April 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

CRIME

CSMMM employee gets no time

The woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $50,000 from the California State Mining and Mineral Museum and the Mariposa Gem and Mineral Association will not spend any time in jail for the crime. More...

Real estate prices continue to dive

The state’s real estate crisis continues to take its toll in Mariposa County. According to the Mariposa County Board of Realtors’ statistics, sales prices are down 10 percent over the first quarter of last year.  More...

Festival adds block party to its line-up

This year’s annual Butterfly Festival will include a musical block party. More...

Local News

FFA dinner, dance and auction is Saturday

It’s time for the 16th annual Mariposa FFA Boosters dinner, dance and auction. The popular event takes place Saturday, April 30, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

ICES offers help with child care

Infant/Child Enrichment Services (ICES) of fers help with the cost of child care for qualifying families. Apply to the Centralized Eligibility List (CEL) to find determine eligibility. More...

Turkey shoot set as Wildt fund raiser

A turkey shoot fund raiser will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. for Starrla Wildt.  The event will take place at the Airport Inn in Mt. More...

Datebook

Friday, April 29

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

Saturday, April 30

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

Sunday, May 1

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

Milestones

Church holds butterfly service

What do bullfrogs and butterflies have to do with the Christian life? Mariposa Christian Fellowship invites the community to come and find out on Sunday, May 1 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. during the Butterfly Festival. More...

Thank you

On behalf of the Mariposa Heritage House, we would like to thank John and Gina Foard and the incredible staff of the Butterfly Cafe for the wonderful dinner they put together to raise funds to help keep Heritage House a safe and positive influence on More...

Thank you

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers would like to thank the Mariposa community for continued support of our fund raisers. More...

Sports

Hammerin’ Griz slam SAL foes

Last week Mariposa’s varsity baseball team kept a firm grip on its first place position in the Southern Athletic League.  The Grizzlies’ offensive punch produced a 16-2 victory over Ripon Christian on the Knights’ home field la More...

Lady Grizzlies hold onto first place with dual SAL victories

With Southern Athletic League wins over Denair and Turlock Christian last week, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ softball team (10-1) maintained its one game lead over second place Gustine (9-2) in the race for the league pennant.  More...

MYF registers players for the fall

Mariposa Youth Football will hold sign-ups for football players and cheerleaders for the 2011 season on April 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Mariposa.  More...

Butterflies land this weekend

A full slate of family events will take place this weekend at the 2011 Mariposa Butterfly Festival. All events are free. During the morning hours artists will take part in Chalk Art at the Art Park along the Mariposa Creek Walkway. More...

BUDGET CRISIS

Board hears emotional pleas to save two schools

The decision to close two Mariposa County schools is not just about dollars and cents, and that fact was clearly evident at the Mariposa County Unified School District’s Board of Trustees’ meeting on April 21.  More...

Board sets special meeting

After hearing more than an hour of public input on the school closure issue at its regular meeting last week, the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees have set a special study session. More...

Town’s population swells over past decade

The town of Mariposa grew significantly over the past decade, avoiding the negative growth that afflicted some other communities in the Sierra foothills.  More...

For the Record

From the Archives

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

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 18: •A burglary was in process on Lone Oak Drive. •Identity theft was reported to the dispatch office. •An air compressor was stolen on Barrett Cove Road. •There were 15 goats on Triangle Road.  More...

County Fire Response Report

MCFD call log consists of 12 stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to county-wide incidents.  Monday, April 18 through Sunday, April 25  EMS: 12  Fire: 1  More...

Commentary

Why have an adopted budget

It seems that lately I have been asked the question, “Why do we need to adopt our budget on time.” This question is very important as all of us are asked to consider the ramifications of decisions that will affect the future of our distri More...

Gas Prices

As fuel prices climb, California motorists are paying closer attention at the pump. More...

Let’s talk fire

CONTRIBUTED BY Mariposa County Fire Safe Council   Question: How can I prepare my home for the 2011 fire season?  Answer: In order to be better prepared for the upcoming fire season, here are some tips to help you out:  1. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

George W. Johnston

George Wesley Johnston of Mariposa, California, died on April 6. He resided in Mariposa since the late 70's and was 88 years old when he passed away.  More...

Cookin' in the Country

DRESS UP YOUR DISH

Like a Celebrity Chef

A string of pearls. The irresistible matching bag. The gotta-have-’em high heels. So many times the accessory makes the outfit. So goes the way of California Black Ripe Olives. More...

Inside Education

Students can attend summer camp

Those lazy days of summer are just around the corner, and local children have the opportunity to enjoy five fun-filled days at summer camp. More...

4-H Camp Tweety deadline approaches

Mariposa County 4-H invites all fourth through eighth grade children to come join the fun at Camp Tweety. On June 18 to 20, Camp Tweety will take place at Lions Camp Pacifica. The camp will begin Saturday morning and end on Monday afternoon.  More...

Scholarship winners

Rotarian Larry Barr (not pictured), representing the Mollie Suh Yaley Scholarship Foundation, presented this year's scholarships to three young Mariposa students, Margaret 'Maggie' Hibert, Carrie Wah More...

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