June 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Final election results tallied

At the end of the evening of the primary election on June 8, there were over 803 ballots uncounted, and in at least one race, the outcome could have changed.   More...

Summer's rush

BRIDALVEIL FALLS IS ROARING AT A LEVEL NOT SEEN IN YEARS FOLLOWING A WET, COLD WINTER. VISITORS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK ARE BEING TREATED TO A SPECTACULAR WATERFALL SHOW AS THE SUMMER SEASON KICKS INTO HIGH GEAR. More...

GAZETTE joins AP

In a decisive move to expand its news coverage of issues relevant to its readers, Wednesday the MARIPOSA GAZETTE announced it had joined the Associated Press (AP).   More...

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Water, water everywhere

YOSEMITE FALLS IS PUTTING ON AN INCREDIBLE DISPLAY OF THE POWER OF MOTHER NATURE AS SUMMER OFFICIALLY BEGINS. THE LATE, COLD SPRING IS FEEDING ALL THE WATERFALLS IN YOSEMITE VALLEY, AND KEEPING THE MEADOWS WET AND THE RIVER AT HIGH LEVELS. More...

‘Cougar Killer’ shows at Wawona Library

In another chapter of the history of Wawona, the Wawona Friends of the Bassett Memorial Library will host Tom Phillips and the 1924 movie “Cougar Killer” starring Wawona’s Jay Bruce on Tuesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. in the library. More...

NatureBridge has rare late openings

Yosemite Institute, a campus of NatureBridge, announced a rare last minute opening in late August for groups seeking a residential educational experience in Yosemite National Park. More...

Datebook

Friday, June 25

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

Saturday, June 26

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, June 27

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

Sierra Lifestyles

Woolf Media finds a niche in Mariposa

S eek and you shall find an exclusively remote creative   firm, Woolf Media. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Help Kids Eat Healthy by letting them help in the kitchen

It’s never too early to start teaching children about cooking. Involving kids in meal preparation encourages healthy eating habits and intro duces them to the value and importance of nutritious, balanced meals. More...

Sports

Wes Burdick Classic saddle winner

MARIPOSA’S KEITH WILLIAMS WAS THE BIG WINNER AT LAST SATURDAY’S WES BURDICK CLASSIC ROPING IN HILMAR. WILLIAMS TOOK HOME A BUCKLE AND THE SADDLE AT THE END OF THE DAY. More...

Tournament champions

MEMBERS OF THE MARIPOSA GIRLS’ YOUTH SOFTBALL 10-UNDER ALL-STAR TEAM THAT CAPTURED THE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE GIGANTIC LEMOORE INVITATIONAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT ARE PICTURED ABOVE. More...

Dr. Mosher talks about Haiti

CONTRIBUTED BY MARILYN SAUNDERS   More...

Around the County

Whitten wins Hance Memorial Award

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced last week that Cindy Whitten is the recipient of the 2009 Barry Hance Memorial Award. More...

Park bustles with summer visitors

BY JILL BALLINGER GAZETTE EDITOR   Yosemite Valley is awash in all its summer splendor and is getting a boost by the thunderous waterfalls that have been fed by a heavy, late snowpack. As such, visitors are flocking to Yosemite and Mariposa. More...

Butler released from hospital

Mike Butler, who was injured in a hang gliding accident in Yosemite National Park on June 10, has been released from the hospital. According to his son Elijah, Butler returned to Mariposa on Monday.   More...

CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL URGES A SAFE AND SOBER FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY

As tens of thousands of Californians prepare to mark Independence Day, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds everyone to keep safety a top priority. More...

Teen injured in bike crash

Earlier reports that a 17-year-old girl had died from injuries she sustained in a bicycle crash on Ben Hur Road on Monday morning were untrue. More...

Board backs stadium project

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors put some money where its mouth is in regard to the Grizzly Stadium plan. The board voted unanimously on Tuesday to fund phase one of the project.   More...

Season opener

A CAL FIRE HELICOPTER HELPS EXTINGUISH A VEGETATION FIRE HIGH ON A HILL ABOVE THE ROCK SHOP ON HIGHWAY 140 LAST WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THE BLAZE CONSUMED A SMALL NUMBER OF ACRES. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

June 14: •Loose dogs attacked a fawn on Schafer Road. •A hay truck was blocking the road on Highway 49. •Deputies took a grand theft refport on Old Highway. •A shoplifter was in custody on Coakley Circle. More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Monday, June 14 through Sunday, June 20   MCFD call log consists of 12 stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents. More...

Hall of Fame honors athletes and scholars

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Hall of Fame will honor its inductees and scholarship winners at the foundation’s annual dinner on June 26. More...

Letters

Teens cycle into town

In the late afternoon on Saturday, June 26 a huge group of teens will pedal into Mariposa. These young people are bicycling over 1,650 miles on a three-week journey following the Pacific Mountain Ranges from Seattle, Wash. to Los Angeles. More...

Merced College holds art class

Merced College non-credit continuing education program, (PTOA) painting and drawing classes start and sign-up dates are July 6, 7 and 8. More...

CONTRIBUTED BY RYLEE BIBBY, 4-H REPORTER CATHEY’S VALLEY 4-H CLUB THANKED PIONEER MARKET AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO PURCHASED AND CONTRIBUTED TO ITS BARBECUE FUND RAISER. IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS.

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Obituaries  Free Access 

Michael R. Carey

Mike’s courageous heart stopped on June 18 after battling cancer for three years. More...

Rebeka Craig

loved daughter and fiancée. She is now in her loving father’s arms, Jim C. Craig; and in the love of her Heavenly Father. More...

Paul W. Marsh

Paul Windle Marsh, age 85, of Newberry, Mich., passed away on Saturday, June 5.   Paul was born on March 5, 1925, in Keaton, KY, the son of Hubert W. and Malta Cantrell Marsh.   A celebration of Paul’s life was held on June 11. More...

Inside Education

Soroptimists install new 2010-11 officers

CONTRIBUTED BY ANITA STARCHMAN BRYANT   Soroptimist International of Mariposa held its annual installation of officers event on June 13, at the home of long-standing member Elna Philbert. More...

Ballerini receives Harvard PhD

Evangeline S. Ballerini earned her Phd from Harvard University for her work in organismic and evolutionary biology.   More...

Acorn accepts summer students

Acorn Cooperative Preschool is now accepting students for its summer program 2010. The curriculum will include science, early literacy and art. The summer program consists of two oneweek sessions for children ages 2.5 to 5 years old.   More...

Friends and Family

Ponderosa Basin Chapel hosts barbecue

All residents are welcome at Ponderosa Basin Chapel’s third annual all-community barbecue and praise service on Sunday, June 27. Outdoor worship begins at 10 a.m. and the barbecue fires up at 11 a.m.   More...

Birth Announcement

TAYLOR MARIE VANDERKARR WAS BORN APRIL 8 AT THE FRESNO REGIONAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AT 5:33 A.M. SHE WEIGHED SEVEN POUNDS, SEVEN OUNCES AND WAS 19 INCHES LONG.   More...

Thank you

La Sierra Guild of the Children’s Hospital Central California would like to thank the volunteers and members of our local communities for helping make the 2010 Cinco de Mayo luncheon and raffle such a successful event. More...

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