March 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Accidental ignition

At approximately 12:45 p.m. on Monday CAL FIRE Mt. Bullion Captain Jerry Jay radioed the Emergency Command Center (ECC) reporting a large column of thick black, smoke in the Bootjack area. More...

Mid-year budget changes are minor

On Tuesday, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors made its mid-year budget adjustments, and the news wasn’t all that bad. County Administrative Officer Rick Benson said “Things are very, very stable. There no surprises.”  More...

Half Dome permits sell out in 23 minutes

The permits to climb Half Dome in May and June are gone. They sold out in 23 minutes on March 1, the first day they were available.  Yosemite spokesperson Kari Cobb said that weekends sold out first, followed by mid-week. More...

Hornitos celebrates 62nd annual dinner

The 62nd Enchilada Dinner is on March 5. The Hornitos Patrons Club, led by President Keri Ortiz, is planning a big celebration for the 62nd anniversary of a tradition began in 1948.  More...

Local News

Soroptimists donate to Ethos

Contributed by Anita Starchman Bryant Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a donation to Ethos, a drop-in facility for the youth of Mariposa. More...

Golden Agers host bingo

All residents at least 18 years of age are invited to Golden Agers bingo on the first Friday of each month at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane.  Doors open at 5 p.m., and games start at 6:30 p.m. More...

CMWC plans for upcoming events

Volunteer Fire Company #32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women's Club are offering a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 12 from 8 to 10 a.m. More...

Letters

Bill proposes zero funding for workforce investment

The US House Bill H.R. 1 proposes to “zero out funding” for all Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funded programs serving the business community and job seekers with employment and training resources.  More...

What about the taxpayer?

The former County employees who have been asked to repay the money that they incorrectly received have offered up several defenses for not repaying. They mostly seem to be versions of “The County made the mistake. More...

Appreciates coverage

I want to compliment Jill Ballinger on the beautiful spread she did on the FFA in the Feb. 10 GAZETTE. More...

Milestones

Basketball benefits Habitat for Humanity

Get ready for dazzling ball-handling tricks, highflying slam dunks and hilarious family comedy. The community can join the Harlem Ambassadors basketball show on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Nisbet speaks at St. Joseph’s Church

Father Jim Nisbet, a much respected speaker, returns to St. Joseph’s Church to share his scriptural insights with clarity and humor. More...

Thank you

Mariposa Bears Cheer would like to thank the following for helping them on their way to Las Vegas to compete in the Jamz National Cheer Championship: Steve Knauf and the crew at Pizza Plus, The Fritz Family and crew at the Happy Burger, Mariposa Bear More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Yosemite Conservancy works to fund important youth programs

To cultivate thousands of future environmental stewards, young people will learn about wildlife, experience their first wilderness overnight trip, or become accomplished in trail repair by participating in one of 11 Youth in Yosemite programs to be f More...

Sports

SAL coaches pick Long, Merzwinski for first team honors

Mariposa senior Drake Long (6’7”) and junior Ian Merzwinski were both named to the Southern Athletic League’s first team in recent voting by the coaches. More...

Harrington earns berth in state wrestling meet

Only the fifth to qualify in MCHS history

Mariposa’s 160-pound Alex Harrington became just the fifth Mariposa County High School wrestler in school history to qualify for the state championship wrestling meet this weekend in Bakersfield.  More...

Senior Golden Grapplers take fourth in tournament

Mariposa’s Senior Golden Grapplers wrestling squad captured fourth place in the Northern Merced County Wrestling League tournament last Saturday.  There were eight schools competing for the title, claimed by Oakdale. More...

Winter hangs around

The snow in the higher elevations of Mariposa County, like in Jerseydale, shown above, remains thick. More...

State’s budget debacle forces district to slash teachers

The Mariposa County Unified School District’s board of trustees will embark on the district’s largestever lay-off process at its special meeting tonight. More...

Mariposa sheriff’s deputies capture ‘dangerous’ suspect

Mariposa County has one less “dangerous individual” on the streets,” according to Sheriff Doug Binnewies. After a longterm hunt, authorities finally arrested 22-year-old Joshua Power on Feb. 26.  More...

Heart-wrenching testimony precedes manslaughter sentence

In the tiny, downstairs courtroom at the Mariposa County Courthouse, family members of both the defendant and victims in a manslaughter case sat, literally shoulder to shoulder. Nearly every person in the room was in tears.  More...

North County man arrested for rape

Earlier this week the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office released a report regarding a forcible rape case originating in Northern Mariposa County.  The report states that on Monday, Feb. More...

North County

Volunteers blaze hiking and riding trails at Lake Don Pedo

By Caprice Krow GAZETTE CORRESPONDENT

The Lake Don Pedro Trailblazers group is dedicated to clearing and marking the riding and hiking trails in the Don Pedro area. More...

Muir celebration scheduled in June

Everyone in the community is invited to participate in the John Muir Celebration on Saturday, June 4.  More...

Spaghetti feed set at La Grange IOOF

The popular series of spaghetti feed fund raisers continues Saturday, March 12 sponsored by the La Grange Improvement Association. Diners can enjoy ice cream sundaes for dessert and try their luck with a chance to win big in the raffle. More...

Oakhurst

Tenaya Lodge hosts wine weekend

This weekend, the Tenaya Lodge will be hosting the 10-year anniversary of the Northern California Winemasters Weekend at Yosemite.  Kicking off tomorrow, Friday March 4, and lasting through Sunday, March 6, the Winemasters Weekend is a collabora More...

Brady speaks to Democratic Club

The Mariposa Democratic Club hosted John Brady, Chairman of MERG (Mariposans for the Environment and Responsible Government), at its February meeting at Miner’s Inn to learn about the recently settled 10-year lawsuit against Yosemite and what t More...

MSF changes date

Due to some scheduling conflicts with other organizations, Mariposa Safe Families has changed its second annual bread bowl fund raiser to March 10.  Orders will be delivered to each place of business for consumption between the hours of 11 a.m. More...

Datebook

Datebook

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Peter ‘Frank’ Schram

Peter “Frank” Schram passed away on Friday, Feb. 18, in Mariposa where he has been staying with family for the past seven months. He was 79.  More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Healthy Living in the Sierra

Dear Dr. Lisa,  PART THREE: How did you lose all that weight? –the Chunky Monkey   Dear Chunky,  More...

Horse Sense

HORSE SENSE

Strangle in the Horse

Streptococcus equi., better known as strangles, is a highly contagious bacterial respiratory infection of the horse. It is characterized by high fever, nasal discharge, inappetance and depression. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Favorites Reinvented With Flavorful Surpises

With spice consumption at an all-time high across America, it’s an exciting time for flavor. More...

Inside Education

Acorn offers a free week

Acorn Cooperative Preschool, located at 5034 Darrah Road (the White House) is currently offering one free week for new families interested in joining the Acorn Cooperative Preschool Program. More...

Yosemite Scholarships are available to students

The Yosemite Scholarship Commission has announced the availability of three scholarships for seniors graduating in June, 2011. More...

Guyton wins speech contest

On Feb. 6, Danielle Guyton won first place over two other contestants at the High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest hosted by Mariposa American Legion Post 567 and held at the Masonic Hall. More...

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