May 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Students to make presentation to supervisors  Free Access 

ASB leaders will outline Grizzly Stadium effort

At Tuesday mornings meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, two members of the Associated Student Body of Mariposa County High School will make a presentation on Grizzly Stadium. More...

Climber injured in fall on El Capitan  Free Access 

CHP assists in rescue

At approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2010, the Yosemite Emergency Dispatch Center received a call regarding a climber that had fallen on a popular climbing route on El Capitan. More...

DA warns candidates on signage

Allegations leveled by District 1 Supervisor Brad Aborn against his opponent, Lee Stetson, prompted Mariposa County District Attorney Bob Brown to mail a letter to all local candidates last week, warning them of possible misdemeanor violations of More...

Prison term looms for Hoke DUI

At the end of January, Kevin Hoke of Greeley Hill got probation for his part in the murder of Lonnie Ritter of Greeley Hill a year earlier. When he was sentenced, Judge Thomas Ahern warned him against breaking the law again.   More...

Grizzly Stadium fund raising begins

Fund raising efforts for the conversion of the athletic fields between Mariposa County High School and Mariposa Elementary School into Grizzly Stadium are under way.   More...

Local News

Thin crowd

ALTHOUGH THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT, THE CROWD AT LAST SATURDAY’S ANNUAL COULTERVILLE COYOTE HOWL WAS MUCH SMALLER THAN IN PREVIOUS YEARS. More...

MCHS names its 2010 valedictorians

For the first time, Mariposa County High School’s graduating class has more than one valedictorian. In fact, there are seven this year. More...

Gift of Life

THERE WAS NO SHORTAGE OF RESIDENTS GIVING BLOOD DURING LAST WEDNESDAY’S BATTLE OF THE BADGES BLOOD DRIVE AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. More...

Datebook

Friday, May 21

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

Saturday, May 22

Alcoholics Anonymous - noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and   49 South, 966-3110.   Narcotics Anonymous - 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs).   More...

Sunday, May 23

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Wild About Blueberries

If you’re looking for tasty ways to improve your diet, you’re in luck. You can get big taste and big benefits from a little fruit — Wild Blueberries. The Color Connection   More...

Graduation Announcements 10:

Tips for Announcing the Big Day with Style

(Family Features) You've done the hard work, put in the long hours - and now graduation is finally here. Whether it's for high school or college graduation announcements you'll want to spread the news and celebrate with friends and family.   More...

Inside Education

Not washed out

RAIN AND SNOW DID NOT PUT A DAMPER ON THE FUN AND LEARNING EXPERIENCED BY CATHEY'S VALLEY ELEMENTARY AND LAKE DON PEDRO STUDENTS LAST WEEK ON THEIR OVERNIGHT FIELD TRIP TO THE JACK L. More...

Head Start begins enrollment

Mariposa Head Start is now enrolling for the 2010-11 program year. Now in its 20th year serving children and families, Mariposa Head Start is a child development program which provides hands-on activities in a safe and nurturing environment.   More...

Class of 1980 reunites

The Mariposa County High School class of 1980 will hold its reunion on June 12 from noon to midnight at 4932 Ponderosa Way in Midpines. There will be green and gold arrows pointing the direction and parking attendants will be on hand. More...

Friends and Family

Winters is featured CSEA member

The Mariposa Chapter of Classified School Employees Association (CSEA) is honoring Woodland library/health clerk Kip Winters this month. Winters is an 11-year employee of Woodland.   More...

UCCE releases studies

UC Cooperative Extension has released new cost of production studies that examine the costs for beef cattle yearling/stocker production and costs for goats for a meat operation.   More...

Thank you

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival thanks the community, merchants, restaurants, businesses, contractors and professionals for their participation in the fifth annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival. More...

County moves forward on fire station  Free Access 

No one could have imagined that it would be a new century before plans were solidified for a fire station in the Bridgeport area when its planning began in 1994. More...

Outage blackens County and Park  Free Access 

At about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night most of Mariposa County and Yosemite National Park lost all of its electrical power from Pacific Gas & Electric. More...

Planning department issues second response  Free Access 

Document addresses CVCP issues and questions

The Mariposa County Planning Department has released a second explanation document addressing issues on the Cathey's Valley Community Plan. More...

Board reschedules hearing on controversial CVCP

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors decided to reschedule a public hearing on the controversial Cathey’s Valley Community Plan   CVCP). More...

Relay for Life raises thousands

MARIPOSA’S RELAY FOR LIFE TOOK PLACE MAY 15 AND 16 AT THE MARIPOSA FAIRGROUNDS, AND BEGAN WITH THE SURVIVORS’ LAP, PICTURED ABOVE. TEAMS RAISED ABOUT $80,000 FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. More...

Schools fare well on API

BY JILL BALLINGER GAZETTE EDITOR   Schools within the Mariposa County Unified School District have once again fared well on state standardized testing. More...

Festival promises fine art, wine and food

The Mariposa Rotary Club’s sixth annual Rotary Fine Art and Wine Festival will be held this Saturday May 22, on the grounds of the historic Mariposa County Courthouse. The event is a gathering of California's finest wineries. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

May 10: •There was an injured goose at Mariposa Middle School. •An injured coyote was on Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. •There was a major injury accident near the Octagon. More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Monday, May 10 through Sunday, May 16   MCFD call log consists of twelve stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents.   EMS: 9 Fire: 1 Public assist: 0   Vehicle accident: 4   More...

Commentary

Candidate Endorsements

Mariposa County Supervisor, District I - In this race, we endorse former supervisor Lee Stetson. Mr. Stetson stepped forward to address issues surrounding the Ferguson rock slide, even though he was on his way out of office. More...

Letters

What I want in a supervisor

When I am deciding who to vote for as a member of the board of supervisors, I look for a candidate who possesses certain qualities.   These attributes include intelligence and common sense. More...

Congratulates Grizzly Band

I've got to congratulate Dr. Smith and the Mariposa County High School Marching Band. I watched the parade at the recent Butterfly Festival. I was very impressed. They have come a long way from the first time I saw them back in the '90s. More...

Serious concerns

AB 32, the bill that is causing much of the upset here in Cathey’s Valley, is going to ballot this November. It has not been well excepted, and so an initiative, written by Rep. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary Tanner

Mary Eleanor Tanner passed away May 11. She was born in Long Beach, on Sept. 5, 1928, and married on Sept. 5, 1948.   More...

Arthur T. Gustafson, Jr.

Arthur T. Gustafson, Jr., passed into the hereafter at 4 a.m. on Friday, April 30.   More...

George Greenamyer

Long-time resident and Mariposa pioneer, George Greenamyer passed away just short of his 99th birthday.   More...

Sports

Grizzlies fall to Marysville, 6-5  Free Access 

Showdown to stay in playoffs next Thursday

In the late innings, after leading 5-2 in the top of the third, Mariposa's varsity Grizzlies lost to Marysville, 6-5, in the Sac-Joaquin Section VI playoffs in Galt Saturday evening. More...

MCHS softball gals knocked out of playoffs  Free Access 

In a Saturday morning semi-final contest, Mariposa's Lady Grizzlies were upended by Capitol Christian. More...

MCHS baseball and softball advance, soccer defeated  Free Access 

Grizzlies edge foes in nail-biters

Three MCHS varsity teams opened play in the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division VI playoffs yesterday. Two are advancing, and one is finished for the season. More...

Around the County

Park gets $4.4 million for solar energy project

Beginning in June, Yosemite National Park will install a large-scale solar panel project at El Portal that will accommodate a 539-kilowatt photovoltaic generation system with $4.4 million received under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More...

Board honors EMS workers

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...

Mariposa County's Most Wanted

NAME: JUSTIN LEE GRAY RACE: WHITE SEX: MALE AGE: 26 HEIGHT: 5-11 WEIGHT: 202 HAIR: RED EYES: HAZEL WARRANT: FELONY CRIME: FALSE IMPRISONMENT, THREATS WITH GREAT BODILY INJURY, BATTER COHABITANT, DRUNK More...

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