July 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Local Art Hop seeks participants for August

The “First Fridays” Art Hop in downtown Mariposa is seeking local artists and musicians to participate in this monthly event.  Artists will be asked to set up a display of their artwork and be present from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Garden busts break record

On July 19, Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies in conjunction with Mariposa Probation, United States Forest Service, National Park Service, and Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) personnel eradicated two illegal marijuana gardens in More...

Former day campers now lead

Once upon a time, they were kids, participating in Mariposa County Parks and Recreation’s day camp program. Fast forward a few years, and those kids are now running the program and loving every minute of it.   More...

Health officials urge vaccination

Mariposa County Public Health Officer Dr. Charles Mosher updated the board of supervisors on the continuing spread of whooping cough in Mariposa County, as the state is urging people to get vaccinated. More...

Local News

There’s an app for that: Park gets its own

Yosemite National Park has announced the first mobile application is available for visitors to use on their iPhone. More...

County names new community services director

Mariposa County has announced the appointment of Terri Haworth to the position of community services director. Haworth has extensive experience in providing services to seniors. More...

Department of Fish & Game answers questions

Question: If I catch an undersized fish that swallows the hook so deep that it starts to bleed from the gills, should the fish still be released even though it will most likely die? More...

Datebook

Friday, July 23

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 24

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 25

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

Sierra Lifestyles

There’s a new way to spell backbone: MCCA

The year 1994 marked the beginning of tight-knit organization of tradesmen with the collective conviction of giving back to their community. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Cookin’ in the Country

Brought to you by Pioneer Market

I f busy schedules and digital distractions are getting in the way of family time, help is on the way. More...

Inside Education

Exchange program seeks homes for kids

International high school exchange students are coming to study in Mariposa County during the 2010-11 school year. More...

Manna House gives shoe vouchers for kids

Once again, Manna House of Mariposa will be able to provide shoe vouchers to needy school aged children. The vouchers will be available for children entering the Head Start program through students entering their senior year of high school.   More...

Rust graduates

Emily Jane Rust of Mariposa, graduated with a bachelor of arts in communication from Seattle Pacific University. More...

Friends and Family

Birth Announcement

AVA JEWELL STEWART WAS BORN JULY 14 AT 4:39 P.M. SHE WEIGHED EIGHT POUNDS AND WAS 20 INCHES LONG. HER BIG BROTHER IS A GOOD HELPER AND HE LOVES TO HOLD HER. More...

Thank you

The Kiwanis Club of Mariposa thanks all of Mariposa for turning out for the 17th annual July 4 Celebration and Fireworks.   More...

Lutheran Church holds VBS

Mariposa Lutheran Church invites children in grades prekindergarten to sixth grade to join it for a week of creating, connecting and coming together during the annual week of Vacation Bible School. More...

Special postmark marks Yosemite quarter issuance

The Yosemite Post Office will offer a special pictorial Yosemite National Park postmark in conjunction with the first day of issuance for the Yosemite quarter. More...

Housing starts rise again in June, CBIA announces

SACRAMENTO – Total housing starts in California continued to gain ground in June and posted the largest monthly total since December of 2008, the California Building Industry Association announced today. More...

Bootjack Fire host pancake breakfast

It’s again time for the Bootjack Volunteer Fire Department’s (BVFD) pancake breakfast and bake sale. The event will be held on Saturday, July 31, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the fire station on Bootjack Lane. More...

MacDonald charged with five felonies

The adult son of convicted child molester William MacDonald now faces some serious charges of his own. Lance Kelly MacDonald, Sr. More...

Mercury spill prompts response

An evening at the Mariposa Art Park turned into quite a spectacle after someone spilled four to eight ounces of liquid mercury along the Mariposa Creek Parkway. More...

Dangerous day on the highways

MARIPOSA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND EMERGENCY PERSONNEL, MARIPOSA COUNTY FIRE, CAL FIRE CREWS AND THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL WERE BUSY WITH A NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS ON TUESDAY. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

July 12: •Someone was brandishing a weapon on Tip Top Road. •There was a rattlesnake problem on Grist Road. •Contraband was found at the jail. •A family problem was reported on Jones Street. More...

Commentary

Economic Balance

The Grizzly Stadium community project has two primary objectives. The first is obvious, providing student athletes in Mariposa County with facilities that are at least comparable to the schools with which they compete. More...

Letters

Great people in Mariposa

What great people Mariposa has.   I recently took the short jaunt up Highway140 from Merced to take care of some business and check on the family ranch.   I stopped into Intercounty Title and was helped by Debbie Lobaugh. More...

Amazing

I would like to tell you all about an amazing woman, Donna Cordero. She moved here six years ago from Everett, Wash. She knew nobody and was completely out of her element, a big city girl in small town Cathey’s Valley.   More...

We survived, barely

Recently we decided to open a familyoperated eatery in downtown Mariposa turning a local office building into a bakery. We hadn’t a clue what we were up against.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Elias Gann

Elias Gann was born on Nov. 27, 1935, in the Dalton Ranch of Madera, to the late Elias and Marie Gann (Saling). Elias recently passed away on Sunday, July 18, at home in Mariposa.   More...

A.W. 'Bill' Jones

A.W. “Bill” Jones, a long-time Mariposa resident, passed away July 11.   Bill was born in Spokane, Wash. on March 31, 1919. While serving in the Coast Guard during World War II, he met Maxine Olsen, who became his bride in 1944. More...

Deanna E. Thompson

Deanna Thompson was born to the late Richard and Laura Moss (Howell) in Vallejo, on Feb. 22, 1943. Deanna recently passed away unexpectedly at home on July 10, in Cathey’s Valley.   More...

Sports

Marlins mark best finish in team history

The Mariposa Marlins swim team had its best placing in its two decade history at the 39th annual Firebaugh Invitational three-day swim meet which was held July 9 through 11. More...

Women invited to River Creek tourney

Members of the River Creek Women’s Golf Club are inviting area women to a nine-hole scramble golf tournament on Saturday, July 24. Any women who want to get acquainted with golf or brush up on their game are welcome to attend.   More...

Around the County

Living history

GAZETTE PHOTOS BY DAN TUCKER PICTURED ABOVE ARE 28 DECSENDANTS OF THE LATE GEORGE COUNTS ON THE STEPS OF THE HISTORIC COUNTS’ HOUSE AT THE MARIPOSA MUSEUM AND HISTORY CENTER.  More...

FCC’s broadband plan may leave rural users behind digital divide

Residents in rural areas like Mariposa County and its surrounding neighbors may be left in a technological black hole when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implements its National Broadband Plan (NBP). More...

Comment period closing on river's ORVs

The public scoping period which allows for public comment on the developing Merced River Plan and the Outstandingly Remarkable Values (ORVs) of the Merced River corridor will close on July 31. More...

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