January 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Man sets himself on fire after argument  Free Access 

A Greeley Hill man suffered serious burns over most of his body after an argument with a family member. The man, Jimmye Johnston, is being treated at a valley burn center. More...

Hiking Half Dome will require permits  Free Access 

Hiking to the top of Half Dome is one of the most popular hikes in Yosemite National Park. The iconic granite monolith, at 8,842 feet above sea level, attracts people from all over the world who attempt to climb to the summit. More...

Board blocks medical marijuana dispensaries

Over the objections of a single resident during open public comment, Tuesday the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to enact an interim urgency ordinance to prohibit establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries in the county More...

LA County Commander running for sheriff’s seat

A retiring         Los Angeles       County             Sheriff ’s Office       Commander,           More...

Castaldi makes her candidacy official

Theresa Castaldi has made her candidacy for Mariposa County Supervisor in District 3 official. She issued a statement on the matter last week.   More...

Local News

Valentine’s Day production gets ‘Under Our Skin’

For several years, a group of people in Mariposa County has used Valentine’s Day as an date stamp to hold events increasing the awareness of domestic violence. More...

Watershed sponsors birds of prey program

Birds of prey have special abilities to catch and eat other animals. The best way to learn about these special adaptations is to watch these birds in action.   More...

Gallery seeks miniatures

Sierra Artists' Gallery would like to find artists who work in miniature art. The maximum size would be 5"x 7" to qualify as miniature art work. More...

Datebook

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 29 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 

Anne Otto

Anne Otto, a resident of Midpines for nearly 30 years, died peacefully in the home of her caregiver, Mena Bahia, in Atwater at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17. More...

Gerald F. Du Paul

Gerald Francis De Paul died at John C. Fremont Hospital on Jan. 20 after a lengthy illness.   More...

Christopher Britt

Christopher Eric Britt passed away on Jan. 13, in Coarsegold. He was 21-years-old. More...

Inside Education

Sweetheart Dinner planned

Cathey’s Valley Elementary Parent Teacher Improvement Committee is holding its annual Sweetheart dinner, raffle and dessert auction at McKay Hall on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. The price of dinner is $8 for adults and $5 for children. More...

CVE Students of the Week

THE CATHEY'S VALLEY ELEMENTARY STUDENTS OF THE WEEK FOR JAN. 19 WERE BRADLIE TEIXEIRA, CHRISTOPHER ZIEGENFUSS, MEGHAN HISE, AND DALTON TALBOT More...

Democratic Club opens essay contest

The Mariposa Democratic Club will be sponsoring the fourth annual Thomas Jefferson Community Service Essay Award. This essay contest will be open to all Mariposa County Unified School District seniors.   More...

Friends and Family

JCF host blood drive

The physicians and staff of John C. Fremont Hospital are hosting a blood drive on Thursday, Feb. 4. A bloodmobile will park in the hospital’s front lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   More...

Mariposa helps Haiti

Mariposa area musicians and residents are hosting a fund raiser to support urgently needed medical and surgical care for earthquake victims in Haiti this Friday, Jan. 29 at the Yosemite Bug in Midpines, from 6 to 11 p.m.   More...

Thank you

Thank you to Cathey’s Valley Girl Scout Troop for selecting my 2-year-old foster son and presenting so many gifts to him this Christmas, 2009. He loves his block train set, and the outfits fit him perfectly, and he loves his book. More...

YNP picks new superintendent  Free Access 

Sources in Washington tell the Gazette that Don Neubacher has been selected as the new superintendent of Yosemite National Park in California. More...

Candidate files law suit against County  Free Access 

Castaldi seeks court's approval for development

Embattled Coyote Springs Ranch owner and District 3 Supervisor candidate Theresa Castaldi has filed a law suit against the County she hopes to work for. The suit, filed Jan. More...

Park, challengers reach a settlement

Park Service must start over again

The Department of the Interior /National Park Service (NPS), the Friends of Yosemite Valley (FOYV), and the Mariposans for the Environment and Responsible Government (MERG) announced the completion of a formal Settlement Agreement last September rega More...

Cock-fight leads to 36 arrests

$29,650 in cash also seized

A Sunday afternoon cockfight ended with a total of 36 arrests, 70 impounded chickens and $29,650 in cash by Tuesday morning. More...

Mighty oak succumbs

THIS MONSTER OAK TREE LOST ITS BATTLE WITH AGE AND THE ELEMENTS LAST SATURDAY, CRUSHING A HOME ON HIGHWAY 49 SOUTH. More...

District’s million was a ‘mistake’

The Tax Revenue Anticipation Note (TRAN) loan that caused so much confusion in December was a mistake of the bond company, not the result of work not completed by Mariposa County Unified School District officials or the Mariposa County Treasurer&r More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Jan. 18: •Deputies responded to a call for threats on Penon Blanco Road. •A transformer blew on Sixth Street. •Lake McClure was closed to boats because of high winds. •A tree was into a powerline on Highway 140. More...

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

Jan. 18: •Tree into house call on Coachman Road - #32 Ponderosa Basin •Public assist; power lines down call on Highway 140 •EMS call on Indian Peak - #37 Bootjack   More...

Letters

Positive image

How does Theresa Castaldi think she is even qualified to run for office? She and her aptly-named venture, Coyote Springs Ranch, by newspaper accounts have spent close to $10 million of investors’ money and is bankrupt now. More...

A state of malfunction

With horror, we watch the once magnificent and widely admired public institutions of California crumble into a smoldering pile that is buried under budget deficits as far as the eye can see. More...

Support Binnewies

I want to encourage the good folks of Mariposa County to come to the fairgrounds from 4 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 31, to support Doug Binnewies. More...

Cookin' in the Country

SET A HEALTHY TABLE

Foods for a healthy lifestyle can be full of great flavor. The traditional Mediter ranean diet is a wonderful example of great food that can have a healthy impact on the body. More...

Sports

Grizzlies handle Turlock Christian for 6th SAL win

tangled, the Grizzlies blew them out of the MCHS gym. It was a little different story in Turlock Tuesday night. More...

Lady Grizzlies’ slide continues in SAL

With defeats in their last two Southern Athletic League basketball contests, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies have slipped to 3-8 in league play for the season, and they host second place Le Grand Thursday night.   More...

MC sponsors PGA trip

The Merced College Community Services Office is hosting a bus trip for golf enthusiasts. The destination is the 72-hole PGA Tour Championship golf tournament played on Poppy Hills, Spyglass Hill and Pebble Beach Golf Links. More...

Around the County

McCurdy sentenced to 21 years in prison, and Hoke gets probation

Months after a jury found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter and not murder, Christopher McCurdy of Greeley Hill learned his fate. More...

DNC shuttle service honored

FOR MANY YEARS, THE SHUTTLE BUS PROGRAM OPERATED BY DNC PARKS & RESORTS AT YOSEMITE WAS ABLE TO CLAIM THAT IT RANKED NUMBER 5 IN THE COUNTRY BASED ON PASSENGERS SERVED PER HOUR OF SERVICE. More...

New year means new trouble for the unemployed

The dawn of 2010 did not bring good news for Mariposa County’s or California’s workforce. Newly-released numbers show that unemployment grew by nearly a full percent in December, finishing at 12.3 percent.   More...

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