June 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

VIRUS CONCERNS

Wagon Train won’t roll but events remain

The Mariposa County Pioneer Wagon Train, and its board of directors, has officially cancelled the “ride” portion of the 36th annual historic Wagon Train. More...

Program hopes to preserve cemetery

Adopting a cemetery plot may sound a little strange, but the new program at the Mariposa Cemetery is a way to promote civic involvement and preserve Mariposa County’s history. More...

Local News

Fillin’ the boot

Firefighters based in Mariposa County flooded the intersection of Highways 140 and 49 last Saturday morning during the “Fill the Boot” Muscular Dystrophy Association fund raiser. More...

MCFD nets four trophies at relay

On Saturday, May 21 approximately 29 teams and 413 participants met at the Mariposa Fairgrounds to “Celebrate. Remember. More...

4-H needs a bear or mountain lion

The 4-H State Fair Exhibit committee is looking for a taxidermy full size bear or mountain lion that is in good condition to put in the Mariposa County State Fair Exhibit booth at the State Fair. More...

Letters

Open letter

To Governor Jerry Brown:   More...

Absurdity at its best

That’s apparently the choices available to Mariposa County residents. Not very appealing choices, are they? Merced River water, a renewable resource, represents the most valuable resource in the county. More...

Woodland says thanks

I would like to express my most sincere thanks to the community members of Mariposa who gave their words of encouragement and offers of help after the vandalism of the Woodland school garden. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Elizabeth Ann Hughes

Elizabeth “Beth” Ann Hughes of Mariposa died May 15. She was 88. Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker for 65 years. No services are planned. More...

Scott Gerald Bradford

Scott Gerald Bradford went home to be with his Father in heaven on Friday, May 27 at the age of 44. He was currently living in Los Angeles. He grew up in Mariposa, where he still has many friends. More...

Horse Sense

Equine Herpes Virus

(This column is to address the many questions I have received on this issue.)  More...

Cookin' in the Country

Get Egg-cited

There’s a reason for the adage, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” It’s because breakfast provides an opportunity to get important nutrients that are difficult to make up over the course of the day. More...

Sports

Tucker sets records and graduates

Senior Tenaya Tucker, a member of the Miwok tribe, and sophomore Briana Gwaltney garnered first-team All-Conference honors, and three other Niners earned conference distinctions, the Atlantic 10 has More...

GRIZZLY HALL OF FAME

Sonderman to be inducted

Mariposa County High School standout student athlete Craig Sonderman will be inducted into the Mariposa Grizzlies Hall of Fame during a ceremony on June 25.  More...

Athletic physicals planned

Athletic physicals and clearance day are planned for Mariposa County High School students on June 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. They will be held at Mariposa Family Medicine at 5300 Highway 49 North.  More...

Bust marks first garden of season

On May 25, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office personnel marked the first bust of a marijuana garden of the 2011 season, and it was a big one. More...

Marking the memory

Members of some of Mariposa County’s 4-H Clubs bore wreaths and participated in the Memorial Day ceremony at the Mariposa Cemetery chapel last Saturday morning. More...

NEW COMMANDER

Koerperich takes the reins at CAL FIRE

As of May 2, Nancy Koerperich has taken the position of Unit Chief of the Merced-Madera- Mariposa Unit (MMU) of CAL FIRE.  She hails from Sacramento where she was deputy chief of command and control for CAL FIRE. More...

Skindrud joins GAZETTE’S team

Erik Skindrud, a MARIPOSA GAZETTE contributor since 2010, is joining the team on a more permanent basis. He will be laying out pages, copyediting and taking on general editorial duties in addition to reporting, writing and taking photos.  More...

For the Record

From the Archives

10 Years Ago  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 23: •A resident contacted dispatch with sheep shearing questions. • A burglary report was taken on Kokanee Road. • A mother “honker” with babies were reported on Triangle Road. More...

Art and wine take over lawn

The community is invited to a gathering of California's finest wineries highlighting their favorites on the historic Mariposa County Courthouse lawn. More...

Commentary

Web sites that rate services raise free-speech questions

BY GENE POLICINSKI FIRST AMENDMENT CENTER   Freedom of speech might logically seem to apply the same way whether the speech takes place on the street corner or on the Internet. More...

Datebook

Friday, June 3

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

Saturday, June 4

Bible Study - “For such a time as this.” All women are invited to this study on the Book of Esther. 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the New Life Christian Fellowship at 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack. For information, call 742-6717 or 966-7734. More...

Sunday, June 5

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

Thank you

The Mariposa Search and Rescue team would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Rose for his generous donation to our first annual SAR fund raiser.  Mariposa SAR Team   More...

Thank you

Woodland Elementary School’s second annual barbecue tri-tip community dinner this spring was a success. More...

Thank you

Coulterville Odd Fellows would like to thank everyone for their generous donations to help send children to the Three Links Camp. These are children that might not otherwise be able to attend summer camp.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Midpines man takes on task in Tanzania

Retired Yosemite National Park supervisor Dennis Waheed felt the sting of tsetse flies on a month-long trek in Tanzania this spring.  Waheed wasn’t on a photo safari. More...

Health

Healthy Living in the Sierra

Dear Dr. Lisa,  My friend told me that her chiropractor helped her with pregnancy stretch marks. How can that be? – Stretching the Truth   Dear Truth,  More...

Inside Education

MES students experience history

MES fourth graders walked to the Mariposa History Museum on May 24. More...

Sober Grad plans continue

The MCHS Grizzly Boosters are busily preparing for the Sober Grad Night event which will be held on graduation day, June 10, 2011 immediately following the graduation ceremony. More...

Woodland Terrific Kids for determination

Woodland Elementary Students were recently awarded Kiwanis Terrific Kids Awards for eetermination. More...

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