February 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

MacDonald enters into plea bargain

Lance Kelly MacDonald will not stand trial on five felony charges he dissuaded a witness from reported child molestation by his father. More...

Flu returns to Mariposa County with a vengeance

Influenza appears to be making a reappearance in Mariposa County. According to Mariposa County Public Health Officer Dr. Charles Mosher, schools are experiencing increased absenteeism and doctors are treating more respiratory illness.  More...

Local News

Yosemite Renaissance celebrates its 26th year

Yosemite Renaissance is celebrating its 26th year with an exhibit of 42 paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by 39 artists. More...

Jones wins Good Citizens Award

Mariposa County High School’s Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizens Award nominee was Carie Ann Jones. More...

College faces bugdget cuts

The bad news is that representatives of the Oakhurst Center of the State Community College District anticipate that California’s new budget plan may lead to cutbacks. More...

Oakhurst

Idle Hour uses hands-on approach to winemaking

Oakhurst’s first and, so far, only winery, Idle Hour, prides itself on its traditional, hands-on approach. More...

Lewis Creek Trail offers adventure close to home

For Oakhurst residents, Lewis Creek Trail offers more than just an invigorating hike along some pristine natural waterways: It’s also a chance to get away from the crowds that throng the Yosemite Valley, even during the winter.  More...

Choral music festival planned

Lovers of choral music are urged to signup now to participate in the annual Sierra Choral Festival (SCF) under the direction of widely praised conductor, composer and arranger Allan Robert Petker.  More...

Datebook

Friday, Feb. 18

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

Saturday, Feb. 19

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, Feb. 20

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

Cookin' in the Country

Yes, there’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It’s found in each blade of grass growing in Ireland’s lush pastures. More...

Health

Hat’s off for Butterfly Festival

Residents can start creating their decorative hats for the Mariposa Butterfly hat contest. This year’s contest will take place on April 29 at the Mariposa Masonic Hall, 5154 Jones Street, starting at 7 p.m. More...

Inside Education

Hitting the century mark

Woodland Elementary School recently celebrated the 100th day of school. With the 100th day theme, students and staff came to school dressed up how they would look at 100 years old. More...

Acorn holds fund raiser

The community can assist Acorn Cooperative Preschool by eating at the Mariposa Happy Burger Diner on Wednesday, Feb. 23. More...

Ballerini studies in France

Hayley Ballerini, a 2008 MCHS graduate and junior at Brown University, is pictured in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. More...

15 malnourished horses euthanized

On Saturday, Jan. 29, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call of a horse down on Usona Road. Animal Control officers immediately responded to the location. More...

Who’s leading who?

Mariposa FFA Alumni Chris Chase got taken for a ride of his own during Tuesday night’s donkey basketball game. More...

SEIU and County agree on contract

Mariposa County has reached a two-year agreement with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the largest bargaining unit of County employees. The board of supervisors ratified the agreement on Tuesday morning.  More...

Buses on board’s agenda

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees will take a look at the costs associated with athletic trips and late bus runs at its regular meeting on Thursday night. More...

For the Record

County Fire Response Report

Monday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 13  EMS: 11  Fire: 4  Public assist: 0  Vehicle collision: 3  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 7: •There was a cat under a mobile home at Idle Wheels. •The Schilling Ranch was vandalized. •A single shot was heard near Silver Doctor Court. •There was a fight on Greeley Hill Road.  More...

North County

La Grange holds special breakfast

In celebration of thenValentine's holiday the ladies of La Grange Rebekah Lodge #323 will host a special heart breakfast on Feb. 20. A La Grange tradition, the Rebekah breakfast is always the third Sunday of the month. More...

Coulterville IOOF serves March dinner

Coulterville Odd Fellows will be having a corned beef and cabbage Dinner on March 12, at the hall located at 5030 Main Street in Coulterville from 4 to 8 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children.  More...

Horses get special care in Groveland

Recently, MARIPOSA GAZETTE readers read and saw pictures of ten horses in terrible condition and wallowing in infested mud which was caked all over their bodies, with a stallion being confined to a dog kennel.  More...

Commentary

Man behind the headline

Your headline for one of your articles dated Jan. 25, states, "Sheriffs on lookout for burglary suspect." The photo shows a man with a swollen face and a black eye and not someone anyone would ever want to meet up with, except for me.  More...

Important safeguard

I noticed in the article it was stated that “welfare benefits and school attendance are not linked in the U.S.” In actuality, the school sites are asked to verify student attendance for the human services department for the parents to con More...

Should be ashamed

One would think the GAZETTE would be ashamed for printing incorrect information about amendments, especially when it pertain to Mariposa County law that affects almost all of its citizens. More...

Milestones

From the Archives

(The following items were taken from the archived files of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE & MINER.)   10 Years Ago  More...

Thank you

First of all, Coulterville-Greely School would like to thank all the community members who attended our Chili Dinner on Feb. 4. More...

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Entertainment

Horoscope

For the Third Week of February For the Third Week of February   ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20  Aries, better wait until a sticky situation calms down before you get involved. More...

Sports

Ripon whips Mariposa in first round

Ripon handily eliminated Mariposa's Grizzlies from the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs Wednesday night, 67-43. More...

Yosemite Ski Team brings home awards

The Yosemite Ski Team recently raced the Giant Slalom on Bobby's Freedom Run, a black diamond slope at Dodge Ridge in Pinecrest. More...

Grizzlies throttle Turlock Christian in a barnburner

It’s pretty rare when two teams combine for 168 points in a high school basketbal game, but that was the total Tuesday night in Turlock as Mariposa’s Grizzlies topped Turlock Christian, 89-79, in a Southern Athletic League clash.  More...