October 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Students arrested for selling pot on campus

Two male Mariposa County High School students were arrested Thursday and booked into juvenile hall after Mariposa County Sheriff's Department deputies' investigation determined they had been selling marijuana on the school campus. More...

State makes pertussis vaccine mandatory

After California’s worst outbreak of whooping cough (pertussis) in 50 years, the state has decided to make a booster vaccination mandatory for the state’s school children. The law goes into effect for the 2011-2012 school year.   More...

Storm totals top three inches

It was a wet weekend in Mariposa County. In some areas, rainfall totals topped the three-inch mark.   A weak disturbance blew through the area on Friday night, bringing some rain. But it was Sunday’s storm that packed the biggest punch. More...

Webber transferred to UCSF

Serra Webber, the El Portal girl hit by a 12,000-pound slab of granite in Yosemite on Oct. 5, has been transferred to UC San Francisco Hospital for further treatment of her injuries. More...

Local News

Chamber honors county's heroes

THE MARIPOSA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTED ITS ANNUAL HEROES DINNER ON OCT. 21. More...

MSFI seeks board members

Mariposa Safe Families, Inc. is currently seeking professional and community members to serve on the board of directors for the Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) for Mariposa County. More...

Park begins pile burning

Yosemite National Park has commenced debris pile burning. Pile burning locations will include Tamarack Flat Campground, Crane Flat Campground, the communities of Foresta, El Portal, and Wawona, and along portions of the Wawona Road.   More...

Datebook

Friday, Oct. 29

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. 30

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. 31

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

Inside Education

Mariposa students get up and get moving

Hundreds of students, teachers, parents and other community members got active during the fifth annual “Walk to School Day” on Oct. 21. Pre-walk activities began at 7 a.m.  More...

MMS shows its true colors

THE FIRST-EVER FALL SPORTS RALLY AT MARIPOSA MIDDLE SCHOOL TOOK PLACE LAST FRIDAY. STUDENTS DRESSED IN SCHOOL COLORS TO SHOW THEIR SPIRIT. More...

Grizzly 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...

Around the County

Park deer poachers convicted

In August of 2008, California Fish and Game Wardens received an anonymous report via CalTip about suspected poaching activity in the Virginia Canyon area of Yosemite National Park. More...

Annual Veterans’ Day ceremony scheduled

The children of Mariposa have grown up with memories of the traditional Veterans’ Day Ceremony which they plan each year for the veterans of their town. More...

CAL FIRE turns pink

Californians across the state may notice something a little different when they see CAL FIRE firefighters this week. More...

Bridge closing slated

The bridge on Creek View Drive in Valley View Estates wil close on Tuesday, Nov. 2 until further notice for repairs or replacement, according to Matthew Carpenter, a resident of Valley View Estates. More...

Polling information omitted

The Mariposa County Elections Office inadvertently omitted polling information in its official publication under the Public Notices section of the Oct. 28 edition of the Mariposa Gazette. More...

Ghosts and goblins flood Mariposa

Hundreds of youngsters dressed in Halloween costumes flooded the streets of Mariposa on Sunday night. More...

Rapid response

EMERGENCY RESPONDERS AND PARAMEDICS CART DANI LOWRY, 45, OF MERCED TO THE TOP OF A STEEP EMBANKMENT OFF HIGHWAY 140 AT MARTIN ROAD LAST FRIDAY MORNING. More...

Park Service chooses PHS

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher has 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...

Motel's tree cutting rankles neighbors

Falling two towering pine trees that are the root of problems with the guests’ swimming pool at the Best Western Motel on Highway 140 in Mariposa set off a minefield of dissention among neighbors last Wednesday. More...

Authorities plan for Halloween safety

As a rural community, the locations and opportunities for young people to trick-or-treat is limited. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Oct. 18: •A carbon monoxide alarm was sounding on Highway 140. •Grand theft was reported on Sixth Street. •Deputies responded to an assault on Watt Road. •A burglary was reported on Smith Station Road.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Monday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 24 EMS: 7 Fire: 0 Public assist: 2 Vehicle accident: 3   More...

Letters

Don't return to Bush years

Let me see if I have this correct. More...

No more chains

A recent picture about the new Subway shop in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE had, as part of its caption, that it was "opening with support from many members of the business community, and concerns from several owners of other eating establishments." &nbs More...

Open letter from Twain

Ron Loya, Ellie, staff and members of the Mariposa History Center:   I want to express my sincerest thanks and gratitude for your wonderful and warm welcome on Oct. 24.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

EASY, HEALTHY ENTERTAINING

H osting a fabulous party doesn’t have to include all of the typical calorieladen, unhealthy food and drink options. More...

Sports

Grizzlies nip Hawks, 13-10

Friday night in Delhi, Mariposa's Grizzlies kept their playoff hopes alive with a slim 13-10 Southern Athletic League victory over the Hawks. More...

Mariposa edges Wildcats, 6-2

It was as distant from what was expected to be an offensive shootout as anyone could imagine last Friday night in Waterford. More...

Spikers handle Lady Eagles

Led by junior Khrissy Schellentrager’s 17 kills, Mariposa avenged an early season Southern Athletic Legue loss to Turlock Christian’s Lady Eagles, Tuesday night, 3-1 (25- 16, 19-25, 25-16, 25-23). More...

Friends and Family

Thank you

We would like to thank everyone who took part in Pioneer Market’s fourth annual Sports Challenge golf tournament. More...

Thank you

On behalf of the family of Bonnie Rae Jordan, we would like to thank all in memory of one with the angels who has touched us all. More...

Birth Announcement •

MICHAEL AND GINA THATCHER HAVE ANNOUNCED THE BIRTH OF THEIR SON, UZUMATI JOHN HELDUR THATCHER.   More...

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