June 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Rain, rain go away

Larry Cullens checks the sky at Mariposa County Park. Cullens, 10, is Day Camper of the Week for Mariposa County Parks and Recreation. More...

County considers a TOT increase

In light of Mariposa County’s pending budget shortfall, officials are now seriously considering an increase to the rate of the transient occupany tax (TOT.) The proposal would require a two-thirds majority of the voters.  More...

Hotel Jeffery to reopen doors

“President Theodore Roosevelt slept here.”  That’s what the new owner-operators of Coulterville’s Hotel Jeffery can claim.  The morning was May 15, 1903. More...

Local News

Orchestra celebrates youth

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra (according to Founder/Conductor Les Marsden) will "celebrate the unlimited imagination of our youth" during the MSO's July 2 outdoor "Independence Day Spectacular!" Concert. More...

Yosemite seeks habitat volunteers

Yosemite National Park is seeking volunteers to become a Habitat Protector of Yosemite (HaPY) Volunteer. More...

TRANSPORTATION

Bike, walkways plan approved by County

Mariposa County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan, approved on Tuesday, opens the door to some near-term benefits for residents.  The document also includes plans for linking Yosemite National Park to Merced County via the Merce More...

Commentary

Bring news racks back to post offices

Newspaper racks are gone at two local post offices.  Over the past month, postal officials have ordered the removal of news racks on post office property. More...

Datebook

Friday, July 1

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

Saturday, July 2

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

Sunday, July 3

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  Griefshare - at New Life Christian Fellowship from 9 to 10:15 a.m. For information, call 966-7734.  More...

Milestones

Thank you

The Mariposa Grizzlies Boosters Club wishes to thank all of you who donated time, money and gifts for the 2011 Sober Grad Night Event. More...

Callahan - Ballinger

Rebecca Callahan and Ryan Ballinger were married June 3. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Jeannie Callahan of Atwater. More...

Tomosescu - Davis

James Davis and Cristina Tomosescu were married December 20, 2010, in Houston, Texas. A ceremony and reception were held May 1, in Avila Beach. More...

Entertainment

Lipizzaner Stallions return to Mariposa

The “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions presents their 41st anniversary exhinition of the “Dancing White Stallions.” Over the years, more than 26 million people throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia and Hawaii More...

MSO goes country for holiday

The 2011 Mariposa Symphony Orchestra "Independence Day Spectacular!" concert will offer more than the usual patriotic toe-tappers.  More...

Sorority celebrates men

Men’s Appreciation Day was recently celebrated by the sisters of Xi Phi Upsilon on a June evening at the Butterfly Creek Winery. More...

Inside Education

Soroptimists honor graduates

Mariposa County High School senior Julie Hebern was awarded the Soroptimist International of Mariposa Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. More...

Bookout graduates

Chuck and Natasha Bookout of Mariposa have announced the graduation of their daughter, Tenaya Grace Bookout. More...

MCHS registers its new students

Students new to Mariposa County Unified School District and enrolling at Mariposa County High School will need to pre-register.  After July 18, packages will be available Monday through Thursday, and beginning Aug. More...

FOURTH OF JULY

Community celebrates nation’s independence

The upcoming weekend features two big events that mark the antion’s birthday. More...

COUNTY BUDGET

Supervisors wrangle with wicked shortfall

Mariposa County is facing an “unprecedented” budget crisis for the coming fiscal year, County Administrative Officer Rick Benson told the board of supervisors on Tuesday. More...

MCUSD adopts budget

The Mariposa County Unified School District has officially adopted its budget for the 2011-12 school year. Unfortunately, it could still change depending on the outcome of the state budget process.  More...

GAZETTE observes holiday

The MARIPOSA GAZETTE will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen Tuesday, July 5.  There are no changes in editorial or advertising deadlines because of the closure. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 19: •One person was arrested following a fight on Hospital Road. •Two sheep were impounded on Allred Road. •A tree was on Highway 41. •A girl was screaming on Sixth Street.  More...

County Fire Response Report

MCFD call log consists of twelve stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents.   More...

MCFD honored for blood donation

Darla Silvera of the Central California Blood Bank (left center) presents a trophy to Mariposa County Fire Chief Jim Wilson (right center) to honor the department for its victory in the Battle of the More...

Oakhurst

Civil War event comes to Oakhurst

The special Ladies of Lincoln’s Era exhibit will be at the Wild Wonderful King Vintage Museum through July 17. More...

Letters

Public deserves better

On the afternoon of Sunday, June 19, I took my family for a ride down through the Briceburg Recreation Area. More...

Smith is a hero

We would like to thank Deputy Wes Smith for coming to the aid of my wife's mother and making what could have been a terrible ending much better. While we were gone Muryel fell, injuring herself. More...

How is this journalism?

The GAZETTE appears to have run a press release from Congressman Jeff Denham's office - nearly verbatim? More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Lorna Sims

There will be a celebration of Lorna Sims/ El Portal Reunion on July 23 at noon at McClendon's Beach.  Sims lived in El Portal from 1976 to 1988. She was the wife of Bill Sims, pastor of the El Portal Baptist Church. More...

Memorial

Robert ‘Bobby’ Metzler

For Robert (Bobby) Metzler a memorial will be held on Saturday, July 2, at the El Portal Community Hall at 5 p.m. Bobby died on May 8, leaving his wife Lisa and daughter, Kylee, his dad Bob and brother Bill. More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Campaign brings Tdap awareness

The California Medical Association Foundation has launched a campaign that promotes awareness about California’s new whooping cough vaccine requirement for seventh through 12th graders.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

HFH holds yard sale

Mariposa County’s Habitat for Humanity will be holding a yard sale at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on July 8 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 (8 a.m. More...

Padua competes for national title

Four of the best pastry chefs in the U.S. will gather in Dallas on July 25 for a chance to win $5,000 and the national title of American Culinary Federation (ACF) Pastry Chef of the Year.  More...

Mineral Club stays busy

June has been a busy month for the Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club (MGMC.) At the monthly meeting , members were shown how to build classifiers by Felix Romero.  More...

Sports

HALL OF FAME

Inductees honored at ceremonial dinner

This year’s inductees to the Grizzly Hall of Fame were honored at the annual dinner last Saturday night at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, and the two winners of the $4,000 Grizzly Scholarships, Alina Parga and Kevin Shenk, received their awar More...

Championship teams

Pictured above are the two Mariposa Girls Youth Softball teams that both captured the championship title at the recent tournament in Lemoore. More...

Marlins recognize swimmers

Opening their 21st season, the Mariposa Marlins swim team recognized the effort put forth by all of its swimmers at the Dos Palos Sprint Invitational swim meet that was hosted by the Dos Palos Swim T More...

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