August 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Students head back to school

The calendar may still say summer, but its unofficial end comes for Mariposa County youngsters next Tuesday. All schools in the Mariposa County Unified School District begin classes on Tuesday, Aug. 24.   More...

Wildlife lost

GAME WARDEN FRANK MILAZZO LOADS A LARGE FEMALE MOUNTAIN LION INTO HIS PICK-UP LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON ON DARRAH ROAD. THE BIG CAT WAS STRUCK BY A VEHICLE AS IT ATTEMPTED TO CROSS THE ROADWAY. More...

Local News

Greeley Hill Hall renovation continues

THE GREELEY HILL COMMUNITY HALL RENOVATION CONTINUES. THE HARDWOOD FLOOR IS DOWN, AND THE BUILDING HAS BEEN COMPLETELY INSULATED AND COVERED WITH OSB PLYWOOD. More...

Second annual Great Sierra River Cleanup Set for Sept. 25

Volunteer registration for the second annual Great Sierra River Cleanup opened last week with the launch of a new Web site which enables users to easily connect to the watershed cleanup site of their choice.   More...

Butterfly Festival needs volunteers

A Butterfly Festival volunteer committee meeting will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 25 in the meeting room at the Miner’s Inn. Planning for the 2011 festival is in full swing.   More...

Datebook

Friday, Aug. 20

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

Sunday, Aug. 22

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 - $5 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Snelling.   More...

Monday, Aug. 23

NARFE - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at the senior center at 12:30 p.m. Cost of lunch for seniors is $3. Reservations can be made by calling 742-7182. More...

Cookin' in the Country

EASY Al Fresco ENTERTAINING

Dining out in the fresh air always seems to turn even a simple meal into an event. You can turn your next dinner party into a memorable event with these simple and delicious recipes. More...

Sports

Frog' and 'down dog' find home in Grizzlies' workout

The beginning of football season brings to mind the crash of helmets and pads, grunts and groans of exertion and the impact of a hard hit. It doesn’t exactly lend itself to deep breathing, focus and control.   More...

‘Are you ready for some football?’

It’s been a football vacuum since the NFL Pro Bowl, but that’s about to end.   This Saturday, the Mariposa Bears youth football squads will launch their 2010 season in the new Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium.   More...

Around the County

Mariposa County strikes silver at state fair

THE MARIPOSA COUNTY BOOTH AT THE CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR BROUGHT HOME A SILVER AWARD THIS YEAR. More...

Soldiers march to help Wounded Warriors

From Aug. 23 through 28, eight soldiers are conducting a 90-mile, six-day march through Yosemite National Park, to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project.   More...

Bust brings plant total to 171,000

On Aug. 17, Mariposa County law enforcement personnel completed a two-day marijuana eradication operation. More...

Grizzly Family Hoedown II kicks off at 1 p.m. today

Fund raiser for MCHS athletics

The Grizzly Family Hoedown II will begin at 1 p.m. today at the Mariposa County Park. More...

Crash claims three lives, injures four

Another horrific accident on a Mariposa County highway has claimed three lives and injured four other people. The Saturday afternoon crash happened around 3:10 p.m. on Highway 140 just east of Colorado Road in the Midpines area.   More...

Exclusive Report

Jury finds Robertson guilty on three counts

The North County pastor charged with sex crimes against a member of his congregation has been found guilty of three of the four counts he faced. A Mariposa County Superior Court jury reached its verdict on Tuesday afternoon.   More...

Auditor's payment pledge falls short

Over three weeks ago, Mariposa County Auditor Chris Ebie informed the board of supervisors that the auditor's office had seriously erred in a basic accounting task. More...

Appellate court sides with Lushmeadows

After years of litigation that had racked up thousands of dollars in legal fees, the California Fifth Appellate Court has ruled in favor of the Lushmeadows Association in its lawsuit against Eugene Taggs, Jeffrey and Mary Alice Whalley and Norman More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Aug. 9: •Deputies were alerted to be on the lookout for a stolen motorcycle at the Woodland Market. •There was a sick bobcat on Coachman Road. •Dispatch took a barking dog report on Hospital Road. More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Monday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Aug. 15 EMS: 9 Fire: 2 Public Assist: 3 Vehicle Accident: 1   Spotlight Call of the Week: Thursday, Aug. 12, motor home fire close to residential structure. More...

Letters

Elected Officials

GOVERNOR Arnold Schwarzenegger   (916) 445-2841 1st Floor State Capital Sacramento, CA 95814   STATE SENATOR   14th District   Dave Cogdill   More...

It's almost fair time

Hello, my name is Sarah Jacobsen, and I am 15 years old. This is my first year in FFA, but my second year raising a duck for the fair. More...

Thanks for the increase

In response to the article on the increase in tourism for Mariposa County, we would also like to thank Ken Burns and PBS for the production of America’s Best Idea that aired last fall. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert Ellsworth

Robert Ellsworth was born on April 26, 1947, in Long Beach, to the late Frank and Audree Henry (Moser). Robert recently passed away at home on Aug. 4 in Mariposa.   More...

Patrick Lynn Hardin

    Patrick Lynn Hardin was born April 1, 1950, and   died Aug. 5. More...

Robert J. Dworak

Robert J. Dworak of Mount Desert Island, ME and Mariposa, passed away the evening of Sunday, Aug. 8, at John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa after a two-year battle with cancer.   More...

Inside Education

Bus schedule is online

In addition to its regular placement in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, the Mariposa County Unified School District bus schedule for 2010-11 will be available online. More...

Acorn Preschool hires new director

Acorn Cooperative Preschool has announced its new Program Director and Teacher Monica Nelson. Nelson has over 30 years in early childcare education, including having owned her own pre-school and infant center and worked as a center director.  More...

Day Camper of the Week

ELIZABETH THORSEN HAS BEEN SELECTED AS THE DAY CAMPER OF THE WEEK FOR THE MARIPOSA COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT. SHE LIKES ALL COLORS, AND HER FAVORITE ICE CREAM IS CHOCOLATE. More...

Friends and Family

Amanda Krull

Amanda Kristine Krull, formerly of Mariposa, died Aug. 12. She was 22.   Amanda was born in Ventura on March 9, 1987. She lived in Cameron Park, where she graduated high school in 2005.   More...

Mildred Tettleton

Mildred J. “Millie” Tettleton of Palm Desert, passed away on Aug. 8.   Millie was born on Sept. 17, 1917. She lived in Mariposa for many years and always called it her home. More...

Milestone

Lands celebrate first year

THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF JUSTIN AND MELISSA LAND CONGRATULATED JUSTIN AND MELISSA LAND ON THEIR FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY, ON JUNE 27. More...

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