September 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

School bus rearended on Spring Hill

29 students and driver uninjured

Friday, Sept. 10--Around 8 a.m. this morning, a car smashed into the rear end of a school bus going up Spring Hill on Highway 49 South. More...

4 dead, 53 homes destroyed in California fire

SAN BRUNO (AP)- Fire crews flooded the ruins of burning homes with water early Friday and after a massive explosion apparently triggered by a broken gas line sent flames roaring through a neighborhood near San Francisco, killing at least four people More...

Tongue tied

MIKE WISE GOT THIS CALF TONGUE TIED DURING SUNDAY’S LOCAL SADDLE ROPING COMPETITION. WISE WAS HALF OF THE TEAM THAT WON THE TEAM ROPING EVENT. More...

Fair finishes a great 2010 run

On Monday evening, the sun was setting and the doors of the buildings at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds were closing. Lights were starting to go out at the carnival. More...

Juvenile arrests skyrocket over the weekend

While it was a relatively quiet Labor Day weekend for local law enforcement, one trend has the sheriff a little concerned. According to Mariposa County Sheriff Brian Muller, 14 juveniles were arrested in the three-day period.   More...

Local News

Crash of a classic

THIS CLASSIC 1987 CHEVROLET CORVETTE LEFT HIGHWAY 49 SOUTH VERY EARLY MONDAY MORNING AND ALMOST PLUNGED INTO GREENAMYER’S POND. More...

Showtime

THE PIONEER MARKET GRIZZLY STADIUM OFFICIALLY OPENED LAST THURSDAY NIGHT WHEN SUMMERVILLE’S BEARS CAME TO TOWN. More...

Sierra Tel marks Patriot Day on 9/10

Sierra Telephone, located in Oakhurst, invites the public to its annual Patriot Day event on Friday Sept. 10, at the Sierra Telephone Headquarters building at 49150 Road 426.   More...

Datebook

Friday, Sept. 10

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

Saturday, Sept. 11

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, Sept. 12

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

Cookin' in the Country

The Fabulous Flavor of FALL

FALL   Fall brings a whole new set of flavors to the table, and that’s reason enough to celebrate with friends. More...

Inside Education

Research arm continues to grow at UCM

Last week, the University of California, Merced, began its sixth academic year by welcoming some 4,000 students, a new record for the UC’s newest campus.   More...

Project Respect seeks coaches at two schools

Project Respect has announced two job openings at schools around Mariposa County. The organization is offering positions at Mariposa Elementary School and the Yosemite Valley School.   More...

Children’s Fair set

The 21st annual Children’s Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park. More...

Friends and Family

Birth Announcement

Krystal Parker and Ricky Thatcher of Mariposa have announced the birth of their son, Braxten Lee Thatcher. He was born Aug. 25 at Mercy Medical Center in Merced. He weighed eight pounds and was 21 and one-half inches long. More...

Heitzmanns celebrate one year

JOSHUA AND JENNY HEITZMANN CELEBRATED THEIR ANNIVERSARY ON SEPT. 5. JOSH HAS SPENT THE PAST YEAR DOING HIS INTERNSHIP AT FRIEND’S HOSPITAL IN PHILADELPHIA. HE OBTAINED HIS PH.D. More...

Visscher completes course

DAYNA VISSCHER (FORMERLY DELEISSEGUES) HAS ANNOUNCED THE COMPLETION OF HER DUTCH LANGUAGE COURSES. More...

UC Merced and UC Davis Partner

Begin Educating Medical Students in the San Joaquin Valley

The University of California, Merced, has formed a partnership with the UC Davis School of Medicine to begin training medical students in the San Joaquin Valley. The first cohort of six medical students will enter the program in Fall 2011. More...

Pioneer’s golf tourney slated

The always popular Pioneer Market and Pharmacy Sports Challenge golf tournament will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Sierra Meadows Country Club in Ahwahnee. More...

Flurry of accidents marks week’s end

After what had been a relatively quiet week for first responders, ended last Friday with a number of traffic accidents. More...

Structure fire erupts in Mariposa

Carport and vehicle destroyed

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010-Just after 10 a.m. this morning, fire fighters responded to the 5100 block of Charles Street to battle a carport blaze that threatened residences. More...

Tea party seeks to gain momentum with NorCal rally

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento will play host to one of three major tea party rallies around the country this weekend, as the conservative movement's leaders look to re-energize activists in the final weeks before the November election. More...

Cann calls budget glitch 'unacceptable'

At least two members of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors did not mince words when they addressed the County’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. More...

Parade and race winners announced

Records set in Amigo de Oro event

The winners of the 2010 Labor Day Parade, sponsored by the Mariposa and Golden Oaks Lions, have been announced. The parade took place on Sept. 4 in downtown Mariposa. Sunday’s Amigo de Oro race saw new records set.   More...

Park continues to look for clinic contractor

Emergency medical services in Yosemite National Park may change after the first of the year. The current contract for the Yosemite Medical Clinic expires at the end of the year, and no successful vendors have been identified to take it over. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Aug. 30: •There was a bear problem on Snow Creek Road. •A suspicious person was reported on Park Drive. •Dispatch took a vandalism report from Granite Springs Road. •Neighbors were peeping on Jessie Street.   More...

Letters

Open letter

To the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce:   Please tell me why the Chamber of Commerce's current audit still has not been made public. It was promised to be released and as far as I know it hasn't yet been released. More...

Signage issue

It has come to my attention again, the signage issue. I’ve lived in Mariposa for almost 50 years, with very few complaints. More...

Another great thing about Mariposa

I have lived in Mariposa a little over a year, and I am finding out things almost daily that are really great reasons for living here. I had a total knee replacement at Mercy Hospital in Merced. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Lee Ann Burns

Lee Ann Burns, a 30-year resident of Mariposa, passed away at home on Friday, Aug. 27.   More...

Richard Theodore

Passed away August 27, 2010 after a short illness. He was born in Oakland, CA on October 30, 1935 and moved to Mariposa in 1977 after riding the Mariposa “Run For The Gold” Endurance Ride in 1976. More...

Sports

Grizzly soccer defeats Ripon Christian

Mariposa's varsity soccer squad upended Ripon Christian Tuesday afternoon, 3-2, to open its Southern Athletic League campaign. More...

Grizzlies win overtime, 26-20

Mariposa's Grizzlies picked up their first win of the season this evening, downing Orestimba, 26-20, in four over time sessions. More...

Grizzlies going back to Orestimba Tuesday

Game will be decided in OT play

Mariposa's varsity Grizzly gridders are Newman bound. On Tuesday at 6 p.m. Mariposa will finish the non-league contest with Orestimba's Warriors that ended in a tie on Friday. More...

Around the County

Priessman narrowly misses spotlight

Eric Priessman has a knack for remembering song lyrics. It may not be the kind of thing associated with his profession, but it almost landed him a spot on national television.   More...

GAZETTE upgrades its Web site, adds AP

Several changes have recently been made to the   MARIPOSA GAZETTE Web site (www.mariposagazette.com). More...

Pot plant count grows

On Thursday, Sept. 2, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Stanislaus National Forest and the Mariposa County Probation Department, investigated a large marijuana garden in the Bull Creek area of Greeley Hill. More...

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