November 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Board mulls parking

The Mariposa County leases on downtown parking will come to an end at the conclusion of this year, and the board of supervisors is considering both short and long-term solutions for parking in the historic district.   More...

Supreme Court denies Wawona group’s petition

The Supreme Court of California has summarily denied the petition for review filed by the Citizens for the Protection and Preservation of Wawona, according to County Counsel Steve Dahlem. More...

Redwoods in Yosemite fined $165,000 by EEOC

The Redwoods in Yosemite, a vacation home rental management company in Wawona, will pay $165,000 and furnish injunctive relief to settle a national origin discrimination lawsuit filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (E More...

Local News

Honoring America's veterans

GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER THE COLOR GUARD OF THE THE MARIPOSA VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS KEITH M. More...

Signing a tribute

GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER STUDENTS AT MARIPOSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SIGN THE LYRICS TO “I’M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN” AT THE 15TH ANNUAL VETERANS’ DAY CEREMONY HELD AT MARIPO More...

Vacation planner lands award

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will recognize the Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau (YMCTB) and advertising agency ASTONE with a Gold Adrian Award for advertising excellence for its winning entry in the 5 More...

Datebook

Friday, Nov. 12

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

Saturday, Nov. 13

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, Nov. 14

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.   La Grange Odd Fellows Breakfast - 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

County Winemakers Endure Tough Season

M ariposa County winemakers finished   the harvest   last week—several weeks late and thousands of pounds short of an ideal year. More...

Sports

Mariposa defeated and done

Golden Sierra eliminated Mariposa from the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division IV playoffs Friday night, 27-14. Look for complete game details in the next Mariposa Gazette. More...

Lady Grizzlies fall in second round

Although their effort was valiant, Mariposa's Lady Grizzly varsity volleyball team fell to Escalon, 3-2, in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs Thursday night. More...

Grizzlies face mirror image in first round playoff clash

Bulldogs spoil homecoming

After being soundly whipped in their homecoming contest against Le Grand last Friday night, 56-27, Mariposa’s Grizzlies will have a shot at a rematch in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoff clash Friday night in Pioneer Market Grizzly More...

Around the County

Young storytellers ready to spin tales

On Saturday, Nov. 20, thousands of people around the world will gather in small towns and major cities to enjoy an evening of storytelling.   More...

Decoration central

GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER TRENT WILLIAMS (LEFT) AND ORALEE PHILLIPS PREPARE THE TABLE FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS IN ADVANCE OF THE BLACK AND WHITE BALL AT THE MARIPOSA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS LAST SATURDAY. More...

County follows state trends in propositions

Mariposa County’s typically conservative electorate followed the statewide results in proposition decisions in the Nov. 2 general election. In all but one category, Mariposa County matched the selections made by voters statewide.   More...

Oprah shows highlight Yosemite

On Oct. 29 and Nov. 3, Oprah Winfrey devoted two entire shows to her overnight camping trip in Yosemite National Park earlier this month. She and her friend, Gayle King, visited Yosemite on Oct. 14 and 15.   More...

Holiday tradition changes at center

For many years, people have gathered at the Mariposa Senior Center to celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional holiday meal. This year, however, that meal will be served on Wednesday, instead of Thursday. The change has a few people concerned. More...

Judy returns to lead probation

Mariposa County has a new chief probation officer, and it is someone who is quite familiar with the job. On Tuesday morning, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors formally announced the appointment of Pete Judy to the post.   More...

Superbowl brings crowds to Mariposa

Mariposa certainly was not a sleepy little town last weekend. The streets, shops, restaurants and hotels were filled with the thousands of football fans who traveled here for the Trans Valley Youth Football League (TVYFL) superbowl games.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Nov. 1: •There was a traffic accident on Yaqui Gulch Road. •Deputies took a dog bite report at dispatch. •Grand theft was reported on Oak Road. •Three cattle were lost on Dogtown Road.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Monday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 7 EMS: 18 Fire: 2 Public Assist: 2 Vehicle Accident: 1   More...

Letters

YARTS confusion cleared

In the process of building the new Park and Ride facility in the town of Mariposa, the decision was made to use the bus stop shelter from the Visitor Center stop. More...

Another vacation?

Can you just imagine the uproar in the “lamestream media” if George Bush ever took such a "vacation" as will Barack Obama right after Election Day.   More...

Responds to Dolchanzyck

Dear Ray,   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert 'Bob' McHugh

Mariposa resident Robert McHugh, Bob to all he knew, lost his brief battle with lung cancer at home on Monday, Nov. 1, at the age of 70. His wife Janice was by his side.   More...

Dorothy Bomprezzi

Dorothy Frances Bomprezzi was born on July 22, 1913 to parents Frank and Viola Vought in Carland, Nev.   She passed away peacefully on Oct. 27, in Atwater at the age of 97. She was a homemaker for 70 years. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Heart-healthy Holidays

The holiday season has always been a time for celebration, togetherness and most of all, indulgent eating. However, with heart disease as the leading cause of death in the U.S. More...

Inside Education

YHS students present 'Distracted'

The Yosemite High School Theater Arts Department will present the play “Distracted” on Nov. 18, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. in the YHS Theatre.   More...

Students on parade

WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CELEBRATED HALLOWEEN WITH ITS ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE AND PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST. More...

Planting for Spring

YOUNGSTERS AT MARIPOSA KIWANIS PRESCHOOL RECENTLY PLANTED SPRING DAFFODIL BULBS AROUND THE SIGN AT THE DARRAH SCHOOLHOUSE. More...

Friends and Family

Marilyn J. Schill

There will be a memorial service for Marilyn Jane Schill on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 4884 Streeter Mtn. Road. Friends and family of Marilyn Jane Schill will be gathering at her home to celebrate her life. More...

In memoriam

As we arrive at the one-year anniversary of Lee Shackelton’s death, we reflect back on the endless support that has been given to our family from the Mariposa and surrounding communities. More...

In memoriam

How saddened I am to learn of the death of my dear tennis buddy, Joe Silva. More...

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