April 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Mariposa’s jobless rate rises yet again

Mariposa County’s unemployment jumped again in March, by nearly two percent over the same time period last year. It was 12.6 percent in March, 2009. Last month, the figure moved to 14.5 percent. More...

Candidate runs afoul of postal authorities

Floyd Davis, a candidate for the District 3 supervisor post, came precariously close to incurring a major campaign expense late last week.   More...

Counter attack

UNION SOLDIERS RETALIATE AFTER AN ATTACK BY CONFEDERATE CALVARY DURING LAST WEEKEND’S CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT HELD ON THE LONG RANCH. More...

Local News

Living history returns to Cathey’s Valley

On Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cathey’s Valley Community Park residents can see kids of all ages playing old time games like anti-anti-over and dancing around a real May pole where everyone may join in. More...

Mother's Day breakfast planned

The Coulterville History Center’s Mother’s Day Breakfast will be held on Sunday, May 9. Both the special Mother’s Day omelettes or the traditional pancake and egg breakfast will be available.   More...

Master Gardeners plan annual plant sale

The Mariposa County UCCE Master Gardeners will hold their fifth annual plant and garden art sale on Saturday May 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds at the gazebo in front of the Mining Museum.   More...

Datebook

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Friday, April 23   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 

Myrtle Marie Allen

Myrtle Marie Allen was born November 24, 1915, in Biggs, California to Edward Warner Parsons and Minnie Mae Phillips. Myrtle left on her journey to be with the Lord on April 12, 2010 in Oakhurst.   More...

Hogan memorial service set

Johnny Hogan's Memorial has been set for Saturday April 24 at noon in the Mariposa Fairgrounds followed by a dessert social and potluck. Come share a dessert along with sweet memories among family and friends. More...

Sports

Long ball swamps ‘Cats

Last Friday Mariposa’s Grizzlies slimmed the race for the Southern Athletic League pennant with a 10- 1 shellacking of Waterford’s Wildcats after falling to Le Grand earlier in the week, 5-4. More...

Lady Grizzlies remain tied for league lead

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ soccer squad thumped Denair, 4-1, last Friday, following a 3-0 shutout over Delhi on Wednesday, which kept the Lady Grizzlies deadlocked   for the Southern Athletic League lead with Le Grand’s Bulldo More...

MCHS nabs second in SAL girls’ meet

In last Friday’s Southern Athletic League track meet at Atwater High School, Mariposa’s varsity girls team claimed a second place finish with 92 points behind league champ Turlock Christian with 140. More...

Around the County

MCFD fills the boot to help Relay for Life

Last weekend’s activities proved Mariposa County Fire Department (MCFD) is much more than just a fire department. More...

Proclamation accepted

MARIPOSA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT LES BRIDGES (LEFT) ACCEPTS A PROCLAMATION FROM KEVIN CANN, CHAIRMAN OF THE MARIPOSA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OFFICIALLY PROCLAIMING APRIL AS “CLU More...

SCOPE continues its mission

In 1993, under the direction of Sheriff Roger Matlock, the Sheriff’s Community Organized Policing Effort (SCOPE) was established. More...

MacDonald takes the stand during trial  Free Access 

The man accused of more than a dozen counts of felony child molestation took the stand in his own defense last week. Williams Terry MacDonald, 64, of Hornitos, patently denied all of the allegations against him. More...

CDC fire fighters put through their paces  Free Access 

CAL FIRE officials put California Department of Corrections firefighters through drills last Thursday on Mt. Ophir. More...

Board receives presentation on ‘Grizzly Stadium’

At last Thursday’s meeting of the board of trustees of the Mariposa County Unified School District, MCHS head football coach Bob Kelly, and GAZETTE Publisher, Dan Tucker, made a presentation to the board and Acting Superintendent Aaron Ro More...

Both sides allege deep conspiracy

Testimony continues in MacDonald case

A Mariposa County jury continues to hear testimony in the child molest case against William Terry MacDonald, 64, of Hornitos. After a full week of the trial, it appears the prosecution and defense believe there was a conspiracy behind the story. More...

MCUSD trustees approve loans

The Mariposa County Unified School District has taken the necessary action to borrow about $2 million in the coming months if needed. The board acted on two resolutions at its regular meeting on April 15.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

April 12: •Malicious mischief was reported on 10th Street. •Deputies responded to an assault on Watt Road. •There was a disabled motorhome on Highway 41 and a disabled school bus on Highway 49 South. More...

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

Saturday, April 10, through Friday, April 16, 2010   MCFD call log consists of 12 stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to county-wide incidents. EMS: 11 Fire: 0 Public Assist: 1 Vehicle Accident: 1   More...

JCF Volunteers hold annual Spring Fling

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers will hold their annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 24 at the Senior Center. Craft sales will start at 9 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon.   More...

Letters

Don't fix what isn't broken

June elections are once again upon us in Mariposa County. More...

Stetson for District 1

I am writing in support of Lee Stetson for District 1 Supervisor. More...

Support Mankins-Bibby

Janet’s time serving as our District 3 board member has provided her with a unique background and a keen sense of vision for the protection of our lands and the values that are so closely associated with our rural way of life. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Sizzlin’ Summer Salads

A sensational summer menu can be simple, yet satisfying; exotic, yet familiar. Instead of making salad a sleepy side item this summer, mix things up and add some sizzle to the table with a sumptuous entrée salad straight from the grill.   More...

Inside Education

MCFD visits Darrah Preschool

ON APRIL 14 MARIPOSA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT MEMBERS RON AND LORIE SETTERBERG TOOK THE LUSHMEADOWS FIRE ENGINE TO THE DARRAH PRESCHOOL TO DELIVER A FIRE SAFETY MESSAGE. More...

Gregory garners foreign language honors from BofA

Janae Gregory, a senior at Mariposa County High School and the daughter of Joanne and Ray Gregory of Lushmeadows, has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Bank of America certificate for foreign language.   More...

ICES sponsors behavior workshop

“How do I get my child to behave?” Every parent, teacher, day care provider, babysitter, or anyone who has cared for a child has had this question cross their minds.   More...

Friends and Family

Thank you

How I wish those two words would be able to express how I feel about the people of our community. There’s so much support, love and kindness in our community. More...

Thank you

Dear Kids First,   Thank you very much for funding my mini grant which allowed me to purchase some Zoophonics materials to teach beginning reading. I certainly appreciate the wonderful service you provide for the students in Mariposa. More...

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