May 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Grizzlies capture Sac-Joaquin Section championship  Free Access 

Second in three years

For the second time in the last three years, Mariposa's varsity baseball team is the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division VI champion. More...

Board considers new airport lease  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors will consider the approval of the formal lease agreement for the airport this week. The item is on the board’s agenda for Tuesday. More...

Mariposa holds on to 2-1 lead after three innings  Free Access 

After three full innings in the section championship baseball game, Mariposa holds a 2-1 edge. More...

Grizzlies take the lead, 1-0  Free Access 

Sac-Joaquin Section championship on the line

At the end of the first inning, Mariposa leads Golden Sierra in the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division VI baseball championship game in Lodi. More...

Grizzlies blank Marysville, 9-0  Free Access 

Victory forces deciding game 3

Friday afternoon in Lodi, Mariposa's Grizzlies rebounded in the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division VI playoffs with a 9-0 win over Marysville. More...

Finally, County moves forward on fire station

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

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...

Mariposa backs Fallen Heroes Fund once again

As Memorial Day approaches, Mariposa residents can rest assured that this community values the meaning of the holiday far more than for just having a day off. More...

Planning releases second document

In response to CVCP allegations

The Mariposa County Planning Department has issued a second explanation document on the proposed Cathey’s Valley Community Plan (CVCP). More...

Local News

Days of yesteryear

ON SATURDAY, DURING THE MARIPOSA MUSEUM AND HISTORY CENTER’S HISTORY DAYS, A NUMBER OF CLASSIC STEAM ENGINE REPLICAS WERE RUNNING AND ON DISPLAY. More...

Cuvelier is Park’s new chief ranger

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher has announced that Charles Cuvelier has been selected as the Chief Ranger. More...

MSF hosts coffee

Mariposa Safe Families, Inc. invites grandparents and kinship care providers to join them on the first and third Friday of every month for a Grand Families Coffee. More...

Datebook

Edythe Soma Hall

Edythe Soma Hall passed away at Mt. Grant General Hospital in Hawthorne, Nev. on April 17. She was born Dec. 28, 1925 in Wahoo, NE; the youngest of seven children. She became a member of the Methodist Church in Clearfield, Iowa at an early age. More...

Friday, May 28

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 29

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...

Cookin' in the Country

TIME SAVING SECRETS for Busy Cooks

Looking for a way to get out of the kitchen to enjoy warm weather activities with friends and family? Here’s a secret for cooks looking for time-saving More...

Inside Education

CVE students celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day

FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADERS, WITH SCIENCE TEACHER BRUCE FINCHAM AND PRINCIPAL CAROL FINCHAM, PLANTED A VALLEY OAK IN THE SCHOOL’S LAND AND LEGACY LEARNING GARDEN IN MEMORY OF DEDICATED VOLUNTEER EAR More...

Master Gardeners hold kids’ day

The Master Gardeners of Mariposa County will have an information booth at the Farmers Market this season on the first Wednesday of each month. More...

Woodland hosts successful dinner

Woodland Elementary School’s first community tritip barbecue spring dinner on April 30 was a success. More...

Friends and Family

Birth Announcement

Jeremy and Sarah Jacobs have announced the birth of their second son, Christian Michael Jacobs, whom they nicknamed CJ. CJ was born on Feb. More...

Memorial mass set for Barnes

Monsignor Joseph C. Barnes, former pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mariposa, died in May. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John's Cathedral in Fresno on May 14.   More...

PBC invites kids to VBS

Ponderosa Basin Chapel will be hosting a Vacation Bible School event called “Egypt” on June 14 through 18 from 9 a.m to 11:30 a.m. for children 4-years-old through sixth grade. More...

Band director faces a tough health challenge  Free Access 

One of the champions of youth in Mariposa County is facing a very difficult health challenge. Dr. Philip Smith, the long-time volunteer Grizzly Band director, has been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer of the esophagus. More...

Three cited for selling alcohol to minors  Free Access 

On May 28, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office conducted a minor decoy operation. During the operation, 12 businesses were visited. Three violations occurred. More...

Hughes found guilty  Free Access 

A Mariposa County Superior Court jury found Bernard Hughes guilty of six counts of burglary last Friday. Hughes had been on trial for weeks. More...

Seven-year-old austistic boy found  Free Access 

Search scours Midpines area

A seven-year-old autistic boy from Southern California was found just before 11:30 a.m. by searchers in the Midpines area. He had been searched for all night. More...

Grizzlies still lead after 2 innings

In the Sac-Joaquin Section championship baseball contest in Lodi, Mariposa still holds a 1-0 lead at the end of the second inning. More...

Grizzlies will face Golden Sierra for title  Free Access 

Mariposa will play Monday for section championship

Mariposa's Grizzlies will take on Golden Sierra at Tony Zupo Field in Lodi on Monday at noon in the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division VI baseball championship. More...

Grizzlies get it done, win second game of doubleheader  Free Access 

Mariposa will play Monday for section championship

Mariposa's Grizzlies advanced to the championship game of the Sac Joaquin Section, Division VI with a 9-4 victory in the second game of a doubleheader against Marysville. More...

Self-inflicted injury  Free Access 

Gazette Photo by Jill Ballinger It appears the driver of this RV hit himself when he got to the intersection of Sixth and Bullion Streets around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning. The Jeep he was towing smacked right into the back of the RV, disabling both. More...

Sharing the grape

DESPITE CHILLY TEMPERATURES AND THE THREAT OF SHOWERS, HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS AND VISITORS ATTENDED SATURDAY’S SIXTH ANNUAL MARIPOSA ROTARY FINE ART AND WINE FESTIVAL. More...

Board lends support to stadium

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors got an update on the Grizzly Stadium project on Tuesday and offered some informal support for the effort. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

May 17: •Horses were on Old Highway. •There was a tree on Highway 140. •A cow was on Hidalgo Way. •Threats were reported from Coakley Circle.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Monday, May 17 through Sunday, May 23   MCFD call log consists of twelve stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents.   EMS: 13 Fire: 1 Public assist: 2   Vehicle accident: 3   More...

Letters

Kids Day at airport

Kudos to the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1261 for a fantastic job of sponsoring the Kids’ Day at the airport event held Saturday, May 15, at the Mariposa Airport. More...

Perfect candidate

Over the years we have come to know many wonderful people here in Mariposa County. With my husband coaching baseball and football through most of the last 17 years, is where we have met most of these people. More...

Good steward for ag

For 43 years the Williamson Act has provided an innovative approach to California's agricultural land protection efforts through a unique combination of property tax relief, land use, and conservation under a single legislative umbrella.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Janis McRae  Free Access 

The family of Janis McRae announces her passing on May 25. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Local pastor strikes ‘gold’

T or many years, Pastor Henry Falany of the Mariposa Revival Center has been known for his work with the church and community, most especially through the service of The Lord’s Pantry, a food ministry of MRC. More...

Sports

Thursday playoff game cancelled by rain  Free Access 

Rescheduled for Friday in Lodi

The Thursday afternoon Sac-Joaquin Section playoff game between Mariposa's Grizzlies and Marysville has been cancelled. More...

Grizzlies face Marysville again

The Mariposa Grizzlies baseball is on the brink of either elimination or advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI championship contest. More...

Eventual champion eliminates MCHS, 5-3

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ softball squad scratched and clawed to hold onto a third place finish in the Southern Athletic League and gain a playoff berth.   More...

Around the County

BMW rally invades Mariposa this weekend

THE BMW MOTORCYCLE RALLY RETURNS TO MARIPOSA THIS WEEKEND, FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1992. More...

Embezzlement draws nine month jail term

A Mariposa woman will spend nine months in county jail for two felony embezzlement cases against her. Marianne McNally was sentenced in Mariposa County Superior Court on May 20.   More...

Hoke pleads not guilty

Kevin Hoke entered a not guilty plea to a drunk driving charge in Mariposa County Superior Court on May 20. He remains in custody at the Mariposa County Jail.   More...

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