July 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

HUGE GARDEN FOUND

Officers take out 25,000 pot plants

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, working with Mariposa County Probation officers, CAL FIRE officers and California Department of Justice (DOJ) CAMP units investigated four more illegal marijuana complexes on Friday, July 22 and Monday, Jul More...

Tame the flame

A U.S. Forest Service firefighter sprays the edges of a wildland fire off of Old Oak School Road Monday afternoon. The fire, caused by downed power lines, was reported around 4 p.m. More...

SUBSTANTIAL RAISE GRANTED

School district reclassifies business director to CBO

The Mariposa County Unified School District has been faced with some serious financial issues throughout the spring. More...

Vicious dog lands Mariposa man in jail

A Mariposa man landed himself in jail after his dog attacked and injured another dog in Lushmeadows on July 22. Ryan Miranda, 22, was booked into the Mariposa County Jail on July 25.  More...

Local News

Billowing blaze

Jill Ballinger | The Gazette Smoke billows from a wildland fire on French Camp Road, just outside of Mariposa, Monday afternoon. More...

Cinema shows ‘Trust’

The Sixth Street Cinema will present "Trust" on July 29 and 30, at 7:30 p.m. "Trust" is rated "R" and runs for 104 minutes.  A suburban family is torn apart when 14-yearold Annie (Liana Liberato) meets her first boyfriend online. More...

Odd Fellows fry catfish in La Grange

It's finally summertime and the catfish are jumpin' in La Grange. It's time for the fourth annual Catfish Dinner, Saturday Aug. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Datebook

Friday, July 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, July 30

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

Sunday, July 31

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

McKnights celebrate 50 years

Bob and Yvonne McKnight, 22-year, retired residents of Mariposa, traveled to Saskatchewan, Canada as a celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. More...

Birth Announcement

Shane and Tina Parrish of Novato have announced the birth of their daughter, Mary Josephine Parrish, “Josie.” She was born on March 9, weighing six pounds, one ounce. More...

Vasquez - Garmon

Leticia and Tom Vasquez of Mariposa have announced the engagement of their daughter, Grace Helen Vasquez, to Brian Nicolas Garmon, both of Mariposa. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Article

While it’s hard to resist the delicious aroma of food sizzling on the grill, few people associate the backyard barbecue with gourmet greatness. More...

Inside Education

Thank you

The Mariposa High School Alumni Association sincerely thank the following local businesses and individuals who generously donated raffle prizes to the annual alumni picnic, held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in June:  More...

Project Respect needs two coaches

Project Respect has announced a job opening at both Mariposa Elementary School and Yosemite Valley School.  Mariposa County Project Respect (MCPR) is a community wide effort to end bullying in Mariposa County. More...

Duarte graduates with honors at SSU

Mariposa County High School 2007 graduate Amy Elizabeth Duarte graduated Cum Laude from Sonoma State University on Saturday May 28, receiving her bachelor’s degree in psychology.  More...

Breaking News - 8/3/2011 3:08 PM

Structures razed on Ganns Corral

Aug. 3, 2011, 2:45 P.M. - Around 2 p.m. this afternoon, firefighters responded to a wildland and structure fire in the 4000 block of Ganns Corral Road. The first engines on scene, found one structure, a garage, completely engulfed in flames. More...

Crash injures three

A head-on collison on Monday afternoon injured three people. The accident happened around 4:20 p.m., just west of the Ferguson bypass bridge. More...

Board dismisses public works director

Mariposa County is once again without a public works director. The board of supervisors took action during closed session on Tuesday afternoon to “dismiss” Public Works Director Alan Toschi, effectively immediately.  More...

Man runs from North County traffic stop

What began as a simple vehicle stop in the La Grange area on July 21, ended when the driver bailed out of his vehicle and ran from the scene. What the officer found inside the car could land that driver in big trouble.  More...

Construction affects traffic

The Mariposa County Public Works Department has announced two road closures that will impact local traffic. The temporary lane closures will begin next week and will cause 15 to 20 minutes delays.  More...

Tourism Bureau continues efforts

The Mariposa- Yosemite Tourism Bureau has to compete with some of the largest, most popular and well-funded travel destinations in the world. More...

For the Record

From the Archives

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

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 18: •Roommates were not getting along on Garcia Court. •Someone was trying to fight on Stout Lane. •Possible dynamite blasts were heard on Chicharra Way. •A domestic dispute on Carleton Road ended with an arrest.  More...

County Fire Response Report

MCFD call log consists of twelve stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents. Monday, July 18 through Sunday, July 24 EMS: 17 Fire: 5 Public Assist: 1 Vehicle Accident: 5   More...

Letters

To the Bryant’s

I saw a photo of Rob and Betty Bryant celebrating their 60 years of marriage in January of this year. More...

Not surprised

Residents of Fish Camp are not surprised to see the bankruptcy news on the front page of the GAZETTE concerning the SilverTip Property along the bank of Big Creek. More...

Pax Christi explores issues

Pax Christi Mariposa will be exploring these issues using a module from the Just Faith/Matters Ministries program, founded and directed by Jack Jezreel. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Irma Marie Taylor

Irma Marie Taylor was born June 3, 1917 and died July 16. Irma was born 94 years ago in Colorado, with two aunts and her father in attendance, to Leanna Belle and Dr. Thomas A. More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Healthy Living in the Sierra

Dear Dr. Lisa,  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

GOLD COIN

For storied structure, finish line is in sight

The Gold Coin, at Highway 140 and 5th Street, is the oldest building in town. You can’t tell from outside, but the structure’s core is adobe—as in bricks of mud and straw.  Its first owner was none other than John C. More...

Sports

July Jamboree

On July 18, local tennis enthusiasts participated in the July Jamboree Tennis Tournament. After a drawing, thr group had six mixed doubles teams. More...

Sports physicals set

Summer break is almost over, and it will soon be back to school. Students who plan to take part in school sports programs will need to get a pre-participation physical evaluation. John C. More...

Haztech gets past Rowdys, 15-14

In a scoring marathon, Haztech Systems edged the Hitching Post Rowdys, 15-14, in last week’s Mariposa Adult Softball League action.  More...

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