July 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Whooping cough confirmed

Even more California cases expected

As the State of California declared whooping cough at epidemic levels, Mariposa County Public Health Officer Dr. Charles Mosher has confirmed that two cases have been identified in Mariposa County.   More...

Moisture levels holding

Mariposa County recently experienced one of the wetter winter and spring seasons in the last few years, and that bodes well for current wildland fire conditions.   More...

Aerial arsenal

GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER A CAL FIRE BOMBER DROPS ITS LOAD OF RETARDENT ON A VEGETATION FIRE ON COLORADO ROAD LAST THURSDAY. More...

Local News

Plant count rises

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ERADICATED ANOTHER ILLEGAL WILDERNESS MARIJUANA GROW LAST THURSDAY. More...

Mower destroyed

THE RIDING LAWNMOWER THAT ALLEGEDLY SPARKED A SMALL VEGETATION FIRE ON BOYER ROAD ON MONDAY WAS DESTROYED BY THE SAME BLAZE AS PICTURED ABOVE. More...

CAL FIRE contribution

A 13-MEMBER CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS CREW OVERSEEN BY CAL FIRE BEGAN STRIPPING AWAY THE WEEDS AND SCRUB VEGETATION AROUND GRIZZLY STADIUM ON MONDAY MORNING. More...

Datebook

Friday, July 9

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

Saturday, July 10

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, July 11

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.   La Grange Odd Fellows Breakfast - from 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Sports

Marlins honor Phillips and Garrett

The Marlins recognize Christine Garrett (age 10) and Walker Phillips (age 12) as their Swimmers of the Week for their performances at the Marlins’ dual swim meet that was held in Chowchilla on June 14. More...

JCF offers free physicals

John C. Fremont Medical Clinic will be doing sports physical exams at no charge for Mariposa County students. More...

Olympic qualifier swims with Marlins

The Mariposa Marlins were in for a treat when they arrived at their morning swim practice on June 28, in Oakhurst. A qualifier for the U.S. More...

Around the County

Taking the oath

MARIPOSA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE DANA WALTON (FAR RIGHT) IMPANELS MEMBERS OF THE 2010-2011 GRAND JURY. More...

Following in his father's footsteps

GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER More...

Forsythe named Teacher of Excellence

MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL AGRICULTURE TEACHER WAYNE FORSYTHE WAS RECENTLY PRESENTED THE PRESTIGIOUS TEACHER OF EXCELLENCE AWARD AT THE CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE TEACHERS ASSOCATION MEETING AT CAL POLY, More...

Riding mower sparks another vegetation fire

Friday, July 9, 10:55 a.m.--At around 10 a.m. a vegetation fire was sparked in tall dry grass on Silva Road near the intersection with Carleton Road. More...

Local heroes save man from river bottom

A Fourth of July day trip into Yosemite Valley turned into a day of heroics for some young people from Mariposa. The group rescued a drowning man from the Merced River.   More...

Cox arrested for wood sales fraud

A Mariposa rancher who sells firewood harvested on his Mt. Bullion property has been charged with shorting customers the full cord. Jerry Cox, 41, of Mariposa was booked into the Mariposa County Jail on Tuesday.   More...

Birthday bounce

GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER THIS YOUNGSTER CELEBRATED THE NATION’S BIRTHDAY LAST SUNDAY DURING THE MARIPOSA KIWANIS CLUB’S FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION AT THE MARIPOSA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS More...

Fireworks shoot into crowd

The Mariposa Kiwanis Club drew one of the largest crowds in recent memory at its 17th annual Fourth of July celebration. A pyrotechnic mishap that could have spelled disaster, however, only delayed the show and did not cause any injuries.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

June 28: •A car ran into the Comfort Inn. •A vehicle was vandalized on Eighth Street. •There was a pool of blood on Martin Road. •Someone found a bear dog on Buffalo Gulch Road. More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Monday, June 28 through Sunday, July 4   MCFD call log consists of twelve stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents.   EMS: 8 Fire: 6 Public Assist: 4   Vehicle accident: 2   More...

Letters

Appalling speeds

I know I must sound like a broken record around our broadband speeds in the county. But I got some new data recently. My boss polled my co-workers and me to find out our ISP speeds based on speedtest.net. More...

Inappropriate letter

Last week’s GAZETTE contained a letter complaining about the “local credit union.” While no names were mentioned, any customer of the “local credit union” would know who the complaint is about.   More...

Stop and think

I received a mailing over the weekend from John C. Fremont heralding the fact that they now have a CT scanner. While CT scans are an excellent diagnostic tool, they should not be used willy-nilly, especially on children. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

SAR members push limits to save others

U nder any type of challenging,   wilderness conditions, the Mariposa Search and Rescue (SAR) team is ready and willing to rise to the occasion. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Bite Into a BETTER Burger

S ummertime officially ushers in grilling season. There’s no better way to celebrate the warm weather than at a backyard barbeque. More...

Inside Education

Local youth enjoy Camp Redwood Glen

Thirty-five local youth left the hot foothills to enjoy sea breezes and cooler temperatures in the Santa Cruz Mountains at Camp Redwood Glen. More...

Health department grants books to WES

The Mariposa County Health Department, Tobacco Education Program, awarded a grant to Woodland Elementary School with which it purchased a large number of library books and some computer based devices to assist and support with education.   More...

Swap meet set for homeschoolers

Eastern Madera County is home to more than 2,000 homeschooling families and on July 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be the semi-annual homeschooling swap meet. This will mark the first year that the swap meet is being held indoors. More...

Friends and Family

Church of Christ gives away hot dogs

The Mariposa Church of Christ, located at 5259 Highway 49 North, will be giving away a free hot dog, chips and a drink on Saturday, July 10, from noon to 3 p.m. for as long as they last, on the lawn area behind the building.   More...

Grace Church holds VBS

Grace Community Church is having its annual Vacation Bible School July 12 through 16. It begins each morning at 8:30 a.m. Participants will spend time playing, singing, snacking, crafting and learning. More...

Thank you

The Mariposa County Pioneer Wagon Train would like to thank the following for their generous contributions of support, service, and raffle prizes for this year’s Wagon Train and Annual Cannonball Cowboy Poetry Gathering:   More...

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