May 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Fine Art and Wine Festival nears  Free Access 

The community can look forward to May 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and experience all the new happenings at the sixth annual Rotary Fine Art and Wine Festival. More...

Assembly candidate White busted in Riverbank  Free Access 

Probation search finds marijuana and cocaine

Just a couple of week's ago, Jesse James White of Riverbank was at the podium in Building A at the fairgrounds during the Mariposa Gazette's Candidates' Night. Now he's in jail. More...

Crashes claim two lives

Two separate, unrelated vehicle accidents claimed two lives in Mariposa County in a 24-hour period. The first took place on Monday evening in the Briceburg area, and the second happened on Tuesday morning in Bootjack.   More...

Busts net three arrests, 19,000 marijuana plants

A traffic stop on May 6 yielded Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputies three arrests and the necessary items for the cultivation of marijuana, and for protecting the precious crop. More...

Local News

Living History day

BLACKSMITHS GATHER AROUND THE FIRE AND ANVIL DURING LAST SATURDAY’S LIVING HISTORY DAY AT MCCAY PARK IN CATHEY’S VALLEY. More...

CMWC serves dinner

Company #32 Volunteer Fire Department and the Chowchilla Mountain Women's Club are offering a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, May 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. The dinner will be held at the Ponderosa Basin Volunteer Fire Department at 5618 Creel Road.   More...

Local author teaches how to write kids’ books

Some things are easier to do than they look. A well written children’s book appears simple, but simple takes work. More...

Letters

Concerned about Subway

I am deeply concerned about the direct economic impact that Subway will have, especially to all of our school programs that rely on donations from our local Mariposa independent businesses. This is why. More...

True servant

We would like to recommend Doug Binnewies for County Sheriff. For the past nine years we have worked with Doug as a soccer coach, soccer parent, and undersheriff.  More...

Keep it that way

What an awesome feeling it is to have our present slate of Mariposa County Board of Supervisors keeping spending under control. I’m from District 1 and am very pleased with Supervisor Aborn’s performance. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Frank “Ray” Gordo

Born Dec. 19, 1922 in Merced, Frank “Ray” Gordo lived a full and fruitful life, and passed away on May 5, 2010. He was founder of Gordo’s Draperies and Gordo’s Pool City, Inc. More...

Rita Marie Holt

Rita Marie Holt was born on Feb. 20, 1931 in Hollywood, and passed away at her daughter Beverly’s home in Stockton, on May 3, with her family at her side. She was 79 years old. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies stun Golden Sierra, 6-1  Free Access 

Waheed's 4 goals pace rout

In Tuesday afternoon's first round match of the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division VI girls' soccer playoffs in Mariposa, the Lady Grizzlies ran away from Golden Sierra, 6-1. More...

Johnson’s double caps league-winning rally

The crack off of senior Jacob Johnson’s bat on Tuesday afternoon was one of the sweetest sounds the Grizzlies have heard this season.   More...

'Cats thump MCHS, 11-1

Tuesday afternoon in Waterford, the Wildcats spanked Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly varsity softball team, 11-1, but even that loss didn’t banish MCHS’s hopes of a third place finish and a berth in the playoffs. More...

Around the County

Pow Wow celebrates spring

THE NINTH ANNUAL MARIPOSA POW WOW SPRING CELEBRATION TOOK PLACE MAY 8 AND 9 AT THE MARIPOSA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS. More...

John Muir Highway to be dedicated

The boards of supervisors in both Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties have designated Highway 132 from Coulterville to Highway 120, a major route into Yosemite National Park, as the John Muir Highway. More...

Helping Hands renew the Art Park

MEMBERS OF THE MARIPOSA CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS TOOK PART IN THE MORMON HELPING HANDS RENEWING CALIFORNIA PARKS ON MAY 8. More...

Movie night is Saturday  Free Access 

May 22 will mark an unofficial kick-off to the summer season for the Mariposa County Parks and Recreation Department. That night, the department will host a free movie night in the Mariposa Town Park. More...

Board honors EMS workers  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors honored the emergency medical service providers of the year at its Tuesday board meeting. Seven individuals were recognized for their outstanding performance of emergency medical care of the past year. More...

Sparse crowd attends Coyote Howl  Free Access 

It was a fairly sparse crowd compared to years past at Saturday's Coulterville Coyote Howl. There were plenty of vendor booths, but not much of a crowd, in fact the usual flood of motorcyclists typically just passed through town. More...

Environmental legislation

AB32 will affect entire county

PART III   Some Cathey’s Valley residents who vehemently oppose the adoption of the Cathey’s Valley Community Plan (CVCP) believe their community is being singled out, discriminated and will be forced to comply with punitive requ More...

Aborn takes issue with Stetson’s signs

GAZETTE PUBLISHER   Incumbent District 1 Supervisor Brad Aborn apparently objects to the wording of his opponent’s campaign signs.   More...

Spring brings movie night, plans for summer

Even though the first part of the week felt more like winter than spring, the Mariposa County Parks and Recreation Department has big plans for the new season. More...

Relay for Life delivers message of hope, strength

Four years ago, doctors told Kay Mickel that she most likely had two years, but not five, to live. She had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer back in August, 2006, and she is now nearing the end of her fourth year of fighting the disease.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

May 3: •Someone found a horse on Blackberry Creek Road. •Dogs were chasing a calf on Highway 49 North. •Deputies took a burglary report on Dexter View Road. •There was a loud vehicle on Coakley Circle. More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Monday, May 2 through Sunday, May 9   MCFD call log consists of 12 stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents.   EMS: 10 Fire: 2 Public assist: 0   Vehicle accident: 4   More...

Fish & Game answers questions

CONTRIBUTED BY THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME   More...

Commentary

Stetson and speed bumps

As a long-term member, and current chair of the El Portal Planning Advisory Committee, I have worked successfully with both candidates for District 1 Supervisor. More...

Binnewies for your future

I wish to applaud all candidates running for local office this year. It takes a high degree of civic pride and commitment to expose oneself to all the vagaries of a political campaign among your friends and neighbors. More...

Role model

Janet Bibby is the role model for a Mariposa County Supervisor. She is hardworking, devoted to her District 3 and the whole county. She insists on adequate information before a vote. More...

Datebook

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Friday, May 14   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

SALT SENSE for Deli Lovers

Love the taste of deli meats and cheeses but wonder how it fits into a salt sensible   More...

The Balance

Like everything else, when it comes to food, common sense is the key to wellness. Balancing lower sodium deli meats and cheeses with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains contributes to a healthy diet. More...

Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Servings: 1 sandwich The powerful tastes of arugula, sundried tomatoes, olives and red peppers are the perfect counterpoint to low sodium Muenster Cheese and Lower Sodium Ham. More...

Inside Education

Wurzach grabs BofA honors for mathematics

Julie Wurzbach has been selected by the faculty at Mariposa County High School as the recipient of the Bank of America certificate for math. She is a senior and is the daughter of Jon and Valerie Wurzbach of Mariposa.   More...

Miller receives BofA honor for social science

Jarrett Miller, a senior at Mariposa County High School and the son of Doug and Marlene Miller of Mariposa, has been selected as the recipient of the Bank of America certificate for social science. More...

Students testify against cuts

California’s local child welfare service agencies were caught off guard last year, when Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger line-item vetoed $133 million from the budget. More...

Friends and Family

Member of pioneer family is engaged

Milestones

John and Tephanie Carpenter of Merced have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lynn Carpenter, to Johnathan Tyler Costa, son of Richard and Melanie Costa of Atwater.   More...

Montoya memorial set

A memorial service for Mark Michael Montoya has been set for May 22 at 4 p.m. at 4536 Usona Road. It will be a potluck. Those attending can call 742-7063 for directions.   More...

Thank you

The family of Adrienne Thatcher would like to express its gratitude to all of those who came out to celebrate her wonderful life. The large attendance in itself demonstrated the amount of lives that she has touched and how much she will be missed. More...

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