March 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Poetry contest offered

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival has announced its first annual poetry contest. The contest is open to all Mariposa County school age children, grade 12 and below. More...

Technique owner jailed for bilking clients  Free Access 

The owner of the now-defunct Technique Computers in Mariposa has been arrested and charged with embezzlement. Matt Hull, 31, of Mariposa was arrested on March 24. More...

County sets new farm rules

After years of debate and more than five hours of discussion on Tuesday, Mariposa County has defined new rules about Williamson Act land. More...

Mariposa shows its big heart again

There are only some 300 people in Cathey’s Valley, according to the population signs at either end of the community. Last Saturday saw the population triple and thousands of dollars raised to help a local family.   More...

District teeters on the brink

Rosander calls for teamwork to weather the storm

For the first time in its history, the Mariposa County Unified School District will file a negative budget certification with the state. More...

Buckin' ball game

GARRETT BULLIS GETS A WILD RIDE DURING LAST YEAR’S DONKEY BASKETBALL GAME AT MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL. More...

Local News

Touch-screen kiosk provides answers

Want to know what pesky bug is chewing holes in the tomato plants? Find out by using the touch-screen pest management kiosk currently on display at the Mariposa County Library.   More...

BLM reopens land

Storm damage has been repaired to lands along the Merced River at Briceburg managed by the Bureau of Land Management’s Mother Lode Field Office and roads are now open.   More...

JCF plans for April blood drive

The physicians and staff of John C. Fremont Hospital are hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 1. A bloodmobile will park in the hospital’s front lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   More...

Letters

Davis for auditor

As I read Bill Davis' resume recently, I was very impressed by the qualifications that he has for the position of auditor.   More...

Backs Binnewies

There are two highly-qualified candidates running for sheriff of Mariposa County. To make my choice, I rely on the history I personally have with one candidate, which I’d like to share with you.   More...

Re-elect Bibby

Janet Bibby deserves to continue as our supervisor in District 3. She continues to be a steady voice for District 3. She takes the time to read information she receives, and to vote with intelligence. More...

Pet Connection

Ease Pet Stress

Natural remedies for environmental challenges

Our bodies are built to heal, and given the right opportunities, they usually do. We are constantly confronting a dizzying array of pathogens. If we are healthy, we have a good chance of fending off these diseasecausing agents. More...

Seed junkie bird not really addicted

Q: My double-yellow Amazon, Gomez, is crazy for sunflower seeds. I feed him a pellet food sold by our veterinarian, plus lots of fruits and veggies. But he’d kill for sunflower seeds! I’ve read that they have an addictive substance. More...

Human medication can threaten pets

• Medication meant for people, both prescribed and over-the-counter, had the dubious honor of being the top-ranked pet poison for 2009, according to calls to the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center (www.ASPCA.org/APCC). More...

Sports

Tuesday's MCHS baseball contest cancelled  Free Access 

This afternoon's Southern Athletic League contest against Denair has been cancelled due to rain. More...

Grizzlies bolt to 3-0 in SAL action

With their last two wins, Tuesday afternoon over defending Southern Athletic League baseball champs Waterford, 6-3, and last Thursday’s win over Le Grand’s Bulldogs, 4-1, Mariposa’s Grizzlies have launched their SAL campaign with a More...

Grizzlies drop first SAL tilt  Free Access 

Turlock Christian slows Mariposa march

Whether it was a bevy of miscues or a comedy of errors, Mariposa dropped its first Southern Athletic League contest to Turlock Christian Thursday afternoon, 5-1. More...

Friends and Family

Fasanaro - Gallet

ON JAN. 2, AT A LAKE TAHOE GOLF COURSE IN NEVADA, GROOM DANIEL JOHN GALLET DRESSED IN HIS FULL NAVAL UNIFORM AND HIS BRIDE ANNE MARIE FASANARO IN HER SILK LACE GOWN WERE MARRIED. More...

Parker - Hughes

MITCH AND CATHI BOZE OF CATHEY’S VALLEY HAVE ANNOUNCED THE ENGAGEMENT OF THEIR DAUGHTER, TANYA MAILE PARKER, TO BRIAN HUGHES, SON OF RUSSELL AND ALANA BENNETT OF MODESTO. More...

Thank you

Thank you to all of our friends and neighbors in Mariposa, Merced and Madera Counties for once again supporting our Trivial PurSoup day. We also want to thank the MARIPOSA GAZETTE who donated timely and invaluable publicity. More...

Fish & Game hunts for turkey poacher  Free Access 

Wild turkey season opened on March 27, but a scouting hunter found a disturbing sign of preseason poaching incident a week before. More...

Jury selection begins in molest case  Free Access 

Jury selection is set to begin April 1 in the child molestation case against William Terry MacDonald. Pre-trial motions in the case took place earlier this week. More...

Birds of prey will be special guests

At Audubon program

Few, if any, birds capture the human imagination more than birds of prey, or raptors. More...

Spring weather ends  Free Access 

Wet weather makes a return

The warm temperatures and sunny skies of the weekend will likely be gone by Tuesday, as a series of storm systems is poised to hit California. More...

Board suspends search, Rosander continues at helm

The Mariposa County Unified School District has a new superintendent as of last Thursday. More...

Gorham misses financial filing

Incumbent also skips deadline

Monday afternoon’s deadline for local candidates to file campaign financial statements came and went. More...

Reaching for a cure

THIS GIANT, PINK LIFT GREETED PARTICIPANTS AT LAST SATURDAY’S BENEFIT FOR KATHY GUENTHART AT MCCAY HALL IN CATHEY’S VALLEY. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

March 15: •Threats were reported on a local Web site. •Medication was stolen on Coakley Circle. •Dogs were running along Highway 49 South near the William Sell Bridge. •There was a verbal dispute on Colorado Road.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

March 13: •EMS call on Highway 49 South - #37 Bootjack, # 29 Lushmeadows   March 14: •Motorcycle down call on Highway 132 •EMS call in Coulterville - #26 Coulterville •EMS call at Tenaya Lodge - #33 Fish Camp •Vehi More...

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Datebook

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Friday, March 26   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 

Johnny Ray Hogan

Johnny Ray Hogan, born Oct. 11, 1943, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, March 14 with his family by his side after bravely battling Multiple Myeloma. He was 66.   More...

George 'Joe' Perkins

George “Joe” Perkins passed away on March 10 in Redlands.   He was born in 1932 in Provo, Utah, and his family moved to Southern California when he was two. More...

Adrienne L. Thatcher

Adrienne Lorene Thatcher was born on Dec. 8, 1929, in Bakersfield, and passed away at home on March 11,with all of her family at her side. She was 80 years young.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

What’s for dinner in 2010?

T he wayAmerica cooks is in the midst of a flavorful evolution, accord ing to the 10th annual McCormick® Flavor Forecast™. The report predicts an increased preference for high-impact flavors, balanced with comforting favorites. More...

Inside Education

Coulterville-Greeley holds awards assembly

Coulterville-Greeley Hill Elementary students have been busy with many activities, boys and co-ed basketball games, a school-wide snow trip to Leland Snow Park, the Literacy Conference in Hickman, the storytelling contest and the storyteller assembl More...

4-H announces its 2010 winners

Mariposa County 4-H held its 2010 Presentation/Favorite Foods Day recently. There were demonstrations, illustrated talks, and interpretative readings. Gold medals, blue and red seals were awarded to 4-H participants. More...

Ritter’s essay wins the Jefferson Service Award

In an effort to identify and reward Mariposa’s graduating seniors for their services to the community, the Mariposa Democratic Club sponsors an essay contest to determine outstanding achievements in these areas.  More...

Around the County

Young hiker injured and rescued in Park

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 22, the Yosemite Emergency Dispatch Center received a call regarding a collapsed hiker on the Upper Yosemite Fall Trail. More...

Commission seeks input on transit marketing plan

The Mariposa County Local Transportation Commission is in the process of reviewing its current transit services and updating the Mariposa County Transit Marketing Plan. More...

County selects local company to operate airport

Mariposa County’s airport will have a new fixed base operator, and the company it selected already has a proven track record of success in other local business ventures. More...

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