March 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Superintendent makes showers available

MCUSD Superintendent Aaron Rosander has announced that he has arranged for Mariposa County High School to make available its locker rooms and showers tomorrow night (Thursday) to the public from 6 to 7 p.m. Personal towel(s) and soap are required. More...

Fairgrounds offers discounted RV rates to power outage victims

Mariposa Fairgrounds General Manager Brian Bullis announced this morning that his facility is open to RV camping to residents affected by the recent expansive power outage. More...

District forced to look at potential school closures

When the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees meets tonight, it will take the first step of looking at possible school consolidations and closures. More...

Supervisors get update on human services building

It isn’t often that government agencies get updates on construction projects that are on schedule and use no general fund money. That was the unusual case at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Tuesday morning.  More...

CVCP public hearings finally end

After many years of hours-long public hearings, Mariposa County has finally completed the comment period on the Cathey’s Valley Community Plan (CVCP). The process ended on Monday, after about three hours of discussion.  More...

DA files charges against CSMMM employee

Mariposa County District Attorney Bob Brown has filed felony embezzlement and burglary charges against a California State Mining and Mineral Museum employee. Dianne Lynn Vereschagin faces six felony counts in the complaint filed on Monday.  More...

Local News

With a little help from his friends

Storyteller Peter Cook (center) got a little help from some local youngsters during the Children’s Story Concert on Saturday afternoon at the Storytelling Festival. More...

Moving forward

Mariposa Habitat for Humanity’s first home is making progress toward completion. Above, the sign that marks the home’s site is flanked by construction trucks. More...

Fire Safe Council gets new leaders

Jan Hamilton, who with her late husband, Bob Hamilton, founded the Firesafe Council in 1998, passed the chair of the Firesafe Board of Directors to Bob Bartholomew at the Firesafe Council’s annual meeting in March. More...

Oakhurst

YHS senior competes in state poetry competition

This Sunday and Monday, Yosemite High School senior Erica Grant will be among the more than 30 students gathering in Sacramento to compete in California's “Poetry Out Loud” finals for the state championship.  More...

Single parents and kids can gather at Sugar Pine Camp

This weekend, the Sugar Pine Christian Camp will host a Single Parent Weekend, a free event for local single parents and their families. All single parents and their children are welcomed, according to event organizers.  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...

Milestones

Cookies help troops

In line with their commitment to supporting US troops, Girl Scout Troop 3092 shipped 24 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to Afghanistan for Christmas. The shipment was made possible with the community’s help.  More...

Thank you

The Mariposa Lions Club and all the volunteers want to thank the people of Mariposa for the generous support of the Kids Day newspapers sale benefiting the Children's Hospital of the Central Valley on March 8. More...

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...

Sports

Golfers shine in ‘Jackets’ tournament

The Mariposa County High School golf squad turned in an outstanding effort in the Hilmar Yellowjackets’ Golf Tourament which completed play on Monday.  The Grizzlies finished sixth in a 21-team field, besting Southern Athletic League foes More...

Grizzlies tag WU and Broncos with defeats

In Dos Palos last Saturday, Mariposa’s varsity baseball team ran its win streak to three straight with a 10-7 win over Washington Union’s Panthers, and a narrow 5-4 decision over the host Broncos.  More...

Lady Grizzlies thump Denair in SAL opener

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ softball squad opened its Southern Athletic League campaign Tuesday afternoon with a 14-0 crushing on Denair’s Coyotes.  More...

Around the County

Soroptimist plan for its Gold Rush dinner

Soroptimist International of Mariposa will hold its tenth annual Gold Rush Dinner andDance on Saturday March 26, at the Mariposa Fairgrounds in Building A from 6 to 10 p.m.  More...

49er Market prospectors vow modernization

Store manager Harry Thandi had never seen Mariposa when he heard the local 49er Super Market was up for sale. More...

Miniature show returns to Mariposa

The miniatures are back in Mariposa. More...

Park reopens with limited services, hours  Free Access 

All roads into Yosemite National Park have reopened this morning, pending weather and safety along the roadways. This includes Park entrances via Highways 120, 140, and 41. The park is open to visitors until 7 p.m. this evening. More...

Yosemite Valley School reopens on Thursday

Mariposa County Unified School District was able to successfully provide power to Yosemite Elementary School by generator today. More...

First day of spring brings severe storm  Free Access 

Power outages are widespread

A powerful winter storm arrived Saturday evening, and continued through Sunday, drowning the county with rain and a heavy blanket of snow at higher elevations. More...

Man found dead in Don Pedro area

On Monday, March 21 at about 1 P.M. a Don Pedro subdivision resident located a man down near mail boxes in the area of Ranchito Drive in Mariposa County. More...

Signs of spring

Many trees like this one in downtown Mariposa are in full bloom, in anticipation of the first day of spring this Sunday. More...

Agencies deal with rising fuel prices

The extreme rise in fuel prices is hitting everyone hard. For public agencies already dealing with potential budget cuts and lost revenue, those increases could be devastating.  More...

SNC pumps $1.2 million into Mariposa

Two agencies in Mariposa County will share a portion of the $10 million recently awarded by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC). More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 7: •There was a trash bag on Highway 49 South. •An aggressive dog was causing a problem on Darrah Road. •Deputies took an elder abuse report on Smith Road. •Threats were investigated on Snyder Ridge Road.  More...

From the Archives

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

North County

North County prepares to celebrate John Muir Day

Saturday, June 4 is the anniversary of the dedication of the John Muir Historic Route, the 14- mile stretch of highway extending from Coulterville, up J132 to its terminus at Highway 120.  More...

CCC elects new officers

The Coulterville Community Club held its annual meeting on Tuesday, March 1, electing new officers and board members and ratifying all actions of the past year. Mona Howie is the 2011- 2012 president. More...

Commentary

For pro-democracy revolutions, democracy is not enough

The revolutions sweeping across Northern Africa and the Middle East could mark the beginning of a historic advance for democratic freedom - ranking in significance with such milestones of liberty as the American Revolution of 1776 and the disintegrat More...

Letters

Heaven forbid

I don’t know who Tom Martin is, but his letter to the editor on March 3 made my heart heavy. I don’t know how any intelligent person could support any politician who believes that the Defense of Marriage Act should go undefended. More...

Special brand of evil

The pro-life group Live Action sent a documentarian into 10 Planned Parenthood facilities. More...

Understand duty

On Jan. 22, the issue of permitting marijuana dispensaries sales in Mariposa County appeared on the board of supervisors’ agenda for discussion and vote. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James Lee Evans

James Lee Evans passed away peacefully on March 9. He was 53. James was born in Trona on Dec. 27, 1957, to Georgia Rose and Joseph Henry Evans. James has one sibling, Ann Tankersly. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Fiesta in a FLASH

ather friends and family around the table to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these specially selected recipes. They’re fast and easy to prepare, so you can relax and share a festive meal with those you love. More...

Inside Education

Deadline nears for young composers

Mariposa County's "Young Master Composers Celebration" is currently underway, and deadline for entries is Friday, April 1.  More...

March starts off busy

The students and families of Mariposa Kiwanis Preschool had a busy week to start the month of March. More...

Mt. Crisis supports preschool

Students at Mariposa Preschool Co-op thanked Mountain Crisis Center for a $300 check to the school. More...

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