Grateful to serve

Each month throughout 2009 a safety article and information about how to prevent accidents in and around the home, as well as safety concerns when traveling was submitted to the MARIPOSA GAZETTE. More...

Putting Mariposa on the map

My husband and I would like to openly thank Mark Butler of the National Park Service for his efforts to put “Mariposa on the map.” Since the creation of the National Park Service’s Web site, it has directed people traveling from th More...

Notes Huff's service

I don’t know how many of you receive or read the e-mail newsletter from the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce, but I do, and wanted to take a moment to thank our President, MaryAnn Huff, for the phenomenal job she did these past three years. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Cookin’ in the Country

Spicy Ginger-Poached Pears Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes Makes: 4 servings 1 1/4 quarts (5 cups) water 2 cups sugar 1 tablespoon crystallized ginger 5 filterbags Tazo® Organic More...

Tea and Pears Make a Merry Combination

Some things just go together, especially for the holidays — hot cocoa and marshmallows ... turkey and stuffing ... and a fresh new holiday   duo, tea and pears.   More...

Pear Lavender- Mint Spritz

Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Makes: Eight 8-ounce servings Anjou Pear Puree 2 pounds ripe green Anjou pears, cored, unpeeled, cut in 3/4-inch chunks 1 1/2 cups water 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice More...

Inside Education

Kids can build Gingerbread houses

On Friday, Dec. 18, at Infant Child Enrichment Services (ICES) children can enjoy building graham cracker houses covered in white frosting, candy walkways, and sprinkle covered sugar cone trees. More...

CVE Students of the Week

THE CATHEY'S VALLEY ELEMENTARY STUDENTS OF THE WEEK FOR DEC. 7 WERE HANNAH SWIECKI, LILY HEAVNER, MITCHELL GREEN AND MALTE SALONEN. More...

Franklin performs at Acorn

MARIPOSA MUSICIAN GLEN FRANKLIN RECENTLY GAVE A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE TO THE ACORN COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL DURING ITS RECENT HARVEST POTLUCK CELEBRATION. More...

Friends and Family

Eastwood joins CHP

Thomas Eastwood of Cathey’s Valley has successfully completed California Highway Patrol Cadet Traning. He was assigned to the CHP’s South Los Angeles Area office. More...

Lutheran Church holds Christmas Eve service

On Thursday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m., Mariposa Lutheran Church will hold its annual Christmas Eve candlelight worship service with Holy Communion. All are invited as the congregation celebrates Christ’s birth. More...

Jackson graduates

Air Force Airman Steven E. Jackson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Eppler gets District 3 board of trustees seat  Free Access 

Veteran selected over challenger

Former Mariposa County Unified School District teacher, counselor, principal and administrator Judy Eppler will fill the final year on the District 3 board of trustees seat. More...

District must deal with mystery million

Superintendent can't recall transaction

The Mariposa County Unified School District’s roller coaster budget ride continues. At a long meeting on Thursday night, the board heard that the district is $1.7 million short of what it needs to be solvent.  More...

Mariposa tourism continues to thrive despite downturn

The nationwide downturn in travel does not appear to be having a devastating effect on Mariposa County. More...

Board moves forward with airport proposal

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has taken the next step toward privatizing the Mariposa-Yosemite Airport. More...

Two candidates seek board of trustees position

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees will make a choice on who will fill the District 3 seat at its Dec. 17 meeting. The four-member board will have to choose one of two women who want the job. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Dec. 7: •There was a horrible odor in a house on Buckeye Road. •Highway 140 was closed due to snow. •There was a tree on Penon Blanco Road. •A vehicle slid off Darrah Road. More...

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

Dec. 6: .EMS call on Darrah Road - #37 Bootjack .Structure fire call on Princeton Way - #25 Mt. Bullion/Airport .EMS call on Highway 140 - #25 Mt. More...

Fellowship offers free gift wrapping

Free Christmas gift wrapping is available to the public during December every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 3 to 6 p.m. through Dec. 19, at the corner of Highway 140 and Highway 49 South, between Pizza Plus and Boutique by the Creek. More...

Datebook

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Friday, Dec. 18   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Alcoholics Anonymous - noon and 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jim Randack

Jim Randack died suddenly and peacefully on Dec. 12. He was 54.   He was born Jan. 19, 1955, in Glendale, where he spent his early years. He moved to Mariposa where he attended and graduated from Mariposa County High School. More...

Pet Connection

Bring ’em inside

Dogs are happier when allowed to be a family member

Why get a pet if you don’t want a pet in your life? I have often wondered this as I walk my dogs down streets lined with fences behind which lonely outdoor dogs bark as we go by. More...

Too much of a good thing lands pet in ER

Q: You always hear about “no table scraps for pets,” but I guess following that rule really is important. More...

Voters share their love for dogs

• With 9,000 votes in, dogs won the informal pet preference poll over cats by a margin of 65 percent to 35 percent — even though cat owners outnumber dog owners by close to 13 million nationally. More...

Sports

Yellowjackets upend Grizzlies, 51-48  Free Access 

On Friday night in the Hilmar Christmas Classic basketball tournament, the host Yellowjackets bounced Mariposa, 51-48, in a hard-fought contest. More...

Grizzlies down Bret Harte to open Hilmar Christmas Classic  Free Access 

Mariposa’s varsity basketball team moved its record to 6-1 on Thursday evneing when it topped Bret Harte, 63-56, in the opening round of Hilmar’s Christmas Classic basketball tournament.    Senior center Cody Wichmann dumped in More...

Grapplers hog-tie Chowchilla, 57-21

Quick pins mark contest

In their first dual meet of the season, Mariposa’s varsity wrestling squad manhandled Chowchilla in a non-league match last Wednesday on the Grizzlies’ home mat, 57-21. More...

Around the County

County to start second round of flu shots

The Mariposa County Health Department will start a second round of influenza vaccination clinics in January. Public Health Officer Dr. Charles Mosher gave the board of supervisors an update on the pandemic H1N1 flu at Tuesday’s meeting.   More...

Response spares most of structure

Mariposa County Fire Chief Jim Wilson called the response “a textbook fire attack coordinated by three fire agencies” and said it was responsible for saving most of a residential structure and the occupant’s personal possessions la More...

School board considers financial report and layoffs

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees will get an update on the construction project at Lake Don Pedro Elementary School and will consider approval of its first interim financial report at its regular meeting set for Dec. More...

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