January 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Soupy crash

This three-car collision on Highway 49 South near Silva Road slowed traffic late Tuesday afternoon. More...

Ewing Wing earns 5-star rating by government group

In a recently released report, the John C. More...

Board affirms Chase-Williams as librarian

Janet Chase-Williams has been working as the Mariposa County Librarian for two years. Well, technically, she was the interim library director, but now she is the official county librarian.  More...

Sales tax increases locally

George Runner, second district member of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE), announced today that taxable sales in California declined 5.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009, when compared to the same quarter of the previous year.&nb More...

Local News

Be Part of the“Tour de Habitat”

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is currently building its first partner home and its resources are committed to that end. Habitat has no loan, so its home-building projects are dependent on continuous fund raising activities. More...

COMMUNITY

Soroptimist donates to JCF’s Ewing Wing

Soroptimist International of Mariposa has donated a battery and charger for the Ewing Wing’s SARA mechanical lifts. More...

BVFD serves breakfast

It’s time for the Bootjack Volunteer Fire Company pancake breakfast. The date is Saturday, Jan. 29 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Bootjack Firehouse at 3883 Bootjack Lane in Mariposa. More...

Oakhurst

MADERA COUNTY

Board covers multiple topics

Madera County Board of Supervisors meetings are almost-weekly events that set the governing agenda for Oakhurst and all other Madera County communities.  More...

OAKHURST

‘Steampunk’ comes to Oakhurst

On Saturday, Jan. 22, Willow Bridge Books will host a very unique demonstration of jewelry making. More...

Datebook

Friday, Jan. 21

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

Milestones

Bryants celebrate 60 years

Rob and Betty Bryant, surrounded by 20 of their friends and family members, renewed their vows to observe their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 13. More...

Thank you

We, the 65 volunteers of Manna House, want to thank the community for its support of our Christmas grocery give away. It was such a success; on Dec. 22, we distributed 291 Christmas dinners which fed 992 people.  More...

Thank you

The family of Joey Silva would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to family and friends who attended Joey's funeral mass, who sent their condolences, flowers, food, and donations, or shared their special memories. More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Healthy Living in the Sierra

Dear Dr. Lisa,  How can women wear fancy shoes in winter? Do they have something special about their legs and feet that keeps them from getting cold?  –Cold Feet   Dear Cold Feet,  More...

Cookin' in the Country

Cooking to a TEA

Recipes that are steeped in flavor

ea has been enjoyed as a beverage for thousands of years. But more recently, tea has worked its way into the kitchen as a favorite ingredient of chefs, bakers and even mixologists. More...

Health

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTES

We all know what it looks like when a doctor straightens a broken bone, delivers a baby, or relieves the pain of a heart attack. It is immediate, dramatic, and personal. More...

Sports

Johnson captures gold medal in Escalon tourney

Senior Mariposa grappler Keenan Johnson tore through six matches with an undefeated mark to capture the gold medal at 189 pounds last weekend in the prestigious Lloyd C. Engel Tournament held annually at Escalon.  More...

Grizzlies get even, now 2-2

Mariposa evened its Southern Athletic League hoop record at 2- 2 with a relatively easy victory at Delhi last Friday, 48-31.  The scrappy Hawks couldn’t match up with Mariposa’s height in the paint and trailed 12-7 at the end of the More...

Babe Ruth league seeks local players

Yosemite Gateway Babe Ruth is holding sign-ups on Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the VFW Hall.  Participation is for 13, 14 and 15 year olds with games in May, June and early July. More...

Horrific murder & suicide committed on county border

According to KMJ Radio in Fresno about 45 minutes ago, a murder suicide on the border of Mariposa and Madera Counties was committed earlier today. The Gazette has been on scene and can confirm the original report. More...

Burglary suspect turns up missing

On Thursday, Jan.20, 2011 at about 4:30 p.m., The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office investigated the forced entry and burglary to a Coachman Road residence. 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.  A total of 20 burglaries, just about double the monthly average for 2010, were reported and investigated in the last month More...

Four die from carbon monoxide poisoning

Four people are dead in Oakhurst, the apparent victims of carbon monoxide poisoning in their home on Jan. 15. More...

DA releases 2010 statistics

Mariposa County District Attorney Bob Brown has released important information about case statistics for 2010. The numbers show a definite increase in certain kinds of prosecutions and some serious increases in prison commitments.  More...

Pilot launches sightseeing flights

Bill Bulfer loves to fly. Since his retirement following 20 years with Continental Airlines, he's concentrated on writing technical manuals for the Boeing 737 and flying his Cessna 180 out of the Mariposa- Yosemite Airport. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 10: •A disturbance on Mt. Ophir Road ended with an arrest. •Three goats were dead on Highway 132. •There was an injured horse on Hornitos Road. •Suspicious circumstances were reported on Cuneo Road.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Monday, Jan. 10 through Sunday, Jan. 16  EMS: 10  Fire: 1  Public assist: 3  Vehicle collision: 1  More...

North County

HEALTHCARE

Northside Clinic provides services

The Northside Clinic in Greeley Hill is operated by John C. Fremont Healthcare District of Mariposa. It is a friendly, full-service clinic accepting patients from newborn to the elderly. More...

DPHS honor roll students

Caprice Krow | The Gazette   More...

History Center reopens

With fresh new displays, including the “Tiscornia Room” which is the 2011 founding family exhibit and the new John Muir permanent exhibit, the Coulterville History Center will reopen its doors on Saturday, Feb. 5. More...

Commentary

Open letter

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen and Senator Tom Berryhill:  Governor Brown’s proposal to completely eliminate all funding for the California fair network could cause irreparable damage to your district.  More...

Christmas saved

The day before Christmas, we were preparing for a family celebration and awaiting the arrival of 15 guests for the weekened. More...

Tragedy

The shooting of Congresswoman Giffords and the six killed and 14 wounded has and continues to be made political. Everyone thinking, writing and verbalizing this tragedy as political are wrong. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Lyle Parrish

Editor’s Note: The photography of Mr. Parrish was inadvertently left out of last week’s published obituary. THE GAZETTE regrets the error.  Lyle Norman Parrish was born on Aug. 4, 1934, and went to be with the Lord on Jan. More...

Margaret Stout Johnson Bowery

Margaret Stout Johnson Bowery was born in a log cabin in Mud Springs, Mariposa County, the third of seven children to Judge Ralph Simpson Stout and Marie Winchell Stout on on July 31, 1915.  More...

Horse Sense

The Choking Horse

There are a few emergency situations that truly strike fear in horse owners, and the dramatic actions of a choking horse are one of them. More...

Entertainment

Horoscope

For the fourth week of January 2011

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20  There are strange things happening, Aries, but it's better to just go with the flow. Who knows, maybe you'll like the change of pace and its effect on your lifestyle.   TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21  More...

Gallery issues call to area artists

The Sierra Artists Gallery of Mariposa is accepting applications from artisans in the Sierra. More...

Inside Education

Homecoming hopefuls

Full Story

HIGHER EDUCATION

UC Merced reports record number of fall applications

The University of California, Merced, has reported a record number of student applications for admission to the newest UC campus next fall.  More...

Preschool tool time

Jeannie Andre | Contributed Mariposa Kiwanis Preschool kicked in the New Year by turning its play area into a workshop. More...

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