September 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Drug Take Back event is successful

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the community members who participate in the DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day event that was held on Saturday September 25, 2010. More...

Sheriff will retire to spare deputy job

It took some dramatic action to save a Mariposa County sheriff’s deputy’s position during the latest round of budget cuts. That action came directly from the top, as Sheriff Brian Muller moved his retirement date up to Oct. 1.   More...

Board honors Costello’s contributions

The always gracious and smiling Miriam Costello was at a loss for words on Tuesday morning, but only for a short time. More...

School board thanks Riggs

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees took some time to acknowledge the generosity of a Merced company at its regular meeting on Sept. 16. More...

Local News

Ticklin' the ribs

THIS BARBECUE ACE WAS ON ONE OF THE MANY TEAMS THAT COMPETED IN LAST SATURDAY’S BLAZIN’ HOG BBQ COMPETITION AND ZYDECO MUSIC FESTIVAL HELD AT THE MARIPOSA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS. More...

Bargains on books are coming

Anyone looking for great bargains on books of all types should remember the Mariposa County Friends of the Library book sale the first weekend in October. More...

Beekeepers meet

The Sierra Foothill Beekeeper Association will begin holding general meetings starting in late September. Monthly meetings will be held in Mariposa, Jamestown and Jackson. More...

Datebook

Friday, Sept. 24

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. 25

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 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs).   More...

Sunday, Sept. 26

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...

Cookin' in the Country

FRESH FALL FL AVORS

T his fall, create a menu to remember by incorporating fresh, seasonal flavors into the traditional, comforting   More...

Sports

Gustine comes calling, Livingston rips MCHS

It’s been a while since Mariposa has faced a team with the size, speed, and shear numbers it faced in Livingston last Friday night. More...

Junior varsity gets off the 'schneid

It wasn’t pretty, but like head coach Dennis Blessing said, “A win’s a win, and we’ll take,” after Mariposa’s junior varisty football team recorded   6-0 non-league victory over Livingston last Friday night More...

Soccer squad evens record

On Tuesday afternoon’s 4-1 win over Waterford, Mariposa’s varsity soccer squad evened its Southern Athletic League record at 1-1 following last Thursday’s narrow loss to Denair, 2-1. More...

Around the County

GAZETTE publisher featured by CNPA

Newspaper people don’t like to be the subject of the news. In fact, it is an unspoken rule that news should not be about the people who report it.   More...

Fly-in takes off Saturday

The 11th annual Mariposa- Yosemite Airport Fly-in will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If it rains, the event will be moved to Oct. 2.   Visitors can admire vintage, home-built and antique airplanes. More...

Yosemite celebrates 120th birthday

Yosemite National Park was designated by an Act of Congress on Oct. 1, 1890, making it the third national park in the United States, after Yellowstone (1872) and Sequoia (1890). Friday, Oct. 1, marks the 120th birthday of the Park.   More...

Fire razes fifth-wheel trailer

Well after dark Tuesday evening, firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 4700 block of Carstens Road in Midpines. More...

MCCA Home Show is Saturday

Contractors, suppliers, and exhibitors from all over Mariposa County will put their skills and wares on display this Saturday, Oct. More...

Judge clears way for 1st Calif execution since '06

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge cleared the way Friday for California's first execution since 2006, citing the state's efforts to revise its lethal injection procedure amid court concerns that it had amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. More...

Mariposa's first lady

MIRIAM COSTELLO (LEFT) WAS HONORED BY THE MARIPOSA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ON TUESDAY AS MARIPOSA’S HONORARY AMBASSADOR OF DOWNTOWN MARIPOSA. More...

Courteous burglar pays for stolen beer

Last Monday, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department deputies were dispatched to a Foresta Road residence in El Portal to investigate a possible burglary. More...

Board backs Tourism Bureau with bucks

Protecting Mariposa County’s “cash cow” is apparently vitally important to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. More...

For the Record

Elected Officials

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

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Monday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 19 EMS: 11 Fire: 2 Public assist: 3 Vehicle accident: 2   More...

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Sept. 13: •Deputies took a dog bite report at John C. Fremont Hospital. •An assault report came in from Midpines. •Aggressive dogs were out on Colorado Road. •A child endangerment call came in from Midpines.   More...

Letters

No on 25

Californians should not confuse halfbaked ideas with real reform. The main requirement for improving the state's terrible budgeting is a legislature focused on responsible fiscal oversight. Prop. More...

Cathey's Valley Plan

Most people in Cathey’s Valley want smart growth. Two hundred parcels are already for sale. Now there’s a proposal to build 200-plus homes on one acre lots and a shopping mall like Merced’s. More...

Join 4-H

Hi. My name is Josh Mandeville, and I belong to the Bootjack 49ers 4-H Club. We are starting a new program year on Oct. 1, and I’d like to invite kids aged 5 to 19 to join our club. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Donnajune Foschaar

Donnajune Foschaar was called to be with the Lord she loved and served on Sept. 10.   Donnajune was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Warren, Ohio, to Donald and Caroline Hightree. She, her parents and brother and sister moved to California around 1945. More...

Clarise Kelly

Clarise (Cotton) Kelly, a 30- year resident of Mariposa died Sept. 16. She was 89.   More...

James Leap

James (Jim) Leap died of natural causes on Sept. 13. He was born in East Los Angeles on Nov. 11, 1939.   More...

Inside Education

UCM will begin training medical students

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.   More...

Tots on Wheels visits preschool

THE MARIPOSA COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT’S TOTS ON WHEELS PROGRAM, ADMINISTERED BY APRIL HAWLEY AND KATE LAYMON, RECENTLY VISITED THE KIWANIS PRESCHOOL. More...

Girl Scouts get busy

Girl Scout Junior Troop 3131 held its first meeting on Sept. 15 and discussed its plans for the upcoming Halloween Carnival. More...

Friends and Family

Mansager - Perry

BILL AND PAT PERRY HAVE ANNOUNCED THE UPCOMING WEDDING OF THEIR SON NATHAN TO KARI MANSAGER. NATHAN GRADUATED FROM MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH IN 1995, EARNED HIS BACHELOR’S DEGREE AT UC DAVIS AND IS CURRENTLY COM More...

Thank you

Catnip Society wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Dick Rosebrock and Lynne Rosebrock. More...

Thank you

This was my first year as a regular 4-H member and I was able to show my chickens at the Mariposa County Fair. I want to thank the people at the fairgrounds, the Junior Livestock Auction committee, and everyone who went to the fair. More...

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