June 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

MCHS band gets its Grammy

How does a rock star celebrate after appearing on the American Idol finalé? Well, in Sheila E.’s case, it was a trip to Mariposa to present the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band with its Signature Schools Enterprise Grammy Award.  More...

Park changes camping system

Yosemite National Park has announced three changes to the way visitors make camping reservations for campgrounds operated by the National Park Service (NPS) in the Park. More...

Schools cut more positions

In a very short, special meeting held June 2, the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees eliminated another 22.40 hours of instructional aide time from its payroll. More...

Local News

Fish and Game answers questions

Question: Recently, my girlfriend and I were surf fishing locally when some other "fishermen" showed up demanding we leave as it was their fishing spot. More...

June is a busy month in La Grange

June is a busy month at the La Grange Odd Fellows Hall, the focal point of this historic Gold Rush town on the Tuolumne River.  The Odd Fellows of LaFayette Lodge #65 continue its regular monthly breakfast schedule, Sunday June 12, 7 to 11 a.m., More...

Mariposa Playhouse holds first auditions

The Mariposa Playhouse is holding auditions and interviews for the upcoming production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Performances will be July 29 and July 30, at 8 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheater. More...

Commentary

As gay rights advance, should religious groups get accommodation?

When rights claims collide, what’s the collateral damage to society?  That’s the painful question this week out of Illinois, site of the latest conflict between gay-rights laws and religious convictions.  More...

Happy Birthday, Proposition 13

Older residents and others on fixed incomes were being forced out of their homes because property taxes were going through the roof. So were tempers, until the governor stepped forward to limit property tax increases to an annual two percent.   More...

Elected Officials

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

Milestones

Christian Science Society sponsors lecture and event

By age 16, Ginny Luedeman had moved over 20 times. She dropped out of high school and became a mother at age 17. Her father was an abusive alcoholic. More...

Thank you

On behalf of the Mariposa County High School Lady Grizzlies soccer teams we would extend a sincere thank you to everyone that helped to make our “Soccer Festa” such a success. More...

Ashworth family gathers for reunion

A reunion of the descendants of DC Ashworth, a Mariposa pioneer and 49er, will be held the week of June 14 through 18. More...

Cookin' in the Country

TREAT DAD LIKE Royalty

Give him a Father’s Day feast fit for a king

This Father’s Day, give Dad the royal treatment by creating a feast that combines his two favorite things — the grill and steak. More...

Inside Education

2011-2012 Mariposa FFA officer team

The 2011-2012 Mariposa County High School FFA officer team was announced on May 17. More...

Honorary FFA chapter farmers

The Mariposa County High School FFA chapter recognized its honorary chapter farmers for 2011. More...

Most improved ag student

The 2011 most improved ag student, Justin Fiske, is pictured (right) with FFA President Catherine Chase. More...

GOVERNMENT

County supervisors’ districts to get tweak

As required by state law, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors is moving to make the County’s five districts more equal in population.  One proposed change would move Wawona from District 5 to District 1—which includes Yosemite V More...

Sheila E. presents award

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band officially received its Grammy Signature Schools Enterprise Award on June 2. More...

Businesses complain about fire inspection

A number of Mariposa County business owners approached the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to express concern about the current state of fire inspections in Mariposa County. More...

Graduation coverage noted

It has been the past practice of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE to run all student awards and scholarships the week before local graduation ceremonies. This year, that practice changes.  More...

YOSEMITE

Britain’s royal pair may make Ahwahnee getaway

Prince William and Kate Middleton may visit Yosemite National Park in July, according to media reports.  Britain’s Daily Mirror says the newlyweds “asked aides to change the original itinerary so they can visit” The Ahwahnee Ho More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 29: •Vandalism was reported in Mariposa. •Someone was shooting in the Jackass Ridge Road area. •An assault report came in from Barrett Cove Road. •There was an argument over a foreclosure on Mariposa Creek Circle.  More...

County Fire Response Report

MCFD call log consists of 12 stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to county-wide incidents.  Monday, May 30 through Sunday, June 5  EMS: 8  Fire: 5  Public assist: 2  Vehicle accident: 3   More...

From the Archives

10 Years Ago  Nearly two and a half years after Carole and Juli Sund and Silvina Pelosso disappeared from the Cedar Lodge in El Portal, Mariposa County can finally begin its proceedings against Cary Anthony Stayner, as the preliminary hearing fo More...

Letters

Market goes tobacco free

Mariposa Farmers’ Market wants to provide everyone who attends or works at the farmers’ market with a healthy and safe environment. More...

Datebook

Friday, June 10

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 11

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

Sunday, June 12

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Harter Bruch

Harter Bruch, a former Stanislaus County planning director and assistant director of public works, died on Friday, May 27, at a Modesto hospital. He was 82.  More...

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Rose

Jerry Rose, a resident of Mariposa for 30 years, passed away May 30, at the age of 91 in Mariposa.  Jerry was born June 12, 1919 in Prentis, Wisc. to Arthur and Emma Rose. Jerry was in the carpentry business for over 40 years.  More...

Diane M. Sivers

Diane Margaret Sivers, a former resident of Mariposa, died May 29. She was 78.  Ms. Sivers was born July 9, 1932, in Oakland. She was a retired physical education teacher at Chabot College. More...

Sports

SITES HEALTH ISSUES

DeSandres resigns post

After 13 years at the helm of a very successful Grizzly basketball program, head coach Trace DeSandres is stepping down. More...

MGYSL all-stars win tournament

The Mariposa Girls Youth Softball League (MGYSL) age 10 and under all-stars were named champions of the Riverdale Memorial Weekend Softball Tournament.  More...

Softball begins registration

Mariposa County Parks and Recreation Division is now accepting team registratiion for the 2011 adult, co-ed, slow-pitch softball season. More...

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