September 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Majority of students return to MCUSD

When the Mariposa County Unified School District was considering the closure of two elementary schools last spring, many parents said their children would not return to the district. More...

‘Derby’ fans ready their destructive tendancies

A Chrysler Town & Country station wagon was driven by television’s The Brady Bunch in the 1970s.  But the Bradys never drove the car like Jon Bartholomew will this weekend.  On Saturday night, a customized Chrysler will enter the More...

Local News

Canyon inferno

Smoke filled the Merced River Canyon on the evening of Aug. 25, as the Motor Fire raged out of control. Additional photographs of the blaze and related images are on Page A-7. More...

On the trail of a forgotten bear tale

Driving south over the Grapevine, the traveller passes an exit sign that bears the name Lebec.  Unlike other historical characters, no one knows who Lebec was. More...

Motor Fire roars through river canyon

The fire that closed Highway 140 for four days and forced almost 300 El Portal residents to evacuate flared to life a week ago when an overheated motor home ignited near Cedar Lodge. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James Merle Gilbert

James Merle Gilbert, friend, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 at 10:50 p.m. He was 71.  At his side were his wife Darden, sons Jim Gilbert Jr. More...

Dennis Ray Hopkins

Dennis Ray Hopkins, 64, of Mariposa, passed away at home on Aug. 19 from liver failure. He loved music and wrote and played his own songs. More...

Daniel Martinez, Sr.

Dan Martinez was born June 12, 1931 in Santa Margarita, CA. He passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 in Northridge, CA at the age of 80. More...

Inside Education

Christian School opened on Monday

Mariposa Seventh-day Adventist Christian School opened its doors for another school year on Monday. More...

Cavallaro makes SDSU dean’s list

Christina Cavallaro, a 2006 graduate of Mariposa County High School, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester in the college of health and human services at San Diego State Unversity. More...

AAUW birthday cards

Cathey’s Valley Elementary | Contributed AAUW President Sandi Gabe (left) presents Christina Hibert, MCHS registrar, with the birthday cards that are presented to the high school students on tu More...

Gold Bowl turns pink on Monday

During Monday’s horse show events at the Mariposa County Fair, the Gold Bowl will turn a different shade, as the show adopts the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” (TETWP) theme for the day. More...

It’s time for Mariposa County’s biggest party

As Labor Day weekend nears, people all over the nation are planning to get on the road. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Aug. 22: •Trespassing was reported from Dogtown Road in Coulterville. •Two calls were received reporting a very thin horse on Hornitos Road. •Illegal dumping was reported on Hite’s Cove Road. More...

Letters

Auction invitation

Hi. My name is Aanthony Lerma, and this is my third year doing swine. It’s my first year in FFA. I am a freshman at MCHS.  My swine is a Duroc-Yorkshire cross. More...

Getting ready for the auction

My name is Wade Wight, and I am in seventh grade at Mariposa Middle School. I am a member of Triangle 4-H Club. I play basketball and baseball. I also play the drums in my school’s band. More...

Pee Wee’s big adventure

Hello, my name is Heidi Bassett. I am a student at MCHS and an active FFA member. Last year, I was on the BIG (Best Informed Greenhand) team and participated in the creed competition. More...

Datebook

Friday, Sept. 2

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

Saturday, Sept. 3

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

Sunday, Sept. 4

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

Sports

Clearing a path

During last Friday night’s first annual Green and Gold Scrimmage inside Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium, Liam Fieldsted (No. 22) leads the way on a sweep for M.J. Padua (No. More...

Play stopper

Jill Ballinger | The Gazette Mariposa Bears’ junior varsity player Aldren Dutrey (No. 82) foils a Winton Cowboys play during Mariposa Youth Football action last Saturday as Bryce Long (No. More...

Errant aerial

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