March 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

BUDGET MESS

Board makes ‘gut wrenching’ staff reductions

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees had a difficult job to do last Thursday night, and the struggle was evident on their faces. More...

STORYTELLING

Festival takes place this weekend

Because storytelling touches, shapes and enriches lives at every level, from the individual to the community, storytelling coach, Doug Lipman, has proposed a bumper sticker that would read, “If you can make sense of your life, Thank A Storytell More...

CRIME

Horse abuse investigation continues

The investigation into the man who allegedly abused a number of horses in Mariposa County remains ongoing, according to local law enforcement officials. More...

Local News

Bomb squad blows up dynamite

Monday morning started with a big bang in Northern Mariposa County. The Merced Bomb Squad arrived early to investigate some old dynamite found by prospectors on Sunday.  More...

Mariposa Shipping donates

Dr. Phillip Smith of the MCHS Grizzly Band accepts the generous donation of a clarinet from Kathleen Leavitt of Mariposa Shipping Co. More...

EDUCATION

YCCD names Smith as chancellor

The Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) Board of Trustees unanimously selected Dr. Joan E. Smith to become the YCCD Chancellor at a special meeting held last week. More...

Commentary

CTA asks for help

Your help is needed now to stave off additional devastating cuts to public education and other public services. More...

Letters

Elected Officials

GOVERNOR  Jerry Brown  (916) 445-2841  1st Floor  State Capital Sacramento, CA  95814   More...

Disappointed

It is with sadness and disappointment that I note the recent removal of "and Miner" from the title of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE. More...

Right to vote

Please allow me the right to vote. I am a resident of California, and I want my voice to be heard in a special election in June 2011 for the revenue extension measure. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

SPCA sponsors black bear program at annual meeting

“Black Bears: Dispelling the Myths” and "Living and Hiking in Bear Country" free multimedia presentations by Donna “Geode” Andrews will be presented on Wednesday, March 16, at the new Masonic Hall. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Celebrate Mardi Gras

New Orleans may be the official home of Mardi Gras, but you don’t have to live in the Big Easy to enjoy the party. More...

Inside Education

HERO week

Above, Mariposa County High School senior and ASB officer Tana DeSandres helps a Cathey’s Valley Elementary School student experience what it would be like to play basketball in a wheelchair. More...

Read Across America

Marianne Emery's class at Cathey’s Valley School celebrated Read Across America Day by dressing as characters from books like a sneech and Thing 2 from Dr. More...

Kindergarten registration set at Woodland Elementary

On Wednesday, March 23, Woodland Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration for parents who plan to enroll students for the 2011-2012 school year. Registration will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Woodland multipurpose room. More...

2010 CENSUS

County grows by slim 6.5 percent

The first decade of the new century brought a jump in Mariposa County’s population, according to new Census Bureau information released on Tuesday. More...

Colorful history

Members of the Sol de Valle dance group performed for hundreds of people at the 62nd annual Hornitos Enchilada Dinner last Saturday night. More...

BUSINESS

Chamber makes a change

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce has made a major change in leadership. Board of Directors President Lester Bridges has assumed the executive director position on an interim basis.  More...

Rare gemstone treasure joins mineral museum

The California State Mining and Mineral Museum at Mariposa’s county fairgrounds is best known for its specimens of crystalline gold. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 28: •Raccoon issues were reported on Oak Ridge Road. •A llama was on Usona Road. •Deputies took a threats report on Old Highway North. •There was a traffic accident on Sherlock Road.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Monday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 6  EMS: 12  Fire: 3  Public assist: 3  Vehicle collision: 0  More...

Oakhurst

Tenaya Lodge marks ‘Earth Hour’

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite will be celebrating Earth Hour by encouraging guests to shut off the lights in their rooms and head to the lobby for special Earth Hour Events. More...

Community gathers to mourn victims

The first two months of 2011 will most likely be remembered largely for the unusual amount of tragedies in the Oakhurst area.  Since the New Year holiday, 11 people from Eastern Madera County — specifically Oakhurst, Ahwahnee, and Bass Lak More...

Veterans cut ribbon on new Oakhurst medical facility

Veterans in Oakhurst, Mariposa, and all surrounding communities will soon have access to a new VA Central California Healthcare branch in Oakhurst, saving them the time, hassle and expense of driving to Fresno for care.  On Friday, March 4, a fo More...

Datebook

Friday, March 11

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

Milestones

Percy Elam

Our beloved Percy Elam, a legend, who was known to many as "Grandpa," peacefully passed away in his home in Ahwahnee, on Feb. More...

Thank you

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band extends heartfelt thanks to Pizza Plus for hosting a pancake breakfast fund raiser last Saturday. More...

Thank you

Thank you so very much to all of our friends and neighbors in Mariposa, Merced and Madera Counties for supporting our game day again this year. More...

Sports

MCHS golfers split pair

Mariposa’s golf squad fell to Golden Valley, 207-216, Tuesday afternoon at Sierra Meadows Country Club, which gave the Grizzlies a split of the teams’ two matches. More...

Grizzlies erupt for 16 runs to earn first non-league win

After dropping a double-header against Chowchilla and Dos Palos last Saturday, Mariposa’s varsity baseball team rebounded Tuesday afternoon to sink Washington Union on the Grizzlies’ home field, 16-5.  More...

Soccer squad shines in MC tourney

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ soccer squad turned in a solid performance at the Modesto Christian Invitational Tournament last weekend.  “I think this is going to be a strong team once league play begins,” said head coach Ad More...

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