April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Republicans host candidate’s night  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Republican Central Committee is hosting a candidate’s night on Friday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa Masonic Lodge. More...

Ponderosa Basin Chapel youth group feels earthquake  Free Access 

A youth group consisting of 18 youngsters and 4 to 6 sponsors felt the earthquake that rattled the California-Mexico border over the weekend. More...

DFG hunts for turkey poacher

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

Technique’s owner jailed

Hull pleads guilty to two felonies

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. On Tuesday morning, he pleaded no contest to both counts.   More...

GAZETTE enhances Web site for visitors

To make its Web site more “user friendly,” the MARIPOSA GAZETTE (www.mariposagazette. com) has added some new features.   More...

Ticklin' the ribs

FRANK SOUZA JR., LEFT, AND RAY CHEATWOOD WORK OVER THE RIBS TO BE SERVED AT LAST SATURDAY’S MARIPOSA FARM BUREAU “RIBS AND BS” BARBECUE FEED IN HORNITOS. More...

Local News

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...

Mariposa Grove Road opens for the season

The Mariposa Grove Road in Yosemite National Park opened, March 26, at 9 a.m. The road provides visitor access to the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees, the largest grove of Giant Sequoia in Yosemite National Park. More...

Radanovich helps spare family cabins

Congressman George Radanovich joined Natural Resources Ranking Member Doc Hastings (R-WA) in co-sponsoring the Cabin Fee Act of 2010, which establishes a new fee-setting system and fair pricing structure for family-owned cabins on National Forest la More...

Datebook

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Friday, April 2   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Easter Entertaining with whole grain

There’s nothing quite like a delicious Easter dinner with the family — except maybe one that’s heart-healthy and full of whole grain benefits. More...

Sports

Grizzlies spank Riverbank, 21-1  Free Access 

in Hilmar Tournament opener

Mariposa thrashed Riverbank's Bruins Tuesday afternoon in the opening round of the Hilmar Touranment, 21-1. More...

Softball squad splits

Following last week’s Southern Athletic League softball action, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies are even at 3-3 in league play.   Last Friday they were blanked by Waterford, 6-0, and collected just a pair of hits. More...

Waheed’s hat trick sparks Lady Grizzlies to victories

In their last two Southern Athletic League varsity soccer contests, Carrie Waheed’s ability to find the net has paced the Lady Grizzlies to a pair of win that keep them tied for the SAL lead with Le Grand. More...

Around the County

Where have all the students gone?

Report shows district enrollment continues to decline

As the state’s budget crisis continues to squeeze school districts all over California, Mariposa County Unified is being choked a little more by enrollment that has continued to decline for more than 10 years. More...

Injuries spared in crash

NO ONE WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THIS CRASH NEAR THE LUTHERAN CHURCH ON TUESDAY MORNING. More...

Grant provides equipment

Mariposa County Fire Department (MCFD) was awarded a $238,072 traffic safety grant for the purchase of collision extrication and stabilization tools in a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. More...

TDS service crashes leaving residents in limbo  Free Access 

No 911 emergency service available

TDS telephone and online communications throughout Cathey’s Valley, Hornitos, Bear Valley, Hunters Valley and part of Mount Bullion went down late Tuesday afternoon, and as of Wednesday morning, none of the services had been restored. More...

Yosemite National Park Receives $1.3 Million to Improve Transportation System  Free Access 

Yosemite National Park received $1.3 million from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to improve the transportation system within the Park. More...

USFS plans to increase some campground fees  Free Access 

The Forest Service has announced that the Stanislaus National Forest (NF) is planning to increase fees at 12 of its existing developed campgrounds, and initiate a new fee at one existing campground for the first time. More...

Spring storm  Free Access 

Snow reaches lower elevations

Snow fell as low as 2500 feet on Monday morning, making it look much more like Christmas than Easter. The National Weather Service predicts showers off and on today, then a warm-up to more normal temperatures by mid-week. More...

Candidate’s figures raise questions

Finally, all the local political candidates have filed their required campaign statements. More...

Hoppin' down the bunny trail

THIS EGG HUNTER SMILED AS SHE COLLECTED A BASKET FULL OF GOODIES AT THE ANNUAL SAFE AT HOME EVENT HELD LAST SATURDAY MORNING. More...

Jury selection begins in molestation case

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...

Marsden wins endorsement

Les Marsden of Mariposa won his party’s pre-endorsement nomination for his (CA) 19th District US Congressional candidacy.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

March 22: •There was a traffic accident on Highway 140 at Seventh Street. •Someone reported a bear versus shed incident on Spring Creek Road. •Deputies took a burglary report on Gavilan Road. More...

Letters

Binnewies is committed

Doug Binnewies is a 20-year veteran of the sheriff’s department. More...

Jones for sheriff

When I was district attorney of Mariposa County, I became acquainted with Mark Jones. More...

Stetson is a positive voice

I’m writing both to show my support and to encourage others to support Lee Stetson for District 1 Supervisor in the upcoming election. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

A.A. “Bud” Waldron

Abbott Alonzo “Bud” Waldron died in his home on March 10, 2010 at the age of 98 with his daughter by his side. He was a long-time, well-respected, resident of Mariposa County and was dearly loved by his family and friends.   More...

Jeanette R. Paquette

A memorial mass and gravesite service for Jeanette R. Paquette, long-time resident of Mariposa, is scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2010, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church and Cemetery. A reception will follow in the parish hall.   More...

Inside Education

UCM offers wide variety of classes

UC Merced Summer Sessions offers a wide variety of UC quality courses — including math, chemistry, biology, anthropology, architectural design, genetics, Japanese and more — making it the ideal summer education choice for high school and More...

Jackson honored for excellence in fire fighting

Kevin Jackson II, the son of Kevin and Dawn Jackson of Mariposa, has been named the winner of the Bank of America certificate of excellence for fire fighting trades. He was selected for the honor by the Mariposa County High School faculty.   More...

Grizzly Fire completes training

MEMBERS OF THE MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL GRIZZLY FIRE DEPARTMENT RECENTLY COMPLETED THE RIGOROUS WILDLAND FIRE TRAINING AND RECEIVED CERTIFICATION LAST FRIDAY. More...

Friends and Family

MCF hosts Easter service

Mariposa Christian Fellowship invites the community to join in a look at the real meaning of Easter. The service will be held on Sunday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m. for worship and communion. More...

Grace Church schedules service

Grace Community Church will hold its annual Easter service and luncheon on April 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the church campus at 3367 Woodland Drive. Everyone is welcome   More...

Thank you

The Mariposa County Health Department wishes to publicly acknowledge the generous service provided by many volunteers during our campaign to contain the H1N1 Influenza Virus. More...

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