May 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Hatton enters not guilty plea

One of the two men arrested in connection with a sex crimes investigation has entered not guilty pleas to all charges in Mariposa County Superior Court. More...

STATE FUNDING

Officials ponder budget revisions

Schools and local government agencies have been held as virtual hostages as the State of California has waded through its budget quagmire this year. More...

FOURTH OF JULY

Kiwanis seek help for July 4 event

For 17 years, the Mariposa Kiwanis Club has put on Mariposa’s premier Fourth of July event. More...

Local News

King and queen for the day

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Artists open their studios in Greeley Hill

Memorial Day Weekend will bring a bevy of activity all over Mariposa County, but those visiting Northern Mariposa County are in store for a special experience.  More...

UCM professor receives a Fulbright fellowship

Andrea Joyce, an assistant research scientist with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI) at the University of California, Merced, was recently awarded a Fulbright fellowship to study beneficial insects in El Salvador.  More...

Letters

Impacts on river

Congressman Jeff Denham has introduced for the Merced Irrigation District (MID) a bill, HR 869, which would allow MID to raise the level of the New Exchequer Dam. More...

Ranch fence clarifies

Ranch Fence would like to clarify a statement that was made in the May 12 edition of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE. An unnamed source implied that the Landfill spent $35,000 for an electric fence to keep bears out of the landfill, which was ineffective.  More...

Just plain wrong

Evil. Immoral. And just plain wrong. That is my strong reaction to the decision made by the Mariposa School board to close the school at Coulterville which serves 70 students from Greeley Hill and Coulterville. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Esther Lucille Red FitzPatrick

Lucy passed away May 13, in Arroyo Grande. She was 89 years young. She was born in Milburn, Okla. on June 20, 1921, to Robert Lee Gardner and Bunie Vista Brunk. Lucy married Arthur Red in More...

Joseph Paul Davis

Joseph “Joe” Paul Davis went home to be with the Lord on May 2. He was a long-time resident of Mariposa. Joe was born March 3, 1957, in Taft. He was employed at Above All Automotive and made his home in Bear Valley. More...

Donald VanBibber

Donald VanBibber, a former resident of Mariposa, died May 18. He was 81.  Mr. VanBibber was born Feb. 28, 1930 to Jennie and Buford VanBibber, also former, long-time residents of Mariposa. More...

Sports

MCHS student athletes capture All-SAL honors

Jouett is soccer MVP

Despite the school district’s budget cuts, daunting team transportation issues, and state-caused financial woes that filter down to students, it has been a remarkable spring sports season for Mariposa County High School student athletes and the More...

Lady Grizzlies are section runner-ups

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ soccer team had very high hopes this season, and nearly accomplished its goal of winning the Sac-Joaquin Section title for the first time in school history.  More...

Grizzlies eliminated in semi-finals

Mariposa’s varsity baseball team was eliminated from the Sac- Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs Tuesday evening, dropping a 6-3 contest to Delta that broke a 1-1 tie in their best-of-three series.  Delta took an early 1-0 lead in the fi More...

Horse owners warned about virus

A deadly virus has horse owners all over California concerned. Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), has been confirmed in 10 horses in California, in Kern, Placer, Stanislaus, Amador and Napa Counties.  More...

Relay for Life raises thousands

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CRIME

Gatz charged with 30 felony cruelty counts

The man who has been under investigation for animal cruelty charges for months has now been formally charged with 30 felony counts. Mariposa County District Attorney Bob Brown filed the complaint in Mariposa County Superior Court on May 19.  More...

CSMMM is still open for business

The California State Mining and Mineral Museum is currently open even though it is on the state’s anticipated closure list. More...

For the Record

County Fire Response Report

MCFD call log consists of 12 stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to county-wide incidents.  Monday, May 16 through Sunday, May 22  EMS: 12  Fire: 4  Public assist: 1  Vehicle accident: 2   More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 15: •Vehicles were stuck in the snow in Fish Camp. •Deputies took an assault report at the hospital. •There was a family dispute on Tip Top Road. •Someone was pounding on a door on Jones Street.  More...

Commentary

The legislature wants to choke off your voice

If bills now circulating in the Legislature had been law for the last 35 years, here are just a few of the things California would be without: tougher penalties for sex offenders, the Coastal Commission, the Victims' Bill of Rights, auto insurance re More...

Datebook

Friday, May 27

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

Saturday, May 28

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

Sunday, May 29

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a. m. and 7 p. m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966- 3110.  Monday, May 30  More...

Milestones

Thank you

The Mariposa FFA Boosters would like to sincerely thank everyone for making our 16th annual dinner, dance and auction a success. More...

Rust - Glatter

Alison Rutherford Rust and Jared Mark Glatter were married May 1 at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colo. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Mowinckel graduates, focuses on public service

Mariposa   County High School graduate Erland Mowinckel will graduate from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo this June with a master’s degree in civil engineering (3.8 GPA) with a focus on water resources and hydrology. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Great Grains

Asurprising source for gluten-free cooking

A nyone looking for delicious new ways to enjoy whole grains or bring gluten-free recipes to the table can do both at the same time, thanks to something called sorghum.  More...

Inside Education

Last chance to see high school art show

The sun is setting on Coulterville High School’s annual art show.  Parents and the public are invited the last show, scheduled for next Thursday, June 2.  “Due to a variety of factors, many unavoidable, there will not be an art More...

Cheese heads

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MMS girls selected for Tech Trek camp

Local students, April Thorpe, Savannah Rauch, Eliza Amstutz, and Mackenzie Rice, from Mariposa Middle School, have been selected to get a preview of college life while learning that math and science can be fun.  More...

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