April 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Man shot near Greeley Hill

Marijuana garden found in same vicinity

A man with a gunshot wound to his chest stumbled out of the woods and to a Greeley Hill area home on April 26, asking for help. The man said he was homeless from Merced and was camping in the remote area.   More...

Woman seriously injured in crash

A young Mariposa woman was seriously injured in a rollover accident on the Briceburg Grade in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.   More...

MacDonald case goes to the jury

Gazette Exclusive

After nearly two weeks of emotional and dramatic testimony, the fate of William Terry MacDonald, 64, of Hornitos is now in the hands of a Mariposa County jury. Both the prosecution and defense presented closing arguments on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Local News

Program buzzes about bees

For every three bites of food eaten, pollinators were responsible for bringing one of those bites to the hungry person. More...

Park extends scoping

Yosemite National Park has announced the extension of the public scoping period for the Park’s Invasive Plant Management Plan. The scoping period is extended until May 15, 2010. More...

Mariposa beauty queens

“MS. RELAY” CONTESTANTS ARE PREPARING FOR THE BIG NIGHT. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND IS THE MS. More...

Datebook

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Friday, April 30   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 

Mabel “Gay” Rowney

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated May 3, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mariposa for Mabel Maude “Gay” Rowney, who was born August 20, 1917 in Elk River, Idaho.   She died April   More...

Edith May Snell

Edith “Edie” May Snell, a member of a pioneer Mariposa County family, died March 31. She was 77.   Edie grew up in Mariposa, graduating from Mariposa County High School in 1950. More...

Margaret W. Miller

Margaret Miller was born in Oklahoma on March 3, 1915, and passed away in Merced on April 22, 2010, at the age of 95. More...

Inside Education

Special music adds to dinner

Special guest musicians Jon Turner and MCUSD Acting Superintendent Aaron Rosander will perform at the first annual Woodland School Community Dinner on Friday, April 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room. More...

KIDS Club knits for Children’s Hospital

K.I.D.S. Club staff and participants feel that community involvement and awareness is critical to the success of the Mariposa Elementary School after school program. Again this year, K.I.D.S. More...

Mimnaugh gets BofA English award

The Mariposa County High School faculty has chosen senior Jessica Mimnaugh as the recipient of the Bank of America certificate for English. She is the daughter of Nina and Gavin Mimnaugh of Coulterville.   More...

Friends and Family

Sunrise Service set

The Sunday morning kick-off for the Butterfly Festival will be a sunrise service beginning at 7:30 a.m.   More...

In memoriam

My son Do you remember him? He’s my son. Did he ever smile at you? I love his smile. Do you miss him? Not as much as me. Did your child know him? Did they go to school together, laugh together, play? More...

Thank you

We would like to thank Doctor Robert and Doctor Carolyn Rose and the folks from hospice. They were all very good to Ralph, and any of us that had questions. They gave us honest answers, no sugar coating, and that meant a lot to us. More...

Jury finds MacDonald guilty  Free Access 

William Terry MacDonald faces a lengthy prison term after a Mariposa County jury found him guilty of all 15 felony child molestation charges against him. MacDonald learned his fate shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday. More...

Tragedy strikes on Briceburg  Free Access 

Youngster plunges 60 feet to his death

Shortly after 9 a.m. Friday morning, emergency personnel were called to assist a person who had fallen over the side of the cliff on the Briceburg Grade of Highway 140, approximately one mile above the Octogon. More...

Concern grows over CVCP

Some natives grow restless

As the date nears (May 18) for the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors to review and adopt the global warming terminology that will be outlined in the Cathey’s Valley Community Plan (CVCP), the level of confusion and frustration is mounting More...

Annual Butterfly Festival will celebrate Mariposa's namesake

Beginning Friday, Mariposa will celebrate its namesake with entertainment, food, fun, and of course, butterflies. The Butterfly Festival takes place from April 30 to May 2.   More...

School board makes more job cuts

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees took another painful step toward balancing its budget on April 22. During the special meeting, the board cut hours and full positions from its classified staff.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

April 19: •There was an aggressive dog on Zarzal Court. •Petty theft was reported at Manna House. •There was an animal problem on Esperance Lane. •Dispatch took a harassment report on St. Andrew’s Road.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Saturday, April 17 through Friday, April 23 EMS: 12 Fire: 1 Public Assist: 4 Vehicle Accident: 5 Spotlight Call of the Week: April 18, vehicle accident call on Bull Creek Road. Motorcycle down after colliding with four-wheeler. More...

Letters

AAUW invites community

As California’s’ June Primary draws near and the candidates for our local elections are set, many voters are deciding which candidates they will support. More...

Most qualified candidate

I have worked with, provided training and supervised both candidates for sheriff I want to inform the residents who I am strongly recommending as your next sheriff, Undersheriff Doug Binnewies. More...

On its way to extinction

Will sombody please explain something to me? When is a private postbox not a private postbox?   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Mother’s Day Delights

The Mother’s Day brunch is arranged, the cards and flowers are picked out — now it’s time to make a show-stopping dessert that will truly make her day. And it’s easier than you might think. More...

Sports

Pennant race tightens

With a pair of convincing, 5- inning victories in their last two Southern Athletic League outings, Mariposa’s Grizzlies are still in the chase for the SAL title. More...

Lady Grizzlies drop into second place

Last Friday, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ soccer squad dropped a 3-2 contest to Waterford’s Wildcats, which broke a point tie with Le Grand that pushed the Lady Grizzlies into second place in the Southern Athletic League.   More...

MCHS golfers 2nd in SAL

In Tuesday afternoon’s Southern Athletic League golf tournament, Mariposa’s golf team finished second to perennial champ Turlock Christian. More...

Around the County

Garden suspects nearly run over selves

A routine vehicle stop turned into a major incident on April 24. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s report, when the vehicle was pulled over, five people bailed out and were nearly run over by their own vehicle.   More...

Dubberke receives Americanism medal

Mariposa businessman Dieter Dubberke received the Daughters of the American Revolution Americanism Medal during a special ceremony held April 24 in Mariposa. Dubberke was honored by the Merced River Chapter of the organization.   More...

Crash snarls traffic near fairgrounds

A FRIDAY AFTERNOON CRASH SLOWED TRAFFIC NEAR THE MARIPOSA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. More...

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