January 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Ewing Wing earns 5-star rating

In a recently released report, the John C. Fremont Healthcare District’s skilled nursing facility, the Ewing Wing, earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) based an cumulative ratings of four categories. More...

County Fair faces cuts even though it raises millions

The Mariposa County Fair is the most popular and well-attended event each year, bringing people home to Mariposa and providing everyone with a good time. Ribbons, trophies and happy memories are not the only thing the fair leaves behind. More...

School board gets new member

The Mariposa County Unified School District has five members again. At its December meeting, the board unanimously approved the appointment of Kirstie Dunbar-Kari to fill the District 1 seat until 2015. More...

Budget axe could fall on local services

When Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his budget proposal for the state earlier this week, local government officials were bracing for the potential of cuts. More...

FOCUS ON THE ARTS

The beat of ‘Taiko’ is Mariposa bound

"Taiko" is a Japanese word for drum. The Mariposa County Arts Council will fill the auditorium with magic on Saturday, Feb. More...

Local News

Winter’s reflection

Yosemite Falls is reflected in the Merced River in this serene winter scene in Yosemite Valley. After a very wet and snowy December, sunshine is predicted for at least the next week. More...

St. Joseph’s plans its annual rummage sale

St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild is sponsoring its annual rummage sale on Friday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held at the parish hall at 4985 Bullion Street. More...

PERS retirees set meeting

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at the senior center on Spriggs Lane at noon. Lunch will be free for those attending. The speaker will be local historian Leroy Radanovich. More...

Oakhurst

Wheeler working toward a ‘friendly’ county government

Like many other communities in this part of California, Oakhurst isn’t officially a city. No mayor, no city council, no standard city government system to regulate the community’s affairs. More...

COURT DATE SET

Baker case set to resume

After several delays, including a bump from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5 this year already, the Harry Baker trial is set to reconvene in Fresno Superior Court on March 1, Fresno Superior Court authorities have confirmed. On Wednesday, Jan. More...

Museum opens special exhibit

Visitors can look beyond the bonnet and rejoice in the 12 stories of women who embodied independence, wit, charm, intelligence and determination with the “Ladies of Lincoln's Era“ traveling exhibition at the Wild Wonderful King Vintage Mu More...

Milestones

Thank you

Soroptimist International of Mariposa would like to thank all who participated in the annual Christmas Craft Show on Dec. 3 and 4. It was a huge success for our club as well as to the vendors who sold their original crafts at the show. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Pizzazz on a plate

Jazz up recipes with flavorful nutrition I f you’re hungering for something new to eat, or it’s time to put some zip into the same old menus, take heart. More...

Health

Indian clinic gets gigantic generator to keep the lights on when power fails

The Mariposa Indian Health Clinic on Hospital Road has a new power source—an 80 kilowatt, 4.6- liter V-8-powered generator. More...

Your Body, Your Health

NEW YOU AT

Many of us have spent four to five weeks overeating and under-exercising. What is the best way to get our body and health back on track? In one word -- detoxify. More...

Inside Education

The cat’s pajamas

Mariposa Elementary School held one of its most popular dress up days, pajama day, on Friday, Dec. 17. Here, students in Mrs. Young's class looked cozy in their PJs. More...

Council issues call to Young Masters

The Mariposa County Arts Council encourages all kindergarten through 12th grade Mariposa County students to enter up to two items in its Young Masters competition. More...

Raisin’ funds

The community can assist the Bears cheerleaders go to Las Vegas for competition by eating at Happy Burger on Wednesday, Jan. 26 all day. Ten percent of receipts will be donated to the cheerleaders. More...

Elderly man injured in rollover

An elderly man was injured in this rollover on Highway 49 North at Joe Howard Road about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. More...

Burglaries spike in south County

December, 2010 was a banner month in Mariposa County, but it wasn’t one that law enforcement or homeowners applaud. More...

Four die from carbon monoxide poisoning

Four people are dead in Oakhurst, the apparent victims of carbon monoxide poisoning in their home. Among the dead are two children, ages 8 and 10.By Jill Ballinger Gazette Editor More...

Fan favorite

Grizzly Rocky Vaughn came off the bench to add four points to the varsity basketball team’s big win over Waterford on Tuesday night. More...

DeMasi pleads not guilty

The 80-year-old Mariposa man arrested last week for child pornography and weapons charges made his first appearance in Mariposa County Superior Court on Jan. 6. More...

New MacDonald trial set for April

The trial date has been set for Lance Kelly Macdonald, Sr. He will face five felony counts of trying to dissuade his family members from reporting molestation by his father, who was convicted of the crimes last year. More...

Stroming leaves over $380,000 legacy at library

Tillie Stroming was a fixture in the community, serving as the “heart” of the Mariposa County Fair for over 25 years. Now, in her memory, Stroming’s trust has given the Mariposa County Library another legacy. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 3: •A burglar alarm was sounding at the Woodland Market. •A drug violation was reported on Colorado Road. •Deputies took at dog bite report at John C. Fremont Hospital. •Vandalism was reported on Ponderosa Court. More...

County Fire Response Report

Monday, Jan. 3 through Sunday, Jan. 9 EMS: 12 Fire: 1 Public assist: 2 Vehicle collision: 3 More...

North County

Coyote Club keeps LDPE kids busy

Lake Don Pedro Elementary students are now able to enjoy fun and educational activities following the regular day thanks to an after school educational grant the school won. More...

Hoop season begins

Lake Don Pedro Elementary combines with Coulterville-Greeley Elementary School for the 2010/2011 basketball season. More...

La Grange Rebekahs serve monthly breakfast

The upcoming La Grange Rebekah breakfast will be Sunday Jan. 16, from 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Commentary

ABC should be ashamed

ABC 30 news should be ashamed for conducting such a one-sided report based solely on hearsay. The condition of privacy on the issue is due to the specific actions Oakhurst Elementary School teacher Ms. More...

Cruel and unjust

I want to comment about the deselection of the Holl family by the Habitat for Humanity board of directors. I signed up to help this family, as many of my friends did, because we knew that this was truly a needy and deserving family. More...

Important information

The Jan. 6 the MARIPOSA GAZETTE carried a front page story on single mother poverty levels in Mariposa County as reported in the American Community Survey, a special study done and published by the U.S. Census Bureau. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Scott P. Bumguardner

Scott P. Bumguardner, Sr. went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 25, 2010. He was 92. More...

Lyle Parrish

Lyle Norman Parrish was born on Aug. 4, 1934, and went to be with the Lord on Jan. 3, 2011. Lyle was born in Bell to Mildred and Jean Parrish. He met the love of his life, Gloria Severance, at Bell High School. They were married June 11, 1955. More...

Harold Menzies

Harold John Menzies died Dec. 21, at his home in Mariposa at the age of 72. He was born on Jan. 8, 1938, in Merced and lived in Mariposa his entire life. More...

Sports

Rivalries mark next round of NFL playoffs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bitter feuds from the AFC North and East will break out again in the playoffs. Can't wait. More...

Lady Grizzlies edge closer to first SAL win

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ basketball team is getting closer. Closer to recording their first Southern Athletic League win of the season. More...

In the bucket

Senior Kevin Shenk had a solid night against Denair last Friday. The Grizzlies suffered their largest margin of defeat in the last decade, falling to the Coyotes, 70-41. More...

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