October 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

First responders rescue accident victim

First responders and paramedics rescued a woman from a vehicle accident on Highway 140 at Martin Road around 11:30 a.m. Friday morning. More...

JCF makes pitch to take YNP clinic

BY JILL BALLINGER GAZETTE EDITOR

The John C. Fremont Healthcare District may be expanding. The district is reportedly in talks with Yosemite National Park to take over the operation of the Yosemite Medical Clinic at the first of the year.   More...

Tomerlin injured fighting Merced fire

A Mariposa resident who is a Merced City firefighter was injured while battling a house fire there last Friday. Jeff Tomerlin, who is also the owner of Mariposa’s Fitness Zone, suffered second degree burns to his forehead and ears.   More...

Grizzly Band gets prestigious invitation

On Friday, Oct. 15, Mariposa County High School's Grizzly Band was informed that it had been selected to participate in New York City's Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11, 2011, the official observation of 9/11 and salute to American veterans. More...

Local News

Plant count nears 200,000

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MARIPOSA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ON OCT. More...

Breakfast served in Coulterville

Sunday, Nov. 14 is this month’s Northern Mariposa County History Center (NMCHC) breakfast. More...

MSO opens its ninth season

Heroism, tragic love, delicate sunrise and even Yosemite itself will musically bloom during the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s ninth season opening concert on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. More...

Datebook

Friday, Oct. 22

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

Saturday, Oct. 23

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, Oct. 24

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...

Sierra Lifestyles

Acorn Preschool celebrates success

I n the winter of 2004-05, a group of Mariposa mothers began discussing the need for more   preschools in the area. At the time, there were only two in Mariposa County, and both had waiting lists.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

EASY Family Meals

From packing lunches, to after-school snacks to dinnertime, many parents face obstacles in getting their families to eat food made with real simple ingre dients that everyone can enjoy. More...

Inside Education

Preschool celebrates Native American Day

MARIPOSA KIWANIS PRESCHOOL ENJOYED A PRESENTATION AND TRADITIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN DANCE BY PENNY LONG, AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AUSTIN BROWN AND COURTNEY LONG LAST WEEK. More...

Boosters welcome parents

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Boosters are inviting the MCHS freshmen and sophomore parents to a meet and greet social event on Nov. 1, at MCHS upper campus Room 28 at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. More...

Big smiles

DENTAL HYGIENIST BURNEY STEPHENS, RDH VISITED MARIPOSA KIWANIS PRESCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13. THE CHILDREN LEARNED HOW TO CARE FOR THEIR TEETH AND WHAT FOODS TO EAT TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR TEETH. More...

Friends and Family

Thank you

The spaghetti benefit dinner for Stan Rothfuss at the Fish and Game Hall was a resounding success, thanks in no small part to the generous donations of time, material and money of scores of Mariposa’s citizens.  More...

Thank you

The residents of Carstens Road would like to thank Mariposa County firefighters, CAL FIRE, the volunteers and anyone else involved in putting out the fire on Sept. 27. More...

Park chooses PHS for clinic

Local providers JCF and Mercy lose contract bid

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced that National Park Service (NPS) staff assigned from the United States Public Health Service (PHS) will provide the future clinical care at the Yosemite Medical Clinic, effective, Jan. More...

Public workshop cancelled

Late Friday afternoon, the Mariposa County Planning Department announced that the previously scheduled public workshop for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, and Thursday, Oct. More...

YVS student seriously injured by rock

Picnic-table sized slab hits young girl in Park

So many children who have had the luxury of growing up in Yosemite Valley have spent their childhoods climbing and crawling on the rocks that lie in nature’s playground. That luxury almost turned deadly for an El Portal girl on Oct. 5. More...

2011 Mariposa Scholars chosen

The Mariposa County Schools Foundation has announced the winners of the Mariposa Scholar awards for the class of 2011. They are Melissa Caputo and Jon King.   More...

Responders get drilled

GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER MARIPOSA COUNTY’S EMERGENCY RESPONDERS SPENT SATURDAY MORNING GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS OF A MASS CASUALTY INCIDENT (MCI) DRILL AT CATHEY’S VALLEY PARK. More...

Raffle benefits Manna House

Chocolate Soup is having an open house Nov. 5, 6 and 7. There will be a raffle of gift baskets, and the income from the raffle will benefit Manna House. A portion of the store’s overall sales will go to Manna House as well. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Oct. 11: •A burglary was reported on Chapulin Way. •Someone was impersonating a peace officer in Fish Camp. •Inappropriate contact was reported on East Whitlock Road. •There was a domestic dispute on Highway 140.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Monday, Oct. 11 thru Sunday, Oct. 17 EMS: 5 Fire: 2 Public assist: 2 Vehicle accident: 1   Spotlight Call of the Week: Sunday, Oct. 17 vehicle accident call on Merced Falls Road. More...

Letters

Vote

From 18 to 80 and beyond, this is finally the time for everyone to speak up. If ever there was a time that was more critical in the course of this nation, it is now. More...

Fire Prevention Week

In celebration of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4 to 10, and the importance of safety and education, Mariposa County Fire was out and about in the community visiting schools. More...

Real gem

There is a gem who lives and practices among us right here in Mariposa County: Dr. Robert Rose.   During my recent event, Dr. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Henry 'Jim' Favier

Henry Joseph Favier, better known as Jim, passed away on Friday, Oct. 15, near his family in his home in Merced. Jim was born Aug. 10, 1919, on the family ranch in Merced County to French immigrants, Frank and Felicie Favier. More...

Virginia Updegraff

Virginia Updegraff, a longtime resident of Mariposa County, passed away on Oct. 8. She was 86.   More...

Raymond Olive

Raymond John Olive was born June 7, 1916 in Wallace, Idaho, to Norman and Mae (Leiders) Olive. He set off from Oakhurst on his eternal journey Oct. 17. More...

Sports

Grizzlies edge Waterford, 6-2

Mariposa's Grizzlies kept their playoff hopes alive Friday night in Waterford with a narrow 6-2 Southern Athletic League win over the Wildcats. More...

Mariposa miscues spell defeat

At any level in the game of football, turnovers can prove to be costly. Last Friday night against Denair’s scrappy Coyotes, a lategame fumble by Mariposa’s Grizzlies proved to be fatal.   More...

Bears sweep Delhi

The Mariposa Bears youth football teams claimed victories in all three of their contests in Delhi last Saturday.   The varsity Bears rolled to a 26-13 win, boosting their season record to a stellar 5-1.   More...

Around the County

School board hears test results

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees got a detailed report on student standardized test results at its regular meeting last Thursday. That, however, didn’t happen until the board recognized a valuable employee.   More...

Fugitive nabbed in LA

A Mariposa County resident, James Dean Robbins, who was fleeing from fugitive recovery agents last week, was apprehended in Los Angeles last Thursday, according to bounty hunter J. Rocha. More...

Hornitos prepares for traditional All Souls’ Day

Hornitos, once a lively gold town of 12,000 souls, now drowses in the foothills, a reminder of when the town was full of gold miners seeking their fortunes.   Once a year on Nov. More...

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