December 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

County braces for big PERS increase

As the 2010 calendar year draws to a close, Mariposa County administration is already looking ahead to the 2011-12 fiscal year. News received earlier this week doesn’t give the County a very bright picture.   More...

And the band played on

  GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER THIS MEMBER OF THE AWARD-WINNING MCHS BAND HUFFED AND PUFFED ON HIS TUBA WHILE MARCHING IN THE ANNUAL MERRY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS PARADE THROUGH DOWNTOWN MARIPOSA LAST SATURDAY EVENING. More...

Local News

Early birds

GAZETTE PHOTO BY ERIK SKINDRUD EL PORTAL RESIDENT PHYLLIS WEBER ATTACHES CLIMBING SKINS FOR ANOTHER TRIP TO THE TOP OF YOSEMITE’S BADGER PASS LAST THURSDAY AS CAM SPAULDING OF OJAI CHARGES DOWN More...

All dressed up

GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER THIS MARIPOSA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT ENGINE WAS ALL DECORATED FOR THE SEASON DURING LAST SATURDAY EVENING’S MERRY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS PARADE IN DOWNTOWN MARIPOSA. More...

MMA continues its holiday tradition

The Mariposa Martial Arts Academy (MMAA) is teaching its students not only how to achieve the very best in karate, but also how to be compassionate and giving people in their everyday lives. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Holiday Pumpkin Treats

I t’s time once again to start baking some holiday cheer to share with friends and neighbors. These recipes make plenty of sweet treats to go   around — and they’re so good you just may want to keep some for yourself.   More...

Inside Education

Soroptimist helps Acorn Preschool

Acorn Cooperative Preschool, a non-profit program for children 0-5 years of age, is the a recent recipient of a donation from Soroptimist International of Mariposa. More...

ICES plans holiday gingerbread party

ICES is dreaming of a white frosting Christmas, with sprinkles in the snow, and gingerbread houses. It’s time for their third annual “Home Sweet Home” gingerbread house workshop. More...

Meisner is music student of the month at Woodland Elementary

The Sounds of Music Studio has announced Jade Meisner as student of the month. Meisner attends Woodland Elementary School and is in the fourth grade. More...

Three Climbers Rescued on El Capitan

Three rock climbers were rescued Monday afternoon from the wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, culminating a two- day rescue operation. More...

Mankins listed as Pro Bowl contender

Cathey’s Valley native and New England Patriot Logan Mankins is now listed on the Patriots’ roster after sitting out the first part of the season in a contract dispute. That now means fans can cast their ballots online to support his Pro Bowl bid. More...

MCUSD prepares for potential mid-year cuts

Officials at the Mariposa County Unified School District, and at school districts all over the state, are bracing for the potential for even more mid-year budget cuts. On Dec. More...

Matlock receives prestigious award for excellence in research

University of California, Merced, cognitive science Professor Teenie Matlock has been given Sigma Xi's 2011 Young Investigator Award for excellence in research.   More...

Mariposa gets new CYC chapter

Foster youth in Mariposa County have a new resource available to them as they transition into adulthood. As of Dec. 4, Mariposa County has its very own chapter of California Youth Connection to help them succeed.   More...

Datebook

Friday, Dec. 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, Dec. 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, Dec. 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...

Sierra Lifestyles

Yosemite moves from fall into winter

and three-day sessions, along with T he calendar still says fall, but it certainly seems as More...

Sports

Grizzlies upend Broncos

After dropping their home opener to Summerville, Mariposa’s varsity basketball team rebounded with a Tuesday night win over Dos Palos, 73- 65, and a 53-45 victory over Chowchilla last Saturday. Both were non-league contests. More...

Lady Grizzlies’ scoring struggles persist in loss

On Tuesday night, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ basketball team ran into a buzz saw at Buhach Colony, dropping a 57-22 non-league match. More...

Junior varsity moves mark to 3-1

on Tuesday night, Mariposa’s junior varsity basketball squad manhandled the visiting Dos Palos broncos, 69-38, for a non-league win that moved the Grizzlies to 3- 1 on the season. More...

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